Mitt Romney told a Cleveland audience that he will not cut $1 trillion from the federal budget in his first year in office — a clear swipe at Ron Paul's budget proposal.
In April the Senate voted to pump $11 billion into the insolvent Postal Service to keep it afloat for a little while longer.
The man known as "Governor Veto" will take his case for smaller, less intrusive, constitutional government to the voters as the U.S. Libertarian Party nominee for President of the United States. At their Las Vegas convention, the Libertarians chose former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson on Saturday as the party's standard-bearer. Johnson earned his nickname during his eight years (1995-2003) at the Santa Fe State House, where he vetoed more than 750 bills passed by the Legislature. Johnson himself brought up the "Governor Veto" label at the convention, pointing to it as evidence of his strength of character.
Eric Holder invoked the George Zimmerman case during a speech before the NAACP’s Detroit chapter on Sunday.
The U.S. government is developing implantable sensor microchips for use in American troops, supposedly to monitor their health on the battlefield, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced earlier this year seeking proposals. But critics of the scheme are speaking out, warning that the new technology could just be a prelude to expanding the use of related devices among the general population — with dangerous implications for freedom and privacy.
How did the "Occupy" movement acquire such immunity from the laws that the rest of us are expected to obey? Simply by shouting politically correct slogans and calling themselves representatives of the 99 percent against the 1 percent.
Rumors spreading around the internet indicate that the annual Bilderberg conference will be held at a Marriott hotel in Chantilly, Virginia, near Dulles Airport.
The partisan squabbling over the killing of Osama bin Laden is a typical election-year distraction, effectively squelching discussion of more important matters one year after the execution of the al-Qaeda chief executive. While the commentators are engaged in trivialities, big foreign-policy questions are ignored.
Video of JBS President John F. McManus speaking on the economy, debt, and the dollar.