Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair has announced that U.S. spy activities cost taxpayers $75 billion a year. It was an unprecedented move, as U.S. officials have always taken great pains to keep military-intelligence spending secret.
ACORN, the beleaguered leftist group battered by a series of videos that depict wrongdoing among its employees, is now on the ropes in terms of federal funding. The latest blow to the leftist organization is yet another video, this one filmed at its office in San Bernardino, Calif., depicting an ACORN employee yet again advising two clients about starting a prostitution business. In this one, the employee "confesses" to killing her husband.
The mainstream media were predicting that a few thousand people would attend the 9/12 tea party in Washington, D.C., protesting runaway government spending, deficits, and taxation. Organizers would have been extremely pleased with 30,000. How many showed up? According to the London Daily Mail, a million people attended the tea-party rally. But other media sources such as the Associated Press put the number at tens of thousands.