Many thanks to the Alert Reader who sent me the following story about monkeys. I think you’ll agree, it has important lessons for us about how to make changes in Washington.
Lawmakers recently averted a government shutdown by agreeing on a continuing budget for fiscal year 2011, but they are already prepping for another showdown over Federal spending.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has kicked off its annual convention in Pittsburgh, as approximately 70,000 members were expected to attend the four-day event.
Tennessee educators may soon be prohibited from discussing homosexuality in school. According to FOX News, the State Senate’s Education Committee approved legislation entitled Don’t Say Gay last week, which would ban public school teachers in grades K-8 from addressing homosexuality in school.
The field of candidates for the 2012 Presidential election is shaping up. President Barack Obama has already announced his intention to run for another four years. With the upcoming Presidential race attracting candidates like the proverbial moths to the flame, there’s no shortage of material to examine. Ben Crystal weighs in on those who may seek the highest office in the land.
President Barack Obama has selected his nominees to fill the nation’s most prominent security positions, according to media reports. In a major reshuffling of personnel, Obama will nominate CIA Director Leon Panetta to replace Robert Gates as the Secretary of Defense, and Army General David Petraeus, the head of the United States and NATO forces in Afghanistan, to replace Panetta.
It seems no one in and around Washington, D.C. — not President Barack Obama, not Congressional Democrats, not Congressional Republicans — is willing to tackle the overriding issue dragging down the United States: Federal spending.
Republicans talk about cutting pennies from the growth of government, and Democrats and their sycophantic media label the cuts as extreme. Republicans aren’t even talking about cutting government back to 2008 levels, yet the media talking heads and Democratic leaders become apoplectic when they discuss the Republican budget proposal. President George Washington would have been appalled.
Last weekend, more than a billion Christians around the world observed the passing of Good Friday and Easter. Well… MOST Christians observed Good Friday and Easter. Rumor has it that some of us were observing the passing of a Good Hangover and/or an Easter discount at the golf course. (Well, that’s what I heard.)
In an unprecedented move, the White House has released a copy of the President’s original birth certificate to prove his citizenship. On April 27, the government issued copies of President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, which says that he was born on Aug. 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii.
The law firm hired by the House of Representatives has withdrawn from its role as a defender of the Federal law banning gay marriage. King & Spalding of Atlanta announced on April 25 that it would no longer argue for the Constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) amid pressure from gay rights groups.