Trumbull County Conservative Examiner

Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., released his 2011 Waste Book Tuesday, detailing preposterous uses for your hard-earned money.

While Democrats, including the campaigner-in-chief, want to raise taxes on employers, the federal government is spending billions on drug-themed hippie pizzerias, promoting animal cruelty and booze for parties.

The Senate passed HR 3630 Saturday to the approval of President Obama, as reported in the article Obama Approves Keystone Pipeline Agreement, Payroll Tax Holiday Extension. In the article, I erroneously reported that the payroll tax extension was for a year as originally passed by the House, but was actually reduced to two months in the Senate.

President Obama approved H.R. 3630, the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011 Saturday.

The bill extends for a year the Social Security payroll tax cut set to expire at the end of 2011 and yet another extension to unemployment compensation.

Notably, the bill allows for mandatory drug testing and denial of benefits for those who test positive for illicit drugs. Recipients must…

The Iowa caucus is just around the corner and, predictably, the mainstream media, pseudo-conservatives and Republican establishment elite-types such as Karl Rove and Ann Coulter have chosen to focus on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Majority Leader Newt Gingrich.

The reason why is simple: They want to choose our candidate for us. Ignoring the other candidates or assuring us the others just can’t win is done as a way to hold onto their power over what happens in D.C.

For all of their animosity toward Christians, a recent study released by the University of Oregon shows that atheists “tended to find believers to be more trustworthy” than other atheists. The study found “Christians, Muslims, gay men, feminists or Jewish people” were all considered more trustworthy than an atheist.

"Only rapists were distrusted to a comparable degree," the report found.

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, remains a controversial topic in regards to public safety. The government even seems to be playing both sides of this coin.

The United States Senate has blocked the appointment of failed Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Senate Democrats were unable to muster up enough votes to overcome a Republican-led filibuster Thursday, with an almost exclusive party-line vote. RINO Scott Brown (R-Mass.) voted with Democrats and his counterpart, John Kerry (D-Mass.), didn’t vote at all.

Rather than imposing more crippling regulations on the economy, perhaps Obama should stop impeding job growth and let work begin on the proposed oil pipeline from Alberta to Texas.

We can’t wait.

Government Employees Looking at Porn on Tax Payers Dime

A year after Phillip Markoff, dubbed the Craigslist Killer, committed suicide, others may have stepped forward to claim the title, say police.

Rich Beasley, 52, and Brogan Rafferty, 16, are in custody in Ohio, suspected by police in the murders of at least 3 people and the wounding of another in a robbery scheme involving Craigslist.