Amid sequester and scandal in Washington, the White House announced Friday that the president and first lady will be hosting another concert as part of their “In Performance at the White House” later this month.
The event will be held in the East Room of the White House and honor singer and song writer Carole King, who will be awarded the 2013 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. King [...]
The White House today endorsed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would be a tax hike for purchases made over the Internet. The White House claims the tax would “level playing field for local retailers.”
“The Administration strongly supports S. 743, which will level the playing field for local small business retailers that are in competition every day with large out-of-state online companies,” reads the Obama administration’s statement on the policy.
Every time [...]
Every time Congress has taken a serious look at proposals to boost Internet sales taxes, it has rejected them. That’s probably why pro-tax Senators are trying to rush through an online tax hike with as little consideration as possible.
As early as Monday, the Senate will vote on a bill that was introduced only last Tuesday. The text of this legislation, which would fundamentally change interstate commerce, only became available on [...]
February 28, 2013
Tuesday’s ruling pitches the Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable search and seizure into the dustbin of history. Photo: Library of Congress.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court disemboweled the Fourth Amendment. In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that citizens cannot challenge government wiretapping laws, in particular the unconstitutional Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 and, more recently, the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.
According to Justice Samuel Alito, millions of [...]
In the few minutes it will take you to read this story, some 3 million new tweets will have flitted across the publishing platform Twitter and ricocheted across the Internet. The Library of Congress is busy archiving the sprawling and frenetic Twitter canon — with some key exceptions — dating back to the site’s 2006 launch. That means saving for posterity more than 170 billion tweets and counting, with an average of more [...]
On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Bank of its power to loan money to the United States Federal Government at interest. With the stroke of a pen, President Kennedy declared that the privately owned Federal Reserve Bank would soon be out of business. The Christian Law Fellowship has exhaustively researched this matter through the Federal [...]
By James P. Tucker Jr.
Members of the Trilateral Commission’s North American Group and congressmen who attended the gathering struggled hard to hide their meeting in Washington, D.C., November 30-December 3. They wanted no public viewing of their efforts to get yet another war started in the Mideast.
The North American Group is a regional subgroup of the Trilateral Commission (TC), founded in 1973 by billionaire David Rockefeller to expand ties among North America, Europe and Asia.
Attendees to the secretive gathering met [...]
“When it comes to storing information, hard drives don’t hold a candle to DNA. Our genetic code packs billions of gigabytes into a single gram. A mere milligram of the molecule could encode thecomplete text of every book in the Library of Congress and have plenty of room to spare. All of this has been mostly theoretical—until now. In a new study, researchers stored an entire genetics textbook in less than [...]
Tax Breaks Add Up To $1.1 Trillion, As Much As Federal Budget Deficit
The Huffington Post | By Alexander Eichler
Take all the tax breaks in the U.S. tax code and put them together.
You’ll find that they add up — and up and up.
That’s the conclusion of a recent report from the Congressional Research Service, an arm of the Library of Congress that provides research and analysis for federal lawmakers. In a report issued [...]
Tax policy should be serious business carried out by serious politicians using real facts and figures. This is why we have the Library of Congress and the Congressional Budget Office, among other expert institutions.
How can we take Congress seriously when the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, makes patently inaccurate, outrageous and bizarre claims on an important tax-policy issue without any heads being turned? I guess this is what we have [...]
What act would be so heinous that it would soil your family name for more than a century? Aiding a presidential assassin, like Samuel A. Mudd (Dec. 20, 1833 to Jan. 10, 1883) did. He was imprisoned for life for medically treating John Wilkes Booth, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin. Mudd was later pardoned by President Andrew Johnson, but his name has been dragged through the mud ever [...]
Cat Herder’s Day
Dredge up some idioms and cliches about impossible tasks, and you may begin to understand the meaning behind Cat Herder’s Day. Cats, being the incredibly independent creatures that they are, are impossible to “herd.” Wellcat has a basket of sympathy (the real kind, not the sarcastic kind) for you if your job or your life makes you feel like a cat herder.
Bill of Rights Day
Bill of Rights [...]
By Michael O’Connell
Federal News Radio
The Library of Congress and Twitter have signed an agreement that will see an archive of every public Tweet ever sent handed over to the library’s repository of historical documents.
“We have an agreement with Twitter where they have a bunch of servers with their historic archive of tweets, everything that was sent out and declared to be public,” said Bill Lefurgy, the digital initiatives program manager [...]
“The high office of the President has been used to foment a plot to destroy the Americans freedom and before I leave office I must inform the Citizen of his plight.” PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY(5 months after he signed Executive Order 11110, and 10 days before he was murdered)
On June 4, 1963, a virtually unknown Presidential decree, Executive Order 11110, was signed with the authority to basically strip the Federal [...]
Times Staff and Wire ReportsAugust 28, 2011
Author and folklorist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan six decades ago and exposed its secrets but decades later was criticized for appearing to exaggerate his exploits, died Saturday at a medical center near St. Augustine, Fla. He was 94.
The death was announced on his website.
In his 1954 book “I Rode With the Ku Klux Klan,” Kennedy wrote that he [...]
Image: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, FSA-OWI Collection
It’s not really the end of the world, but to read some of the analysis and data over the past week, it’s hard not to wonder if it’s not the beginning of the Endgame at the very least.
There is more to cover than I can really do justice to, but we will just start.
We HAVE to look at [...]
In search for the answer to that question, letters were written to the U.S. treasury and others. The answer received from Russell Munk, assistant general council for the U. S. treasury, was: “the actual creation of money (ALWAYS) involves the extension of credit from private commercial banks.” This means interest bearing loans. Mr. Munk then went on to say “You may want to know whether the bank is the [...]
Stupid Guy Thing Day
Please don’t blame the messenger. The folks at Wellcat, a rich source of off-beat holidays has declared June 22 as Stupid Guy Thing Day.
“Women are always talking about [it], so here’s a day to commemorate it,” according to Wellcat. Apparently aren’t aware of a guy’s ability to celebrate his own stupid moves.
These stupid guy things are even celebrated in pop [...]
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day. There is also evidence that organized women’s groups in the South were decorating graves before the end of the Civil War: a [...]