When Austan Goolsbee, chief economic advisor to the Obama administration, was asked about the impact not raising the debt ceiling would have on the country, he said, �This is not a game. If we hit the debt ceiling, that�s essentially defaulting on our obligations, which is totally unprecedented in American history.� He continued:
Former Bush administration Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, who helped inaugurate the Bush-era torture policy and locked up American citizens without trial, will receive a "Defender of the Constitution" Award from the American Conservative Union at the group's annual CPAC conference. Rumsfeld will be promoting his soon-to-be-released book, Known and Unknown, at the CPAC conference.
As many Americans of Egyptian descent protested in cities across the country this past weekend, demonstrating in solidarity with their families back in Egypt, forces on the far Left, from ANSWER coalition to the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL), have taken advantage of the situation to promote their socialist agendas.
The City of New York, as part of an effort of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, sent investigators to Arizona to purchase firearms at gun shows. According to news reports, on January 23, at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Phoenix, these men found that they could buy semiautomatic pistols even when they told the gun sellers that they could not pass the background checks.