The Battle of Solferino was fought in Northern Italy 152 years ago this week. The combatants were the Austrian army and the alliance of France and Sardinia, led by Napoleon III. After 15 hours of fighting, the Austrians retreated, leaving more than 40,000 men killed or injured. Even Napoleon III was said to have been sickened by the slaughter.
The typical American diet is often characterized as being high in fat, sodium and sugar, and relatively deficient in fresh fruits and vegetables. However, that may not be true in California, where the average consumption of produce has significantly increased over the past decade.
The Texas anti-groping bill that died after the thugocracy that is President Barack Obama’s so-called Department of Justice threatened to make Texas a no-fly zone is up for consideration in a special legislative session.
European officials are currently considering a second bailout for Greece in a year, something that some experts say could greatly impact the United States economy.
The Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life political action committee, recently asked Republican Presidential hopefuls to pledge to advance the anti-abortion movement if elected President. Five candidates seeking the 2012 GOP nod have signed the “Pro-Life Leadership Presidential Pledge,” but Mitt Romney is not among them.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released nine designs for new warnings that will be required to appear on cigarette packing and advertisements starting September 2012. The designs can feature graphic depictions of diseases linked to smoking.
Almost all of Afghanistan’s economy is supported by foreign aid, most of which comes from the United States. We have a President who is borrowing money from a potentially much larger enemy, China, to finance foreign wars against Islamic countries who hate us.
Sender of sexual tweets Anthony Weiner is officially the former Representative from New York. Four days after publicly announcing his resignation, Weiner submitted copies of his resignation letter to House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).
“I’m Jon Huntsman, and I’m humbled.” Former Utah Governor and United States Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman Jr. announced his bid for the 2012 Republican Presidential nod Tuesday morning with his characteristic mild manner. “What we need now is… leadership that knows we need more than hope. Leadership that knows we need answers,” Huntsman said in his announcement.
Former Utah Governor John Huntsman has announced that he is running for the Republican nomination for President, reports Fox News.
Former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under fire for refusing to sign an anti-abortion pledge.
Hyperinflation, aka runaway inflation, is becoming a very real possibility to millions of Americans who heretofore clung to their weekly visits to Outback Steakhouse and the feel-good mantra of “American exceptionalism.” Considering this, my memory takes me back to my teenage years.
While the Administration of President Barack Obama has stonewalled inquiries, denied information requests and dragged its feet in responding to Congressional demands, the outrage over the nightmarishly mishandled Operation Fast and Furious has reached Chris-Matthews-on-crack decibels.
French researchers recently found that individuals who regularly consume olive oil may have a 41 percent reduced risk of experiencing a stroke.
The North Carolina House recently approved a law that will give people in the Tar Heel State more access to concealed weapons and better allow them to protect their homes and families.
A website linked to terrorist group al-Qaida recently released a “hit list” of top United States officials and executives. The release of the list comes as a group of Republican lawmakers sent a letter to President Barack Obama questioning the Constitutionality of his assigning a surrogate to sign legislation and urging him to re-sign the PATRIOT Act.
While much of the early Republican primary season has focused on former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the heavyweight candidates may need to keep an eye on Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas).
Will he or won’t he? That’s the question everyone is asking about Texas Governor Rick Perry, regarding whether he will submit an eleventh-hour bid for the 2012 Republican Presidential nod. The answer became a resounding “maybe” as Perry’s aides said they were considering the logistical challenges of a run.
There is more than enough evidence to support the need for daily vitamin D3. Check your levels if you want to, but the bet is that you are low, very low if you haven’t been on daily vitamin D3. Vitamin D3 protects against heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis (osteomalacia), and every killer disease of aging. Did anybody hear this ever mentioned by the greedy politicians ranting about the so-called healthcare bill and their desire to ensure Americans are healthy?
On Sunday, Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) both expressed their opposition to Republican members of the House cutting funding for the United States’ military activities in Libya. Sunday marked the 90th day of the U.S.’s involvement in Libya, and the alleged deadline, under the War Powers Resolution, for President Barack Obama to seek Congressional approval for the military campaign.
Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) won a straw poll at Saturday’s Republican Leadership Conference, gaining nearly 40 percent of the votes. Of 1,542 votes, Rep. Paul garnered 612, while GOP candidates Jon Huntsman and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) placed second and third with 382 and 191 votes respectively, according to Ron Paul’s fan site.
Professional Barack Obama Impersonator Reggie Brown was told to leave the stage at the Republican National Conference Saturday, after making several offensive jokes about the President’s biracial ethnicity. According to a POLITICO article, the act “came just one day after two high-profile Republicans — Haley Barbour and Bobby Jindal — urged activists to focus only on going after Obama on policy and not engage in personal attacks.”