When President Obama announced that energy giant British Petroleum would fund a $20 billion fund to compensate the victims of the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, many warned of the potential for abuse. Regardless, the Obama administration kowtowed to the demands of George Soros’ Center for American Progress and demanded that BP set up the escrow account. Now, just one year after the compensation fund was created, investigations reveal that the funds from the account have been used for purchases unrelated to the oil spill.
On March 30, 2011, Lt. General Robert Cone, commanding general at Ft. Hood, granted a request from the attorney for accused Ft. Hood murderer, Major Nidal Malik Hasan (pictured), to postpone the trial until late April.
Austin, Texas, was the scene of another case of human trafficking over the weekend. Police arrested 39-year-old Felix Lugo Medina (picture, left) on Friday night in a southside apartment complex and charged him with kidnapping a man from Nuevo Laredo (across the international border — the Rio Grande River — from Laredo, Texas), according to KVUE.com, Austin’s ABC affiliate.
Republican leaders in Congress have been pining to amend the federal pay system, to curb government spending and trim the skyrocketing deficit. Many Republicans and Tea Party activists claim that federal workers are grossly overpaid, particularly when compared to the private sector workforce. Naturally, Democrats and liberal activists claim the contrary.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, a leftist Democrat from New York, claims the latest group of Republican Congressmen were sent to Washington so they can kill women.
The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on April 6 that a professor at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington can sue the school for not promoting him to full professor status because of the conservative Christian views he expressed in speeches and writing.
“Nullification begins with the axiomatic point that a federal law that violates the Constitution is no law at all. It is void and of no effect. If a law is unconstitutional and therefore void and of no effect, it is up to the states, the parties to the U.S. Constitution, to declare it so and thus refuse to enforce it ... Nullification provides a shield between the people of a state and an unconstitutional law from the federal government.”
New York’s 26th Congressional District was pushed into the national spotlight last February when a shirtless photo of Congressman Chris Lee surfaced online. Lee resigned almost immediately, and Governor Andrew Cuomo set May 24 as the date for the special election to elect a replacement.
With just eight months left until the last American soldier is presumably to be pulled from Iraq, finally ending the eight-year war in that beleaguered country, the Pentagon is reconsidering its decision.
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