Bringing you the news you need to know to stay informed. It's all here. Top News Stories, Breaking news, Political news, Congressional news, U.S. news, World news, and more.
Senators Demand the Military Lock Up American Citizens in a “Battlefield” They Define as Being Right Outside Your Window
The Senate will be voting on a bill that will direct American military resources not at an enemy shooting at our military in a war zone, but at American citizens and other civilians far from any battlefield — even people in the United States itself. Senators need to hear from you, on whether you think your front yard is part of a “battlefield” and if any president can send the military anywhere in the world to imprison civilians without charge or trial.
California Sheriffs Threaten Feds For Usurping the Constitution!
It's not often that I'm able to upload a video that promotes optimism instead of pessimism. These Sheriffs need our support. Please do whatever you can to educate your local Sheriff and turn the tide on the Govt and the Police State!
The Future of the Obama Coalition
All pretense of trying to win a majority of the white working class has been effectively jettisoned in favor of cementing a center-left coalition made up, on the one hand, of voters who have gotten ahead on the basis of educational attainment — professors, artists, designers, editors, human resources managers, lawyers, librarians, social workers, teachers and therapists — and a second, substantial constituency of lower-income voters who are disproportionately African-American and Hispanic.
What Is Constitutional Conservatism?
This fall, liberals from the president on down have begun to grasp the scope of the political and intellectual disaster that the past three years have been for the Left. Their various responses to the calamity have tended to have one thing in common: immense frustration. But the different expressions of that frustration have been deeply revealing. They should help Americans better understand this complicated moment in our politics, and, in particular, help conservatives frame their responses.
PATCON Revealed: An Exclusive Look Inside The FBI's Secret War With The Militia Movement
Undercover FBI agents posing as white supremacists gathered alarming intelligence about the militia movement during the early 1990s, according to documents obtained by INTELWIRE. But FBI headquarters abruptly terminated the undercover operation -- code-named PATCON -- just three months after the disastrous siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas.
CAUGHT ON TAPE: Union Workers Smoke Weed While Building U.S. Military Armor
We all pray for the safety of the brave men and women of the military. They put their lives on the line every day. But wait until you see some of the people that are building parts right here at home for their armored vehicles.
Democrat says Democratic Party bosses use voter fraud
Democratic Rep. Artur Davis told The Daily Caller that anti-fraud measures are needed to protect African-Americans from corrupt political bosses — many of them African-Americans themselves — who run Democratic Party machines in the South.
George Soros Helped Craft Stimulus Then Invested in Companies Benefiting
Billionaire George Soros gave advice and direction on how President Obama should allocate so-called “stimulus” money in a series of regular private meetings and consultations with White House senior advisers even as Soros was making investments in areas affected by the stimulus program.
Issa: If Eric Holder is not ‘doomed,’ the Obama administration is
“If the [Obama] administration continues to have full confidence in a failed administration by Eric Holder and Lanny Breuer, then ultimately the administration is going to be doomed,” Issa told TheDC during an interview in San Diego on Saturday. “Eric Holder seems to have the full confidence of the president, and I can’t understand why.”
Wildfires Linked to Illegal Border Crossings, Says Study
A study by Congress’ investigative arm that shows investigators have linked 30 fires that erupted in a five-year period in Arizona’s border region to people who crossed into the United States illegally — a finding Sen. John McCain says backs up earlier statements he made about undocumented immigrants and wildfires.
'Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'
A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company's trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates:
Medvedev: Russia may target missile defense sites
Russia will station missiles in its westernmost Kaliningrad region and other areas if Russia and NATO fail to reach a deal on the U.S.-led missile defense plans, he said in a tough statement that seemed to be aimed at rallying domestic support.
ClimateGate 2.0: 5,000 New E-mails Confirm Pattern of Deception and Collusion by Alarmists
Breaking news: two years after the Climategate, a further batch of emails has been leaked onto the internet by a person – or persons – unknown. And as before, they show the "scientists" at the heart of the Man-Made Global Warming industry in a most unflattering light. Michael Mann, Phil Jones, Ben Santer, Tom Wigley, Kevin Trenberth, Keith Briffa – all your favourite Climategate characters are here, once again caught red-handed in a series of emails exaggerating the extent of Anthropogenic Global Warming, while privately admitting to one another that the evidence is nowhere near as a strong as they'd like it to be.
End to Medicare 'As We Know It' Already in the Works
"President Obama ended it as we know it," said James Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. "The one thing I don't think the public really understands is that the health care law has already capped Medicare spending and President Obama was the proponent of that cap." In the new health care law, Medicare is slashed by $500 billion and growth in Medicare spending is capped to just 1 percent over growth in the overall economy.
AMERICAN HUNTERS: THE WORLD'S LARGEST ARMY
The total population of registered hunters in America today ranges from 23 million to 43.7 million individuals. (Based on annual data provided by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.) As long as the American Hunter retains his right to Bear Arms, America will forever be safe from foreign invasion of troops.
‘Going Galt’: Hedge Broker Shuts Down Firm With Chilling Letter About the Market
“I could no longer tell my clients that their monies and positions were safe in the futures and options markets – because they are not,” she writes. And then she unloads:
SEIU President Arrested at Occupy Wall Street‘s ’Day of Action’ Protest
Among those notable individuals taken into custody was Mary Kay Henry, the president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Also arrested was city councilman Jumaane D. Williams and George Fresham, president of 1199/S.E.I.U., United Healthcare Workers East. Henry and company were blocking a roadway that leads to the Brooklyn Bridge when authorities detained them.
Obama delays oil drilling, up to 200,000 jobs...
"The President’s plan is to simply say ‘no’ to new energy production," House Natural Resources Committee chairman Doc Hastings, R-Wash, said to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar during a hearing pertaining to hydraulic fracturing. "It’s a plan that is sending American jobs overseas, forfeiting new revenue, and denying access to American energy that would lessen our dependence on hostile Middle Eastern oil."
American spies outed, CIA suffers in Lebanon
The CIA's operations in Lebanon have been badly damaged after Hezbollah identified and captured a number of U.S. spies recently, current and former U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The intelligence debacle is particularly troubling because the CIA saw it coming.
Occupy Oakland Calls For Shutdown Of ALL West Coast Ports
Vandalism, violence, burning and shutting down the nation’s fifth busiest port weren’t enough for Occupy Oakland. On Friday, the General Assembly for the group voted unanimously for “a coordinated shutdown of ports on the entire West Coast on December 12." Grassroots? No. More proof movement is union organized.
Anger mounts as MF Global clients see $3 billion still stuck
Three weeks after MF Global's collapsed, furious former customers are still fighting for access to billions of dollars as they question why as much as two-thirds of their money is still stuck.
Boehner blames Obama for failure of supercommittee to reach a deal
“The President designed a political strategy that doomed the committee to failure first by insisting the committee include $450 billion of his failed stimulus policies in any agreement, making deficit reduction much harder and second by issuing a veto threat warning he would not accept an agreement that did not include a job-killing tax increase,” the memo obtained by The Hill states.
Panetta Warns of Smallest Air Force Ever if Deep Defense Cuts Made
The number of U.S. ground forces would drop to levels not seen since 1940, the Navy would drop to the smallest number of ships since 1915 and the Air Force would be the smallest ever, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said in warning Congress of the dire implications of deeper defense cuts.
The EPA's Reliability Cover-Up
This reliability section was gone when the EPA released its utility rule proposal in May 2011. Why did it vanish? Where did it go? This matters because the draft report contradicts EPA leaders who have publicly portrayed anyone worried about reliability as an industry shill. More importantly, as a technical and legal matter, issues that are excluded from the Federal Register mean that the public is denied the opportunity to meaningfully comment on them.
Obama Pushing Shooters Off Public Lands
Gun owners who have historically been able to use public lands for target practice would be barred from potentially millions of acres under new rules drafted by the Interior Department, the first major move by the Obama administration to impose limits on firearms.
Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts
Why the Federal Reserve had never been public about this or even informed the United States Congress about the $16 trillion dollar bailout is obvious - the American public would have been outraged to find out that the Federal Reserve bailed out foreign banks while Americans were struggling to find jobs.
Obama Nominee for Social Security Board Favors Rationing Health Care
Aaron praises the IPAB, although he does admit to having a few problems with it. He thinks that its largely unchecked power isn’t unchecked enough, as the board should be able to order payment reductions for other aspects of medical care that have so far escaped its statutory grant of power
DC Shooting Suspect Could Be Threat to Obama, Police Say
Authorities suspect Ortega has been in the area for weeks, coming back and forth to the Washington Mall. Before the shooting, he was detained by local police at an abandoned house. U.S. Park police say Ortega may have spent time blending in with Occupy D.C. protesters.
The Scandal No One is Talking About
Every time there’s a controversial story, media types are making these choices. They love the Occupy Wall Street crowd, so they play up the good from those protests, despite rapes, vandalism, arson, assaults on police and more. But they hate the Tea Parties, so everything they do is somehow nefarious. It’s time the media covered their own scandals. They have plenty.
GOP Leaders Brace Colleagues for Tax Hikes in Debt Deal
House Speaker John Boehner told reporters after the briefing that Toomey’s plan represents a “fair offer” as part of a $1.25 trillion deficit reduction. “Both Democrats and Republicans have all done good work, they’ve worked very hard, but there isn’t an agreement,” Boehner said. “I’m convinced that if there is an agreement that it can, in fact, pass.”
Oil Hits $100 for First Time Since June on Seaway Pipeline Reversal
Oil in New York climbed above $100 a barrel to a five-month high as Enbridge Inc. said it would reverse the direction of the Seaway pipeline, adding an outlet for crude from the central U.S. and Canada.
Supreme Court will hear health care case this term
The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear arguments next March over Barack Obama's health care overhaul — a case that could shake the political landscape just as voters are about to decide if Obama deserves another term.
Top 10 Liberal Hit Jobs
When liberals are losing a political issue, they won’t hesitate to smear their opponents, even if the attacks are unfounded. Here are the Top 10 Liberal Hit Jobs:
Court Backs High School in Flap Over American Flag T-Shirts
Citing past clashes between Mexican American and Anglo students over their clothing on the Mexican holiday, Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware of San Francisco said school officials "reasonably forecast that (the shirts) could cause a substantial disruption" and were entitled to take steps to prevent it, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Nebraska Bill Would Require Students to Recite Pledge of Allegiance
State Sen. Tony Fulton says he will introduce the bill in January. The legislation also would require that each classroom display an American flag.
Obama to spend $1 billion to bolster an already-expanding part of US economy
The Obama administration will announce Monday as much as $1 billion in funding to hire, train and deploy health-care workers, part of the White House’s broader “We Can’t Wait” agenda to bolster the economy after President Obama’s jobs bill stalled in Congress.
Another big Dem donor gets hundreds of millions in no-bid contract
SIGA Technologies, Inc (NASDAQ: SIGA), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to combat bio-warfare pathogens, announced today that Andy Stern, labor leader and prominent advocate for reform, joined SIGA’s board of directors. Mr. Stern is the former president of Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the largest and fastest-growing healthcare union in North America.
Members of Congress have bought stock in companies while laws that could affect those companies were being debated
“Laws against insider trading – making stock bets based on information the public doesn’t have – do not apply to Congress. Studies have shown that stock portfolios on Capitol Hill outperform the market. Legislation that would ban insider trading by members and staffers has languished…
Profile: She’s giving folks who are sick of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz reasons to cheer
Meet Karen Harrington, the Republican challenger who, in 2010, nearly beat Debbie Wasserman Schultz in a 2:1 Democratic district. Accustomed to comfortable margins of victory, Wasserman Schultz was surprised a year ago when Harrington pulled in nearly 40 percent of the vote. Debbie Downer is liable to be still more surprised in 2012 because Harrington has mounted a second campaign against the Democratic National Committee Chairwoman — and she’s ready to do definitively what she nearly did last time.
Labor unions, Occupy Wall Street plan ‘day of action’
The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union and the Laborers’ International Union of North America will partner with Occupy Wall Street for “We are the 99 percent” rallies on Thursday. Liberal groups like MoveOn.org and the American Dream Movement (Van Jones) plan to participate.
Beck Surprises Women’s Shelter With $55,000 After It’s Denied Fed Funds Over Bible Studies
After hearing about the total sum ($55,000) that the group lost and after learning that yet another staff member was going to be let go, Beck said, ”We’re going to send you a check for $55,000. My wife and I would like to make sure that you don’t lay any more people off and you keep those doors open.”
Police Evict Occupy Portland Protesters, Arrest 3 Men With ‘Explosives’
Police drove hundreds of anti-Wall Street demonstrators from weeks-old encampments in Portland and arrested more than 50 of them, as authorities in Oakland, Calif., warned Occupy campers that a similar crackdown was coming.
Constitution? Bah! We demand jobs!
The Communist Workers World newspaper reported Occupy the Jobs will "demand a massive public works program big enough to provide jobs at union wages for the more than 30 million unemployed and underemployed workers in the country." Another major Occupy goal, a new U.S. Constitution, is similar to a Sunstein-initiated effort – involving other senior White House officials and funded by billionaire George Soros – to push for a new, "progressive" U.S. Constitution.
It's time to dump Grover Norquist
Grover Norquist is not a conservative true believer. He may have been at one time. But he is no longer – that's for certain. Maybe, like other politicians, he's just been around Washington too long. Here's the scorecard you should consider:
Obama's Virginia Defeat
Virginia Republicans added seven new seats to their majority in the House of Delegates, giving them two-thirds of that chamber's votes—the party's largest margin in history. The GOP also took over the Virginia Senate in results that were especially notable, given that Virginia Democrats this spring crafted an aggressive redistricting plan that had only one aim: providing a firewall against a Republican takeover of that chamber. Even that extreme gerrymander didn't work.
More Americans Died at 'Occupy' Protests Than in Afghanistan on Thursday
A 35-year-old man died Thursday from a gunshot wound sustained at the "Occupy Burlington" encampment, but the circumstances surrounding the shooting were unclear, A man has died after being shot just outside the Oakland encampment that anti-Wall Street protesters have occupied for the last month.
Father of Slain Border Agent Calls Holder 'Liar'
The Terrys watched Holder's appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Asked if he wanted to apologize to the family, Holder declined, saying only he regretted what happened. "That shows what kind of a person he is," Kent lamented. "To me, he is not much of a person. I don't know if he has a son. But if he lost his, he would think different."
A Conservative Guide for Good Governance
Legislators at all levels face a challenge in making sure that their legislation and policies represent good governance which utilizes reason, common sense and first principles. Some common sense goals of politicians should be to limit the control of the government over individuals, allow flexibility for bureaucrats to meet measurable results and to terminate programs that fail to meet their stated goals. If politicians could employ some simple criteria, the government would work in a manner more consistent with the consent of the governed.
Obama's War on Christianity Continues
It’s one thing for the usual liberal Gestapos or the odd atheist to pull that craven cart through society, but now even more disturbingly it appears President Barack Obama himself isn’t even remotely trying to hide his contempt for Christianity and its importance to our great nation.
Obama awards $433 million no-bid contract for questionable small pox drug to a top donor!
Senior officials have taken unusual steps to secure the contract for New York-based Siga Technologies Inc., whose controlling shareholder is billionaire Ronald O. Perelman, one of the world's richest men and a longtime Democratic Party donor.
Weighing Pentagon Cuts: retirement and health care benefits, base closings
Under orders to cut the Pentagon budget by more than $450 billion over the next decade, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is considering reductions in spending categories once thought sacrosanct, especially in medical and retirement benefits, as well as further shrinking the number of troops and reducing new weapons purchases
Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax
To pay for the new Federal Christmas tree image improvement and marketing program, the Department of Agriculture imposed a 15-cent fee on all sales of fresh Christmas trees by sellers of more than 500 trees per year (7 CFR 1214.52). And, of course, the Christmas tree sellers are free to pass along the 15-cent Federal fee to consumers who buy their Christmas trees.
DeMint blasts Obama administration for 'Christmas tree tax'
DeMint pledged to introduce an amendment “soon” that would repeal the “single stupidest tax of all time.” He could find some support among other Republicans, many of whom reacted to the proposed rule as the details spread on Wednesday.
Is there a case for seditious treason against the liberal Democratic Party?
There has never been a time in America’s history the evidence has been so strong and so out in the open for the charge of seditious treason. The liberal, progressive Democratic Party has done or tried to do everything in their power imaginable to hurt the economy and the American working class citizens.
Government fines jailed Border Patrol agent’s family
After successfully winning a two-year prison sentence against U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr., the Justice Department is now trying to collect a $6,870 fine from his wife, saying it should be paid “immediately” — even though the judge signaled she would have a grace period.
Obama Presidency On The Verge Of Being A "Dictatorship"
"That is arrogant," Paul said of Obama frequently using the executive order function as of late. "It is flaunting the Constitution and the whole principle of how we’re supposed to operate. The idea they can just do this and take over the legislative function and brag about it -- and Congress does nothing and the courts do nothing about it, it's very, very bad."
Muslim Homeland Security Adviser Accused of Leaking Documents
He's accused of taking confidential documents from the Texas Department of Public Safety and shopping them to the media. His reported goal was to damage Texas governor and GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry by showing the so-called "Islamophobia" of Texas government agencies.
GOP offers new revenues in compromise, Dems reject
Clearly the Democrats aren’t interested in tax reform, even if it produces more revenue; they’re only interested in tax increases. That leaves the best win-win scenario off the table for both parties, which a fundamental tax reform package would be. Democrats could argue that they eliminated fat-cat deductions and exemptions while Republicans could brag about lowering rates, and the resulting growth would reflect well on both parties. Unfortunately, all that has to take a back seat to Obama’s 2012 electoral strategy that will paint Republicans as obstructionists. Anyone paying attention will immediately diagnose this as a bad case of projection.
Presidential Candidate White Papers
The Club’s analysis focuses on the candidates' records in several areas that impact economic prosperity and freedom. The categories are: taxes; spending; regulation; free trade; entitlement reform; school choice; legal reform; and political free speech. In addition, to help differentiate between candidates who are principled in their belief in free enterprise and those who readily sacrifice those beliefs in favor of political expediency, the Club also assesses in these White Papers the candidates’ records of political activity and endorsements over the years.
Voting without photo ID pushed for all 50 states
A Minnesota congressman has proposed federal legislation that would impose his state's type of voter registration – which leads the nation in voter fraud cases – on the other 49 states, according to critics who have launched online campaigns to make people aware of the dangers of Rep. Keith Ellison's H.R. 3316 and its companion H.R. 3317.
Congress called on to investigate Department of Justice
"The incident involving Agent [Jesus] Diaz would have been far better suited for an administrative decision on the part of his immediate superiors. It's certainly not worthy of such a disproportionate prison term," he continued. "After what happened with [Ignacio] Ramos and [Jose] Compean, and now with the details of Operation Fast and Furious coming to light, the case against Agent Diaz is troubling.
Obama adviser urges 'militancy' in nationwide Occupy protests
Gerard serves on the board of a number of groups funded by billionaire George Soros, including organizations that reportedly helped to craft Obama's "stimulus" and health-care laws. In an interview with progressive radio host Ed Schultz on Monday, Gerard stated, "I think what we need is, we need more militancy."
More proof! Occupy Wall Street not 'spontaneous'
NEW YORK – A group that has been mobilizing online support for Occupy Wall Street is organizing the live stream of an upcoming global financial forum by the anti-Wall Street protesters.
11/11/11 protesters: 'Time for talking has passed'
Declaring that the "time for talking has passed," organizers of a peaceful rally scheduled for Veteran's Day in Washington are demanding the resignation of Barack Obama along with other members of his administration.
Warning: Obama Ed aims at U.S. takeover
An organization that monitors the U.S. government's influence on education, and specifically on parents who choose to school their own children, is warning of a pending move in Washington that would result in "de facto national education standards."
Rejected: Solyndra Subpoena a No-Go in White House
Obama's attorney sent a letter to Congressional investigators on Friday, saying the White House would not cooperate with a subpoena requesting documents related to its doling out a $535 million loan guarantee to now bankrupt solar panel manufacturer Solyndra.xq
Grassley: Obama's Immigration ‘Policies Are at Odds with the Rule of Law’
“It’s well past time that the administration come to its senses and realize that their policies are at odds with the rule of law that our country was founded on,” Grassley said. “They must wake up and change their ways before it’s too late.”
10 little known – or often ignored – facts about gas prices and ExxonMobil’s earnings
ExxonMobil makes pennies per gallon on gasoline, diesel and petroleum products it refines and sells in the United States. In the first and second quarters of this year, ExxonMobil made 7 cents and 8 cents, respectively, on the gasoline, diesel and other petroleum products it refined and sold in the United States. Comparatively, local, state and federal gasoline taxes average nearly 49 cents per gallon nationally, with a high of 67 cents in states such as California and New York.
Mo. residents upset by order to move lake homes
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, citing restrictions on private developments around dams, says thousands of residences, decks, patios and boathouses appear to encroach on land belonging to the hydroelectric project in violation of federal regulations.
Hotel guests recruited with Homeland Security TV spots
Starting today, the welcome screens on 1.2 million hotel television sets in Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn and other hotels in the USA will show a short public service announcement from DHS. The 15-second spot encourages viewers to be vigilant and call law enforcement if they witness something suspicious during their travels.
Dems to Propose 'Transaction Tax'...
Two U.S. lawmakers will introduce measures to impose a transaction tax on financial firms that resembles a proposal released by the European Union. Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat, and Representative Peter DeFazio, an Oregon Democrat, will introduce the bills tomorrow in their respective chambers.
DOE IG: 100+ stimulus-related criminal probes
The activity is partially due to the fact that few "shovel ready" projects existed in 2009, Feldman said. "The concept of 'shovel ready' projects became a Recovery Act symbol of expeditiously stimulating the economy and creating jobs. In reality, few actual 'shovel ready' projects existed," he said.
House GOP to subpoena immigration data
House Republicans are moving to subpoena a list of all immigrants whom the Obama administration has flagged under its secure communities program but failed to arrest for deportation, after the Homeland Security Department missed a congressionally imposed deadline to produce the information this week.
See Which Congressmen Voted Against 'In God We Trust'
The House of Representatives passed a bi-partisan resolution Tuesday night reaffirming “In God We Trust” as the official motto of the United States. The 396-9 vote came at the request of Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) – in part over President Obama’s refusal to correct remarks he made that misstated the motto as “E pluribus unum” instead of “In God We Trust.”
'Occupy Wall Street' Protesters Put Folks Out of Work
They want to change the economy, and now they have -- by putting people out of work! Heartbroken Shamil Cepeda was one of 21 employees of a once-thriving cafe and catering business who just got fired because the weeks-long Occupy Wall Street protest chased away too many customers.
Obama Launches Offensive Against Election Laws
The Obama re-election campaign has quietly opened a counteroffensive against Republican-backed changes to election laws that Democrats say will suppress votes for their candidates and limit their get-out-the-vote drives. The effort, led by former White House counsel Robert Bauer, prompted the suspension of an Ohio law limiting early voting. Campaign officials produced educational materials to counter a Wisconsin law that requires voters to produce photo I.D.s—but disallows those used by Wisconsin colleges.
NYC arrest records: Many Occupy Wall Street protesters live in luxury
Among addresses for which information is available, single-family homes listed on those police intake forms have a median value of $305,000 — a far higher number than the $185,400 median value of owner-occupied housing units in the United States. Some of the homes where “Occupy” arrestees reside, viewed through Google Maps and the Multiple Listing Service real estate database, are the definition of opulence.
Alleged Plot to Attack U.S. Officials Was Inspired by Online Anti-Government Novel, Authorities Say
Court documents state that 73-year-old Frederick Thomas, a suspected member of the group, told others that he intended to model their actions on the online novel "Absolved," which involves small groups of citizens attacking U.S. officials.
The very angry first lady Michelle Obama
She is ready to spew her bilious disgust with America on the campaign trail. A dignified, transcendent first lady? No chance. Michelle is going to break with a hundred years of tradition and play the role of attack dog, heaping derision on her husband’s political opponents like no other first lady before her.
Second Energy Department-backed company goes bankrupt
“This latest failure is a sharp reminder that DOE has fallen well short of delivering the stimulus jobs that were promised, and now taxpayers find themselves millions of more dollars in the hole,” said Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.), the GOP’s point man on the Solyndra investigation and a senior member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, in a statement to The Hill and other outlets.
USDA Predicts Surging Food Prices in Coming Year
The USDA has released their projections for food price inflation in 2011/2012, showing troubling forecasts that may send you to the grocery store today, before paying higher prices tomorrow. The report shows that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for all food increased 0.8 percent between 2009 and 2010, and is forecasted to increase 3.5 to 4.5 percent in 2011.
One nation, two camps: The most ideological election in years
Obama and his Republican opponent will present vastly different visions of the role of government, how an economy best prospers and, still more fundamentally, what kind of nation the United States should be. Divisions between the parties on these scores are nothing new. But they have grown deeper and more central to the political debate for many reasons.
On FOIA, Obama wants a license to lie
By thus creating an area of federal activity that is completely exempt from judicial review, the proposal undercuts due process and other constitutional protections. Second, by creating a justification for government lying to FOIA requestors in one area, a legal precedent is created that sooner or later will be asserted by the government in other areas as well.
Sheriff: Time For Citizens To Arm Themselves
The Spartanburg County Sheriff is known for speaking his mind, and at a news conference on Monday, he didn't hold back his anger and frustration after a woman was attacked in a park over the weekend.
Obama's Labor Secretary picks fight with 'teabaggers'...
Speaking at a luncheon event on Saturday, Solis carried water for Obama, bashing Republicans and praising the administration’s economic policies. Solis offered harsh words about conservatives. Looking at 2012, Solis slammed the tea party movement, calling them “teabaggers” and promising the Obama administration will take them on.
Pelosi: Heck yeah, the government should shut down that scab plant in South Carolina
House Minority Leaeder Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told CNBC that Boeing should either unionize its production facilities in South Carolina, or shut them down entirely. “Do you think it’s right that Boeing has to close down that plant in South Carolina because it’s non union?” asked host Maria Bartiromo. Pelosi’s reply: “Yes.” The minority leader quickly added that she would rather it simply unionize and stay open. But barring unionization, by Pelosi’s reasoning, it should simply shut down.
Big Sis To Monitor Twitter For Signs Of Social Unrest
The wave of civil unrest that has swept the globe over the past year has prompted the Department of Homeland Security to step up its monitoring of Twitter and other social networks in a bid to pre-empt any sign of social dislocation within the United States.
Breuer becoming the Fast & Furious fall guy
Documents just released this afternoon show the head of the Justice Department’s criminal division, Lanny A. Breuer, learned about the tactic of ATF gunwalking as early as April of last year.
Sarah Palin Supporters Meet Online to Discuss Life After Her Decision
Participants of the forum, called Grizzlyfest, came together for three hours to praise Palin, plot how they will continue their grassroots political organizing in 2012, and how they will choose 2012 candidates after Palin stunned the group last month when she announced she would not seek the GOP nomination.
Iranian Parliament Set to Haul Ahmadinejad Up for Questioning — Over Fraud Case
They include leading a “deviant current” that seeks to challenge the system of theocratic rule, and alleged links to the $2.6 billion bank fraud. The questioning, should it happen, would be a serious blow to Ahmadinejad, who has already been weakened after he publicly challenged Khamenei in April over the choice of intelligence minister. The $2.6 billion fraud case involving top government officials has reinvigorated efforts by lawmakers to seriously bring Ahmadinejad before the house.
Watchdog Isaa seeks new role other than hounding Obama
The chairman has run into opposition from both sides of the aisle as he has tried to juggle the diplomatic deal-brokering that makes for effective legislating with the attack-dog temperament necessary for a powerful overseer.
Jesus' name ruled 'unconstitutional'
A board of county commissioners in North Carolina is asking the Supreme Court for help: Its members don't believe they should have to forbid volunteers from mentioning the name of Jesus in prayers offered before their meetings.
Government paws on our every tweet
In April 2010 it was announced that every 140-character snippet you have ever posted on Twitter has been committed to the U.S. Library of Congress. The Library of Congress and our friends at Twitter have agreed to archive every single tweet since its inception on March 21, 2006, when the first tweet was launched. It is now estimated that together we send a billion tweets a week – and all of it is be preserved forever.
Chuck Norris warns: 'Don't eat that $#!+@*&%'
Many news sources have reported over the past couple of months how Monsanto Co., the world's biggest vegetable seed-maker, will begin selling biotech, or genetically engineered, sweet corn this fall for U.S. consumers. There are at least three alarming aspects to this particular veggie-gene mutation and its distribution.