The Senate, in a bid to make the American people believe lawmakers were holding themselves accountable for the Nation’s financial troubles, passed a measure last month urging members to forgo 20 percent of their legislative pay during sequestration. But a poll of lawmakers conducted by The Hill, suggests that a majority won’t follow through with the self-imposed pay cuts.
Senator Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) was among the earliest officials to criticize the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for entering into contracts that obligate it to buy more than a reported 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition — enough for a 20-year war. He demanded an explanation from DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano in a letter he sent last November.
Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry said in a recent interview that he refuses to bow to the Administration of Barack Obama in accepting Medicaid expansions in his State. “Texas will not be held hostage to the Obama administration’s attempt to force us into this fool’s errand,” Perry said Monday. Perry is one of a handful […]
Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) have hinted that another old-school filibuster may be in store if lawmakers attempt to push any new gun-control legislation.
The CEO of iconic American gun maker Colt’s Manufacturing Company, LLC, Dennis Veilleux, threatened to initiate the process of moving the company headquarters from Hartford, Conn., as lawmakers in that State mull tough gun laws that could even include an AR-15 ban.
An undeterred President Barack Obama, heavily criticized for his Administration’s support of spectacularly unsuccessful green energy start-ups, told an Illinois audience last week the government should expand its role in helping fund private green projects that wouldn’t survive in a free market.
Even as 2nd Amendment advocates scored a small victory when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) struck Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) scary-gun ban bill from the legislative push for firearm control, knee-jerk absurdity continues throughout the Nation as a result of government demonization of gun owners.
Yesterday morning, Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) was welcomed to speak on the topic of immigration reform by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Senator’s speech, peppered with passages in Spanish and even a reference to poet Pablo Neruda to underline the beauty of Hispanic romanticism, pushed a libertarian-leaning approach to solving America’s immigration problems.
Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) recent old school filibuster on the Senate floor has made him more popular than ever among many American conservatives. In his speech at CPAC today, Paul focused on the message he wants the President and the Federal government to hear loud and clear: no one person gets to decide the law, […]
The conservative conference, CPAC, is under way. For conservative Americans left feeling hopeless and listless after the last Presidential election, it could be a good indicator of where the power base is in the conservative movement and whether it is moving in a direction that will bolster electoral success. Today, conservatives energized by the idea […]