Last weekend, the United States Senate voted 65-31 in favor of repealing the 17-year military policy, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” The Senate vote followed a Thursday night vote in the House of Representatives, where the repeal was passed by a vote of 250-175. However, though the policy was repealed through the legislative process, lawmakers have elected to allow the military to write the rules on the process of repealing the ban on homosexual service members.
In 2009, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed yet another government regulation to implement a new "net neutrality" plan that would block Internet providers from controlling web traffic. After a great deal of contentious debate, the Wall Street Journal reports that the FCC is preparing to approve the proposed regulation.
In a new video commentary (watch below), Liberty News Network immigration and border security analyst Andy Ramirez takes apart the recent claims by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano that the Obama administration is doing a bang-up job of guarding the border and deporting illegal aliens.
The 111th Congress may do more damage to the American Republic in its lame-duck session than it did during the first 22 months of its ignominious existence. The huge liberal majorities in both houses of Congress following the 2008 Republican debacle at the polls with John McCain at the top of the ticket put Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid in positions of unquestioned power.
On Sunday evening, the United States Senate passed a bill that will virtually overhaul the nation’s food industry laws: the Food Safety Modernization Act. The bill was passed unanimously after a number of negotiations that took place over the weekend.
Equating homosexual "rights" with the nation's long and painful struggle for racial equality, former President Jimmy Carter said that it is just a matter of time before America elects a homosexual President.
A judge in Alaska has given a back-handed slap to those standing up for life in his state, by letting stand a law, passed by a vote of the people, requiring abortionists to notify parents if their daughter comes to them for the procedure -- but by gutting the law of any prison time or penalties if they neglect to follow the law.
Yesterday night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reluctantly pulled the 1,900 page $1.1 trillion omnibus bill laden with earmarks that would have funded the federal government through September 2011 from the Senate floor. Aware that the bill would face tremendous opposition and delays, Reid instead announced that he would work with Republican leaders on a smaller, short-term budget to avoid what would have become a government shutdown.
At approximately midnight on Thursday, the House of Representatives voted 277-148 to pass the tax cut legislation approved in the Senate on Wednesday. According to the Washington Post, the House vote was delayed on Thursday by a "last-minute uprising by liberal Democrats demanding an opportunity to express their fierce opposition to the measure."
In the wake of Michael Steele�s announcement that he would be seeking reelection for the position of Republican National Committee Chairman, a variety of opponents have come forward to challenge him, including former political director Gentry Collins, and former Michigan GOP leader Saul Anuzis. Steele has faced harsh criticism from a number of Republicans, particularly over his financial mishandling of RNC funds as well as his recent gaffes.