California Senator Dianne Feinstein's bill, "The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013," is a planned overreaction to the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and has little chance of passing into law.
After Democrats in New York rammed a sweeping assault on the right to keep and bear arms through the legislature that failed to exempt police officers from the draconian restrictions, gun owners and even some lawmakers are planning what has been dubbed potentially the largest act of civil disobedience in state history. According to news reports, gun rights activists are urging everyone to defy far-left Governor Andrew Cuomo’s new registration mandate, instead urging authorities to “come and take it.”
In an article in the Kansas City Star, several law professors claim that the federal government is superior to state governments and that nullification — the right of states to refuse to enforce unconstitutional federal acts — is unconstitutional.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton came under fire during and after her congressional testimony on the scandal that has become known as Benghazigate, with Republican lawmakers asking some tough questions but getting little in the way of answers. Indeed, the most serious concerns about the deadly attack on U.S. personnel in Libya remain as unaddressed today as they were before Clinton’s testimony.
Faced with severe healthcare changes brought on by ObamaCare, one Pennsylvania hospital will be closing its obstetrics program by the end of March, forcing prospective mothers to look elsewhere to deliver their babies.
Utah State Representative Brian Greene has introduced the State Supremacy Firearms Act, a bill that would protect the right of Utahans to keep and bear arms.
The political organization that helped secure President Obama’s reelection is being turned into a nonprofit group funded by corporate money that will help advocate the president’s second term agenda. This unprecedented move has some critics concerned at the possibility for cronyism and collusion.
Despite tough talk from self-proclaimed fiscal conservatives in the United States House of Representatives on out-of-control government spending, House Republicans passed a bill that permits the president a three-month hike in the $16.4 trillion debt ceiling. The vote on measure passed 285 to 144, with more Democrats voting against it than Republicans. The agreement has provoked anger from conservatives who believe the GOP has failed to maintain fiscal conservatism by caving on the debt ceiling, however temporary, without securing any budget cuts.
Disregarding the overwhelming counsel of combat veterans, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is set to lift the ban on women in combat.