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A House committee voted to eliminate up to $50 million that was requested by President Barack Obama for a U.N. organization that helps women and children in developing countries receive education on family planning and reproductive options, The Associated Press reported.
*So long, Andy. Thanks for the memories. Last Sunday marked the end of an era. Andy Rooney, everybody’s favorite caring curmudgeon, delivered his last essay on 60 Minutes. It was a dandy, too — as was the interview with him earlier in the show. Even though Andy was a tad more liberal than I am (okay, a lot more liberal), you’ve got to admire someone who was clever, amusing, entertaining and often spot on for 1,097 broadcasts covering 33 years. I salute you, Andy. And I’ll honor your final request — to leave you alone if I ever see you in a restaurant.
Several Democratic lawmakers have begun to embrace the Occupy Wall Street protesters, as the movement spread to the Washington, D.C. area from New York City and Boston.
A House committee voted to eliminate up to $50 million that was requested by President Barack Obama for a U.N. organization that helps women and children in developing countries receive education on family planning and reproductive options.
The number of people who applied for unemployment benefits increase slightly last week, as signs began to point to a job market that is still weak.
Speaking to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said that government gridlock is good, good Federal judges are lacking and that the Constitution is being abused by those in power.
A Senate bill that would punish China for valuing its currency artificially low in an effort to keep export numbers high passed a key Senate vote on Thursday. The measure is designed to set up a process of imposing higher tariffs when a country’s currency is misaligned to subsidize exports.
Washington lawmakers, noticing the growing momentum of the Occupy Wall Street protests that spread Thursday to the Capitol, are now making an effort to embrace the movement. Many Democrats are now calling it the “Tea Party of the left.”
Sarah Palin ended any speculation of a 2012 Presidential run with her Wednesday announcement on the Mark Levin radio show that she won’t seek the GOP nomination and won’t run as an independent.
According to several party aides, Senate Democrats are considering a surtax on millionaires as a way to offset the cost of the $445 billion jobs bill presented by the Administration of President Barack Obama.