The Senate is considering passage of Senate Amendment 183 to S 493, an amendment sponsored by Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The McConnell Amendment would "prohibit the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency from promulgating any regulation concerning, taking action relating to, or taking into consideration the emission of a greenhouse gas to address climate change."
Not two months after it fired an employee for telling an undercover pimp that Planned Parenthood can provide abortions and contraceptives to underage age prostitutes, the abortion group is lobbying against legislation in Illinois that would expand the list of personnel at abortion clinics who must report the rape of a minor.
A mere four months after GOP contender Sharron Angle was defeated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Angle has announced that she will seek another Congressional bid in 2012. In a YouTube video released on Wednesday, as well as via Twitter tweets and an email to her supporters, Angle declared that she will run once again to "stop the liberal agenda."
A new ABC News/Washington Post poll shows that Americans' confidence in their government has plummeted in the last decade. In August 1974, around the time that President Nixon resigned, 15 percent of Americans were pessimistic about their government and 55 percent were optimistic. Over the last 24 years, until 1999, the percentage of Americans who were optimistic about their government was relatively high, ranging as low as 45 percent and as high as 55 percent. The percentage of Americans who were pessimistic about their government hovered in the low 20s during those decades.
In October 2010, The New American examined the findings of Dr. Susan Reverby of Wellesley College, which showed that between 1946 and 1948, hundreds of Guatemalan citizens had been deliberately inoculated with gonorrhea and syphilis without their permission or knowledge. A group of some of those Guatemalans and their heirs have filed a lawsuit against U.S. health officials, according to CNN World, March 15.