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Federal Officials Warn "Mutant" COVID Strain Spreading In US As Cases Decline: Live Updates

Summary: University of California system to return to in-person classes in the fall Federal officials warn that US COVID deaths top 400K Cases decline across US; NY releases latest data US nears 400K COVID-linked deaths Global cases: 95.7MM UK vaccinates 6% of population Brazil approves US, Chinese vaccines Israel opens vaccinations to people in their…

Illinois Expunges Over Half a Million Past Marijuana Convictions Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey Illinois expunged over 500,000 past marijuana convictions in 2020 despite federal prohibition. Illinois legalized marijuana by a legislative act in 2019 and the law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. The law also created a process for expunging low-level marijuana convictions. Under the law, nearly 800,000 people with criminal records for…

2nd Amendment Under Attack: An Overview of Federal Gun Control on the Books

January 8, 2021 By Michael Boldin While partisans warn us about the upcoming danger to the Second Amendment, they ignore an important fact: The Second Amendment is not just “in danger.” It has already been gravely wounded and violated repeatedly by unconstitutional federal gun control “laws” dating back decades. SHOW LINKS:   Podcast: Play in…

Seven Arrested After Philadelphia Federal Buildings Defaced With Antifa-Related Graffiti

Seven people were arrested after a group of “about 50 people, all dressed in black” defaced and vandalized several Federal buildings in Center City Philadelphia on New Year’s Eve. The large group was spotted by officers at the Robert Nix Federal building on the 900 block of Market Street, about 5 blocks away from the Liberty Bell…

New Jersey Bill Would Allow Utility Customers to Opt Out from Smart Meters, Undermine Federal Program

By Michael Maharrey A bill filed in the New Jersey Assembly would allow customers to opt out of installing “smart meter” technology on their homes and businesses. Passage of this bill would enable residents in these states to protect their own privacy, and it would take a step toward blocking a federal program in effect….

Victory! Federal Appeals Court Confirms FOIA Requests Requiring a Database Query are Allowed Under the Law

By Aaron Mackey At a time when the federal government is collecting and creating massive amounts of digital data that can implicate people’s privacy and free speech rights, it is crucial that the public know what the government is doing with that information. A ruling from a federal appellate court earlier this month ensures that…

New York Must Raise Taxes Regardless Of Whether It Receives Federal Relief, Gov. Cuomo Says

In what should come as a shock to precisely no one, New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo (famous for pissing away hundreds of millions of dollars in Tesla’s Buffalo boondoggle), thinks he’s such a great allocator of capital that his state needs to raise taxes. The Democrat playbook is becoming a bit predictable, isn’t it? This, of…

ACLU Sues to Find Out How and Why Federal Agencies Are Accessing Americans’ Cell Phone Location Data

By Jessica Corbett After a series of news reports that have alarmed civil liberties advocates and progressive lawmakers, the ACLU sued on Wednesday to find out how and why federal agencies are buying access to bulk databases of Americans’ cell phone location information and effectively bypassing the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement. “We’re suing to bring…

Signed as Law: Virginia Limits Federal Militarization of Police

By Michael Maharrey RICHMOND, Va. (Dec. 1, 2020) – Last month, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill into law that will put limits on state and local law enforcement agencies’ ability to acquire certain military equipment from federal programs. Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station) introduced House Bill 5049 (HB5049) on Aug. 17. The new…

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell Admits The Truth: “We’re Not Going Back To The Same Economy”

By Michael Snyder Even Jerome Powell is admitting that the boom years are over.  For months, I have been trying to explain to my readers that the debt-fueled “prosperity” that we were enjoying prior to the COVID pandemic won’t be coming back, and initially I received quite a bit of criticism for saying that.  But…

Federal Judge Denies Emergency Injunction Against Punch Google Lawsuit To Restore Free Speech

By Maryam Henein On November 4th, Judge Beth Labson Freeman denied the emergency injunction recently filed against Google, and that the plaintiffs are considering all of their legal options. “I am inclined to deny this temporary restraining order,” Judge Freeman hinted on November 2nd, following the Zoom hearing. The ruling was decided the day following…

Ron Paul: The Federal Reserve is Getting Desperate

In a sign that the Federal Reserve is growing increasingly desperate to jump-start the economy, the Fed’s Secondary Market Credit Facility has begun purchasing individual corporate bonds. The Secondary Market Credit Facility was created by Congress as part of a coronavirus stimulus bill to purchase as much as 750 billion dollars of corporate credit. Until…