Are Republicans Happier in Their Marriages Than Democrats?

GOP DEMby Natalie Johnson | Daily Signal

Republicans are happier and more stable in their marriages than Democrats, according to a study released Monday.

W. Bradford Wilcox, a prominent sociologist at the University of Virginia, released the analysis finding that Republicans are more often married, less likely to be divorced, and happier in their marriages than Democrats.

Forty percent of Democrats between the ages of 20 and 60 are currently married versus 57 percent of Republicans in the same age range, according to evaluation of the national General Social Survey. Continue reading

Fitzgibbons: Email Privacy Act No Protection Against Judgeless Subpoenas

July 30, 2015

The Honorable Charles Grassley           The Honorable Bob Goodlatte
Chairman, Committee on                      Chairman, Committee on
the Judiciary                                        the Judiciary

The Honorable Patrick J. Leahy             The Honorable John Conyers
Ranking Member                                  Ranking Member
Committee on the Judiciary                   Committee on the Judiciary

United States Senate                           United States House of
224 Dirksen Senate Office Building        Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20510                       2426 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515

Re: The Email Privacy Act (H.R. 699) and the ECPA Amendments Act (S. 356)

Dear Chairman Grassley, Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Leahy, Ranking Member Conyers, and Members of the Committees:

With all the recent Fourth Amendment clamor from the media, privacy groups and even members of Congress about the blind, untargeted metadata collection by the NSA for national security reasons, it should shock the conscience of Americans that H.R. 699 and S. 356 actually authorize and encourage hundreds of federal and state agencies to violate the Fourth Amendment with respect to the actual content of private emails. Continue reading

Audit: As the middleman, many state agencies aren’t tracking federal grants

By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau

Virginia does a haphazard job of monitoring federal tax dollars it passes along to local groups, and the state auditor’s office says that needs to change.

Each year, about $2.5 billion federal tax dollars travel through Virginia state coffers and into the hands of local governments, nonprofit organizations and even some for-profit organizations.

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