According to the FBI, more than 1.5 million background check requests were made to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System by gun dealers in the month of December. About 500,000 of those requests came in the six days before Christmas.
NASA has posted a frequently asked questions section on its website seeking to quiet talk about 2012 being a year of catastrophic disaster for the planet Earth. While the planet may not be in imminent danger this year, many people say the outlook for 2012 appears to be filled with the possibility for hardship.
Two new polls show that Mitt Romney has a strong lead in New Hampshire, where the Nation’s first primary will take place next week. In second in the two polls is Ron Paul.
The former CIA member who was, until his resignation in 2004, in charge of the unit that tracked Osama bin Laden said recently on his website that Ron Paul was Iowans’ only choice.
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to maintain a more healthful diet, it could have a long-term, positive impact on your mental health. Research suggests that elderly people with higher levels of several vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids in their blood perform better on mental-acuity tests and experience less brain shrinkage.
Ron Paul said speaking at an Iowa event last week that Iran would be justified in in responding to U.S. sanctions by blocking the flow of oil through the Strait of Hormuz. “I think we’re looking for trouble because we put these horrendous sanctions on Iran,” Paul told an audience at the Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa.
The Electronic Privacy Information Center is suing the Department of Homeland Security for a new program that tracks individuals’ social media activity if they are deemed a threat by using certain keywords in posts.
Despite the fact that the mainstream media have pulled no punches against Republican Presidential primary hopeful Ron Paul, his campaign is continuing to gain steam as the Iowa caucus, the first in the Nation, approaches.
Attorney General Eric Holder, whose Department of Justice orchestrated the Fast and Furious gunwalking scheme to supply Mexican drug cartels with illegal firearms, released a statement on Wednesday decrying the fact that too many people who are not legally permitted to own guns have access to them.
Scientists are investigating whether seals in Alaska that have recently fallen ill are being sickened by radiation from the destroyed Japanese Fukushima nuclear plant. Several seals have washed up on Alaska’s Arctic coastline since July, suffering or killed by a mysterious disease.