Thomas R. Eddlem
Ron Paul forces staged organizational coups this weekend at the GOP state conventions in Maine and Nevada. In both states, Paul won a majority of the delegates who will go to the the Republican National Convention in Tampa.
While it may be true that the Tea Party is losing its direction and vigor, members of the movement for constitutional, fiscally sound governance are increasingly running for U.S. Congress. In fact, the neoconservative Republican Party establishment is under assault in a much more fundamental way in 2012 than it was in the Tea Party revolution of 2010.
White House senior counterterrorism adviser John Brennan has tried to justify proliferating drone strikes in Islamic countries this week as a legitimate reaction to the threat posed by the September 11 attacks more than a decade ago.
President Obama addressed the nation from Afghanistan May 1, claiming victory over al Qaeda and touting a new agreement with Afghan President Hamid Karzai keeping U.S. troops in combat in the nation for at least two more years. by Thomas R. Eddlem
When the General Services Administration's Las Vegas party that cost taxpayers more than $800,000 made national news, even congressional Democrats got outraged, though they missed the point about the general inefficiency of government.
Ron Paul dominated the Louisiana presidential caucuses April 28. The same day, his supporters also out-organized the presumed GOP presidential nominee in Mitt Romney's home state of Massachusetts and took over the Alaska Republican Party.
A sugar-coated analysis of the global economy released by the International Monetary Fund April 17 nevertheless contains dire warnings about a world in a looming global government bond crisis.
Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum announced his withdrawal from the presidential race April 10, citing excessive campaign debt and daunting delegate math in upcoming primaries. “We made a decision over the weekend, that while this presidential race for us is over, for me, and we will suspend our campaign today, we are not done fighting,” Santorum said in his concession speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
The U.S. General Services Administration official responsible for a $822,000 Las Vegas party on the tab of the U.S. taxpayer refused to answer any questions before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform April 16, followed by hand-wringing by former GSA head Martha Johnson. Hearings also revealed that the GSA employees may have stolen iPods purchased for an employee incentive program.