Yet another free trade agreement is in the works, as Congress debates the Republic of Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (also known as KORUS FTA), which would, upon ratification, eliminate 95 percent of each nation's tariffs on goods within five years. It would also create new protections for multinational financial services and other firms who engage in bilateral commerce between the United States and South Korea. Unlike NAFTA, however, KORUS FTA is facing a front of stiff opposition from the new wave of Tea Party conservatives who warn of the possible risks and liabilities to our national sovereignty, economic prowess, and manufacturing capabilities posed by KORUS FTA.
The Obama administration is intensifying its illegal secret war in Yemen as armed rebellions against the U.S.-government-backed dictatorship of Ali Abdullah Saleh (left) threaten to overthrow the regime. But while the mainstream press has been cheering on the unlawful military campaign, experts warned that it could easily backfire.
The 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals began hearing arguments yesterday for the next legal battle over ObamaCare. The court's three presiding judges are reviewing the previous decision of Florida Judge Roger Vinson, who found the entire 2,700-page healthcare legislation to be unconstitutional.
In a letter proudly publicized on a state-sponsored website, Idaho Governor Butch Otter (left, a Republican) describes a program designed to “grow Idaho's Gross Domestic Product” by creating “quality jobs for all Idahoans by fostering systemic growth, recruiting new companies to Idaho, and selling Idaho's trade and investment opportunities to the world.” The following is from Governor Otter’s announcement of the plan known as Project 60.
When Glenn Beck disclosed that his daily television show on the Fox News Channel would be coming to an end, he assured his fans that he would not be leaving them in the lurch, but did not reveal what his next endeavor would be. That is until this week, when he announced the launch of Glenn Beck Television.
The GBTV website describes the network as follows:
The United Nations seemingly has it out for Americans’ Second Amendment-guaranteed rights as it continues to promote its “Small Arms Treaty.” The pact has already riled many gun owners as well as lawmakers such as Kentucky’s Republican Senator Rand Paul. The most recent attack against the treaty was launched by Larry Bell of Forbes magazine, who published an editorial about it yesterday.
According to Bell, the treaty, if ratified by the U.S. Senate, would force the United States to do the following:
Alabama has joined Arizona in the legal battle against illegal aliens. Last week, the state passed a law that, legislators hope, will send illegal aliens scampering for the state's borders and from there out of the country. Thus is the Yellowhammer state likely now in the crosshairs of the Obama Administration, which sued Arizona after it approved its crackdown on border jumpers.
Item: In a speech in El Paso, Texas, on May 10, President Obama mocked those who have resisted his policies on illegal immigration and border security. “They wanted a fence. Well, the fence … is now basically complete,” said the President. He predicted, as noted in the official White House transcript, that opponents would probably now say we “need to quadruple the Border Patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. (Laughter.) Maybe they want alligators in the moat. (Laughter.) They’ll never be satisfied.” Moreover, said Obama, “despite a lot of breathless reports” about crime, “El Paso and other cities and towns along this border are consistently among the safest in the nation.”
After the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the newest food diagram, which will replace the food pyramid, the Agriculture Department also announced that it will be spending $10 million in grants, double the amount allocated in 2010, in order to construct roadside stands and healthy food outlets.
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is no stranger to controversy, as he is known for his willingness to chew out colleagues, constituents, and media figures. However, a scandal involving lewd pictures and online sexual relationships with young women may prove to be too much for him to handle.
It began when a single lewd photo of Congressman Weiner — showing a man’s bulging pants — was sent from his Twitter account to a Seattle college student, Gennette Nicole Cordova, a move that Weiner called “a circumstance where someone committed a prank on the Internet.” The Congressman insisted that he did not send the picture, claiming his Twitter account was hacked. When asked to confirm if the photograph was indeed of him, Weiner replied, “I can’t say with certitude.”
According to a cache of letters obtained by the Milwaukee (Wisconsin) Journal-Sentinel Online (JSO), a cadre of Republican insiders have devised a plan to place the names of fake Democratic candidates on the ballots in two upcoming special elections.