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Issa under attack, despite consistency

Posted: June 25, 2012 at 1:11 pm   /   Elections, Politics

Now that Congress is set to vote on holding the Attorney General in contempt, House Oversight Committee chairman Darrell Issa is under attack.  Columnists at the Washington Post have referred to him as a “headline-chasing publicity hound who never met an accusation too loopy to hurl” and to his investigation as a “witch hunt”.   Similar […]

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Federal Reserve commits $267B more in stimulus

Posted: June 21, 2012 at 7:45 am   /   Politics

The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) met for two days this week, and has opted to continue Operation Twist. From Businessweek: The central bank will prolong the program through the end of the year, selling $267 billion of shorter-term securities and buying the same amount of longer-term debt in a bid to reduce borrowing costs […]

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If you don’t like the law, you can always just ignore it

Posted: June 18, 2012 at 4:11 am   /   Elections, Politics

By now, you’re probably aware of the White House’s recent announcement that it will implement a scaled-back version of the DREAM Act through an executive order.  This news comes despite President Obama’s previous statement that he has to enforce immigration laws as written whether or not he agrees with them. It’s debatable whether or not the […]

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That doesn’t sound so bad, Mr. President

Posted: June 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm   /   Elections, Politics

“If you want to give the policies of the last decade another try, then you should vote for Mr. Romney,” Obama said. “No no, you should vote for his allies in Congress and take them at their word and they will take America down this path. And Mr. Romney is qualified to deliver on that […]

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Ron Barber wins special election

Posted: June 13, 2012 at 2:48 am   /   Arizona, Politics

Gabrielle Giffords’s hand-picked candidate, Ron Barber, has won the special election to serve out the rest of her term in Congressional District 8. From azcentral: With 100 percent of the precincts reporting, Barber had 52 percent of the vote, up 6 points over Republican opponent Jesse Kelly, with most early ballots counted, according to unofficial […]

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Companies not paying their bills on time

Posted: June 11, 2012 at 3:36 am   /   Elections, Politics

Companies are holding on to record amounts of cash.  Apple’s cash reserves have occasionally exceeded those of the U.S. Treasury.  But it’s not because corporations are rich and just have tons of extra money laying around; it’s because they aren’t paying their bills on time. From WSJ: A study released in May by Experian, a […]

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Never Say Never: Justin Bieber, Venture Capitalist

Posted: June 8, 2012 at 4:30 am   /   Elections, Politics

Justin Bieber, the world’s most famous pop star, has another talent as well.  Mr. Bieber (or “Biebs”) is a venture capitalist, though that is not thought to be the part of his career that is responsible for the junior high school lockers lined with heart-adorned photographs of the young celebrity. From Forbes: Bieber’s first investment […]

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#DoYouRecall the Left Asked For This Fight

Posted: June 6, 2012 at 9:07 am   /   Elections, Politics

Democrats repeatedly insisted going into the Wisconsin recall election that incumbent governor Scott Walker had some kind of unassailable advantage.  This rhetoric was consistent from low-level local officials in the state all the way up through former U.S. President Bill Clinton, who insisted, “The advantage probably goes to Walker because he’s got so much money. […]

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Walker, Wisconsin Ranger

Posted: June 4, 2012 at 4:17 am   /   Elections, Politics

The imminent Wisconsin recall election has brought many national political figures as well as protests from both sides into the usually-peaceful Midwestern state.  Party leaders and even former President Bill Clinton have been in the state campaigning and raising money for either incumbent Governor Scott Walker or his challenger, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett.  Polls show […]

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