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Gold Prices Rise As Euro Increases Ahead Of ECB Financing

Gold Prices Rise As Euro Increases Ahead Of ECB Financing

The price of gold rose on February 28, as a drop in the value of the American dollar coupled with gains made by the euro pushed the precious metals market skywards.

White House Money Helped Fund NYPD Surveillance

White House Money Helped Fund NYPD Surveillance

Millions of dollars in White House money has helped to fund New York Police Department programs that placed entire American Muslim neighborhoods under constant surveillance.

Obama Adviser Defends President On Gas Prices

Obama Adviser Defends President On Gas Prices

The rising cost of gas has prompted a public outcry in the U.S., something that the White House has looked to push back against as an adviser defended President Barack Obama over the pain at the pump argument made by the GOP.

Gun Ownership Difficult Despite Rulings By High Court

Gun Ownership Difficult Despite Rulings By High Court

In 2008, following a court case that challenged the restrictive gun laws in Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court ordered local government officials to make it possible for law-abiding residents to own a gun.

Seven States Sue To Block Mandate For Contraception

Seven States Sue To Block Mandate For Contraception

Seven States filed a lawsuit to block the Federal government’s requirement that religious organizations provide health insurance coverage that includes access to contraception for women, free of charge.

California Judge Rules Government Cannot Deny Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

California Judge Rules Government Cannot Deny Benefits To Same-Sex Spouses

A Federal judge in San Francisco ruled that the U.S. government cannot deny health benefits to the wife of a lesbian court employee by relying on legislation from 1996 that bars government recognition of same-sex unions.

Obama Sends Apology Letter To Karzai Following Quran Incident

Obama Sends Apology Letter To Karzai Following Quran Incident

The Afghan President’s office announced that it had received a letter from President Barack Obama apologizing for the burning of Qurans at a U.S. military base in Afghanistan.

Consumer Watchdog Launches Inquiry Into Overdraft Fees

Consumer Watchdog Launches Inquiry Into Overdraft Fees

The newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched an inquiry into fees that were charged by banks when consumers overdraw their accounts, a practice that lands financial institutions billions of dollars.

White House Unveils Corporate Tax Reform Plan

White House Unveils Corporate Tax Reform Plan

The President Barack Obama Administration plans to unveil a corporate tax reform plan on February 22, lowering the top income-tax rate for corporations while eliminating deductions.

Tax Foundation Analysis Shows ‘Fair Share’ Not Paid By All

Tax Foundation Analysis Shows ‘Fair Share’ Not Paid By All

The idea of a what constitutes a “fair share” when paying taxes to the Federal government has come into question, as an analysis by the Tax Foundation showed that half of the working population pays no income tax at all.

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