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Indiana faces wave of ‘sovereign citizens’ who declare independence

An increasing number of Indiana residents are declaring themselves “sovereign citizens” and personally seceding from the United States, says a report from ABC channel 6 in Indianapolis. By doing so, residents contend that they no longer have to pay taxes, claiming their homes as embassies and using identification cards that…

Gingrich flubs facts about shoe bomber on Daily Show

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — while criticizing the Obama administration’s handling of the would-be Christmas day jet bomber — showed that he doesn’t exactly know what he’s talking about on the Daily Show Tuesday night. Gingrich, who repeated a meme employed by Obama critics that authorities undermined the investigation…

Law professor: Assassinating US citizens raises ‘troubling’ issues

The admission by Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair that the United States intelligence community is authorized to assassinate Americans working with terrorists overseas has raised serious questions of constitutionality. “It’s troubling, Keith, because it’s not on the books,” constitutional law professor Jonathan Turley told MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann on Thursday.…

Tennessee Lt.-Gov.: ‘I don’t know’ if Obama is US citizen

The lieutenant-governor of Tennessee, a candidate in this year’s gubernatorial election, says he doesn’t know if President Obama is a citizen of the United States. In arguing against making President Obama’s citizenship a political issue, Ron Ramsey told a meeting of Nashville Republicans, “I don’t know whether President Obama is…

Report: Bush order allowing murder of US citizens abroad still in effect

If a United States citizen was determined to have joined a foreign terrorist group, that person could be legally murdered under orders given by President George W. Bush after the 9/11 attacks. In spite of an administration change in Washington, D.C., that allowance is still in effect, according to a…

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