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Libertarian-leaning Republican Representative Ron Paul announced today via Twitter that he has decided to not seek re-election to his seat representing Texas’ District 14. Paul has held the seat for 12 terms, nearly 24 years, but he told Texas news site TheFacts.com that he wishes to focus solely on his 2012 Presidential campaign.
Pakistani officials are incensed after an announcement that the Administration of President Barack Obama will cut some of country’s foreign aid. On Sunday, the President’s Chief of Staff, William Daley, confirmed an article from The New York Times, which reported that “(t)he Obama administration is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military, in a move to chasten Pakistan for expelling American military trainers and to press its army to fight militants more effectively.”
As the Aug. 2 deadline for raising the debt ceiling approaches, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers are digging into their positions in part due to pressure from their respective bases, according to Fox News.
Well, I certainly hope everyone is enjoying President Obama’s “Recovery Summer II — The Empire Strikes Out.” Unemployment hovers just below 10 percent. Of course, that’s the number the Department of Labor is willing to admit. Any economist outside the Department of Labor will acknowledge the real rate is closer to 15 percent.
A House Republican recently called on the Justice Department to turn over all documentation related to Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in the defense of the healthcare overhaul while acting as the solicitor general.
I thought Aphrodite Jones summed it up best on Hannity when she said that the jurors in the Casey Anthony trial had taken the concept of “reasonable doubt” and extended it to “shadow of a doubt.” If you look up the word “reasonable” in the dictionary, you find: “not exceeding the limit prescribed by reason; not excessive.” In this case, the jurors clearly exceeded the limit prescribed by reason.
Several major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have signed on to a voluntary agreement with the movie and music industries to crack down on the pirating of copyrighted media, under which consumers will be subject to a “six strikes” policy.
Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin continues to titillate the media. In a recent interview, she once again toyed with the idea of running for President in 2012. “I believe that I can win a national election,” Palin said.
Elizabeth Anne “Betty” Bloomer Ford, wife of the late President Gerald Ford, passed away on Friday.
“It is with great sadness that we inform you that our beloved mother Betty Ford has passed away at 93 years of age. She died peacefully today at Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif.,” Ford’s surviving family said in a statement provided on BettyFordMemorial.com.
In a press briefing today, President Barack Obama announced that he will meet with Congressional leaders again today, and every following day, until an agreement on the debt and deficit can be reached. The President continued to express optimism, saying,not only will a deal be reached by the Aug. 2 deadline, but also that the resulting deal will be large.