Item: President Obama wrote in the Arizona Daily Star for March 13 about the mass shooting that had taken place in Tucson two months previously in a piece headlined, “We must seek agreement on gun reform.” He said that after the attack, in which 19 were shot, “Americans by and large rightly refrained from finger-pointing, assigning blame or playing politics with other people’s pain.”
During an address delivered at a healthcare forum sponsored by Bloomberg Government, Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius (pictured) described the services provided by the American health care system as on par with those in “a developing country.”
A few days prior to the assault on Libya by coalition forces, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates strongly cautioned against imposing a “no fly zone” on that troubled nation because doing so would constitute going to war against Libya. He said a “no fly zone” he would mean attacking airfields, fuel dumps, and whatever else might be needed to keep Moammar Gadhafi from using his air force. And this, he asserted, adds up to war.
During an interview on �Fox News Sunday�, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, outlined many of the details of the GOP's 2012 budget proposal that will officially be announced on Tuesday. He said, �We can�t keep kicking this can down the road. The President has punted. We�re not going to follow suit. �
If you can measure a politician�s popularity by the number of dollars donated to his campaign (or cause), then Ron Paul is the most popular Republican in the country right now.