At the Florida Democratic Party State Convention over the weekend, U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis insulted members of the Tea Party, referring to the activists as “teabaggers.” Teabagger is a pejorative term used to refer to a certain sexual act. Liberal talk show hosts such as Rachel Maddow brought the phrase into the mainstream in 2009, using it as a tongue-in-cheek insult.(Read More)
Are we ready for paper airplanes and row boats. Call your congressman and let them know how you feel.
The dangerous debate over cutting military spending(Read More)
Nearly three years into President Obama’s first term in office, Michelle Obama finally said something with which I can agree.
At a recent fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election campaign in Providence, Rhode Island, the first lady told her audience:(Read More)
Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a Kansas Republican and a Tea Party Caucus member, is sounding the alarm over a proposed rule from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would aggregate confidential patient information into a single government database.
Huelskamp explained that one of his constituents alerted him to the proposed rule in September, and said that was the impetus for his trip down the data-records trail.(Read More)
Calls for the congressional debt reduction supercommittee to “go big” are amping up, as financial and government analysts say the panel’s aim of finding more than $1 trillion in savings may not be enough to steady the nation’s wobbly economy.
A Government Accountability Office report released Monday said the federal government’s fiscal outlook has improved, largely because of a hard-fought deal passed by Congress in early August that raised the debt ceiling and set out to identify ways to trim the debt by at least $2.1 trillion (Read More)