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If you look up the definition of crony capitalist, you’re sure to find Rick Perry’s photograph. He is a master at political patronage, and the practice has pumped millions of dollars into his campaign coffers.
With Gingrich polling around 4 percent and trailing everyone in the field except Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman, providing information on Gingrich seems almost a waste of time. But since there’s always the possibility that he could appear as someone’s Vice Presidential candidate, this information needs to get out.
Either Paul is the smartest man in the room that is the GOP field or he’s a prophet. It has to be one or the other, because only Paul was warning in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s and three years ago that were we headed right smack dab into the middle of where we now find ourselves.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday in favor of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul, saying that Virginia has no right to challenge the law’s requirement that requires most Americans to purchase health insurance.
As Libyan rebels continued to meet fierce resistance from Moammar Gadhafi’s last remaining stronghold in Tripoli, they suspected they might be close to capturing the former leader and his sons; but the Gadhafi regime continues to fight.
While preparing to go through airport security on March 31, Amy Alkon noticed everyone in the line she was in was receiving an “enhanced pat-down” by Transportation Security Administration gropers. Alkon was determined not to go through the scanner. But she was unprepared for the sexual assault that was about to take place.
While the U.S. is struggling to recover from the 2008 recession and unemployment figures remain over 9 percent, members of Congress are doing quite well financially. The top 50 lawmakers are worth a combined $1.6 billion, The Hill reported.
The number of individuals that are seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly over the past week, indicating that the job market is stagnant and not improving.
Until recently, I have not been John Boehner’s biggest fan. His voting record until two years ago put him squarely in the moderate camp, and his leadership in the House didn’t inspire a lot of confidence. But that was then and this is now. Since Boehner became Speaker, his backbone has stiffened and his voting record has improved.