Last year the Treasury Department granted more than $3 million in compensation to senior officers at General Motors, Ally Financial and American International Group — despite its own rules regarding executive pay at companies that received taxpayer bailouts.
Washington state Rep. Mike Hope, R-Lake Stevens, is introducing a bill that would take a similar stance. This new bill would require felony gun violators to register into a statewide database twice per year and allow police to perform random house checks.
Seems one part of Obamacare has just hit a snag. He can’t seem to find anyone who is willing to serve on his death panel, you know, the one that is supposed to make all of our medical decisions for us.
Obama plans to renew his push to spur investment in renewable energy projects that create jobs as a key part of his second-term strategy for tackling climate change, a top White House policy adviser said on Thursday.
Former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said the country the country is headed for a debt crisis unless President Barack Obama reins in spending. The House Budget Committee chairman, displaying a green, blue and red chart titled “Spending is the Problem,” said Obama will damage the economy if a path to balance the budget isn’t followed.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton confirmed this week that several employees who were “removed” from their positions in the wake of the Libya terror attack are still being paid and have not actually left her department.
According to a new report by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, thousands of people are being prosecuted for environmental crimes every day they didn’t know were even on the books. These people have been threatened fined and thrown in jail. The trend is especially prominent along the Gulf Coast, but is becoming a national issue.
A federal appeals court has refused to hear a decision blocking an Obama administration effort to tighten restrictions on power plant pollution. On Thursday, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied the administration’s request for a new hearing.
In a state that defied the union during the Civil War, and Civil Rights era, two lawmakers want Mississippi to block some current and future federal laws. Republican state Reps. Gary Chism and Jeff Smith have filed a bill to form the Joint Legislative Committee on the Neutralization of Federal Laws.