In this extremely contentious election cycle, President Obama and Mitt Romney spent a majority of their time and money in a handful of battleground states. John Samples of the Center for Representative Government and Saul Anuzis, senior adviser at National Popular Vote, stop by The Fold set to debate whether the electoral college is unfairly giving some votes more meaning than others.
In this week’s address, President Obama says that Congress should act to keep our nation moving forward by keeping taxes low for 98 percent of Americans, cutting red tape so responsible homeowners can save about $3,000 a year on their mortgage by refinancing at lower rates, and creating a veterans jobs corps to help our returning heroes find work.
Abortion has resurfaced as a fighting word in this year’s election campaign — no more so than in Virginia, where controversy over new abortion restrictions may have backfired against Republican leaders, giving Barack Obama and his Democrats a boost.
President Obama has sent Afghan President Karzai a letter of apology for the burning of The Koran at a U.S. military base as the violent protests continue on for a third day.(Video #1)
The horrible ironic part to this story is, just a few years earlier, US Troops burned hundreds of Holy Bibles in an effort to respect Afghan authorities, and to prevent Troops from trying to convert Muslims to Christianity.(video #2)
Over the weekend, several Catholic hospitals, colleges, and charities came out in support of President Obama’s contraception comprise that ensured access to insurance coverage for birth control.
Ahhh! The Joys of Youth! It’s fascinating that so many youth seem to be rallying around Ron Paul, when most weren’t even born when he first went to congress.
Conservative media, led by Fox News, have struggled to get on the same page regarding the number of jobs that could be created by TransCanada Corporation‘s proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Their figures rely on industry-funded studies, and at times even overstate those estimates. While the pipeline would provide some temporary construction jobs, it would not have a significant or lasting impact on employment in the U.S.
Before You lose Your mind about the title, I’m sure you know that “The Great Satan” is a term commonly used to describe The United States in some parts of the world. But I use it in this sense to demonstrate that many people perceptions about us, have been clouded by theology, political rhetoric, and sometimes outright lies. So imagine everyone’s surprise when the very same aircraft carrier that had been recently threatened by the country of Iran, not to return through the “Strait or Hormuz” or face a conflict, made news yesterday by saving some captured Iranian citizen’s! A public relations coup for President Obama and the US military. But i wonder how this rescue played over Iranian TV?
This shows clearly why the U.S. must attack Iran. Even former Vice President the Dick Cheney was saying many years ago that it was necessary and now the hype is building again. These people have it in for us and must be destroyed. But in reality, we are being lied to, manipulated, into yet another war.