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.”
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.