With less than a week left of Obama’s presidency, a coalition of organizations has collected more than a million signatures on a petition urging Obama to issue a full pardon to Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who revealed the size and scope of the surveillance conducted by the NSA and other federal agencies. Snowden fled the country and has lived in exile in Russia since May of 2013. If pardoned, he could return to American soil a hero to many.
President-elect Donald Trump has named former Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) to lead the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). Before retiring from Congress last year, Coats served on the Senate Intelligence Committee. He is also an unapologetic surveillance hawk who wrote an op-ed piece for the Wall Street Journal condemning Ed Snowden and defending the surveillance state.
The Department of Homeland Security has declared the nation’s electoral systems “critical infrastructure,” potentially giving the federal government control over the electoral process.
With his radical background with communist groups and his far-left voting record, California Governor Brown's pick for attorney general, Xavier Becerra, should be a shoo-in.
Under an unconstitutional 1906 law, President Obama has set a new record for federal land and water seizures, claiming acreage equivalent to more than triple the size of Texas.
Massachusetts AG Busy Defending Her Unconstitutional “Enforcement Notice” on “Copycat” Assault WeaponsWritten by Bob Adelmann
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey's imperious overreach in her unilateral expansion of an 18-year-old law to ban anything that looks like an “assault weapon" is being challenged, just as she expected it would.
House member Richard Hudson (R-N.C.) introduced the first bill in the 115th Congress on Wednesday, the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017.”
Why did the Social Security Administration decide to issue these "final" rules within days of the end of the Obama administration, when the NICS background check system has been in place for decades?
In his latest Waste Watch report, Representative Steve Russell highlights $140 billion in “cost overruns, poorly designed programs, and money that was dumped down the drain.”
On Wednesday, the North Carolina legislature rejected a bid to repeal the state’s controversial transgender bathroom law during a one-day special legislative session. The bill failed by a vote of 32-16 after Democrats refused to approve a provision that would ban cities from passing certain pro-LGBT ordinances during what the Republicans called a “cooling off” period.