A group of American lawmakers is accusing embattled oil-giant BP of lobbying for the release of a Libyan terrorist convicted of murdering hundreds of people — all to gain a lucrative drilling contract from the socialist Libyan regime. The Senate Foreign Relations committee scheduled a hearing for July 29 to probe the matter, and lawmakers sent a letter to the U.S. State Department asking for an investigation.
According to GOP USA, “the campaign in Nevada to replace Harry Reid is now in a desperate situation.” As it stands, Sharron Angle has a small edge over Reid, 46 to 43 percent, a lead that has narrowed as a result of attack ads launched by Reid against the Tea Party favorite. Angle appears to be a committed constitutionalist, campaigning on the premise of abolishing the United States Departments of Energy and Education, and privatizing Social Security so that young Americans can be assured that they will receive the benefits into which they are currently paying.
The North Iowa Tea Party has removed a billboard comparing President Obama's socialism to Adolf Hitler and Vladimir Lenin after holocaust survivor groups and many on the organized Left objected, according to an Associated Press story for July 14.
The Tea Party movement is consciously constructed around the founding principles of the Declaration of Independence — all men are created equal. These words were echoed 87 years after the Declaration of Independence by Abraham Lincoln, the Great Emancipator of African Americans.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would appear to have enough troubles to deal with in this world, but he has at least one adversary in the hereafter as well. Charlotte McCourt of Pahrump, Nevada, died last week at 84 and her obituary in the Las Vegas Review Journal noted that she had been active in her community and "assisted in many political figures' campaign efforts." One of those was the campaign to elect Reid to the Senate, an effort, Mrs. McCourt later regretted, according to her children.
One way to fix Social Security would be to limit payments only to those who need them, according to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH). In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, he added that increasing the retirement age to 70 for those age 50 and younger would also be necessary.
Newton Leroy Gingrich, former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and godfather of the Grand Old Party's 1994 "Contract with America" made it clear he wasn't kidding when he told the Associated Press this week that he is considering running for President in 2012.
The federal stimulus program, intended to create jobs in the American economy, has largely been funneled into government jobs that do not create goods or services and — in fact — may hinder the private sector from growing (as government activity often does).
On July 13, at the 101st National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) convention, delegates voted on a resolution calling for “all people of good will to repudiate the racism of the Tea Parties, and to stand in opposition to its drive to push our country back to the pre-civil rights era.”