Boehner’s erratic behavior worries House Republicans

Boehner’s erratic behavior worries House Republicans

House Republicans, especially the hard-core right wingers who march to a tea party beat, privately express concern over what they see as erratic behavior by House Speaker John Boehner. Some say the Speaker is wandering on and off topic in meetings, sometimes speaking incoherently and failing to stick to an agreed-upon agenda that hopes to […]

Boehner evades leadership on immigration bill

Boehner evades leadership on immigration bill

Speaker of the House John Boehner, the House of Representatives “leader” who refuses to lead, avoided taking a stand again Sunday by refusing to stake out a position on the controversial immigration bill. While the Democratic-led Senate managed, somehow, to pass a comprehensive, and some say sweeping, bipartisan immigration bill that provides, among other things, […]

NRA, other gun proponents, play down increase in violent crimes by ‘law abiding’ citizens

NRA, other gun proponents, play down increase in violent crimes by ‘law abiding’ citizens

While gun ownership proponents like the National Rifle Association claim increased availability of firearms does not affect the threats of violence by ‘law-abiding’ gun owners, a study of crime records show an increasing number of such crimes involve those who purchased guns legally and had no previous run-ins with the law. Relaxed gun laws that […]

NRA facing internal strife over its strident stances on gun control

NRA facing internal strife over its strident stances on gun control

While the National Rifle Association publicly trumpets what it calls astounding growth in membership during its strident opposition to any efforts to tighten laws on gun ownership, reports from within the organization’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia reveal growing concern over member backlash against leader Wayne LaPierre‘s hard-core stances. “A growing number of letters, emails and […]

As Florida votes, Newt scrambles, Mitt cruises

As Florida votes, Newt scrambles, Mitt cruises

With his campaign back on cruise control, a confident Mitt Romney appeared ready to capture the Florida GOP primary Tuesday, collected the state’s winner-take-all delegates and re-assume control of the the wild and woolly Republican contest for the right to challenge Barack Obama in November. A floundering Newt Gingrich tried to score political points with […]