‘Coach’ Obama Loses Big

Imagine, if you will, a football team. It has practiced diligently. It has scouted the opposition exhaustively. It has a loyal, albeit marginally unbalanced, fan base. It has a foolproof game plan. It is ready. Then, it gets on the field and it loses — big. Final score: 97-0. Now, imagine the reaction in the wake of such an epic beat down.

Tea Party Group FreedomWorks Committed To Preventing Romney Nomination

Top officials at FreedomWorks, arguably the Nation’s most influential Tea Party group, have set the goal of stopping former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney from receiving the Republican nod for the 2012 Presidential race. “Romney has a record, and we don’t really like it that much,” Adam Brandon, the group’s communications director, told The Huffington Post.

Americans Ill-prepared For Financial Emergencies

A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that half of all Americans would find it difficult to scrape together $2,000 for a minor financial emergency, such as car trouble or an unexpected medical bill. “Roughly 28 percent said they ‘certainly’ would not be able to cope with an unexpected $2,000 bill if they had to come up with the money in 30 days, and another 22 percent said they ‘probably’ would not be able to cope,” read an article on CNN.com. “Only a quarter of Americans said they are certain they would be able to come up with the funds.”

PATRIOT Act Provisions Extended

Republicans and Democrats from both the House and Senate voted Thursday to pass a four-year extension of several provisions of the controversial PATRIOT Act. POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama, unable to sign the extension into law in person while traveling in Europe, signed the bill into law using an autopen — a machine that replicates the President’s signature.

Study: Whites Now Believe ‘Reverse Racism’ A Bigger Problem Than Anti-Black Racism

A new study shows many whites now believe they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in America. Both whites and blacks agree that anti-black discrimination has decreased over the past 60 years, according to researchers at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. But the researchers found that whites believe so-called “reverse racism” is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism.