Cornyn Presses Holder on Gun Comments

Gov’t could require gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate firearms
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) / AP

Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) is demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department’s pursuit of “smart gun” technology, warning that the government could require all gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate their firearms.

‘The Rise of the West’

Feature: Nevada standoff signifies movement against federal control of public lands
Bundy family supporters / AP

BUNKERVILLE, NEV.—For some, the story of Cliven Bundy and his 20-year fight against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is about one man’s refusal to pay grazing fees on public land he doesn’t own.

For the family, and scores of supporters that have come to his aid in the face of aggressive force used by the federal government, what happened in Bunkerville, Nev. is about the “rise of the West.”

Opening Night on the Taxpayer’s Dime

Review: The Traveling Government Global Warming Play
Polar bear

The play has a fitting name, in a sense: The Great Immensity. The great, extremely large waste of taxpayer money to bring “Global Warming: the musical” to the stage.

Feds End Standoff on Bundy Ranch

Bundy’s Mother: ‘Oh, wonderful!’
Cliven Bundy, right, and Clance Cox, left, stand at the Bundy ranch near Bunkerville Nev. Saturday, April 5, 2014. (AP)

The federal government has given up on its roundup of Cliven Bundy’s cattle on public land in Nevada, ending a tense standoff between the family and hundreds of armed officials who surrounded the ranch.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) cited safety concerns in a statement released Saturday, deciding to call off the operation after only gathering 384 of the total 908 cattle they said were “trespassing.”

Judge Sides with Louisiana in Voucher Case

Jindal: ‘Win for children and their parents’
Attorney General Eric Holder / AP

A federal court has rejected attempts by the Justice Department to scrap Louisiana’s school choice program, ending a months-long battle between the state and the Obama administration.