Changes made to federal regulations grant the military sweeping new powers to perform domestic police activities.
As numerous Benghazi-related scandals and even talk of impeachment swirl around the Obama administration with increasing ferocity — fiddling with talking points, deliberate lies, failing to defend U.S. personnel, and more — analysts and lawmakers say the real issues in “Benghazigate” that should have the American people outraged are largely being kept out of the discussion. Questions about U.S. government gun-running to radical Islamists from Libya to Syria, for example, or the wisdom and constitutionality of overthrowing foreign governments, have yet to be seriously addressed by the White House or Congress.
New Video: Shocking testimony from abortion clinic employees who tell of seeing Dr. Douglas Karpen twisting the heads off newborn babies with his bare hands.
Not only are the atrocious conditions and practices of Kermit Gosnell's infamous Philadelphia abortion clinic more common than admitted, but an undue emphasis on his abuses can obscure the reality about the murders that take place every day in "responsible" abortion facilities.
The same IRS office that targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status released pending applications from nine such groups to the liberal news source ProPublica late last year, according to a story on the publication's website.
The Philadelphia doctor whose late-term abortions were carried out in an alleged "house of horrors" was found guilty of three counts of first-degree murder Monday.
Prosecutors in New York say a worldwide organization, including highly skilled cyberthieves and a network of people making fraudulent withdrawals from ATMs, stole $45 million from prepaid debit cards.
An inadvertent leak that the federal government was able to listen to phone calls made by the wife of one of the Boston bombers has exposed the government's enormous, and invasive, ability to collect all such data from every citizen in the country.
A Cleveland woman who has been missing for over 10 years made the most important call of her life on Monday. “Help me. I’m Amanda Berry,” she told a 911 dispatcher. “I’ve been kidnapped and I’ve been missing for 10 years and I’m, I’m here, I’m free now.” Berry’s phone call led police to a home in a densely populated section of Cleveland, where Berry and two other women had been held captive for a decade.
State lawmakers in Florida are under fire from across the political spectrum after approving a controversial $1 million “hotline” and “violence-prevention unit” for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office aimed at encouraging citizens to report neighbors, friends, and family members to authorities. A national outcry ensued after a quote from Sheriff Ric Bradshaw in a news article suggested a resident who “hates the government” and expresses violent sentiments should be reported under the new program.
The scheme, which was approved by Florida lawmakers as part of the state government’s massive new budget, has sparked furious controversy. Critics are demanding that it be vetoed by GOP Gov. Rick Scott.
“The Boston bombing provided the opportunity for the government to turn what should have been a police investigation into a military-style occupation of an American city. This unprecedented move should frighten us as much or more than the attack itself,” warns Ron Paul, the former Congressman from Texas and presidential candidate.