Most adults recall the iconic musical comedy, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. It is still a mainstay of annual high-school plays, drama schools, and replays on classic-movie channels. The title speaks for itself, but the entertainment experience remains uproarious.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates is trying to reassure American troops that the lifting by Congress of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” ban, which prevented open homosexuals from serving in the military, will actually have little impact on the nation’s fighting forces.
On Monday, the Democratic Attorney General of Missouri filed an amicus brief in one of the federal cases challenging the constitutionality of ObamaCare.
The February 22nd Newsweek poll followed by the Wall Street Journal/NBC poll showing billionaire Donald Trump eclipsing his nearest Republican rivals and even challenging incumbent President Obama has caused some commentators to look past his rhetoric to see where "The Donald" really stands on major issues. Jonathan Hoenig, writing for SmartMoney.com, says that Trump's primary appeal is undoubtedly his business experience.
Texas lawmakers are continuing their quest to prohibit Shariah law from being accepted as persuasive in any court in the Lone Star State. This includes any cultural considerations and implications of any foreign law or code, including the Islamic Shariah law.
Proving Ronald Reagan�s adage that Democrats �never met a tax they didn�t hike,� President Barack Obama is planning to �call for tax increases for people making over $250,000 a year, a proposal contained in his 2012 budget, and changing parts of the tax code he thinks benefit the wealthy,� the Wall Street Journal reports. Obama is also expected to �propose cuts to entitlement programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, and changes to Social Security.� But if those cuts are anything like the so-called cuts in the recent budget compromise, they will amount to small reductions in proposed increases, not genuine cuts.
When 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.
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.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, a leftist Democrat from New York, claims the latest group of Republican Congressmen were sent to Washington so they can kill women.