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Archive for July, 2010

Obama To Raise Taxes On The Rich

Plagued with a ballooning deficit and national debt, the Obama administration is planning to let the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans expire next year, the Treasury Secretary has said. 

Leaving Las Vegas

Put a thousand monkeys at a thousand typewriters and you’re probably won’t get Hamlet. Put a couple hundred wingnuts at a couple hundred laptops and you’re lucky if they don’t fling feces. Last weekend those wingnuts invaded Sin City for Netroots Nation, a conference for wired liberals who secured permission to escape their parents’ basements for a couple of days.

Obama Is No Statesman

America’s Southern border continues under attack and there is no evidence the administration of President Barack Obama even cares.

Two American ranches in Laredo, Texas were seized by the Mexican drug cartel Los Zetas on July 23, according to the Laredo Police Department. The ranch owners escaped.

Laredo police have asked for help from the Federal government to regain control of the ranches.

Continue reading to learn how America’s 2nd president defined the responsibilities of a statesman…

Rangel To Face Trial For Ethics Violations

Following a near two-year investigation, a House subcommittee announced last week that it will publicly try Representative Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.) for multiple ethics violations.

DOJ Exonerates Bush Officials Of Criminal Intent In Attorneys’ Firing

One of the longest-running political controversies surrounding the Bush administration appears to be coming to an end as an internal Justice Department investigation (DOJ) revealed that the firing of nine United States attorneys in 2006 was not criminal. 

The Glass House

Web content impresario Andrew Breitbart dove headfirst into seriously hot water last week. Breitbart evidently doctored a video tape of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) official Shirley Sherrod to make her seem racist. Read on to learn the fallout of Breitbart’s video… 

Green Lies About Oil Sands Put America’s Energy Future At Risk

A couple of weeks ago the San Francisco based environmental group, Corporate Ethics International—which has few ethics and works closely with the Sierra Club and Greenpeace—spent $50,000 erecting billboards in Denver, Portland, Seattle and Minneapolis that deride Alberta as home to "the other oil disaster.” Read this article to learn what the Green lobby is up to… 

Senators In Swing States May Be Hurt By Support For Elena Kagan

As the full Senate prepares to vote on Elena Kagan’s nomination for the Supreme Court, a new poll has found that lawmakers from swing states may be punished during the upcoming midterm elections for their support of the controversial jurist. 

World War I And The World Stock Exchanges

The outbreak of World War I 96 years ago this month had a devastating effect on the world’s stock markets. Early in the morning of Friday, July 31, 1914, the London Stock Exchange announced that it would suspend trading until further notice—the first time the venerable center had done so in its century-long history. Stock […]

Bernanke Says Economy Still Needs Stimulus Funding

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicated last week that the frail United States economy will continue to need Federal stimulus spending to fully recover from the 2008 recession. 

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