Anthony WeinerAs if New York Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner was not in enough hot water for his illicit online relationships with numerous women, the Congressman also tweeted with a 17-year-old high school student from New Castle, Delaware, according to news reports.

US soldier in IraqThink U.S. troops will be leaving Iraq by the end of the year? Think again. CIA Director Leon Panetta, who has been nominated to succeed Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense, says that the Iraqi government is probably going to request that some U.S. forces remain in the country and that Washington will almost certainly oblige.

Georgia state capitolGeorgia’s new law targeting illegal aliens is working — even before it goes into effect on July 1. Illegal aliens are already scampering out of the state, just as the law's proponents expected would happen. But leftists have filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop implementation of the new law.

PanettaOn Thursday, June 9, the U.S. Senate conducted confirmation hearings on current CIA Director and former U.S. Congressman Leon E. Panetta (D-Calif.), who has been nominated by President Barack Obama to replace Bush-era appointee Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense. Obama's nomination of Panetta was originally announced on April 28, when the President announced that he would be making changes to his National Security team.

As Americans are already struggling with unemployment and inflation, Democrats are seeking to increase revenue, i.e. tax hikes, in order to avoid a default as Congress continues to debate the debt ceiling. Republicans have remained steadfastly opposed to any tax increases, which has ultimately resulted in a standoff between the two parties.

Congressional Democrats have adamantly supported tax increases on the wealthiest Americans, but Republicans argue that such increases would hurt job growth, and have instead advocated changes to entitlement programs.