Ben Bernanke is stumped. That’s what the Federal Reserve chairman told The Associated Press last week. The AP report said: “Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told reporters Wednesday that the central bank had been caught off guard by recent signs of deterioration in the economy. And he said the troubles could continue into next year.
Time magazine misses the big picture. Holder and the lawyers to the rescue! “Tingle-boy” Matthews’ unhealthy obsession? An ex-Hillary Clinton intern gets paid the REALLY old fashioned-way. And—flying the unfriendly skies. All this, plus— goldfish! Presented in 1080 high-def, FOR FREE! It’s The Great Eight, from the Personal Liberty Digest™!
A NASA climate-change scientist has been accused of privately profiting from his taxpayer-funded position. James Hanson, the scientist in question, once claimed the Administration of President George W. Bush tried to “silence” his global warming claims.
I was glad to see that Barack Obama finally weighed in on the fate of Anthony Weiner. His exact words in his interview with NBC’s Today were: “I can tell you that it if was me, I would resign.”
Early Tuesday morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a raid on a Web hosting facility used by DigitalOne, seizing several servers and bringing down websites in the process. DigitalOne’s chief executive, Sergej Ostroumow, sent an email to a client that read: “This problem is caused by the F.B.I., not our company.”
President Barack Obama’s decision to bring home 10,000 of the 33,000 “surge” troops in Afghanistan by the end of the year and the remainder by September 2012 is obviously a political ploy. Regardless, it’s a start. The mission’s accomplished (apologies to President George W. Bush). Osama bin Laden is dead. The Taliban cut and ran to Pakistan.
The hysterics and hyperbole over raising the federal debt ceiling are becoming absolutely absurd. If you were to believe Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geitner, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee and other Administration spokesmen, you would think we are about to face financial Armageddon.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update Wednesday to its safety guidelines and recommendations regarding silicone breast implants. The FDA recommended that women with breast implants receive regular checkups with their doctors to monitor the implants for damage.
A former reporter for The Washington Post and Senior Contributing Editor for the Huffington Post, Jose Antonio Vargas was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. He accomplished all this by the age of 30. On Wednesday, Vargas revealed that he is an illegal alien.
On Wednesday night, President Barack Obama gave a speech “on the Way Forward in Afghanistan.” Addressing the nation live from the East Room of the White House, the President shared his plan to draw down the number of troops in that country.
In a prime-time speech on Wednesday, the President announced the withdrawal of 10,000 troops by the end of this year, as well as an additional 23,000 to depart by the summer of 2012.
A Republican Presidential candidate and a Massachusetts Democrat introduced a bill on Thursday to end the Federal prohibition on marijuana. Representatives Ron Paul (R-Texas) and Barney Frank (D-Mass.) announced that their bill will allow each State to create a marijuana policy of its own, as well as legalize, regulate and tax the drug.
I’ll never forget my last visit to lovely Hinesville, Ga. For it was there that I learned a valuable lesson, one I shall never forget: In a police state, we’re all criminals. Think about it: How many laws have you broken today? This week? This month? Have you changed lanes without a turn signal? Exceeded the posted speed limit? Hired a neighborhood kid to cut your grass and then paid him under the table? Engaged in commerce with someone who is in the country illegally?
The Texas Legislature recently passed HB 2510, which allows light bulb manufacturers to continue producing incandescent bulbs in the State, in spite of Federal mandates aimed at phasing out incandescent bulbs by 2012.
An ordinance passed Monday in Washington requires King County river swimmers to wear a life vest. Violators will first receive a warning, and then face an $86 fine. “This Council sometimes thinks it’s everybody’s mom,” Councilwoman Kathy Lambert, who voted no on the ordinance, told SeattlePI.com.
On Tuesday morning, The Drudge Report prominently displayed a link to a transcript of a speech President Barack Obama gave at a fundraiser Monday night. The website mocked the transcript for recording that some of the President’s remarks had been met with laughter.
The Transportation Security Administration has teamed up with Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol to conduct unannounced security screenings everywhere from airports to ferry docks to bus terminals.
Big Labor has dug its tentacles so deeply into the Administration of Barack Obama that it has a firm grip on the President’s rather pliable spinal column. If AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka spent any more time at the White House, he would have his own closet in the Lincoln Bedroom.
In his column this week, Patrick J. Buchanan wrote about the ignorance of today’s American schoolchildren, as revealed by the results of the National Assessment of Education Progress test. On a history test given to 31,000 pupils, most fourth-graders could not identify a picture of Abraham Lincoln or why he was important.
Tonight, President Barack Obama will give a major speech regarding the Afghanistan war campaign. He is expected to announce the withdrawal of up to 30,000 United States troops from Afghanistan by November of next year. “The move comes despite warnings from his military commanders that recent security gains are fragile. They have been urging him to keep troop numbers high until 2013,” read a Guardian article. The White House confirmed, according to the article, that the troop withdrawals will be “significant.”
It appears that some Americans are leaning more toward Libertarian views than they have in the past.