Supreme Court Rejects Ohio Libertarians

The U.S. Supreme Court denied an emergency request from Ohio libertariansto list Gary Johnson and Bill Weld on the Buckeye-State ballot as Libertarian Party candidates this November, rather than Independents.   The U.S. Supreme Court has denied the Libertarian Party of Ohio’s emergency request to list Govs. Gary Johnson and Bill Weld as Libertarians on the November election …

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How the NSA Prizes Online Surveillance Over Online Security: New at Reason

That should read: National Surveillance Agency. Via Reason:  With a name like the National Security Agency, America’s chief intelligence outfit might at least attempt to promote American security online. At the veryleast, one would hope its activities don’t actively undermine U.S. cybersecurity. But—bad news—a recent leak of the agency’s digital spy tools by a myterious group called the …

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Tim Cook Pens Open Letter on Tax Evasion Claims, Says Apple is Confident Decision ‘Will be Reversed’

You may have heard that the EU Commission has ruled that Apple must repay 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) in back taxes dating back to 2003-2014 (via BBC) — it is attempting to replace tangible Irish tax laws “with a view of what the Commission thinks the law should have been.”  Tim Cook responds:  Tim Cook has posted an open …

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Spokane City Council votes to change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Via KXLY:  The Spokane City Council voted 6-1 to pass an ordinance changing the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The council listened to more than two hours of public testimony, both for and against the change. Local tribe members were in attendance, speaking about why this ordinance is so important. “Recognizing one …

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Voter Guide: Approval of Trump and Clinton has reached a new low

Popular opinion of both presidential candidates has reached an ‘unprecedented’ low.   How many people like Trump and Clinton? Pretty much none.   Disdain for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has reached ‘unprecedented’ levels, according to a new Monmouth University poll.   Clinton’s approval rating is at 34 percent. Trump’s is only at 26.    Only 2 percent of …

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Here to Listen

The following letter from Raul Labrador appeared in the Lewiston Tribune:  Since my election in 2010, I have worked hard to stay in touch with the people I serve. On Friday, I’ll complete a summer tour of all 19 counties in the 1st Congressional District. I’ll be in Lewiston at 9 a.m. at my district …

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Idaho’s Rep. Labrador and Sen. Crapo set series of town meetings this week

Crapo won’t be in Moscow, but Labrador will.  Idaho’s congressional delegation – both of whom running for re-election this year – are holding meetings this week in north central Idaho. … Idaho Congressman Raul Labrador, who is also running for a fourth term, will hold several “Conversations with the Congressman” meetings in the region this …

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U.S. meets target of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees early

Obama admininistration reaches goal a month ahead of time, before U.N. summit The United States on Monday met President Barack Obama’s goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country, the White House announced. Obama sought a sixfold increase in the number of Syrian refugees provided safe haven in the United States. After a slow …

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Moscow streets get rubber surface

One major challenge consistently facing Moscow is deteriorating roads. The city traditionally has used standard asphalt chip seal treatments on streets, but it hopes a new method of incorporating rubber into the asphalt chip seal treatment process will help give the roads an extended lifespan. That method will be put to test after Intermountain Slurry …

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What Every Principal in America Should Tell Their Students

Prager outlines 6 changes that would occur in his school that would eliminate a lot of the reasons many students leave high school so unprepared. Changes such as removing the focus on race and ethnicity. Prager says he would do away with any courses that encourage students to divide themselves based on their skin color, …

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Swing states don’t want DHS to protect its voting machines

Georgia and Pennsylvania reportedly resisted an offer of help from the Department of Homeland Security. Some states’ electronic voting machines are antiquated, insecure and vulnerable to potential attacks from hostile attackers. But despite this, states like Georgia and Pennsylvania would prefer to take the risk than allow the Department of Home Security anywhere near them. NextGov is reporting that those states have rejected an …

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FBI: Foreign hackers attacked two state election systems

The FBI is asking officials across the US to check their own databases for suspicious activity. Hackers outside of the United States attacked two state election databases in recent months and the FBI is warning voting officials across the country to bulk up security and investigate their own systems for similar malicious activity, Yahoo News reports. The …

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Raul embraces agitator role

Never in American history has a congressman in just his second term in office been elected to a position of high leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives. Yet Idaho GOP Rep. Raul Labrador tried it in 2014, launching a long-shot campaign for House majority leader – a campaign he ultimately lost to then-Majority Whip …

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Idaho Falls doctor says his business model cuts costs of medical care, doesn’t take insurance

What a novel idea: health care the old fashioned way.  A family-practice doctor from Idaho Falls, Dr. Jim Brook, told the Legislature’s interim committee on the state’s health coverage gap that he’s closed the gap in his own practice – by following a unique business model, in which he doesn’t take any insurance, collects directly …

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