Texas Governor Rick Perry vetoed SB 436, a bill that would have greatly increased the number of organizations that would have had to make regular reports to the Texas Ethics Commission as being involved in political activities.
Anti-gun Democratic lawmakers in Colorado are facing recall bids from angry voters in what is believed to be the first phase in a number of fallouts over efforts to restrict gun rights expected to be seen across the country. New reports indicate that the National Rifle Association has assumed a major role in the Colorado recall efforts.
Even if the Florida jury to be impaneled in the June trial of George Zimmerman believes him innocent in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, Zimmerman is likely to go to jail anyway, in order to keep revolutionaries from burning Sanford to the ground in protest.
As if there were not already enough scandals plaguing the Obama administration, the federal “Fast and Furious” operation that armed Mexican drug cartels is back in the news after the Justice Department inspector general released a report blasting a government leak intended to smear a key ATF whistleblower. The leaked memorandum was apparently aimed at discrediting Special Agent John Dodson and contradicting his explosive testimony before Congress, which blew the lid off of a federal program that put thousands of high-powered weapons into the hands of deadly criminals in Mexico.
John McCain has put "boots on the ground" in Syria after all — his own.
The senior senator from Arizona and ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee made the unannounced visit Monday to Syria, crossing the border from Turkey, accompanied by Gen. Salim Idris, leader of the rebel Free Syrian Army.