A popular myth in the national gun debate is that Republicans are rabid Second Amendment supporters, while gun grabbers are strictly confined to the Democrat Party. The unpleasant reality is that members of the Grand Old Party and even conservative “gun rights” organizations have supported unconstitutional federal legislation infringing on our right to keep and…

LANSING, Mich. (June 17, 2018) – A new law banning “material support or resources” for warrantless federal surveillance programs went into effect in Michigan. This is an essential step every state needs to take at a time when the federal government seems unlikely to ever end unconstitutional spying on its own. Rep. Martin Howrylak (R-Troy) introduced…

RICHMOND, Va. (June 6, 2018) – After refusing to do so for years, Republicans in Virginia helped Democrats expand Medicaid, and by extension Obamacare. The Republican-controlled Senate passed a budget bill including Medicaid expansion last week after four GOP senators joined ranks with the Democrats. Nineteen Republicans also voted in favor of the bill in…

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 6, 2018) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill making changes to the state’s laws on drone surveillance. The new law tightens up some aspects of the current law, but relaxes provisions relating to data retention. Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Brentwood) sponsored Senate Bill 1993 (SB1993). The legislation revises the Freedom from…

In this episode, I explain just one way the central bank has wrecked the economy as revealed by a couple of recent news items. It will help you understand why we really do need to end the Fed!

President Trump wants China to stop stealing technology and cheating on trade.
Trump Trade War
So he lowers the boom on allies with a 25% tariff on steel and aluminum?

But the only thing booming so far is the U.S. economy.

The post Trump Trade …

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (June 1, 2018) –  Yesterday, the California Senate passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national surveillance state. Sen.…

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 30, 2018) –  Last Friday, a final California Senate committee passed a bill that would increase oversight and transparency of law enforcement surveillance technology. Passage of the bill would take the first step toward limiting the unchecked use of surveillance technologies that violate basic privacy rights and feed into a broader national…

OAKLAND, Calif. (May 21, 2018) – Last Tuesday, the Oakland City Council gave final approval to a local ordinance that sets the stage to limit the acquisition and use of spy gear by law enforcement and other city agencies. The new ordinance ensures there will be public notice and debate before the city acquires or uses…

In a baby step back toward protecting reserved State Powers, the Supreme Court on Monday overturned a twenty-five year old federal law called The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA).  The Act was originally signed into law in 1992 to target organized markets for sports gambling.  This federal law was not a flat ban…

Adelson’s perspectives on U.S. foreign policy, particularly towards Iran, are alarming, given that his influence on U.S. politics is set to grow in the wake of his latest mega-donation to the Republican party.

by Whitney Webb

WASHINGTON – With the 2018 Congressional midterm elections approaching, Republicans – eager to keep their control of both houses of Congress – have been seeking lucrative donations that would give Republican candidates an advantage in the lead-up to November.

read more at https://www.mintpressnews.com/sheldon-adelson-gop-hostility-toward-iran/241917/

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