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IRS scrutiny went beyond Tea Party, targeting of conservative groups

An IRS campaign to apply additional scrutiny to conservative groups went beyond targeting “Tea Party” and “patriot” groups to include those focused on government spending, the Constitution and several other broad areas. The additional guidelines created by the agency were part of a timeline, obtained by Fox News, from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, which is looking into… Read more →

Home-made bombmaking: New US teen craze?

Photo: Reuters Two 18-year-olds in different part of the United States have been arrested for constructing home-made explosive devices. It comes as many question national security effectiveness following the Boston Marathon bombing. Joshua Prater, a student at Marcos de Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona was arrested on Tuesday after a cleaning lady found what later turned out to be… Read more →

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Photo: Breitbart Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a resolution Monday that calls upon the Senate to review public policies that led to the alleged illegal practices of abortionist Kermit Gosnell and others like him. The resolution has 10 original cosponsors and resolves: Congress and States should gather information about and correct abusive, unsanitary, and illegal abortion practices and the interstate referral of women and… Read more →

Senate passes internet sales tax bill amid opposition from conservatives

Photo: Scott Sady /AP The US Senate on Monday passed a bill aimed at ending tax-free shopping on the internet but the move looks set to face fierce opposition before it becomes law. The Marketplace Fairness Act, which has cross-party supporter and the backing of powerful retailers, would give states the power to require retailers with sales over $1m to collect state and local… Read more →

Bullet blitz: Demand from public, government leaves ammo shelves empty

(AP Photo/Christian Escobar Mora) Demand for guns and ammunition has cleaned out stores nationwide, leading to waiting lists and early morning lines outside of gun and sporting good stores for ammunition shipments. Common calibers routinely sell out within minutes of appearing on store shelves and prices have soared as much as 70 percent. After the Newtown elementary school massacre, gun… Read more →

“We want people to call us if the guy down the street says he hates the government…”

Picture: Wikipedia. Florida House and Senate budget leaders have awarded Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw $1 million for a new violence prevention unit aimed at preventing tragedies like those in Newtown, Conn., and Aurora, Colo., from occurring on his turf. Bradshaw plans to use the extra $1 million to launch “prevention intervention” units featuring specially trained deputies, mental health… Read more →

Gov. Brown OKs funds to confiscate guns from criminals, mentally ill

Photo:  (Renee. C. Byer / Associated Press) SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at taking handguns and assault rifles away from 20,000 Californians who acquired them legally but have since been disqualified from ownership because of a criminal conviction or serious mental illness. The measure, the first of several gun-related bills to reach the governor,  allocates $24 million in… Read more →

Dianne Feinstein’s Husband Bags High-Speed Rail Construction Contract

Photo: Breitbart Sen. Diane Feinstein’s husband Richard Blum won a construction contract for California’s high-speed rail project, reports the California Political Review. Author Laer Pearce says Perini-Zachary-Parsons, a construction group partially owned by Blum’s investment firm, Blum Capital, and their investors, bagged the nearly billion dollar contract: The Perini-Zachary-Parsons bid was the lowest received from the five consortia participating in the bidding process,… Read more →

Bolivian President Evo Morales expels USAID

Bolivian President Evo Morales has said he will expel the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr Morales accused the agency of seeking to undermine his government. USAID had been working in Bolivia for almost five decades, with the biggest part of its funding going to its counter-narcotics and military section. In 2008, Mr Morales expelled the US ambassador and… Read more →