Oversight in Government

Calif. GOP Puts Turn-around Hopes in Ex-lawmaker
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Train Pulls Out of Scouting Jamboree, Cites Group's Anti-Gay Stance
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The band Train won’t be playing at the National Scouting Jamboree this summer as originally planned, and it has nothing to do with scheduling hiccups or artistic differences. The group is protesting the Boy Scouts of America’ position not to admit openly gay members, a stance the musicians took after a former scout posted an […]

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IL Democrat Proposes 'Junk Gun' Ban
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A democrat congressman from America’s murder capital will introduce legislation to ban ‘junk handguns.’    The bill is “designed to ban the production of low-quality handguns, known informally as ‘Saturday night specials.’ ”  While the emphasis and attention has been focused on the rarely-used-in-crime “assault weapon,” Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) is going after the much cheaper, […]

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'Bible' Premiere Scores Biggest Cable Ratings of 2013
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A miniseries based on the most popular book of all time scored the kind of ratings that may make Hollywood executives reassess concerns over Christian-themed content. The Bible, produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, scored 13.1 million viewers and 4.6 million adults 25-54 during last night’s premiere. The 10-hour miniseries became the new year’s […]

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'Batman' Turns In Criminal To British Police
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How (Maybe) to Reach Elusive Deal
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Capital Journal: The most likely path is from the bottom up, from rank-and-file Democrats and Republicans in Congress who begin to drive the process toward a deficit-reduction deal.

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Obama Backers Up for Ambassador Posts
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Top fundraisers and finance officials in President Obama’s re-election campaign are now up for ambassadorial postings, a practice that was also common among his predecessors.

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