Warren Buffett, whom President Obama likes to cite as a fair-minded billionaire while arguing for higher taxes on the wealthy, stands to benefit from the president’s decision to reject the Keystone XL oil pipeline permit.
The Ten Commandments for the Welfare-Warfare State
The commission that oversees the state's public-campaign-finance system grasped for ways to allow publicly funded candidates to raise private dollars in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that severely limits their campaign cash. But the board d
American veterans and military are being thrown away, broken with Traumatic Brain Injuries and PTSD. We can change that. Doing the right thing matters.
After a congressional panel added nearly a half-billion dollars to next year's defense budget for a jet engine the military insists it doesn't need, Gates called the move "a waste of money" and promised that the Pentagon "will strongly resist efforts
The federal government has awarded more than $107 billion in contract payments, grants and other benefits over the past decade to foreign and multinational American companies while they were doing business in Iran, despite Washington’s efforts to dis
The liberal-socialist-Democrats demand that you be your brother's and the world's keeper. Don't let them con you.
Vice President Biden spoke in Saginaw, Michigan on February 16th promoting Pres. Obama's stimulus spending. He predicted America will be an economic force in the 20th Century. He has quite a crystal ball consider the 20th Century is long gone.
President Obama has responded to recent setbacks by striking a more populist tone, and his primary target has been Wall Street. Bankers are hoping he takes a more inclusive line in his State of the Union address Wednesday.
A 63-year-old law limiting political spending by labor and big business was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court today in a landmark decision that called any ban a restraint of free speech.
A U.S. District Court judge today could change the way Arizona candidates run for election. Final oral arguments on the constitutionality of the Clean Elections system is scheduled before Judge Roslyn Silver this afternoon. But on Thursday, she re
On December 16 President Obama signed the omnibus appropriations bill. It included H.R. 3081, a doubling of foreign aid from pre-Obama times, to 48.764 billion dollars. By comparison official US foreign aid in 2006 totaled less than 23 billion dollar
A full expense report was recently released by the CBO estimating the costs of PASS ID. A PDF of complete report is available for download via GovTrack.us
I am amazed at the response I have seen about Joe Wilson's outburst in Congress last evening. We all scream daily about the lies and illegal acts done by our government yet when one man has the guts to publicly denounce a liar he is shunned by everyone? I personally think this was the best thing that anyone has done in years. Joe has stood and yelled his opposition to a blatant lie.
Eagle Eye Publishers, the premier commercial source of government spending data since 1986, is making its wealth of contract, grant, loan, insurance and other federal government financial information available for free to the general public through
McCain campaign strategist Mark Salter said Monday night that McCain was technically disabled. "Tortured for his country -- that is how he acquired his disability," Salter said.
Members of the U.S.Congress have as much as $196 million (€126.2 million) collectively invested in companies doing business with the Defense Department, earning millions since the start of the Iraq war, according to a new study by a nonpartisan resea
An effort to help people hold on to their property and build an economy intends to teach people to pool resources in traditional farming cooperatives. Farmers would grow crops that tap the demand for organic food and alternative fuel production.
It takes deluges of water, mountains of fertilizer and vast greenhouse gas emissions to grow corn crops on the scale they're now being grown in America. All at a net loss of energy and public money. Not to mention a doting Congress.
Rep. Stevan Pearce is expressing his discontent with regards to the direction the Mexican gray wolf recovery program is heading in New Mexico.
Revenue protection would shield farmers from poor yields and low prices. Payments would be made if revenue from a crop is below a target level. "I think it's very important," said Senate Agriculture Committee chairman Tom Harkin, Iow
Even though Donald R. Matthews put his sprawling new residence in the heart of rice country, he is no farmer. He is a 67-year-old asphalt contractor who wanted to build a dream house for his wife of 40 years.
Leave it to a socialist to provide the International Monetary Fund with its new agenda, basically the same old agenda. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, a former finance and economics minister in French politician Lionel Jospin's "Plural Left" g
So why is our local firebrand still in the race? Well, because he can be - with a little help from you. In order to be eligible to receive matching funds, campaigns must reach a threshold of $100,000, (It seems the snowy hair Sen is doing the same)
Radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr told his followers Thursday that he would rescind his order "freezeing" the operations of his powerful militia if military raids on his offices did not cease in the next few days, according of officials of Sad
In the summer of 2003, shoppers in Southern California began getting a break on the price of milk. A maverick dairyman named Hein Hettinga started bottling his own milk and selling it for as much as 20 cents a gallon less than the competition
Strategists from both parties estimate the White House race in 2008 could cost each nominee $500 million — far more than the Presidential Election Campaign Fund can afford. This next presidential campaign could mark the first time in 30 years that
Have you ever wondered how a man owns a $1.5 million house in DC, a $1+ million house in Florida and a $48,000 cottage in Texas manages to survive on a $161,000 salary? It's odd.
This was a remote corner of north-western Louisiana, where the United States's first government-funded retirement home for working chimps has recently opened.
Sometimes I just can’t help but think that I must have followed Miss Alice through the looking glass. But even Wonderland has changed. You used to be able to count on ‘up’ being ‘down’, ‘black’ being ‘white’, ‘yes’ meaning ‘no’ and of course, their