Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary January 10 with 38 percent of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul placed a strong second with 23 percent (with 78 percent of the precincts reporting).
Like many other Republicans, Sen. Orrin Hatch, Utah’s senior Senator, has been a vocal critic of President Obama’s support for Solyndra, the bankrupt California solar panel manufacturer. Once a prime showpiece of “green energy” and one of the top technology darlings of the Obama administration, Solyndra failed spectacularly last year — after having been lavished with $535 million in federal loan guarantees, as well as a $25-million tax break from the state of California.
As New Hampshire voters go to the polls in the nation’s first presidential primary of 2012, the results of last week’s Iowa caucuses have still not yet been certified. The Iowa GOP leadership decided to accumulate the vote totals of the caucuses at a secret location based on a threat that they received from a group called Anonymous.
Idaho couple Mike and Chantell Sackett have battled the Environmental Protection Agency for four years in an attempt to build a home on property they own that the EPA has dubbed “protected wetlands.” Finally their case made it way to the Supreme Court, where several justices took up their cause and slammed the EPA for its “heavy-handed enforcement of rules.”
Is the latest decapitated body found in the Arizona desert near Tucson another example of Mexico’s drug war violence spreading across the border? The Pima County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating the headless body of an unidentified man discovered on January 6 and hasn’t issued any statement concerning the identity of the victim or the possibility of a connection to the ongoing war among Mexican drug cartels.
While U.S. unemployment remains well above eight percent, the Obama administration is proposing a half-percent pay raise for federal employees as part of its 2013 budget plan, an Office of Management and Budget official announced Friday.
After nearly three years in existence, the Tennessee Tea Party disbanded Thursday, according to a message sent to members from the leaders of the group, Robert and Tami Kilmarx.
On Saturday, the Ron Paul campaign issued a statement announcing the naming of several new members of the Homeschoolers for Ron Paul coalition.
The formation of the group was originally announced in August and since then has been very successful in motivating homeschool advocates to rally to Dr. Paul's campaign for the White House.
The Obama administration may have revealed classified information related to the killing of Osama bin Laden to a group in Hollywood planning to make a film about the event.
On Thursday, Representative Peter King (R-N.Y., left) stated that the Department of Defense was initiating an investigation into whether Mark Boal and Kathryn Bigelow (the team behind the 2008 war film The Hurt Locker) were provided "improper access" to unreleased intelligence about the hunt for and assassination of the former head of al-Qaeda by members of the American special operations forces that took place in Pakistan in May of 2011.
On January 3, President Barack Obama signed into law legislation imposing sanctions on Belarus. The Belarus Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2011 was passed by Congress in December in response to a litany of alleged human rights abuses on the part of the former Soviet Republic.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, more than 1,200 companies have been accorded waivers from the healthcare reform law, the Health and Human Services Department (HHS) disclosed Friday, the final day that the agency is required to report the data.