Ben Bernanke is stumped. That’s what the Federal Reserve chairman told The Associated Press last week. The AP report said: “Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke told reporters Wednesday that the central bank had been caught off guard by recent signs of deterioration in the economy. And he said the troubles could continue into next year.
A NASA climate-change scientist has been accused of privately profiting from his taxpayer-funded position. James Hanson, the scientist in question, once claimed the Administration of President George W. Bush tried to “silence” his global warming claims.
I was glad to see that Barack Obama finally weighed in on the fate of Anthony Weiner. His exact words in his interview with NBC’s Today were: “I can tell you that it if was me, I would resign.”
Early Tuesday morning, the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a raid on a Web hosting facility used by DigitalOne, seizing several servers and bringing down websites in the process. DigitalOne’s chief executive, Sergej Ostroumow, sent an email to a client that read: “This problem is caused by the F.B.I., not our company.”
President Barack Obama’s decision to bring home 10,000 of the 33,000 “surge” troops in Afghanistan by the end of the year and the remainder by September 2012 is obviously a political ploy. Regardless, it’s a start. The mission’s accomplished (apologies to President George W. Bush). Osama bin Laden is dead. The Taliban cut and ran to Pakistan.
The hysterics and hyperbole over raising the federal debt ceiling are becoming absolutely absurd. If you were to believe Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geitner, Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee and other Administration spokesmen, you would think we are about to face financial Armageddon.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an update Wednesday to its safety guidelines and recommendations regarding silicone breast implants. The FDA recommended that women with breast implants receive regular checkups with their doctors to monitor the implants for damage.
A former reporter for The Washington Post and Senior Contributing Editor for the Huffington Post, Jose Antonio Vargas was part of the team that won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings. He accomplished all this by the age of 30. On Wednesday, Vargas revealed that he is an illegal alien.