Archive for August, 2012
Is Sarah Palin’s star fading? So saith CNN, which noted that the former Vice Presidential candidate was not invited to speak at this year’s Republican National Convention. What the article didn’t mention, however, is how many candidates Palin has endorsed and campaigned for this year have been winning elections. If Ted Cruz becomes the new Senator from Texas or Debbie Fisher wins in Nebraska (or several other candidates that I could name win), they will owe a big thank-you to the former Governor of Alaska. Don’t count the lady out yet.
Conservative friends who were at the Republican National Convention have told me, with considerable pride, that the Republican platform for 2012 is “the best one we’ve seen in the past 20 years.” Looking over the various provisions in it, they’re probably right. But so what?
A therapy intended to turn homosexuals and bisexuals into heterosexuals will not be allowed after a bill was passed by California’s Democrat-controlled Assembly on Tuesday. The bill, which prohibits children from undergoing conversion therapy, passed with a 51-21 vote.
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) sent a letter earlier this week to President Barack Obama urging him to forgo Congress and pass cybersecurity legislation via his powers of executive order.
On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration proclaimed in a news release, “NHTSA and EPA have issued joint Final Rules for Corporate Average Fuel Economy and Greenhouse Gas emissions regulations for model years 2017 and beyond.”
Pro-life advocates The Susan B. Anthony List are ready to begin a TV ad campaign that criticizes President Barack Obama’s stance on abortion. The first ad features Melissa Ohden, a woman who was born alive despite an attempt to abort her.
STEVENS, Pa., (UPI) – It’s not surprising Mitt and Ann Romney enjoy shopping at Costco, because it is the only discount retailer that attracts the affluent, a U.S. expert says. Pamela Danziger, president of Unity Marketing and luxury market expert, said Costco was the only discount chain that attracted more ultra-affluent — consumers with more […]
MADISON, Wis., (UPI) – Middle income families are more likely to rack up high student loan debt than students from both lower and higher income backgrounds, U.S. researchers say. “Many middle income families make too much money for their children to qualify for student aid packages,” study author Jason N. Houle of the University of […]
DALLAS, (UPI) – Subscription-based authentication services for U.S. law enforcement agencies accessing the FBI’s CJIS database are now on offer. Under an FBI policy enacted last year, law enforcement agencies must use advanced authentication — such as biometric systems, smartcard and software tokens — by October 2013 to verify the identities of officers or individuals […]