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Senators adopt legislative strategy with 2016 in mind

"Vote for me because I introduced a bunch of bills that didn't pass" is a tough pitch to sell on the presidential campaign trail.

Losing bid endears populist mayor to corporate elite

He may have lost the bid, but he gained a few friends. Very rich friends. The silver lining of Mayor Bill de Blasio's failed attempt to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention was a closer... To view the full story, click the title link.

Artist Reveals Lewinsky Reference Hidden in Bill Clinton Portrait

This has been a trying time for everyone who uses the internet, but on Sunday painter Nelson Shanks reminded us that our nation has faced blue dress-related trauma once before. In an interview with the Philadelphia Daily News, the 77-year-old artist revealed that he incorporated a Lewinsky scandal reference into... More »

Wickr: The Covert App Used By Politicians For Secret Discussions

Fancy yourself as a secret agent or need to discuss sensitive topics without any evidence? Reportedly used by our very own communications minister Malcolm Turnbull, Wickr is billed as a kind of grown up version of SnapChat –- letting you send and receive information with no permanent record. More »      

Consider the Substance

(March 1, 2015 11:58 PM, by David Henderson) In Econlog's sister blog, Online Library of Law & Liberty, Lauren Weiner makes an important distinction. Left wing pundit David Corn has accused Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly of exaggerating in telling about his experience in Argentina during and after... (0 COMMENTS)

West Virginia Constitutional Carry The WV Senate on Feb. 27 passed a bill that would allow for anyone over the age of 18 to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia without a permit. Sen. Mike Romano, D-Harrison, offered three amendments before the bill passed the Senate with only two votes against it. Sen. Ron Miller, D-Greenbrier, and […]

Fox News Admits O’Reilly Lied About Encounter with Irish Terrorists

Did Bill O’Reilly personally witness “Irish terrorists kill and maim their fellow citizens in Belfast with bombs”? The answer, as you may have guessed, is definitely not. But in this particular case, his long-time employer Fox News is openly admitting to their top anchor’s fabrication. Read more...

Rod St. Aubyn: Political Games And The Legislature

I had a recent conversation with a lobbyist from another state expressing wonderment about ND’s legislative processes. He was shocked that separate bills are not introduced in each house by separate House and Senate members. That way if one bill is defeated in one house, it can still be introduced in another chamber with hopes...

American Sniper: Vets Call Bill To Give Chris Kyle The Medal Of Honor A ‘Political Stunt’

Chris Kyle, the inspiration behind the novel and blockbuster film American Sniper, has been hailed as one of the bravest military heroes of all time. So, when Texas congressman Rep. Roger Williams introduced a bill to award the Medal...Show More Summary

Michigan May Allow Anyone to Refuse Service to Gays

Over the weekend, Republicans in the Michigan Statehouse passed a "license to discriminate" bill that would give just about anyone the right to refuse service to LGBT people if it conflicted with their religious beliefs. The broadlyShow More Summary

Trey Gowdy Bill Would Dismantle Obama’s Amnesty, Speed Up Deportation

The wussification of Washington DC is not complete… there are still some stragglers who show they’ve got some balls on the Hill. Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy introduced an immigration bill

Herbert & McNally on Just Cause and Social Networking

Bill Herbert (Hunter College) and Alicia McNally (New York State PERB) have just posted on SSRN their article, Just Cause Discipline for Social Networking in the New Gilded Age: Will the Law Look the Other Way?. The abstract: We liv...

NTTA Acknowledges Undelivered ZipCash Billing Notices

This is the text of a media release from the North Texas Tollway Authority.

NSW Labor’s electricity bill: an extra charge to keep unions sweet

Henry Ergas on how NSW Labor wants the poor to pay more for electricity - just to look after Labor’s union mates: …

Josh McCown signing with Browns puts Bills in tough QB spot

Who would've thought Josh McCown would play the role of QB domino? The new Browns quarterback going to Cleveland puts the Bills in a tough spot.

ACLU Calls On Congress To Pass Voting Rights Act Of 2015 To Honor Selma Marchers

Congress recently passed a bill officially honoring the 1965 marchers in Selma, Alabama, but the ACLU, while appreciative of this gesture, says a more important honor would be to pass the Voting Rights Act of 2015. The legislation would...Show More Summary

Phone recordings reveal Bill O'Reilly may have lied about witnessing a suicide linked to JFK's assassination

CNN has acquired phone recordings that raise questions about Bill O'Reilly's presence at the suicide of a figure involved in the investigation of JFK's assassination. Then a reporter at WFAA, a televisions news station in Dallas, O'Reilly...Show More Summary

CNN's Reliable Sources Airs New Audio Disproving O'Reilly's JFK Story

CNN's Reliable Sources aired a new, clearer version of audio that further disproves Bill O'Reilly's claim that he personally "heard" the shotgun blast that killed a figure in the investigation into President John F. Kennedy's assassination. O'Reilly...Show More Summary

Sandisk's new 200GB microSD card brings massive storage in a tiny size

SanDisk bills their latest microSD card has having the world's highest capacity, and at 200GB we have little trouble believing them. The just-revealed 200GB SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I "Premium Edition" is indeed the most capacious card we've seen, topping the 128GB we've previously seen from several manufacturers, including SanDisk.

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