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The White House said that U.S. taxpayers should not be responsible for helping stabilize Europe’s economy, despite President Barack Obama hosting European Union leaders for a summit.
Even prior to the failure of the supercommittee to find a formula for reforming entitlement programs, Democratic lawmakers rejected efforts by Republicans to save Medicare by offering competition.
The shopping mantra for American consumaholics this year is, “We know the future is hopeless, but we’re not going to allow the bad economy to ruin our holiday season.” If you doubt their determination to let the good times roll, just ask the crazed Black Friday shoppers who were pepper-sprayed at a Los Angeles Wal-Mart.
Drones similar to those used by the military may soon be operated in civil airspace in the United States by law enforcement officials and civilians. Police departments in Texas, Florida and Minnesota have expressed interest in using drone aircraft.
A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted that illegal immigrants started up to 40 percent of human-caused wildfires along the border of Mexico and Arizona between 2006 and 2010.
In a piece on The Blaze Mike Opelka asks: “Should MSNBC fire Al Sharpton for making (well documented) racially insulting and insensitive comments in public?” I have an answer for Opelka: No.
Representative Barney Frank, the top Democrat on the Financial Services Committee, will leave a political legacy most likely highlighted by the sweeping Wall Street regulatory reform that he drafted with former Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) which was enacted last year.
There is some speculation that organized protest movements such as Occupy Wall Street have encouraged lawmakers to put provisions in place that give the Federal government the authority to quickly quell dissent that grows out of control and the detain agitators.
The U.S. has made several attempts to repair relations with Pakistan following an event that left 24 soldiers from the Asian country dead, but some American officials have suggested a tougher approach.