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The U.S. Census, in a first of its kind report, has named North Dakota as the top place in the country for successful marriages, reports the Daily Mail. The article notes that States in the South and West often have higher numbers of reported marriages (19 per 1000), though a record number of those also end in divorce (10 per 1000).
According to a Pew Research Center Poll, more than 86 percent of Americans who were polled said that they are frustrated or angry with the Federal government and the work that it has done.
In track, a gun is fired to signal the start of the race. If a runner leaves the block before the starter fires his pistol, it is called jumping the gun. The Republican race for a Presidential nominee seems to have started already, but I want to caution you about jumping the gun. By that, I mean don’t glom onto the candidate flavor-of-the-month until you have vetted him or her properly.
A Gallup poll released on Wednesday puts Texas Governor Rick Perry at the head of the pack for the GOP’s 2012 Presidential nomination with 29 percent of Republicans saying they support the candidate. Following Perry are Mitt Romney, at second with 17 percent, and Ron Paul, at third with 13 percent.
President Barack Obama may seek to take over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of his new jobs plan. Administration officials have hinted at some big ideas, including the move to have the government hold and lease foreclosed homes and potentially completely take over the mortgage buyers Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
In case you missed it, Ron Paul expressed his appreciation to Texas Governor Rick Perry for “[making] me look like a moderate.” Paul was referring to Perry’s remarks that if Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke increases the Nation’s money supply between now and next November’s elections, it would be “almost… treasonous.”
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a fierce proponent of the mosque project near Ground Zero, has denied clergy members any right to involvement in the 9/11 ceremonies.
Another Obama whopper. Did you hear this lulu from our President about all the “cuts” that will be made in the Federal budget? “The result would be the lowest level of annual domestic spending since Dwight Eisenhower was President,” our obfuscator in chief declared. Seems he left out the word “discretionary” from his boast. This makes a huge difference. According to the Congressional Budget Office, nondefense discretionary spending was only 19 percent of total Federal spending in 2010. Figures don’t lie, but … you know the rest.
This time last year brought forth the Federal Reserve’s announcement that it would embark on a second round of quantitative easing (QE2), leading to the subsequent pumping of $600 billion in newly printed greenbacks into the economy. This Friday, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke will again address the public from Jackson Hole, Wyo., to unveil new efforts to repair the economy.