Top officials at FreedomWorks, arguably the Nation’s most influential Tea Party group, have set the goal of stopping former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney from receiving the Republican nod for the 2012 Presidential race. “Romney has a record, and we don’t really like it that much,” Adam Brandon, the group’s communications director, told The Huffington Post.
A recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research reveals that half of all Americans would find it difficult to scrape together $2,000 for a minor financial emergency, such as car trouble or an unexpected medical bill. “Roughly 28 percent said they ‘certainly’ would not be able to cope with an unexpected $2,000 bill if they had to come up with the money in 30 days, and another 22 percent said they ‘probably’ would not be able to cope,” read an article on CNN.com. “Only a quarter of Americans said they are certain they would be able to come up with the funds.”
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.