As the intense protests in Wisconsin move into their second week, The New American took a look at Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed reforms, critics’ claims, as well as the fiscal situation of the state. It turns out state and local governments are facing massive deficits, and the unfunded government-employee pension liabilities are enormous. The so-called “budget repair bill” would aim to start solving some of the problems.
On Wednesday, February 16, the Idaho House became the first state legislative body to pass a measure to nullify the entire ObamaCare law within a state.
The measure, HB117, was sent to the state Senate by a vote of 49-20. Only seven Republicans voted against the bill along with all of the House Democrats.
While President Obama may be “grappling” with his own views on homosexual marriage, on February 23 he ordered his Administration’s Justice Department to stop defending the constitutionality of the 1996 federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which essentially defines marriage as between a man and a woman, and protects states from being required to recognize same-sex partnerships as marriage.
Recently two women tried to pass through airport security in the United States. One was unarmed; the other was hiding a gun in her underwear. Which one did the Transportation Security Administration prevent from boarding an airplane?
Texas Rangers have announced that they are closing in on an arsonist who tossed a Molotov cocktail into the Texas Governor's mansion in Austin in June of 2008.