FBI’s privacy-invading ‘National Security Letters’ gag orders ruled unconstitutional

FBI’s privacy-invading ‘National Security Letters’ gag orders ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge in California Thursday ruled that the FBI usages of secretcy in so-called “National Security Letters” is unconstitutional and violates the First Amendment of the United States. The decision comes as good news to the publisher of Capitol Hill Blue because the agency attempted to use such a letter to obtain records of […]

Bob Ney says Boehner is a drunk; Boehner calls Ney a felon who lies

Bob Ney says Boehner is a drunk; Boehner calls Ney a felon who lies

Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney says Speaker of the House John Boehner is a drunk who cares more about playing golf than doing what’s best for his country. Boehner says Ney is a convicted felon who lies. Who’s right?  Depends on who you believe Ney, who went to jail for crimes committed as part of […]

Ashley Judd’s potential run against McConnell scares the hell out of Republicans

Ashley Judd’s potential run against McConnell scares the hell out of Republicans

Actress and Democratic activist Ashley Judd says she is considering a run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky and that thought alone is sending reactionary Republicans into convulsions. The GOP attack machine is in full gear, denouncing Judd as a flake with outlandish views and doing anything they can to defend McConnell, a […]

The NRA’s new threat: ‘We will fight gun control laws in the courts’

The NRA’s new threat: ‘We will fight gun control laws in the courts’

Wayne LaPierre — the National Rifle Association honcho who doesn’t believe any court in the land should ever have jurisdiction over those who own, carry and use guns — has one use for the legal system:  He intends to use courts to fight any gun control laws that pass Congress. Said LaPierre when Field & […]

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association: ‘Go to hell’

Illinois voters to the National Rifle Association:  ‘Go to hell’

Before the special election primary in late February to select a Democratic candidate to run for the seat  to replace disgraced Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., few political pundits gave Robin Kelly much of a chance. In a crowded field of candidates, Kelly ran against two high-profile candidates with “A” ratings from the gun-touting National Rifle […]

The Disunited States of America: Abandon hope all who enter here

The Disunited States of America: Abandon hope all who enter here

The monumental failures who occupy both the White House and Congress came up with sequestration as a “doomsday” scenario so onerous that it would force both sides to work out necessary budget compromises to avoid financial disaster within the federal government. Unfortunately, that plan depended on both sides realizing that at some point they had […]

National Rifle Association padding membership claims while hiding losses

National Rifle Association padding membership claims while hiding losses

Insiders at the embattled National Rifle Association say the organization is padding its claims of recent increases in membership and say more members are leaving amid criticisms over strident positions taken by controversial leader Wayne LaPierre. “In reality, our membership is probably dropping,” says one embittered NRA staffer, who asked not to be identified.  “It’s […]

Feds want more agressive actions against cybertheft

Feds want more agressive actions against cybertheft

Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets. A report being released Wednesday considers fines and other trade actions against China or any other country guilty of cyber-espionage. Officials familiar […]