Though it is touted to reveal budget cuts, President Obama's multi-trillion-dollar budget-to be submitted to Congress on February 14-will fittingly reveal a love affair between the federal government and spending. The budget will also likely set up a conflict between fiscal conservatives and congressional spenders that will take Congress to the 2012 elections.

Two Arizona lawmakers have begun the battle against birthright citizenship.

State Rep. Joe Kavanaugh (left) and Sen. Ron Gould, Republicans who supported Arizona’s law that permits police to question persons about their immigration status in the course of an otherwise lawful contact, have introduced four bills in the state legislature that dney birthright citizenship to the children of illegal aliens.

Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed last week at the White House banquet in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao. An aspect of that state dinner which has been ignored by the mainstream media is the background, connections, and character not only of Lang, but also of the song that he chose to perform in the presence of the President of the United States.

President Barack Obama’s relationship with the communist People’s Republic of China has come under fire recently — due to his hosting of President Hu Jintao in a lavish, taxpayer-funded gala banquet in the White House last week, raising concerns about Obama’s loyalties and his ongoing relationship with communist, totalitarian regimes the world over.

At first the question sounds like the start of a really bad riddle: When will the government refuse to take your cash? Under normal circumstances, it is hard to even imagine this question ever actually being raised — especially in California, where it appears that almost every level of government is desperate for greenbacks.