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Libertarians sue Kentucky public television for First Amendment violation

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(Libertarian Party) – A federal constitutional lawsuit, filed today against Kentucky Educational Television in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, stems from its new exclusionary…

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Equal Work? Government Has No Idea What That is

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(Selwyn Duke for SmallGovTimes) – “Equal pay for equal work!” the mantra goes. “Women get only 73 cents on a man’s dollar!” These are oft-heard slogans, and we…

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Army can’t track spending on $4.3b system to track spending, IG finds

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(Washington Examiner) – More than $725 million was spent by the Army on a high-tech network for tracking supplies and expenses that failed to comply with federal financial…

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Feds Spent $300,000 Studying How to Ride Bikes

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(Free Beacon) – The National Science Foundation (NSF) spent $300,000 studying how “humans interact with bicycles,” the latest example of what a House committee chairman calls waste in…

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California bans government sales or display of Confederate flag

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(Mercury News) – Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation prohibiting California state government agencies from selling or display items displaying the Confederate flag. Brown’s office on Thursday announced…

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Why did the USDA buy submachine guns?

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(CNN) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s internal audit arm has 85 shiny new submachine guns, locked and loaded. They’ve long had a small police force, and they’re…

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Illinois judge rules police entitled to Swat raid over parody Twitter account

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(Guardian) – The police hadn’t even come for him. When four fully-armed officers of a Swat team burst into Jacob Elliott’s house in Peoria, Illinois in April they…

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U.S. surveillance programs threaten freedom of press, report says

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(Reuters) – U.S. surveillance programs are making it more difficult for government officials to speak to the press anonymously, two rights groups said on Monday. Large-scale surveillance, on…

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SS may soon search tourists blocks away from the White House

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(NY Times) – The Secret Service is considering screening tourists and other visitors at checkpoints before they enter the public areas in front of the White House in…

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Fountain Hills reverses ban on firearms in town parks

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(Arizona Central) – Fountain Hills plans to make clear that legal firearms are allowed in its parks, as required by a state law approved by the Arizona Legislature…