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    Conflict Seen in IRS Targeting Probe, Heritage Scholar Testifies

    The Justice Department’s choice of one of President Obama’s campaign donors to investigate improper targeting of conservative groups by the Internal Revenue Service throws the fairness and independence of that probe into question, a Heritage Foundation legal analyst testified today before a House subcommittee. That designated investigator, Barbara Kay Bosserman … More

    First Big Gulp, Now Bottomless Bloody Marys: New York Bans Boozy Brunches

    For many, bottomless drinks are the cornerstone of any delicious (if not nutritious) urban brunch.  But the New York State Liquor Authority is determined to kill boozy brunchers’ buzz. Yes, the state of the soda ban is cracking down on more than calorie consumption. The NYC Hospitality Alliance sent out … More

    On Religious Liberty, Arizona Gets it Right and NY Times Gets it Wrong Again

    The headline reads “A License to Discriminate.” And the New York Times editorial board goes on to claim that Arizona has just passed “noxious measures to give businesses and individuals the broad right to deny services to same-sex couples in the name of protecting religious liberty.” The Times got it … More

    Holder Is Wrong. State Attorneys General Should Defend Current Marriage Laws.

    In an interview published in the New York Times yesterday, Attorney General Eric Holder argued, according to the Times, that “state attorneys general are not obligated to defend laws that they believe are discriminatory” and “said that officials who have carefully studied bans on gay marriage could refuse to defend … More

    Tax Dodge: Panel Urges Public to Thwart IRS Effort to Torpedo Conservative Groups

    The Internal Revenue Service has overstepped its legal boundaries and expertise to assault the free speech rights of nonprofit advocacy groups, but the public can put the IRS in its place by commenting in the next few days, campaign finance experts and journalists assembled at The Heritage Foundation said. The … More

    10 in Union ‘Goon Squads’ Indicted for Violence, Arson in Philadelphia

    Ten members of a Philadelphia ironworkers union are charged with conspiring to commit extortion, arson, destruction of property, and assault to force construction contractors to hire union workers, according to the FBI. The FBI this week said the members of Ironworkers Local 401  collaborated with allies who sought out construction … More

    'I Know My Rights': Woman Jailed After Filming Traffic Stop

    Brandy Berning spent the night behind bars. And it’s all because she knew her rights, and insisted that they be respected. Her “crime”?  Using a cell phone to film a traffic stop. According to the Florida Sun-Sentinel, Lieutenant William O’Brien, a deputy with the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, pulled Brandy … More

    Inside the IRS Corruption Scandal

    Sure, a high-level IRS official left after the scandal erupted last year about the agency targeting conservative groups. But what good did it do? IRS officials admitted that groups with conservative leanings, especially with the words “tea party” or “patriot” in their names, had been targeted for special scrutiny, asked … More

    The Latest Effort by the IRS to Censor Political Speech

    With April 15 rapidly approaching, the federal agency that Americans ubiquitously dislike and fear – the Internal Revenue Service – is once again targeting nonprofit advocacy organizations in what may be an effort to censor political speech.  Instead of trying to correct its internal bias and problems, the IRS is … More

    Forward Progress: Guantanamo Bay Terrorist Pleads Guilty

    Moments ago in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed Haza al Darbi pleaded guilty to all charges associated with the 2000 attack on the MV Limburg. Military commissions judge Air Force Colonel Mark Allred is in the process of accepting his guilty plea. This represents the eighth military commission trial … More