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The controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) plan to allow firearms to cross the Mexican border in the hope of tracking down drug lords, continues to haunt the agency. The White House has said it will not comment while the official investigations into the operation are being carried out by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Justice Department Inspector General, but rumors are circulating that the embattled agency could be brought down in the aftermath.
On Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke with Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle about the debt ceiling debate.
The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.2 percent as only 18,000 jobs were created in the month of June, according to Labor Department figures.
House Republicans have been working to water down President Barack Obama’s financial overhaul law through various bills. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, called the financial overhaul law “a job creator’s nightmare.”
A number of Republican lawmakers are criticizing President Barack Obama’s Administration for bringing a Somali terror suspect to the United States.
I pulled into the parking lot with a couple of minutes to spare before my appointment. I could see a parking spot available. But as I approached, I saw that the car on the left spilled over into “my” spot by half a foot. Yes, I could still pull into the space. But the only way out of my car would have been to climb out the sunroof.
How long before every aspect of government has its own police force? Apparently, we are nearly there, as an 83-year-old New York woman found out on June 25. On that day, Darbe Pitofsky threw a brown bag filled with old papers in a city litter basket — a crime for which a city sanitation worker wrote a summons.
President Barack Obama has been criticized by many people for his handling of the debt-ceiling debate, but now he is being tweaked by a fellow Democrat: former President Bill Clinton.
One of Britain’s oldest newspapers, the tabloid News of the World, will shut down after printing its Sunday issue, according to CNN. The tabloid’s parent company, News International, is owned by the massive Rupert Murdoch media conglomerate News Corp. News international Chairman James Murdoch, who is Rupert Murdoch’s son, said the tabloid had been “sullied” by a hacking scandal that has rocked the foundations of the newspaper industry.