“We live in a digital world,” says Mr. Cantor, framing the site as a way to enhance the national conversation between the American people and elected officials.
“The new website will now feature every bill and resolution introduced in the House, from Republicans and Democrats,” he notes, adding, “Transparency, open government and engagement should be a key goal of all elected leaders in Washington, and Cosponsor.gov is one step in that direction.”
Hey, why not? The AARP has organized a “50-plus Real People Model Search,” seeking all those tenacious boomer types who “love who they are right now.” Or something like that, anyway. A $5,000 sweepstakes prize is involved; seven winners will be flown to New York City for a photo shoot and featured in the December issue of the organization’s fancy magazine.
Find the information here: sweeps.aarp.org/facesof50.
The mainstream media would love to ignore this: There are conservative titans a-plenty at the upcoming “Road to Majority” conference organized by the Faith & Freedom Coalition, which has a confirmed speakers list that includes Republican Sens. Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee and Reps. Paul Ryan, Michele Bachmann, Tom Price, Louie Gohmert and Marsha Blackburn.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be along, as well as Jeb Bush, Donald Trump, Allen B. West, Rick Santorum, Pat Robertson and Herman Cain.
“We want them to leave this conference prepared to bring about a pro-family majority in Washington and in every state capital,” a spokesman says.
They expect about 2,000 participants at a major hotel some three blocks from the White House. The three-day conference begins June 13.
POLL DU JOUR
• 32 percent of Americans report they prepare a monthly household budget; 34 percent of Republicans, 35 percent of conservatives, 26 percent of Democrats and 29 percent of liberals say the same.
• 32 percent overall use a computer or online financial program to help them manage their money; so do 29 percent of Republicans, 29 percent of conservatives, 29 percent of Democrats and 34 percent of liberals.
• 30 percent have a long-term financial plan that outlines savings and investments; 32 percent of Republicans, 34 percent of conservatives, 25 percent of Democrats and 30 percent of liberals also have a plan.
• 24 percent overall use an accountant or financial planner to help them; 30 percent of Republicans, 26 percent of conservatives, 18 percent of Democrats and 20 percent of liberals say the same.