Archive for January, 2010
On Thursday, the Senate voted to confirm Ben Bernanke for a second four-year term as Federal Reserve chairman, ending speculation from both sides of the aisle that his nomination was in jeopardy. The Senate voted 70-30 to reappoint Bernanke, the closest vote ever for a nominee for the position.
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) has asked his running mate in the 2008 presidential elections to help raise money for his reelection campaign, and they will appear together at a couple of events next month, according to media reports.
*Tiger replaced by a… frog? Accenture, one of Tiger Woods’ major sponsors, announced that the golfing legend would be replaced in their future advertising by a surfboard-riding elephant, a leapfrogging frog and other computer-generated animals. This time their $50 million annual budget will be spent on images they can control. Can’t say I blame them.
*Does that include a private jet? The Wall Street Journal ran a feature last week on how much it would cost to nab a seat at this year’s Super Bowl. In their research, bidding site eBay.com scored both the cheapest resale (still a hefty $1,750) and the most expensive package—a private box whose “buy now” price was a staggering $373,750. And no, it did not include transportation to the game by a private jet.
Massachusetts voters elected a Republican Senator and, in all probability, put Obamacare away for good. But have Democrats gotten the message yet? Read this article to see how the Democrats are trying to spin the results, and what it means for liberalism…
A new study has found that insufficient vitamin D levels may be associated with a higher risk of relapse attacks in patients who developed multiple sclerosis (MS) during childhood.
On the heels of shocking losses in traditionally liberal states, many Democrats have begun to question the strategy behind negative political campaigns that compare Republican challengers to former President George W. Bush, Politico.com reports.
As the government flew some 50 orphans who survived the earthquake in Haiti to Pennsylvania for adoption, a state agency says there are thousands of American children waiting to find a family.
On Wednesday night, President Obama delivered his first State of the Union address, renewing many of the promises that he made to a joint session of Congress one year ago.
Some of the elected class are expressing dismay at the recent United States Supreme Court ruling that overturned much of the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Reform law that was passed in 2002. That law limited soft money in campaign financing, issue ads and controversial campaign practices.
Democrat National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine went so far as to call the ruling a decision that “must not be allowed to stand.” He also warned the Obama administration is preparing a forceful response. Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) declared himself disappointed in the ruling.
Remember this: If the elected class opposes it then the ruling must be good for the American people. And this one is.
United States stock markets have just come off of their worst decade ever, with inflation-adjusted returns in the S&P 500 dropping as much as 30 percent. That’s a far cry from what investors were expecting at the turn of the millennium. Then, the Internet was creating paper billionaires overnight. Read this article to get a contrarian opinion on where you should put your money…