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The War on Terror, at least as a name, is over, but the war on white Americans by the Department of Homeland Security is in full stride. The DHS has targeted Tea Party members, Ron Paul supporters, military veterans and gun owners as potential terrorists and encouraged Americans to spy on each other.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration Wednesday said it is updating scanner software to end the use of images that show a passenger’s naked body. The new software allows the full-body scanners in use at 78 U.S. airports to show images of objects under a person’s clothes without creating an intrusive image.
A lot of good people have fallen for a very bad idea. I’m referring to the notion that a balanced budget amendment will somehow help solve the fiscal disaster our country faces. I couldn’t disagree more. We don’t need a balanced budget amendment, and I think passing one would be dangerous.
A bill that is up for consideration before the House Foreign Affairs Committee could cut billions of dollars in aid to Middle Eastern countries. The bill would prevent aid from going to countries until it is determined that they are not run by groups that are hostile to the United States.
Some healthcare reform advocates worry that a problem with the Affordable Care Act could leave some families unable to afford government-mandated health insurance, because a major prevision in the law could be construed to require businesses to offer affordable insurance coverage only to individuals. Furthermore, fixing this provision could cost taxpayers $50 billion a year.
On Wednesday, first lady Michelle Obama announced commitments from major food retailers to expand more than 1,500 stores in order to provide more access to healthy food at more affordable prices, as part of her “Let’s Move” campaign to end childhood obesity.
In another example of social media’s undeniable presence in the 2012 Presidential race, TheTeaparty.net presented the first-ever Presidential Twitter Debate on Wednesday. It was hosted by conservative Talk Radio network host Rusty Humphries, and conservative commentator and columnist S.E. Cupp tweeted the questions to candidates.
About a week after President Barack Obama vowed to veto any short-term solution to the debt ceiling issue, the Commander in Chief appears to have flip-flopped on his stance.
Part of the deficit-reduction proposal put forward by the “Gang of Six,” a bipartisan group of senators comprised of three Democrats and three Republicans, is reforming the tax code. The reforms would reduce the number of tax brackets from six to three. However, experts are divided as to whether these reforms will lower taxes or raise them.