New Obama policy essentially eliminates border laws, says immigration official

New Obama policy essentially eliminates border laws, says immigration official

From Personal Liberty Digest The number of apprehensions of illegal immigrants along the nation’s southern border is declining. But according to congressional testimony from the president of the union representing Border Patrol agents, it’s not because illegals have stopped flowing into the country. On Thursday, National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd told lawmakers the […]

Textbook vendor: Common Core standards ‘all about the money’

Textbook vendor: Common Core standards ‘all about the money’

By Andrea Dillon / Heartland Institute An undercover journalist for a nonprofit organization captured candid video of a national textbook company’s sales executive making inflammatory remarks about federal Common Core standards and textbook companies’ support of them. Project Veritas, a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to “investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and […]

Obama family recent vacations cost taxpayers more than $5 million

Obama family recent vacations cost taxpayers more than $5 million

From Judicial Watch Judicial Watch said yesterday that on January 15, 2016, it obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) revealing that the August 2014 Martha’s Vineyard and Christmas 2014 Honolulu vacations for President Barack Obama and his family cost taxpayers $1,243,057.80 for Secret Service accommodations alone. According to the newly obtained […]

Air Traffic Control system reform introduced in House

Air Traffic Control system reform introduced in House

By Ali Meyer / Washington Free Beacon The chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced legislation Wednesday that would reform air traffic control by establishing an independent, non-profit corporation to modernize and provide the service outside of the federal government. “The bill lets the [Federal Aviation Administration] do what it does best—focus on the safety […]

Dangerous incompetence: Homeland Security lost hundreds of guns and badges

Dangerous incompetence: Homeland Security lost hundreds of guns and badges

By Sam Rolley / Personal Liberty Digest A newly released investigative report reveals that Department of Homeland Security officials managed to lose track of at least 165 guns and more than 1,300 government agent badges and credentials in just over two years. Todd Shepherd, investigative reporter for the libertarian think tank the Independence Institute and […]

Texans blast Obama administration on refugees, minor migrants

Texans blast Obama administration on refugees, minor migrants

By Kenric Ward / Watchdog Texas The Obama administration’s handling of Syrian refugees and unaccompanied minors from Central America is reckless, abusive and possibly illegal, according to three top Texas officials. “The administration continues settling Syrian refugees in our neighborhoods and communities under a cloak of secrecy,” charged Attorney General Ken Paxton. “Last weekend the federal government […]

Virginia gun carry deal more expansive than first reported

Virginia gun carry deal more expansive than first reported

By Stephen Gutowski / Washington Free Beacon New details revealed on Friday show the gun carry deal between Virginia Republicans and Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.) is more expansive than first reported. The Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL), one of the state’s leading gun rights groups, said in an email to its members that the deal […]

“B” word hits Chicago: Illinois governor proposes bankruptcy for Chicago Public School system

“B” word hits Chicago: Illinois governor proposes bankruptcy for Chicago Public School system

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock “B” Word Hits Chicago At long last, Illinois has a sensible proposal to help Chicago schools: Bankruptcy. The cause of Chicago’s problem is untenable pension promises, ridiculous union contracts, and bloated administration payrolls. As a direct result of those problems, the Chicago Board of Education, the nation’s third-largest district, is under […]

If you’re going to vote for Trump, make sure you know what you’re getting

If you’re going to vote for Trump, make sure you know what you’re getting

By Bob Livingston / Personal Liberty Digest It’s looking more and more likely that Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. Barring a “black swan” event or a torpedo in the form of a deep, dark skeleton from Trump’s closet unveiled at the last minute, Trump may just lap the field. Polls have him […]

Bloomberg contemplates running for president as Independent; Longest of longshots

Bloomberg contemplates running for president as Independent; Longest of longshots

By Mike “Mish” Shedlock Former New York Mayor, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is fed up with Donald Trump, the republicans in general, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton’s shift to the left to fight Sanders. As a direct result of being fed up with everyone but himself, Michael Bloomberg Mulling Run for President as Independent. Mr. Bloomberg, 73 […]

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