Ron Paul, the Texas Congressman and retired obstetrician best known for his uncompromising libertarian convictions and his opposition to the Federal Reserve,  is expected to announce his candidacy for President of the United States Friday on ABC-TV’s Good Morning, America during the 7 o’clock hour, a source in the Paul camp told the online news journal Politico.

Attorney General Eric Holder recently issued a statement indicating his commitment to the closing of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. However, a bipartisan group of Senators told reporters on Wednesday that they believe the detention camp should remain open indefinitely.

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a key pro-life bill May 10 that bans state funding of abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood, making Indiana the first state to enact such a sweeping prohibition. As reported by USA Today, hours after Daniels signed the legislation, Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge to block implementation of the law, a request U.S. District Judge Tanya Walton Pratt (left) denied. According to the paper, while Pratt “will take more time to consider whether the law itself should stand … typically a judge’s reluctance to even temporarily put a law on hold does not bode well for the plaintiff….”

His exploring accomplished, Newt Gingrich has discovered it is time for him to make it official. The former Speaker of the House of Representatives has formally announced he is a candidate for the Republican nomination for President in 2012.

At the U.S. border with Mexico two days ago, President Obama repeated the errant claims that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has repeatedly told about conditions at the border. Like Napolitano, Obama says the border is secure.