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North Dakotans Shouldn't Have To Live In A Surveillance State

North Dakotans Shouldn't Have To Live In A Surveillance State

It got overshadowed a bit by a couple of victories on the pro-life front, but the cause of civil liberties and personal privacy took a big hit yesterday when the state Senate voted down a bill which would have required that law enforcement obtain a warrant before using surveillance drone technology in a criminal investigation.

Senator Rand Paul Gets Perfunctory Letter From Obama Administration: "The Answer To Your Question Is No"

Via Fox News, Attorney General Eric Holder has responded to Senator Rand Paul with a perfunctory letter advising him that the answer to his question about drone strikes on US citizens here in the United states is “no.” I’m sure the spin from the Obama administrations and its apologists will be that Senator Paul was

Democrats Leave Republicans To Stand Up For Civil Liberties Alone

As Senator Rand Paul took a stand on the floor of the Senate, mounting a 12 hour and 54 minute filibuster of President Obama’s CIA nominee while demanding answers to questions about drone assassination, Democrats were for the most part nowhere to be found: WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans took the floor on Wednesday, launching an

With Filibuster Vote Heitkamp Proves To Be A Loyal, Bought-Off Partisan

So much for Heidi Heitkamp’s self-described “independence.” The candidate campaigned on being anything but a loyal liberal partisan, but in her first big test Heitkamp did exactly what Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told her to. The Grand Forks Herald is full of praise for Heitkamp today for not voting to gut the filibuster, and

MSNBC Anchors Wonder: Is It Disrespectful to Call Obama "Obama"

At Hot Air, Allahpundit calls it “manufactured-grievance theater for the progressive faithful.” Indeed. The most nauseating bit of the segment, beyond the entire premise, was the suggestion by Krystal Ball that Obama has somehow been disrespected more than past Presidents. To which I respond with this: Remember all the smarmy, childish nicknames the left had

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