After a months-long investigation into the local ramifications of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ contentious “Fast and Furious” case strategy, reporters in Arizona claim to have found evidence of the operation’s toll on American communities.
In the latest poll of New Hampshire voters, Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) made significant gains, placing second after former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. The poll also revealed that, in a hypothetical Presidential race, Romney still beats President Barack Obama — a lead the former Governor has enjoyed since February.
In remarks he made to the press late Tuesday afternoon, President Barack Obama said he was not interested in allowing a short-term increase to the debt limit. Instead, he is inviting Congressional leaders to the White House on Thursday for more negotiations. “Now, I’ve heard reports that there may be some in Congress who want to do just enough to make sure that America avoids defaulting on our debt in the short term, but then wants to kick the can down the road when it comes to solving the larger problem of our deficit. I don’t share that view,” The President said.
As Congress returned to work after canceling its week-long Independence Day break, Republicans and Democrats continued to have difficulty finding middle ground regarding the debt ceiling.
A glitch in President Barack Obama’s healthcare overhaul could force certain elderly Americans to pay more than others for insurance even if they are of similar age and medical history.
A documentary about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be released in a number of large markets across the country. On June 28, the Stephen Bannon-directed film “The Undefeated” premiered in Iowa, the State that holds the first caucus in the nation.
Many politicians seeking the Tea Party’s vote in 2012 are making an unusual stop on their campaign trails: the office of Senator Mike Lee (R-Utah). A founding member of the Senate’s Tea Party Caucus, Lee quickly made a name for himself as a Tea Party scion in his first six months in office, and perspective lawmakers are taking note.
After the 2000 census, 1,200 challenges were filed by cities, towns and counties. This time around, the United States Conference of Mayors is expecting an even larger number, The Washington Times reports.
Today, the 12-member jury in the Casey Anthony trial returned a verdict: Anthony is not guilty of first-degree murder in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Marie. However, she was convicted of lying to the police and will be sentenced at 9 a.m. on Thursday. “The verdict means 25-year-old Anthony was found not guilty of all charges except for four counts of providing false information to law enforcement officer. She will be spared a death sentence, but could still potentially face years behind bars in a Florida prison,” the Orlando Sentinel reported.
With more and more Presidential candidates, Governors, lawmakers and citizens signing the “Cut, Cap and Balance” Pledge, national support for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution is increasing. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) referenced this surge of support in a July 1 speech, joining colleagues on the Senate floor to urge Congress to solve the debt crisis quickly.