Following a report of potential fraud of Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) wrote a trenchant and discerning letter to Inspector General Patrick O'Carroll, regarding concerns about administrative abuse in the disability benefits program. The Senators suspect that the SSDI program may be wielding disability benefits as an extension of unemployment benefits, rather than providing financial assistance only to individuals who are legitimately disabled.
Two U.S. Border Patrol agents in southern Arizona were killed in the line of duty after a freight train struck the SUV they were traveling in, reported national correspondent Andy Ramirez of the Liberty News Network. (Watch video below.)
The Republican House and Democratic Senate leadership are backing a deal to extend three of the most controversial provisions of the Patriot Act, and the Senate voted 74-8 for cloture (to limit debate before passage) on the bill May 23. The vote was not a surprise to political observers, who expect a closer vote in the House of Representatives.
Here�s one for late-night jokester Jay Leno�s weekly �Headlines� segment featuring Stupid Criminals � his favorite target. Although, he might want to consider a sister segment to his repertoire: Clueless Victims.