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House postpones vote on Boehner’s bill (again)

Late last night, after many delays, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) finally decided to postpone the vote on his proposal to raise the debt limit and cut the deficit at least until today. He is expected to regroup with House Republicans this morning, in the hope that he can overcome the resistance in his own party to the Budget Control Act of 2011.

Federal Government Sends Out 212 Million Checks Per Month

According to Fox News, the government sends out about 212 million checks and electronic payments each month, 80 million of which come from the Treasury Department.

House Postpones Vote On Boehner’s Debt Ceiling Bill

The House of Representatives postponed the vote on Speaker John Boehner’s (R-Ohio) much-discussed debt ceiling plan as there was not enough support for it to pass.

Judge tosses suit seeking to ban Federal funding for stem cell research

A Federal judge recently threw out a lawsuit challenging the use of government funds for human embryonic stem cell research.

The Philosophy of Liberty: Plunder

Lies our leaders tell us

OK, this is it, I promise: my last column on the so-called debt crisis (at least until next month). I know you’re getting tired of hearing about it. Heck, I’m getting tired of writing about it. But the lies and distortions have gotten so outrageous in the past few days that I simply must get up on my soapbox one more time.

The American love/hate relationship with socialism

The debate over the national deficit and debt limit has brought to the forefront a fundamental split in American political ideologies: What is the proper role of the Federal government in the lives of citizens?

NASA data proves global warming computer models wrong

A new study reported in the peer-reviewed journal Remote Sensing examines satellite data from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which show that, from the years 2000 through 2011, the Earth’s atmosphere released much more heat than previously predicted by computer models.

As vote on Boehner bill approaches, all eyes on the House

The bill put forward by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to reduce spending and raise the debt-limit will, by all accounts, be brought to the floor for a vote this evening. However, speculation remains as to whether the Speaker will have enough votes to pass the so-called Budget Control Act of 2011 on to the Senate.

Fourteen states have yet to apply for Early Learning Challenge

Fourteen States have not yet declared their intent to apply for the Early Learning Challenge, a $500 million Federal grant program, according to The Washington Times.

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