Texas Governor Rick Perry has long played with the idea of running for the Presidency in 2012. However, a recent interview reveals that the Governor is increasingly likely to officially enter the race.
Many groups have floated ideas to end the United States’ debt ceiling debate, and the credit rating agency Moody’s recently weighed in with its own plan: simply eliminate the debt ceiling.
The Pentagon says a new “fast-lane” system will get life-saving military gear to troops in Afghanistan more quickly. “Precious time is eaten in unnecessary deliberation…,” said Ashton Carter, undersecretary of acquisition at the Defense Department, one of the officials participating in the fast-lane system.
Elizabeth Warren, whom President Barack Obama credited with the “idea” for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and who has unofficially led the bureau since its creation, was not nominated to lead it officially. Instead, Obama chose former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.
Although stories involving groping allegations and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have become commonplace, this one stands apart. On July 14, a 61-year-old woman from Longmont, Colo., was arrested at Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport for sexually assaulting a female TSA agent.
In California, a controversial new law, SB48, requires public schools to teach students about the impacts of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered (LGBT) people on American history.
Indirubin, the active ingredient in an herb used in traditional Chinese remedies, is the newest discovery in the fight against brain tumors.
Major credit rating agency Moody’s said that it is considering downgrading the United States’ sterling credit rating as lawmakers debate the debt ceiling.
The government shutdown in Minnesota nearly forced some beer to be pulled off store shelves because of expired licenses. On Thursday, the governor and top Republicans struck a deal to end the budget impasse.
Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) was for many years a member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minn., which belongs to the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). However, just before she announced her candidacy on June 27, the church council granted a request from the Bachmanns to be released from their membership on June 21. Some members of the media are suggesting that this church resignation may have a lot to do with the WELS controversial stance on Catholicism: that the Roman Catholic Pope is the Antichrist.