Obama Appoints New Economic Adviser

As the U.S. economy continues to be burdened by high numbers of unemployed, a public debt that has surpassed gross domestic product and economic policy that is dangerously close to causing an inflation crisis, President Barrack Obama has appointed a new economic adviser. Alan B. Krueger, an Ivy League-trained economist, will lead Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) if he is confirmed by the Senate.

Alabama’s Tough Immigration Law Put On One-Month Hold

U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn in Birmingham, Ala., issued a two-page order on Monday barring enforcement of the State’s embattled immigration law for at least one month. According to The Huntsville Times, the judge decided more time was necessary to determine whether parts or all of the provisions in the far-reaching law are Constitutional.

Alabama’s Tough Immigration Law Put On One-Month Hold

U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn in Birmingham, Ala., issued a two-page order on Monday barring enforcement of the State’s embattled immigration law for at least one month. According to The Huntsville Times, the judge decided more time was necessary to determine whether parts or all of the provisions in the far-reaching law are Constitutional.

President’s Uncle, Illegal Alien, Onyango Obama Arrested

The Washington Times reports that President Barrack Obama’s uncle whom he writes about in his 1995 book, Dreams of My Father, has been charged with DUI and immigration violations. Unless immigration lawyer Margaret Wong, who successfully defended Obama’s Aunt Zeituni Onyango against deportation several years ago, can help, Onyango Obama faces deportation by order of an outstanding warrant issued by the U.S. Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Chicago Court Issues Sport Filming Rules While Chabot Confiscates Cameras At Town Hall

A Chicago-area Federal Court of Appeals has ruled that schools in Wisconsin have the right to reserve privileges to film local high school sporting events to paying video production companies. Many people believe that because the schools are heavily funded by taxpayer money, this is an assault on the First Amendment.

Paul Predicts Unrest On Dobb’s Show, Gets Slammed By O’Reilly; Time Calls Him Prophetic

Early last week, Ron Paul’s base was energized in discussions about mainstream media’s utter disregard for the candidate; now, an appearance in Time Magazine, an attack by Bill O’Reilly and an interview with Lou Dobbs are among the candidate’s surfacing mentions in the mainstream media.

Census: Happy Marriages In North Dakota, Minority Babies Nearly Half Of All Born

The U.S. Census, in a first of its kind report, has named North Dakota as the top place in the country for successful marriages, reports the Daily Mail. The article notes that States in the South and West often have higher numbers of reported marriages (19 per 1000), though a record number of those also end in divorce (10 per 1000).

Irene To Pound Eastern Seaboard

Over the next several days, Hurricane Irene is expected to slam the eastern seaboard, with a direct hit to North Carolina followed by a northwardly trajectory. Many people have already been evacuated from areas expecting a direct hit from the storm; Virginia, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas are preparing for strong winds, possible power outages and a deluge of rain.

Fed Jackson Hole Address Friday

This time last year brought forth the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would embark on a second round of quantitative easing (QE2), leading to the subsequent pumping of $600 billion in newly printed greenbacks into the economy. This Friday, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke will again address the public from Jackson Hole, Wyo., to unveil new efforts to repair the economy.