A new state law is making it a felony to assault a city sanitation worker.Sponsors of the bill say the city's garbage haulers face potential harassment for simply doing their jobs and some have been assaulted.The law provides sanitation workers with the same protection as police officers and firefighters and includes stiffer penalties for those who attack the workers.Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill Friday, and it will take effect 30 days from then.Read more »
As a Ron Paul supporter I've been in a strange emotional place for several weeks now. I've finally determined that it probably is a case of "denial" fighting with cold, hard reality. Robert Anderson managed to into words what I and probably most other Ron Paul supporters have been feeling, but have been unable to articulate....Read more »
CNN is reporting that presidential challenger Ron Paul has not been asked to speak at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. Instead, the Romney team has invited Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Arizona Senator John McCain and Florida Governor Rick Scott will also have prime time speaking roles.Read more »
I enjoy a good game of "Cops and Speeders" as much as the next scofflaw. It makes driving much more interesting, and I believe actually safer due to enhanced situational awareness. But these cops don't play the game correctly. The object of the game (by "my rules" anyway) is to beat "The Man". Lacking that ticket / beat-down risk factor, apparently these cops just up the speed.Read more »
Randi Shannon (R) drops her state senate run and declares herself to be a US senator because the US government is run by an illegitimate corporation.Read more »
Earlier this year, Mitt Romney nearly landed in a politically perilous controversy when the Huffington Post reported that in 1999 the GOP presidential candidate had been part of an investment group that invested $75 million in Stericycle, a medical-waste disposal firm that has been attacked by anti-abortion groups for disposing aborted fetuses collected from family planning clinics.Read more »
A secondhand dealer shall not enter into any cash transactions in payment for the purchase of junk or used or secondhand property. Payment shall be made in the form of check, electronic transfers, or money order issued to the seller of the junk or used or secondhand property and made payable to the name and address of the seller. All payments made by check, electronic transfers, or money order shall be reported separately in the daily reports required by R.S. 37:1866.Read more »
From his first months in office, President Obama secretly ordered increasingly sophisticated attacks on the computer systems that run Iran’s main nuclear enrichment facilities, significantly expanding America’s first sustained use of cyberweapons, according to participants in the program.Read more »
On Fast and Furious, Obama invokes 'executive privilege.' What's that?
Facing a contempt vote, Attorney General Eric Holder urged Obama to invoke 'executive privilege' to avoid turning over documents to Congress. To be valid, the claim must bear on a core power of the presidency.Read more »
House panel backs contempt for Holder, Issa says floor vote can still be avoided
A House panel voted Wednesday in favor of holding Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, a move that inflamed partisan rancor on Capitol Hill and sets up the possibility of legal action against the attorney general himself.
Holder has not yet been formally held in contempt of Congress. The full House would still need to approve the resolution in order for that to happen -- Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., afterward told Fox News that such a floor vote can still be avoided.Read more »
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