Hundreds of people attended a commemorative ceremony at the Oklahoma City National Memorial on April 19, to remember those killed on this day in 1995. On that tragic day, 168 people lost their lives and more than 600 others were injured in the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building.
According to a recent Rasmussen poll, Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) and President Barack Obama would be virtually tied if the 2012 presidential election were held today. The poll result is perhaps surprising, considering that during Ron Paul's 2008 presidential bid for the Republican nomination the major media cast him as a dark horse with no chance of winning. But that was before the financial meltdown in the fall of 2008, the Obama Presidency, and the Tea Party movement of the past year.
A poll from the Pew Research Center reports that approximately 80 percent of Americans (four out of five) distrust the government. The poll reflects the lack of faith that Americans have in the government’s ability to alleviate the nation’s woes.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) once famously chided a reporter who asked where in the Constitution Congress was authorized to mandate health insurance coverage with the disdainful response, “Are you serious?”
The New York Times reports that the "gun lobby" has recently offered to trade opposition to granting the District of Columbia a voting member in Congress. The Times editorial expressed outrage that this proposed legislation will require a roll back of gun restrictions in the District of Columbia in return for what its residents have "been so long and so unfairly denied." The proposal would allow the District of Columbia to, effectively, have a member of the House of Representatives.