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Liberty NewsWire – November 16, 2011

The Treasury Department said Wednesday that federal debt now tops $15 trillion — a staggering figure that has risen precipitously over the last decade. – The Washington Times Debt Surpasses $15 Trillion – The Washington Times U.S. Sending Marines to Australia – BBC Chief Sponsor of SOPA Wavering? – Wired Big Tax Increase on the […]


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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Jon Leibowitz Hearing, Food Freedom and the First Amendment

  On Tuesday, November 15, the Senate Commerce Committee will hold a full committee hearing on the nomination of Jon Leibowitz  to be Federal Trade Commissioner.  Mr. Leibowitz’s nomination is for reappointment as FTC chairman.   In 2007, Mr. Leibowitz gave a paper entitled "Childhood Obesity and the Obligations of Food Marketers or Whether or Not […]


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Liberty NewsWire – November 15, 2011

“I hear they have the votes, Larry!! Simply amazing,” Kagan said to Tribe in one of the emails. – CNSNews.com Kagan Cheered ObamaCare Passage – CNSNews.com Spending Deal Taking Shape on Hill - Politico Concealed Carry Language Cut from House Bill - The Washington Times House Panel Approves Bill to Block Fannie/Freddie Pay - Reuters GOP Shifting on […]


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This Week on Capitol Hill

This week, the House will be voting on a "clean" Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution.  The "clean" version is a stripped-down BBA that once passed the House in 1995.  Unfortunately, it also has no requirement for a super-majority to raise taxes, making it likely the budget could be balanced-up (by raising taxes) rather than […]


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HHS wants your private medical information

Congressman Huelskamp recently wrote a letter signed by over 50 Republicans to Chairman Rogers and Chairman Rehberg of the the House Appropriations Committee asking that attempts by Health and Human Services (HHS)  to create a national  database of patients' private medical records be defunded. Read Letter Contact Congress at (202) 224-3121 and ask your representative […]


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