Gold is where it’s at…?

Today I covered Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Capitol Hill.  Republican Presidential hopeful Ron Paul served on the committee that Bernanke was testifying in front of as well.  I know Paul has a strong and loyal following, but I was unaware of all of his thoughts on all things — so I was shocked to learn Paul is a supporter of precious metal investing.  I’m an avid listener to Dave Ramsey, a personal finance radio talk show host – who has made a pretty clear-cut statement about gold.  It seems pretty clear to me that the current high price of precious metals has just been inflated by fear –  So it took me by surprise when I heard Ron Paul start talking in the hearing about his thoughts on gold and silver!

Republican Presidential Candidate RON PAUL questions Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke during a hearing on on "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Federal Reserve Chairman BEN BERNANKE testifies before the House Financial Services Committee hearing on on "Monetary Policy and the State of the Economy." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON testifies before the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on the FY2013 budget for the State Department. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Secretary of State HILLARY CLINTON testifies before the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on the FY2013 budget for the State Department. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Congressman BARNEY FRANK and Congressman EDWARD MARKEY speak to the media about high gas prices. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

New Website = Time To Get My Blog On

The process of moving my blog from blogger to word press made me realize that I did not do my job in keeping up with things.  Now I’m moving to a 100% blog based website for www.bephotography.net – and after I transferred, categorized and prepared all of the previous posts, I realized the last time I posted anything in my “Politics” category was over a year ago!

So with the launch of the new website that will force me to do a better job in keeping things on my site up to date (and also allows for a much easier interface to be able to do just that), I thought I would post a few images from what I didn’t keep everyone up to date about over the last year!

Washington, D.C. - Sept 30th, 2010: Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board BEN BERNANKE testifies before a Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Hearing on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Washington, D.C. – Sept 30th, 2010: Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board BEN BERNANKE testifies before a Senate Banking Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Hearing on the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Washington, D.C. - Sept 28th, 2010: Director of the Congressional Budget Office DOUGLAS ELMENDORF testifies before the Senate Budget Committee hearing on Economic / Fiscal Policy Outlook and the extension of the Bush tax cuts (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Washington, D.C. – Sept 28th, 2010: Director of the Congressional Budget Office DOUGLAS ELMENDORF testifies before the Senate Budget Committee hearing on Economic / Fiscal Policy Outlook and the extension of the Bush tax cuts (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Washington, D.C. - July 27th, 2010: KENNETH FEINBERG, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the BP oil spills impact on tourism. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Washington, D.C. – July 27th, 2010: KENNETH FEINBERG, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing on the BP oil spills impact on tourism. (Credit Image: © James Berglie/ZUMA Press). (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Arlington, Virginia - November 30th, 2010:  Secretary of Defense ROBERT GATES speaks in the Pentagon press briefing about the public release of a comprehensive review working group report on the 'Dont Ask Dont Tell' policy. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Arlington, Virginia – November 30th, 2010: Secretary of Defense ROBERT GATES speaks in the Pentagon press briefing about the public release of a comprehensive review working group report on the ‘Dont Ask Dont Tell’ policy. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

President BARACK OBAMA participates in a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao in the East Room of the White House.  ... (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
President BARACK OBAMA participates in a joint press conference with Chinese President Hu Jintao in the East Room of the White House. … (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

2 February 2011- Washington, D.C. - Randy Barnett, professor of legal theory at the Georgetown University Law Center testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on "The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act." .Photo Credit: James Berglie / Sipa Press (BERGLIE/SIPA/Sipa Press)
2 February 2011- Washington, D.C. – Randy Barnett, professor of legal theory at the Georgetown University Law Center testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on “The Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.” Photo Credit: James Berglie / Sipa Press 

JOHN PISTOLE, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, prepares to testify before the Transportation Security Committee hearing on "Terrorism and Transportation Security.". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
JOHN PISTOLE, administrator of the Transportation Security Administration, prepares to testify before the Transportation Security Committee hearing on “Terrorism and Transportation Security.”. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research PHILIP GOLDBERG testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the "Worldwide Threat." (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Assistant Secretary of State for Intelligence and Research PHILIP GOLDBERG testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on the “Worldwide Threat.” (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Senator CHUCK GRASSLEY (left) and Senator PATRICK LEAHY (right) greet FBI Director ROBERT MUELLER prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation... (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Senator CHUCK GRASSLEY (left) and Senator PATRICK LEAHY (right) greet FBI Director ROBERT MUELLER prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation… (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Homeland Security Secretary JANET NAPOLITANO testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing on "Securing the Border: Progress at the Federal Level.".. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Homeland Security Secretary JANET NAPOLITANO testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Hearing on “Securing the Border: Progress at the Federal Level.”.. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

Exxon Mobile CEO and Chairman REX TILLERSON testifies before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on "Oil and Gas Tax Incentives and Rising Energy Prices.". (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
Exxon Mobile CEO and Chairman REX TILLERSON testifies before the Senate Finance Committee hearing on “Oil and Gas Tax Incentives and Rising Energy Prices.”. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)

A pregnant JESSICA ALBA visits the Capitol to support the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)
A pregnant JESSICA ALBA visits the Capitol to support the Safe Chemicals Act of 2011. (James Berglie/ZUMA Press)