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  • Sources Report Senate Republicans Caving on Guns

    04/10/2013 5:57:05 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 115 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/9/2013 | Erick Erickson
    Sources inside the Senate tell me that the Republican Conference is scared to death of the tactics of Senators Lee, Cruz and Paul – that it is supposedly putting them in a tough spot. Several of the Republicans are using the Manchin-Toomey compromise plan as an excuse to cave on the gun filibuster. They claim that Senators Lee, Cruz, and Paul are running ahead of the conference in their insistence on a filibuster. What they fail to see is that the cloture vote is the vote to stop the gun legislation from passage. Several Republican Senators intend to vote against...
  • DHS Explains Plans To Buy 1.6B Rounds Of Ammo: We're Buying in Bulk to 'Significantly Lower Costs'

    04/02/2013 4:03:00 PM PDT · by plain talk · 182 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4-2-2013 | Gregory Gwyn-Williams
    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has responded to a letter dated November 13, 2012 from Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) regarding the agency's ammunition purchases. Sen. Coburn published the response on the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs website yesterday, April 1, 2013. The response, dated February 4, 2013, says that DHS buys ammunition in bulk to "significantly lower costs."
  • Obama to unveil $100M initiative to map human brain

    04/02/2013 6:57:47 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 47 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 2, 2013
    President Barack Obama is proposing a new investment into research to map the human brain in hopes of unlocking some of its mysteries, a senior administration official says. The president planned to propose a $100 million investment for next year during remarks Tuesday morning, the White House said. Obama mentioned the idea in his State of the Union address, comparing the potential to the Human Genome Project that mapped DNA. "Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy. Every dollar," Obama said in the address to Congress in February. "Today, our scientists are mapping...