President Barack Obama began a bus tour of the Midwestern United States to combat Republican assertions that have arisen from the first series of GOP debates. Obama’s message got an early boost from an unlikely source, an opinion piece by billionaire Warren Buffett.
The Florida State Legislature has taken significant steps towards eliminating restrictions that had been previously placed on firearms. Governor Rick Scott has signed the Penalties for Violating Firearms Preemption Law, a measure that forces the repeal of all regulations passed in violation of the 2nd Amendment.
Today’s college students are in a position to be at the forefront of the burgeoning agricultural revolution, as more colleges and universities add organic and sustainable farming courses to their curricula.
The Administration of President Barack Obama is pressing Congress to create an “Infrastructure Bank” to help finance rail and highway construction. Officials from the Administration have noted that the bank would be a new government entity that would provide loans to support public-works projects in both regional and national sectors.
After beginning his Presidency with approval ratings that were through the roof, President Barack Obama has seen the numbers drop to levels below 40 percent. The President received a 39 percent approval rating in the latest Gallup Poll, with 54 percent disapproval from the American public.
Representative Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) expressed his desire to get rid of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) during a recent radio interview. Gardner noted that the government agency was too large and the functions that it supposedly handled were things that could be dealt with on a State level.
The White House defended the President’s current fundraising trip to Manhattan despite the fact that the Commander in Chief was attending glitzy events held by wealthy contributors in the midst of significant economic turmoil.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced the three Representatives that would join the three Senators on the Democrat side of the Super Committee.
A fatal shooting of a young man led to rioting in London as citizens reacted to the death of Mark Duggan with violence and mass protest, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation. Advice for how to stay safe during rioting was released by the London Police following the first incidents.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 413 points, a decrease of 3.7 percent, following morning trading Wednesday.