'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
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The last two Republican winners of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses say that the GOP will shoot itself in the foot if it softens its stance on social issues such as same-sex marriage — countering calls from others within the GOP ranks who say that is one way for the party to broaden its national appeal.
"I applied to speak and was ignored. I tried to get a room for an American Freedom Defense Initiative event, 'The War on Free Speech,' and was ignored. So, for the first time in five years, I won't be at CPAC," declares Pam Geller, the outspoken opponent of radical Islam, who has her own theories about the situation.
The president, vice president and assorted elected officials and bureaucrats are protected by guns. So why can't average Americans warrant the same treatment? So asks syndicated talk radio host Mike Huckabee as the nation's gun owners, retailers and interest groups await the outcome of White House talks on new gun control restrictions in a post-Newtown world.
"President Obama has officially decided I am NOT being deported." So tweets hoity-toity CNN host Piers Morgan, the centerpiece of a public White House petition calling for his deportation, British accent and all.
Washington Times chief political correspondent Ralph Z. Hallow looks at 10 political issues and trends to watch in 2013.
"We've created a 'gun-free zone,' a killing zone, for the sickest criminals on the face of the Earth," says R. Lee Wrights, vice chairman of the Libertarian Party, in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., killings. "And we've made the children of this country the victims."
Deck the halls and man the battle stations. The fight has resumed.
President Obama may have suspended his campaign rallies due to Hurricane Sandy, but he managed to squeeze in his campaign slogan -- intentionally or not -- during a briefing Tuesday with federal emergency officials.
With the two national political conventions behind us and the fall campaign under way, labor's eventual impact is uncertain.
The Republican National Convention has been an ecumenical event, as people laid aside religious differences in the name of backing Mitt Romney and defeating President Obama.
Hitting the right comedic note in a convention speech can be tough, but Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee, had delegates laughing Wednesday night at his string of one-liners poking fun at both President Obama and Mitt Romney.
By the yardstick of history, Neil Armstrong was among the most accomplished men ever to walk on the planet that he looked upon from afar one magical week in July 1969. Television news didn't seem to fully recognize the importance of the first human to walk on the moon on the weekend he died.
As "2016: Obama's America" took in $6 million over the weekend, another film is set to hit the public radar: "The Hope & the Change," produced by Citizens United founder David Bossie and writer-director Stephen K. Bannon, is based on 40 interviews with Democrats and independents in six swing states, all concerned about President Obama.
By the yardstick of history, Neil Armstrong was among the most accomplished men ever to walk on the planet that he looked upon from afar one magical week in July 1969.
Rep. W. Todd Akin renewed his vow to carry on with his embattled Senate campaign Tuesday, even as a key deadline loomed to withdraw from the race over his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, meanwhile, said that the GOP should learn a lesson from the 2008 and 2012 elections, where they lost after nominating Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.