The Chicago City Council recently approved a measure that would allow gun ranges to operate in the Windy City.
On June 28, Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Mike Lee (R-Utah) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.) introduced the Sound Money Promotion Act, which would allow legal tender gold and silver coins to be considered in the same manner as United States currency for taxation purposes.
Government watchdog Judicial Watch recently released a statement claiming that President Barack Obama has issued a $79,819 grant to Affordable Housing Centers of America (AHCOA), an offshoot of ACORN, through the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
The Harvard School of Public Health conducted three studies and found that modest lifestyle and diet changes can lead to long-term weight gain. The study aimed to determine what factors contribute to long-term weight gain.
For what will be the last time, a space shuttle lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., at 11:29 a.m. today. Atlantis, carrying four astronauts, is conducting the 135th and final shuttle mission, in which it will deliver supplies to the International Space Station. The shuttle is scheduled to return on June 20.
One of President Barack Obama’s senior advisers, David Plouffe, said Wednesday that the state of unemployment will not affect the way individual Americans vote in 2012. “The average American does not view the economy through the prism of GDP or unemployment rates or even monthly jobs numbers,” Plouffe, who ran Obama’s 2008 election, told Bloomberg.
The controversy surrounding Operation Fast and Furious, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ (ATF) plan to allow firearms to cross the Mexican border in the hope of tracking down drug lords, continues to haunt the agency. The White House has said it will not comment while the official investigations into the operation are being carried out by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Justice Department Inspector General, but rumors are circulating that the embattled agency could be brought down in the aftermath.
On Thursday, President Barack Obama spoke with Congressional leaders from both sides of the aisle about the debt ceiling debate.
The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to 9.2 percent as only 18,000 jobs were created in the month of June, according to Labor Department figures.
House Republicans have been working to water down President Barack Obama’s financial overhaul law through various bills. Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), vice chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, called the financial overhaul law “a job creator’s nightmare.”