Thursday, March 11, 2010
Ferruccio Lamborghini didn't start out as a builder of supercars. His first success came in the form of tractors and agricultural equipment. Here's a look at the long and illustrious history of automaker-built tractors.
46% in Favor, 45% unfavorable
House Votes to Impeach Federal Judge From Louisiana
A House Judiciary Committee task force charged District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr.
He has controversially ruled in several landmark cases against the state, including one 2002 case in which he ruled that the state of Louisiana was illegally using federal money to promote religion in its abstinence-only sex education programs. He ordered the state to stop giving money to individuals or organizations that "convey religious messages or otherwise advance religion" with tax dollars.
The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the most sinister organizations operating inside the United States. It has established front groups that have achieved success in advancing the Brotherhood's goals, and yet little attention is paid to the activities of these front groups seeking to undermine the United States and its efforts to defend itself.
The stated intent of the Muslim Brotherhood in the United States is to conduct an "organizational jihad" in order destroy the U.S. from within. Last year the Hudson Institute published Steven Merley's The Muslim Brotherhood in the United States. It is an impressive research monograph with the following synopsis:
The leadership of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood (MB, or Ikhwan) has said that its goal
was and is jihad aimed at destroying the U.S. from within. The Brotherhood leadership has also said that the means of achieving this goal is to establish Islamic organizations in the U.S. under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood. Since the early 1960s, the Brotherhood has constructed an elaborate covert organizational infrastructure on which was built a set of public or "front" organizations. The current U.S. Brotherhood leadership has attempted to deny this history, both claiming that it is not accurate and at the same time that saying that it represents an older form of thought inside the Brotherhood. An examination of public and private Brotherhood documents, however, indicates that this history is both accurate and that the Brotherhood has taken no action to demonstrate change in its mode of thought and/or activity.
A record number of the 142 million tax returns filed in 2008 resulted in no tax payment, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of IRS data. That means the tax filers got back every dollar that had been withheld from their paychecks, and often more. Roughly 51.6 million tax returns, or 36.3 percent, were filed by such “nonpayers,” people whose exemptions, deductions and credits wiped out any federal income tax due.
A family of four earning more than $50,000 can have no income tax liability after taking the standard deduction and the child tax credit.
“Two records were set in 2008: the most nonpayers and the highest-earning nonpayers,” said Tax Foundation President Scott Hodge.
Democrats cancel all hearings on Capitol Hill in anticipation of health care reform negotiations
New details about the involvement of the House speaker's office will likely fuel questions about when she learned of allegations involving former Rep. Eric Massa.
• Damage From Massa, Rangel Adds to Dems' Woes
• Report: Ensign Tried to Find Job for Ex-Lover's Hubby
Climategate Stunner: NASA Heads Knew NASA Data Was Poor, Then Used Data from CRU. “New emails from James Hansen and Reto Ruedy (download PDF here) show that NASA’s temperature data was doubted within NASA itself, and was not independent of CRU’s embattled data, as has been claimed.”