In response to the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it will purchase up to $900 billion in Treasury bonds by June 2011 in an effort to stimulate the economy, Sarah Palin has voiced her concerns.
Senate lawmakers are set to decide whether to change internal GOP rules and bar Republicans from seeking earmarks. Caucus members will vote on the issue on Nov. 16.
Amnesty International, a prominent human rights organization, is calling for a criminal investigation into former President George W. Bush’s role in the use of interrogation techniques against detainees.
The United States economy created 151,000 jobs in October, which is its best performance since May. Despite the growth, the national unemployment rate remained at 9.6 percent.
To absolutely no one’s surprise, an inspector general concluded that the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the administration’s six-month ban on new deep-water drilling.
Republicans notched a historic victory in the midterm elections by recording the biggest gain in the House of Representatives in more than 60 years. But the GOP may not be done adding to their victory list quite yet.
*One actor is not afraid to speak out. Did you hear about the open letter actor Jon Voight sent President Barack Obama a few weeks ago? Most Hollywood actors would never dare buck the liberal line; it’s usually a death sentence for a career.
So a tip of the hat to Voight, who spoke “truth to power” like few of his colleagues would dare. Here’s part of that letter; you can go to Google to read the whole thing.
Hark! What’s that sound we hear? Why it’s the U.S. cavalry, in the form of 60 new conservative Congressmen riding to our rescue. There’s another sound coming over the horizon. Why, it’s dozens of black helicopters, getting reading to fulfill Ben Bernanke’s prediction that he would drop money from the sky, if necessary, to get our sagging economy going again. Read this article to learn what it all means…
The outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has announced that she will run for the chamber’s Democratic leadership position.
As new House Republicans meet to divide the spoils of their victory over the Democrats and elect leaders to run the House of Representatives the next two years, some divisions between the old guard and those representing the new Tea Party wing have emerged.
It appears that John Boehner of Ohio is set as Speaker, and Eric Cantor of Virginia seems to be a lock for Majority Leader. But a battle is brewing between Tea Party favorite Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota and Jeb Hensarling of Texas, who both want the job of Caucus Chair.
The old guard of the GOP — while happy with the victories that gave it a majority — is not content to let the Tea Party waltz in and take over. So it’s going to be difficult sledding for Tea Party-backed candidates to obtain leadership positions.
If that’s the case, they need to turn to the example set by Samuel Adams during the first Continental Congress.