John Boehner, Republican Minority House Leader and very possibly the next Speaker of the House, called Wednesday for a freeze on all current federal tax rates, including those adopted as the Bush tax cuts.

"The secret of grand fortunes without apparent cause is a crime forgotten, for it was properly done." These are the words of renowned French author, Honore de Balzac in his book, Pere Goriot. While Balzac is often quoted, never were the words so timely as those quoted above. In an astonishingly overlooked article published in the U.K. newspaper, the Guardian in December 2009, the head of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime declared that billions of dollars in illicit drug money sustained the global financial system during the zenith of the worldwide recession.

Nine-term incumbent Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson appears to be unwittingly sabotaging her own reelection campaign. Despite voters in the Republican primary choosing an energetic African-American pastor (Rev. Stephen Broden) from Dallas to challenge her in November, the Dallas-based ultra-left Democrat was sailing toward an easy reelection bout in her overwhelmingly Democratic “majority-minority” district just two weeks ago. No longer.

Shipping ContaintersThe China Daily US Edition reported on September 7 that "China will 'vigorously' expand its imports of key products as the nation strives to cut its trade surplus amid growing protectionism against the world's largest exporter."

In response to the blatant attacks on the Tea Party movement by leftist groups like the NAACP and George Soros’s? Media Matters, Dick Armey’s FreedomWorks has launched a program called Diverse Tea, “a platform and advertising campaign that will showcase diversity in the Tea Party movement.”