Senate Bill 348, aka “Parker’s Law,” requires that all infants in the state of New Hampshire get screening for heart defects as part of their normal routine. This ruling would drastically increase the chance of these children surviving given the particular health issue. But anti-abortion factions within the House decided, at the very last moment, to propose that another law that makes abortions after 20 weeks illegal be included in the legislation. Doing this at the last moment puts everyone on the spot to make a choice quickly, without discussion or thought.
Over the last year there has been a general attitude, especially by Democrats, that the 2012 Presidential Race is President Obama’s to lose. But, as the race begins to heat up, there seems to be some concern that maybe it’s not in the bag yet.
Since the law was announced, the outcry against it has died down somewhat. Now, more than 1200 airlines (the vast majority of them) have chosen to comply with the law and have caused no further problems. India and China, however, have a number of airlines that are refusing to give their carbon emissions reports to the EU body in charge of monitoring the planes. Of the resistant airlines, 8 are Chinese and 2 are Indian. These offenders could be fined, or in worst case scenarios, banned completely from all airports within the EU.
The petition for divorce was previously denied to the couple on the grounds that since same-sex marriage wasn’t recognized in the state that none of the other legal issues surrounding marriage should be recognized either. But an appeal to the highest court in the state ended with the divorce being accepted.
It seems like we just went through this: Republican leadership in the House of Representatives, specifically Speaker John Boehner, is threatening to shut down the government by refusing to raise the debt ceiling once again.
Last time this happened, the USA lost its AAA credit rating when bond rating agencies were concerned about the country’s ability to work together toward sound fiscal policy. With damaged character, the stock market dropped and so did the approval rating of Congress. So, will the leadership of the House learn from that? It seems not.
Yet again, Speaker John Boehner is refusing to raise the debt ceiling, even though the founder of modern-day conservatism, Ronal Regan, advocated raising the debt ceiling when needed. Instead, Speaker Boehner has proposed three different budgets for next year. Three budgets – when none are required.
President Obama is a very wealthy man and a powerful one too. The most powerful man on this planet, of course. America has debt that is estimated at about $15.6 trillion, but the President still is a firm believer in government paper.
According to this article on the USA Today, President Obama could be worth as much as $10 million. It is pretty hard to determine exactly how much Obama might be worth but there have been estimates that it could be anywhere from $2.6 million to $9.9 million. I was totally surprised by this revelation because I never considered him to be so rich, but then again he has been making upwards of $400,000 for the past 4 years now.
In typical flip-floppery, Mitt Romney, who was once against Bill Clinton, now praises him. While on the campaign trail in Iowa earlier this week, Romney was heard saying,
I am disappointed. Americans Elect was supposed to be a grand experiment in voting with an online presidential campaign for an independent voice that would put an end to the two-party system in America. Well, after months of waiting and $35 million dollars, Americans Elect fades away.