The Census Bureau kicks off its $300 million campaign Monday to prod, coax and cajole the nation’s more than 300 million residents to fill out their once-a-decade census forms. The bureau will mail out the 10-question forms to about 120 million ho
It was also a year of Change, especially in Washington, where the tired old hacks of yesteryear finally yielded the reins of power to a group of fresh, young, idealistic, new-idea outsiders such as Nancy Pelosi.
From Downsizer Dispatch The Enumerated Powers Act (EPA) requires that every bill must specify its source of Constitutional authority. This would prove very embarrassing to Congress, because there is no Constitutional authority for most of what the
A programmer who claims he produced software that detected hidden terrorist messages in Al Jazeera broadcasts was apparently responsible for a false alert in 2003 that grounded international flights. The 2003 incident raised the government’s security
This is too difficult to ignore, it appears that the leading Senator in the fight for ObamaCare Mr. Max Baucus got bamboozled into sipping on some spiked eggnog. While he spends 5 minutes explaining to the American public how he fought for comprehen
How to make a dying economy even worse - siphon $3.7M away from private daycare workers into the union that they didn't know existed, provides no benefits, and has no corporate entity to fight.
"I'm from the Government and I'm here to help--as soon as you fill out these forms in triplicate proving you don't need help."
Several federal agencies share responsibility for the inadvertent publishing by a government office of sensitive U.S. nuclear power information on the Web last May, Congressional investigators said on Wednesday.
The two chief executives of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could get paid as much as $6 million for 2009, despite the companies' dismal performances this year which cost taxpayers more than $100 billion. Fannie's CEO, Michael Williams, and Freddie CEO
A rogue Philadelphia narcotics unit headed up by Officer Cujdik was shaking down immigrant bodegas across the city. Cujdik's thugs would come into stores armed with search warrants for selling otherwise innocuous items like small plastic bags
The governor of Mississippi simultaneously ignored increasing evidence there may be a high number of innocent people in prison in MS and handed out pardons to the convicted murderers who happen to do work on his house.
The Obama administration refused Friday to follow a federal judge's order to provide insurance benefits to the wife of a lesbian court employee in San Francisco and said its hands were tied by a discriminatory law.
Progressives are hailing Al Franken’s “shutting down” Joe Lieberman on the floor of the Senate as a “glorious moment” after Franken wouldn’t allow Leiberman an extra “minute” to finish his remarks. We’ve found what we believe the real reason why Fran
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Wednesday approved drastic service cuts as part of its new budget that must close a nearly $400 million deficit.
The federal government quietly agreed to forgo billions of dollars in potential tax payments from Citigroup as part of the deal announced to wean the company from the massive taxpayer bailout that helped it survive the financial crisis.
The White House and two nonprofit groups announced a settlement Monday in a long-running lawsuit over more than 22 million e-mails that were missing during the Bush administration because of poor labeling and other technical problems.
And the PA taxpayers are none too happy about it either--judging from the readers' comments from a Philly paper the article appeared in.
Two years ago, the Supreme Court handed the EPA theoretically unlimited power by ruling that it can govern anything that produces harmless CO2 — i.e., all human and even animal activity. With one hand, the EPA has been closing its fist around the pow
Since declaring my candidacy to represent NM's 3rd Congressional district, I have learned a lot about partisan politics. When people ask me, "What party are you?" I immediately answer Republican, but many times, I get dirty looks. I often follow up w
Forget too big to fail. In the eyes of federal regulators, many Wall Street firms are too big to punish. During the past three years, some of the nation's largest financial firms have been accused by the government of cheating or misleading client
The US government [taxpayers] will pay $1.4 billion to settle a long-running lawsuit against the Interior Dept. for [stealing] the revenue in Native American trust funds. The government will establish a $2 billion [trust?!!!!] fund to buy land from N
A Republican senator who sponsored a law meant to help people with open-records requests says a government workshop on openness shouldn't have been closed to the public. [and the punishment is?]
Last week 8 states "choked" the compliance game of chicken, some issuing letters defying Real ID regulations going into 2010. That is exactly what was done by States to address the last DHS deadline, March 31st, 2008. Based on previous results, DHS i
Bob Podolsky is interviewed on Free Talk Live. Bob Talks about what is a cartel and what the government is: a huge power brokerage cartel. Or in other words a shared monopoly. How and why did governments develop? Why do we tolerate government? F
The daughter of Chester Smalkowski wanted to play basketball for the Hardesty Public Schools. She was forced from the team when she, an Atheist, refused to recite the Lord’s Prayer after a game as was required by the school.
California regulators went where no regulators have gone before — approving a utility contract for the nation’s first space-based solar power plant. The 200-megawatt orbiting solar farm would convert solar energy in space into radio waves, which woul
After a relaxing Thanksgiving break, I anticipated to return to work in a lighter frame of mind. However, the following item from FOX News crushed that hope right away...
Babies born from 2019 onwards will have their genetic code routinely mapped at birth, Jay Flatley, one of the world's leading genome sequencing experts has predicted. Dr Flatley, the chief executive of Illumina, the world's leading genome sequencing
If you don’t back a copyright treaty being negotiated in secret, you must want to destroy Hollywood, its blockbuster movies and all the jobs they create. At least that’s the message from the Motion Picture Association of America.
Three Virginia yoga instructors say the state's plans to regulate and license would-be yoga instructors is an unlawful infringement of free speech. The three instructors are filing a federal lawsuit in Alexandria against state regulators on Tuesda