In the face of the $500 billion "taxmageddon" tax increase coming in 2012, Congress will pass the buck. Nothing is likely to happen before the election, and the lame duck Congress will then drop-kick the issue into next year by extending current law and letting the new Congress deal with it.
Pro-lifers were concerned to find GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney attending a fundraiser at the Miami home of Phil Frost, CEO of Teva Pharmaceuticals, the company that manufactures the Plan B or "Morning After" abortion pill.
As Ron Paul’s legion of dedicated supporters march to victory in state convention after state convention, there is evidence that the libertarian-leaning Texan’s influence might be felt in the Senate, as well. Reports in several news outlets are chronicling the nationwide success of several anti-establishment Republican candidates in bringing down the GOP’s vaunted “big tent.”
Late last week, U.S. District Court Judge Frank Zapata denied Tombstone, Arizona’s motion for an emergency injunction against the government of the United States and the Forest Service that would have given the city the green light to use heavy machinery to repair water pipelines located in “protected areas.”
Backing President Obama's "evolution" on the issue, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has passed a resolution recognizing same-sex marriage as a civil right. The announcement was seen by political experts as a move to shore up support for President Obama in the black community, which has been at odds with the President over his aggressive efforts on behalf of the homosexual lobby.
Chen Guangcheng, the Chinese pro-life dissident who suffered years of abuse and imprisonment at the hands of Beijing’s communist government for exposing its cruel one-child abortion policy, has been given his freedom. Chen, his wife, and their two children landed at Newark Airport in Jersey May 12, and were immediately whisked to New York City, where Chen spoke to a crowd at New York University (NYU), briefly recounting his ordeal and renewing his commitment to battle the tyranny and injustice he and millions of others have suffered under China’s repressive government.