South Carolina Lawmakers want to bring back the gold standard. Both the South Carolina Senate and House are reviewing the Sound Money Legislation, which would make gold and silver coins legal tender in the State. On Wednesday, American Principles in Action, a conservative non-profit, released a statement announcing that the bill has the official support of the South Carolina Republican Party.
Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation that would enhance the nation’s background check system for the purchase of firearms.
Considering that the photos of Osama bin Laden’s corpse and sea burial may never see the light of day, the highly-publicized “Situation Room Photo” could be the most prominent image to emerge from the historic event.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in five residents in nursing homes suffer from anemia, which is a nutritional disorder defined by low hemoglobin levels.
A day after military officials stated that Navy chaplains will be trained to perform same-sex civil marriage ceremonies, the service branch reversed its decision.
According to a report from an independent pollster on TheDaily.com, 19 percent of likely voters doubt Osama bin Laden is really dead. That is, one in every five people suspects the government is lying. Furthermore, the demographics of those expressing their doubts are surprisingly diverse, not limited to ultra-conservatives.
Skeptics and believers alike were shocked by the results of a recent Associated Press poll, showing President Barack Obama at a 60 percent approval rating. Experts suggested the news of Osama bin Laden’s “recent” death played a primary role in putting Obama’s approval rating at its highest point in two years. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a press conference on Monday that citizens must be responding “to the drive that (Obama) has.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will confirm the rumors that he is running in the 2012 Presidential race tonight. According to CNN.com, Gingrich told reporters that he will make the announcement at 9 p.m., via Facebook and Twitter and during an appearance on Sean Hannity’s show on Fox News.
Recently, there has been a lot of public outcry against police officers using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to spy on supposed criminals. Now, it looks like the criminals are giving the police a taste of their own medicine. According to a Foxnews.com article, police officials are worried that social networking is putting officers at risk.
On May 9, Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released his version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The bill, which is updated annually, specifies the budget and expenditures for the U.S. Department of Defense.