New members in Congress may face tough choices as Tea Partiers say the defense budget shouldn’t be exempt from budget cuts. According to MSNBC.com on Jan. 21, although the $700 billion annual budget is one that few in Congress have been willing to tackle, Tea Party groups declare that if spending is to be cut, “the military’s budget needs to be part of the mix.”
“The Making of America Constitutional Seminar” — a Montana constitutional seminar presented by the nonprofit organization National Center for Constitutional Studies — has provoked the ire of Montana Democrats this week. At issue for the critics was the group’s charging an admission fee for entrance, as well as the use of the seminar to raise money. Although those issues have since been addressed, opposition to the seminar remains.
Old soldiers never die, they just pass on their genetic code?
A report issued by a defense science advisory panel suggests that the Pentagon may begin collecting DNA from military personnel to identify the genome sequence that defines a good soldier.
The obvious lesson to be gleaned from the last election is that Americans are unhappy with the policies of the Democratic Party in general and President Barack Obama in particular, especially in regard to Obama’s monumental federal takeover of the healthcare system. To a typically egocentric politician such as Obama, however, the problem lies not with his policies themselves but with those doltish voters who just don’t understand and appreciate the blessings his policies are bestowing upon them.
Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin appeared on Fox News on January 20 to announce that the state is filing a lawsuit against ObamaCare. On the same day, state Rep. Mike Ritze filed nullification legislation to declare the federal healthcare law null and void in Oklahoma.
In a way, the history of National Public Radio, now known simply as NPR, follows the slow, incremental creep of America toward socialism. Its very existence, in fact, serves as a milestone along the socialist path, since it was created by an act of government — the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. The legislation was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, the liberal Democrat who beat conservative Republican Barry Goldwater in a crucial presidential race in 1964.
A judge in California has finally done what the former Republican Governor lacked the spine to accomplish: Stop an egregious effort by the state legislature to further restrict the Second Amendment liberties of the people of “the Golden State.”
The military lawyer for alleged WikiLeaker Bradley Manning claims that the government is punishing the prisoner before he's even had his trial by jury, including six months of isolation that may violate the Eighth Amendment prohibition of "cruel and unusual punishments." Manning faces several military charges of passing large amounts of classified information to the Internet whistleblower website WikiLeaks.
Viktor Bout, 44, the infamous Russian international arms dealer dubbed the “merchant of death,” with ties to Marxist and Islamist terrorist groups, made his first pre-trial federal court appearance on Friday, Jan. 21, in the Southern District of New York in Manhattan.
The Obama administration is planning to renew the Bush administration's idea of "military commissions" trials for Guantanamo detainees and other suspects long imprisoned in the so-called "war on terrorism."
West Texas authorities report that bullets are still flying across the border from Mexico. And the violence is escalating. Fox News reported that last Thursday an unknown gunman fired from the Mexican State of Chihuahua upon U.S. highway workers.