The leaves of the crepe jasmine plant have long been used in Asia as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever. Now, researchers have discovered that a byproduct of the plant’s bark called conolidine may be powerful enough to rival morphine in the pain-killing arena.
The budget proposal created by Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been rejected by the United States Senate. On May 25, every Democrat in the chamber and five Republicans struck down Ryan’s budget for fiscal year 2012, including its provision to replace the current Medicare system with a voucher program.
Advocates for immigration reform have scored a major victory, as the Supreme Court recently upheld the Arizona law that punishes businesses for hiring illegal aliens.
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has sent a message to top-ranking Democrats: Scare tactics should not be used to advance legislation that compromises the Constitution.
Republicans and Democrats from both the House and Senate voted Thursday to pass a four-year extension of several provisions of the controversial PATRIOT Act. POLITICO reported that President Barack Obama, unable to sign the extension into law in person while traveling in Europe, signed the bill into law using an autopen — a machine that replicates the President’s signature.
A new study shows many whites now believe they have replaced blacks as the primary victims of racial discrimination in America. Both whites and blacks agree that anti-black discrimination has decreased over the past 60 years, according to researchers at Tufts University’s School of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Business School. But the researchers found that whites believe so-called “reverse racism” is now a bigger problem than anti-black racism.
A recently released University of Miami study shows that when historians rank Presidents, the top spots always go to Commanders in Chief who ruled from the left. According to the study, these choices reflect a fundamentally liberal bias in academia, as opposed to the merits of the Presidents themselves.
Alaska’s former Governor remains tight-lipped about whether she will seek the Republican nomination in the 2012 Presidential race. However, a new documentary about Sarah Palin’s time as Governor may foreshadow a bid.
About 5 percent of women going through pregnancy for the first time develop a condition known as preeclampsia. A recent study that was published in the British Medical Journal reveals that a dietary supplement bar that contains amino acids and antioxidants may significantly reduce a woman’s chance of developing the condition when taken during pregnancy.
The honeymoon following the killing of Osama bin Laden appears to be over for President Barack Obama. According to a new Harris Poll, nearly half of Americans — 49 percent of respondents — said that they were unlikely to vote for Obama if the election were held today.