The consequences of the battle playing out in Wisconsin and other states between government-employee unions and taxpayers hoping to rein in spending will be huge and international, warned CEO Arthur Thompson of The John Birch Society (headquartered in Wisconsin) in his weekly video address.

ObamaThe Associated Press reports that President Barack Obama made “a concession over his divisive health care overhaul” during a February 28 address to state governors. The “concession” was a mild one indeed: Instead of forcing states to wait until 2017 to opt out of ObamaCare, Obama will allow them to opt out beginning in 2014, the year the individual mandate takes effect.

A single high-powered 7.62 mm gun purchased in north Texas is connected to the fatal shooting of Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agent Jaime Zapata last month in northern Mexico, as reported by WFAA.com in Dallas/Fort Worth on Monday.

Moments ago, the United States House of Representatives voted 335 to 91 in favor of passing another Continuing Resolution to continue to fund the federal government, which will prevent a government shutdown on March 4, when the former CR was set to expire. The newly passed Continuing Resolution will fund the federal government through March 18, allowing Congress more time to reach a compromise on the federal budget for the fiscal year ending on September 30.

ron paulSunday, February 27, was the conclusion of the three-day Tea Party American Policy Summit in Phoenix, Arizona � a gathering of top Tea Party activists for the purpose of fostering greater unity and cohesion among its various disjointed groups across the country. The event focused on addressing sustainable and long-term strategies for dealing with matters such as the national deficit, ObamaCare, Second Amendment rights, border security and immigration, the Fair Tax, and other issues related to the Tea Party�s core principles of limited government and fiscal conservatism.