Senators Eye Asset Forfeiture Reform

Media focus builds pressure to limit seizures by feds

CJ Ciaramella The Washington Free Beacon 10/29/2014

Several U.S. senators are considering reforms to federal civil asset forfeiture laws—which allow the government to seize citizens’ property even if they are not convicted or charged with a crime—following several high-profile investigations by news outlets.

On Sunday, the […]

Maps Developed in Secret Suggest EPA May Be Expanding Regulation

Rob Port The Daily Signal 8/30/2014

BISMARCK, N.D. — A map developed by the EPA and released to a U.S. House committee investigating controversial proposed water regulations should have citizens concerned, says U.S. Rep. Kevin Cramer. “It is certainly alarming the EPA would develop these maps in secret and only release them after being confronted […]

Westerners fear Obama preparing monuments land grab

Thomas Burr The Salt Lake Tribune 5/2/2014

…Obama already has named a handful of monuments across the country — using his unilateral power under the 1906 Antiquities Act — and has promised more.

“I’ll use my authority to protect more of our pristine federal lands for future generations,” he said in his State of the […]

Public Records Show Harry Reid Owns 93 Acres Next to Bundy Ranch

Rick Wells GOP The Daily Dose 1 May 2014

While Senator Harry Reid professes that he is running the Bundy cattle off of public land because it’s the right thing to do, evidence indicates that Dirty Harry might have a personal interest in seeing that the Bundy’s join the other 52 ranchers they’ve run out […]

Bundy’s comments on race provide breaking point for Paul, Heller

Ed Morrissey Hot Air 4/24/2014

And probably most other Cliven Bundy supporters as well, assuming that the New York Times report of his Saturday press conference is accurate. National Journal’s Brian Resnick described these comments as something “overheard” by the Times, but the Times report itself puts them in the context of an open meeting […]

13 Gripping Images of Armed Americans Who Were Ready to Defend #BundyRanch

Filming Cops 4/21/2014

NEVADA — As the Bundy Ranch stand-off between Americans and functionaries of the State unfolded last week, we all saw the reports of armed supporters from several surrounding areas heading to the ranch.

According to some reports, up to 5,000 militia members were en route just hours before the federal officers stood […]