In a move observers and officials said was aimed at satisfying the “personal vendetta” of a citizen against Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy, commissioners for the Northern Texas county voted three to two last week to ban the display of The New American magazine and other material deemed to have a “political point of view” from his office. However, in doing so, Judge Lacy, who presides over the county commission, said officials may have inadvertently opened up a “can of worms” that could lead to the prohibition of everything from the Constitution to the Bible. Activists even suggested the American flag could be prohibited under the ban.
With Sasse's GOP primary victory in Nebraska on Tuesday, the establishment Republicans got what they wanted: another suit just like the one retiring in January.
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) writing in an op-ed for Sunday’s New York Times, questioned the Obama administration’s actions of “appointing someone to the federal bench … without fully understanding that person’s views concerning the extrajudicial killing of American citizens.”
It didn’t take long for critics to scoff at the costs of the latest effort to upgrade the fleet of presidential helicopters announced by the Defense Department on Wednesday, May 7. They say the $1.2-billion contract awarded to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation will be just the beginning.