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John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune
When asked about the recent events in Libya that led to the rebel overthrow of that country’s longtime dictator, Moammar Gadhafi, Herman Cain took a long pause before asking the reporter to clarify exactly what was being discussed. He said that he was having a hard time focusing on the question because he had too many things “twirling around” in his head.
Occupy Wall Street protesters are calling for a “day of mass action” to occur on Thursday after police raided camps in a number of cities including Oakland, Calif., and New York early this week. Police in riot gear in New York cleared Zuccotti Park in a pre-dawn raid on Tuesday, arresting about 200 protesters and tearing down tents and structures.
The Supreme Court decided on Monday to review President Barack Obama’s 2010 healthcare overhaul, promising a high-profile hearing on the Constitutional limits of the Federal government’s power.
The Penn State scandal is so disturbing that it’s hard to even write about. When I first heard Joe Paterno had been fired, I thought perhaps it was an overreaction on the part of Penn State’s board of trustees. But as I read about some of the details of the case, I quickly realized I was wrong.
Last week, Attorney General Eric Holder stopped by the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss Operation Fast and Furious and cemented himself as the most corrupt and incompetent (the smart money is chasing the latter) head of the Department of Justice since Janet Reno stumbled back to Florida.
President Barack Obama sought help from foreign leaders concerning possible sanctions for Iran while one Republican Senator said that he would be willing to go to war with the country if it would prevent it from acquiring nuclear weapon capabilities.
The Supreme Court of the United States agreed to take on three separate cases challenging the Constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul. The discussion is to be segmented to address challenges to the legislation separately.
The White House will announce the release of up to $1 billion in funding to help hire and train healthcare workers as part of its “We Can’t Wait” program.