Obama is angry about opposition to his anti-privacy crusade. Last week, he even slammed Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) by name, calling on the liberty-minded lawmaker to drop his “quirky” opposition to the administration's controversial new “tax treaties” — agreements with foreign governments to further shred the Fourth Amendment-protected privacy rights of the American people. However, Paul hit back hard, telling Obama, publicly, that Americans' unalienable privacy rights are not “quirky.” Privacy proponents celebrated Paul's “courageous” stand.

A new study released on May 11 by the Pew Research Center indicates that middle-class Americans are losing ground as a share of the population, especially in metropolitan areas.

Last week, Delaware passed legislation to rescind all its existing applications for an Article V constitutional convention (Con-Con), thereby reducing the total number of states on board for a Balanced Budget Amendment Con-Con to 28. Proponents of a BBA Con-Con are now one state further away from reaching their goal of the 34 states required to force Congress to call such a convention.

Regardless of what Speaker Paul Ryan's motivation is, he has raised a very important issue — the growth of presidential power.

An attorney was arrested for "obstruction" when she remained silent during a traffic stop. She was later released and is suing the officer, the police department, and the State of New Jersey.

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