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President Barack Obama and Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s executive chairman, hosted the first-ever “Twitter Town Hall,” in which the President answered questions posed via 140-characters-or-less tweets. Users were asked to use the hashtag #AskObama for their tweets. “Neither the President or I know the questions that will be asked today. That decision is driven entirely by the Twitter users,” Dorsey said at the beginning of the session, which lasted about an hour.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second most powerful Republican in Congress, said he was “looking forward” to the debt ceiling talks President Barack Obama is hosting at the White House today. Echoing sentiments that the President expressed in his remarks on Tuesday, Cantor told assembled members of the press that these talks will build on the progress already made in talks with Vice President Biden.
Three United States Senators recently introduced legislation that would prevent the Federal government from taxing gold and silver coins that have been declared legal tender.
On June 30, a group of 49 Republican members of Congress asked the House Judiciary Committee to investigate Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan’s role in the preparation of a legal defense for President Barack Obama’s healthcare law.
This past Monday evening, I mused silently for a moment about the “reason for the season,” so to speak. Taking in the patriotic panorama around me, I couldn’t help but wonder: How many of these people have spent a single moment wondering why we’re not at work today?
According to a senior Administration official, the White House recently changed its policy of not sending condolence letters to the families of military service members who commit suicide.
America is currently being governed by a polygamist who abandoned each of his wives; a drunk who lost his legs in a car crash and later killed himself in a drunk driving crash; a socialist who railed against the British empire and aspired for revolution to free his country from its shackles; a long-dead ghost, seldom seen in life by the son. And that describes one man: Barack Obama Sr. For it is the senior Obama who shaped the anti-colonial views of the junior Obama who is currently occupying America’s White House.
That is the premise that forms Dinesh D’Souza’s book, The Roots of Obama’s Rage.
After a months-long investigation into the local ramifications of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ contentious “Fast and Furious” case strategy, reporters in Arizona claim to have found evidence of the operation’s toll on American communities.
In the latest poll of New Hampshire voters, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) made significant gains, placing second after former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The poll also revealed that, in a hypothetical Presidential race, Romney still beats President Barack Obama — a lead the former Governor has enjoyed since February.
In remarks he made to the press late Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama said he was not interested in allowing a short-term increase to the debt limit. Instead, he is inviting Congressional leaders to the White House on Thursday for more negotiations. “Now, I’ve heard reports that there may be some in Congress who want to do just enough to make sure that America avoids defaulting on our debt in the short term, but then wants to kick the can down the road when it comes to solving the larger problem of our deficit. I don’t share that view,” The President said.