The Birth Of A Humanitarian Effort

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.

Huntsman Joins Race, Vows To Take ‘High Road’

“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.

Terrorists Release ‘Hit List’

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.

Low Vitamin D3 Doubles Death Rate

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?

Influential Republican Senators Announce Approval Of Libyan War

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.

Paul Trounces Other Candidates In RLC Straw Poll

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.

RLC: Obama Impersonator Pulled Offstage For Offensive Jokes

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.”