from Off Grid Survival:
At a press conference earlier this morning, White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters the president will be actively supporting Senator Dianne Feinstein’s gun control legislation. The legislation is expected to go after all semi-automatic weapons and firearms that can hold over ten rounds of ammunition.
What once seemed highly unlikely may now have a chance of passing through congress after a number of pro-gun lawmakers have signaled their [...]
The Federal Reserve continues to pump up this “bubble economy” by recklessly printing money and by setting interest rates artificially low, and the U.S. Congress continues to stand aside and allow them to systematically destroy our economy. The U.S. Congress could choose to end this madness at any time, but the truth is that Congress won’t even pass a law that would allow the American people to see [...]
Politico: If you have the Federal Reserve’s back, there’s a good chance Ben Bernanke will notice. He may even send you a thank you note.
In July, the Fed chairman sent letters of gratitude to five Democratic members of Congress after they delivered speeches on the House floor urging fellow lawmakers to reject the “Audit the Fed” bill authored by retiring Texas Republican Ron Paul, the central bank’s chief antagonist. Their efforts [...]
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Muslim Brotherhood claims draw fierce fire
WASHINGTON — Accusations by Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., that an Islamist group has infiltrated the U.S. government are drawing fierce criticism from fellow lawmakers and religious groups.
Bachmann and four other GOP legislators have sent letters to five government agencies citing “serious security concerns” about what Bachmann has called a “deep penetration in the halls of our United States government” by the Muslim [...]
Perhaps not new or unusual, but another example to throw on the pile: Sam Stein tells the story of a bit of government “pork” that was about to be cut, until freshman GOP congressman Stephen Fincher (R-TN) intervened on behalf of the project (one example among many, in the story:)
On March 8, 2011, Gannett news service reported that the funding for Cates Landing was being targeted by [...]
Liberal Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich plans to offer up a measure that would defund U.S. efforts in Libya.
According to a letter blasted to his email list, Kucinich plans to offer an amendment to the next spending bill to ensure no federal funds go to the bombing campaign in Libya.
The amendment would give Congress a more concrete opportunity than they’ve had to challenge President Barack Obama on [...]