The American people, according to a January 11 Reuters poll, strongly oppose raising the debt ceiling of the federal government. The poll shows that 71 percent of respondents are against raising the limit on federal borrowing authority, while only 18 percent support such a move.

pistolDespite — or perhaps because of — politicians’ and pundits’ handwringing about the dangers of guns in the hands of ordinary citizens in the wake of the January 8 shootings in Tucson, Arizona, Americans seem far from fearful about the prospect of owning firearms. In fact, they are positively giddy about buying their own guns. Bloomberg News reports that, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation data, handgun sales across the country on January 10 were up 5 percent year-over-year, with Arizona experiencing a 60 percent increase. In addition, sales rose 65 percent in Ohio, 38 percent in Illinois, 33 percent in New York, and 16 percent in California.

An FBI agent reportedly issued a death threat against a U.S. citizen traveling abroad, according to the January 13 New York Times. The American, 19-year-old Gulet Mohamed, also alleges beatings and sleep deprivation in his interrogations since his arrest by Kuwaiti authorities in late December. 

Liberty News Network national correspondent Andy Ramirez tackles sexual predators at the Department of Homeland Security in the new video report found below. Ramirez confirms many of the suspicions raised by the use of naked-body scanners and enhanced pat-down procedures while he exposes what he dubs “DHS’ dirty little secret.” 

President Barack Obama went to Tucson on January 12th to take part in the memorial service held at the University of Arizona at Tucson to express the nation’s solidarity with the citizens of Tucson and Arizona in paying tribute to the dead and wounded of Saturday’s massacre.