European Union officials are preparing to ban all cars from major cities, according to The Telegraph in London. The ban would begin in 2050, and would be in effect in most major European cities.
Fighting global warming is, of course, the alleged justification for the coming ban, which is contained in a larger transportation plan for Europe that EU officials say is designed to force Europeans to stop driving conventionally fueled vehicles. Read More
Anybody in Washington who thought the 2010 election would be sufficient to vent a significant portion of voter anger away from Washington had better think again because the latest Rasmussen Reports survey finds nearly three-fourths of those questioned still hot under the collar. Read More
You may have heard about the devastating cuts that Republicans are imposing on the federal budget. Those hard-hearted Republicans are actually seeking to slash $61 billion from this year’s $3.46 trillion federal budget. That would reduce federal spending this year by 1.7 percent. Read More
Consumer confidence is still heading the wrong direction, at least from the perspective of President Obama's chances for re-election in 2012.
"The Rasmussen Consumer Index, which measures the economic confidence of consumers on a daily basis, fell three points on Sunday to 78.9. That’s up two points from a week ago but down one from a month ago and down five from the beginning of the year," Rasmussen said. Read More
If you remember Top 40 ditties like "Ahab and Arab," "The Streak" and "Santa Claus is Watching You," the name "Ray Stephens" will be a familiar one. But you may be surprised to learn that Stephens is still writing and recording funny songs.
And he's a Tea Party guy. Check out this video version of one of Stephens' most recent efforts: Read More
There are 241 Republicans in the House of Representatives, and 29 of them sit on the Appropriations Committee.Two of the 29 — Jeff Flake of Arizona and Denny Rehberg of Montana — are seeking Senate seats and won’t have to run for re-election as appropriators in November 2012. This is to their great advantage, as it has become apparent early in the 212th Congress that you don’t want to be an appropriator. Read More
Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell has a small lead in a new survey of potential Republican primary candidates seeking the nomination to challenge Democratic incumbent Sen. Sherrod Brown. Read More
Public approval of President Obama's handling of the economy has fallen to a new low, according to Rasmussen Reports, which found only 31 percent of those surveyed approved of the chief executive's performance on the issue.
"A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters show that just 31 percent rate Obama’s handling of economic issues as good or excellent. Forty-five percent say the president is doing a poor job handling these issues," Rasmussen said. Read More
With public employee unions mounting desperate struggles to preserve excessively generous compensation and benefits in Wisconsin, Ohio, California, and a growing list of other states, check out this video that illustrates what is happening in New York where Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo is showing genuine leadership:
Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser last night in Philadelphia, Vice President Joe Biden compared Republicans trying to get federal spending under control to people who blame rape victims for their plight.
Read that again: Republicans trying to get federal spending under control are like people who blame rape victims for being raped.
Here's how The Hill reports it: Read More