Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
If you can measure a politician�s popularity by the number of dollars donated to his campaign (or cause), then Ron Paul is the most popular Republican in the country right now.
In what may come as a shock to many, the issue of whether or not President Barack Obama is a �natural born citizen� of the United States as mandated by Article II of the Constitution has been decided once and for all.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky., pictured) is not giving up on his quest to enact a balanced budget amendment (BBA). Word from D.C. indicates that the five-term lawmaker is actively assembling a cohort of advocates of the amendment to the Constitutional that would require Congress to zero the federal balance sheet.
An amendment has been proposed to alter the language of a bill currently pending before the Tennessee General Assembly that would criminalize the violent practice of Shariah law in the state.
P.T. Barnum and Abraham Lincoln have both been credited with having that you can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time, but you can never fool all of the people all of the time. Fortunately for politicians, they only have to worry about fooling a few of the people (those that actually vote) every few years.
On the splash page of the House Committee on Appropriations website (maintained by the majority), the GOP cites Article I of the Constitution. Judging from the behavior of many of the members of that committee, that quote may be the only time any of them ever refer to our national charter.
Forty-two Republican senators sent a letter to President Obama asking him to withdraw his nomination of Donald Berwick (pictured, left) to continue as head of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
The Senate is considering passage of Senate Amendment 183 to S 493, an amendment sponsored by Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The McConnell Amendment would �prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change.�
During a speech she gave at an event organized by the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) declared: "You're the state where the shot was heard around the world at Lexington and Concord.” The statement is an unfortunate mistake as the battles at Lexington and Concord where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired were fought in Massachusetts, about 70 miles south of the venue where Bachmann was speaking.