On May 9, Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released his version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The bill, which is updated annually, specifies the budget and expenditures for the U.S. Department of Defense.
On Tuesday, conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation released a special report on spending and the budget, entitled “Saving The American Dream: The Heritage Plan To Fix The Debt, Cut Spending And Restore Prosperity.” The report describes the current economic climate, and outlines solutions that go much further than House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity.”
Military officials have confirmed that Navy chaplains will be trained to perform same-sex civil marriage ceremonies, an announcement that has raised the ire of dozens of Federal lawmakers.
Representative Allen West (R-Fla.), a Tea Party favorite, has voted against party lines by opposing a bill that would repeal a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law. Last week, Allen was one of only four Republicans to oppose a measure that would eliminate $100 million in funding for the construction of school-based health centers, The Hill reported.
President Barack Obama’s administration privately attempted to dissuade Standard and Poor’s from downgrading the United States’ debt outlook in recent weeks, according to a report from The Washington Post.
High-profile donors have stated that aligning themselves with GOP Presidential candidates is not a top priority at this stage of the game.
Reports of the differences between LDL and HDL cholesterol have caused consumers to become wary of so-called “bad” low-density lipoproteins, and embrace mono- and polyunsaturated sources of “good” high-density lipoproteins.
Two of President Barack Obama’s nominees and one of former President Bill Clinton’s nominees made up the three-member panel of appellate judges that heard two Obamacare suits Tuesday. The suits went to the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals after a series of highly partisan decisions from lower courts.
Rasmussen Reports released the results of a new poll on Tuesday, showing that a majority of Americans favor denying Federal funds to so-called “sanctuary” cities — cities that protect illegal aliens from the government. The statement from Rasmussen said that, in a national telephone poll, “59 percent of likely U.S. voters favor a cutoff of federal funds to so-called sanctuary cities. Just 28 percent are opposed and 13 percent are not sure.”
The Federal Government will soon be using specially implanted chips in cellular phones to track the movements of U.S. citizens, as part of a new national emergency-alert system. Citizens with properly equipped phones will be automatically enrolled in the service, and the chips will be automatically added to new phones from participating service providers.