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Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan
Pentagon auditor spotlights US billions blown in Afghanistan

(Fox News) – Another day, another report of rampant waste of U.S. taxpayer money in the effort to rebuild Afghanistan. John Sopko, the inspector general charged with monitoring aid sent by the U.S. to Afghanistan, has identified potentially billions of dollars wasted in Afghanistan, including donation of planes the local government doesn’t need or can’t […]

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Cops sued for breaking into home, arresting woman for recording
Cops sued for breaking into home, arresting woman for recording

(RT) – A Pennsylvania couple is suing three Collingdale police officers for entering their home without permission in an effort to confiscate a cell phone legally used to record the officers during a February confrontation in front of their home. In the lawsuit, Kia and Michael Gaymon say that Officer Carl White entered the home […]

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Libertarians sue Kentucky public television for First Amendment violation
Libertarians sue Kentucky public television for First Amendment violation

(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 policy regarding public debates, eliminating Libertarian participation. The plaintiffs in the case are Libertarian David Patterson’s campaign for U.S. Senate, the Libertarian Party of Kentucky, and the […]

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

(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 reporting rules meant to allow auditors to track spending, according to an inspector general’s report issued Wednesday. The Global Combat Support System-Army, a logistical support system meant […]

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Feds Spent $300,000 Studying How to Ride Bikes
Feds Spent $300,000 Studying How to Ride Bikes

(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 the agency. The premise for the project, which was conducted between October 2009 and June 2013, was that bicycle dynamics are “poorly understood,” and researchers set out […]

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California bans government sales or display of Confederate flag
California bans government sales or display of Confederate flag

(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 signing AB2444. It was introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Isadore Hall of Compton after his mother saw replica Confederate cash sold at the Capitol gift shop. http://www.mercurynews.com/california/ci_26611193/california-bans-government-sales-or-display-confederate-flag

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

(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 were looking for the source of a parody Twitter feed that had upset the town’s mayor by poking fun at him. It transpired that one of Elliott’s […]

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