Few were surprised when President Obama replaced Christina Romer, chair of his Council of Economic Advisers, with another statist economist, Austan Goolsbee. Goolsbee is the architect of Obama's failed economic policies and programs, having served as the executive director of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board from the beginning.

Billionaire entrepreneur Donald Trump offered to buy out the controlling investor of the controversial mosque proposed to be built at Ground Zero. According to AOL News, “Trump informed Hisham Elzanaty of his decision to offer him cash for his stake in the project so that it could be relocated to a part of the city that is farther from the site of the 9/11 terror attacks.” Shortly after the story went public, however, Elzanaty rejected Trump’s offer.

John Boehner, Republican Minority House Leader and very possibly the next Speaker of the House, called Wednesday for a freeze on all current federal tax rates, including those adopted as the Bush tax cuts.

Nine-term incumbent Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson appears to be unwittingly sabotaging her own reelection campaign. Despite voters in the Republican primary choosing an energetic African-American pastor (Rev. Stephen Broden) from Dallas to challenge her in November, the Dallas-based ultra-left Democrat was sailing toward an easy reelection bout in her overwhelmingly Democratic “majority-minority” district just two weeks ago. No longer.

In response to the blatant attacks on the Tea Party movement by leftist groups like the NAACP and George Soros' Media Matters, Dick Armey's FreedomWorks has launched a program called Diverse Tea, “a platform and advertising campaign that will showcase diversity in the Tea Party movement.”