In the weeks following the release by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) of his budget proposal to overhaul Medicare, he and other Republicans across the country have had to contend with harsh opposition to the measure.
At 9:45 a.m. on April 27, President Obama addressed the escalating controversy over the actual location of his birth at a press briefing in the White House. At the hastily convened session, he presented the press corps with copies of a “Certificate of Live Birth,” a document issued by the Department of Health of the State of Hawaii. It contained his August 4, 1961 date of birth, the name of a doctor (David A. Sinclair?), and the names of Obama’s parents. The document was not issued by a hospital although the name and address of the “Kapiolani Maternity & Gynecological Hospital” appeared in an appropriate box.
America’s elected officials are becoming less sheepish about their blatant disregard of the voters and the Constitution. This attitude is evident in the demand of Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) (left) that President Obama decree amnesty for illegal aliens through executive order, circumventing Congress and ignoring the will of the American people.
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Last Thursday, speaking in Reno, Nevada, President Obama announced that the Department of Justice was going to examine the role of "traders and speculators in the gasoline and oil markets," and how they contribute to high gas prices.
Throughout history and around the world, suppliants have groveled to potentates for the most basic of rights and common decency. Whether it was Queen Esther beseeching King Ahasuerus not to murder an entire people or commoners in Rome hankering to wear purple, subjects have always endured atrocities and degradation from their rulers.
It seems that people are under much less scrutiny when entering the United States than leaving it inasmuch as the State Department has proposed a new biographical questionnaire as part of the passport application that makes a variety of bizarre inquiries.
As a congressional investigation of the Obama administration’s “Project Gunrunner” scandal proceeds, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif., picture, left) is threatening ATF Acting Director Kenneth Melson with contempt of Congress charges if he continues to defy a subpoena demanding documents. The controversial government operation being probed, known as “Fast and Furious,” deliberately put high-powered weapons into the hands of known criminals — with tragic results.
Republican Representative Ron Paul announced April 26 that he had formed an "official Exploratory Committee to assess his options for the 2012 Presidential campaign" that includes three advisers who are veteran Republican activists from Iowa. The Texas congressman and former obstetrician was launched into national prominence after the issues he raised in the 2008 presidential campaign became national concerns: a Federal Reserve-driven housing crisis and recession, burgeoning budget deficits, and too many foreign wars. He announced the formation of the exploratory committee in Iowa, where the first caucus for the 2012 race will be held.
Remember a conservatism that included the principles of balanced budgets and spending cuts? No longer. The new conservatism in vogue inside the Washington, D.C., beltway is �spendthrift conservatism,� which can be defined as claiming to be cutting spending and paying off the national debt while at the same time increasing both.
Last week, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback (left) signed into law a measure that will require Kansas voters to present photo IDs at the polling booth. According to Brownback, the law is a “modest, prudent measure” that will ensure “the sanctity of the vote.
Californians want to be taxed more — at least according to a new Los Angeles Times/USC poll. Governor Jerry Brown (left) has been traveling around the state attempting to generate support for his plan to balance the budget by spending reductions and tax increases. The poll reports that 60 percent of Californians, including a majority of both Republicans and Democrats, want a vote in June to renew several tax increases that will otherwise end on July 1.