Funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)—which is due to expire at the end of this week unless an agreement in Washington is reached—has continued to rise under President Barack Obama. His administration claims the agency’s increased funding is necessary to protect the homeland, but records show the DHS has continued to increase its spending on furniture and office makeovers as its budget has been increased.
Bills introduced in Oklahoma and West Virginia focusing on Bible elective courses in public schools continue to face mounting opposition, but lawmakers have indicated the legislation is important and supported by constituents.
On Monday, Ohio University settled a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a student after he and members of his group were ordered to stop wearing t-shirts that said, “We get you off for free”—a promotion for his group, Students Defending Students.
Concealed carry on campuses made strong advances with bills in Wyoming and Florida passing out of committee and one bill in Texas gaining support.
Tens of thousands of workers in California have been impacted by permanent or temporary layoffs in the past six months alone, and despite the governor’s economic development efforts more than 1 million Californians remain unemployed.
More than 11,000 rallies and events focusing on school choice are planned this week across the country, and Democrats are being encouraged to embrace this growing demand or face backlash from constituents in upcoming elections.
The fight against gun control in New York continues two years after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the SAFE Act into law, and one county sheriff is urging New Yorkers to throw their pistol permit renewals in the trash.
A cross that graced the top of a hill in the small city of Grand Haven, Michigan, for over 50 years will now be removed after the threat of a lawsuit by an outside activist who has filed other lawsuits to advance his cause.
Despite suffering a courthouse defeat last week, Florida’s teachers union remains undeterred in its fight against educational reforms that include the expansion of school choice for disabled students.
Some New Jersey medical students are learning about psychiatric disorders by watching reruns of Seinfeld and analyzing the antics of the four main characters of Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer to determine their afflictions.