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On Thursday, the United States took further steps to work toward putting an end to the Syrian government’s violence against its people. President Barack Obama called on Syrian President Bashar Assad to step down, and issued an Executive Order instituting harsh, new financial sanctions against the country.
Despite the best efforts of the mainstream media and the Republican apparatchik to ignore him or paint him as a kook, Representative Ron Paul can win the Republican nomination. The MSM is finally recognizing that Paul’s message of liberty, sound money and ending foreign intervention is resonating with a growing segment of the American electorate.
I have had it up to here with Barack Obama’s refusal to take responsibility for any of his failed (and unbelievably expensive) policies. All he and his coteries of apologists can do is blame his predecessor and argue for more government spending to make things better.
A former Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) official has alleged the agency violated Federal law by destroying the records of enforcement cases it had decided not to pursue. The agency allegedly purged records involving major Wall Street firms, including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley.
While President Barack Obama and his election staff have sworn off special-interest money for the 2012 campaign, Democrats in Congress have taken advantage of the dollars that are available from these groups.
The President spent three days this week traveling across the Midwest. He is now facing widespread criticism, though, because his family leaves Thursday to go on a 10-day vacation to Martha’s Vineyard, just one day after the end of his Bus Tour.
On Monday, President Barack Obama, during the first stop on his three-day-long Economic Bus Tour of the Midwest, addressed a recent Federal appeals court decision regarding Obamacare.
On Tuesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy met to discuss the economic crisis facing the euro zone. After the meeting, the two set out joint proposals to strengthen the euro, but stopped short of introducing “euro bonds.”
The coming year 2012 is a true election super year. Several major countries will hold elections, and with the global economic outlook turning increasingly negative, we could see some huge changes next year. In total, countries holding elections next year make up almost 50 percent of world gross domestic product (!!).
On Tuesday, five tobacco companies filed suit against the Food and Drug Administration, alleging that larger, more prominent warnings required to be displayed on cigarette packaging and advertising starting in September 2012 violate the companies’ 1st Amendment rights.