Thomas R. Eddlem
South Carolina's Lindsey Graham has become the neoconservative Republican targeted by Tea Party and liberty movement organizations nationally, and the South Carolina U.S. Senate primary on June 10 may be the most important race of the 2014 campaign.
Former Republican lobbyist David Jolly prevailed in a March 12 special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District, a swing district victory many political observers are calling a bellwether for the November mid-term elections. The prime issue of contention in the race between Jolly and Democrat Alex Sink was President Obama's signature healthcare law, usually called “ObamaCare.”
Senate Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) publicly charged the CIA with repeatedly spying on her committee staffers conducting oversight of the agency, and of deleting files from committee computers.
Colorado Senator Mark Udall charged in a March 4 letter to President Obama that the CIA has engaged in “unprecedented action against” the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, actions which the Colorado Democrat found “to be incredibly troubling for the Committee's oversight responsibilities."
President Obama dropped his fiscal 2015 budget proposal on Congress March 4 to a chorus of yawns and indifference. The budget featured numerous massive new spending proposals — almost none of which are likely to become law — along with proposals for tax increases on “the rich” and fiscally unsustainable deficits through the rest of his presidential tenure.
Rampant government violations of the U.S. Bill of Rights are an indication that the Bill of Rights is facing greater threat today under manufactured “necessity” than ever before in American history.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes (D-Md.) signed on to the national leftist movement to amend the U.S. Constitution to repeal the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision in a Washington Post op-ed, a move that puts national Democratic Party leadership in favor of repealing the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Mark Meckler of Citizens for Self-Government has inaugurated a pattern of ridiculing constitutionalists such as Phyllis Schlafly and The New American's own Joe Wolverton for being skeptical of pushing the nation forward into a constitutional convention.
Though both Republicans and Democrats have backed crony capitalism with tax dollars, the Democratic Party has been a more reliable supporter of crony capitalism than the Republican Party.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) told a meeting of the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus on January 29 that the chief job of Congress in the coming months should be to draft executive orders for President Obama to sign instead of Congress passing laws themselves, as required by the U.S. Constitution and its separation of powers doctrine.