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President Barack Obama has highlighted a specific bridge in Ohio to act as a symbol for the implementation of his jobs plan and fixing America’s infrastructure.
In a recent speech at the White House, President Barack Obama indirectly took a shot at the anti-tax pledge embraced by many Republicans. “Anyone who has signed some pledge to protect every single tax loophole so long as they live, they should be called out,” Obama said.
Two American hikers who have been held in Iranian prison for more than two years were each released on $500,000 bail ($1 million total) Wednesday, according to reports. Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal were arrested after crossing an unmarked Iranian border two years ago.
In the winter of 1813, the war with the British was not going well for the Americans. An alliance of British troops and Indians, led by the Shawnee warrior Tecumseh, had soundly defeated poorly led and inadequately trained Americans at every turn. British warships patrolled Lake Erie and harassed American interests in Pennsylvania and the Ohio Territory.
To turn the tide of the war, President James Madison appointed William Henry Harrison as Commander-in-Chief of the Northwest Army and Oliver Hazard Perry to deal with the British naval presence on Lake Erie.
An audit on the Justice Department unveiled more than $121 million in wasteful spending on conferences in 2008 and 2009, including $4,200 muffin purchases and $8.24 cups of coffee. Recently implemented rules require the Department to investigate incidences of wasteful spending at taxpayer expense.
The NAACP has evolved from righteously indignant to professionally indignant. And an indignant black community gives parasites like NAACP President and CEO Ben Jealous a paycheck to rally indignation over the long-overdue execution of dangerous creatures like cop-killer Troy Anthony Davis.
In a move that might reverse the years of expanding when and how people are able to vote, State Legislatures that are under Republican control are looking to tighten the rules for the electoral process. The Republican leaders in those States say they are looking to change the voting rules in order to prevent fraud.
The Federal Reserve has reached back to the 1960’s trying to implement a policy that will lower interest rates to spark economic growth. The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee voted 7-3 Wednesday to embark on what’s informally called “Operation Twist,” taking the unusual step of shifting $400 billion into longer-term bonds.
According to an Office of Inspector General audit, the American taxpayer has been supporting the lavish lifestyles of several key agencies within the government.
Tuesday marked an official end to the U.S. military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, opening a new era in which gays are allowed to openly serve in the military.