Newt Gingrich, who made a much publicized visit to New Hampshire in his heyday as the nation's Speaker of the House 16 years ago, when he was allegedly looking for moose, may already be hunting for votes in the state that holds the first presidential primary every four years.
During an interview on �Fox News Sunday�, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, outlined many of the details of the GOP's 2012 budget proposal that will officially be announced on Tuesday. He said, �We can�t keep kicking this can down the road. The President has punted. We�re not going to follow suit. �
If you can measure a politician�s popularity by the number of dollars donated to his campaign (or cause), then Ron Paul is the most popular Republican in the country right now.
The Republican-controlled House Ways and Means Committee has approved a measure that would take away the tax incentive for abortion. H.R. 1232, which is a companion bill to the much lauded “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” sponsored by Representatives Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), passed through the committee on a party-line 22-14 vote on March 31, and now heads to the full House of Representatives.
Leftist television channel MSNBC made a mockery of journalism and itself after one of its journalists was exposed blatantly disregarding the truth by distorting the meaning of a non-binding Senate Resolution and the views of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on the Obama administration's United Nations-backed war in Libya. Now, critics of the network and supporters of the Senator are demanding an apology.
On Tuesday, March 29, the school district of Ector County, Texas (ECISD) approved sending 9th- through 12th-grade migrant students on a grant-funded trip to Washington in June, where they will attend the Experience in Democracy (EID) Leadership Conference. However, many residents of Odessa, the county seat, are not happy about the curriculum or the fact that some expenses may be picked up by the school district after all.
Janet Napolitano, the Homeland Security Secretary, confessed last week that the Obama administration will not deport illegal-alien students who would have fallen under the protection of the failed DREAM Act, the amnesty for illegal aliens that traveled under the name of immigration reform.
The Cato Institute’s just-announced ad campaign in major newspapers around the country asks rhetorically, “This is leadership?” and then neatly summarizes numerous areas where major budget cuts could be made. The ad questions the debate currently taking place over almost invisible cuts to the federal budget: “The House Republican leadership has proposed $61 billion in spending cuts — but that’s less than 4% of this year’s massive $1.65 trillion federal deficit.” And the Democrats have managed to squeeze out an even more modest proposal of a mere $10 billion.
After failing to intimidate lawmakers with protests and threats into backing down on the budget-repair bill reining in the collective-bargaining privileges of government employees, unions in Wisconsin sent out letters promising potentially illegal boycotts and attacks against businesses in the state that refuse to publicly support their demands.
Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever has said that United States Border Patrol officials have repeatedly asked him to reduce, even stop, arrests of illegal immigrants trying to cross the United States border. Dever’s allegations come just days after Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano claims that the U.S.-Mexican border is more secure than ever before.