The 111th Congress may do more damage to the American Republic in its lame-duck session than it did during the first 22 months of its ignominious existence. The huge liberal majorities in both houses of Congress following the 2008 Republican debacle at the polls with John McCain at the top of the ticket put Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in positions of unquestioned power.  

According to the official White House website:

President Obama’s first priority in confronting the economic crisis is to put Americans back to work. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan signed by the President will spur job creation while making long-term investments in health care, education, energy, and infrastructure.... The recovery plan will save or create about 3.5 million jobs while investing in priorities that create sustainable economic growth for the future.

As the Senate continues to debate passage of the START Treaty, the future of the nuclear arms pact with Russia is all but certain. Republican opposition to the treaty has been adamant, but the Democrats vow to see to its passage.

On Sunday evening, the United States Senate passed a bill that will virtually overhaul the nation’s food industry laws: the Food Safety Modernization Act. The bill was passed unanimously after a number of negotiations that took place over the weekend.

As we approach the Christmas holiday, Christians in Oklahoma are celebrating a rare victory in the battle for religious freedom. The Blaze reports, “The Federal Reserve has reversed its decision that originally forced a small Oklahoma bank to remove from its premises and website Bible verses, crosses, and Christmas buttons.”