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IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups Reportedly Started In The 2010 Election Cycle

IRS Targeting Of Tea Party Groups Reportedly Started In The 2010 Election Cycle

This is a significant development in that it shows, to an even greater degree, that the motivation for the IRS targeting conservative or “tea party” groups was political. Because the tea party movement started in 2009, and 2010 was the first election cycle in which the movement had an impact: But questions continued to swirl

With Approved Increases, Tuition At North Dakota's Largest Universities Up 115% Since 2002

Earlier this week the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education went along with a plan for tuition increases promoted by the university presidents and opposed by Chancellor Hamid Shirvani. These are just approved maximums, which technically means that the actual tuition increases might be lower, given the university presidents argued for these maximums on

North Dakota Senate: Yes To Guns In Church, No To Guns In Schools

It was a mixed bag for proponents of gun rights in the North Dakota Senate today. Six bills dealing with gun issues were considered by the Senators today, with three passing and three failing. You can watch the floor debate for all these bills here. Here’s what passed: HB1260 – Introduced by Rep. Karen Karls,

Shocker: New Town Shooter Picked School Because It Was A Vulnerable Gun Free Zone

After all the gnashing of teeth about America’s “gun culture” in the aftermath of the New Town shooting, it turns out that what made the school a target for shooter Adam Lanza was anti-gun policy. According to evidence collected by law enforcement, Lanza was methodical in how he picked his target and settled on the

The Sequester Cuts Are Anything But "Deep"

There’s a lot of media alarmism going on over automatic sequester cuts, a bi-partisan idea put forward by President Obama and embraced by Republicans, set to take place in April unless Congress intervenes. The New York Times describes them as “deep automatic spending cuts that will strike hard.” Locally, too, there is no shortage of

ND House Defeats Bill Requiring Drug Testing For Welfare Recipients

Rep. Dennis Johnson’s bill, HB1385, originally would have required drug testing for all recipients of public assistance. As I wrote yesterday, the bill got watered down over concerns about the legality of applying this to the SNAP (food stamps) program and privacy considerations in general. Today even that watered down version of the bill failed

Newtown Shooter Saw Gun Free Zone As The Easiest Target

Keep in mind, every single mass shooting in America, with the exception of the Tucson shooting of former Congresswoman Gabbie Giffords, has taken place in a “gun free zone.” Now, according to law enforcement sources, it seems Newtown shooter Adam Lanza picked his target to maximize his body count. And what better target than a

Obama's Cognitive Dissonance On Gun Control

During a “fireside hangout” facilitated by social media, President Obama was asked why his gun control proposals target so-called “assault weapons” but not handguns which are involved in far more crimes and violence? The Presidents response was illuminating, but not in a direct way: During a Google Plus “Fireside Hangout,” Obama was asked why he

Man Who Attacked Conservative Group Identified Target On Left-Wing "Hate Map"

The Southern Poverty Law Center maintains on their website a database of people and organizations who they feel are dangerous bigots and racists. This “hate map,” though, often includes groups and organizations whose politics the SPLC simply disagrees with. Case in point, the Family Research Council, which is on the “hate map” because they oppose

Obama Administration: Drone Strikes On US Citizens Are "Legal, Ethical And Wise"

A leaked Department of Justice “white paper” makes the case for the legal killing of US citizens abroad who the government defines as imminent threats to national security, and it states that actual evidence or intelligence showing that the target is actually involved in a plot or a plan to attack the US isn’t necessary.

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