Arizona’s state legislature will open its own investigation into the Obama administration’s disgraced gun-running program, known as “Fast and Furious,” the speaker of the state House said Friday.
Speaker Andy Tobin created the committee, and charged it with looking at whether the program broke any state laws — raising the possibility of state penalties against those responsible for the operation.
It’s a turnaround from the rest of the immigration issue, where the federal government has sued to block the state’s own set of laws.
(now that would be something! to have Obama and Holder accountable to state law and have to go to jail?)
(The Hill) — President Obama said that Tuesday’s State of the Union address will focus on building an economy “that’s built to last.” …
Obama listed a series of other steps he’s taken through executive order — or a controversial recess appointment in the case of Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — which included changing No Child Left Behind rules, tax incentives for hiring veterans, refinancing and infrastructure initiatives, and speeding up the payments of government contracts.
Saying that “now we need to do more,” the president said his State of the Union address would “lay out my blueprint for actions we need to take together — not just me, or Congress, but every American — to rebuild an economy where hard work and responsibility are rewarded. An economy that’s built to last.”
(face it, this character wants to be emperor, king or dictator of the USA)
Mittens has the money to run TV commercials in every Florida media market and he is doing that right now. In addition his ‘Restore Our Future’ SuperPac is also running major TV ads and direct mailers in almost every media market. But faced with a serious defeat in South Carolina, and the recognition that he lost Iowa, Romney is panicking. He is justifiably under fire for his flawed positions and character issues. He’s facing adversity and what does he do? He ducks for cover and turns to the party bosses to save him from upstarts and from recalcitrant lessers, aka voters. Romney doesn’t turn to us when he needs help, he turns away from us. This is exactly what to expect when you consider how he will govern.
If Mitt can’t take the heat with when facing his fellow conservatives and give Florida voters something else besides SuperPac ads, then how would he ever be counted on to stand up to Obama? This is not a good sign of Mitt’s backbone strength. Newt at least had the guts to stand on stage Thursday night knowing the assault what was coming after him. If Romney can’t deal with this pressure then how the flip will he deal with the Obama assault?
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From Black Quill & Ink
The following video is a masterful presentation of the embedded racism that is the Democrat Party. Today many Democrat Party supporters would have America, especially blacks and Hispanic Americans, believe that theirs is the party that advocates and protects the interests of the middle class and minorities. History clearly proves otherwise.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — Newt Gingrich was confronted by a black man outside Tommy’s Country Ham House, who questioned him on his comments on having poor children work as janitors.
The man said what Gingrich was asking for amounted to a “new form of slavery” and would force young African Americans to drop out of school.
Gingrich engaged the man, speaking levelly and holding eye contact with him. He said that he suggested the jobs so that “They can get paid — they’d go to school, stay in school instead of dropping out.”
The man persisted. “You say you want Afro-Americans to come into your political party but you’ve ratcheted [your rhetoric] up since you got down here,” he said.
“What I’ve said is I’d like every young American of every ethnic background to have a job,” Gingrich responded. “How does that ratchet it up?”
The man then said he’d spoken with Rev. Al Sharpton and asked Gingrich to meet with him, Roland Martin of CNN, Ben Jealous of the NAACP and Juan Williams.
“Sure — glad to do it,” Gingrich said. “I’d be willing to do it. I know Al.”
In the Babylon of Daniel the prophet, worshiping the wrong God openly got you a one-way ticket to the Lion’s Den. The same offense today gets you thrown into America’s leftist media Termite Mound. Bill Maher, Bill Press and their ilk are to our social fabric what the termite is to architecture. The two Bills spearheaded the recent vicious attacks on Tim Tebow. His crime, he openly loves Jesus. Then he started to win games, culminating in last week’s wildcard game. John 3:16 became the number one Google search the following morning. The introduction to the Good News of salvation through Jesus Christ went out to millions. God was glorified, and some were certainly saved, which is primarily what Tebow and every believer prays for. Entertaining football is a bonus. Go Tebow! –Dale
Airline passengers left more than $400,000 at airport security checkpoints operated by the Transportation Security Administration in 2011.
TSA found $409,085.56 in spare change last year that was unclaimed by passengers, according to figures released by the agency. Historically, if no one comes back to get the leftover money, it stays with the TSA.
A Florida lawmaker is trying to change that, however: Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) filed a bill in April of 2009 that would require TSA to transfer money that is not claimed by passengers when they leave airport security checkpoints to United Service Organizations.
Miller said Thursday in a statement provided to The Hill that the amount of change left at airport security checkpoints in 2011 could be put to better uses than the TSA’s operating budget.
“TSA keeps travelers change accidentally left at checkpoints as an appropriations backfill for agency activities,” Miller said. “There is no incentive for TSA to try to return the forgotten change to its rightful owner.
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Solar panel maker Solyndra received a $528 million Energy Department loan in 2009 – and went bankrupt last year. The government’s risky investment strategy didn’t stop there, as a CBS News investigation has uncovered a pattern of cases of the government pouring your tax dollars into clean energy.
Take Beacon Power — a green energy storage company. We were surprised to learn exactly what the Energy Department knew before committing $43 million of your tax dollars.
Documents obtained by CBS News show Standard and Poor’s had confidentially given the project a dismal outlook of “CCC-plus.”
Asked whether he’d put his personal money into Beacon, economist Peter Morici replied, “Not on purpose.”
“It’s, it is a junk bond,” Morici said. “But it’s not even a good junk bond. It’s well below investment grade.”
Was the Energy Department investing tax dollars in something that’s not even a good junk bond? Morici says yes.
“This level of bond has about a 70 percent chance of failing in the long term,” he said.
In fact, Beacon did go bankrupt two months ago and it’s unclear whether taxpayers will get all their money back. And the feds made other loans when public documents indicate they should have known they could be throwing good money after bad.
CBS News counted 12 clean energy companies that are having trouble after collectively being approved for more than $6.5 billion in federal assistance. Five have filed for bankruptcy: The junk bond-rated Beacon, Evergreen Solar, SpectraWatt, AES’ subsidiary Eastern Energy and Solyndra.
In the late summer of 2010, the ATF agent leading the failed Fast and Furious gun-smuggling operation in Arizona flew to Mexico City to help coordinate cross-border investigations of U.S. weapons used by Mexican drug cartels.
Hope A. MacAllister wanted access to police and military vaults for American weapons recovered by Mexican authorities in raids and at crime scenes. She especially was interested in firearms from another ATF investigation, code-named White Gun, that she was running.
Now members of Congress who have spent months scrutinizing the Fast and Furious debacle are seeking to determine whether White Gun was another weapons investigation gone wrong.
“Apparently guns got away again,” said one source close to the investigation, led by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista) and Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa). “How many got into Mexico, who knows?”
(will Holder be held accountable for this? He should be removed from office quick!)
White House Council of Economic Adviser Chair Alan Krueger on Thursday blamed “income inequality” on a decline in union membership.
Krueger said that union membership lifted the wages of lower middle class workers into the middle class, but membership has declined from 20 percent of employees in 1983 to 12 percent today.
He also cited the “decline in the real value of the minimum wage in the 1980s.”
Add to that, the role that tax policy has played, Krueger said, speaking at a discussion hosted by the Center for American Progress.
(do liberals ever use LOGIC?)
This is the new ad being run in her district by Karl Rove’s American Crossroads super-PAC. oooh..it hits very close to home, right Debbie?