After a flurry of protests brought attention to New Jersey’s draconian restrictions on possession of firearms, retired schoolteacher George Van Gilder will not be facing trial for his possession of an 18th-century flintlock pistol.

The issue of federal government overreach is often talked about in 21st-century America, but some state legislators are actually doing something about it.

President Obama has indicated an interest in using executive action to raise taxes, once again proposing to circumvent Congress to advance his own agenda. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said on Monday that the president was “very interested” in doing so, purportedly to benefit the middle class.

The Treasury Department is raising eyebrows with its refusal to explain $3 billion in ObamacCre payments to health insurers that were not authorized by Congress. The department has denied a request by House Ways and Means Chairman Representative Paul Ryan for an explanation.

After waging more than six months of an undeclared war, with more than 2,000 air strikes against the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, President Obama finally got around to asking Congress for a resolution authorizing the use of military force.

 

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