Fiscal conservatives who hoped House Speaker Paul Ryan would put up more of a fight against President Barack Obama and the congressional Democrats have reason to be disappointed with the unveiling of the new congressional budget. In fact, the first budget with Paul Ryan in the speaker's chair looks so much like a budget when John Boehner was speaker that one member of Congress called it the "Boehner legacy bill."
A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the U.S. abortion rate is lower than ever. The CDC has been tracking the abortion rate since 1976, according to the report's lead author, Sally Curtin. She said, "Abortion has been on a nearly steady decline since the rate peaked in 1980." Sadly, there is more to it than that. The report does not take into account things like the "Plan B" pill and the birth control pill, both of which can cause an abortion.
Paul Ryan may have replaced John Boehner as speaker of the House, but the spending continues, the capitulation to the Democrats never ceases, and the national debt is still rising.
Though President Obama continues to lobby for more federal and state gun-control laws, at least half of Americans are opposed to such things as assault-weapons bans.
A Baltimore circuit court judge declared a mistrial Wednesday in the case of Baltimore police officer William Porter. Porter is one of six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray on April 12, 2015. After three days of deliberations the jury told Judge Barry G. Williams that it was unable to return a unanimous verdict on any of the charges.