Concerned Women for American President and CEO Penny Nance is set to unveil a million-dollar campaign on Tuesday called "She Votes 2012," designed to encourage conservative women to vote in the November general election with the primary objective of targeting key states where women can have an immediate impact.
"We will light a 'grassfire' amongst our constituents to reach women, families, and cultural leaders," Nance told The Christian Post on Friday. "This is a critical election year, and the time is now for women to stand up and let their voices be heard."
"We know that when conservatives vote their values, they elect men and women whom CWA and CWA members can work with to see that founding principles are applied and enacted into law," said Nance. "We need conservatives to turn out in great numbers in order to get legislation passed that will move our great country back to a secure footing." more >>
Former President Bill Clinton took to the airwaves Tuesday to offer President Obama some economic advice by suggesting that the White House back a temporary extension of what is known as the Bush tax cuts, which are set to expire in January.
The suggestion from one Democratic president to another may cause further scrutiny of the Obama administration's plan to increase taxes on those earning over $250,000 per year to raise money to reduce the nation's growing deficit.
During President George W. Bush's second term, Congress enacted a series of tax cuts, some of which will expire in January of 2013. more >>
The current tax increases and spending cuts slated to go into effect January 2013 will likely lead to a recession, a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says. On the other hand, preventing those policies from going into effect without replacing them with something comparable would lead to unsustainable amounts of public debt.
If the tax increases and spending cuts are allowed to occur, the CBO estimates that the economy will shrink 1.3 percent in the first half of 2013, followed by a meager 2.3 percent growth in the second half of 2013.
On the plus side, the additional revenue and lower spending will cut deficit spending by $560 billion, almost half of the projected $1.2 trillion 2012 deficit. more >>
Bishop T.D. Jakes has started a new campaign offering free prescription drug discounts that will purportedly give patients up to 75 percent off medications at thousands of pharmacies across the country.
Jakes, who leads The Potters' House in Dallas, Texas, is promoting a pre-activated RxRelief Card that he argues can save struggling families hundreds of dollars a year on prescription medications.
"I am offering a FREE pharmacy discount card to you and your family. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss," the megachurch pastor said in a public letter. "With discounts on virtually every medication sold at over 500,000 pharmacies nationwide the RxRelief Card can save you and your family an average of $400." more >>
Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase, admitted the bank made an "egregious error" by making risky investments that led to a $2 billion loss, in a Sunday interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." He did not know whether the company broke any laws in making the investments. The incident has led to a debate over the best way for government to regulate banks that are deemed "too big to fail."
"We made a terrible, egregious mistake. There's almost no excuse for it," Dimon said.
Dimon had announced last Thursday that the company lost two billion dollars on a 100 billion dollar investment in credit default swaps. When asked if the company broke any laws or Securities and Exchange Commission rules, Dimon said that different departments in the company were currently looking into that question but could not answer it at this point. more >>
Abortion, birth control and gay marriage ranked lowest on issues of importance to registered voters, according to a new Pew Research Center poll.
Only 39 percent of the 3,008 respondents said abortion was "very important" to their vote, in the April 4-15 poll. Thirty-four percent ranked birth control, and 28 percent ranked gay marriage, as very important. The margin of error is 2.1 percentage points.
The issues that voters care about the most are the economy (86 percent), jobs (84 percent), the budget deficit (74 percent), health care (74 percent) and education (72 percent). more >>