During a speech she gave at an event organized by the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) declared: "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.” The statement is an unfortunate mistake as the battles at Lexington and Concord where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired were fought in Massachusetts, about 70 miles south of the venue where Bachmann was speaking.
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.