U.S. Declare Martial Law

No, they didn't. The did pass the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA), however, which allows the indefinite detention of suspects by the military without trial (previously covered on this blog). That's as close as you can get without declaring martial law, only now it's a permanent, regular law.

They passed the bill despite good reasons against it (do you need any?). For a funny overview, watch the first few minutes of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show (hat tip to Eiko). 

I still can't believe this is happening.