U.S. military intervention in Libya has been illegal now for more than a week because the 60 day War Powers Act authorization expired. President Obama didn’t even ask Congress for express permission to continue operations in that theater until after the 60 days.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is rumored to be considering joing the GOP presidential field because he thinks all the current crop is saddled with serious baggage. Hmmm, like embracing secessionism?
Congresswoman Hochul was sworn in today to represent New York’s 26th District.
In Wisconsin recall elections will be held against six Tea Party State Senators. They illegally voted to remove collective bargaining rights from state workers.
In various LGBT news President Obama recognized June as Gay Pride month and the San Francisco Giants released a “It Gets Better” video:
Illinois became the eleventh state to authorize civil unions.
New York’s Attorney General is suing the federal government over shale drilling:
The federal government should conduct a full environmental review that weighs potential damage to the welfare of people in the Delaware River watershed and the drinking water quality for millions of New Yorkers before allowing natural gas drilling in the region, the state’s attorney general said in a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday.
A domestic terrorist was arrested in Wisconsin for trying to assassinate a Planned parenthood doctor in Madison.
A private citizen running around in a bus has been dangling the media like puppets and they insist on playing along. I won’t fall for her tricks and give her any publicity. The moronic former Governor known for her sinister vengeful streak visited Philadelphia and Gettysburg. She isn’t the first secessionist to leave that town a loser.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie used a $12 million state helicopter to fly to Bergen County (my birthplace) so he could watch five innings of his son’s baseball game. A limo drove him the 100 yards from the copter to the field. Is it just me or do others think the exercise might have done him good?
The Obama Administration is getting tough on health insurance executives whose decisions on Medicare and Medicaid patients flouts the law. They’re going after them personally not just the companies.
Now, on top of fines paid by a company, senior executives can face criminal charges even if they weren’t involved in the scheme but could have stopped it had they known. Furthermore, they can also be banned from doing business with government health programs, a career-ending consequence.
Rep. Anthony Weiner won’t answer queries about a lewd picture Tweeted to a college student. He claims someone hacked his account as a prank. Andrew Breitbart is attempting to slander him by publishing the underwear picture though it is obvious it was a hack job. The Congressman could end all of the media hype simply by answering the simple questions. Not doing so makes him appear guilty.
Isn’t it hypocrisy when Tea Party people keep clinging to the constitution then turning around and trashing it? Sen. Rand Paul complained bitterly, correctly, about the civil liberty infringements authorized by the USA PATRIOT Act then turned around and claimed Americans shouldn’t have their First Amendment right to free assembly and free speech:
PAUL: I’m not for profiling people on the color of their skin, or on their religion, but I would take into account where they’ve been traveling and perhaps, you might have to indirectly take into account whether or not they’ve been going to radical political speeches by religious leaders. It wouldn’t be that they are Islamic. But if someone is attending speeches from someone who is promoting the violent overthrow of our government, that’s really an offense that we should be going after – they should be deported or put in prison.
What is it tea baggers, do you support the entire constitution or merely parts?
The Center For American Progress has an excellent list of Pentagon items ripe for elimination. If we’re going to slash spending everyone has to bear the brunt:
While we must always adequately fund the military and honor our servicemen and women, Congress can save up to $1.4 trillion over the next 12 years by eliminating overbudget and unnecessary defense programs, revamping military health care, and consolidating and capping spending across the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and State. None of these actions will compromise national security.
In a new CNN poll 58% of Americans don’t agree with the Ryan Plan to dismantle Medicare.
“Half of those we questioned say that the country would be worse off under the GOP Medicare proposals and 56 percent think that GOP plan would be bad for the elderly,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. “Opposition is highest among senior citizens, at 74 percent, suggesting that seniors are most worried about changes to Medicare even if those changes are presented as ones that would not affect existing Medicare recipients.”