The United States’ unemployment rate remains high at 9.7 percent. States are in the unfair position of having to take immigration law into their own hands. Americans are angry about the overspending in D.C., increased taxes, an aggressive health care bill, and proposals for “cap and trade.” But despite all of these looming issues, what legislation does Congress plan to tackle today, April 29? H.R. 2499 (Puerto Rico Democracy Act of 2009), a piece of legislation that may allow Puerto Rico to become a state. 

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the Senate Judiciary Committee on April 27 that the Southwest border is "as secure as it has ever been," while the Associated Press reported that the capital of the former Arizona governor's home state has been dubbed the "kidnapping capital" of the U.S., due to cross-border human smuggling and drug trafficking. 

Congressman Charles Rangel, Chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, surrendered his chairmanship temporally on March 3 because of a number of ethical violations, which have historically required that the committee Chairman be stripped of his committee. Rangel’s problems were serious by any standard.

Once again, the mainstream media has failed to do its job, requiring Glenn Beck to expose more secrets of the Obama administration. This time, Beck has unveiled the agenda of the Chicago Climate Exchange, and perhaps most notably, the connections between President Barack Obama and Goldman Sachs, the organization that he has pretended to reprimand publically while apparently scheming with it behind closed doors. 

ObamaOn Thursday, April 22, former Governor Rod Blagojevich's defense team requested a trial subpoena to President Barack Obama. Blagojevich hopes that Obama, as a corroborating witness, can attest to Blagojevich’s claims that he (the former Governor) did not intend to sell a Senate seat. However, the Ward Room posted an article April 26 claiming that the defense motion contained redaction errors bringing to light "six revelations the redacted portions were meant to conceal."