After union protests in Nashville, Tennessee disrupted a state Senate committee hearing on Tuesday, state troopers forcibly removed seven union protesters from the legislative office in the Capitol building.

Richard Syron, former chief executive of Freddie Mac, may be facing civil action by the Securities Exchange Commission, as the agency is investigating disclosure practices at both the mortgage finance company and its sister company, Fannie Mae.

Legislators in Arizona are reaching out to other state governments in the region to form partnerships against the federal government and its ever-expanding array of unconstitutional dictates on everything from ObamaCare to environmental matters, media reports explained. The problem with the idea, according to analysts, is that the federal government itself will need to sign off on the deals before they can take effect.

According to a Minnesota judge, freedom of speech does not include encouraging suicide, and therefore cannot be used as a defense by a former nurse who engaged in “lethal advocacy” when he successfully encouraged two people over the Internet to commit suicide.

Trends within politics rarely occur in a vacuum. Instead, they develop within a broader ideological and historical context, which accounts for individual elected officials’ political motivations to this very day. Planned Parenthood, for instance, has always enjoyed the support of a notable component of the Republican Party, especially its moderate or Rockefeller wing, comprised of influential Establishment elitists, internationalists, and environmentalists.