New penalties for pot farms on federal land

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (L.A. TIMES) WASHINGTON — Scientists have likened the illegal marijuana-growing operations in remote areas of the West to leaking chemical-weapons stockpiles, with the heavy use of fertilizers and more…

IRS targeting small businesses

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) Small business owners across the country are receiving letters from the IRS questioning if they are reporting all of their cash income, in a new push more…

State 'nanny' plan described as 'sinister'

by Bob Unruh -- A bill in Scotland that would assign every minor a government "nanny" with the legal authority to ensure they are raised in a government-approved manner has faced headwinds more…

Reid admits Obamacare step toward single-payer

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LASVEGASSUN) — In just about seven weeks, people will be able to start buying Obamacare-approved insurance plans through the new health care exchanges. But already, Senate Majority Leader more…

NSA spy scandal sparks hacker rebellion

by Drew Zahn -- Many of the computer hackers the federal government has relied upon for national cyber-security are now turning away, irate over revelations the National Security Agency has been actively more…

Issa ignoring real Benghazi scandal?

by Aaron Klein -- [ooyala code="owa290ZDqKRc0dz1_z0-0WNLsqmjSSx5"] JERUSALEM – Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee, claimed in a radio interview this week that any involvement by the attacked U.S. facility in more…

Store owner pulls gun on thieves, may lose lease

by Chelsea Schilling -- [ooyala code="RsOHJ0ZDoRISprz_UXKUiflPQLQkObM2"] A Memphis, Tenn., business owner is under fire and may lose his lease after he chased three robbers from his store with a 9 mm handgun – more…

NSA scandal not so 'phony' anymore

by Garth Kant -- WASHINGTON — President Obama claims he is "comfortable" that the nation's surveillance program is not being abused, but he's not saying why, if that is true, he is also more…

Democrat manual: How to lie about gun control

by Drew Zahn -- Democratic strategists have drafted a how-to manual on manipulating the public's emotions toward gun control in the aftermath of a major shooting. "A high-profile gun-violence incident temporarily draws more…