New members in Congress may face tough choices as Tea Partiers say the defense budget shouldn’t be exempt from budget cuts. According to MSNBC.com on Jan. 21, although the $700 billion annual budget is one that few in Congress have been willing to tackle, Tea Party groups declare that if spending is to be cut, “the military’s budget needs to be part of the mix.”
“The Making of America Constitutional Seminar” — a Montana constitutional seminar presented by the nonprofit organization National Center for Constitutional Studies — has provoked the ire of Montana Democrats this week. At issue for the critics was the group’s charging an admission fee for entrance, as well as the use of the seminar to raise money. Although those issues have since been addressed, opposition to the seminar remains.
Old soldiers never die, they just pass on their genetic code?
A report issued by a defense science advisory panel suggests that the Pentagon may begin collecting DNA from military personnel to identify the genome sequence that defines a good soldier.
The obvious lesson to be gleaned from the last election is that Americans are unhappy with the policies of the Democratic Party in general and President Barack Obama in particular, especially in regard to Obama’s monumental federal takeover of the healthcare system. To a typically egocentric politician such as Obama, however, the problem lies not with his policies themselves but with those doltish voters who just don’t understand and appreciate the blessings his policies are bestowing upon them.
Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin appeared on Fox News on January 20 to announce that the state is filing a lawsuit against ObamaCare. On the same day, state Rep. Mike Ritze filed nullification legislation to declare the federal healthcare law null and void in Oklahoma.