Media reports indicate that both Democrats and Republicans are scrambling to become sweethearts among growing numbers of Hispanic voters in key electoral States.
A California millionaire on Monday asked President Barack Obama to “please, raise my taxes” at a town-hall meeting. A progressive group, The Agenda Project, has now taken credit for his remarks.
As headlines about the Department of Energy’s (DOE) backing of a now bankrupt solar firm cool down, the department announced on Wednesday that it has finalized about $1 billion in guarantees for two other solar projects.
A Federal judge in Birmingham, Ala., upheld most portions of the State’s highly controversial immigration law on Wednesday. The Department of Justice filed a lawsuit seeking to block the law.
A Marlborough, Mass., airport filed suit against the Federal government on Tuesday alleging that a 2010 visit by President Barack Obama caused $676,048 in damages to the tarmac. The airport’s complaint alleges that the while the President’s helicopter, Marine One, did not cause any damage, the Secret Service negligently damaged the runway with vehicles brought in for Presidential security.
The Supreme Court may formally address in its upcoming term a multi-State challenge to the Democrat-backed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Two Federal courts of appeals have ruled on the Constitutionality of the mandate requiring all individuals to purchase health insurance; one has upheld the mandate, and another has struck it down.
A Wall Street Journal report on Tuesday outlines the decline of the consideration of criminal intent in prosecutions in America as the Federal criminal code continues to swell each day. It’s easier than ever for citizens to unknowingly break a law.
Proposed rules from the Administration of President Barack Obama that would no longer allow Federal employees to accept gifts of any value from companies that employ lobbyists have drawn criticism from the American League of Lobbyists. The proposals will also prohibit government officials from receiving free admission to “widely attended” conferences where they brush shoulders with lobbyists from all matter of corporate and special interest groups.
As Pakistani officials warn Washington not to again breach the country’s borders in search of Islamic extremists, public opinion in the country has condemned the United States for the increase in suicide bombings since the beginning of the War on Terror.
After a debate attack on Mitt Romney, the Presidential campaign of Texas Governor Rick Perry has suffered major blows in polls across the nation.
On a Monday episode of The Daily Show, comedian Jon Stewart offered 2012 GOP candidate Ron Paul some advice about how get the mainstream media to stop leaving him out of news reports despite overwhelming support. Stewart suggested jokingly that Paul might try repudiating some of his past political positions to give other candidates something to engage him about at future debates.
Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that the latest Senate deal to avert a complete Federal shutdown will be a “win for everyone.” After about a week of bickering between the Republican and Democrats in the House and Senate over budget cuts to green programs to fund disaster relief, a deal struck offers a compromise.
Representative Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who told the Tea Party to “go to hell” about a month ago, had a message for President Barack Obama Monday after he essentially asked the Congressional Black Caucus to shut up over the weekend.
Amid soaring inflation, a new vending machine hit the streets of China on Sunday. The machine offers a new kind of payday: solid gold bullion in return for cash.
On Sunday, Saudi King Abdullah said he will now grant women in the country the right to vote and run in municipal elections, the only public polls in the kingdom. Women in the country will have to wait four years until the next term to participate in the electoral process.
According to a new poll released by Gallup, 81 percent of Americans are displeased with government leadership. In what Gallup attributes to shared leadership in failure among Republicans and Democrats in Washington, partisans on both sides are disgusted with their party.
President Barack Obama announced Friday that States could apply for waivers on the provision of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) that requires school proficiency in math and reading by 2014. According to Obama’s plan, for the States to receive a waiver, they must adopt education policy changes the Administration deems necessary.
The Administration of Barack Obama has ordered the creation of a government-wide “do not pay” database in light of reports that the Federal government makes more than $120 million in payments each year to people who are dead. Over the past five years, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has made between $100 million and $150 million in payments to the annuities of dead Federal employees.
Beyond Texas Governor Rick Perry’s stumbles when he tried to pin the image of a flip-flopper on Mitt Romney and called into the question the motives of anyone who opposes subsidies for illegal aliens, Thursday’s GOP Presidential debate did little to shake up the field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination.
The stopgap spending bill that passed in the House early Friday morning failed in the Senate. The GOP-authored funding measure was defeated in the Senate 59-36 because of a measure in the bill that takes disaster funding from green energy programs.
A 219-203 vote, just after midnight Friday, pushed a new spending bill through the U.S. House of Representatives that allows the Federal government to operate past Sept. 30. The bill has remained controversial over the past several weeks as embattled House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) took flak from both sides of the aisle while attempting to get it passed.
Many House Democrats expect a glum future for their party leading in to the 2012 election season. According to POLITICO, interviews with dozens of House members of both parties have revealed a shift from Democratic optimism last spring to a grim dismay at the challenges facing Democrats in 2012.
An Australian study has found that laughter may be the best medicine for patients suffering from dementia. In fact, the study showed laughter may be just as effective as mood-enhancing drugs in relieving patient agitation.