Yet another free trade agreement is in the works, as Congress debates the Republic of Korea-United States Free Trade Agreement (also known as KORUS FTA), which would, upon ratification, eliminate 95 percent of each nation's tariffs on goods within five years. It would also create new protections for multinational financial services and other firms who engage in bilateral commerce between the United States and South Korea. Unlike NAFTA, however, KORUS FTA is facing a front of stiff opposition from the new wave of Tea Party conservatives who warn of the possible risks and liabilities to our national sovereignty, economic prowess, and manufacturing capabilities posed by KORUS FTA.
Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., pictured left), the Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, announced Monday she will introduce legislation that makes U.S. funding for the United Nations contingent on reform. It also calls for the U.S. to withdraw from the U.N.'s Human Rights Council.
Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) is regarded as one of the most principled noninterventionists in Congress, as he has consistently supported the Founding Fathers’ opposition to entangling alliances, meddling in the affairs of other nations, and swaying internal politics in foreign governments.
One of the most notable developments since Republicans assumed control of the House of Representatives in January is the shift in congressional attitudes toward the United Nations. While not yet considering or proposing legislation that would effectively end U.S. membership in the internationalist body, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla., photo, left) has proposed a number of bills that would end American taxpayer funding for several United Nations agencies and departments.
The latest controversy between William Kristol and Glenn Beck reveals two fundamentally different approaches to understanding the global threat faced by the United States and the West, as evident in the impending insurrection in Egypt against American-backed ruler Hosni Mubarak.
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul's call to end foreign aid to all countries, including Israel, has raised much controversy in the past several weeks. Paul, a Republican and stalwart of the Tea Party movement, has been attacked for this decision and accused of being both anti-Israel and anti-Semitic by his detractors on both the Left and the Right, including in his own party.
Chinese pianist Lang Lang performed last week at the White House banquet in honor of Chinese President Hu Jintao. An aspect of that state dinner which has been ignored by the mainstream media is the background, connections, and character not only of Lang, but also of the song that he chose to perform in the presence of the President of the United States.
President Barack Obama’s relationship with the communist People’s Republic of China has come under fire recently — due to his hosting of President Hu Jintao in a lavish, taxpayer-funded gala banquet in the White House last week, raising concerns about Obama’s loyalties and his ongoing relationship with communist, totalitarian regimes the world over.
Media pundits on the left never tire of associating pro-lifers with violence. Figures such as Rachel Maddow use isolated incidents such as the murder of abortionist George Tiller as a means of attempting to discredit the pro-life community as a whole.
As a follow-up to a story previously reported by The New American, the New York City Council, as expected, passed legislation that curbs the activity of pro-life, anti-abortion Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), which offer much-needed medical and counseling services to pregnant women who are seeking free prenatal care during their pregnancies, without pressure to abort their children.