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Hyperinflation, aka runaway inflation, is becoming a very real possibility to millions of Americans who heretofore clung to their weekly visits to Outback Steakhouse and the feel-good mantra of “American exceptionalism.” Considering this, my memory takes me back to my teenage years.
While the Administration of President Barack Obama has stonewalled inquiries, denied information requests and dragged its feet in responding to Congressional demands, the outrage over the nightmarishly mishandled Operation Fast and Furious has reached Chris-Matthews-on-crack decibels.
The North Carolina House recently approved a law that will give people in the Tar Heel State more access to concealed weapons and better allow them to protect their homes and families.
A website linked to terrorist group al-Qaida recently released a “hit list” of top United States officials and executives. The release of the list comes as a group of Republican lawmakers sent a letter to President Barack Obama questioning the Constitutionality of his assigning a surrogate to sign legislation and urging him to re-sign the PATRIOT Act.
While much of the early Republican primary season has focused on former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), the heavyweight candidates may need to keep an eye on Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas).
Will he or won’t he? That’s the question everyone is asking about Texas Governor Rick Perry, regarding whether he will submit an eleventh-hour bid for the 2012 Republican Presidential nod. The answer became a resounding “maybe” as Perry’s aides said they were considering the logistical challenges of a run.
On Sunday, Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) both expressed their opposition to Republican members of the House cutting funding for the United States’ military activities in Libya. Sunday marked the 90th day of the U.S.’s involvement in Libya, and the alleged deadline, under the War Powers Resolution, for President Barack Obama to seek Congressional approval for the military campaign.
Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) won a straw poll at Saturday’s Republican Leadership Conference, gaining nearly 40 percent of the votes. Of 1,542 votes, Rep. Paul garnered 612, while GOP candidates Jon Huntsman and Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) placed second and third with 382 and 191 votes respectively, according to Ron Paul’s fan site.
Professional Barack Obama Impersonator Reggie Brown was told to leave the stage at the Republican National Conference Saturday, after making several offensive jokes about the President’s biracial ethnicity. According to a POLITICO article, the act “came just one day after two high-profile Republicans — Haley Barbour and Bobby Jindal — urged activists to focus only on going after Obama on policy and not engage in personal attacks.”