Television savant Chris Matthews, who ridiculed Sarah Palin, the failed GOP vice presidential candidate, as lacking in brain power, may now be regretting those words.
Matthews, the host of MSNBC's "Hardball," recently appeared on the television quiz show Jeopardy! and came in third place with just $2,300. The last-place finish wouldn't be worth noting except that in repeatedly telling his audience that Palin is dead from the neck up, he also mentioned that she would fare poorly on Jeopardy!
As Congress drags its feet on charging disgraced Attorney General Eric Holder with contempt for unlawfully covering up the deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-running scandal, a respected documentary maker decided to create Blood on Their Hands, a film exposing the Obama administration’s crimes. Activists and analysts celebrated the news, calling it a positive step forward in getting to the truth about the weapons-trafficking scheme that saw the U.S. government arm violent Mexican drug cartels using American tax money.
President Obama honed in on the media Monday during his commencement address at Barnard College, railing against the "steady stream of sensationalism and scandal" that typically drive up ratings. Using the "sensationalized" media as a campaign talking point, the President attempted to patch up a barrage of negative press that has debased the "hope" and "change" catchwords of his 2008 campaign.
“If you want a UN on steroids, you want the Law of the Sea Treaty,” then-Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott (R-Miss.) declared in a 2007 news conference. The treaty, Lott explained, “undermines U.S. sovereignty,” “would create a huge UN bureaucracy” to rule the U.S. private sector and military, “would undermine U.S. military and intelligence operations,” and “would be a huge problem in terms of navigational rights.” Five years later, however, the man who once claimed that Senate ratification of LOST would “cede our national sovereignty — both militarily and economically,” is lobbying that very body to approve the treaty.
Clashes between supporters of Ron Paul and Mitt Romney brought chaos to the state Republican Conventions in Oklahoma and Arizona.
Ron Paul announced on Monday that the focus of his campaign for the remainder of the race will be the delegate strategy. Unfortunately, the campaign seems to have resigned itself to the inevitability that Mitt Romney will secure the GOP nomination, and hopes to secure enough delegates to help rewrite Republican Party rules and the party platform at the August convention.
JPMorgan Chase's $2 billion trading loss has predictably generated calls for more bank regulation. But one free-market advocate, Dan Amoss of the Daily Reckoning made this suggestion: "Here’s an idea: it’s called 'capitalism.' Take away the subsidies and bailouts for banks, along with the regulatory red tape. If they want to blow themselves up, fine — but losses would fall on the risk managers making those decisions and bank shareholders, not taxpayers or depositors…."
As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 comes before the House of Representatives, Congressmen Adam Smith and Justin Amash offer an amendment forbidding indefinite detention.
Foreigners are 13 percent of the population in the United States, the U.S. Census Bureau reported last week.
The Los Angeles Times reported that 13 percent, or 40 million persons out of about 300 million, is the largest number of foreign born since 1920. Not surprisingly, the largest cohort of foreigner are Mexicans and Latin Americans.
Correlating a report from the Federation for American Immigration Reform to that of the Census Bureau shows that those states with the highest number of foreigners also spend the most on illegal aliens.