A judge on Texas’ highest criminal court is facing a special hearing before the state’s Commission on Judicial Conduct after allegedly refusing to accept a last-minute appeal from a man on death row in September of 2007. If found guilty, she could be removed from her position.
A 10-year-old girl in New York City made headlines over the weekend after receiving a $50 ticket for selling lemonade and home-made cookies in the park.
With car sales down nearly a third from last year, retailers and businesses are coming up with ever more innovative ways to entice buyers to their lots. Hyundai will refund the car if the purchaser loses his or her job. Some companies are providing huge rebates or even free gas. And a car dealer in Missouri is offering a free AK-47.
At the behest of the Mexican government, federal agents are scouring the streets of Houston in search of guns and information. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives recently sent 100 agents from around the country to do the job. The plan is part of the ATF’s project Gunrunner, the agency’s battle plan to slow the flow of American guns into Mexico.
The increasing violence that the drug cartels have been inflicting on Mexico is now making its way across the Rio Grande into the United States. And examples of the spillover are spreading and becoming ever more numerous, according to American officials cited in multiple reports.
Leftist television channel MSNBC made a mockery of journalism and itself after one of its journalists was exposed blatantly disregarding the truth by distorting the meaning of a non-binding Senate Resolution and the views of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on the Obama administration�s United Nations-backed war in Libya. Now, critics of the network and supporters of the Senator are demanding an apology.
After failing to intimidate lawmakers with protests and threats into backing down on the budget-repair bill reining in the collective-bargaining privileges of government employees, unions in Wisconsin sent out letters promising potentially illegal boycotts and attacks against businesses in the state that refuse to publicly support their demands.
Tea Party activists frustrated with Republican leadership in the House of Representatives over compromising and promise breaking are planning a rally outside the Capitol and might even try to challenge GOP leaders in the next primary election if the wild spending keeps up. But even as Tea Party groups apply intense pressure on Congressional leadership to seek deeper budget cuts, top Democrats are urging Speaker John Boehner (pictured, left) to ditch the liberty-minded activists and join a statist Congressional coalition.