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This story, written by Jake Bernstein, was originally published by ProPublica on Oct. 10. A version of the story was also co-published with The Washington Post. In the spring of 2012, a senior examiner with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York determined that Goldman Sachs had a problem. Under a Fed mandate, the investment […]
Can you imagine the kind of petitions people would be creating on “We The People,” President Barack Obama’s official conduit for public input, if the White House hadn’t made the early decision to disable the site as long as the government remains shut down? We The People, already controversial for its history of restricting petitioners’ […]
The Obama Administration is the most secretive and transparency-lacking Presidential Administration since Richard Nixon inhabited the White House, according to a new study based on interviews with top reporters and the heads of news gathering organizations in Washington. The report, released by the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), reveals that reporters who routinely work with […]
House Majority Leader John Boehner is set to wave the olive branch at the White House, with an offer to raise the Federal debt ceiling for a six-week period while still keeping the government shut down until a lasting agreement on spending limitations can be struck. President Barack Obama reportedly “would sign” such an agreement, according […]
It looks like the government has hired private security guards to keep Americans off of public land.
Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.
To the amusement of conservatives and to the frustration of supporters trying to sign up, Obamacare insurance exchange websites throughout the Nation have been plagued with technical glitches since going online last week.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is supporting a new effort led by Congressional Democrats that would increase the Federal debt limit by an additional $1.1 trillion, while pushing the expiration of the new debt limit to December 2014. Midterm elections will be held on Nov. 4, 2014.
It’s a shame that a rapper had to say it, rather than a member of Congress, but Nelly made a good point in a recent interview: If the government is shut down because Federal officials can’t seem to manage the funds with which they are entrusted, why should Americans be forced to pay taxes for the duration of the government shutdown?