Indiana brought in about $71 million more in April tax revenue than forecasts predicted and $81 million more than the same month last year. That means state revenues have jumped more than 2 percent this year.
The U.S. military could have prevented one wave of the deadly attack on American personnel in Benghazi if fighter jets had been promptly deployed, a top diplomatic official who was in Benghazi during the Sept. 11 assault told congressional investigators.
According to excerpts released Monday, Hicks told investigators that SOCAFRICA commander Lt. Col. Gibson and his team were on their way to board a C-130 from Tripoli for Benghazi prior to an attack on a second U.S. compound “when [Col. Gibson] got a phone call from SOCAFRICA which said, ‘you can’t go now, you don’t have the authority to go now.’ And so they missed the flight … They were told not to board the flight, so they missed it.”
Noah Rothman does a good job highlighting left-wing pundits’ certitude that Republican charges of a Benghazi cover-up were hogwash, but his list is far from complete. I’ll just point out two more examples. First, this post by Dave Weigel has a subhead which reads “The final report on the attack on the U.S. consulate makes one thing clear: Republican charges of a cover-up are pure fiction.” Well, maybe not.
A man who spent almost seven months in jail for a crime he didn’t commit will get nothing but an apology.
The emergence of a number of whistleblowers who have come forward to refute the claims made by some members of President Barack Obama’s administration relating to the September 11, 2012, attack on an American consulate in Benghazi does not directly implicate the White House in a cover-up.
On Friday, we reported that Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson had unveiled the world’s first completely 3D-printed firearm (except for a steel nail used as a firing pin). On Saturday, Rep. Steve Israel fulminated that it should be illegal to actually use your 3D printer to make such a gun, or even to make ammunition magazines, though his proposed law has no potential for preventing you from doing anything of the sort. And now, Defense Distributed has released video of the aptly named “Liberator” (apparently named after the mass-produced, single-shot pistol air-dropped to Europe during World War Two) being successfully test fired. Oh, and the plans are available for download (the site seems to be slammed, now, so you might give it some time). The world moves fast, doesn’t it?
Rep. Israel said, “Security checkpoints, background checks, and gun regulations will do little good if criminals can print plastic firearms at home and bring those firearms through metal detectors with no one the wiser. When I started talking about the issue of plastic firearms months ago, I was told the idea of a plastic gun is science-fiction. Now that this technology appears to be upon us, we need to act now to extend the ban on plastic firearms.”
A 23-year-old South Bend woman will spend 15 months in prison for mail fraud and conspiring to harbor illegal immigrants in her home.
The study you’ll see from Heritage this week presents the staggering costs of another amnesty in our country and the detrimental effects, long-term, that that will have. There’s no reason we can’t begin to fix our immigration system so that we won’t make this problem worse. But the bill that’s being presented is unfair to those who came here legally; it’ll cost Americans trillions of dollars; it’ll make our unlawful immigration system worse.
“It is clear a number of people in Washington who might benefit from an amnesty, as well as a number of people in Congress, don’t want to consider the cost,” DeMint said, in response to a question about Americans for Tax Reform head Grover Norquist’s criticism of the report prior to its release.
The conservative advocacy organization, which enforces the Taxpayer Protection Pledge against raising taxes and is led by Grover Norquist, supports a comprehensive immigration overhaul and is moving to neuter Heritage’s influence as the legislative battle heats up on Capitol Hill. As I reported earlier Monday, Cato last week released a study aimed at discrediting the Heritage analysis that the libertarian think tank expects its conservative counterpart to unveil after the first congressional bill drops.
Woodside officials asked the town council to fine him twice that amount — $52,500.
Death Wish is available for purchase on Amazon for $19.99 per one pound bag and comes with a money-back guarantee if returned within 60 days.
Indiana’s General Assembly in the session just concluded bucked the national trend on marijuana law.
A Republican state lawmaker says legislation requiring drug testing of some welfare recipients will make a comeback in 2014 after it failed to pass the last two years.