Landmark Virginia gun carry deal signed into law

Landmark Virginia gun carry deal signed into law

By Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon Virginia Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed the six bills that make up the gun carry deal he and the state’s Republicans agreed to late last month. The deal represents a landmark for gun rights within in the state. It expands Virginia’s recognition of gun carry permits to […]

Justice Department zeroing in on Clinton in server scandal

Justice Department zeroing in on Clinton in server scandal

From Personal Liberty Digest The Justice Department has secured the cooperation of and granted immunity to the staffer who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Bryan Pagliano, a Clinton staffer who worked on her 2008 campaign and set up the server in her Chappaqua, New York home in 2009, has agreed to cooperate with […]

Virginia lawmakers approve ballot question allowing charter school expansion

Virginia lawmakers approve ballot question allowing charter school expansion

By Brady Nelson / Heartland Institute Eighteen years after Virginia lawmakers passed a law bringing a limited amount of school choice options to the state, lawmakers are putting a question before voters that could revise the state’s constitution and increase the ability of parents to enroll their children in alternatives to traditional government schools. If […]

On Solar City’s problems, Wall Street catching up to Watchdog

On Solar City’s problems, Wall Street catching up to Watchdog

By Eric Boehm / Watcdog.org Solar City, the green energy project championed by tech billionaire Elon Musk, got a dose of bad news from Wall Street last week. The company’s stock is trending downward and took another hit as two major investment banks advised investors to stay away, citing concerns about Solar City’s high levels of […]

IRS hack worse than expected, nearly 1 million identities compromised

IRS hack worse than expected, nearly 1 million identities compromised

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest Officials with the Internal Revenue Service are admitting that a lack of proper cybersecurity has allowed hackers to gather sensitive tax data for more than 700,000 American households. That’s according to information quietly released by the tax collection agency on Friday. A government review of the IRS breach […]

8 of 11 remaining Obamacare co-ops on the brink

8 of 11 remaining Obamacare co-ops on the brink

By Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon An official with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services told lawmakers last week that eight of the 11 remaining Obamacare co-ops have been selected for “corrective action plans” and “enhanced oversight.” Twenty-three co-ops were created under the president’s health care overhaul, and so far more than half […]

Obama halts new coal mining leases on federal land

Obama halts new coal mining leases on federal land

By Bonner R. Cohen / Heartland Institute In a move seen by many critics of President Barack Obama as a continuation of his administration’s “war on coal,” Interior Secretary Sally Jewell ordered a three-year moratorium on new coal leases on federal land. Existing coal leases on public land would not be affected by the rule. […]

University of South Carolina sued over 1st Amendment issue

University of South Carolina sued over 1st Amendment issue

From FIRE The University of South Carolina’s (USC’s) marketing materials claim “No Limits” on the student experience—except, it seems, when it comes to constitutional rights. That’s why student Ross Abbott and the campus chapters of Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and College Libertarians filed a First Amendment lawsuit against USC with the help of the […]

Top intel officials: U.S. faces highest terror threat level since 9/11

Top intel officials: U.S. faces highest terror threat level since 9/11

By Adam Kredo / Washington Free Beacon Top intelligence community officials warned Thursday that the United States faces the highest terrorist threat level since the 9/11 terror attacks, citing a record-breaking increase in the flow of foreign fighters to Syria and Iraq, as well as joint Iranian-North Korean plans to boost “attack capabilities” and other […]

Wisconsin, five other states sue over Obamacare bad bill of goods

Wisconsin, five other states sue over Obamacare bad bill of goods

By M.D. Kittle / Wisconsin Watchdog Wisconsin joined a coalition of six states Wednesday in suing theObama administration over a portion of the expansive Affordable Care Act known as the Health Insurance Providers Fee. The Badger State has been burned for more than $23 million in fee payments after the Obama administration sold the states […]

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