Last week a Republican Senator filibustered on civil liberties in wartime -- and, get this, he was in favor of them! This remarkable event drew such attention that the filibusterer, Rand Paul, ended the week talking about running for President.
How did our friends the rightbloggers -- who generally ... More >>
At a Sunday evening press conference, Mayor Bloomberg announced that a would-be terrorist bomber was thwarted from a plot to detonate devices in New York City. Jose Pimentel allegedly bought bomb-making materials at Home Depot and had begun building the explosives with the intention of targeting gov ... More >>
The Community Living Assistance Services and Supports Act, or CLASS, has been cut from the health care bill signed by Obama in 2010. The program relied on monthly premiums and would offer protection to those who signed up. CNN reports that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ... More >>
Protesters in D.C. tried to enter the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum yesterday, resulting in the pepper spraying of at least one demonstrator and the closing of the museum. The Washington Post reports about 200 people tried to enter the building to protest "against the U.S. military's use of drone ... More >>
via Washington PostJustice Department officials have released a statement establishing the legality of the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki. Al-Awlaki, an al Qaeda leader who was born in New Mexico, was killed in Yemen yesterday in an authorized drone strike. Some questioned the legal ... More >>
Grandmothers should be sacred. And yet, here we are, with Sarah Obama, President Barack Obama's step-grandmother living in Kenya, being threatened explicitly by Al Shabaab, the Somalian chapter of Al Qaeda. Obama's granny has been given extra security, which she says she doesn't mind. "My lif ... More >>
The 2011 Conservative Political Action Cnference (CPAC), held last week, was in some respects like the previous year's: For example, everyone loved that the place was full of young people, until the kids gave libertarian Ron Paul their straw poll vote.
There were some changes, though. Perhaps hopi ... More >>