Clashes between supporters of Ron Paul and Mitt Romney brought chaos to the state Republican Conventions in Oklahoma and Arizona.
President Obama is under fire after passing a so-called “Executive Order” threatening anyone, including American citizens, who interferes even “indirectly” with the transition to power of the new U.S. government-backed dictator of Yemen. Analysts expressed concern that the measure could be an attack on the First Amendment protection of free speech rights, suggesting that journalists and activists who oppose the Yemeni regime might find themselves targeted by the administration’s newly super-charged terror war.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is huddling with Senate Democrats to launch a joint effort to enact campaign finance reform. McCain told The Hill that he had "been having discussions with Sen. [Sheldon] Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and a couple others on the issue,” noting, “I want it to be balanced and address the issue of union contributions as well as other outside contributions.”
Judge Katherine Forrest of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued a preliminary injunction on Wednesday preventing the Obama administration from exercising the indefinite detention authority ostensibly granted the President by Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2011.
As the Ron Paul strategy marches on, some wonder whether his thousands of supporters will accept the inevitability of a Romney nomination and throw their weight behind the former Massachusetts governor. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Texan's campaign has repeatedly affirmed that Ron Paul isn’t going away and that he has neither ended nor suspended his campaign for the presidency. In fact, Rep. Paul’s drive to accumulate delegates at the state Republican conventions seems to be gaining momentum.
Despite Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta's assurances to the contrary, U.S. troops will be sent back to Yemen to help the Yemeni government track and kill militants associated with al-Qaeda in the Arab Peninsula (AQAP).
Franciscan University, a Catholic school in Steubensville, Ohio, announced Tuesday it will be terminating its student health insurance program, thanks to ObamaCare’s contraception mandate and new costs stemming from other provisions of the healthcare law. The university has so far refrained from offering contraceptive products and services with its student health program, and said it refuses to participate in a plan that “requires us to violate the consistent teachings of the Catholic Church on the sacredness of human life.”
Television savant Chris Matthews, who ridiculed Sarah Palin, the failed GOP vice presidential candidate, as lacking in brain power, may now be regretting those words.
Matthews, the host of MSNBC's "Hardball," recently appeared on the television quiz show Jeopardy! and came in third place with just $2,300. The last-place finish wouldn't be worth noting except that in repeatedly telling his audience that Palin is dead from the neck up, he also mentioned that she would fare poorly on Jeopardy!
Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney's veteran campaign director, assures that his campaign will be dirty while ignoring key issues facing the republic.
As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2013 comes before the House of Representatives, Congressmen Adam Smith and Justin Amash offer an amendment forbidding indefinite detention.