New data from the U.S. Census Bureau and Department of Housing and Urban Development on the housing industry might appear to be encouraging, in view of all the other negative economic news that's been heard in recent weeks.
According to the Census Bureau and HUD: Read More
President Obama has not had a good month trying to explain why his economic policies have coincided with unemployment rising to 9.1% according to the May jobs report. First, Obama told factory workers in Toledo, Ohio: "There are always going to be bumps on the road to recovery. We’re going to pass through some rough terrain that even a Wrangler would have a hard time with. We know that." Read More
"Fast and Furious" is the moniker for the Obama administration program that purposely released hundreds of sophisticated rifles, handguns and other weapsons to members of the Mexican drug cartels in an effort to link their users to crimes. Read More
"Fast and Furious" is the name of the incredible program within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms that purposely allowed thousands of sophisticated weapons from the U.S. to fall into the hands of members of Mexican drug cartels. Read More
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent President Obama a letter Tuesday afternoon warning him that the operation in Libya will be violating the War Powers Resolution by this Sunday, which marks the 90th day of U.S. military involvement in the country. Read More
White House officials just aren't getting cooperation from the calendar. President Obama expected Libya to wrap up in days or weeks. Not happening. He hoped to leave Congress on the sidelines. Not happening.
Now the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is moving to mark-up a resolution of support. It’s slated for Thursday, but the chairman, John Kerry, D-MA, worries he will lose control of the measure. At this point, it’s tough to predict what the measure is going to look like. Read More
Yes, that was an interesting evening of polite, sometimes incisive, discussion by the current lineup of Republican aspirants for the White House, but now back to reality - New Rasmussen Reports survey finds one in three voters would go third party if the current lineup of candidates remains unchanged. Read More
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has essentially declared that ongoing military operations in Libya are nothing for Congress to worry its pretty little head about.
Sen. John Kerry, D-MA, said the Senate might not bother to vote on either of two competing Libyan resolutions. And in his confirmation hearing, the man who would be Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta told senators: Don’t worry; be happy; Gaddafi will eventually step down. Read More
Federal judges hearing arguments yesterday in the nation’s biggest Obamacare case asked some hard questions of the Obamacare administration in the 11th Circuit appeals court.
These exchanges give rise to guarded optimism that Obamacare’s individual mandate might be struck down, but it’s anyone’s guess as to whether the judges will preserve the rest of this massive 2,700-page statute. Read More
Last week the House gave President Obama a sharp foreign policy rebuke. A resolution critical of president's Libyan adventure passed with bi-partisan support.
Now the action shifts to the Senate, where John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) have crafted a rally-round-the Libya mission resolution. Word is it will move to mark-up in the Foreign Affairs Committee this week. Read More