Democrat Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California has stirred up a hornets' nest with her latest proposal to ban so-called “assault weapons” and standard capacity magazines while creating a federal registry of gun owners, complete with pictures and fingerprints. Analysts say supporting the measure would be “political suicide” for Democrats, and some opponents of Sen. Feinstein’s most recent assault on the Second Amendment are even asking the White House to put the far-left lawmaker on trial for treason. More than a few critics also suggested the move against gun rights could start another civil war.
The news on Christmas Eve that a U.S. Army brigade will begin sending small teams into as many as 35 African nations indicates a still-expanding role for an all-volunteer Army that has been stretched nearly to the breaking point in recent years by a nearly nine-year war in Iraq and the ongoing war in Afghanistan now in its 11th year.
Using "extraordinary measures," the Treasury won't hit the debt ceiling for another two months, which will then precipitate another debt ceiling crisis, with the same outcome as before: government spending will increase.
A federal judge has ruled that the state of Oklahoma may cut contracts with Planned Parenthood for a federal nutrition program the abortion giant administered to low-income women and children.
This week, Congress will consider the renewal of the 2008 FISA Amendments. Should they be approved, warrantlesss wiretapping will be legal for another five years.
On December 19, the Nevada chapters of People Against the National Defense Authorization Act (PANDA) announced the introduction of BDR 728, the Nevada Liberty Preservation Act. Sponsored by Nevada State Senator Don Gustavson, the bill will be presented to lawmakers in February, when the state legislature reconvenes.
Despite the now obvious intentions of the Obama administration to attempt to restrict further Americans' right to purchase and own guns, those same citizens are not likely to accept such restrictions readily, as noted by the recent increase in sales of weapons across the country following the Sandy Hook shootings.
The National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre wants Congress to provide funding immediately for placing armed police officers in every school in the country.
Unless Congress acts by the end of the year, dairy prices are likely to double as the 2008 Farm Bill expires, requiring the government to boost milk prices.
Within days of each other two federal appeals courts have issued conflicting decisions in lawsuits against the contraception mandate.
Senator John Kerry's impeccable credentials as a "climate hawk," membership in Yale's secret society Skull and Bones, and a voting record that almost completely ignores the Constitution, qualify him to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.