It's the kind of legislative proposal that makes you pinch yourself and wonder what the House Republican leadership is thinking. The U.S. House of Representatives will consider a "Government Shutdown Prevention Act" April 1 that would purportedly ensure funding of government at levels approved by the House if the Senate fails to pass a continuing resolution by April 6.
If the Republican majority in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., wants to shake up the political establishment, lawmakers there might look for inspiration to the Republican majority in the House of Representatives in Concord, New Hampshire. The rebels in New Hampshire did not fire the "shot heard 'round the world" — not yet anyway — despite Michelle Bachmann's Midwestern confusion on that subject. But they have fired a few salvos that may be worth Washington's attention.
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) is coming under fire from pro-life advocates for comments he made at a recent rally Planned Parenthood staged to save taxpayer funding for its abortion business.
As states across the nation have begun to reclaim their rights through nullification and lawsuits, Alaska has embarked on its own dispute with the federal government to assert its rights as they pertain to endangered species. In fact, the Last Frontier has gone so far as to describe its protracted legal battles with the federal government in its annual law report.