U.S. House passes concealed carry reciprocity bill

U.S. House passes concealed carry reciprocity bill

By SoAzNewsX The U.S. House today passed a bill that would allow holders of state-issued concealed carry weapons permits that would require all states to recognize the permits without getting the permit holder in trouble. The House bill would also strengthen the federal background check system. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, backed by Republicans, was […]

Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

Ventura County wildfire destroys more homes, reaches Pacific Ocean

VENTURA, Calif. — The fire that has ravaged Ventura County continued to burn out of control Wednesday, reaching the Pacific Ocean unchecked as officials warned many more homes have been lost. The fast-moving, wind-driven wildfire continued to rage through the city of Ventura on Tuesday evening, jumping Highway 33 and burning through oil fields before […]

Anthony Kennedy likely to swing case of same-sex wedding cake

Anthony Kennedy likely to swing case of same-sex wedding cake

Perennial swing voter Justice Anthony M. Kennedy was once again the center of attention as a closely divided Supreme Court tackled the case of a Christian baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, a case highlighting the clash between First Amendment freedoms and respect for gay rights. With the court’s […]

Philadelphia sugar-sweetened tax sours business leaders

Philadelphia sugar-sweetened tax sours business leaders

By Michael Carroll / Heartland Institute As the first anniversary of Philadelphia’s excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages draws near, business leaders are criticizing the surcharge. In January 2017, the city of Philadelphia began charging a tax of 1.5 cents per ounce of soda and other sweetened beverages purchased at restaurants or grocery stores in the […]

Wisconsin Legislature approves Amendment Convention resolution

Wisconsin Legislature approves Amendment Convention resolution

By Hayley Sledge / Heartland Institute The Wisconsin State Legislature approved a joint resolution calling on Congress to convene a convention drafting new constitutional limits on the federal government The Wisconsin State Senate approved Assembly Joint Resolution 21, sponsored by state Sen. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), on November 7. Article V of the U.S. Constitution establishes the […]

Major libertarian groups are backing cake baker’s First Amendment rights

Major libertarian groups are backing cake baker’s First Amendment rights

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 5, in what will be one of the most closely watched cases of the term. This is the case of Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado, who declined to design a custom cake for a […]

Judicial Watch suit: Office of Director of National Intelligence failed to produce legally mandated, unclassified report on Russia’s meddling in foreign elections

Judicial Watch suit: Office of Director of National Intelligence failed to produce legally mandated, unclassified report on Russia’s meddling in foreign elections

From Judicial Watch Judicial Watch said it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit last month against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to obtain a legally mandated, unclassified report on Russia’s meddling in foreign elections (Judicial Watch v. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (No. 17-cv-02073)). The suit was filed […]

Congress poised to jam through reauthorization of mass surveillance

Congress poised to jam through reauthorization of mass surveillance

From Technocracy News As the ‘science of social engineering’, Technocracy draws its life-force from data collected on all parts of society, where the word ‘enough’ is never heard. This mass vacuuming of data needs to be summarily stopped. ⁃ TN Editor Congress doesn’t have much time left on the legislative calendar for the year, but […]

Ashford University veteran-students caught in bureaucracy battle

Ashford University veteran-students caught in bureaucracy battle

Veterans enrolled in an online university are caught in an escalating dispute involving the school, the Department of Veterans Affairs and state regulators in what school officials say is a campaign by Obama administration holdovers in Washington and their liberal allies to undermine for-profit universities. Ashford University announced this month that it was temporarily suspending […]

States spurning Election Commission show irregularities in voter registration

States spurning Election Commission show irregularities in voter registration

By Fred Lucas / The Daily Signal Many of the states refusing to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s election commission aren’t in compliance with federal law on maintaining voter registration lists, according to government watchdog groups. So far, 18 states and the District of Columbia have declined or are still considering whether to provide election data to […]