Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has rejected the grant that comes with the acceptance of the Federal Health Plan. She decided to turn down the $54 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Services, noting that the move would allow Oklahoma to bypass a Federal exchange when the State sets up a system that would be governed by the private sector.
While making a point about how stupid Americans are, Bill Maher once mockingly said, “Sixty percent of people don’t believe in evolution in this country.” Perhaps Maher should consider supporting Jon Huntsman, who recently tweeted: “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”
The Ron Paul campaign has experienced media snubbing and the attempts of fellow GOP Presidential contenders to discredit everything the candidate says. The most recent unexpected hurdle came in the form of a cyberattack on a major fundraising initiative last Saturday.
Demographers at the National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED) predict the world population will surpass 7 billion people this year, with increased birth rates in Africa offsetting birth rate drops elsewhere. According to a recent study released by the INED, population growth worldwide will steadily increase until the total stabilizes between 9 billion and 10 billion by the end of the century.
According to a new report, the child poverty rate in America increased by 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, which is essentially a return to the same level as the 1990s. This shows a significant decline in economic well-being for low-income children and families.
On Monday, Texas Governor and recently declared Republican Presidential candidate Rick Perry drew fire for essentially accusing Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke of treason, a capital offense: “Printing more money to play politics at this particular time in American history is almost treacherous, or treasonous, in my opinion,” Perry said.
The American government’s favorite industry is war. It is making war on five nations right now: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and Libya. The drumbeats for war on Iran are sounding, growing louder and louder. But before Iran will be Syria, as the United States tightens the noose around Iran.
Poll results released Thursday from Gallup show that just 26 percent of Americans approve of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy, which is a new low for the President. The President’s approval rating on the economy has sunk 11 points since the polling agency last measured it in mid-May. Previously, his lowest approval rating on the economy was 35 percent in November 2010.
President Barack Obama has wasted little time in fundraising, despite claiming that “it’s not election season yet” at a town hall in Cannon Falls, Minn. Brendan Doherty, an assistant professor of political science at the U.S. Naval Academy and part-time researcher at the non-partisan White House Transition Project, recently looked at fundraising numbers for Obama and the five Presidents that preceded him, and found that the 44th President has held far more fundraisers.