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After the Tax Day protests died down, members of the Tea Party movement took stock of the rallies nationwide and reported that more than 2 million people attended them.
The controversial new Arizona immigration law and the proposal that was presented in the United States Congress in response may have stirred a lot of emotions on both sides of the issue, but Americans seem to agree on at least some aspects of immigration.
Representative Ron Paul (R-Texas) spoke on the Senate floor recently in support of industrial hemp growers’ declaration that May 17-23 be celebrated as Hemp History Week.
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) said on Monday that high-speed automatic trading programs—which use mathematical models to buy and sell stocks in milliseconds—may have been responsible for the April 6 financial meltdown, when the market crashed nearly 1,000 points in just a few minutes.
Despite conservative criticism that she has no practical experience as a judge, President Obama nominated current Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday.
In an effort to boycott Arizona’s new immigration law, the Los Angeles City Council overwhelmingly approved sanctions May 12 that will bar the city from conducting business with the Grand Canyon State.
The strength and influence of the Tea Party movement was on display again last weekend, when GOP delegates in Utah voted incumbent Senator Robert Bennett out of the party. Bennett, who came in third in the vote, lost to two candidates put forward by the Tea Party movement who will now vie for the Republican nomination.
The controversy surrounding the attempts by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to impose Internet regulations has resurfaced after reports suggested its chairman is looking for a new way to do so after his first attempt was blocked by a court.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), the principal Republican sponsor for climate change legislation, told reporters last week that the current political landscape has made it "impossible" for Congress to pass or even consider an energy bill by the end of the current term.
While speaking at the Nation’s Catholic Community conference last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pleaded with religious leaders to "instruct" their followers to support immigration reform, according to Fox News.