Word out of Iowa is that Ron Paul won a majority of that state’s delegates to the Republican National Convention to be held in August in Tampa, Florida. This is contrary to the story told on election night in January when first Mitt Romney and then, after a recount, Rick Santorum was declared the winner of the Hawkeye State’s caucus.
After what the Des Moines Register described as a "two-day tug-of-war marked by bouts of angry shouting," backers of the Libertarian-leaning Texas congressman won 23 of the state’s 28 total delegates.
President Obama, after years of criticizing George W. Bush's power grabs, is now aggrandizing even more power to the presidency.
On Thursday, the U.S. Senate passed the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012, 64-35, with the support of 46 Democrats and 16 Republicans. The measure will fund agriculture, farm, and nutrition programs for the next five years at a projected cost of $969 billion over the next 10 years.
Reports indicate that the Department of Defense is creating autonomous cyber weapons, which are being used against foreign entities, such as Iran, but will also in all likelihood be used against Americans.
On Wednesday,the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted on partisan lines to bring contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder for not complying with subpoenas to turn over documents related to the “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal. As the vote now moves toward a full House vote, however, Attorney General Holder is indicating that he wants to negotiate, a notion House Republicans seen willing to accept.
Federal auditors recently issued a report charging a Kansas-based medical manufacturer with potentially paying out more than $4 million in fraudulent Medicare claims for “male vacuum erection systems,” more commonly known as “penis pumps.” In turn, the auditors requested that the company reimburse all the money to the federal government and “implement policies and procedures to help ensure that it collects and maintains the required documentation.”
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted along partisan lines to bring contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder June 20 by a vote of 23-17 over the Attorney General's refusal to conform with subpoenas related to the "Fast and Furious" gun-walking scandal. The Obama White House had claimed “executive privilege” over the documents earlier in the morning.
As is now being widely reported, Mitt Romney told reporters in Michigan on Tuesday that “Marco Rubio is being thoroughly vetted as part of our process.”
This announcement is a surprise to no one, as the young senator’s name has been bandied about as a possible VP since the beginning of the Romney campaign.
On Tuesday Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) rose to speak in the House of Representatives and promised to thwart any effort by the president to initiate military operations in Syria without a formal congressional declaration of war, as required by the Constitution:
This week I am introducing legislation to prohibit the Administration, absent a declaration of war by Congress, from supporting — directly or indirectly — any military or paramilitary operations in Syria,” the constitutionally consistent congressman declared.
GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney asserts that he would not need to seek congressional approval before launching war on Iran, prompting Senator Rand Paul to issue a scathing response. Senator Paul, who recently gave a controversial endorsement of Romney, made it clear that he would not support Romney's unconstitutional foreign policy.
The Pew Hispanic Center says President Obama’s amnesty for illegal alien young people will permit about 1.4 million illegals to stay in the country, a considerable jump from the 800,000 originally reported.
The research organization bases its claim on its estimates of the total number of illegals here, which it puts at about 11.2 million.