The controversy over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) intensifies as further proposed revisions to the bill raise concerns regarding federal overreach. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (left) of Texas has proposed adding an amendment that would allow Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to “intercept” a major portion of the Web and email communications, and “deploy countermeasures” against Internet-based adversaries.
Perhaps prodded by Virginia’s success in passing a law preventing the federal government from apprehending and indefinitely detaining citizens of that state, the state legislature of Arizona on Tuesday passed its own anti-NDAA bill.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments April 25 in the Arizona immigration case that pits the right of that state to protect its borders against efforts by the federal government to claim exclusive authority over immigration policy.
S.1813, also known as the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21), has been approved by the U.S. Senate and is now enroute to the House for a vote. The 1,676-page measure has been considered controversial for a variety of its provisions, including some that impact Second Amendment rights.
Think ObamaCare, with its thousands of pages of rules and regulations governing every aspect of American life, is revolutionary? Think again, says the Los Angeles Times. When it comes to healthcare, writes Noam N. Levey, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney “has embraced a strategy that in crucial ways is more revolutionary — and potentially more disruptive — than the law Obama signed two years ago.”
Candidate for Senate Dan Liljenquist (left) pledged to The New American that should he be elected to the U.S. Senate he will offer legislation explicitly repealing the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney swept presidential primaries in five northeastern states April 24, widening his delegate lead on rivals Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Romney won GOP primary contests in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Delaware.
When Florida’s popular Tea Party Senator Marco Rubio announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney in March, it seemed all too clear that he was vying for a potential vice presidency. As the nation inches its way closer to the general election and reports indicate that Rubio may in fact be hand-picked by the Bilderberg group as Mitt Romney’s running mate, the possibility of a Romney/Rubio ticket increases dramatically, and raises once again the issue of how influential the Bilderberg group is in the presidential and political process.
Simpson voted for the original Patriot Act and its continued extension last year, despite the fact that it allows warrantless searches in flagrant violation of the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. On foreign policy, Simpson's voting record demonstrates a belief that the President can ignore Congress and the U.S. Constitution and take the nation to war without the explicit consent of Congress. Simpson voted against the Kucinich amendment last year to require a vote of Congress before American servicemen's lives were put at risk in Libya. Simpson backed all major Republican-supported entitlement spending during his congressional tenure: 2001's No Child Left Behind Law, the 2003 Medicare prescription drug law, and the TARP bailout in 2008.
In a first-ever investigation of its type, the United Nations dispatched a professor to the United States on an official visit to research and report on the living conditions of America’s indigenous population. Professor James Anaya, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, arrived in the United States on Monday and will carry out his visit through May 4, traveling to Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, South Dakota, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C.
Over the weekend, President Barack Obama signed an executive order granting himself power to impose sanctions against companies that are suspected of assisting the Syrian and Iranian regimes of employing information technology to carry out human rights abuses.