The Senate Intelligence Committee’s Thursday confirmation hearing of John Brennan, President Obama's nominee for head of the Central Intelligence Agency, was more gracious than grueling.
President Obama's appointment of Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) members and pro-abortion advocates to his new Global Development Council leaves little doubt that it will push population control and redistribution.
The ex-Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officer accused of hunting down and murdering his former colleagues over alleged corruption, 33-year-old Christopher Jordan Dorner, released a “manifesto” online praising President Obama and the U.S. government while demanding more gun control. He also applauded a range of politicians including Hillary Clinton, Vice President Joe Biden, some “moderate” Republicans, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as well as media figures like CNN’s Anderson Cooper and extreme anti-Second Amendment zealot Piers Morgan.
On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2013, also known as "Audit the Fed.” The bill would eliminate restrictions on Government Accountability Office (GAO) audits of the Federal Reserve. Additionally, the measure would give Congress oversight of the Fed's credit facilities, securities purchases, and quantitative easing activities.
While many constitutionalists and Republicans took heart at the courage of various Republican state governors in refusing to implement ObamaCare in their states, a few of those same state executives are now embracing the government-run medical care plan and abandoning their former firm resolve to stand up for the rights of their citizens and the sovereignty of their states.
As if Obama’s politicized Justice Department was not embroiled in enough scandals — Fast and Furious gun-trafficking to Mexican drug cartels, the subsequent coverup and lies, disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder held in criminal contempt of Congress, lawless “legal memos” purporting to justify assassinating U.S. citizens without charge or trial, training police to believe Americans may be terrorists for political activism, and more — there is now yet another travesty to add to the growing list. Documents released recently exposed the department working intimately with one of the most controversial extremist groups in America.
E-mails released last Tuesday by the non-partisan Judicial Watch group showed that Obama’s increasingly out-of-control Department of Justice was collaborating closely with the ultra-leftist Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).
As state lawmakers all across America craft nullification legislation to defy unconstitutional federal gun-control schemes and sheriffs openly vow to protect the Second Amendment regardless of what Obama or Congress say, municipal and county governments are getting involved in the action, too. In fact, in recent weeks, several local governments have unanimously approved ordinances and resolutions nullifying any and all lawless restrictions on gun rights.
Tyrone Freeman, appointed head of a California chapter of the Service Employees International Union by SEIU's national president Andrew Stern, will go to prison for a very long time for his embezzlement of union funds. His boss, on the other hand, is part of Obama's inner circle and will escape punishment of any kind.
As ObamaCare continues to be implemented, a number of new and surprising cost increases are being revealed in areas where consumers least expect it. According to Fox News, a provision in the healthcare law requires supermarket owners to add special labels to food, a requirement that would “overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners.”
As the Obama administration and Congress continue to rack up trillions of dollars in debt while the Federal Reserve conjures ever-greater sums of fiat currency into existence out of thin air, lawmakers in Texas have officially become the latest policymakers to openly explore the potential consequences. Legislation filed recently in the Lone Star State would, among other points, require a study on the effects of having to become partially or completely independent of the federal government in case Washington is unable to function due to financial chaos.
Known as the "Texas Self-Sufficiency Act," House Bill 568 does not call for secession from the United States — a proposal that has been gaining increasing popularity among some segments of the Texan population fed up with an out-of-control central government.