President Barack Obama chose U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan, who was on the top of everyone’s predictive “short list,” as a candidate for nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. As an attorney, professor, White House counsel, Harvard Law School dean, and U.S. Solicitor General, Elena Kagan has led a charmed life in the law to this point.
Pew Research recently polled Americans about ways to bring state budgets into balance and found that respondents did not like any of the options. In its Congressional Connection poll released June 28, Pew Research asked if a federal bailout of financially troubled states should be considered. Barely one in four said yes. Nearly 60 percent said no, that the states should take care of their problems on their own.
Prior to signing the state's same-sex marriage law last year, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch said several times that he believed the legal definition of marriage should reflect the time-honored concept of a union between a man and a woman. But in May of this year, Lynch, a Democrat now seeking a fourth two-year term as governor, traveled to Chicago to be a guest speaker at a conference sponsored by a network of wealthy donors looking to back candidates who support same-sex marriage and other issues on the homosexual agenda.
The ink has barely dried on the ObamaCare 101 DVDs that are being produced by The John Birch Society. Already JBS CEO Arthur Thompson's prophetic warnings that as time progressed we'd find even more concerns in the so-called Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act are coming true.
Through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), the federal government provides grants — currently about $5 billion of taxpayers’ money a year — to states to assist low-income households with their heating and cooling costs.