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Forget reality television; we have the seemingly interminable pre-primary segment of the 2012 Presidential race to watch. While critics unload heaps of inane trivia, the candidates display themselves like peacocks, trying to distract potential supporters from whatever flaws they have with magnificent displays of political plumage.
Any conversation about the superfluity of the Federal government or its legion of agencies will invariably turn to this question: “Who will keep our food safe?” Apparently, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Department of Agriculture have a stellar and unblemished track record of keeping the populace safe from tainted food and dangerous medicines. It is a measure of the success of State propaganda that such a glaring untruth is so commonly seen as axiomatic and beyond question.
Children 12 years old and younger may soon get to keep their shoes on at airport security checkpoints and will be patted down by Transportation Security Administration officials using “less invasive methods.” The information comes from testimony to Congress from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who said the new practices will roll out in coming months.
The Solyndra debacle that has come to light in the past week in the wake of the solar company’s bankruptcy has seen the rise of new developments that may implicate the Administration of President Barack Obama for pushing the loan despite negative information about the business.
A New Jersey man is taking a case of what he calls a violation of his 4th Amendment protection against unreasonable search to the U.S. Supreme Court. Albert Florence was arrested by mistake in 2005. Following his arrest, Florence was reportedly strip searched at two separate jails.
A team of FBI agents executed search warrants at the California headquarters of Solyndra LLC, a company that was awarded more than $500 million in Federal stimulus loans in 2009. The search warrants were issued following a joint investigation by the FBI and the Energy Department.
A couple of years ago, former oil maverick T. Boone Pickens launched an $82 million national advertising campaign to promote the Pickens Plan, an energy policy aimed at reducing the American addiction to foreign oil. Pickens faces only one problem: There is no viable substitute for oil and gas — at least not yet.
According to an article by The Associated Press, those watching the Federal Reserve as it makes further moves in hopes of stimulating the economy should expect only a small blip on the economic radar.
CNN’s Tea Party Debate on Monday was less focused on the ideals of limiting government, protecting civil liberties and strengthening state’s rights, and more on giving headliner candidates a forum to highlight neoconservative values. I