Author: McManus, John F
Date published: May 21, 2012
Wisconsin Recall Election Heating Up
"If the unions win the recall, there will be no stopping union power."
Along with his brother Charles, David H. Koch is a significant donor to Governor Scott Walker's campaign to stay in office. Koch Industries owns several large firms in the Badger State.
Florida Congressman Sees Communists in Congress
"I believe there [are] about 78 to 81 members of the Democratic Party [in Congress] that are members of the Communist Party."
Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) was obviously referring to a listing of the members of Congress who are currently affiliated with the Progressive Caucus, an affiliate of the Socialist International, which traces its origins to the First International created by Karl Marx in the late 1800s.
Official Provides the Federal Government's Position on Arizona's Illegal Immigration Law
"As the framers understood, it is the national government that has the ultimate responsibility to regulate the treatment of aliens while on American soil, because it is the nation as a whole - not any single state - that must respond to the international consequences of such treatment."
In the government's brief before the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli didn't mention that the federal government he represents hasn 't done the job of protecting the borders called for by the U.S. Constitution.
Unsure He'll Vote for President Obama in the Fall
"I strongly believe that every American should always be rooting for our president to do well, no matter which political party he or she might belong to. With that being said, many West Virginians believe the last three and a half years haven't been good for us, but we're hopeful they can get better."
Freshman West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat, has already broken with his party on several issues and will "look at the options" when voting in November.
NRA Executive Castigates Media for Coverage of Florida Shooting
"By the time I finish this speech, two Americans will be slain, six women will be raped, 27 of us will be robbed, and 50 more will be beaten. The media don't care. But sensational reporting from Florida does [generate attention]."
In the immediate aftermath of the shooting ofTrayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, NRA executive vice president Wayne La Pierre addressed the NRA 's annual convention.
Obama Aide Slips and Tells the Truth
"The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on."
Sounding much more like an opponent of President Obama than the President's chief strategist, David Axelrod admitted that Americans aren't better off than they were four years ago.
Suicides of Military Personnel Higher Than Ever
"Unfortunately when presidents misuse our military on an unprecedented scale - and Congress lets them get away with it - the resulting stress causes military suicides dramatically, both among active duty and retired service members."
Responding to an announcement that the military is adding 1,900 nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers to an already large number of such personnel, Congressman Ron Paul repeated his insistence that our undeclared wars, which have gone on for many years and should never have begun, should be terminated immediately.
- COMPILED BY JOHN F. MCMANUS