Paul RyanHouse Republicans passed the Ryan budget proposal April 15 by a 235-193 vote, with every Democrat voting against the measure and only four Republicans in opposition. The Ryan budget would endorse a $1 trillion deficit for fiscal 2012 and a $700 billion deficit for 2013.

Rachel MaddowLeftist MSNBC host Rachel Maddow is being figuratively ripped apart by critics after her embarrassing, half-baked attack on the resurgence of state efforts to nullify unconstitutional federal statutes attracted a barrage of ridicule and criticism from scholars, pundits, and patriots.

An appeals court has overturned a federal judge’s decision that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional and has ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the President’s right to proclaim the annual observance. As reported by the Associated Press, “A three-judge panel of the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation did not have standing to sue because while they disagree with the president’s proclamation, it has not caused them any harm.”

The notorious abortion group Planned Parenthood, recently exposed for having spent millions of U.S. taxpayer dollars lobbying and electing democrats, again escaped being cut off from the federal dole as the Senate voted 58 to 42 on April 14 to block a House bill defunding the organization. 

On March 30, Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y., picture, left) and 15 co-sponsors (including Republican leaders) introduced S. 679, the “Presidential Appointment Efficiency and Streamlining Act.” The measure would remove the “advice and consent” requirement for many executive branch appointments, giving the President unchecked power to fill key administration positions.