While the Federal government remains embroiled in the debt ceiling debate, more than 20 States are poised to record surpluses.
A California man, previously found guilty of threatening to kill or do bodily harm to a major Presidential candidate in comments on an Internet message board, had his conviction overturned by a Federal appeals court Tuesday. The court found that the man’s comments, which included several racist slurs and a demand for someone to “shoot” then-Presidential candidate Barack Obama, were protected under the First Amendment as free speech.
The Republican Party’s “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill — which seeks to end the debt ceiling debate — was recently passed by the House by a vote of 234-190.
Herman Cain, a businessman seeking the Republican nod in the 2012 Presidential race, spoke out against a planned mosque Sunday. The CEO-turned-candidate said communities “have the right” to ban mosques, and to do so would not be “discriminating based upon (Muslims’) religion.”
With oil priced at just two-thirds of its highs set three years ago, President Barack Obama launched yet another spend-now-pay-later program. But this time the President has done it with something much harder to replenish than fiat dollars. He is spilling out the nation’s emergency crude oil reserves.
Every migraine sufferer knows that the intense headaches can ruin your day, make working difficult or even send you to the emergency room for treatment. However, a recent article alleges that Representative Michele Bachmann’s (R-Minn.) migraines may be severe enough to prevent her from performing Presidential duties when stressed.
Baltimore boasts some of the worst crime statistics in the country. An investment news website, 24/7 Wall St, ranked Baltimore as No. 8 on its 2011 list of the 10 most dangerous American cities, citing the fact that the Maryland city has the fourth-worst murder rate in the country. So it’s unsurprising that a Mayoral candidate would propose a tough plan to combat the city’s crime rates. However, Democrat Otis Rolley’s plan includes an unusual proposal: a tax on bullets.
In a recent interview, former President Bill Clinton said he would use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling if he were in President Barack Obama’s place, and a deal with Congress could not be reached.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has long played with the idea of running for the Presidency in 2012. However, a recent interview reveals that the Governor is increasingly likely to officially enter the race.