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Michele Bachmann is Running for President, FBI Expands Power, and More in Chad’s Steaming Pile

Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Michele Bachmann is in (link)

During last night’s debate on CNN, Michele Bachmann announced that she had filed papers to run for President of the United States. Here is what Bachmann said in an email sent out to supporters:

“We cannot risk giving President Obama four more years to dismantle our nation. We must act now,” Bachmann said in a fundraising letter sent within an hour of her entrance. “That’s why I’ve made the decision to get in this race.”

What do you think about her candidacy? Would you vote for Bachmann?

2. Sanctuary Cities back in the news (link)

According to the Texas Tribune, Sanctuary Cities legislation moved out of committee yesterday by a 5-4 vote. The big question is, will it really go anywhere? I’m starting to think that this legislation could pass and really there is no reason why it shouldn’t. Why not have local law enforcement enforce the laws. Only makes sense to me.

3. The FBI can go through your trash (link)

Here are the significant parts of the story:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents — allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.

Some of the most notable changes apply to the lowest category of investigations, called an “assessment.” The category, created in December 2008, allows agents to look into people and organizations “proactively” and without firm evidence for suspecting criminal or terrorist activity.

Under current rules, agents must open such an inquiry before they can search for information about a person in a commercial or law enforcement database. Under the new rules, agents will be allowed to search such databases without making a record about their decision.

So what do you think about the new expanded powers of the FBI? Too much? Or you don’t have anything to worry about if you aren’t doing anything wrong?

These and many more topics coming up on Tuesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at kfyo.com, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.

 

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