GOP Splits In Two Over Civil Liberties And Drones

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 6:03 am

Only a few months after being defeated in the Presidential Election the Republican Party is having an identity crisis. The party has split in two over the issue of civil liberties and presidential power. The split came to a head when Senator Rand Paul filibustered CIA Director John Brennan’s nomination for 13 hours. In response [...]

Mica Begs Passengers Not to Opt Out of Porno Scanners

By: Sunday November 21, 2010 4:13 pm

John Mica (R-FL), the incoming chair of the House Transportation Committee, has reduced himself to begging the public against Opt-Out Day. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) urged airline passengers Sunday to not purposefully slow down airport security lines by refusing to go through body scanners. Likely the next House Transportation Committee chairman, Mica said he could [...]

Libertarian Party Denies Murkowski Potential Ballot Line

By: Monday August 30, 2010 10:20 am

Over 25,000 ballots remain uncounted in the Alaska Republican primary for US Senate, where Tea Party candidate Joe Miller leads Sen. Lisa Murkowski by about 1,688 votes. That makes it at least possible for Murkowski to overtake Miller. Conflicting reports show that those uncounted ballots would either hurt or help Murkowski’s bid, depending on who [...]

Fed Audit Is Actually Just An Audit

By: Friday May 7, 2010 10:48 am

I am inclined to 100% agree with Dean Baker’s assessment of the audit the Fed compromise hammered out yesterday. To cope with the economic crisis, the Fed created 13 different special lending facilities. At their peak last year, these facilities had lent out more than $2 trillion. The Fed has only disclosed aggregate data about [...]

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