BPWhen 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.

Jackson JacksonAging civil rights professional Jesse Jackson flipped his lid on television last week, claiming that the battle over the federal budget is nothing less than a reprise of the War Between the States.

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.