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Heavily armed SWAT teams combed through homes near Boston on Friday in a massive manhunt for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. But what allows police to search door-to-door for a suspect on the loose without a warrant?
Hours after the FBI released photos and videos of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, and his brother Dzhokhar, 19, clashes between the suspects and police began, the AP reports. Tamerlan was killed overnight, but his brother remained on the loose Friday afternoon. Officers went door-to-door in several neighborhoods, looking for Dzhokhar. Generally speaking, the Fourth Amendment protects residents' privacy by typically requiring police to knock and announce their presence before they can enter people's homes, and get a search warrant before they can conduct a search. But there's an exception...
President Barack Obama's new budget proposes to spend $3.78 trillion in 2014, which would be 27 percent higher than spending in 2008.
President Obama believes in expansive government, and he is proposing a range of new programs, including subsidies for infrastructure, preschool, and mental health care. However, total federal outlays increased substantially faster under President George W. Bush than they have under Obama so far. It is true that Obama's spending ambitions have been restrained by House Republicans. But looking at the raw data, it appears that the last Republican president was more profligate than the current Democratic one.
In 2010 a federal immigration judge awarded political asylum to a family whose German government was persecuting for having the temerity to homeschool their children.
Now, three years later, the Obama administration seems poised to reverse that decision and deport the family back to Germany. Uwe Romeike, his wife, and children were told that they could stay as legal residents in Morrisstown, Tennessee, when the family moved there in 2008 after being threatened by German authorities because they homeschooled their children instead of sending them to government schools. In 2010, Mr. Romeike told reporters that, "I think it's important for parents to have the freedom to choose the way their children can be taught." German authorities felt differently, though. The Romeikes were threatened with jail in the homeland unless they ceased homeschooling and turned their children over to the state.
As with all major entitlement reform programs of late, Obamacare came with rosy predictions that it would be affordable and would expand, not reduce, coverage.
Indeed, its very purpose was to cause some 30 million Americans said to be uninsured to receive health insurance for the first time. Based on recent Congressional Budget Office predictions, however, Obamacare will not be affordable for the government or for seniors and will not offset health insurance losses. Indeed, the program will cost at least double its projected $940 billion price tag, will leave 30 million people uninsured by 2022, and will increase the cost of and reduce the availability of services for seniors on Medicare. Obamacare is, in short, another federal boondoggle and, indeed, worse than a waste of money, it promises to destroy the quality and diversity of medical care in America, undoubtedly contributing to a rise in preventable illness and deaths. Were it not for its imposition of $1 trillion in new taxes over the next decade, Obamacare would appear presently as an addition to the federal deficit. Likely, as the true costs of the program come to be known and as the costs of implementation are calculated into the equation, Obamacare will add to the deficit despite its tax increases.
It doesn't get more ironic than this: Barack Obama, who boasted of how his administration was the "most transparent in history," cracked jokes at the Gridiron Club annual dinner Saturday night about his transparency while the event was closed to outside press...
An undercover TSA inspector with an improvised explosive device stuffed in his pants got past two security screenings at Newark Airport - including a pat-down - and was cleared to get on board a commercial flight, sources told The Post yesterday.
The breach took place Feb. 25, when the Transportation Security Administration's special operations team - the agency's version of internal affairs - staged a mock intrusion at the airport. "This episode once again demonstrates how Newark Airport is the Ground Zero of TSA failures," a source said. The "bomber" was part of the four-person "Red Team" that posed as ticketed passengers and filed through the B1 checkpoint of Terminal B - home of American Airlines, JetBlue and Delta, sources said.
Once again we find Glenn Kessler doing the honorable, bipartisan work of holding a White House responsible for what they say and do.
And once again, the White House has been caught lying regarding a sequester scare tactic, this time with respect to a claim about the effect a measly 2% budget cut might have on vaccinations: Yet, in raising the alarm about the sequester, the administration has highlighted the decline in vaccinations that it claims would result from sequestration. The White House Web site displays an interactive map, which when you click on Maryland, it declares: "2,050 fewer children will get vaccines for diseases like measles and whopping cough." It's even worse for Virginia: 3,530 children would supposedly be affected.
Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took to the Senate floor Thursday to denounce Senator Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) effort to ensure balance of government and respect of Constitutional rights.
McCain also made clear that he doesn't care about the concerns of the thousands of Americans who have backed Paul's position. "If Mr. Paul wants to be taken seriously he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up impressionable libertarian kids," he said. "I don't think what happened yesterday is helpful to the American people."
The good news: Nancy Pelosi wants to reduce spending.
The bad news: She thinks tax increases are spending reductions. The very simple economic philosophy of Nancy Pelosi and too many others is that all your money belongs to government and what you have left over is because of their good graces, but it comes as an expense to them so try not to be too greedy.
Yesterday's filibuster by Sen. Rand Paul was all about a fairly simple question for the president: Is it constitutional to order a drone strike on an American citizen who is not an imminent threat on American soil without due process?
There was no response from the White House where a Nobel Peace Prize adorns a West Wing wall. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham - being a courtly southern gentlemen who doesn't believe in troubling the man who just bought him dinner - found Paul's entire premise outlandish...