Around the country, the Republican Party is mounting legal challenges to keep third-party candidates off the ballot in November. Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party is being targeted, as is former U.S. Congressman Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party.
ObamaCare may not have passed in March of 2010 had it not been for several swing voters, such as former Michigan Democratic Rep. Bart Stupak, who lead the pro-life Democrats in efforts against the healthcare law virtually up until the time of the vote. Stupak’s vote was swayed by a last minute deal with President Obama that put Stupak’s fears of federally-funded abortions at ease. In order for President Obama to secure the much-needed pro-life Democrats’ votes that were required to pass the law, Obama agreed to sign an Executive Order that stated abortions would not be financed through ObamaCare.
On Thursday, September 6, supporters of Bradley Manning are planning to hold several nonviolent demonstrations around the country. The protests are timed to occur at the same time President Obama delivers his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina.
The U.S. national debt eclipsed the $16-trillion mark on August 31, the Treasury Department reported September 4, adding to Republicans’ growing criticisms of President Obama’s purportedly failed economic policies. In the fiscal year ending September 30, the government is estimated to spawn a deficit of more than $1.1 trillion, leaving tax revenue far behind government spending and nudging the national debt closer to its $16.394-trillion borrowing limit.
Delegates Andrew McNulty and Richard Ford, who were aboard the GOP’s "Wayward Bus," speak out about their undue delay at the Republican National Convention in Tampa last week.
The Obama administration is close to finalizing a massive $1-billion bailout for the increasingly totalitarian Muslim Brotherhood regime ruling over Egypt, according to U.S. government officials cited in news reports. The move is already drawing fierce criticism from opponents arguing that bailing out the new Islamist ruler, who is already working to bolster Egyptian ties with the communist Chinese dictatorship while becoming increasingly despotic at home, would be a mistake on multiple levels.
In addition to forgiving the $1 billion in Egyptian government debt, almost a third of its total burden, the administration is also working with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) — largely funded by American taxpayers — to secure a $5-billion loan for the regime. On top of that, U.S. officials are in the process of creating multiple funds and programs worth almost $500 million to help politically connected U.S. and Egyptian businesses.
While an Israeli air strike could cause a temporary setback to Iran's nuclear program, it would take the U.S. Air Force to finish the job, retired Air Force General and former CIA Director Michael Hayden said in an interview published Tuesday in the Israeli daily Haaretz.
Democrats have added a plank to the Democratic Party platform that calls for an international approach to greenhouse gas emissions. The platform is expected to be approved by the party at the national convention on September 4.
The Democratic Party officially supports jamming scissors into an innocent partially born baby’s tiny skull before vacuuming its brain out through a tube and disposing of the body — the horrifying practice known as “partial-birth abortion,” long backed by President Obama — a draft version of its platform revealed. Taxpayers, meanwhile, should be expected to pay for the barbaric procedure, Democrats said in their platform, almost universally expected to be adopted at the Democratic National Convention. And the American people’s money must also continue unconstitutionally flowing to abortion and lobbying giant Planned Parenthood no matter what.
The Democratic Party platform’s language supporting taxpayer-funded abortions and the barbaric partial-birth abortion procedure, unsurprisingly, drew swift criticism from analysts, pro-life activists and others. The party convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, is already being dubbed the “Celebration of Abortion.” But among Democrats, opposition to the controversial and extreme positions is growing as well.
In a ruling that could have a significant impact on the outcome of this year's presidential election, a federal judge on August 31 issued a preliminary injunction against an Ohio law that eliminated the final three days of early in-person voting for most voters, while allowing exceptions for military personnel and Ohio voters living overseas.
The "insider" attacks by Afghan trainees on U.S. and NATO troops have forced the suspension of the training program for new recruits, while officials in charge of the NATO training mission reassess the vetting process used to weed out Afghan troops with ties to the Taliban or other insurgents.