Liberty NewsWire: December 19, 2011

CBS News correspondent Celia Hatton reports news of Kim's death was met with a flood of televised emotion in North Korea, as state TV showed orderly columns of state officials weeping dramatically, and ordinary North Koreans beside themselves [...]

NDAA Passes Senate, Heads to White House

The NDAA Conference Report passed the Senate by a vote of 86-13 this evening, with detainee provisions intact.It should be noted here that 6 additional senators voted NO than when S. 1867 was previously voted on and passed 93-7 on December 1.This [...]

Liberty NewsWire - December 14, 2011

"The protester" has been named Time's Person of the Year. - The Huffington PostTime Names "The Protester" as Person of the Year - The Huffington PostNTSB Wants All States to Ban Cell Phone Use While Driving - USA TodayU.S. [...]

NDAA Update

The Conference Committee dropped their report on the National Defense Authorization Act late last night.  In case you didn't already see this coming, the detainee provisions are still intact from the Senate version, though the infringing [...]

Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee Call for BBA

Yesterday, Senators Rand Paul and Mike Lee conversed on the Senate floor about the urgent need for sending a rock solid Balanced Budget Amendment to the Consitution to the states for ratification in order to restrain out-of-control spending in [...]

Vladimir Putin and the Phenomenon of the Broken Clock

It is said that even a broken clock is right twice a day, and so it is with Russia's Vladimir Putin.  He's no squishy believer in individual liberty, but he has accurately assessed American foreign policy.  Reported [...]

Penalizing American Torturers

Washington long has placed sanctions on other governments and officials of other governments.  Now Russia is striking back.  Reports the Moscow Times:An unpleasant surprise might await the next White House or Pentagon official [...]

UPDATED: Senators Paul & Lee Support a Strong BBA

On Wednesday, the Senate will vote on two balanced budget amendment's to the Constitution.  One, is S.J.Res. 10, a solid BBA that all 47 Republicans are supporting, and S.J.Res. 24, a compromise proposal which never actually requires a [...]

Liberty NewsWire - December 12, 2011

San Franciscans passed a proposition in 2003 that requires the city to increase the minimum wage each year, using a formula tied to inflation and the cost of living. - Fox NewsSan Francisco Tops $10 Minimum Wage - Fox NewsBank Run Hits Latvia - [...]

UPDATED: House Vote on REINS Act

This afternoon, the House of Representatives will vote on H.R. 10, the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act, the House companion to Senator Paul's S. 299.The REINS Act is a much-needed piece of legislation that would [...]