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Prior to leaving on Congress’s five week August recess, Republican Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY) introduced legislation in the Senate designed to bring control over the budget and deficit fiasco within two years. The bill, entitled the “One Percent Spending Reduction Act of 2013” (S.1436), is a derivation of what is called the “Penny Plan”.
Thanks to Protestors, It's a Mess Inside the Wisconsin Capitol
Ohio’s Statehouse press corps, technically known as the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association (OLCA), receives privileges denied to the citizens forced to foot the bill. The State charges OLCA no rent for the press room at the Ohio Statehouse, and OLCA decides who can access the House and Senate floors.As OLCA explains on its website, the quasi-governmental body “functions independently to ensure only legitimate reporters are granted floor privileges in the House of Representatives and Senate.”
It's Good to Be King: The Obamas Take Another Lavish Vacation
Illinois, Illinois, Illinois. What has happened to you? How could the land of Lincoln stray so far from the principles of freedom? Every time we look, the state government is up to something shady. While the graft usually takes place in Chicago, today’s example comes from Bellevue, just outside of St. Louis.
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Personal Freedom and Prosperity 102: Acquiring and Possessing PropertyThat all Men are born equally free and independent, and have certain inherent natural Right…; among which are the Enjoyment of Life and Liberty, with the Means of acquiring and possessing Property, and pursuing and obtaining Happiness and Safety. —Virginia Declaration of Rights (1776)
Top Ten Reasons to Eliminate Renewable Fuel Standards
There are few retail experiences worse than buying a car. Before setting foot in a dealership, I spend weeks researching makes and models, printing out price sheets and psyching myself up like I’m headed into an MMA bout.“What if he tries to sell me the extended warranty? I’ll say no! Rustproof undercoating? No way! That lease looks like a pretty good opti… NO!”Despite constant promises of zero haggling and low-pressure sales, I always leave a dealership with a pronounced limp and wondering where my watch went.
According to the New York Times, the National Security Agency is pilfering through emails sent to recipients abroad or received from foreign senders. Evidently their searching en masse for mentions of foreigners under surveilence. But big deal, right? It's what intelligence agencies do... collect intelligence. The NYT reports: