Rep. Dennis Kucinich�s (left) recent offering of his �National Emergency Employment Defense Act� (NEED Act) is designed to remove all money creation powers from the Fed to a newly established congressional agency, the Monetary Authority. According to Kucinich, the bill �would reassert congressional sovereignty and regain control of monetary policy from private banks [the Federal Reserve]� by placing that control into the hands of �a separate Monetary Authority made up of experts � responsible for managing monetary policy.� That Monetary Authority would advise the �
Talk of an Obama impeachment reentered the political arena this week, this time for the targeted killing of American-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki. Texas Congressman and GOP presidential contender Ron Paul declared that because of the President’s “flouting” of the law, impeachment is possible.
Though the number of GOP presidential contenders has grown seemingly unmanageable, many Republicans have practically demanded the entrance of another candidate: New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Christie, though appreciative of the vote of public confidence, has repeatedly declared he would not consider a presidential bid this time around; however, his assertions have seemed to fall on deaf ears. Many continued to point to various statements by Christie thought to be alluding to possible consideration of a run despite his declarations to the contrary. Just moments ago, however, Christie made yet another official statement indicating he would not run for President.
Robert Johnson (left), business magnate and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), has joined the mounting list of CEOs and business leaders who are questioning President Obama’s incessant demagoguing of America’s wealthy. On "Fox News Sunday," Johnson suggested that the President "recalibrate his message," so as not to "demean" or "attack" the achievements of so many hardworking Americans. "I’ve earned my right to fly private if I choose to do so," he declared, "and by attacking me, [Obama] is not going to convince me that I should take a bigger hit because I happen to be wealthy."
President Obama took office in January 2009 with grand promises of "creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government," but with the Anwar al-Awlaki killing and an administration assassination program for American citizens, the Obama administration has taken government secrecy to new depths.
The 12-member congressional supercommittee created by the August debt-ceiling deal is tasked with finding $1.5 trillion in cuts to the federal budget over the next decade. With that kind of money on the line, was there ever any doubt that lobbyists would come knocking on the committee’s door?
“Carol Swain is an apologist for white supremacists.” That was the jarring claim of a front-page article that greeted Dr. Swain in her local paper on October 17, 2009. The claim was a quote from Mark Potok, a top spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, the self-anointed “watchdog” that presumes to be the preeminent monitor of “hate groups and racial extremists throughout the United States.”
“Law enforcement professionals are more likely to encounter dangerous extremists than virtually any other segment of American society — and those confrontations are, tragically, sometimes fatal,” says the SPLC’s “Law Enforcement Resources” web page. “With that in mind,” the web page continues, “the SPLC has undertaken a number of initiatives to equip officers with information and other resources that may help them carry out their duties with a minimum of danger to themselves.”
Though his campaign has been largely ignored by the mainstream media, Rep. Ron Paul has been making some gains over the course of the last few months. In fact, the longtime Texas Congressman's momentum has prompted The Blaze to report: "Paul is having such a big impact on the race that some Republican operatives are convinced that he will play spoiler in important states, siphoning votes and attention from his rivals for months to come and helping determine the nominee."
The nation’s largest abortion provider is coming under intense scrutiny over the amount of federal money it receives, and how much of it may be getting funneled illegally into its multi-million-dollar abortion business. Over the past several months, as state after state has voted to de-fund abortion providers, Planned Parenthood has fought back in court, pressuring federal judges to block implementation of the state measures which have resulted in the closure of many of its clinics in several states.
As the 2012 presidential race surges forward, President Obama’s past Wall Street financiers are abandoning him and steadily migrating to the Right, pursuing candidates more supportive of the financial sector and a leader who is more apt to rekindle the country’s economic spirit. One GOP candidate who many financial moguls are tracking is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.