According to the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction, U.S. aid to Afghanistan is being wasted on projects the Afghan government cannot sustain, and much of it may be ending up in the hands of the enemy.
On April 11, over 60 years after perishing in a North Korean prisoner of war camp, U.S. Army Chaplain Father Emil J. Kapaun was awarded the Medal of Honor.
Idaho Governor Butch Otter has signed into law an act limiting the use of drones in surveillance and evidence gathering.
On April 11, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter signed into law the “Preserving Freedom From Unwanted Surveillance Act,” an act reinforcing the Fourth Amendment’s guarantee of “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”
Ron Paul announces the foundation of an institute dedicated to working toward economic prosperity and peace in U.S. foreign policy.
Alliance Defending Freedom has updated its report on Planned Parenthood, alleging that the abortion giant is continuing with its multi-million-dollar tax-funded abuse, waste, and potential fraud.
Senators with A ratings from the National Rifle Association often use them as cover as they vote against the Second Amendment. The vote to stop Senator Rand Paul's planned filibuster against the anti-gun S. 649 is a classic example.
President Obama decided this week that the Muslim Brotherhood-linked regime ruling parts of Somalia out of the capital city Mogadishu is eligible to receive U.S. military aid and weapons, sending a memo to Secretary of State John Kerry announcing the new finding and laying the ground work for even more foreign entanglements in Africa. While the decision does not mean American taxpayers will begin sending arms immediately, Obama claimed his administration could legitimately provide military assistance to United Nations-backed Somali authorities under existing U.S. export and foreign aid statutes.
In a handbook obtained by the ACLU, the IRS claims that its agents do not need a search warrant before snooping through taxpayers' e-mail.
President Obama's recently released fiscal 2014 budget proposal would continue near-record level deficits despite tax hikes, largely because it would increase spending by more than 20 percent over the next five years.
According to classified documents obtained by McClatchy newspapers, the United States is knowingly killing more than just al-Qaeda leadership in the drone war.
Thousands of supporters of immigration reform gathered in Washington, D.C., on April 10, with the main event of the day being the Citizenship for 11 Million rally held on the West Lawn of the Capitol. The Washington Post reported that the rally was co-sponsored by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and CASA of Maryland, identified as an “immigrant advocacy group.”