When most Americans think of surveillance drones, it conjures up an image of a Predator drone in a far-off land unleashing a missile against a terrorist suspect. The last thing they think of is a flying surveillance vehicle over their own city. But an increasing number of federal, state, county and municipal police departments are purchasing drone surveillance vehicles of one sort or another to watch Americans. And a few have even discussed arming the drones.

Mitt Romney told a Cleveland audience that he will not cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in his first year in office — a clear swipe at Ron Paul's budget proposal. 

Florida Tea Party Senator Marco Rubio has defended his immigration bill as one that addresses a humanitarian issue without offering amnesty. 


In April the Senate voted to pump $11 billion into the insolvent Postal Service to keep it afloat for a little while longer.

Eric Holder invoked the George Zimmerman case during a speech before the NAACP’s Detroit chapter on Sunday.

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