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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich launched a series of job creation forums last week in Cincinnati, one day before President Barack Obama holds his own jobs summit at the White House.
In the wake of Lou Dobbs’ recent comments about immigration in the U.S., which some have interpreted as showing a softening stance, a prominent group that opposes illegal immigration has withdrawn its support for the former CNN anchor.
On Tuesday, President Obama presented his case for the continuing involvement in Afghanistan, revealing he will send 30,000 more troops but also setting a date for when the units will begin to withdraw. In the days since, numerous politicians, analysts and organizations have offered their take on the new Afghanistan strategy.
Over the objections of all but one Republican, the House of Representatives passed the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act of 2009 which replaces the current Medicare physician payment formula with a new system.
In the wake of Maine’s recent repeal of same-sex marriage laws, legislatures in New York and New Jersey have stalled on the issue, and the long expected votes to legalize gay marriage in both states have been postponed.
Republican State Senator Bill Seitz of Cincinnati recently condemned the nation’s largest state-run injured worker insurance program due to a loophole in the legislation that allows illegal aliens to collect benefits, the Associated Press (AP) reports.
Former CNN host Lou Dobbs, whose abrupt resignation earlier this month sent shockwaves throughout the media world, further fueled speculation of a potential career in politics last week.
Former Vice-President Dick Cheney heavily criticized the Obama administration and Attorney General Eric Holder last week over their handling of the five alleged 9/11 conspirators who are set to be tried in a civilian court in New York City, according to Newsmax.com.
Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the largest business lobby group in the country, urged the Obama administration to advance three free trade agreements that have been pending since the president took office earlier this year, Reuters reports.
A request by a Roman Catholic bishop that Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) not take Holy Communion because of his pro-abortion stance has sparked a heated debate about the boundaries between church and state.