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  • Will Chicago’s Latest Gun Ban Being Thrown out Finally Teach the City a Lesson?

    The decision on Monday by federal judge Edmond Chang in Illinois Association of Firearms Retailers v. Chicago to throw out Chicago’s ban on gun sales comes as no surprise, but it illustrates the continuing efforts of the city’s political leadership, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel, to deny the Second Amendment rights of its … More

    When a Voter ID Is Worth a Thousand Words

    It is an old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words, and that is certainly true with a photo of Nelson Mandela turned up by the Daily Caller. After a “progressive advocacy group” called One Wisconsin Now issued a statement calling on Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his … More

    How 40 Congressmen Are Challenging Obamacare

    The Supreme Court may have ruled once on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, but the debate about the law’s constitutionality is far from settled. Forty members of the House of Representatives, led by Trent Franks (R–AZ), have filed an amicus brief in the latest … More

    The Questions the New DHS Nominee Should Answer

    The nomination of Jeh Johnson to be the new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will give Senators the opportunity to ask key questions about the Administration’s enforcement (or lack thereof) of federal immigration laws. Johnson served as the general counsel for the Department of Defense from 2009 … More

    Storming the Barricades in Washington

    Americans are justifiably angry over the political game being played by the Obama administration to barricade the World War II Memorial in Washington. And they should be. Under federal law, there is no justifiable reason for closing the memorial. On Tuesday, the National Park Service put up barricades around the … More

    Court Rejects Obama Administration's Argument in Fast and Furious Lawsuit

    A federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., has rejected the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) request to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the House of Representatives against Attorney General Eric Holder to enforce its subpoena for documents related to the its investigation into Operation Fast and Furious. Holder was held … More

    Q&A: What Happens During a Government Shutdown?

    Some of the claims being made about what happens to the federal government when there is a funding lapse are almost hysterical – Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) even claimed that a shutdown would be “as dangerous as the break-up of the Union before the Civil War.” Here are answers to … More

    IRS’s Lois Lerner Finally Loses Her Taxpayer-Funded Paycheck

    The IRS has announced the retirement of Lois Lerner, one of the key officials at the center of the scandal over the agency’s targeting of Tea Party and other conservative groups that had applied for tax-exempt status. Lerner, the former head of the IRS’s tax-exempt organizations office, had been on … More

    Illinois Supreme Court Catches Up on the Second Amendment

    The Illinois Supreme Court has finally joined the rest of the nation and the U.S. Supreme Court in recognizing the right of Illinois residents to exercise their Second Amendment rights. On September 12 in Illinois v. Aguilar, the Illinois court voided a state statute that made the “aggravated unlawful use … More

    An Election Integrity Victory in Mississippi

    There was a historic victory for election integrity on Wednesday: A federal court approved a consent decree in a lawsuit filed in Mississippi by the American Civil Rights Union (ACRU) that requires a local county to finally clean up its voter registration list. As The Foundry previously reported, the ACRU … More