Archive for March, 2012

Mar
31
2012

Obama calls on Congress to pass ‘Buffett Rule’ tax

President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to increase taxes on millionaires, reviving a proposal he first pitched last September that aims to draw sharp election-year lines between the president and the Republican opposition. Source: Obama calls on Congress... Read more
Mar
31
2012

Another $17 trillion surprise found in Obamacare

Senate Republican staffers continue to look though the 2010 Obamacare law to see what’s in it, and their latest discovery is a massive $17 trillion funding gap. Source: Another $17 trillion surprise found in Obamacare – Yahoo! News. Read more
Mar
28
2012

Rep. Bobby Rush Dons “Hoodie” on House Floor

Democratic Rep. Bobby Rush, of Illinois, was asked to leave the House floor Wednesday after taking off his suit jacket to reveal a hooded sweatshirt, also referred to as a "hoodie," which Rush then proceeded to place over his... Read more
Mar
27
2012

Will Scalia Rule in Favor of Obamacare?

The first arguments about Obamacare at the Supreme Court focused on whether or not now was the appropriate time for the court to take up the case. Reports indicated that most justices were ready to tackle it. Source: Will... Read more
Mar
26
2012

‘Obamacare’ Arguments Open, Justices Set the Stage for a Crucial Decision

In the first of three days of arguments on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the Justices of the Supreme Court asked questions that seemed to indicate they would rule on the key issue of whether or not... Read more
Mar
26
2012

Obama: ‘After My Election I’ll Have More Flexibility’

President Obama assured Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Monday that he’d have "more flexibility" after the November election, during a conversation that appeared to focus on the touchy issue of missile defense. Source: During Missile Defense Talk, Obama Tells Medvedev... Read more
Mar
25
2012

White House Claims Supreme Court Will Find Health Care Law ‘constitutional’

A top adviser to President Obama insisted Sunday that the federal health care overhaul will be upheld after the Supreme Court hears arguments in a landmark challenge to the policy this coming week. Source: White House Claims Supreme Court... Read more
Mar
24
2012

For U.S. Presidents, Odds for a Second Term Are Surprisingly Long

Contrary to a widely held popular belief, political history doesn’t anoint incumbent presidents as automatic winners or even presumptive favorites. The numbers show that most presidents fail in their efforts to maintain a long-term hold on the affections of... Read more
Mar
22
2012

Drillers, environmentalists not buying Obama’s energy pitch

Touting an "all-of-the-above" energy policy, President Barack Obama traveled to this oil town on Thursday to show his support for the southern leg of the controversial Keystone oil pipeline proposed from Canada to refineries along the Gulf Coast. Source:... Read more
Mar
21
2012

Election Judges Show Up Drunk To Illinois Primary Polling Place

This isn’t the first time judges’ rowdiness interfered with an election in Illinois. In 2010, four Chicago election judges were arrested: two for being intoxicated, one for groping a fellow, female judge and another for assaulting a voter in... Read more
Mar
20
2012

House moving to kill key provision in ‘Obamacare’

In one week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments surrounding the key provision of the 2010 health care law – the individual mandate. But outside of the courts, efforts in Congress to tinker with the complex and controversial... Read more
Mar
20
2012

Obama Raises Eyebrows With Executive Order Revising Authority To Nationalize Resources For Defense

President Obama’s signature on an executive order that updates presidential authority to take control over national defense resources in time of emergency has legal minds arguing over whether the White House is trying to expand power or merely organize... Read more
Mar
19
2012

TSA searches toddler in wheelchair for explosives

A father is livid after his 3-year-old boy — wearing a cast and sitting in a wheelchair — was stopped by a TSA officer and subjected to a pat-down and swabbing of his cast and his wheelchair. Source: TODAY... Read more
Mar
18
2012

Money, Career Woes Reportedly Plagued Afghan Killings Suspect

Bypassed for a promotion and struggling to pay for his house, Robert Bales was eyeing a way out of his job at a Washington state military base months before he allegedly gunned down 16 civilians in an Afghan war... Read more