Alabama asks court to back GOP-backed redistricting plan

ShareThis Alabama asks court to back GOP-backed redistricting plan 26 Jul 2012 Alabama’s attorney general filed a lawsuit Thursday asking a federal court to approve a redistricting plan for his Legislature without requiring the plan to go through the U.S. Justice Department for approval to make sure it doesn’t discriminate against minority voters. The lawsuit […]

Judge Throws Out Wiretapping Lawsuits

Judge Throws Out Wiretapping Lawsuits (via redOrbit) More than three dozen lawsuits filed against some telecommunications companies were tossed out of court on Wednesday when a federal judge found the companies were allegedly taking part in the government’s e-mail and telephone eavesdropping program without court approval, The Associated Press reported…           […]

Congressman Introduces Resolution Reaffirming Use of Military Without Congressional Approval is an Impeachable Offense

The Intel Hub | North Carolina Representative Walter Jones has introduced a resolution into the House of Representatives that reaffirms the fact that the use of the military without Congressional approval is an impeachable offense.              

NSC wants rules on research that could lead to biological weapons

The National Security Council is moving to exert greater federal control over scientific studies of highly lethal diseases and toxins in the face of mounting fears that the research could be used by terrorists and rogue states [aka the US], according to people with knowledge of the process. 18 Feb 2012 Under the NSC’s guidance, […]

Regulatory Approval Is Expected for New Nuclear Reactors in Georgia

ShareThis Regulatory Approval Is Expected for New Nuclear Reactors in Georgia 09 Feb 2012 For the first time in over three decades, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is expected to decide to [insanely] grant a license to build a reactor. The vote, set for Thursday, is on two new nuclear reactors at the Southern Company’s Alvin […]

File-sharing group says Sweden has recognized it as a religious community

According to documents provided by spiritual leader Isak Gerson, 20, his Church of Kopimism received that approval in late December. The public authority responsible for such decisions was closed for the day and couldn’t be reached to confirm the approval, which comes amid a global crackdown on file-sharing websites often used to illegally download movies, […]

Obama to ask for debt limit hike

The approval is expected to go through without a challenge, given that Congress is in recess until later in January and the request is in line with an agreement to keep the U.S. government funded into 2013. The debt is projected to fall within $100 billion of the current cap by December 30, when the […]

The Family That Sells Gold to the Government

By Kathleen Miller, Bloomberg Businessweek In 1973, Louis Oliari opened Coins ’N Things, a small storefront between a Dairy Queen and a hair salon in Brockton, Mass. His teenage son Mark had become obsessed with coin trading, and Louis, an engineer and a coin enthusiast himself, figured if he indulged the kid he’d eventually outgrow […]