1. (Reuters) - U.S. states can proceed with a lawsuit seeking to overturn President Barack Obama's landmark healthcare reform law, a Florida judge ruled Thursday.
2. Chief Justice John Roberts, U.S. Supreme Court.
According to sources who watch the inner workings of the federal government,a smackdown of Barack Obama by the U.S. Supreme Court may be inevitable.Ever since Obama assumed the office of President, critics have hammered him on a number of Constitutional issues.Critics have complained that much, if not all of Obama's major initiatives run headlong into Constitutional roadblocks on the power of the federal government.
3. According to The New York Times, the Tea Party has "a good chance of establishing a sizeable caucus to push its agenda in the House and the Senate."
4. The Tea Party Is Here to Stay
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) write in today’s Politico:
Americans have been disappointed by leaders in both parties who campaigned to right past wrongs and then, after getting to Washington, cared more about power than promises. Tea party supporters care more about principle than party labels or politics. … [T]he tea party has roots that are deeper and aim higher. Deeper because it is within the best tradition of popular movements in our history — from the Great Awakening that gave rise to the American Revolution to the conservative revival that helped elect Ronald Reagan. Higher because it aims to recover our moral compass, bequeathed by our Founders and preserved ever since.
Some past grass-roots movements have succeeded, and others have failed. Success comes because the energy of the moment is translated into a lasting, governing philosophy consistent with the settled opinions of the American people. On this score, prospects look good. The tea party isn’t about to go away after the November elections. Its powerful message of limited government is likely to remain a sharp thorn in the side of those in both parties who want to continue politics as usual.