No ID? Maryland gins up voters, and potential fraud

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Lowering the bar for voting while raising the opportunity for fraud, a Maryland task force wants to “modernize” the state’s online registration process — and much more.

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Penn State clamps down on free-speech event because of table

Pennsylvania  |  3:46 pm

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
Jolie Stuart-Davis and other members of Penn State’s chapter of Young Americans for Freedom spent Wednesday, Constitution Day, protesting university rules that name 12 locations as “areas suitable for expressive activity” — or free-speech zones, as they’re sometimes derisively called.
University officials might have unwittingly helped YAF’s mission to show how the [...]

MINIMALIST IN BLACK: This is actually the chattier of Uber's logos.

Officials quiet as police cite Uber-driving, retired Navy dad

Virginia  |  3:10 am

Sean Berry didn’t set out to break the law when he started driving for Uber to supplement his Navy retirement income and support his wife, 11-year-old daughter and newly adopted 3-month-old son.

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Sasse stumbles on NRA question days after being endorsed

Nebraska  |  3:10 am

There were few surprises during Sunday’s Senate debate, except when the frontrunner, GOP nominee Ben Sasse, seemed to stumble on a question about gun rights, just days after being endorsed by the National Rifle Association.

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Appeal of false statement ruling may muzzle free speech

Ohio  |  3:10 am

U.S. Southern District Court Judge Timothy Black declared Ohio’s ‘false statement’ law unconstitutional, and now a potential appeal of that ruling may muzzle free speech

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Common Core critics fire back at Dalrymple comments

North Dakota  |  3:10 am

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple has made some of his first public comments about the controversial Common Core standards, and critics don’t like what they’re hearing.


Big Labor millionaires lead ‘income equality’ convention

National  |  8:42 am

Several of America’s wealthiest union bosses spoke at the 2014 Ohio AFL-CIO convention in Cincinnati this week. The event’s theme? “Building the movement for income equality.”

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Surveillance City: Public workers, police to wear body cameras in Miami Beach

Florida  |  8:56 am

Miami Beach has a reputation for being Florida’s fashion capital. True to form, city employees will soon be outfitted with a new accessory – body-cameras.

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Bernie Sanders parachutes way out of a response to golden parachutes ad

Vermont  |  9:54 am

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders has opted to parachute out of a response to a hard-hitting ad claiming he and his wife, Jane Sanders, benefited from a $200,000 golden parachute severance package from Burlington College.

FAMILY FARMS: Virginia is among the nation's leaders in farmer's markets, which are fed largely by family farms.

Rural county digs deeper hole for family farmers

Virginia  |  September 17, 2014

Thumbing its nose at Virginia’s Freedom-to-Farm law, a rural county moved to restrict commercial agriculture in one of its districts.

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Sheriffs in the Southwest: The border is ‘spiraling out of control’

Texas  |  September 17, 2014

A coalition of sheriffs in the Southwest will call on Congress for tougher and better coordinated programs to address the border crisis.



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Even Jon Stewart thinks Obama’s reaction to world crises is terrible

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PLAIN ENGLISH: While Gov. Sam Brownback has been characterized as uncaring in his opposition to Obamacare, the governor says it's a simple matter of fiscal prudence for those who realize the federal government doesn't always keep its promises.

Video: Brownback states plainly why Medicaid expansion hurts Kansas

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Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been on the business end of numerous barbs and critiques for taking a stand against Obamacare and Medicaid expansion in the Sunflower State.

Those with unwavering faith in the federal government have characterized the conservative governor as an uncaring obstructionist for his opposition, but in an exclusive interview with the Daily Signal, Brownback laid out the argument against Obamacare in his own words.

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Leawood throws the book at Little Free Library

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The city of Leawood is using the full power of the law to protect property values from the threat of, uh, free cabinet-sized libraries.

A municipal statute designed to ban all detached structures is being levied against Leawood residents Brian and Sarah Collins after their 9-year-old son, Spencer, worked with his dad and grandpa to build the Little Free Library as a Mother’s Day gift.


 |  Nevada  |  11:51 am

By Michael Chamberlain |
City officials in Las Vegas are defending a proposal for public financing of a downtown soccer stadium, but questions remain unanswered and new ones emerged at the first of a series of town hall meetings to discuss the plan.
The meetings, to be held in each of the city’s six wards, are designed [...]

Las Vegas officials defend stadium proposal, but still no plug for $4M hole

 |  New York  |  2:47 pm

Police Officer Tony Morronè shares his opinion on the state of affairs in New York, the country, and his negative experience with the NY SAFE Act.

NY police officer: ‘I will refuse to enforce the SAFE Act’

 |  Colorado  |  12:32 pm

An EPA community “listening” meeting in Craig on September 10th on proposed carbon regulations left many in attendance frustrated and feeling unheard.

EPA gets earful over new carbon regulations

 |  Louisiana  |  10:04 am

Gov. Bobby Jindal made headlines across the political blogosphere Tuesday by releasing an energy plan that he says will make America an energy superpower.

Could Bobby Jindal ride the energy boom to the White House?

 |  Washington  |  1:46 pm

Thurston County Sheriff Snaza has called on citizens to help fight more budget cuts by commissioners, following the $1.2 million reduction in their budget.

Sheriff rallies citizens to fight commissioners’ budget cuts

 |  New Jersey  |  1:30 pm

New Jersey’s Senate Transportation Committee won’t take up a bill to renew the state’s red-light camera program. A senator who is also a mayor is vocally against them.

NJ Senate Transportation Committee won’t consider renewing red-light cameras