In what is being heralded as a victory for the Obama Administration, a three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. ruled on April 29 that the federal government can continue to fund embryonic stem cell research while a federal case seeking to permanently block funding makes its way through the courts.
Although questions about Barack Obama’s eligibility to serve as President were initially raised by Jim Geraghty of National Review Online in June, 2008, it wasn’t until Donald Trump gave voice to what was by then being referred to by the mainstream media as the “birther movement” following an anonymous telephone poll last fall in New Hampshire, that the movement began to gain momentum.
The ugly charge that birthers are racist opponents of President Obama, who don't want a black man in the White House, continues the leftist tradition of smearing opponents to neutralize them.
Ever since Obama took the oath, liberals have attacked on this front, tossing around the undefined term "racist" to limit debate and portray opposition to the President as unreasonable and deriving solely from his complexion.
On April 29, two weeks after the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the National Day of Prayer, President Obama proclaimed May 5 as the date for Americans to come together in a unified time of prayer for the nation. Obama's latest proclamation continues a tradition that goes back to before the nation's founding, when the Continental Congress called for "a day of public humiliation, fasting, and prayer" to be observed on July 20, 1775.
All across the nation, led by the robust stand of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and the equally tough measures taken by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, an increasing number of state legislators are taking on the privileged status of labor unions in the American economy.
Since the devastating attacks on September 11, Americans maintained one ultimate goal for the military endeavors that followed in the Middle East: to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. And when his death was announced on Sunday, May 1, Americans broke out in jubilee.
Ever since an NPR exec was caught on hidden camera genuflecting for a couple of fake representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood and chuckling with glee when they suggested that NPR stood for National Palestinian Radio, the walls of the “public broadcasting” empire have been rattling.
On Thursday night, real estate mogul, Celebrity Apprentice host, and presidential hopeful Donald Trump unleashed a hailstorm of profanity during a speech at a Las Vegas casino, while assuring a rally of 1,000 people that he would soon announce his decision on a 2012 presidential run.
Provoked by the varieties of so-called “anti-union legislation” being passed across the nation, unions have decided to refocus all of their attention and energy on state elections rather than federal elections. Such a strategy could pose a problem for President Obama and his Democratic colleagues during the 2012 elections.
Harold Schaitberger, president of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), says, “We’ve decided to freeze all contributions to federal candidates, federal committees, and federal candidate PAC’s in order to really refocus on battles we are experiencing in a number of states.”