Illinois Conceal Carry Applications Overwhelmingly Outpace Obamacare Enrollment

On the heels of a federal court striking down Chicago’s ban on gun sales, those seeking gun permits in Illinois flooded the State Police website over the weekend to begin the permitting process. In fact, the amount of Illinois residents seeking a conceal carry permit already surpasses those who enrolled in Obamacare after the first two months […]

Seven Minimum Wage Facts You Need to Know

Here are 7 important facts about the minimum wage debate that you need to know. 1. Just 2.8% of American workers earn at or below the minimum wage. 2. Half of all minimum wage workers are 16 to 24 years old. 3. Labor workers already make well above the minimum wage. 4. Even those who […]

OBAMA: Keystone XL Won’t Create Jobs, Will Raise Gas Prices

In a New York Times interview published Saturday, President Obama came out foursquare against the Keystone XL pipeline, claiming that it would not create jobs. “Republicans have said that this would be a big jobs generator,” Obama said. “There is no evidence that that’s true.” He then blamed Canada for not “doing more” to prevent […]

‘COMMON CORE’ IN JEOPARDY AS MORE STATES WITHDRAW

Georgia has now joined the states of Alabama, Utah, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania in withdrawing from the national Common Core tests. With this latest state withdrawal, the program appears to be in danger of unraveling. According to Politico, now that the new math and language tests that are tied to the Common Core national academic standards are […]

IL Congressman Roskam Under House Ethics Investigation

Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), the chief deputy majority whip, is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics. The investigation stems from a $25,653 trip Roskam took with his wife in October 2011, and whether the Taiwanese government funded it improperly after the House Ethics Committee formally approved it. Politico reports: Under House ethics rules, […]

Los Angeles Gives Cars, iPads, Cash to Student Winners of ‘Attendance Challenge’

A certificate used to be enough for students with perfect attendance at the end of the school year. But in the Los Angeles Unified School District, two perfect attendees throughout high school received new Chevrolet Sonics, priced at $18,000, for showing up to school every day. During the 2012-2013 school year, LAUSD has handed out monthly […]

Three Illinois Counties Refuse to Enforce Ban on Concealed Carry

But the Illinois State Police, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, and Illinois Sheriff’s Association all jointly point out that a ban on concealed carry is still the law of the land: “Current Illinois law prohibits the carrying of an immediately accessible or loaded firearm on your person or in your vehicle regardless of whether […]

Jesse Jackson, Jr. Replacement has no Idea What She Voted for in Congress

After Robin Kelly was sworn In to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. she did a quick Chicago media interview where she could not remember what she voted on the same day. From Breitbart TV…