Representative Bobby Schilling (R-Ill.) said he “has seen enough.” Schilling is the 61st in the House of Representatives to say Attorney General Eric Holder should resign over Operation Fast and Furious. Between independent calls and a “no confidence” resolution, more than 90 lawmakers have called for Holder to step down.
The pressure mounted on Wednesday to approve the Senate-passed payroll tax measure to temporarily extend a payroll tax holiday, with several GOP Senators and President Barack Obama pushing the issue.
The Obama Administration was allegedly planning an announcement that the United States would make a large donation of food aid to North Korea; and, in turn, the country would end its controversial uranium enrichment program.
In Iowa conservatives and Republican elites are very worried; they believe that a win for Ron Paul in their State’s caucus will signify the death rattle of its relevancy.
Prosecutors say they have found evidence that there was direct communication between the Army intelligence analyst blamed for the biggest leak of military secrets in U.S. history and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
After 10 months of largely secretive talks between U.S. officials and the Taliban, officials say a diplomatic plan is emerging which involves measures like the release of many Taliban prisoners into Afghan government custody.
Ron Paul leads with 23 percent favor among Iowan voters followed by Mitt Romney at 20 percent; Newt Gingrich at 14 percent; Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry all at 10 percent; Jon Huntsman at 4 percent and Gary Johnson at 2 percent in a recent poll.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has predicted the rise of a third party in the 2012 elections that will not tolerate the kind of spending included in the recent $915 billion omnibus spending package.
The New York Times published an interview with Attorney General Eric Holder over the weekend that many people have said was written in defense of the embattled AG. According to a report in The Daily Caller, Charlie Savage — the Times author of the Holder piece — made use of factual inaccuracies as “a defense of Holder from his chorus of critics.”
When Selective Service registration requirements were resumed by Congress in 1980 after the end of the Vietnam draft in 1973, the agency also revived the local board system. The purpose of the board members is to hear claims for exemptions, deferments or postponements to a young man’s military draft in the event that the practice is reinstated.