Crucial Prayer Topics : Business & Economics

If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained
National Geographic - August 20, 2014

We're pumping irreplaceable groundwater to counter the drought. When it's gone, the real crisis begins....[view article]

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Russian Gang Amasses Over a Billion Internet Passwords
The New York Times - August 6, 2014

A Russian crime ring has amassed the largest known collection of stolen Internet credentials, including 1.2 billion user name and password combinations and more than 500 million email addresses, security researchers say....[view article]

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America's Fed Up: Obama Approval Rating Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows
NBC News - August 6, 2014

Two words sum up the mood of the nation with Obama: Fed up!...[view article]

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Why It’s Worrying That U.S. Companies Are Getting Older
Wall Street Journal - August 5, 2014

Older firms are increasingly controlling the largest market share in different sectors of the economy, according to a paper by the Brooking Institution’s Robert E. Litan and Ennsyte Economics’s Ian Hathaway. By 2011, the portion of U.S. businesses aged at least 16 years reached 34%, compared to 23% in 1992. Moreover, those mature companies went from employing only 60% of private-sector workers in 1992 to employing nearly three quarters of the private-sector labor force...[view article]

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Homeownership Rate for Americans Under 35 Peaked in 2004
CNS News - August 5, 2014

The homeownership rate for Americans under 35 years of age peaked in 2004 and has been trending generally (but not persistently) downward since then, according to data released this week by the Census Bureau....[view article]

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The golden arches are getting tarnished
OneNewsNow.com - August 5, 2014

Forget a toy prize; would you like nudity with your Happy Meal? That's what McDonald's is "serving" in its quest to get more customers with its sponsorship of VH1's new "Dating Naked" reality show....[view article]

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1 in 3 U.S. adults have 'debt in collections'
CNN - July 31, 2014

An estimated 1 in 3 adults with a credit history -- or 77 million people -- are so far behind on some of their debt payments that their account has been put "in collections."...[view article]

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Paul Singer: This threat is 'head-and-shoulders' above all others
CNBC - July 30, 2014

Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Singer has issued an unusual warning for investors, calling the threat of a widespread blackout from an electromagnetic surge the "most significant danger" in the world....[view article]

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Hands down Obama is the worst president since WWII: poll
Washington Times - July 2, 2014

Poll after poll shows President Obama's approval rating dipping recently, and one new Quinnipiac University Poll finds that voters say Mitt Romney would have been a better choice in 2012....[view article]

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Second Employee Alleges Chase Bank Surveyed Staff's LGBT Loyalty
Breitbart - July 2, 2014

A second source has confirmed that JP Morgan Chase has asked each of its employees whether they are "an ally of the LGBT community," which employees have taken as a veiled threat....[view article]

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When you open your wallet at Macy's, where does it go? AFA tells you where
OneNewsNow.com - June 30, 2014

A chain of upscale department stores is using profits from consumers, including Christians, to advance the homosexual lifestyle....[view article]

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White House not happy with Hobby Lobby victory :)
AP - Associated Press - June 30, 2014

The White House says women's health will be jeopardized by a Supreme Court's decision that allows corporations with religious objections to opt out of a requirement that they cover contraceptives or better stated, "assist in infanticide."...[view article]

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Hospitals Spy on Your Purchases to Spot Bad Habits
Bloomberg - June 26, 2014

Hospitals are starting to use detailed consumer data to create profiles on current and potential patients to identify those most likely to get sick, so the hospitals can intervene before they do....[view article]

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Federal Tax Revenues Set Record Through May; Feds Still Running $436B Deficit
- June 16, 2014

Federal tax revenues continue to run at a record pace (in inflation-adjusted dollars) in fiscal 2014, as the federal government's total receipts for the fiscal year closed May at an unprecedented $1,934,919,000,000, according to the Monthly Treasury Statement....[view article]

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Government grabs $360 million from idle household bank accounts
- June 12, 2014

Australian federal government has seized a record $360 million from household bank accounts that have been dormant for just three years, prompting outrage in some quarters amid complaints that pensioners and retirees have lost deposits....[view article]

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Remembering Communism's Toll
Real Clear Politics - June 12, 2014

There were millions of victims of communism, and humans suffered in dozens of nations on almost every continent. Still, when I think of the evils of communism, I think first of a particular place and time: Hungary, 1956....[view article]

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Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land
NPR.org - June 11, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration says it has issued the first permit in its history for an unmanned aircraft to fly over U.S. soil. Oil company BP will use a drone from the company AeroVironment to conduct surveys in Alaska....[view article]

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Is Microsoft not patching Windows 7 for problems it patches in Windows 8?
ZD Net - June 11, 2014

Researchers studying and comparing Microsoft code in Windows 7 and Windows 8 have found that there is security code in Windows 8 that is not present in Windows 7. Fundamentally, this is a dog-bites-man story; new versions of software come with new features, sometimes even security features. Is it unreasonable for Microsoft to leave these changes out of Windows 7?...[view article]

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The truth about cloud security
PC World - June 11, 2014

“Security” is the number one issue holding business leaders back from the cloud. But does the reality match the perception? Keeping data close to home, on premises, makes business and IT leaders feel inherently more secure. But the truth is, cloud solutions can offer companies real, tangible security advantages. Before you assume that on-site is the only way to keep data safe, it’s worth taking a comprehensive approach to evaluating risks. Doing so can...[view article]

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ECB imposes negative interest rate
BBC - June 6, 2014

The European Central Bank has introduced a raft of measures aimed at stimulating the eurozone economy, including negative interest rates and cheap long-term loans to banks....[view article]

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Dinesh D’Souza’s dire warning: Americans ‘are being prepared for a political and financial shakedown’
The Blaze - June 5, 2014

In the interview, we covered such topics as the left's disingenuous championing of the "little guy," the twisted historical narrative being taught in schools today, illegal immigration, the man who shaped the dastardly tactics of both the current...and if the left gets their way, future president, D'Souza's upcoming movie and much more....[view article]

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Nat'l motto on money OK, says court
OneNewsNow.com - May 28, 2014

American Christians don't have to abandon their religious heritage just because atheists are repulsed by it. That's the gist of a federal appeals court ruling handed down today....[view article]

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Passive listening will soon be a feature for Facebook app during status updates
- May 22, 2014

Beware! Making a status update can trigger a phone to perk up its ears....[view article]

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David's Sling missile shield unlikely to be ready in 2015
YNet News - May 22, 2014

Government freezes funding to missile defense system's manufacturer Rafael as part of measures taken to reduce the defense budget....[view article]

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Federal funds earmarked to offset Affordable Care Act insurer losses
LA Times - May 21, 2014

The Obama administration has quietly adjusted key provisions of its signature healthcare law to potentially make billions of additional taxpayer dollars available to the insurance industry if companies providing coverage through the Affordable Care Act lose money....[view article]

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AMAC vs AARP - Battling for the hearts and minds of seniors
- May 21, 2014

If you haven't chosen AMAC over AARP yet, you may want to reconsider. During the first Presidential debate, President Obama touted the support of AARP for ObamaCare several times. While AARP immediately responded by saying, "AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party", recently released emails between the White House and AARP operatives seem to indicate...[view article]

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AMAC vs AARP - Battling for the hearts and minds of seniors
- May 21, 2014

If you haven't chosen AMAC over AARP yet, you may want to reconsider. During the first Presidential debate, President Obama touted the support of AARP for ObamaCare several times. While AARP immediately responded by saying, "AARP is a nonpartisan organization and we do not endorse political candidates nor coordinate with any candidate or political party", recently released emails between the White House and AARP operatives seem to indicate...[view article]

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Report Finds Conflicting Trends at Christian Bookstores
Christianity Today - May 15, 2014

Sales at Christian bookstores increased by almost 3 percent last year, though the Black Friday bump that saved 2012 failed to materialize again in 2013....[view article]

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Google Must Honor Requests to Delete Some Links, E.U. Court Says
The New York Times - May 13, 2014

The highest court in the European Union decided on Tuesday that Google must grant users of its search engine a right to delete links about themselves in some cases, including links to legal records....[view article]

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Glenn Greenwald: how the NSA tampers with US-made internet routers
Guardian - May 13, 2014

The NSA has been covertly implanting interception tools in US servers heading overseas - even though the US government has warned against using Chinese technology for the same reasons, says Glenn Greenwald, in an extract from his new book about the Snowden affair, No Place to Hide...[view article]

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In Showdown With Lerner, House Imprisonment Not Out of the Question
Roll Call - May 8, 2014

Former tax official Lois Lerner's confrontation with Congress over a potential contempt citation may get emphatically more dramatic, depending on how far back into congressional history House Republicans want to reach....[view article]

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New bid to topple Obamacare in court: Did Harry Reid bend the rules?
Christian Science Monitor - May 8, 2014

The Affordable Care Act is back at center stage in the courts on Thursday with yet another legal challenge that aims to derail President Obama's massive health care reform law....[view article]

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Own a small business? Brace for Obamacare pain
- May 5, 2014

Local business owners might be hoping the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandates cover sticker shock. The law's employer coverage mandate doesn't take effect until 2015, but early plan renewals are starting to roll in. And for some businesses, the premium jumps are positively painful....[view article]

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US Gains 288k Jobs, Most in Two Years
CBN News - May 5, 2014

U.S. employers added a robust 288,000 jobs in April, the most in two years, the strongest evidence to date that the economy is picking up after a brutal winter slowed growth....[view article]

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This Just Might Be The Worst Poll Yet For Democrats
Business Insider - May 5, 2014

According to the poll, out Monday, Republicans have a 47-43 lead on the generic congressional ballot. That's a 10-point swing from October, when Democrats, boosted by GOP blame for the federal government shutdown, held a 6-point lead in the Pew poll. Obamacare is the main reason say many....[view article]

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A Doctor's Declaration of Independence
Wall Street Journal - April 30, 2014

In my 23 years as a practicing physician, I've learned that the only thing that matters is the doctor-patient relationship. How we interact and treat our patients is the practice of medicine. I acknowledge that there is a problem with the rising cost of health care, but there is also a problem when the individual physician in the trenches does not have a voice in the debate and is being told what to do and how to do it....[view article]

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Operation Desert Tortoise: It's not over
Daily Jot - April 16, 2014

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told KRNV News 4 that the showdown between a Nevada rancher and the federal government is "not over." He said, "We can't have an American people that violate the law and then just walk away from it. So it's not over." WorldNetDaily reports that former Sheriff Richard Mack, executive director of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association says his government sources claim that the weekend retreat...[view article]

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Energy boom spurs growth west of the Mississippi
AP - Associated Press - March 27, 2014

America's cities are still growing, with the population boom fueled by people picking up and moving to find jobs in energy production across the oil- and gas-rich areas west of the Mississippi River....[view article]

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Hobby Lobby Owners 'Encouraged' by Supreme Court Oral Arguments
ChristianPost.com - March 25, 2014

Supporters of two companies suing the Health and Human Services Department over its "preventive services" mandate are "encouraged" by the responses they received from members of the U.S. Supreme Court during oral arguments....[view article]

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Another ObamaCare Rate Shock On The Way
IBD - March 19, 2014

The administration issued new rules last week to spare President Obama more political damage from his phony "keep your doctor" promise. But in so doing, they've set in motion another ObamaCare rate shock....[view article]

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Bill to Make the Fine $0 for Violating the Individual Mandate Passes by 90 Votes
Weekly Standard - March 6, 2014

The House of Representatives passed legislation Wednesday afternoon to make the fine/“tax” for violating Obamacare’s individual mandate $0 for this year, and it did so by the wide margin of 90 votes (250 to 160).  That’s 83 more than the 7-vote margin (219 to 212) by which Obamacare passed the House four Marches ago....[view article]

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U.S. Retail Chains See First Profit Decline Since Recession
Bloomberg - February 27, 2014

U.S. retailers last quarter suffered their darkest days since the recession....[view article]

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Reining In the IRS
National Review Online - February 26, 2014

A comprehensive tax-reform plan House Republicans will unveil this morning takes dead aim at what Republicans perceive to be the IRS's persistent abuse of its authority....[view article]

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New home sales hit five-and-a-half year high in January
Reuters - February 26, 2014

Sales of new U.S. single-family homes surged to a 5-1/2-year high in January, possibly easing concerns of a sharp slowdown in the housing market. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday that sales jumped 9.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 468,000 units, the highest level since July 2008....[view article]

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Increased domestic spending may be behind proposed military cuts, CBO report suggests
Fox News - February 26, 2014

As the Obama administration announces proposed sweeping defense cuts, a Congressional Budget Office report documents how increases in other areas of domestic spending may be forcing the White House to reduce money for the military....[view article]

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Sen. Hagan runs from Obamacare question on canceled plans
- February 25, 2014

On Monday, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) repeatedly refused to answer a simple question on when she knew people wouldn't be able to keep their current plans under Obamacare....[view article]

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ECFA Encourages More Freedom and Greater Clarity in Political Activity Rules
Christian Newswire - February 12, 2014

ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) has submitted comments to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) encouraging more freedom and greater clarity in the rules governing political activity by tax-exempt organizations....[view article]

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MBTA Buses Get Live Video Technology
- February 11, 2014

Homeland Security in Washington DC has awarded the MBTA about $7 million to outfit buses with the latest in live video technology....[view article]

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Aging America
- February 10, 2014

To really understand what's going on with the American economy, don't look at the headlines. Don't look at the unemployment rate or the trade balance or the deficit. Don't even look at what's happening today at all: Look at what happened 46 years ago....[view article]

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4 risky places to swipe your debit card
- February 10, 2014

Debit cards may look identical to credit cards, but there's one key difference: With credit cards, users who spot fraudulent charges on their bill can simply decline the charges and not pay the bill. On the other hand, debit cards draw money directly from your checking account rather than from an intermediary such as a credit card company....[view article]

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Is anything being done to protect U.S. power grid from 'catastrophic' EMP?
OneNewsNow.com - February 10, 2014

A national defense analyst and former Defense Department official says the U.S. remains unprepared for an attack that could take down the country's entire electrical grid....[view article]

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Pilots often head to wrong airports, reports show
AP - Associated Press - February 10, 2014

Do you know the way to San Jose? Quite a few airline pilots apparently don't....[view article]

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Man Loses 400 Pounds in 4 Years—What's the Lesson?
Charisma - February 10, 2014

Bryan Ganey is celebrating. "I lost 400 pounds in four years without any surgery or diet program!" he says. He also was $60,000 in debt and paid that off too, exclaiming, "American Express-I finally left home without it!"...[view article]

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Pentagon Drops Plan to Mothball USS George Washington Aircraft Carrier
Wall Street Journal - February 10, 2014

The Pentagon has dropped a plan to retire one of its nuclear-powered aircraft carriers after the White House intervened to head off a brewing political fight. The military had proposed an early retirement of the USS George Washington, reducing the U.S. carrier fleet to 10, as part of plan to deal with cost cuts imposed by Congress. That touched a nerve among a bipartisan group of lawmakers, who called on Defense Secretary......[view article]

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Krauthammer: Loss of jobs due to ObamaCare will be ‘emblazoned on the tombstone of liberalism’
Fox News - February 6, 2014

Charles Krauthammer told viewers Thursday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that White House Press Secretary Jay Carney's reaction to a new Congressional Budget Office projection showing that ObamaCare would lead to the loss of 2.3 million full-time jobs "is going to be emblazoned on the tombstone of liberalism."...[view article]

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SOCHI SCENE: Welcome, world _ where are you?
AP - Associated Press - February 6, 2014

Olympic fans of the world, where are you? Sochi is (more or less) ready for you to come to its Winter Games. Thousands of athletes, soldiers, journalists and herds of smiley volunteers are in place, eager to help. So far, though, it seems like the only spectators milling about are Russian....[view article]

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CBO nearly triples estimate of working hours lost by 2021 due to Affordable Care Act
NBC News - February 5, 2014

A historically high number of people will be locked out of the workforce by 2021, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday....[view article]

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Windows XP support cutoff poses data breach risk for retailers
PC World - February 5, 2014

Retailers will face an increased risk of data breaches after Microsoft ends support for Windows XP, a version of which powers the majority of modern cash registers, security vendor Symantec warned in a report published Monday. ...[view article]

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Court rejects secrecy for food stamp numbers
- January 29, 2014

A federal appeals court has rejected the Obama Administration's attempt to keep secret the government's data on how much individual retailers take in from the food stamp program....[view article]

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A 'tsunami' of store closings expected to hit retail
CNBC - January 22, 2014

On Tuesday, Sears said that it will shutter its flagship store in downtown Chicago in April. It's the latest of about 300 store closures in the U.S. that Sears has made since 2010. The news follows announcements earlier this month of multiple store closings from major department stores J.C. Penney and Macy's....[view article]

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Record 20% of Households on Food Stamps in 2013
CNS News - January 22, 2014

A record 20% of American households, one in five, were on food stamps in 2013, according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). - See more at: http://cnsnews.com/news/article/ali-meyer/record-20-households-food-stamps-2013#sthash.mhqhUykv.dpuf...[view article]

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Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue
Bloomberg - January 22, 2014

Last Wednesday, Scott Gottlieb and I debated Jonathan Chait and Douglas Kamerow on this proposition: "Resolved: Obamacare Is Now Beyond Rescue."...[view article]

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"Guccifer" Files Further Detail Hacking Spree
- January 22, 2014

The hacking spree by "Guccifer," the online outlaw who has bedeviled Colin Powell, members of the Bush and Rockefeller families, Obama administration officials, and assorted other public figures, has been far more extensive than previously known, The Smoking Gun has learned....[view article]

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N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers
The New York Times - January 15, 2014

The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks....[view article]

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America's Dwindling Economic Freedom
Wall Street Journal - January 14, 2014

World economic freedom has reached record levels, according to the 2014 Index of Economic Freedom, released Tuesday by the Heritage Foundation and The Wall Street Journal. But after seven straight years of decline, the U.S. has dropped out of the top 10 most economically free countries....[view article]

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4 More Reasons to Reject Legalizing Marijuana
Charisma - January 10, 2014

In part 1 of this column, best-selling author Larry Tomczak offered three reasons to reject legalizing marijuana. But those aren't the only reasons. He continues his "Here's the Deal" exposé on the illegal drug with four more good reasons why America shouldn't go to pot....[view article]

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Borrowers Hit Social-Media Hurdles
Wall Street Journal - January 9, 2014

More lending companies are mining Facebook, Twitter and other social-media data to help determine a borrower's creditworthiness or identity, a trend that is raising concerns among consumer groups and regulators....[view article]

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D.C. far outpaces nation in personal earnings
- December 19, 2013

D.C. residents are enjoying a personal income boom. The District's total personal income in 2012 was $47.28 billion, or $74,733 for each of its 632,323 residents, according to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer's Economic and Revenue Trends report for November....[view article]

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Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat
Gallup.com - December 19, 2013

Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time....[view article]

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Huge premium hikes rock employer-insured workers
- December 19, 2013

Sharon Wilson, an office manager in Iowa, figured she would lock in a good deal on health care coverage for her five-person biofuels company by renewing its policy before Obamacare kicked in for 2014. But she balked when her agent came back with a 81 percent rate hike, anyway....[view article]

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'Tips for Jesus' Continues; Waiters Get up to $10,000
- December 19, 2013

More waiters from across the country - and at least one in Mexico - have received hefty tips of as much as $10,000 with the words "God bless!" scrawled across the receipt and the handle @tipsforjesus stamped next to the signature....[view article]

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4 in 10 would rather pay fine than buy insurance
Fox News - December 11, 2013

According to a new poll of 1,013 adults by Princeton Survey Research Associates, 38% say they would pay the mandate tax and forgo buying health insurance. That finding is higher than the 28% who are uninsured who recently told Gallup they'd pay the tax instead of buying coverage....[view article]

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The righteousness in Hobby Lobby's cause
LA Times - December 6, 2013

Business people shouldn't be required to check their faith at the door....[view article]

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2013 ECFA Annual State of Giving Report Shows Solid Increases in Charitable Contributions for Churches, Nonprofits
Christian Newswire - December 6, 2013

Giving to evangelical churches and ministries outpaced giving to secular charities in 2012. The Chronicle of Philanthropy's recently released giving data for the largest 400 charities in America reflected a giving increase of 4 percent for 2012, compared with 2011. This data most closely correlates with giving to ECFA members with $25 million or more in revenue, which showed a 7.5 percent increase....[view article]

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How to Save $10K in Today's Turbulent Times
Charisma - December 5, 2013

How to Save $10K in Today's Turbulent Times 7:00AM EST 12/4/2013 Larry Tomczak Larry Tomczak Astronomical federal deficit. Skyrocketing national debt. Obamacare and what lies (no pun intended) ahead. Escalating health care costs. Mushrooming taxes and hidden fees. Downsizing and pension cutbacks. Food and education increases. "Spread the wealth" socialistic policies.  Surviving and even thriving in the midst of today's economic upheaval is...[view article]

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Young invincibles spurn O-Care :)
The Hill - December 5, 2013

Mounting opposition to ObamaCare among young adults is creating a new crisis for the White House. While the federal enrollment website HealthCare.gov appears to be improving by the day, polls show the “young invincibles” key to making the law work are becoming less likely to enroll. Younger people were skeptical of the healthcare reform law even before its troubled rollout, despite their support for President Obama....[view article]

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Mysterious China-themed 'city' proposed in New York’s Catskills
Fox News - December 5, 2013

U.S. immigration officials are considering a proposal from Chinese investors to create a multibillion-dollar development in New York’s Catskills called "China City" -- raising concerns among critics about the potential cost to U.S. taxpayers and, according to one analyst, the possibility it could be a "stalking horse" for the Beijing government....[view article]

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Physician says Obamacare is causing 'chaos' for doctors - Marxism Does Not Work
NBC News - December 5, 2013

The administration is furiously trying to rectify another Obamacare issue: faulty enrollment data that could soon become a significant headache for consumers and insurers....[view article]

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Dementia epidemic looms with 135 million sufferers seen by 2050
Reuters - December 5, 2013

Many governments are woefully unprepared for an epidemic of dementia currently affecting 44 million people worldwide and set to more than treble to 135 million people by 2050, health experts and campaigners said on Thursday....[view article]

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Tally of U.S. Banks Sinks to Record Low
Wall Street Journal - December 3, 2013

The number of banking institutions in the U.S. has dwindled to its lowest level since at least the Great Depression, as a sluggish economy, stubbornly low interest rates and heightened regulation take their toll on the sector....[view article]

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Amazon testing delivery by drone
USA TODAY - December 2, 2013

Delvery by drone....[view article]

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Self-Driving Nissan Electric Car Takes to Highway
Wall Street Journal - December 2, 2013

Nissan Motor Co. said a self-driving version of its electric Leaf car made its first foray onto public roads. Its guidance system, called Autonomous Drive, senses road conditions and operates the car's steering, acceleration and braking as it merges into traffic, changes lanes and makes adjustments to keep a safe distance from other vehicles....[view article]

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Computer driven cars will convulse the automotive industry
- December 2, 2013

You'll have to rethink everything you thought you knew about cars when they start driving themselves....[view article]

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My Obamacare Cancellation
New York Observer - November 19, 2013

"Seething at a President I helped elect."...[view article]

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Obama supporter miffed at botched healthcare rollout
LA Times - November 13, 2013

Margaret Davis favors wider access to insurance, but under the Affordable Care Act she'd see her premiums rise 88% for inferior coverage....[view article]

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Got ObamaCare? Too bad for you
New York Post - November 13, 2013

Uncle Sam will spend $2.6 trillion on ObamaCare over the next 10 years, according to the Congressional Budget Office. What's remarkable is how few people this will leave better off....[view article]

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Obamacare Cancels Coverage for 66,000 Tennesseans
Americans for Tax Reform - November 12, 2013

With the botched Obamacare rollout going down in flames, headlines like this one have become the new normal. As with most promises liberals make, the very opposite comes true. Unfortunately for millions of Americans-66,000 in Tennessee-this means they cannot keep their health insurance plan, even if they like it....[view article]

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Saudis round up thousands of illegal immigrants
Yahoo News - November 5, 2013

Saudi authorities rounded up thousands of illegal foreign workers at the start of a nationwide crackdown ultimately aimed at creating more jobs for locals, media reported on Tuesday....[view article]

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NSA Monitors Financial World
Spiegel Online - November 4, 2013

The NSA monitors banks and credit card transactions -- sometimes in apparent violation of national laws and global regulations. The European SWIFT financial transaction network is being tapped on different levels, internal documents from the US spy agency show....[view article]

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In Georgia, cheers for their shutdown congressman
AP - Associated Press - November 4, 2013

Undeterred, U.S. Rep. Tom Graves is stepping up his criticism of President Barack Obama's health care law and defending his role in last month's partial government shutdown, even though tea party demands weren't met to dismantle it....[view article]

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GOP: IRS picks Obamacare over regular taxpayers
- October 24, 2013

The IRS said this week it is delaying the start of the tax filing season, leading Republicans to argue that the agency is putting its focus on implementing Obamacare at the expense of helping average taxpayers....[view article]

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154,000 Fewer Women Held Jobs in September; Female Participation in Labor Force Matches 24-Year Low
CNS News - October 22, 2013

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Obama’s national debt rate on track to double
Washington Times - October 11, 2013

Obama likes to say that raising the nation's borrowing limit "won't add a dime" to the federal debt, but he neglects to mention that the government already has borrowed the equivalent of more than 60 trillion dimes since he took office....[view article]

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Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant operator says another tank leaked toxic water
Reuters - October 3, 2013

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said on Thursday another tank holding highly contaminated water overflowed, probably sending the liquid into the Pacific Ocean, in the second such breach in less than two months....[view article]

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This Shutdown Is Just Democracy At Work
- October 3, 2013

Conventional wisdom in Washington is that our nation's government was shut down by a group of uncompromising tea party extremists. While this is demonstrably untrue - the House of Representatives has now compromised on its position twice while Senate Democrats have refused to budge an inch - it masks a more important debate. That debate is over what type of democracy we want to live in: A real one or one on auto-pilot....[view article]

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The New Federal Wedding Tax: How Obamacare Would Dramatically Penalize Marriage
Heritage.org - October 2, 2013

One bizarre feature of the Senate-passed health care bill is its pervasive bias against marriage. Under the bill, couples would face massive financial penalties if they marry or remain married. Conversely, couples who cohabit without marriage are given highly preferential financial treatment. If the Senate bill becomes law, saying "I do" would cost some couples over $10,000 per year.[1]...[view article]

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The Fed's 'hidden agenda' behind money-printing
CNBC - September 25, 2013

The markets were surprised when the Federal Reserve did not announce a tapering of the quantitative easing bond buying program at its September meeting. Indeed, its signal to the market that it was keeping interest rates low was welcome, but there may be a hidden agenda....[view article]

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Data Broker Giants Hacked by ID Theft Service
- September 25, 2013

An identity theft service that sells Social Security numbers, birth records, credit and background reports on millions of Americans has infiltrated computers at some of America's largest consumer and business data aggregators, according to a seven-month investigation by KrebsOnSecurity....[view article]

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How Technology Wrecks the Middle Class
The New York Times - August 26, 2013

In the four years since the Great Recession officially ended, the productivity of American workers - those lucky enough to have jobs - has risen smartly. But the United States still has two million fewer jobs than before the downturn, the unemployment rate is stuck at levels not seen since the early 1990s and the proportion of adults who are working is four percentage points off its peak in 2000....[view article]

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Town hall meeting to defund Obamacare draws large crowd in Tampa
Miami Herald - August 22, 2013

Congress passed it, the Supreme Court upheld it, and Americans rejected the presidential candidate who vowed to repeal it....[view article]

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Companies sweating Obamacare tax—and acting on it
CNBC - August 21, 2013

Mid- and large-sized companies overwhelmingly expect health-care costs to increase under Obamacare-and most are eyeing possible changes to their health insurance offerings because of a looming excise tax for pricier plans under the health-care reform law, a new survey of employers finds....[view article]

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Navy Sees Fuel Cells Ready For Front Lines
- August 20, 2013

Fuel cells are not a renewable energy source, of course, although they can be tied to renewable energy. But even using fossil fuels their ability to produce electricity through an electrochemical process – instead of combustion – can make them flexible, relatively clean and efficient energy producers....[view article]

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The Next Disaster Scenario Power Companies Are Preparing For
NPR.org - August 15, 2013

In the 10 years since sagging power lines in Ohio sparked a blackout across much of the Northeastern United States and Canada, utility engineers say they have implemented measures to prevent another such event in the country's electric grid....[view article]

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Low-premium, high-deductible health plans are endangered by Affordable Care Act
- August 13, 2013

Rod Coons and Florence Peace pay $403 a month for a family health plan that covers barely any medical care for either of them until he or she reaches $10,000 in claims in a given year. And that's just the way they like it....[view article]

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President Obama Job Approval
Real Clear Politics - August 13, 2013

43.9% Approve  -  50.9% Disapprove  ...[view article]

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U.S. Expats Balk at Tax Law
Wall Street Journal - August 12, 2013

The U.S.'s crackdown on global tax evaders is leading to a record number of people renouncing their citizenship, and its effects are being felt keenly in Asia-now the world's wealthiest region by household assets....[view article]

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Ted Cruz’s Father: ‘Obamacare Is Going to Destroy the Elderly’
- August 12, 2013

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is the subject of endless 2016 presidential speculation, and if he does decide to run, he's already learned one important lesson....[view article]

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Study: U.S. Debt Obligations $70 Trillion
Breitbart - August 6, 2013

A new study by University of California-San Diego economics professor James Hamilton finds that the United States has over $70 trillion in off-balance sheet liabilities--an amount nearly six times the on-balance-sheet debt figure....[view article]

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Germans’ fear of American spying surges
FT - Financial Times - August 6, 2013

German companies believe the US now poses almost as big a risk as China when it comes to industrial espionage and data theft, a survey has revealed....[view article]

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Self-driving cars may crank out data at 1GB per second
Tech Hive - July 29, 2013

Self-driving cars, which some experts have predicted will be readily available within five years, will come with a myriad of sensors creating machine-to-machine data at the rate of 1GB a second, according to one strategist. ...[view article]

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Laser experiments may lead to faster computer chips
- July 29, 2013

So long silicon! A small change in the design of a computer chip could soon lead to the creation of smaller, faster and far more powerful computers....[view article]

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A Nation of Part-Timers?
Real Clear Politics - July 25, 2013

Just when you thought that America's labor market was improving, with employment gains averaging about 200,000 a month, comes Mort Zuckerman, real estate magnate and chairman of U.S. News & World Report, throwing cold water on any optimism. The truth, writes Zuckerman in The Wall Street Journal, is that, according to the Labor Department's household survey, almost three-quarters of new jobs in 2013 have been part-time. These need to be discounted in judging the economy's strength, argues Zuckerman....[view article]

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Judge halts lawsuits seeking to block Detroit bankruptcy
NBC News - July 25, 2013

A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday suspended pending lawsuits in state courts that are challenging Detroit's bankruptcy filing....[view article]

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Crimes Threaten Hollywood’s Destination Appeal
The New York Times - July 24, 2013

Hollywood Boulevard is the West Coast equivalent of Times Square, an urban reclamation project that transformed a strip once notorious for crime, drug-dealing and prostitution into a tourist destination, a thriving night-life district and the home of movie premieres and the Academy Awards....[view article]

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Student loan rates doubling
CNN - July 2, 2013

Students preparing to take subsidized government loans will see their interest rates double to 6.8% from current levels, starting Monday, July 1....[view article]

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3-D Printer Brings Dexterity To Children With No Fingers
NPR.org - June 20, 2013

An enterprising carpenter and a creative puppeteer teamed up on a do-it-yourself project to build a mechanical hand for a little boy. They created an inexpensive prosthetic and published their designs on the Internet. So far, over 100 children have been outfitted. ...[view article]

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Study: 70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription Drugs
- June 20, 2013

Researchers find that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions....[view article]

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Affordable Care Act looking less and less affordable
- June 19, 2013

As the nation heads pell-mell down the road toward implementation of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, the number of warning signs over its impact are also sliding by, at a faster pace....[view article]

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Rising mortgage rates elicit fears they could hurt housing recovery
The Washington Post - June 19, 2013

Mortgage rates have spiked over the past few weeks, rising at the fastest pace since 2010, sparking fears that the housing market could weaken and undermine the country's economic recovery....[view article]

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Obamacare? We were just leaving …
POLITICO.com - June 13, 2013

Dozens of lawmakers and aides are so afraid that their health insurance premiums will skyrocket next year thanks to Obamacare that they are thinking about retiring early or just quitting....[view article]

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The World Is Swimming in Shale
- June 12, 2013

Nearly a third of the world's technically recoverable natural gas and 10 percent of its oil can be found in shale formations, according to a new report by the Energy Information Administration. Thanks to fracking and horizontal drilling, there's a bounty of oil and gas available to countries around the world ....[view article]

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Bible's strong comeback surprises secular Norway
AP - Associated Press - June 6, 2013

It may sound like an unlikely No. 1 best-seller for any country, but in Norway — one of the most secular nations in an increasingly godless Europe — the runaway popularity of the Bible has caught the country by surprise. The Scriptures, in a new Norwegian language version, even outpaced "Fifty Shades of Grey" to become Norway's best-selling book....[view article]

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Rural US shrinks as young flee for the cities
FT - Financial Times - June 5, 2013

The population of rural and small-town America contracted over the past two years for the first time on record as young people left to search out work in the cities and birth rates fell, according to official data....[view article]

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IRS woes grow with report of conference spending
AP - Associated Press - June 3, 2013

The Internal Revenue Service, already under fire after officials disclosed that the agency targeted conservative groups, faces increased scrutiny because of an inspector general's report that it spent about $50 million to hold at least 220 conferences for employees between 2010 and 2012....[view article]

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Texas Could End Up Leading the Country on Electronic Privacy
National Journal - May 30, 2013

A bill waiting for Gov. Rick Perry's signature would set up even stricter protections for user data than current federal law....[view article]

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IRS’s Shulman had more public White House visits than any Cabinet member
The Daily Caller - May 30, 2013

Publicly released records show that embattled former IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman visited the White House at least 157 times during the Obama administration, more recorded visits than even the most trusted members of the president's Cabinet....[view article]

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Hasbro Indoctrinates Kids With a Transsexual Superhero
- May 30, 2013

Hasbro is one of those companies that most of us could never imagine as one of life's bad guys. The people at Hasbro make toys and children's entertainment, for crying out loud. Sure they've been behind some animated shows that were little more than extended commercials for the latest action figure, but Hasbro has never been high on the list of things parents need to worry about....[view article]

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South Portland doctor stops accepting insurance, posts prices online
- May 29, 2013

Dr. Michael Ciampi took a step this spring that many of his fellow physicians would describe as radical....[view article]

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Global flight-path maps: Five interpretations
BBC - May 29, 2013

Wow, it's beautiful. It is not only dealing with two-dimensionality, it's trying to create three dimensions, or four dimensions - giving you a notion that you are travelling across the surface of this image....[view article]

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UnitedHealth, Aetna and Cigna opt out of California insurance exchange
LA Times - May 23, 2013

Some prominent health insurers, including industry giant UnitedHealth Group Inc., are not participating in California's new state-run health insurance market, possibly limiting the number of choices for millions of consumers....[view article]

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56 percent want to go back to pre-ObamaCare system
Fox News - May 23, 2013

Majorities of American voters say their family will be worse off under the Affordable Care Act, and think it would be better to go back to the pre-ObamaCare health care system....[view article]

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Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: “Everything comes from the top.”
Examiner.com - May 20, 2013

A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue Service’s Cincinnati office, which does most of the agency’s nonprofit auditing, clearly contradicted earlier reports that the agency’s targeting of Tea Party groups was the result of rogue agents....[view article]

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IRS Scandal Threatens to Overshadow Benghazi
Family Security Matters - May 15, 2013

You would have thought that the Obama administration would have learned from the growing Benghazi scandal that the best way to handle such controversies is to get out in front of them, and put it all out there, rather than let it drip, drip, drip, as is now happening with the recent IRS blowup....[view article]

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Internet sales tax: What you'll pay, and when
CNN - May 7, 2013

Internet shoppers could be one step closer to having to pay sales taxes on online purchases....[view article]

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The Big Five: America’s Make or Break Challenges
The American Interest - May 7, 2013

So far, 2013 has been a bush league year in American politics. Gay marriage, gun control and amnesty for illegal immigrants are hot button emotional issues and they have a lot of practical importance for a lot of people, but the republic will not stand or fall based on lesbian prenups, gun background checks or green cards for those immigrants formerly known as illegal....[view article]

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Part-timers to lose pay amid health act's new math
LA Times - May 2, 2013

Many part-timers are facing a double whammy from President Obama's Affordable Care Act. The law requires large employers offering health insurance to include part-time employees working 30 hours a week or more. But rather than provide healthcare to more workers, a growing number of employers are cutting back employee hours instead....[view article]

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Passenger spaceship completes first rocket test flight
Reuters - April 30, 2013

A six-passenger spaceship owned by an offshoot of Virgin Group fired its rocket engine in flight for the first time on Monday, a key step toward the start of commercial service in about a year, Virgin owner Richard Branson said....[view article]

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Obama Spent Twice as Much Time on Vacation/Golf as Economy
Breitbart - April 29, 2013

According to a new report by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Institute (GAI), President Barack Obama has spent over twice as many hours on vacation and golf (976 hours) as he has in economic meetings of any kind (474.4 hours)....[view article]

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As Wall St. Soars in Tough Era, Company Size Is a Big Factor
Real Clear Politics - April 15, 2013

The latest jobs numbers show hiring is down. Taxes are up, austerity reigns in Washington and consumers are skittish. Yet the stock market is defying gravity, marching ever higher in spite of it all....[view article]

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The Obama economy
The Pittsburgh Tribune - April 10, 2013

Seemingly good news - March's unemployment rate falling to 7.6 percent from February's 7.7 percent - is actually bad news when a fuller picture of the economy is considered. Unemployment fell only because so many Americans gave up on finding jobs - another sign of how anemic the recovery remains....[view article]

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Global solar PV market surges towards 100GW milestone
Business Green - April 10, 2013

The global solar PV market is poised to break through the 100GW of installed capacity mark this year, according to new figures from the International Energy Agency (IEA)....[view article]

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Increased Dependence on Natural Gas Exposes Holes in U.S. Electrical Grid
US News & World Report - April 9, 2013

Increasing use of natural gas to generate electricity in the United States might be helping the environment, but it's also exposing some serious issues in how the electric and natural gas industries work together - issues that could ultimately result in dangerous power outages if not addressed, experts warn....[view article]

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Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Alternative Energy
US News & World Report - April 9, 2013

Despite the nation's newfound abundance of fossil fuels thanks to "Shale Gale," Americans still overwhelmingly support more development of alternative energy, according to a new poll....[view article]

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Americans Are Migrating To More Free Republican States
IBD - March 28, 2013

Americans are migrating from less-free liberal states to more-free conservative states, where they are doing better economically, according to a new study published Thursday by the George Mason University's Mercatus Center....[view article]

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Dems Endangered by Repeat of Obama’s Boom and Bust
Fox News - March 27, 2013

By conventional political wisdom, people should be happier and more optimistic: higher net worth, better job prospects and more fiscal certainty. But instead, pessimism and dissatisfaction are on the rise....[view article]

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Illegal Immigrants film TV commercial lobbying to be covered by Obamacare
Family Security Matters - March 25, 2013

VIDEO speaks for itself....[view article]

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Why Russians Are Freaked Out About Cyprus
ABC News - March 21, 2013

As the Cypriot Parliament debated the "haircut" on bank deposits, the across the board tax on bank accounts to finance a bailout of the country's economy, Russian President Vladimir Putin came out blasting the move as "unfair, unprofessional and dangerous."...[view article]

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Cash or Stocks . . . What Is Corporate America Doing? - See more at: http://www.instantanalysis.net/afa-blogs/2013/03/21/cash-or-stocks-what-is-corporate-america-doing
OneNewsNow.com - March 21, 2013

Time to jump in? As Average Americans, we are trying to figure out how make up losses suffered the past four years since they have been too scared to get. So can we do that by jumping into the market now that it is at any all-time high? Let’s look at Corporate America....[view article]

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U.S. to let spy agencies scour Americans' finances
Reuters - March 13, 2013

The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters....[view article]

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Obama's contribution: 46,609,072 People on Food Stamps in 2012; Record 47,791,996 in December
Weekly Standard - March 11, 2013

On Friday, the United States Department of Agriculture quietly released new statistics related to the food stamps program, officially known as SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). The numbers reveal, in 2012, the food stamps program was the biggest it's ever been, with an average of 46,609,072 people on the program every month of last year. 47,791,996 people were on the program in the month of December 2012....[view article]

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Larger Spending Cuts Would Help the Economy
Wall Street Journal - March 11, 2013

Obama's most recent prescription for economic growth-more government stimulus spending, new social programs, higher taxes on upper-income earners, subsidies for some industries and increased regulation for all of them-is likely to have the same anemic results as in his first administration....[view article]

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Navy Might Lose Its Technological Testing Ground — The Drug War
WIRED.com - March 11, 2013

Budget cuts have forced the Navy to cancel its deployments to Latin America supporting the drug war. And what happens in Latin America doesn’t stay in Latin America. The region is one of the Navy’s premier technological testing grounds, meaning what the U.S. doesn’t do south of the border today could limit what it can do around the globe tomorrow....[view article]

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How e-wallets could be a gold mine for credit card companies
CNet - March 7, 2013

Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover see a big payday ahead in the emerging digital payment business. They're making sure they're in the game along with tech companies, retailers and phone companies....[view article]

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Controversial Interview Exposes 5 Signs Stocks Will Collapse in 2013
Newsmax.com - February 13, 2013

"After putting $803,436 in Obama's re-election campaign, a media giant attempted to keep Americans from seeing the video by banning it from their sites," stated Aaron DeHoog, the financial publisher who is unapologetic for the release of controversial footage that has gained international attention....[view article]

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Let the bleak times roll
The Washington Post - February 13, 2013

There is something entirely appropriate about holding the State of the Union address on the same day as Mardi Gras. One is a display of wretched excess, when giddy and rowdy participants give in to reckless and irresponsible behavior. The other is a street festival in New Orleans....[view article]

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State lacks doctors to meet demand of national healthcare law
LA Times - February 11, 2013

Lawmakers are working on proposals that would enable physician assistants, nurse practitioners, optometrists and pharmacists to diagnose, treat and manage some illnesses....[view article]

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Virginia moves closer to creating state’s own currency
The Daily Caller - February 7, 2013

Lawmakers in Virginia say they want to keep their options open in case the value of the U.S. dollar ever collapses - so they're considering minting state coinage. The Washington Post reported Tuesday that a proposal to study the effectiveness of such a plan "sailed through" the state's lower house this week:...[view article]

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Obama Urges Congress to Act to Stave Off Cuts
The New York Times - February 6, 2013

President Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to quickly pass a new package of limited spending cuts and tax increases to head off substantial across-the-board reductions to domestic and military spending set to begin on March 1, but his appeal for more revenue was dismissed by Republicans....[view article]

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Krauthammer On Sequester: "Republicans Will Do Nothing And Should Do Nothing"
Real Clear Politics - February 6, 2013

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: I think the Republicans will do what Cantor is suggesting, which is to do nothing. This is the one time since election day where Obama does not have the upper hand. He had it in the fiscal cliff negotiations because you would have had automatic hikes in taxes, which is what Republicans did not want. So they had no good options. This time, the shoe is on the other foot. This time if the Republicans do nothing, then...[view article]

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The Coming Obamacare Recession
American Spectator - February 6, 2013

Actually, we already saw it last quarter and there'll be no escaping it this year....[view article]

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EDITORIAL: Will the White House Finally Grow the Backbone to Digitally Counterattack China?
Daily Tech - February 6, 2013

Hack on The New York Times is latest incident to illustrate China's dominance in the new era of warfare, and the U.S.'s inaction...[view article]

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Middle-Aged Breadwinners Become Part Of The 'Sandwich Generation'
NPR.org - January 31, 2013

If you're the economic pillar for both your kids and your parents, you're not alone. One-in-seven adults financially support both their parents and their kids at the same time, according to a Pew Research study released Wednesday....[view article]

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US pension insurer warns of rising deficit
FT - Financial Times - January 31, 2013

The finances of the US’s multi-employer pension schemes have deteriorated so quickly over the past year that the body that insures them will almost certainly run out of cash in 20 years, according to a new report....[view article]

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Texas governor: give excess tax money back to people
Reuters - January 30, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry on Tuesday called for returning excess tax money to taxpayers and tapping the state's rainy-day fund for water and transportation infrastructure....[view article]

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North Dakota struggles to cope with its oil-boom prosperity
- January 29, 2013

His tan overalls splattered with oil field mud, 41-year-old trucker Scott Brevig sat next to his semitrailer truck inside a rented machine shop and cracked open a Full Throttle energy drink. It was 9:45 p.m....[view article]

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Marines, Army shrinking force size under budgetary restraints
The Free Beacon - January 29, 2013

The United States Marine Corps is set to shed more than 20,000 active duty positions in the coming years and have already commenced a process meant to force some senior officers into an early retirement....[view article]

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US debt headed toward 200 percent of GDP even after 'fiscal cliff' deal
The Hill - January 29, 2013

The nation's long-term fiscal outlook hasn't significantly improved following the recent agreement between Congress and the White House over tax and spending issues, according to a new analysis....[view article]

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US Consumer Confidence Tumbles on Financial Fears
NBC News - January 29, 2013

U.S. consumer confidence dropped in January to its lowest level in more than a year as Americans were more pessimistic about the economic outlook and their financial prospects, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday....[view article]

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Exxon passes Apple as most valuable company
AP - Associated Press - January 28, 2013

Exxon has once again surpassed Apple as the world's most valuable company after the iPhone and iPad maker saw its stock price falter....[view article]

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A New Housing Boom? Don’t Count on It
The New York Times - January 28, 2013

We are beginning to hear noises that we've reached a major turning point in the housing market - and that, with interest rates so low, this is a rare opportunity to buy. But are such observations on target?...[view article]

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Obama Government Equal to Population in 1776
White House Dossier - January 24, 2013

Obama Monday invoked Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence to justify his expansive view of government, but Jefferson might be surprised to learn that the number of federal employees today is nearly equal to the entire population of the nation in 1776....[view article]

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Global Oil Market Slump Key Threat to Russia – Medvedev
- January 24, 2013

The danger of a global slump in the raw material markets remains a key threat to the Russian economy, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Wednesday....[view article]

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Financial transactions tax in Europe given go-ahead
Worthy News - January 24, 2013

EU ministers have given the go ahead for 11 eurozone members, including France and Germany, to prepare a new financial transactions tax....[view article]

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Boehner Commits to Ten-Year Balanced Budget
National Review Online - January 23, 2013

Speaker John Boehner told House Republicans this afternoon that the GOP's upcoming budget will balance the federal books in a decade....[view article]

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Security concerns grow over sale of US battery maker to Chinese company
Fox News - January 23, 2013

More than a decade of advanced American technology could be handed over to one of the country’s top economic rivals unless the government intervenes to stop the sale, lawmakers say....[view article]

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Nebraska governor approves revised Keystone pipeline route
Fox News - January 23, 2013

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman notified the Obama administration Tuesday that he has approved the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline to traverse his state, marking a significant step toward reviving the project after President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sidelined it....[view article]

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Unions suffer sharp decline in membership
AP - Associated Press - January 23, 2013

Union membership plummeted last year to the lowest level since the 1930s as cash-strapped state and local governments shed workers and unions had difficulty organizing new members in the private sector despite signs of an improving economy....[view article]

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An Unpopular Argument for Taxing the Internet
- January 22, 2013

A lot of things on the Internet are free, and it's awesome. Open up Twitter, do whatever people do on Twitter, and your grand total at the checkout is $0--all while the US Postal Service withers up....[view article]

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Egypt to Receive F-16s
The Free Beacon - January 22, 2013

The State Department has refused to cancel or delay the delivery of several American-made F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, claiming that the arms deal serves America's "regional security interests," according to an official State Department document obtained by the Free Beacon....[view article]

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Carmakers Steering Away From Steel in Order to Meet Fuel Economy Standards
US News & World Report - January 16, 2013

Faced with increasingly stringent benchmarks-the government's new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards require a passenger vehicle fleet that averages 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025-carmakers are taking another approach to achieving better fuel mileage: shaving weight off vehicles by experimenting with lighter materials....[view article]

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Chrysler to build Jeeps in China
- January 16, 2013

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the automaker plans to build some Jeeps in China for the local market - and later, in Russia....[view article]

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New car watches the road with camera, radar, laser
Tech Hive - January 16, 2013

Volvo’s booth at the North American International Auto Show features a café serving coffee, tea, and ginger cookies. For a few minutes, I can kind of pretend I’m Swedish. And then I can check out the safety features on Volvo’s new V40 sedan, which center around a triad of camera, laser and radar equipment built into the windshield of the car. ...[view article]

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Now hiring: Drone jockeys
CNN - January 15, 2013

Charles Taylor did not set out to become a drone pilot. An avid fan of remote-controlled planes, Taylor didn't know much about unmanned aircraft outside the occasional news of military Predator strikes. But in August 2012 the University of North Dakota grad was among the first to receive a bachelor's degree tailored to unmanned-aircraft operations....[view article]

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Federal Welfare Spending to Skyrocket 80 Percent in Next Decade
Weekly Standard - January 15, 2013

Federal welfare spending will skyrocket 80 percent over the next decade, according to new analysis by the minority side of the Senate Budget Committee....[view article]

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New pay-per-mile scheme would boost taxes 250 percent
Examiner.com - January 15, 2013

An on-again, off-again move by the Obama administration to scrap the federal gas tax in favor of a pay-per-mile fee would boost the tab to Americans as high as 250 percent, raising their current tax of 18.4 cents a gallon to as high as 46 cents, according to a new government study....[view article]

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Sandy wrecked our house, but bureaucrats are keeping it broken.
Wall Street Journal - January 15, 2013

"What sort of people were these? What were they talking about? What office did they belong to? K. was living in a free country, after all, everywhere was at peace, all laws were decent and were upheld, who was it who dared accost him in his own home?"...[view article]

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Ben Bernanke: Get rid of the debt ceiling, it has no practical value
Examiner.com - January 15, 2013

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke criticized the debt ceiling as an unusual device that can be used to prevent the United States from paying it's bills, as he suggested that the country would be better off if the debt limit did not exist....[view article]

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Layer by Layer
MIT Technology - January 8, 2013

With 3-D printing, manufacturers can make existing products more efficiently-and create ones that weren't possible before....[view article]

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College Park couple says front yard vegetable garden is under fire again
- January 8, 2013

A College Park couple's vegetable garden is on the chopping block again after the city threatened fines if they don't uproot it by Thursday, according to the Institute for Justice Florida Chapter....[view article]

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Eric Schmidt in North Korea: Google chairman's step into the unknown
Guardian - January 8, 2013

Google says it is not an official visit; the state department has described it as unhelpful. So just what is Eric Schmidt up to?...[view article]

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Fiscal Cliff Deal: $1 in Spending Cuts for Every $41 in Tax Increases
Breitbart - January 2, 2013

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the last-minute fiscal cliff deal reached by congressional leaders and President Barack Obama cuts only $15 billion in spending while increasing tax revenues by $620 billion—a 41:1 ratio of tax increases to spending cuts....[view article]

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Will White House use 'autopen' again to sign fiscal cliff bill?
The Daily Caller - January 2, 2013

The fiscal cliff bill is in Washington, but the president has flown off to Hawaii to finish his vacation. So how will he sign the must-pass, last-minute, no-time-to-spare bill?...[view article]

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Senate-Passed Deal Means Higher Tax on 77% of Households
Bloomberg - January 2, 2013

The budget deal passed by the U.S. Senate today would raise taxes on 77.1 percent of U.S. households, mostly because of the expiration of a payroll tax cut, according to preliminary estimates from the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center in Washington....[view article]

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CBS "Evening News" Report: Is ObamaCare Bad For Business?
Real Clear Politics - January 2, 2013

Most parts of Obamacare will take effect next year, but a lot of small businesses are already making plans....[view article]

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COMMENTARY: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington to Filibuster for Prayer as We Approach the Fiscal Cliff
Christian Newswire - December 31, 2012

What would happen if a Mr. Smith came to Washington today?...[view article]

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Obama's Tax Hikes Won't Be Nearly Big Enough
The New Republic - December 31, 2012

Republicans want to reduce the size of the federal government, and they won’t take no for an answer. “I just want to shrink it down to the size where we can drown it in the bathtub,” Grover Norquist famously declared. And in negotiations over the fiscal cliff, they have insisted on cutting spending rather than raising taxes. “The President wants to pretend that spending isn’t the problem,” House Speaker John Boehner has complained....[view article]

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Congress goes home for Christmas?
Washington Times - December 21, 2012

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday he plans to send his chamber home for Christmas and then reconvene on Dec. 27 to try to work through the "fiscal cliff" - even as House Republicans said they'll keep their troops in town to try to strike a deal....[view article]

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Google starts watching what you do off the Internet too
RT.com - December 21, 2012

The most powerful company on the Internet just got a whole lot creepier: a new service from Google merges offline consumer info with online intelligence, allowing advertisers to target users based on what they do at the keyboard and at the mall....[view article]

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Gulf states face hard economic truth about subsidies
BBC - December 20, 2012

Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction.The security and stability of the six-member states of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) rests on a basic assumption. If you are pasting from Word use the word pasteboard icon....[view article]

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Reflections on the recession in Silicon Valley
- December 20, 2012

My company closed our first large round of funding - $3.5 million - on September 12, 2008. Three days later, Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. Though it is not the main point of this article, I do want to pause and note something that every good entrepreneur needs to admit: Luck is a pretty damn huge part of any success....[view article]

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Fiscal Cliff's Dirty Secret: It's Not About Taxes At All, But Too Much Spending
IBD - December 20, 2012

There's a lot of talk right now about an impending fiscal cliff. But we already went over a cliff economically in this country a long time ago....[view article]

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Michigan House OKs contentious right-to-work bill as protesters mass on state Capitol grounds
The Washington Post - December 11, 2012

The Michigan House approved the first of two right-to-work bills Tuesday that would weaken union power in the historical labor stronghold as hundreds of protesters rallied at the Capitol....[view article]

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ECFA Issues New Standard for Compensation-Setting Practices
Christian Newswire - December 11, 2012

ECFA has announced the addition of new policies for setting compensation for top leaders of its member organizations. These practices become effective Jan. 1, 2014, allowing ECFA-accredited churches and Christian nonprofit organizations time to implement the changes. IFA is a member of the ECFA....[view article]

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Storm relief sets up new spending without cuts
Washington Times - December 11, 2012

Obama’s call for $60 billion in additional spending to cover damage from Superstorm Sandy tops a congressional wish list of more stimulus spending, expanded unemployment benefits and extending the payroll tax cut — all without finding cuts elsewhere in the federal budget....[view article]

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75 Percent of Obama's Proposed Tax Hikes to Go Toward New Spending
Weekly Standard - December 11, 2012

Seventy-five percent of the new revenue pulled in by President Barack Obama's "fiscal cliff" plan would go toward new spending, not toward deficit reduction, the Republican side of the Senate Budget Committee contends. Here's a chart, detailing how money from the new tax hikes would be distributed:...[view article]

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Doctors: We Gave at the Office, and Then Some
Roll Call - December 11, 2012

As a physician who treats Medicare patients, the fiscal cliff is all too familiar territory. Living under the current Medicare reimbursement system, known as the Sustainable Growth Rate, the viability of my practice is under threat....[view article]

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Government Workers Work Less and Earn More
Breitbart - December 6, 2012

Andrew Biggs of the American Enterprise Institute and Jason Richwine of the Heritage Foundation have recently taken a look at two issues related to public sector pay, compensation and hours worked. What they find is that government workers work about one month less in a given year and earn more than comparably skilled workers in the private sector....[view article]

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New PC SCAM
The New York Times - December 6, 2012

Kidnappers used to make ransom notes with letters cut out of magazines. Now, notes simply pop up on your computer screen, except the hostage is your PC....[view article]

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Post-US world born in Phnom Penh
Asia Times Online - December 3, 2012

It is symptomatic of the national condition of the United States that the worst humiliation ever ...[view article]

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Here we go again: Government weeks away from hitting debt ceiling
McClatchy - November 29, 2012

While official Washington is focused on potential tax hikes and automatic spending cuts, another fiscal crisis looms on the horizon. A report released Tuesday warned that the federal government is likely to hit a ceiling on issuing new debt come late December and could begin defaulting on obligations by mid-February. Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/11/27/175697/here-we-go-again-government-weeks.html#storylink=cpy...[view article]

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Britain's millionaire exodus is a wake-up call to Barack Obama's high tax America
Family Security Matters - November 29, 2012

As The Telegraph's Robert Winnett reported earlier today, "almost two-thirds of the country's million-pound earners disappeared from Britain after the introduction of the 50p top rate of tax."...[view article]

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Two-thirds of millionaires left Britain to avoid 50p tax rate
Telegraph - November 28, 2012

In the 2009-10 tax year, more than 16,000 people declared an annual income of more than £1 million to HM Revenue and Customs....[view article]

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Durbin Wants No Entitlements in 'Fiscal Cliff' Deal
ABC News - November 28, 2012

Medicare and Medicaid savings should be part of future debt-reduction efforts, but not on the table in talks regarding the impending "fiscal cliff," the second-highest ranking Democrat in the Senate said....[view article]

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Grecian Formula Man
New York Post - November 28, 2012

Unless you’ve played ostrich, you know the lessons of the pastl election. Republicans must give up their principles and be more like Democrats, or they’ll go extinct. Wrong!...[view article]

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City warns of cell phone link to cancer
- November 27, 2012

The city of Pembroke Pines wants its residents to know that cell phones could be dangerous and linked to cancer. A newly-passed resolution was inspired by a resident who believes his brain tumor was caused by his mobile device....[view article]

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Supremes allow new challenge to Obamacare
WorldNetDaily - November 26, 2012

It's back to court for Obama and his advisers who are fighting for their state-run Obamacare rules and regulations....[view article]

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U.S. Postal Service on a 'Tightrope' Lost $15.9 Billion
Bloomberg - November 15, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service said its net loss last year widened to $15.9 billion, more than the $15 billion it had projected, as mail volume continued to drop, falling 5 percent....[view article]

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CNS News - November 15, 2012

If all 47 million food stamp recipients voted for Obama, it would account for 75.4 percent of Obama's 62.3 million votes....[view article]

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Obama Donor's Corporation Lays Off Employees Due to ObamaCare
Breitbart - November 14, 2012

Stryker Corporation has announced that it will close its facility in Orchard Park, New York, eliminating 96 jobs next month. It will also counter the medical device tax in Obamacare by eliminating 5% of their global workforce, an estimated 1,170 positions....[view article]

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Wealthy Dump Assets Amid Worries About Going Over 'Cliff'
NBC News - November 13, 2012

They're worried about the "fiscal cliff," which is when tax cuts expire and spending cuts are set to go into effect at the end of the year....[view article]

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Obama Holds Record for Four Largest Deficits in U.S. History
Breitbart - November 13, 2012

In this corner, the challenger, representing the responsible adult who tries to balance his checkbook every month and to save money for his/her children so their future will be safe: The American Taxpayer!...[view article]

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These are the Obama tax hikes that will really hurt
- November 13, 2012

While Obama and the Honorable Speaker Boehner have been talking about what to do about tax rates on labor income, little has been said about the rise in dividend and capital gains tax rates - and how they intersect with the sky-high U.S. corporate tax rate....[view article]

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Why Stocks May Keep Falling: 'The Sugar High Will End'
NBC News - November 8, 2012

Investors cast their own vote on the presidential race Wednesday, and the result was a landslide rout that could have lasting repercussions beyond Tuesday's results....[view article]

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Obama has worked hard for this: 'We're Going to Get Downgraded'
CNS News - November 8, 2012

An economic analyst invited by the State Department to brief a group of foreign journalists on the U.S. economy on Election Day responded to a question from a reporter from the Egyptian newspaper Al Wafd by predicting that U.S. Treasury securities-the means by which the U.S. government finances its debt--will be downgraded again....[view article]

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Vegas Employer: Obama Won–So I Fired 22 Employees
CBSNews.com - November 8, 2012

A Las Vegas business owner with 114 employees fired 22 workers today, apparently as a direct result of Obama’s re-election....[view article]

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Employment Level Growth Under Obama Sets a Post-World War II Low
Breitbart - November 6, 2012

The most recent jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) contains some disheartening statistics, reflecting just why Obama’s campaign is so off kilter. As usual, the media have chosen to focus on the two items most familiar to the general public, the monthly jobs number and the unemployment rate....[view article]

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4 Yrs at Private College = $130,468; Median-Priced Existing Home = $173,100; U.S. Debt Per American Under 18 = $218,676
CNS News - November 5, 2012

If Americans under the age of 18 were required as a group to pay off the entirety of the federal government's debt in equal shares, each would now need to pay about $218,676....[view article]

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Romney Touts Support From CEOs on Jobs Council
Wall Street Journal - November 2, 2012

Mitt Romney's White House bid comes down to business experience - i.e. he has it, Obama doesn't and never did. That is why we are in this mess....[view article]

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Obamacare exempts millions--prisoners, illegals, welfare recipients
Examiner.com - October 31, 2012

In just 14 months, Americans will be required to prove that they have federally "qualified" health insurance or face an Obamacare tax of $695 to $2,085. That is unless you are in prison, below the poverty line, or are an undocumented immigrant, according to the anti-tax group Americans for Tax Reform....[view article]

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CHINA: Middle-class blues
The Economist - October 31, 2012

IT MUST be worrying to China’s leadership that some of the largest outbreaks of urban unrest in recent years have occurred in some of the country’s most prosperous cities. The most recent example, in the port city of Ningbo, involved thousands of people facing off with riot police in a protest over plans to expand a chemical factory in the city....[view article]

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Federal Prosecutors Sue Bank of America Over Mortgage Program
The New York Times - October 24, 2012

Federal prosecutors in New York sued Bank of America on Wednesday, accusing it of carrying out a mortgage scheme that defrauded the government during the depths of the financial crisis....[view article]

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Obama campaign accepted foreign Web donation -- and may be hiding more
New York Post - October 22, 2012

The Obama re-election campaign has accepted at least one foreign donation in violation of the law — and does nothing to check on the provenance of millions of dollars in other contributions, a watchdog group alleges....[view article]

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Morning Examiner: Mitt's economic momentum
Washington Examiner - October 22, 2012

Why are Americans breaking for Romney? The story is almost identical in both polls: voters just believe Romney has the better plan on the economy. The Wall Street Journal reports: You choose!...[view article]

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Lie Exposed: Weekly Jobless Claims Drop Proves to Be Short-Lived
NBC News - October 18, 2012

Weekly applications for U.S. unemployment benefits jumped 46,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 388,000, the highest in four months. The increase represents a rebound from the previous week's sharp drop. Both swings were largely due to technical (deception) factors exposed....[view article]

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The 7-Eleven Administration Statistic
Weekly Standard - October 18, 2012

In the wake of the Treasury Department's newly released summary of federal spending for 2012, it's now possible to detail just how profligate the Obama years have been. Here's the upshot: Under Obama, for every $7 we've had, we've spent nearly $11 (or, to be more exact, $10.95). That's like a family that makes $70,000 a year - and is already knee-deep in debt - blowing nearly $110,000 a year....[view article]

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Marxism: Welfare spending jumps 32 percent in four years
Washington Times - October 18, 2012

Welfare spending has grown substantially over the past four years, reaching $746 billion in 2011 - or more than Social Security, basic defense spending or any other single chunk of the federal government - according to a new memo by the Congressional Research Service....[view article]

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China's Growth Continues to Slow
Wall Street Journal - October 18, 2012

China said its economy continued to slow in the third quarter just weeks before it embarks on a once-a-decade change in leadership, compounding concerns about the outlook for one of the world's major engines of growth....[view article]

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Dirty shoes? How did steroids get contaminated?
AP - Associated Press - October 17, 2012

Was it some moldy ceiling tiles? The dusty shoes of a careless employee? Or did the contamination ride in on one of the ingredients?...[view article]

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China's High-Speed Rail Boom Has Echoes of Great Leap Forward
The American Interest - October 17, 2012

For those who know their Chinese history, Evan Osnos's essay on the July 23 high speed rail crash that killed forty people outside Wenzhou, which appears in this week's New Yorker, will bring to mind scary echoes of the Great Leap Forward:...[view article]

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Jack Welch: I Was Right About That Strange Jobs Report
Wall Street Journal - October 11, 2012

Imagine a country where challenging the ruling authorities—questioning, say, a piece of data released by central headquarters—would result in mobs of administration sympathizers claiming you should feel "embarrassed" and labeling you a fool, or worse....[view article]

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Obama Burdens America With Another Trillion-Dollar Deficit; Networks Silent
News Busters - October 9, 2012

None of the Big Three broadcast networks noted the release Friday of the Congressional Budget Office’s final determination of the fiscal year 2012 federal budget deficit: $1.1 trillion, the fourth year in a row of trillion-dollar deficits. ABC, CBS and NBC’s Friday evening newscasts and Saturday morning news programs were silent about the statistic — even though Obama’s massive spending and broken 2008 promise of halving the deficit are central issues of this...[view article]

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Sept. jobless report labeled 'a setup'
OneNewsNow.com - October 9, 2012

A Christian financial expert is reacting to Friday's unemployment rate report out of Washington, calling the alleged drop "deceptive" and indicative of why Americans are losing faith in their government under this current administration....[view article]

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ObamaPhones Profiting Donors
The Free Beacon - October 8, 2012

A wireless company profiting from the so-called "Obama phone" giveaway program is run by a prominent Democratic donor whose wife has raised more than $1.5 million for the president since 2007....[view article]

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Spain's Tax Take Tumbles as Companies Go Abroad
NBC News - October 4, 2012

Spain's corporate tax take has tumbled by almost two thirds from pre-crisis levels as small businesses fail and a growing number of big corporations seek profits abroad to compensate for the prolonged downturn at home....[view article]

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Orders to U.S. Factories Plunge on Airplanes, Computers
Bloomberg - October 4, 2012

Orders placed with U.S. factories fell in August by the most in more than three years, signaling that slowdowns in business investment and exports restrained the economic expansion....[view article]

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AARP objects to Obama invoking group's support during debate
Fox News - October 4, 2012

The AARP, which put itself in the middle of the health care debate by endorsing ObamaCare, now is telling President Obama to keep the group out of his political talking points. People are dropping out of AARP by the thousands because AARP supported Obamacare and for that support it is reported that they gained billions...for now....[view article]

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Intelligence effort named citizens, not terrorists
AP - Associated Press - October 3, 2012

A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes. It portrays an effort that ballooned far beyond anyone's ability to control....[view article]

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Planned Parenthood supporters listed for boycott
OneNewsNow.com - October 3, 2012

Corporate supporters of Planned Parenthood are paying a price, as Life Decisions International continues to encourage people to boycott the firms and take their business elsewhere....[view article]

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Social Security in the Red, Second Year Running
The American Interest - October 3, 2012

Congressional Budget Office is reporting that, for the second year running, Social Security paid out more than it took in last year. Outlays, says the CBO, exceeded revenue by 4 percent....[view article]

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Chick-fil-A president: 'We support Biblical families'
NBC News - October 3, 2012

In one of his first interviews since the controversy that surrounded his chain of restaurants, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy did not say much -- but did mention his support for "Biblical families."...[view article]

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Debt Jumped $1.2759T in FY 2012; Up $10,855 Per Household in Just 12 Months; Beats 2011
CNS News - October 2, 2012

According to the U.S. Treasury, the debt of the U.S. government climbed by a total of $1,275,901,078,828.74 in fiscal 2012, which ended yesterday....[view article]

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Property Owners Face a New Surtax
Wall Street Journal - October 2, 2012

The housing market may indeed be recovering, as many experts suggest, but investors are still struggling to understand what, if any, taxes they'll owe upon selling their homes. At issue is how the new "Medicare tax" will apply to real-estate transactions....[view article]

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VA employees turned Orlando conferences into taxpayer funded vacations
Guardian - October 2, 2012

Its budget and facilities already stretched thin, the Veterans Affairs Department wasted money on two summertime training conference to the vacation hot spot of Orlando, Fla., that cost taxpayers more than $6 million and let federal employees collect freebie gifts like meals, helicopter tours, limo rides, massages and show tickets from contractors, an internal investigation has found....[view article]

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US downward economy grew 1.3 percent in second quarter
AP - Associated Press - September 27, 2012

The U.S. economy grew at an even more sluggish pace in the April-June quarter than previously believed as farm production in the Midwest was reduced by a severe drought....[view article]

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Durable Goods Orders Sink Even as Jobless Claims Fall
NBC News - September 27, 2012

New durable goods orders in August fell by the most since the recession and a separate reading on the broader U.S. economy came in much weaker than expected. But weekly jobless claims sank to a two-month low, in a hopeful sign for the labor market....[view article]

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New bill attempts to curb Big Brother's ability to snoop and squelch free speech online
PC World - September 26, 2012

Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a California Democrat, has introduced two new bills to the U.S. House of Representatives. These bills, introduced last Friday, are designed to protect innovation, user privacy, and free speech on the Internet....[view article]

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CEOs now see gloomy third quarter, drop growth expectations
Washington Times - September 26, 2012

Citing uncertainty over the impending “fiscal cliff” and lower demand overseas, an association of CEOs from top companies on Wednesday dropped its growth expectations for the third quarter to the lowest level since the middle of the Great Recession....[view article]

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Average ATM Surcharge Reaches New High
NBC News - September 26, 2012

It's getting more important to consider the size and scope of your bank's network of A.T.M.'s if you use them frequently....[view article]

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60% of firms to kill health insurance, charge more under Obamacare
THE EXAMINER - September 26, 2012

A majority of small business owners and manufacturers are mulling drastic changes to comply with Obamacare, with 21 percent set to drop health insurance to workers altogether and 38 percent planning to make employees pay much more....[view article]

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Inside the debt-limit showdown
- September 25, 2012

The U.S. was days from default, says Bob Woodward, and Washington was playing a game of chicken...[view article]

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THE PROBLEM: Only 15 Percent Of Democrats Believe Economic News Is Bad
CBSNews.com - September 20, 2012

With just 47 days before the general election and Mitt Romney attempting to pivot the focus of the election back on the state of the economy, citizens with Democratic leanings are actually doing an about-face on the economy compared to their Republican counterparts, according to a recent study from the Pew Research Center....[view article]

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BLS: Obama Unemployment Rate Above 8% Longer Than Any Other President Since 1948
CNS News - September 19, 2012

Excluding January 2009, the month when Barack Obama was inaugurated, unemployment has stayed above 8 percent, which is longer than under any other administration since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) started measuring the monthly jobless rate: Over 8 percent for 43 months during Obama compared to a total of 39 months above 8 percent between 1948 and 2008....[view article]

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Majority in U.S. Still Say Government Doing Too Much
Gallup.com - September 18, 2012

A majority of Americans (54%) continue to believe the government is trying to do too many things that should be left to individuals and businesses, although that is down from the record high of 61% earlier this summer....[view article]

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Feds ignore rules and use stimulus cash to buy Chinese solar panels
Washington Times - September 18, 2012

Government officials blame unfair competition from China for the collapse of solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, but such concerns didn't stop the federal government from breaking stimulus program rules to use Chinese solar panels atop a federal building housing the offices of a senator, congressman and several agencies....[view article]

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America's Under Water: Debt Equals 103 Percent of GDP
CNS News - September 12, 2012

According to the most recent official estimate by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis, the Gross Domestic Product for 2012 will be $15.6061 trillion--or about $440.5 billion less than the $16.0466 in debt that the federal government had accumulated as of the close of business on Monday....[view article]

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Defense firms confirm layoff warnings
POLITICO.com - September 11, 2012

Major defense contractors have confirmed they'll send tens of thousands of employee layoff warnings shortly before Election Day, according to correspondence released Monday by Arizona Sen. John McCain....[view article]

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Universal Mediocrity
City Journal - September 11, 2012

In April, the British Medical Journal published "How the NHS Measures Up to Other Health Systems," a report about two studies conducted by the New York-based Commonwealth Fund that compared the health-care systems of 14 advanced countries....[view article]

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Solyndra backers could reap $341 million in tax breaks
Reuters - September 6, 2012

Investment funds that were early backers of Solyndra LLC stand to reap up to $341 million in tax breaks from its bankruptcy, according to court documents filed on Tuesday, a prospect that could add fuel to the political firestorm around the failed solar panel maker....[view article]

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Philadelphia Food Organization Says Hunger Is Hitting More Middle Class Families
CBSNews.com - September 6, 2012

The anti-hunger organization Philabundance has kicked off its annual Hunger Action Month food drive with some sobering new statistics....[view article]

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Private Debt Is Crippling the Economy
Reason.com - September 6, 2012

America's economic pundits are not very creative. For the past several years, their gripes about economic growth have fallen into several staid categories: Monetary policy ("the Fed should do less" vs. "the Fed should do more"); the struggling housing market ("let housing bottom out" vs. "we must save housing"); income inequality ("it doesn't matter" vs. "it does matter"); and the federal deficit ("lower taxes, pretend to lower spending a lot" vs. "raise taxes, pretend to lower spending a little")....[view article]

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Are entitlements corrupting us?
Wall Street Journal - September 6, 2012

The American republic has endured for well over two centuries, but over the past 50 years, the apparatus of American governance has undergone a radical transformation. In some basic respects-its scale, its preoccupations, even many of its purposes-the U.S. government today would be scarcely recognizable to Franklin D. Roosevelt, much less to Abraham Lincoln or Thomas Jefferson....[view article]

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US Slips Down the Ranks of Global Competitiveness
NBC News - September 5, 2012

The United States has slipped further down a global ranking of the world's most competitive economies, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) survey released on Wednesday....[view article]

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Philadelphia Food Organization Says Hunger Is Hitting More Middle Class Families
CBSNews.com - September 5, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) - The anti-hunger organization Philabundance has kicked off its annual Hunger Action Month food drive with some sobering new statistics....[view article]

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Oil falls to $112 as Isaac misses oil platforms
Reuters - August 29, 2012

Brent crude oil slipped to $112 on Wednesday as Hurricane Isaac, which hit land in Louisiana, left U.S. Gulf Coast oil production facilities without significant damage....[view article]

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Who Built This Country? The Secret Weapon: All of Us
The New York Times - August 29, 2012

The Republican National Convention opened by smacking Obama with the theme “We Built it.”...[view article]

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STUDY: States over $4 trillion in debt
Examiner.com - August 29, 2012

America's 50 states are collectively over $4 trillion in debt according to a new study by an independent, non-partisan think tank....[view article]

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Isaac a blessing and a curse for U.S. farmers
Reuters - August 29, 2012

Torrential rain and flooding from Tropical Storm Isaac will bring relief to a large chunk of drought-stricken cropland but will stall early harvest of corn, soybeans and rice, an agricultural meteorologist said on Tuesday....[view article]

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Republicans unveil 'national debt clock'
USA TODAY - August 27, 2012

The Tampa Bay Times Forum has a new kind of scoreboard -- a "national debt clock" that is ticking up to $16 trillion....[view article]

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Oil sinks on reserve release talk, storm forecast
CNS News - August 27, 2012

The price of oil fell Monday as the threat to production from Tropical Storm Isaac appeared to lessen and traders speculated about a release of oil from U.S. reserves....[view article]

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US corn, soy prices hit records as drought lingers
France24.com - August 22, 2012

US corn and soybean prices closed at new record highs Tuesday as a new survey showed worse-than-expected crop damage from a brutal drought across the country's central breadbasket....[view article]

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NOM: Make every Wednesday a Chick-fil-A day
OneNewsNow.com - August 21, 2012

Because of the widespread support Chick-fil-A recently received for Dan Cathy's stance for biblical marriage, plans are being made for more Chick-fil-A appreciation days....[view article]

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Wall Street gains, S&P 500 hits four-year high
Reuters - August 21, 2012

Stocks hit a four-year high on Tuesday as equity markets continue to grind steadily higher on hopes that central banks will act in the near future to stimulate their economies....[view article]

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Economic recovery is weakest since World War II
AP - Associated Press - August 16, 2012

The recession that ended three years ago this summer has been followed by the feeblest economic recovery since the Great Depression....[view article]

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AZ: Brewer bars public benefits for illegal immigrants
- August 16, 2012

As young undocumented immigrants on Wednesday celebrated the start of a new federal program allowing them to apply to stay and work temporarily in the United States, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order telling state agencies not to grant driver's licenses to program participants...[view article]

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Google Plans to Eliminate 4,000 Jobs at Motorola Division
Bloomberg - August 13, 2012

Google Inc. will cut about 4,000 jobs at its Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. unit, or 20 percent of the staff at the company it bought for about $12.5 billion....[view article]

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Home Prices Climb as Supply Dwindles
Wall Street Journal - August 8, 2012

Home prices rose by their largest percentage in at least seven years during the second quarter, propelled by low inventories of properties for sale and high demand for bargain-priced foreclosures, according to two reports Tuesday....[view article]

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Why States Have a Huge Fiscal Incentive to Opt Out of Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion
Forbes.com - August 8, 2012

Eight state governors have stated that they will take advantage of the recent Supreme Court ruling, allowing them to opt out of Obamacare's dramatic expansion of Medicaid. Their actions have been dismissed by liberal columnists as mere partisan posturing....[view article]

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70 Facts thay Need Your Attention
- August 6, 2012

70 critical facts about our economic situation that need prayer....[view article]

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House passes Ron Paul's Fed audit measure
Washington Times - July 26, 2012

In a move that serves as a capstone to Rep. Ron Paul's colorful career, the House on Wednesday voted to have Congress‘ chief investigators conduct a full audit of the Federal Reserve's shrouded decision-making process....[view article]

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Weather Extremes Leave Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling
The New York Times - July 26, 2012

From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms....[view article]

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Weather Extremes Leave Parts of U.S. Grid Buckling
The New York Times - July 26, 2012

From highways in Texas to nuclear power plants in Illinois, the concrete, steel and sophisticated engineering that undergird the nation’s infrastructure are being taxed to worrisome degrees by heat, drought and vicious storms....[view article]

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Obama Legacy: US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s
Fox News - July 23, 2012

The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a century, erasing gains from the war on poverty in the 1960s amid a weak economy and fraying government safety net....[view article]

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ObamaCare weaker, thanks to high court ruling
- July 4, 2012

Despite what's being reported, a health policy expert says ObamaCare is weaker than it was before the Supreme Court ruled on it last week....[view article]

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U.S. manufacturing shrinks for first time in 3 years
Washington Times - July 3, 2012

Under Obama U.S. manufacturing shrank in June for the first time in nearly three years, adding to signs that economic growth is weakening....[view article]

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Wisconsin's Pension System Strongest in the Nation
- June 26, 2012

Change we can believe in!...[view article]

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Why You Should Consider Cancelling Your Short-Term Mission Trips
- June 25, 2012

I have seen with my own eyes or know of houses in Latin America that have been painted 20 times by 20 different short-term teams; fake orphanages in Uganda erected to get Westerners to give money; internet centers in India whose primary purpose is to ask Westerners for money; children in African countries purposefully mutilated by their parents so they would solicit sympathy while they beg; a New England-style church built by a Western team in Cameroon that is never...[view article]

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Foreclosures up for first time in 27 months
Reuters - June 14, 2012

Foreclosure starts rose year-over-year in May for the first time in more than two years as banks resumed dealing with distressed properties after a mortgage abuse settlement earlier this year, data firm RealtyTrac said on Thursday....[view article]

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Jobless claims on the rise
CNN - June 14, 2012

The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits climbed last week, indicating continued trouble for the labor market....[view article]

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Voters in North Dakota reject measure to end local property taxes
Fox News - June 13, 2012

North Dakota voters have resoundingly defeated a proposal that would have made the state the first in the nation to abolish local property taxes....[view article]

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Taxpayers funding more than $1B in free cellphones
Washington Free Beacon - June 13, 2012

There are new questions tonight about a government program that's given away millions of free cell phones and service to people with low incomes and those in rural areas. The cost and demand are skyrocketing. Who pays? Chances are you do....[view article]

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North Dakota Considers Eliminating Property Tax
The New York Times - June 12, 2012

Since Californians shrank their property taxes more than three decades ago by passing Proposition 13, people around the nation have echoed their dismay over such levies, putting forth plans to even them, simplify them, cap them, slash them. In an election here on Tuesday, residents of North Dakota will consider a measure that reaches far beyond any of that - one that abolishes the property tax entirely....[view article]

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Family Net Worth Falls Almost 40% Between 2007-2010
NASDAQ - June 12, 2012

Families' median net worth fell almost 40% between 2007 and 2010, down to levels last seen in 1992, the Federal Reserve said in a report Monday....[view article]

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The Recall Heard Around the World
- June 8, 2012

I watched the Wisconsin returns on MSNBC Tuesday night, and it came right down to the wire between "the Democrats were outspent 7-to-1" and "Republicans are stripping union rights!" As we go to press it's still too close to call....[view article]

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Scott Walker's Victory Shows Voters Want a Smaller Government
US News & World Report - June 7, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker did what no governor facing a recall election had done before: He won. Walker's victory came just over a year after he curbed the collective bargaining powers of Wisconsin's government unions. Having seen the reforms in action, voters decided they liked them....[view article]

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Robots lift China's factories to new heights
Reuters - June 4, 2012

The giant orange robotic arms that swiftly weld together car frames at the Great Wall Motors factory in Baoding might seem like the perfect answer to China's fast-rising labor costs - they don't ask for a raise, get injured or go on strike....[view article]

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Job growth falters in May
Reuters - June 1, 2012

Job growth in May was the weakest in a year and employers added far fewer jobs in the prior two months than previously reported, suggesting the economic recovery was faltering....[view article]

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City Begins Enforcement Of Ban On Outdoor Feeding Programs
CBSNews.com - June 1, 2012

The law banning all outdoor feedings of large numbers of people on City parkland went into effect on Friday....[view article]

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Recession storm clouds threaten global economy
NBC News - June 1, 2012

The latest evidence came with Friday's startling employment report from the Labor Department: Job growth slowed in May to just 69,000 and was much weaker in April than initially reported. The news followed a string of reports from Europe to China showing that growth in world's major economies is fading away....[view article]

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China's manufacturing slows to a crawl
CNN - June 1, 2012

China's closely watched manufacturing sector took a hit in May, as two reports issued Friday indicated the country's factories continue to struggle amid global economic woes....[view article]

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Emails reveal secret Obamacare deal with drug cos
Washington Examiner - June 1, 2012

In a June 2009 email, Obama’s point person on health care promised the pharmaceutical industry it would be protected against efforts to allow cheap drugs to be re-imported from Canada, because drug lobbyists had been “constructive” in their secret negotiations with White House officials....[view article]

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Jobs Slowdown Adds to Global Fears
Wall Street Journal - June 1, 2012

U.S. job growth fell sharply, jolting financial markets and raising new questions about the strength of the nation's economy....[view article]

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Cyber-attack concerns raised over Boeing 787 chip's 'back door'
Guardian - May 30, 2012

Two Cambridge experts have discovered a "back door" in a computer chip used in military systems and aircraft such as the Boeing 787 that could allow the chip to be taken over via the internet....[view article]

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Anger over Christine Lagarde's tax-free salary
The Independant - May 30, 2012

The IMF chief Christine Lagarde was accused of hypocrisy yesterday after it emerged that she pays no income tax - just days after blaming the Greeks for causing their financial peril by dodging their own bills....[view article]

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Scramble for safety as Spain fears grow
FT - Financial Times - May 30, 2012

Risk appetite is deteriorating sharply as hopes for Chinese stimulus measures are dashed and concerns grow over Spain's banking problems....[view article]

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Consumer confidence plunges in May
AP - Associated Press - May 29, 2012

Americans' confidence in the economy in May had its biggest drop in eight months as consumers fretted about slow hiring, a big stock market drop and the global economy, says a private research group....[view article]

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Escape From New York? High-Taxing Empire State Loses 3.4 Million Residents in 10 Years
CNS News - May 29, 2012

New York State accounted for the biggest migration exodus of any state in the nation between 2000 and 2010, with 3.4 million residents leaving over that period, according to the Tax Foundation....[view article]

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Greece to Leave Euro Zone on June 18: Wealth Manager
NBC News - May 29, 2012

Greece will leave the euro zone on June 18 if the populist government wins the country's elections on the 17 as the rest of the euro zone rounds on "cheaters," Nick Dewhirst, director at wealth management firm Integral Asset Management, told CNBC.com Monday....[view article]

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McAfee Reports Big Spike in Malware
PC World - May 24, 2012

PC malware had its "busiest quarter in recent history," according to McAfee's quarterly security report released Wednesday....[view article]

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The real Obama federal deficit dwarfs official tally
USA TODAY - May 24, 2012

The typical American household would have paid nearly all of its income in taxes last year to balance Obama's budget if the government used standard accounting rules to compute the deficit, a USA TODAY analysis finds....[view article]

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How Facebook could damage the U.S. economy
Wall Street Journal - May 23, 2012

Facebook just joined a "troubled club," warns the Economist. Now it's just another "endangered public company."...[view article]

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Facebook and Physicians: A Prescription for Trouble
PC World - May 23, 2012

When Matt Goldstein entered medical school at Stanford, his instructors warned him about keeping Facebook or Twitter pages, saying that social media activity could lead to violations of HIPAA patient privacy rules....[view article]

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New Ways to Track You via Your Mobile Devices: Big Brother or Good Business?
PC World - May 23, 2012

Privacy fans, take note: A new technology, called Indoor Positioning System, could push your worry meter to the max. IPS allows pinpoint tracking of any Wi-Fi-enabled device, such as a smartphone or tablet, within a building. This means that an IPS service could easily track you--right down to, say, the table you're occupying in a mall's food court--as long as your mobile devices' Wi-Fi is turned on. And, if you're a typical device user, your Wi-Fi is always on, right?...[view article]

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Press Doesn't Notice $110 Billion April Rise in National Debt Despite $59 Billion Surplus
News Busters - May 17, 2012

That's a $169 billion difference which requires an explanation; but a totally incurious press isn't supplying one. Even if one ignores intergovernmental holdings (which in my opinion one shouldn't), the $69 billion increase in "debt held by the public" (which is really "debt held by anyone who isn't part of the federal government") is a $128 billion swing from the reported surplus....[view article]

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Swing states: Could Europe decide the U.S. election?
Reuters - May 17, 2012

As workers assemble the family-owned company's hot-air fabric welders, used to manufacture everything from inflatable rafts to truck tarps, it's hard to know the recession of 2007-2009 ever happened....[view article]

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Why Conservatives Should Fund and Support a Strong National Defense
- May 16, 2012

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to Heritage for the third annual Jesse Helms Lecture. We're grateful to the Helms Foundation for sponsoring this event and partnering with us on this series. Its purpose is to highlight America's founding principles, which Senator Helms promoted with vigor....[view article]

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Obama budget defeated 99-0 in Senate
Washington Times - May 16, 2012

Obama's budget suffered a second embarrassing defeat Wednesday, when senators voted 99-0 to reject it....[view article]

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Boehner Demands Spending Cuts for Any Debt Limit Increase
Bloomberg - May 15, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner will call for spending cuts and other federal budget changes at least as large as any increase in the U.S. government's debt limit....[view article]

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A lesson for U.S. leaders
OneNewsNow.com - May 14, 2012

A new video asks, "Should our leaders consider whether they are worth their salary?"...[view article]

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ABC Cancels Christian-Bashing Show ‘GCB’
News Busters - May 14, 2012

Despite ABC's best efforts to degrade Christianity and Texans, the anti-Christian hate-mongering series "GCB"--"Good Christian Bitches" -- has been canceled because of poor performance in the ratings....[view article]

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Small Ala. Town to Keep Bible Verses on Welcome Signs
The Christian Post - May 10, 2012

A small town in Alabama has decided to put up welcome signs that have Bible verses despite questions about the constitutionality of the signs brought up by a national atheist organization....[view article]

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Insight: Falling home prices drag new buyers under water
Reuters - April 27, 2012

More than 1 million Americans who have taken out mortgages in the past two years now owe more on their loans than their homes are worth, and Federal Housing Administration loans that require only a tiny down payment are partly to blame....[view article]

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Suspicion, Confusion Swirl Around Google Drive
NBC News - April 27, 2012

Google is already facing spasms of suspicion and confusion as it tries to persuade people to entrust their personal documents, photos and other digital content to the company's new online storage service....[view article]

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Obama Throws $192 million of Your Taxes to Moslem Terrorist Palestinian Authority
Times of Israel - April 27, 2012

Hussein Obama says, funding serves "security interests of the US." Congress blocked it after Abbas's bid for UN recognition of ‘Palestine.' Terrorists need to get funding somewhere, why not the U.S. tax payer. Obama will spend real American's money any way that he can. ...[view article]

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G.A.O. Calls Test Project by Medicare Costly Waste
The New York Times - April 23, 2012

WASHINGTON - Medicare is wasting more than $8 billion on an experimental program that rewards providers of mediocre health care and is unlikely to produce useful results, federal investigators say in a new report....[view article]

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A Quixotic Quest to Mine Asteroids
Wall Street Journal - April 23, 2012

A new company backed by two Google Inc. billionaires, film director James Cameron and other space exploration proponents is aiming high in the hunt for natural resources-with mining asteroids the possible target....[view article]

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The $5 Trillion Man: Debt Has Increased Under Obama by $5,027,761,476,484.56
CNS News - April 18, 2012

(CNSNews.com)- In the 39 months since Barack Obama took the oath of office as president of the United States, the federal government's debt has increased by $5,027,761,476,484.56....[view article]

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World economy fragile, faces "uneasy calm:" IMF
Reuters - April 18, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Global growth is slowly improving as the U.S. recovery gains traction and dangers from Europe recede, but risks remain high and the situation is very fragile, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday....[view article]

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Kenya Sees Spike in Obama-Funded Projects
- April 16, 2012

Kenyan businesses lately are increasingly becoming recipients of U.S. government largesse, as Obama, among pursuing other endeavors, aims to expand "livestock-related economic opportunities" in that nation. Home sweet home...American's taxes paying for his native birth home projects....[view article]

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Obama on Thin Ice in the Stats that Count
Weekly Standard - April 12, 2012

Historically, presidents have usually won reelection by convincing the country that good times are back, and here to stay. Unfortunately for Obama, there is nowhere near that sentiment in America....[view article]

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Prototype battery blamed in explosion at GM's Tech Center
- April 11, 2012

General Motors Co. said a Wednesday explosion at a battery lab in the General Motors Technical Center that seriously injured one person was unrelated to the Chevrolet Volt or any other production vehicle, but was related to "extreme testing on a prototype battery."...[view article]

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Windows Phone's many problems: Should Microsoft give up?
- April 11, 2012

Microsoft was resting much of its efforts in Windows Phone on the Nokia Lumia 900, and Nokia's stake in the project was vital to its future smartphone building success....[view article]

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Africa's impoverished Sahel down to its last grains; 15 million including 1.5 million children are suffering malnutrition.
- April 11, 2012

GENEVA - Children's aid organisation UNICEF on Tuesday led a cross-agency appeal for funds for the Sahel region where 15 million are suffering from malnutrition, it said....[view article]

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Key China insurer to stop covering Iran oil tankers
The Jerusalem Post - April 5, 2012

Key ship insurer the China P&I Club will halt indemnity coverage for tankers carrying Iranian oil from July amid tightening Western sanctions against OPEC's second largest producer, two club officials told Reuters on Thursday....[view article]

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House rejects Bowles-Simpson, Obama budgets
Washington Times - March 29, 2012

The House defeated Obama's budget, submitted last month, on a 414-0 vote arranged by Republicans to embarrass the president and officially shelve his plan....[view article]

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IRS seeks 4,000 agents, $303 million for Obamacare
Examiner.com - March 29, 2012

The Internal Revenue Service wants to add about 4,000 agents to hunt down tax cheats and still plans to spend $303 million building a system to oversee Obamacare even though its future looks bleak in the U.S. Supreme Court....[view article]

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Is Obama a CIA Controlled Manchurian President?
- March 21, 2012

Geithner's father worked for the Ford Foundation in Asia. He was in charge of micro-finance for the Ford Foundation for all of Asia. In otherwords, he had an excuse to travel anywhere throughout Asia....[view article]

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US seeks to ease concerns over F-35 delays, costs
Today's Zaman - March 15, 2012

The United States sought on Thursday to allay concerns over delays and escalating costs for its new F-35 fighter, telling its eight partner nations there would be no further delays in the rollout of the radar-evading aircraft....[view article]

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Foreign holdings of US Treasury debt hit record
- March 15, 2012

Foreign demand for U.S. Treasury debt rose to a record high in January. China, the largest buyer of Treasury debt, increased its holdings for the first time in six months....[view article]

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Gas prices sink Obama's ratings in race for White House
The Washington Post - March 12, 2012

Obama’s handling of the economy is heading higher — alongside gasoline prices — as a record number of Americans now give Obama “strongly” negative reviews on the 2012  campaign’s most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll....[view article]

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Mercedes Makes Invisible Car, Tricky To Find Where You Parked It
PC World - March 5, 2012

The power of invisibility is slowly inching closer. In the past few months for instance, scientists created invisibility cloaks made out of carbon or plasmonic metamaterial--cool, but complicated nonetheless. That is why you need to check out this awesome invisible car by Mercedes....[view article]

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Wall Street greed fueling high gas prices
CNN - February 29, 2012

Gas prices approaching $4 a gallon on average are causing severe economic pain for millions of Americans. Pump prices spiked 5% in the past month alone. Crude oil prices stood at $108 on Friday, up from only double digits at the beginning of the month....[view article]

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Audit: Government still wasting 'tens of billions' each year
Washington Times - February 28, 2012

A year after the government's chief investigators identified 81 different areas where the government double-spends or has overlapping programs, Obama and Congress have solved just four of them, the Government Accountability Office said in a follow-up report Tuesday....[view article]

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Obama's HHS Mandate Sparks Nationwide Demonstrations
Christian Newswire - February 27, 2012

The controversy over Obama's HHS Mandate is now pouring out onto the streets. On March 23, concerned citizens in over 50 cities -- including Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and San Francisco -- will gather at federal buildings for a rally with the theme, "Stand Up for Religious Freedom -- Stop the HHS Mandate!" Mark your calendars now!...[view article]

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Jesse Jackson: 'It's an Honor to Be a Food Stamp President'
News Busters - February 27, 2012

"Stupid is as stupid does," said Forrest Gump. Jessee Jackson's comments goes without further comment. Read this for yourself....[view article]

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Occupy Wall Street bank statement shows $99,000 balance, expenses for housing, property damage, bail
The Daily Caller - February 27, 2012

The Daily Caller has obtained a copy of a December 2011 bank statement mailed to Occupy Wall Street, the anti-capitalist protest group whose leaders' rallying cry positions them as defenders of America's less-privileged "99 percent." But the organization's bank balance in December may instead re-cast the occupiers as defenders of the $99,000....[view article]

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Chart: 'America's Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece'
Weekly Standard - February 23, 2012

The office of Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, sends along this chart, showing that 'America's Per Capita Government Debt Worse Than Greece,' as well as Ireland, Italy, France, Portugal, and Spain:...[view article]

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IRS still experiencing delays in sending tax refunds
- February 23, 2012

Tax preparers said Thursday that the Internal Revenue Service is continuing to have delays in sending federal tax refunds this year, with hundreds of South Floridians complaining they still haven't gotten their check....[view article]

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Obama's Dividend Assault
Wall Street Journal - February 22, 2012

Obama's 2013 budget is the gift that keeps on giving-to government. One buried surprise is his proposal to triple the tax rate on corporate dividends, which believe it or not is higher than in his previous budgets.The plan appears to be, destroy the financial system of the United States....[view article]

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The True Unemployment Rate: 36%
- February 22, 2012

The widely reported U-3 unemployment metric, currently standing at 8.3 percent, is very aggressive in shaving off people who have not made recent efforts to find work. It is further distorted by massive "seasonal adjustments," which made over a million people vanish into thin air last month....[view article]

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Radiation detected 400 miles off Japanese coast
AP - Associated Press - February 22, 2012

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Radioactive contamination from the Fukushima power plant disaster has been detected as far as almost 400 miles off Japan in the Pacific Ocean, with water showing readings of up to 1,000 times more than prior levels, scientists reported Tuesday....[view article]

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Obama's Double Talk on Sky-High Gas Prices
Investors.com - February 22, 2012

Energy: When gas prices hit $4 a gallon in 2008, candidate Hussein Obama said it was due to previous failed energy policies. Now that prices are heading still higher, Obama calls it progress....[view article]

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Gallup Finds Unemployment Climbing to Nine Percent in February
CNS News - February 22, 2012

(CNSNews.com) - Unemployment in the U.S. rose to nine percent in mid-February, up from 8.3 percent a month earlier, according to a new Gallup survey. The polling company said this suggests that it is "premature" to assume the economy will not feature prominently in the 2012 election season....[view article]

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Marxist Saul Alinsky ... Nonprofit health insurer lands federal loan
- February 22, 2012

Common Ground, which also includes some unions and a few small businesses, is the Milwaukee affiliate of the Industrial Areas Foundation, founded in 1940 by Saul Alinsky!...[view article]

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Foreclosures on the Rise Again
NBC News - February 16, 2012

One in every 624 U.S. households received a foreclosure filing in January, up 3 percent from the previous month, according to a new report from RealtyTrac.  Foreclosure activity froze in many states in 2011, due to processing delays after fraud, or so-called "Robo-signing," were uncovered in the fall of 2010.  The thaw is now on....[view article]

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Obama to unveil budget with higher taxes, more deficits
Washington Times - February 13, 2012

Obama will release an election-year federal budget Monday that is loaded with deficit spending and tax increases on the wealthy but avoids tough choices on the soaring costs of entitlements, independent analysts and Republican lawmakers say....[view article]

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Bell tolls for the U.S. Mail, as we know it
USA TODAY - February 8, 2012

This is what the Postal Service calls "the mail moment," when we collect, sort and open our mail. For generations, this moment has bound us together as people and a nation....[view article]

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China buys up Saudi, Russian oil to squeeze Iran
Reuters - February 7, 2012

China is scouring the world for alternative oil supplies to replace a fall in its imports from Iran, as it seeks to negotiate lower prices from Tehran, and has been drawing heavily on Saudi Arabia....[view article]

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Congressmen 'walking the walk'
OneNewsNow.com - February 6, 2012

Eight freshman lawmakers have returned a significant portion of their unused office budgets to the U.S. Treasury -- a move that one of them says is proof that the new crop of legislators is serious about reducing the national debt....[view article]

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U.S. Levies New Sanctions on Iran's Central Bank
AP - Associated Press - February 6, 2012

Obama is ordering new U.S. sanctions on the government of Iran, including the Central Bank....[view article]

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China plants bitter seeds in South American farmland
Washington Times - February 2, 2012

BUENOS AIRES — Few were surprised when Venezuela announced a deal with China last week to restore 1.4 million acres of unproductive farmland across the oil-rich but impoverished South American nation....[view article]

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Real Unemployment Rate Is 10%
- February 1, 2012

What do the NAR, Consumer Confidence and CBO forecasts have in common? If you said, "they are all completely worthless" you are absolutely correct. Alas, the market needs to "trade" off numbers, which is why the just released CBO numbers apparently are important... And the fact that the CBO predicted negative $2.5 trillion in net debt by 2011 back in 2011 is largely ignored....[view article]

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Seagate: Shortage of Disk Drives to Continue Through 2012
PC World - February 1, 2012

Seagate Technology said Tuesday that supply of hard disk drives (HDDs) this year will continue to fall short of demand, leading large customers to look to long-term agreements to ensure supply after devastating floods in Thailand....[view article]

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American Airlines may cut up to 15,000 jobs
NBC News - February 1, 2012

American Airlines may cut up to 15,000 jobs, or about 10 percent of its workforce, in an effort to cut costs at the struggling carrier, sources familiar with the situation told an NBC affiliate....[view article]

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Why Are the Chinese Buying Record Quantities of Gold?
Forbes.com - January 31, 2012

This month, the Hong Kong Census and Statistics Department reported that China imported 102,779 kilograms of gold from Hong Kong in November, an increase from October's 86,299 kilograms. Beijing does not release gold trade figures, so for this and other reasons the Hong Kong numbers are considered the best indication of China's gold imports....[view article]

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MF Global client money feared gone
New York Post - January 30, 2012

Nearly three months after MF Global Holdings collapsed, officials hunting for an estimated $1.2 billion in missing customer money increasingly believe that much of it might never be recovered, according to people familiar with the investigation....[view article]

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Debt ceiling skyrockets, Obama no longer calls Bush 'unpatriotic' for increases
Fox News - January 30, 2012

As Obama prepares to raise the debt ceiling -- after the Senate waived its opposition last week -- $5 trillion hikes evidently are no longer "unpatriotic" as Obama said they were in 2008 while describing former President George W. Bush's $4 trillion increase over eight years....[view article]

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US Post Office Needs to Cut 260,000 Jobs: Rep. Issa
NBC News - January 25, 2012

The U.S. Postal Service needs to slash 260,000 jobs and end weekend delivery if it is to climb out of its "financially insolvent" condition, Rep. Darrell Issa said....[view article]

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European Union agrees on Iran oil embargo
Telegraph - January 23, 2012

European Union nations have agreed on an oil embargo against Iran as part of sanctions over its nuclear programme....[view article]

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Iran 'definitely' closing Strait of Hormuz over EU oil embargo
RT.com - January 23, 2012

Tensions in the Gulf could reach a breaking point as a senior Iranian official said Iran would "definitely" close the Strait of Hormuz if an EU oil embargo disrupted the export of crude oil, the semi-official Fars news agency reports....[view article]

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Obama Rejects Pipeline
National Journal - January 19, 2012

In a decision sure to re-ignite a fierce energy debate, Obama was announced on Wednesday its rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline. This will be remembered in November....[view article]

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APNewsBreak: $7.5M to repair Washington Monument
AP - Associated Press - January 19, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) - A billionaire history buff has stepped forward to donate the $7.5 million matching gift that's needed to start repairing cracks near the top of the Washington Monument from last summer's East Coast earthquake. Many believe that this was a sign from the Lord and the Baal/Masonic symbol put on notice....[view article]

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FDIC Requires Big Banks to Have Breakup Plan
NBC News - January 18, 2012

The largest banks must show how they would break up their assets if they were in danger of failing, under a rule approved Tuesday....[view article]

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Time may be up for the leap second
Fox News - January 18, 2012

GENEVA - Time could soon be up for the leap second -- that extra moment added to universal time to keep it in sync with the earth's movement -- as experts consider abolishing it later this week....[view article]

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World Bank warns of global recession
Guardian - January 18, 2012

The World Bank has warned that the crisis in the eurozone will lead to a sharp slowdown in growth in rich and poor countries this year and could spiral into a rerun of the 2008-09 recession....[view article]

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China holds key to averting global recession
USA TODAY - January 18, 2012

HONG KONG - China's gross domestic product grew at its slowest pace in more than two years in the fourth quarter, and the worst may be yet to come, as weak exports and government tightening ripple through the world's second-largest economy....[view article]

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Obama Now Taking Funds from Federal Pensions
Reuters - January 18, 2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Treasury on Tuesday started dipping into federal pension funds in order to give the Obama more credit to pay government bills....[view article]

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Obama asks Congress for $1.2 trillion increase in nation's borrowing limit
The Washington Post - January 12, 2012

Obama is asking Congress for another $1.2 trillion increase in the nation’s debt limit. The 1.2 trillion will help pay for the $4 million dollar vacation in Hawaii....[view article]

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Navy readies for Chinese power grab on shipping
Washington Times - January 11, 2012

The Navy's top officer detailed Tuesday the strategy for making sure the South China Sea and Western Pacific remain open to international shipping, saying an emerging China might try to "limit access in the region."...[view article]

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Saudis: We do not fear Israeli cyber attack
YNet News - January 9, 2012

Media relations chief says local banks spend fortune on maintaining high security level at all times...[view article]

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Boeing Will Lay Off More Than 2,100 Workers At Wichita Plant
CBSNews.com - January 5, 2012

WICHITA, Kan. (AP/CBS Seattle) - Faced with defense budget reductions, the Boeing Co. announced Wednesday it will close its defense plant in Wichita by the end of 2013, moving future aircraft maintenance, modification and support to its plant in San Antonio, Texas, and engineering work to Oklahoma City. Work on the Air Force refueling tanker will be performed in Puget Sound, Wash....[view article]

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Bad news is good news ... for pro-lifers
OneNewsNow.com - January 5, 2012

Planned Parenthood has released its latest annual report, which reflects some negative news about the murderous abortion giant for the 2009-2010 period....[view article]

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Renter Nation Rages On As New Reality
NBC News - January 5, 2012

Despite record low mortgage rates reported today and rising affordability in most U.S. housing markets, rent is the new reality for former home owners and new households alike....[view article]

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US Closes 2011 With Record $15.22 Trillion In Debt, Officially At 100.3% Debt/GDP, $14 Billion From Breaching Debt Ceiling
- January 4, 2012

It is now official: according to the US Treasury, America has closed the books on 2011 with debt at an all time record $15,222,940,045,451.09. ...[view article]

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China push to put astronaut on the moon
FT - Financial Times - December 29, 2011

China has declared its intention to land an astronaut on the moon, in the first official confirmation of its aim to go where Americans last set foot nearly 40 years ago....[view article]

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Sears closing more stores as holiday sales slide
Reuters - December 28, 2011

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp will close as many as 120 of its Kmart and Sears discount and department stores after its holiday sales slumped, sending its shares sliding more than 27 percent to their lowest level in three years....[view article]

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We need to talk about Kim
The Economist - December 28, 2011

Regime change in the worst country on earth should be planned for, not just hoped for...[view article]

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Afghanistan, China to sign first oil contract
- December 28, 2011

Afghanistan will sign a deal Wednesday allowing China's state-owned National Petroleum Corporation to become the first foreign firm to produce oil in the country, the Ministry of Mines said....[view article]

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Obama wants another $1.2 trillion this week
Reuters - December 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to ask Congress by the end of the week for an increase in the government's debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time, according to a senior Treasury Department official on Tuesday....[view article]

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$2,000 Michelle Obama Dress for Hawaii's $4 Million Dollar Vacation
- December 28, 2011

Michelle sported a Resort Collection Sophie Theallet sundress, which, at the time it was purchased in late 2009, cost between $1K and $2K....[view article]

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Cyber security: Power grid grows more vulnerable to attack, report finds
- December 22, 2011

America's electricity grid is a big, juicy target for cyberattacks - and it's getting more vulnerable as interactive "smart grid" features and other Internet-based connections are grafted onto an old, insecure system, a major new study reports....[view article]

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Obama Wastes 4 Million Tax Payer Dollars on Personal Vacation
Hawaii Reporter - December 20, 2011

Hussein Obama's security team is preparing for his family to arrive in the small beachside community as early as Friday night for what is expected to be a 17-day vacation and wasting $4 Million tax payer dollars. How many $4 million dollar vacations have you had in the past 3 years?...[view article]

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States Have Cut Thousands of Government Jobs Since Recession
Fox News - December 20, 2011

State governments across the country have cut more than 80,000 jobs since the beginning of the recession, reflecting steep drops in tax revenue and providing a drag on the economies in many parts of the country, the Associated Press has found....[view article]

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A young conservative's perspective on welfare fraud
OneNewsNow.com - December 19, 2011

Twenty-year-old Christine Rousselle of Maine recently wrote a column about her experiences with welfare recipients while working as a Walmart cashier. While she says she saw many people using the welfare system as it was intended, she was "really upset" by those who abused the privilege and did things incorrectly....[view article]

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Yes, Virginia -- faith and business can coexist
OneNewsNow.com - December 19, 2011

As of now, faith-based organizations in Virginia will not be forced to allow "homos" to adopt....[view article]

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Remote SMS Attack Can Force Mobile Phones to Send Premium-rate Text Messages
PC World - December 19, 2011

Attackers can force mobile phones to send premium-rate SMS messages or prevent them from receiving messages for long periods of time by leveraging a logic flaw in mobile telecommunication standards....[view article]

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Evacuation plan for Brits in Spain amid warning euro collapse could leave them stranded
- December 19, 2011

EMERGENCY evacuation plans for Brits living in Spain and Portugal are being drawn up amid fears of the euro collapsing....[view article]

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Boehner demands Senate cancel its vacation
Washington Times - December 19, 2011

Racing to meet an end-of-year deadline, House Speaker John A. Boehner said Monday the House will insist on a full-year extension of the payroll tax cut and demanded senators cut short their Christmas vacation, return to Washington and hash out an agreement the old-fashioned way....[view article]

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Boehner Demands Year-Long Tax Cut, Challenges Senate to Heavier Lift
Fox News - December 19, 2011

WASHINGTON - Under the gun from his Republican caucus and unwilling to let the Senate off the hook, House Speaker John Boehner on Monday said the House GOP will reject a two-month payroll tax cut bill that does nothing to help businesses plan or Americans save....[view article]

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Exclusive: Regulators know where MF Global funds went
Reuters - December 15, 2011

(Reuters) - Regulators now have a more complete picture of money transfers in the final days of bankrupt brokerage MF Global, but must sort out which transactions were legitimate before more money can be released to customers, a top official told Reuters on Wednesday....[view article]

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Economic optimism grows, but risks remain
USA TODAY - December 15, 2011

"We're getting some pent-up demand kicking in where people who have not replaced for a long, long time, particularly if they're still working ... are deciding it's time," says Nigel Gault, chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight....[view article]

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Senate democrats defeat rival balanced-budget amendments
The Hill - December 14, 2011

The Senate DEMOCRATS on Wednesday defeated each party's version of a constitutional amendment that would have required a balanced federal budget. Being good Marxists - the Senate Democrats defeated the bills that would require a balanced budget....[view article]

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Democrats Open Party to Flak With Payroll Tax Gambit
Roll Call - December 14, 2011

With only three days left before a government shutdown, Democrats took a gamble Tuesday, strategically linking a package to extend the payroll tax holiday and unemployment benefits to an all-but-agreed-upon bill that wraps up fiscal 2012 appropriations....[view article]

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Good News: LGBT-friendly policy turning customers off - losing Money Hurts
OneNewsNow.com - December 14, 2011

Another Macy's store is reportedly permitting men to use women's dressing rooms -- and in the process, says Mat Staver, the retailer is alienating a lot of its customer base. And  it is going to hurt sales....[view article]

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Fears persist the jobs crisis cannot be fixed, says Edward Luce
FT - Financial Times - December 12, 2011

Obama's failure: The US joblessness is higher than in much of Europe....[view article]

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OECD warns on global funding struggle
FT - Financial Times - December 12, 2011

Markets and governments face an uphill struggle to fund themselves next year amid extreme uncertainty over the eurozone and the global economy, as new figures reveal that the borrowing of industrialised governments has surged beyond $10tr this year and is forecast to grow further in 2012....[view article]

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Occupy protesters disrupt West Coast ports
CNN - December 12, 2011

(CNN) -- Protesters chanting, "Whose port? Our port!" protested at West Coast ports on Monday, temporarily shutting down some of the facilities in a protest against what they called corporate greed....[view article]

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Obama Failure Continues: Weekly Jobless Claims Jump Back Over 400,000 Mark
NBC News - December 1, 2011

Claims for unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose last week, climbing past the psychologically important 400,000 mark as the jobs market showed signs of more weakness....[view article]

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Occupy Protesters Mobilize for Obama's Visit
The New York Times - December 1, 2011

More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for Obama. He sold us out!...[view article]

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State has an unexpected surplus of $876 million
Star Tribune - December 1, 2011

The good news comes after Minnesota has endured a four-year string of budget deficits. In February 2007, budget officials announced a projected surplus of around $1 billion, the last time Minnesota was in the black. Since then, a multibillion-dollar string of shortfalls has tapped out reserves, forced reductions to almost every state service and caused elected leaders to borrow billions from public schools and private lenders....[view article]

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Six Central Banks Led by Fed Cut Dollar Funding Costs to Ease Debt Crisis
Bloomberg - November 30, 2011

Stocks rallied worldwide, commodities surged and yields on most European debt fell on the show of force from central banks aimed at easing strains in financial markets. The cost for European banks to borrow dollars dropped from the highest in three years, tempering concerns about the euro's worsening crisis after leaders said they'd failed to boost the region's bailout fund as much as planned....[view article]

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American Airlines' unions will learn the hard wayl
- November 30, 2011

Hey, you can ask for anything in a negotiation, but those were scary signs. Either the union didn't appreciate the urgency of the moment or its internal politics couldn't be tamed. At the end of the day, the pilots union fatally overplayed its hand....[view article]

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Fitch Keeps U.S. Credit Rating at 'AAA', Cuts Outlook to Negative
Fox News - November 29, 2011

Fitch Ratings kept its pristine AAA rating on the U.S. on Monday, but the credit-ratings company downgraded its outlook to "negative" in the wake of the Supercommittee's failure to find $1.2 trillion in spending cuts....[view article]

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Minister Gove launches blistering broadside at union militants planning massive strike
Mail Online - November 28, 2011

British Education Secretary Michael Gove launched a broadside at union leaders today accusing them of 'wanting' to wreck economic recovery and cause public misery....[view article]

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Number of N.J. residents receiving food stamps doubled in last four years
- November 28, 2011

Pray for the citizens of New Jersey....[view article]

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Frank 17th House Democrat to announce retirement
The Hill - November 28, 2011

Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) is the 17th House Democrat to announce a retirement this cycle compared to seven Republicans. This is wonderful news to those who cherish and follow conservative issues in government....[view article]

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Letter to super committee: More taxes not the answer
OneNewsNow.com - November 28, 2011

Several members of Congress have signed a letter urging the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction not to raise taxes because tax increases aren't going to get the economy back on the right track....[view article]

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Smart GA Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone'
NBC News - November 24, 2011

WACO, Ga. -- A west Georgia business owner is stirring up controversy with signs he posted on his company's trucks, for all to see as the trucks roll up and down roads, highways and interstates: "New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone."...[view article]

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Malls track shoppers' cell phones on Black Friday
CNN - November 23, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Attention holiday shoppers: your cell phone may be tracked this year. Starting on Black Friday and running through New Year's Day, two U.S. malls -- Promenade Temecula in southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va. -- will track guests' movements by monitoring the signals from their cell phones.NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Attention holiday shoppers: your cell phone may be tracked this year. Starting on Black Friday and running through...[view article]

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Tim Tebow responds to Jake Plummer's comments on his faith
USA TODAY - November 23, 2011

A day after former Broncos QB Jake Plummer said in a radio interview that he wished the man currently taking the snaps in Denver, Tim Tebow, would curb his references to Jesus Christ and his faith, Tebow responded....[view article]

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CNN Poll: Blue collar Democrats' support for Obama drops like a flamming meteor
CNN - November 23, 2011

Washington (CNN) - Although President Barack Obama's overall approval rating remains steady, his standing among Democrats, and in particular among blue-collar Democrats, appears to have dropped, according to a new national survey. They are waking up to the reality that Obama is bad for the economy and the nation's stability and peace....[view article]

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Pilgrim lesson: Spreading wealth leads to pooled poverty
OneNewsNow.com - November 23, 2011

Those who still think that it's a good idea for government to "spread the wealth around" must think they're "wiser than God." That's what Plymouth Governor William Bradford concluded nearly 400 years ago after one of America's first socialist experiments led not to shared wealth, but pooled poverty. In fact Marxism has never worked. It is at its best - evil!...[view article]

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Obama refuses to enact stiff economic punishments against Iran
Jewish World Review - November 23, 2011

Obama slapped Iran with a new round of sanctions for its alleged nuclear and terrorist activities, but stopped short of the tough economic punishments favored by many in Congress. Why would he not do this? Once a Moslem...?...[view article]

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U.S. Supercommittee Ready to Announce Failure
Bloomberg - November 21, 2011

The deficit-cutting congressional supercommittee is expected to announce tomorrow that it has failed to reach agreement on at least $1.2 trillion in federal budget savings, a Democratic aide said....[view article]

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The Next Generation of American Leaders Identifies China as a Threat
Christian Newswire - November 21, 2011

Young American Adults Say U.S. Debt and Indebtedness to Foreign Powers Are Among the Top National Security Issues for the U.S.A....[view article]

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Newt Gingrich in New Hampshire speech: I'm best debater in GOP field
POLITICO.com - November 21, 2011

NASHUA, N.H. - Newt Gingrich has made his refusal to launch negative attacks on his GOP rivals a point of pride, but he didn't hesitate to lay out why he thinks he's a superior candidate at a speech here Monday morning....[view article]

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Gingrich to Occupy Wall Street: "Go Get a Job Right after You Take a Bath"
Weekly Standard - November 21, 2011

The movement "starts with the premise that we all owe them everything," said Gingrich. And the movement's sense of entitlement is a "symptom how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country, and why you need to reassert something as simple as saying, 'Go get a job right after you take a bath,'" the former speaker of the House concluded....[view article]

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Boehner blames Obama for failure of supercommittee to reach a deal
The Hill - November 21, 2011

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is blaming Obama for the failure of the congressional supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting the federal deficit. A Marxist would not want a congessional budget agreed upon unless the socialist doctrines were fulfilled. Fortunately, the conservative house members of congress are too smart for that....[view article]

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Few hundred protesters march on Wall Street
Reuters - November 17, 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters marched through New York's financial district toward the stock exchange on Thursday to protest economic inequality at the heart of American capitalism....[view article]

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U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black Calls Upon God to Help Super Committee
Washington Times - November 17, 2011

With the congressional supercommittee tackling the federal debt crisis apparently gridlocked, Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black on Thursday tapped a higher power. Opening the chamber's session in the morning, he asked for God's blessings on lawmakers, as he usually does - and then asked for the Almighty to shed some providential wisdom particularly on the 12 members of the committee struggling to lower the future debt increases by $1.5 trillion. "Eradicate false ambition as you make them content to serve you where...[view article]

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China mocks U.S. political model
Washington Times - November 10, 2011

HONG KONG - Chinese political and business leaders are increasingly triumphant after two decades of rapid economic growth that lifted unprecedented millions of people out of poverty and turned the nation into an economic superpower....[view article]

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Financially Irresponsible Democrats want war savings to fund new stimulus package
The Hill - November 10, 2011

Incredibly, Democrats on the supercommittee have proposed that the savings (meaning money that we would have borrowed) from the end of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan be used to pay for a new stimulus package, according to a summary of the $2.3 trillion plan obtained by The Hill. If this were to happen would be borrowing more money that we do not have in the first place....[view article]

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Moderate Lawmakers Lead Insurrection, Urge Super Committee to Defy Leadership and Go Big
Fox News - November 9, 2011

As the Super Committee butts against a hard and fast deadline for reducing the deficit, a Republican and a Democratic lawmaker on Sunday say they must be willing to buck their leadership and go big on both cutting spending and adding revenues....[view article]

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Columnist: Obama failing, getting people 'addicted to gov't'
OneNewsNow.com - November 9, 2011

The head of a non-profit think tank says the government "has no business in charity." Instead, she says it is the role of the private sector to help the helpless. Not a Marxist/Socialist Obama state!...[view article]

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Richard Viguerie: The Vatican's Frightening Call for an End to Economic Freedom
Christian Newswire - October 31, 2011

MANASSAS, Va. -- Richard A. Viguerie, a Catholic layman who is Chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, has harshly criticized the recent statement by the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, "Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority."...[view article]

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European Stocks Soar; Banks Drive The Gains
Wall Street Journal - October 27, 2011

LONDON (Dow Jones)--European stock markets soared Thursday, led by the heavily weighted banking sector, with investors breathing a sigh of relief as the euro-zone leaders come to an agreement designed to prevent further contagion of the credit crisis into core Europe....[view article]

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Stocks End Up 3% on EU Deal, Dow Above 12,000
NBC News - October 27, 2011

Stocks slipped from their best levels Thursday, but still closed sharply higher, boosted by an agreement reached by EU leaders on a plan to resolve the region's sovereign debt crisis and after a handful of encouraging economic and earnings reports....[view article]

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Boehner "Keeping A Close Eye" On Obama Making Sure Law Is Followed
Real Clear Politics - October 27, 2011

Impeachment could just be around the corner if Obama thinks that he can legislate as an executive. There are clear constitutional boundaries that will get him impeached if he strays from the law. Congressman Boehner is watching Obama!...[view article]

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US Republicans Call for $2 Trillion in Spending Cuts...YES!
NBC News - October 27, 2011

Republicans in the U.S. Congress are calling for $2.2 trillion in deficit-reduction cuts, including significant cuts to healthcare programs for the elderly and poor, along with tax changes that they argue would boost the economy, congressional aides said Thursday. NO MORE FREE HANDOUTS!...[view article]

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Super Committee Holds Public Session on Budget Cuts
National Journal - October 26, 2011

Just a day after a heated closed-door meeting that indicated there's still a large gap between Democrats and Republicans on entitlement and tax reform, the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction convened for its third public hearing on Wednesday morning to discuss discretionary spending, which makes up about 40 percent of the budget....[view article]

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German Parliament Approves Boosting Bailout Fund
NBC News - October 26, 2011

Germany's Bundestag lower house of parliament approved a motion to strengthen the euro zone rescue fund via leveraging on Wednesday, providing Chancellor Angela Merkel with the mandate she needs to negotiate at a key euro summit later in Brussels....[view article]

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Merkel wants 'permanent' supervision of Greece, warns of war
- October 26, 2011

Brussels - Peace should not be taken for granted if the euro fails, German chancellor Merkel told MPs Wednesday (26 October) ahead of the eurozone summit where an increase of the bail-out fund firepower may lead to Germany's own state assets being taken as collateral....[view article]

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China shows interest in sponsoring EU bail-outs
EU Observer - October 26, 2011

With the eurozone short of money to prop up bad sovereign debt and with China keen to save its main export market from disaster, EU officials are exploring ways to involve the Asian giant in their anti-crisis measures....[view article]

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Euro Zone to Quadruple Bailout Fund: Sources
NBC News - October 26, 2011

Euro zone leaders intend to scale up their emergency fund, the European Financial Stability Facility, to around 1.0 trillion euros, EU sources said on Wednesday....[view article]

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GAO: With China dialogues, WH violated law
Examiner.com - October 25, 2011

t's not every day that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports that the Executive Office of the President violated federal law, but that's the conclusion the GAO released in a report this month, after reviewing bilateral talks with the Chinese government hosted by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)....[view article]

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World power swings back to America
Telegraph - October 24, 2011

Within five years or so, the U.S. will be well on its way to self-sufficiency in fuel and energy. Manufacturing will have closed the labour gap with China in a clutch of key industries. The current account might even be in surplus....[view article]

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In Europe, new fears of German might
The Washington Post - October 24, 2011

BERLIN - For decades, Germany's role in Europe has been to supply the cash, not the leadership. With fresh memories of war, the continent was cautious about German domination - and so were the Germans themselves....[view article]

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Vatican Calls for 'Central World Bank' to Be Set Up
NBC News - October 24, 2011

The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank" to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises....[view article]

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Merrill Lynch Warns of Another U.S. Debt Downgrade
ABC News - October 24, 2011

Due to Obama's ineffective leadership, the United States is in for another credit downgrade by year's end if Congress fails to agree on a long-term plan to tame the nation's $14.8 trillion debt, Merrill Lynch warned....[view article]

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British businesses are turning their back on Brussels
Telegraph - October 24, 2011

British businesses are turning their back on Brussels regulations to give temporary workers full employment rights, with supermarket chain Tesco leading the charge....[view article]

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More states limiting Medicaid hospital stays
USA TODAY - October 24, 2011

A growing number of states are sharply limiting hospital stays under Medicaid to as few as 10 days a year to control rising costs of the health insurance program for the poor and disabled....[view article]

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Homosexual supporter Barney Frank supports protests, raises Wall St. cash
POLITICO.com - October 20, 2011

Homosexual supporter Barney Frank might sympathize with the Occupy Wall Street protesters, but he's still got friends in the financial world of Wall Street at least until they find out what he is doing....[view article]

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US 'Misery Index' Rises to Highest Since 1983
NBC News - October 20, 2011

Obama's gift of leadership shinning through....[view article]

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A Long, Steep Drop for Americans' Standard of Living
NBC News - October 20, 2011

Think life is not as good as it used to be, at least in terms of your wallet? You'd be right about that. The standard of living for Americans has fallen longer and more steeply over the past three years than at any time since the US government began recording it five decades ago....[view article]

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ObamaCare cut good for GOP, 'troublesome' for president
OneNewsNow.com - October 20, 2011

One healthcare analyst believes ObamaCare stands a better chance of getting repealed, now that the White House has pulled the plug on one of the law's major planned benefits....[view article]

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Tennessee Becomes First State To Fight Terrorism Statewide
- October 20, 2011

PORTLAND, Tenn. - You're probably use to seeing TSA's signature blue uniforms at the airport, but now agents are hitting the interstates to fight terrorism with Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response (VIPR)....[view article]

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Researchers Warn of Impending Cyber Attack
ABC News - October 19, 2011

A new computer virus using "nearly identical" parts of the cyber superweapon Stuxnet has been detected on computer systems in Europe and is believed to be a precursor to a new Stuxnet-like attack, a major U.S.-based cyber security company said today....[view article]

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New ECFA Paper Urges Faith-Based Nonprofits to Put God First in Fund Management
Christian Newswire - October 19, 2011

Faith-based nonprofits must operate with "Kingdom values" as stewards, not owners, of the endowments that help sustain their organizations, even as they manage such funds with an eye toward the future, according to a new monograph offered by ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability)....[view article]

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Wall Street to Dems: You can't have it both ways
Examiner.com - October 18, 2011

After the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee sent a recent email urging supporters to sign a petition backing the wave of Occupy Wall Street protests, phones at the party committee started ringing. Dems should not complain when their funds dry up! Hahahahahah!...[view article]

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Detroit struggles to keep lights on
- October 17, 2011

Detroit -Like many swaths of the city, Keith Wicks' historic Indian Village neighborhood has remained largely dark at night after vandals destroyed transformers in nearly every streetlight pole that powers them....[view article]

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Federal Spending Up 5% This Year
Investors.com - October 17, 2011

When Republicans took control of the House in January, they pledged to make deep cuts in federal spending, and in April they succeeded in getting a bill advertised as cutting $38 billion from fiscal 2011's budget. Then in August, they pushed for a deal to cut another $2.4 trillion over the next decade....[view article]

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Obama Joins with the Nazi Party and the Communist Party in Support of the Mob
FT - Financial Times - October 17, 2011

Obama offered more support for protesters against the global financial system after a weekend of demonstrations in cities around the world, but called on them not to "demonise" those who worked on Wall Street....[view article]

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China, Nazi Party,Communist Party and Obama Support "Occupy" Mob
AP - Associated Press - October 17, 2011

BEIJING (AP) -- China's foreign ministry said Monday the Occupy Wall Street movement highlights issues that are worth considering, but that debates generated by the protests should promote global economic growth....[view article]

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Health overhaul law suffers first major casualty
AP - Associated Press - October 17, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama's signature health overhaul law, under relentless assault by Americans, has suffered its first major casualty - a long-term care insurance plan....[view article]

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Harrisburg, Pa., Votes to File for Bankruptcy Rather Than Take Fed Stimulus Money
National Journal - October 13, 2011

We have a thinking set of leaders in Harrisburg, PA. The Obama Fed strings with the stimulus money is a bondage that a thinking body of city leaders understand and want to run from. Bankruptcy is a better choice....[view article]

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World prone to food-borne disease outbreaks
- October 13, 2011

Investigating these outbreaks has also become more difficult because food can contain ingredients from around the world and is transported through a complex global supply chain, top WHO officials said. ...[view article]

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China-U.S. trade wars: What's at stake
CNN - October 13, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- China and the United States are the world's two largest economies and arguably each other's most important trading partners....[view article]

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Gallup: Obama Job Approval Continues to DIVE!
Gallup.com - October 8, 2011

More and more Americans are beginning to realize that Obama is incapable of occupying the place of leadership that requires intellegence. These numbers in the Gallup poll are reflecting that truth....[view article]

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Obama feeds off protest anger like all good Marxists do with the mob: Saul Alinsky would be proud
FT - Financial Times - October 8, 2011

Obama said people were angry because Wall Street had not been "following the rules". His vice-president even compared the movement on Thursday to the Tea Party, the conservative movement which has upended national politics in the past two years. [Obama's numbers in the polls continue to slide south and that is an indicator that he is being exposed for the lack of real qualifications that this leadership position demands.]...[view article]

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CBO estimates $1.3 trillion deficit for 2011
AP - Associated Press - October 8, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government report released on Friday predicts that the federal budget hit a near-record $1.3 trillion in the just-completed fiscal year....[view article]

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Poll: Voters fear worse economy with Obama
USA TODAY - October 6, 2011

Obama not only has a political problem with the economy, but with voters' confidence in his ability to handle it. "Get that man out of office," is the cry of most educated Americans!...[view article]

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Obama: "If Congress Does Something Then I Can't Run Against A Do-Nothing Congress"
Real Clear Politics - October 6, 2011

Obama is beginning to get the idea that he is not wanted. He is also beginning to realize that he does not have the intelligence, and understanding of a democratic society to run one. His leadership or lack of it verifies that truth. Never in the history of this nation have we had such an incompetant man occupying the White House. He is more than likely Kenyan by birth (His grandmother says that he is) and unless he can produce...[view article]

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Service sector growth slows, employment mixed
Reuters - October 5, 2011

(Reuters) - Growth in the U.S. service sector was steady in September and private hiring picked up, suggesting the economy was not yet slipping into recession....[view article]

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Obama Campaign Says GOP Blocking Jobs Bill--After Reid Blocks Jobs Bill
Weekly Standard - October 5, 2011

Obama sent out an email today asking supporters to urge Congress to at least vote on the Obama's jobs bill almost immediately after Democratic majority leader Harry Reid blocked a vote on the bill in the Senate....[view article]

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US futures fall ahead of Bernanke testimony
AP - Associated Press - October 4, 2011

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stock futures fell sharply Tuesday ahead of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's testimony before Congress on the outlook for the U.S. economy....[view article]

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House Majority Leader Cantor: Obama's Jobs Package is Dead
CNS News - October 4, 2011

(CNSNews.com) - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) said that President Barack Obama's $447-billion American Jobs Act was dead, adding that Obama's "all or nothing" approach would not work....[view article]

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BET's Robert Johnson To Obama: Stop Attacking The Wealthy
Real Clear Politics - October 4, 2011

BET founder Robert Johnson on the "FOX News Sunday" program: "Well, I think the president has to recalibrate his message. You don't get people to like you by attacking them or demeaning their success. You know, I grew up in a family of 10 kids, first one to go to college, and I've earned my success. I've earned my right to fly private if I choose to do so....[view article]

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China warns of trade war if U.S. bill passes
Reuters - October 4, 2011

BEIJING, Oct 4 (Reuters) - An angry China warned Washington on Tuesday that passage of a bill aimed at forcing Beijing to let its currency rise could lead to a trade war between the world's top two economies....[view article]

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Boehner: 'Dangerous' for Congress to punish China over currency value
- October 4, 2011

House Speaker John A. Boehner on Tuesday warned it would be "dangerous" for Congress to try to pass a law punishing China over its currency value, throwing a roadblock in front of senators who are moving quickly to pass a bill to do just that....[view article]

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Bernanke Says Economic Recovery Close to Faltering
ABC News - October 4, 2011

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the economic recovery "is close to faltering" and the central bank is prepared to take further steps to support it....[view article]

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Russia-China Relations Fragile and Pragmatic 04 October 2011
The Moscow Times - October 4, 2011

BEIJING — China is gaining the upper hand in its much-vaunted friendship with Russia due to Beijing's shift away from relying on Moscow for advanced weapons and deep problems with energy cooperation, a report released Monday said....[view article]

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Obama's Rules for Revolution - The Alinsky Model
- October 3, 2011

To understand what is going on with these staged demonstrations on Wall Street and other cities you need to read David Horowitz's booklet "Obama's Rules for Revolution - The Alinsky Model." Obama is loosing the intelligent voters of America. David Horowitz explains what the next steps are. Intelligent Americans are not fooled, but there are many who do not understand what is taking place and need to be educated on the subject. This free booklet will answer many questions. Download...[view article]

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Obama Machine Prepares To Hijack 'Occupy Wall Street'
INFO Wars - October 3, 2011

We have a Soros-backed organization which has aggressively lobbied for Obama, whose 2008 campaign was bankrolled by Wall Street (almost $2 million donated by Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase), whose 2012 run is being bankrolled by Wall Street, and whose cabinet is filled with Wall Street operatives, now announcing its involvement in protests against Wall Street. Say what?...[view article]

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The Future of Malware
PC World - October 3, 2011

Personal information belonging to a full third of Massachusetts residents has been compromised in one way or another, according to the state's attorney general, citing statistics gleaned from a tough new data breach reporting law....[view article]

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Is the Chevy Volt a sales flop?
- October 3, 2011

General Motors has repeatedly claimed a sales target for 2011 of 10,000 units for the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt sedan. But, nine months into the year, they've only shipped 3,895 off the lot. In fact, in September sales numbers, released an hour ago, GM sold only 723 Volts. Will "GM" fail to meet its own sales predictions? Maybe the Obama association is partly to blame....[view article]

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Clueless Wall Street Protesters Vow to Continue
Fox News - October 3, 2011

Group spokesman Patrick Bruner urged protesters on Monday to dress up as corporate zombies and eat Monopoly money to let financial workers "see us reflecting the metaphor of their actions."...[view article]

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Turkey cancels natural gas contract with Russia
Today's Zaman - October 3, 2011

Turkey has decided that it will not renew for another five years a 25-year-old natural gas deal with Russia on the grounds that the energy-rich country's supplier Gazprom has declined to discount the natural gas it sells to Turkey via the Russia-Turkey Western Pipeline....[view article]

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Democratic donors received federal loan guarantees
The Daily Caller - September 29, 2011

Daily Caller investigation has found that in addition to the failed company Solyndra, at least four other solar panel manufacturing companies receiving in excess of $500 million in loan guarantees from the Obama administration employ executives or board members who have donated large sums of money to Democratic campaigns....[view article]

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Draft spending bill would defund Obama healthcare law
The Hill - September 29, 2011

House Republicans released a draft spending bill Thursday that would cut off funding for many parts of the healthcare reform law, though the bill remains deadlocked in the Appropriations Committee....[view article]

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Obama visit caused $676K in airport damage
Boston Business Journal - September 28, 2011

Obama's entourage for a 2010 visit to Massachusetts caused $676,048 in damage to Marlborough Airport - and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has refused to compensate the company that runs the field, a suit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court alleges....[view article]

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Multimillion Times Square re-design proposes Theatre District pedestrian area
New York Daily News - September 28, 2011

Times Square is getting a sleek new makeover. The architects behind the National September 11 Memorial & Museum have unveiled their plans to spruce up the Theater District's pedestrianized area with a multimillion-dollar redesign....[view article]

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We Told You So! - Health insurance costs deal blow to Obama
FT - Financial Times - September 28, 2011

The cost of health insurance has surged in the US this year, according to a survey of employers, dealing a blow to claims by Obama that healthcare legislation introduced last year would curb costs. Marxist thinking will always twist the truth....[view article]

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IMF may need billions in extra funding
Telegraph - September 26, 2011

The head of the IMF has warned that its $384bn (£248bn) war chest designed as an emergency bail-out fund is inadequate to deliver the scale of the support required by troubled states....[view article]

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Putin to return as Russian president
FT - Financial Times - September 26, 2011

Russia's prime minister Vladimir Putin will return to his post as president next year after he and president Dmitry Medvedev announced they were switching jobs....[view article]

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Gold tumbles again on momentum selling, margin hike
Reuters - September 26, 2011

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold tumbled nearly 4 percent Monday, hit by momentum selling and heavy liquidation by commodity hedge funds triggered by another sharp margin hike....[view article]

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Moody's downgrades big banks on changed policy
Reuters - September 22, 2011

(Reuters) - Moody's Investors Service lowered debt ratings for Bank of America Corp, Citigroup Inc and Wells Fargo & Co on Wednesday, saying the U.S. government is getting less comfortable with bailing out large troubled lenders....[view article]

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Obama's favorability numbers start to drop among African Americans
- September 22, 2011

New cracks have begun to show in Obama's support amongst African Americans, who have been his strongest supporters. Five months ago, 83 percent of African Americans held "strongly favorable" views of Obama, but in a new Washington Post-ABC news poll that number has dropped to 58 percent. African Americans are beginning to realize that this man does not know what he is doing...or does he?...[view article]

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VIDEO: McConnell: Dems Treating Obama's Jobs Bill "Like An Afterthought"
Real Clear Politics - September 22, 2011

U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor Thursday regarding Obama's visit to Ohio and the bipartisan opposition to his stimulus and tax hike proposals....[view article]

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G.O.P. Urges No Further Fed Stimulus
The New York Times - September 21, 2011

Even though the financial markets have been counting on the Federal Reserve to take action, Republican Congressional leadership sent a letter to the Federal Reserve chairman on Tuesday evening urging it not to engage in further stimulus....[view article]

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Fed is expected to take new action to lift economy
AP - Associated Press - September 21, 2011

On Monday, the four highest-ranking Republicans in Congress sent Bernanke a letter cautioning the Fed against taking further steps to lower interest rates. Their letter suggested that lower rates could escalate the risk of high inflation....[view article]

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Poll: Economic pessimism deepens, and more blame Obama as they should
USA TODAY - September 21, 2011

WASHINGTON - Americans' pessimism about the economy and its future is deepening, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds, and they are increasingly willing to hold Obama responsible for hard times. His Marxist style leaning ways of thinking have caused deep wounds in the economy says many....[view article]

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Welcome to the Suburban Depression
NBC News - September 21, 2011

The prolonged economic slump we've been in since before the financial crisis really is different than recent recession experiences, especially when it comes to those who now live in poverty....[view article]

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Mortgage Twist Presents Fed With a Puzzle
Wall Street Journal - September 21, 2011

Lower interest rates don't automatically mean cheaper mortgages. On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve will conclude its latest policy meeting and may announce further measures aimed at lowering long-term borrowing costs. One option is called "Operation Twist:" the Fed would sell some of its short-term holdings and buy longer-term U.S. debt to push yields-which are already at historic lows-even lower....[view article]

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Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue
AP - Associated Press - September 19, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) --  Obama will propose $1.5 trillion in new taxes as part of a plan to identify more than $3 trillion in long-term deficit reduction and slow the nation's escalating national debt....[view article]

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Look at what we have become; what shall become of us?
The Daily Jot - September 19, 2011

The Federal Reserve has joined the Bank of England, the European Central Bank, the Swiss National Bank and the bank of Japan to flood money markets with dollars over the coming months to stimulate the European economy. US and world stock markets have been on the wane ostensibly because of the European debt crisis. The smart men and women running the American banking system have one answer--print more money, create more debt. In doing so, Americans should brace for runaway...[view article]

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Obama Proposes New Czar
TownHall.com - September 19, 2011

Obama is proposing a new group of czars as a part of his "jobs" act-- the American Infrastructure Financing Authority (AIFA) czars. Obama's newest czars will be given the authority to manage over a trillion dollars of federal funding for roads, bridges, buildings, waterways, dams and other infrastructure....[view article]

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Jobless Claims, Inflation Rise, Manufacturing Gets Weaker
NBC News - September 15, 2011

The weekly jobless claims number, which is closely watched as an indicator for employment trends, unexpectedly rose 11,000 to 428,000, well ahead of estimates of 411,000....[view article]

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Fraud Case Rocks Democratic Party
Wall Street Journal - September 15, 2011

LOS ANGELES-Accusations that a campaign treasurer stole more than $1 million from Democratic candidates across California have jolted the party on the eve of the 2012 campaign season....[view article]

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House Speaker Boehner to outline GOP jobs plan
AP - Associated Press - September 15, 2011

After giving Obama's economic stimulus plan something less than an enthusiastic endorsement, House Republicans will offer their own ideas Thursday for getting the economy back on track....[view article]

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Consumers paid more for range of items in August
AP - Associated Press - September 15, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers paid more for a range of goods and services last month, pushing up inflation and squeezing Americans' purchasing power....[view article]

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Mortgage default warnings surged in August
AP - Associated Press - September 15, 2011

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Banks have stepped up their actions against homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments, setting the stage for a fresh wave of foreclosures....[view article]

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VIDEO: Democrats balking at Obama's jobs bill
NBC News - September 15, 2011

Obama anticipated Republican resistance to his jobs program, but he is now meeting increasing pushback from his own party. Many Congressional Democrats, smarting from the fallout over the 2009 stimulus bill, say there is little chance they will be able to support the bill as a single entity, citing an array of elements they cannot abide....[view article]

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Obama Approval Plummets Among Americans Skeptical of Jobs Plan
Bloomberg - September 14, 2011

A majority of Americans don't believe Obama's $447 billion jobs plan will help lower the unemployment rate, skepticism he must overcome as he presses Congress for action and positions himself for re-election. His track record makes him a great liability and many can no longer trust him....[view article]

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Geithner: Economy In "An Early Stage" Of Crisis
Real Clear Politics - September 14, 2011

Jim Cramer, CNBC host: "Now let's talk about the fact that you said the economy is weak. You put out a jobs plan. The New York Times today basically gives its obituary. 'Tax plan for jobs bill.' Familiar ring. Meaning the GOP will not back this. Is this dead on arrival?"...[view article]

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President Obama's Tax On Soup Kitchens
- September 14, 2011

Yesterday, it was announced that an astounding 1 in 6 Americans are living in poverty. Obama's response? To demand a tax on donations to soup kitchens and other charities that help people desperately in need....[view article]

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Hill Dems pick apart Obama jobs plan
POLITICO.com - September 14, 2011

Obama's new jobs plan is hitting some unexpected turbulence in the halls of Congress: lawmakers from his own party. As he demands Congress quickly approve his ambitious proposal aimed at reviving the sagging economy, many Democrats on Capitol Hill appear far from sold that Obama has the right antidote to spur major job growth and turn around their party's political fortunes. As a matter of fact he is clueless!...[view article]

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Eurozone crisis could rip EU apart: officials
AFP - September 14, 2011

AFP - The eurozone crisis could wreck the European Union, top EU officials warned on Wednesday as the leaders of Germany and France held talks with Greece to avoid a default and widespread chaos....[view article]

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200% Surge: Huge Surge in Bank of America Foreclosures
NBC News - September 14, 2011

Bank of America is ramping up its foreclosure processing, sending out far more notices of default to borrowers in August than in previous months, well over 200 percent more month-to-month....[view article]

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Schakowsky: Americans don't deserve to keep all of their money
WLS Radio - September 14, 2011

"I'll put it this way. You don't deserve to keep all of it and it's not a question of deserving because what government is, is those things that we decide to do together."...[view article]

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China Woos Caribbean With Offer of $1 Billion in Loans
NBC News - September 13, 2011

China announced on Monday it will provide $1 billion in loans to Caribbean countries to finance infrastructure projects as it deepens ties in a region historically linked with the United States....[view article]

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GOP Balks at Taxes to Finance Jobs Plan
Wall Street Journal - September 13, 2011

The prospects for Obama's $447 billion jobs plan grew dimmer Monday as he unveiled the fine print of how it would be paid for-primarily through tax increases that Republicans said would destroy jobs, not create them. What part of the word "no" does Obama NOT understand?...[view article]

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Italy Turnd to China for Financial Help
FT - Financial Times - September 13, 2011

Italy's centre-right government is turning to cash-rich China in the hope that Beijing will help rescue it from financial crisis by making "significant" purchases of Italian bonds and investments in strategic companies....[view article]

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Democrats aim to increase top tax rates to near 50 percent.
- September 8, 2011

Obama has said that raising taxes in a struggling economy is "the last thing you want to do," but for some Democrats on Capitol Hill raising taxes is a top priority. A proposal from Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee obtained by THE WEEKLY STANDARD favors raising top marginal income tax rates to nearly 50 percent....[view article]

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Obama hits all-time lows, according to NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll
NBC News - September 6, 2011

After the bruising debt-ceiling fight — as well as Standard & Poor's subsequent downgrade of the nation's credit rating — Obama's job approval rating has sunk to a low of 44 percent, a 3-point drop since July. His handling of the economy stands at a low of 37 percent. And only 19 percent believe the country is headed in the right direction, the lowest mark for this White House occupier. By reading these stats, this country...[view article]

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75% Poll illustrates California voters' anger at Obama Policies
LA Times - September 6, 2011

Nearly 3 in 4 say the country is on the wrong track, and nearly half favor slashing government spending - a potentially dismal finding for White House occupier Obama, who will unveil a jobs plan this week....[view article]

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Armed forces raid BP's Moscow offices
FT - Financial Times - September 1, 2011

BP defended itself against a raid by bailiffs and armed special forces troopers on its Moscow office on Wednesday, describing it as "part of a pressure campaign against BP's business in Russia"....[view article]

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Jobless Claims Stuck Above 400,000, Productivity Falls
Wall Street Journal - September 1, 2011

Stock futures are rallying for some strange reason, though the morning's plate of economic data was sort of ugly. But what can one expect with the Obama financial team....[view article]

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Gallup: Unemployment Went Up—Again—in August
CNS News - September 1, 2011

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. unemployment rate increased in August, according to the Gallup polling company, which surveys approximately 30,000 people each month about their employment status....[view article]

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Article: Space Junk Problem Is More Threatening Than Ever, Report Warns
Space.com - September 1, 2011

There is so much junk in space that collisions could start to increase exponentially, leading to a continuously growing pile of rubble in orbit, a new report warns....[view article]

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Bankrupt solar company with fed backing has cozy ties to Obama admin
The Daily Caller - September 1, 2011

A solar energy company that intends to file for bankruptcy received $535 million in backing from the federal government and has a cozy history with Democrats and the Obama administration, campaign finance records show....[view article]

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Commentary: Obama has Failed by His Own Standards
Weekly Standard - August 31, 2011

This year, net confidence in the government hit a recent low. That suggests to me that Obama has failed by his own standards...[view article]

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Obama to tap Krueger for economic post
AP - Associated Press - August 29, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - Obama has chosen labor economist Alan Krueger for a top administration post as the White House scrambles in a panic for solutions to boost a fragile economy with the 2012 election looming....[view article]

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School superintendent gives up $800k in pay
AP - Associated Press - August 29, 2011

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Some people give back to their community. Then there's Fresno County School Superintendent Larry Powell, who's really giving back. As in $800,000 - what would have been his compensation for the next three years....[view article]

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Euro bail-out in doubt as 'hysteria' sweeps Germany
Telegraph - August 29, 2011

German Chancellor Angela Merkel no longer has enough coalition votes in the Bundestag to secure backing for Europe's revamped rescue machinery, threatening a consitutional crisis in Germany and a fresh eruption of the euro debt saga....[view article]

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Copper Thieves Leave I-95 In Palm Beach Co. In The Dark
CBSNews.com - August 29, 2011

WEST PALM BEACH (CBS4) - Copper wire thieves have left a 33 mile stretch of I-95 in Palm Beach County in the dark....[view article]

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Will International Space Station Be Abandoned?
Fox News - August 29, 2011

MOSCOW - NASA has scuttled the shuttles -- and now science may pay the price. With the end of the storied space shuttle program, NASA is forced to rely on Russian spacecraft to operate the International Space Station. The recent crash of a Russian spaceship in the remote reaches of Siberia underscores the risk of that policy decision: A problem with Russia's fleet may force NASA to abandon the station as soon as November....[view article]

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Researchers See Improvements in Breakaway Zeus Malware
PC World - August 25, 2011

A dangerous piece of malicious code responsible for stealing money from online bank accounts is being updated with new functions after its source code was leaked earlier this year, according to security researchers....[view article]

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GE moving X-ray business to China
- August 24, 2011

General Electric Co.'s health care unit, the world's biggest maker of medical imaging machines, is moving the headquarters of its 115-year-old X-ray business to Beijing thanks to Obama's disastrous U.S. job creation failures....[view article]

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Libya to honor all legal oil deals: Jehani
Reuters - August 24, 2011

(Reuters) - Libya's rebel government will honor all energy contracts granted legally under Muammar Gaddafi's 42-year rule and work to restore oil output to pre-war levels within a year, said rebel reconstruction leader Ahmed Jehani....[view article]

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National Obama Debt Data: It's growing $2.95 million a minute, even during his vacation
LA Times - August 23, 2011

Obama is saying yes, we can get control of the national debt. But ominously every time he adds that trillions of dollars in infrastructure repairs are badly needed across the country. And with interest rates so low, according to the thinking on Obama's planet, now is an excellent time to borrow even more money. Or better yet - let's go on vacation again!...[view article]

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Dem Congresswoman Blames Black Unemployment On "Racism"
Real Clear Politics - August 23, 2011

"When you look at African American males, 40% of them are unemployed, those under 30 years of age. I understand exactly the entire nation must be involved in this recovery but the black community is experiencing a great recession. That's what we're experiencing," Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) told MSNBC....[view article]

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New national debt data: It's growing about $3 million a minute, even during his vacation
LA Times - August 23, 2011

Updated numbers for the national debt are just out: It's now $14,639,000,000,000....[view article]

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South Dakota schools cut costs with 4-day week
AP - Associated Press - August 22, 2011

IRENE, S.D. (AP) -- When the nearly 300 students of the Irene-Wakonda School District returned to school this week, they found a lot of old friends, teachers and familiar routines awaiting them. But one thing was missing: Friday classes....[view article]

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Wall Street Aristocracy Got $1.2 Trillion in Secret Fed Loans
Bloomberg - August 22, 2011

Citigroup Inc. (C) and Bank of America Corp. (BAC) were the reigning champions of finance in 2006 as home prices peaked, leading the 10 biggest U.S. banks and brokerage firms to their best year ever with $104 billion of profits....[view article]

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Spending Cuts, Not Tax Hikes, Best for Deficit: NABE
NBC News - August 22, 2011

The majority of economists surveyed by the National Association for Business Economics believe that the federal deficit should be reduced only or primarily through spending cuts. Is Obama listening or too busy playing golf!...[view article]

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Google begins Amazon river Street View project
BBC - August 22, 2011

Google is expanding its Street View service into some of the world's most remote places....[view article]

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Consumer Edge says U.S. confidence hits new low while Obama goes on vacations again!
Reuters - August 22, 2011

(Reuters) - Consumer confidence has fallen further after weeks of intensified economic concerns and broad stock market declines, and Conference Board data due later this month could be even weaker than current projections suggest, Consumer Edge Research said on Monday....[view article]

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Jackson Hole Central Bankers Reflect on QE2 Amid Pressure for New Stimulus
Bloomberg - August 22, 2011

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke has big shoes to fill this week when he speaks at the Federal Reserve's annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: His own....[view article]

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Obama: We'll Print More Money to Help Libya
The Jerusalem Post - August 22, 2011

Obama said on Monday the United States would be a friend and partner to Libya, but urged rebels poised to depose Muammar Gaddafi to not seek justice through violent reprisals....[view article]

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One in five American children now living in poverty according to new report:
Mail Online - August 18, 2011

14.7million children in families with income less than $21,756 a year Child poverty increased in 38 states from 2000 to 2009 Mississippi is state with highest level - 31 per cent New Hampshire is state with smallest level - 11 per cent. Should Obama be so detached from the reality of this nation's peril and dare take another vacation at this time?  ...[view article]

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Record numbers of homeless people in Portland, ME
NECN - August 18, 2011

More families than ever are struggling to get by. Shelter workers in Maine's largest city are scrambling to accommodate record numbers of homeless people this summer. But Obama says, "Hey! Let's go on vacation again."...[view article]

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Obama approval rating on economy plunges to new low
CBSNews.com - August 18, 2011

Just over one in four of those asked say they approve of his performance. The 26 percent approval rating is down from 37 percent in May and almost 10 percentage points below his prior low of 35 percent in November 2010....[view article]

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US Jobless Claims Up, Gasoline Lifts Consumer Prices
NBC News - August 18, 2011

The number of Americans claiming new jobless benefits rose last week and consumer prices increased at the fastest pace in four months in July, highlighting the challenges facing the Federal Reserve....[view article]

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Nance: Most women understand basic economics
OneNewsNow.com - August 18, 2011

The CEO of Concerned Women for America (CWA) says the lone female on the congressional committee chosen to find additional spending cuts in the federal budget doesn't represent the majority of American women....[view article]

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It took a decade, but the Taliban will no longer receive American money to use against US troops
Jewish World Review - August 18, 2011

KABUL- (TCSM) After nearly a decade of war in Afghanistan, the US military has taken steps to restructure its transport and supply contract so American money is no longer indirectly diverted to the insurgency....[view article]

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Who has most debt? Answer may surprise you
NBC News - August 18, 2011

We here in the United States have spent a lot of time lately fretting about our national debt. But while we owe plenty of money, we may not be in nearly as bad of shape as some of our peers....[view article]

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Price-gougers hike costs of vital drugs during shortage
MSNBC - August 18, 2011

Amid growing shortages of life-saving drugs, some back-door suppliers are capitalizing on the problem, jacking up prices for medications for cancer, high blood pressure and other serious problems by as much as 4,500 percent, a new hospital survey shows....[view article]

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VIDEO: Trump: "[Man Occupying the White House] Is Grossly Incompetent"
Real Clear Politics - August 18, 2011

Donald Trump: "[Man occupying the White House] is grossly incompetent. He doesn't know what he's doing. The world is laughing at us. It's very, very sad."...[view article]

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Gloom on Wall Street: Stocks Pummeled by Euro, Economic Fears
Fox News - August 18, 2011

Spooked traders fled equities and raced into safe-haven assets amid growing euro zone and global economic tension, shoving the Dow more than 400 points into the red....[view article]

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Computer lab's Chinese-made parts raise spy concerns
Washington Times - August 17, 2011

A U.S. supercomputer laboratory engaged in classified military research concluded a recent deal involving Chinese-made components that is raising concerns in Congress about potential electronic espionage....[view article]

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AUDIO: Romney: Bus tour won't make up for 'hundreds of days of failure'
WLS Radio - August 17, 2011

Obama visits western Illinois Wednesday, presidential candidate Mitt Romney on with WLS Radio's Don Wade and Roma blasting the president's bus tour....[view article]

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Chris Christie: 'You Can't Lead from Behind'
Weekly Standard - August 17, 2011

New Jersey governor Chris Christie slammed Obama at a recent press conference. "You can't lead from behind," Christie said. "Leading is not a political strategy. It's a moral strategy."...[view article]

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Companies paid more for wholesale goods, though inflation pressures muted
The Washington Post - August 17, 2011

WASHINGTON — A key measure of wholesale inflation rose in July by the most in six months....[view article]

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Global stocks falter, oil gains on gasoline
Reuters - August 17, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - World equities faltered on Wednesday, dashed by a downturn in U.S. technology stocks and a return of investor skittishness after Swiss measures to halt the franc's rise frustrated investors seeking harsher steps....[view article]

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SAY WHAT! U.S. considers funding $12 billion Pakistani dam project
Jewish World Review - August 17, 2011

Even as U.S.-Pakistani cooperation on anti-terrorism programs is withering, the United States is considering backing the construction of a giant, $12 billion dam in Pakistan that would be the largest civilian aid project the U.S. has undertaken here in decades....[view article]

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WND Exclusive Wall Street targeted for Britain-style riots Read more: Wall Street targeted for Britain-style riots
WorldNetDaily - August 17, 2011

In the wake of Britain's riots, a group of American radicals are planning a "Day of Rage" targeting Wall Street and U.S. capitalism. The upcoming protests, replete with a planned tent city in downtown Manhattan, is closely tied to the founders of ACORN and leaders of major U.S. unions, including the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU....[view article]

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Analyst: New committee indicates 'Congress can't do its job'
OneNewsNow.com - August 17, 2011

A budget analyst isn't impressed with the Capitol Hill lawmakers assigned to find another $1.5 trillion in spending cuts over ten years....[view article]

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Former Obama WH Economist: Unemployment Won't Drop Below 8% Before End of 2012
CNS News - August 16, 2011

Washington (CNSNews.com) - The White House economic adviser who determined in 2009 that if Obama's stimulus bill were passed unemployment would not go above 8 percent, now says he was wrong and that he does not think unemployment will go below 8 percent before the end of 2012--the last year of the four-year term Obama won in 2008....[view article]

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On mortgage rates, Obama wants proposal for how government can keep big role
The Washington Post - August 16, 2011

This is exactly what we do not need... big government and your tax dollars controlling people's private lives. This is what the Marxist mindset wants...control of people's live so that they are working for the government and not their families and communities....[view article]

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Upcoming reports could calm — or validate — recession fears
Jewish World Review - August 16, 2011

A series of economic reports coming out in the days and weeks ahead could calm their fears — or confirm their worst suspicions. Economists and investors alike will scrutinize unemployment claims, retail sales and consumer confidence numbers like a doctor watching an ailing patient's vital signs....[view article]

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Protests force Chinese factory to close
FT - Financial Times - August 15, 2011

Chinese authorities ordered a petrochemical factory to close on Sunday after more than 12,000 demonstrators confronted riot police, demanding the plant's relocation over health fears....[view article]

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COMMENTARY: Why Egypt is angry over $65 million in US democracy grants
Jewish World Review - August 15, 2011

CAIRO- (TCSM) The Egyptian government's hostile response to a US initiative to fund pro-democracy groups has strained America's relations with its biggest Arab ally during a critical transitional period for Egypt....[view article]

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Google to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion
Bloomberg - August 15, 2011

Google Inc. (GOOG), maker of the Android mobile-phone software, agreed to buy smartphone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. for $12.5 billion in its biggest deal, gaining mobile patents and expanding in the hardware business....[view article]

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UK: Ministers plan removal of rioters' benefits
FT - Financial Times - August 15, 2011

Ministers are drawing up controversial plans to remove benefits from those convicted of taking part in the riots that engulfed England last week, in a move Liberal Democrats and independent experts have condemned as counter-productive and overly expensive....[view article]

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Cyber recruits key part of NSA hiring blitz
Federal News Radio - August 15, 2011

The National Security Agency is on a hiring blitz. The cryptologic intelligence agency — home to the government's chief codemakers and breakers — announced its intention to hire as many as 3,000 people over the next two years, many of them cybersecurity experts....[view article]

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$2.2 million for Secret Service's new armored buses
POLITICO.com - August 15, 2011

The Secret Service has revealed to Talking Points Memo that the government has purchased two armored buses for use by Obama and Republican candidates in the 2012 presidential campaign and beyond....[view article]

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The "ABCs" of Being Ambassador to China
NBC News - August 15, 2011

BEIJING-The new U.S. ambassador to China made waves even before he landed on these shores. Over the weekend, Gary Locke--the former U.S. Commerce Secretary and Governor of Washington--was photographed by a Chinese tech entrepreneur who spotted our new envoy at a Starbucks in the Seattle airport....[view article]

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U.K.: Hundreds of Tons of Oil Leaked in North Sea Spill
Fox News - August 15, 2011

LONDON - The British government warned Monday that several hundred tons of oil may have leaked into the North Sea from a Royal Dutch Shell rig....[view article]

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Pentagon Considering Scrapping Traditional Pensions in its Proposed Retirement Program Overhaul
Fox News - August 15, 2011

A Pentagon task force is proposing the largest overhaul of the military retirement system in 50 years that will do away with a traditional pension system, opting instead for a 401(k)-style contribution program....[view article]

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COMMENTARY: Will There Be War? - Adam Yashida
American Thinker - August 11, 2011

An American credit downgrade. Europe in turmoil. Israel menaced by an Iran with nuclear ambitions. Mexican drug cartels run amok. Chinese ghost cities....[view article]

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WISCONSIN: GOP maintains control of Senate
NBC News - August 10, 2011

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republicans held onto control of the Wisconsin Senate on Tuesday, beating back four Democratic challengers in a recall election despite an intense political backlash against GOP support for Gov. Scott Walker's effort to curb public employees' union rights....[view article]

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YES! Kansas returns health insurance exchange grant
Reuters - August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Kansas became on Tuesday the second U.S. state to return a large federal grant meant to help it create a prototype health insurance exchange as part of the Obama administration's healthcare overhaul. :)...[view article]

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Fed Up: A Texas Bank Is Calling It Quits
Wall Street Journal - August 10, 2011

Main Street Bank lends most of its money to small businesses and is earning decent profits. But the Kingwood, Texas, bank is about to get out of the banking business....[view article]

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Gas prices up despite use of reserves
Washington Times - August 8, 2011

More than a month after Obama said it would tap the country's emergency oil reserve to try to combat supply disruptions in the Middle East, gas prices at the pump actually have risen 10 cents....[view article]

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"Debt Man Walking" in 2012
Rush24 - August 8, 2011

RUSH: RUSH: Pete Wehner ... Even Pete, at his Commentary magazine blog today, said this: "It reinforces, perhaps, like nothing else has the impression that Obama is overseeing -- and some respects engineering -- the decline of the American republic."...[view article]

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No Chance of Default, US Can Print Money: Greenspan (It's Called Hyperinflation)
NBC News - August 8, 2011

Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan on Sunday ruled out the chance of a US default following S&P's decision to downgrade America's credit rating....[view article]

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Strike hits Verizon as 45,000 walk out
CNN - August 8, 2011

New York (CNN) -- About 45,000 unionized workers at telecommunications giant Verizon walked off the job Sunday after contract talks stalled over the weekend, the company and union leaders said....[view article]

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Geithner to stay on as Treasury chief
Breitbart - August 8, 2011

(Reuters) - Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, who had considered stepping down after the government borrowing limit was raised, will remain at his post at Obama's request, the administration said on Sunday. Why not, there is more that can be destroyed....[view article]

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Gas prices up despite use of reserves but may fall
Washington Times - August 8, 2011

More than a month after Obama said it would tap the country's emergency oil reserve to try to combat supply disruptions in the Middle East, gas prices at the pump actually have risen 10 cents....[view article]

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Netanyahu anticipates 'enormous change' in Israel's economy
Haaretz.com - August 8, 2011

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday announced the formation of a panel of experts to hold a dialogue with the leaders of the tent protests....[view article]

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Hackers Use Frequent Flyer Miles as Currency
PC World - August 8, 2011

Unsatisfied with stealing bank account information from their victims, cybercriminals steal frequent flyer miles, too. The miles are used as currency among some of the miscreants, according to a report released today by the malware fighters at the Kaspersky Lab....[view article]

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Defcon for Kids Raising a New Generation of 'Hackers'
PC World - August 8, 2011

At the Defcon conference in Las Vegas last week, kids aged 8 to 16 were exposed to the world of hacking. Some may fear indoctrinating a new generation of Anonymous and LulzSec members, but young minds can expand the horizons of technology and computer security to effectively combat hacking collectives such as these....[view article]

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Report: Obama Administration Added $9.5 Billion in Red Tape in July
US News & World Report - August 4, 2011

"Obama has continued to roll out more crushing red tape," said a spokesperson for Wyoming Republican Sen. John Barrasso, who's been championing the regulation fight. Obama is destroying the job market in the U.S....[view article]

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US borrowing tops 100% of GDP: Treasury
AFP - August 4, 2011

US debt shot up $238 billion to reach 100 percent of gross domestic project after the government's debt ceiling was lifted, Treasury figures showed Wednesday. Obama is destroying this country...dollar by dollar....[view article]

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Hackers infiltrate computer networks of thousands of companies
Jewish World Review - August 4, 2011

The hackers, who belong to a government-sanctioned group from either Eastern Europe or East Asia, not only broke in but remained embedded in the computer systems, quietly siphoning secret data for years, security analysts say....[view article]

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Strapped states cutting unemployment benefits
NBC News - August 4, 2011

WASHINGTON - U.S. states are making "unprecedented" cuts to unemployment benefit programs, hoping to keep their budgets in line as the country's jobless rate shows no sign of budging, according to a report the National Employment Law Project released on Wednesday....[view article]

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Debt Deal Is A Blank Check
Forbes.com - August 4, 2011

By supposedly compromising to raise the debt ceiling, Congress and Obama have now paved the way for ever higher levels of federal spending. Although the nation was spared the trauma of borrowing restrictions, the actual risk of default existed solely in the minds of Washington politicians....[view article]

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Deal could endanger health care law: Now you're talkin!
POLITICO.com - August 4, 2011

The debt ceiling agreement could jeopardize millions of dollars, and perhaps billions, in initiatives from President Barack Obama's health care reform law if the super committee can't come up with required spending cuts....[view article]

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Recession Seen Looming as Jobless Benefits End
NBC News - August 4, 2011

The likely loss of unemployment benefits for 3.71 million Americans in a few months will only add to an economy edging ever closer to recession, according to analysis that puts the chances of another downturn at better than 1 in 3....[view article]

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Private Sector Adds 114,000 Jobs, But Layoffs On the Rise
NBC News - August 3, 2011

Private sector payrolls rose at a faster pace than expected in July, but a surprising increase in layoffs in the sector helped push the number of announced U.S. jobs cuts to a 16-month high, separate reports showed Wednesday....[view article]

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New Yorkers Fleeing State
Fox News - August 3, 2011

ALBANY, N.Y. - Taxed-out New Yorkers are voting with their feet, with a staggering 1.6 million residents fleeing the state over the last decade. Socialist states will always lose smart financially concerned citizens. Socialism does not work!...[view article]

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Neb. mine find to challenge China's dominance of vital rare minerals
Washington Times - August 3, 2011

Elk Creek, Neb. (population 112), may not be so tiny much longer. Reports suggest that the southeastern Nebraska hamlet may be sitting on the world’s largest untapped deposit of “rare earth” minerals, which have proved to be indispensable to a slew of high-tech and military applications such as laser pointers, stadium lighting, electric car batteries and sophisticated missile-guidance systems....[view article]

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Chevy Volt: Still Not Selling
Weekly Standard - August 3, 2011

The July sales numbers are out and the Chevy Volt continues to electrify the country. GM sold ... 125 Volts last month!...[view article]

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Governments, IOC and UN hit by massive cyber attack
BBC - August 3, 2011

IT security firm McAfee claims to have uncovered one of the largest ever series of cyber attacks....[view article]

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Higher Taxes And Epic Tax Fight Are On The Horizon
Forbes.com - August 3, 2011

It seems obvious that the legislation Obama has just signed raising the national debt ceiling in return for $2.4 trillion in deficit cuts won't lead to tax hikes or the sort of loophole- closing, revenue raising tax reform that Obamat, his bipartisan deficit closing commission and the Senate's bipartisan Gang of Six have all called for....[view article]

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The trouble with outsourcing
The Economist - August 3, 2011

WHEN Ford's River Rouge Plant was completed in 1928 it boasted everything it needed to turn raw materials into finished cars: 100,000 workers, 16m square feet of factory floor, 100 miles of railway track and its own docks and furnaces....[view article]

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VIDEO: Palin: If Tea Partiers Were Terrorists, Obama Would Pal Around With Us
Real Clear Politics - August 3, 2011

Fmr. Gov. Sarah Palin responds to a report that  Joe Biden said Tea Party Republicans were "terrorists" during a closed-door meeting with Congressional Democrats about the debt compromise. The real terrorist is Obama. He has destroyed more in two years than anyone walking on the planet....[view article]

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GOP, Romney rip Obama on jobs ahead of Chicago fundraiser
Chicago Tribune - August 3, 2011

The chairmen of the national and state Republican Party issued a blistering attack on Obama today in advance of Obama's fundraising visit to Chicago tonight, contending that shows his priority is to keep his job while national unemployment remains high!...[view article]

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McAfee Warns of Massive 5-Year Hacking Plot
PC World - August 3, 2011

Every company in every conceivable industry is compromised by hackers - or will be­ shortly - according to a report from McAfee, a major maker of cybersecurity software....[view article]

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Eric Cantor: Obama 'in over his head'
POLITICO.com - August 3, 2011

Obama is "in over his head" when it comes to tackling the country's economic troubles, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Wednesday. He is not very bright....[view article]

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Massive Global Cyberattack Targeting U.S., U.N. Discovered; Experts Blame China
Fox News - August 3, 2011

The world's most extensive case of cyber-espionage, including attacks on U.S. government and U.N. computers, was revealed Wednesday by online security firm McAfee, and analysts are speculating that China is behind the attacks....[view article]

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JOKE OF THE DAY: Wasserman Schultz: "We've Really Begun To Turn The Economy Around"
- August 3, 2011

"Well, we're going to focus on what we know is the number one priorities on Americans ease minds right now, that is creating jobs and continuing to get this economy turned around....[view article]

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ObamaCare – hello, Supreme Court
OneNewsNow.com - August 1, 2011

One of several lawsuits challenging ObamaCare is officially on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, and one attorney says the case should be of interest to everyone....[view article]

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Thanks to Obama: Manufacturing growth hits lowest level in 2 years
AP - Associated Press - August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - Manufacturing activity barely grew in July, falling to the weakest level since just after the recession ended, a private trade group said Monday. Thank you Obama....[view article]

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Moody's: Neither debt plan protects the nation's AAA rating
The Hill - August 1, 2011

The "limited magnitude" of both debt plans put forward by congressional leaders would not put the nation's AAA credit rating back on solid footing, Moody's Investors Service announced Friday....[view article]

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Chronicle of a famine foretold
The Economist - August 1, 2011

ON JULY 27th, after days of toing and froing, the first aid flight at last landed in Mogadishu, capital of famine-hit Somalia. It carried 10 tonnes of plumpy nut, enough to reverse malnutrition in 3,500 children. The mission seems late. After the 1985 Ethiopian famine America's aid agency set up a Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS Net) to give warning of disasters. It has been forecasting a threat of famine in Somalia since November....[view article]

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'We Have Compromised Our Way Into Disaster'
Spiegel Online - August 1, 2011

SPIEGEL: The world is looking at Washington and sees gridlock and chaos. How much have the negotiations over the United States' debt ceiling hurt America's standing in the world?...[view article]

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VIDEO: Bachmann: Debt Limit Deal Means 'We Embrace Being Greece'
CNS News - August 1, 2011

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.). who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said today on Laura Ingraham's radio show that the debt-limit deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional leaders is "like saying we embrace being Greece."...[view article]

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Small spending cuts to have little economic impact
AP - Associated Press - August 1, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - The first phase of a deal to raise the government's borrowing limit would pose little threat to the economy in the short term because almost none of the spending cuts would occur before 2014....[view article]

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10 Signs that Double Dip Recesion Is Here!
NBC News - August 1, 2011

Friday's news on GDP shows the double dip has arrived - an expansion of only 1.3 percent and consumer spending up 0.1 percent in the second quarter. Astonishingly low by any account. The debt ceiling trouble and lack of a longer term resolution to the deficit will make it worse....[view article]

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House GOP Sets Vote on Revamped Debt-Limit Bill
Fox News - July 28, 2011

Washington - Speaker John Boehner and his Republican deputies are in a fight to the buzzer to round up enough support to pass his deficit-reduction bill, as the House begins arguably the most harrowing series of votes in his tenure -- with the nation's borrowing power, the economy and everybody's interest rates in the balance....[view article]

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America's power grid too vulnerable to cyberattack, US report warns
Jewish World Review - July 28, 2011

America's power grid remains vulnerable to cyberattack, a result of sluggish implementation of weak computer security standards and insufficient federal oversight, says a tough new report from the US Department of Energy Inspector General....[view article]

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Hay Crisis Reaches North Texas, Ranchers Stunned At Shortage
CBSNews.com - July 28, 2011

CELINA (CBSDFW.COM) - With 75 percent of the state suffering through an exceptional drought, ranchers have begun using words like "desperation" and "panic" when it comes to finding and affording hay to feed their livestock....[view article]

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Treasuries Decline as Obama Threatens to Veto House Speaker's Debt Plan
Bloomberg - July 27, 2011

Treasuries fell, eroding a gain from yesterday, as Obama threatened to veto House Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the U.S. debt ceiling and reduce spending by $3 trillion. Obama appears to be working hard at destroying the U.S. economy from these indicators....[view article]

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Obama urged to invoke 14th Amendment as debt ceiling deadline nears
POLITICO.com - July 27, 2011

Rep. James Clyburn and a group of House Democrat irresponsibles are urging Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling if Congress can't come up with a satisfactory plan before the Tuesday deadline....[view article]

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Federal Reserve audit highlights possible conflicts of interest
- July 26, 2011

When the Federal Reserve launched an unprecedented series of interventions in the financial system in 2008, it often moved so quickly that the usual practices for preventing conflicts of interest couldn't keep up, according to a new report....[view article]

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Waking up! More Americans unhappy with Obama on economy, jobs
The Washington Post - July 26, 2011

More than a third of Americans now believe that Obama's policies are hurting the economy, and confidence in his ability to create jobs is sharply eroding among his base, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll....[view article]

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Speaker Boehner's Debt Ceiling Speech
Weekly Standard - July 26, 2011

Here's the full text of Speaker of the House John Boehner's response to President Obama's debt ceiling address, as prepared for delivery:...[view article]

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House GOP revolts against Boehner plan
Washington Times - July 26, 2011

House Republicans do not have enough support to pass their debt-ceiling increase plan on their own, a top conservative said Tuesday as his party's leaders tried to cobble together a coalition of Republicans and Democrats to put the bill over the top....[view article]

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Beijing: Land of pollution?
WorldNetDaily - July 26, 2011

This is the third of a series of reports from Dawn Fotopulos, an associate professor of business at The King's College, New York, about China....[view article]

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Postal Service mulls closing 3,700 post offices
NBC News - July 26, 2011

The Postal Service, which has been losing billions of dollars as more people communicate online, said Tuesday that it is considering closing 12 percent of its post office locations and working with local businesses to fill the void....[view article]

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VIDEO: Carney Gets Hit for Ten Minutes on The Obama Plan
National Review Online - July 26, 2011

Or the lack thereof. After bobbing-and-weaving for nine minutes, Carney finally says what everybody knows: Obama won’t put his plan on paper because he doesn’t want it to become “politically charged” before a compromise can be reached. In other words, you’ve got to pass it to find out what’s in it: How corrupt is that?...[view article]

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'China, Iran discussing barter system to bypass sanctions'
The Jerusalem Post - July 25, 2011

Iran and China are discussing using a barter system to exchange Iranian oil for Chinese goods and services, as US sanctions have blocked China from paying at least $20 billion for oil, the Financial Times said....[view article]

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Boehner: GOP Must Go It Alone, Expect 'Sacrifices'
AP - Associated Press - July 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - With bipartisan debt-limit talks deadlocked, House Republicans and Senate Democrats readied rival emergency fallback plans Sunday in hopes of reassuring world financial markets the U.S. government will avoid an unprecedented default....[view article]

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Angry Obama Demands Tax Increases or No Deal
Newsmax.com - July 25, 2011

WASHINGTON - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner broke off talks with Obama on Friday on a deficit-reduction deal to prevent a devastating default and said he would try to hammer out an agreement through the Senate....[view article]

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Dems, Republicans Craft Separate Debt Plans as Bipartisan Talks Hit 'Deadlock'
Fox News - July 25, 2011

Unable to find common ground, Republicans and Democrats worked Sunday to prepare separate fallback plans for raising the debt ceiling as they tried to provide some assurance to the global financial markets that the country will not default on its obligations....[view article]

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OBAMA: Divide and Conquer
Weekly Standard - July 25, 2011

Soon after Mitch McConnell joined the debt limit talks, his suspicions grew. An agreement with Obama on raising the limit by $2.4 trillion​—​and tied to serious spending cuts​—​looked impossible....[view article]

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Bipartisan talks falter; Boehner, Reid work on separate debt proposals
The Hill - July 25, 2011

On Sunday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) moved in different directions after efforts to broker a bipartisan agreement to raise the nation's debt ceiling ahead of the Aug. 2 deadline deadlocked....[view article]

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IMF to U.S.: Raise the Debt Ceiling Quickly
Reuters - July 25, 2011

The International Monetary Fund warned on Monday the United States must raise the debt ceiling quickly and get its debts under control for the sake of the global economy....[view article]

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Consumers Use Credit Cards for Necessities as Inflation Cuts U.S. Incomes - Obama wants to raise taxes
Bloomberg - July 21, 2011

Consumers in the U.S. are increasingly using credit cards to pay for basic necessities as income gains fail to keep pace with rising food and fuel prices.Obama wants to raise taxes!...[view article]

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U.S. loses $1.3 billion in exiting Chrysler
CNN - July 21, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. taxpayers likely lost $1.3 billion in the government bailout  of Chrysler, the Treasury Department announced Thursday. Obama should be held directly responsible....[view article]

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Surveys Point to Slowdowns in Euro Zone and China
The New York Times - July 21, 2011

LONDON - While most investor attention was focused on a meeting of European leaders attempting to resolve the Greek debt crisis, survey data released Thursday suggested a backdrop of stagnating economic activity in the euro zone and softening output in China....[view article]

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House Votes 234-190 to Pass 'Cut, Cap, and Balance' House Votes 234-190 to Pass 'Cut, Cap, and Balance'
Newsmax.com - July 21, 2011

WASHINGTON - The House has passed legislation conditioning a $2.4 trillion increase in the nation's borrowing cap on a tea party-backed plan to require immediate spending cuts and a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget....[view article]

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Two decades of Planned Parenthood abusing women, and tax dollars, detailed in new report
WORLD Magazine - July 21, 2011

Planned Parenthood has held onto its federal funding so far, but nine states-Indiana, Texas, Kansas, New Jersey, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Ohio, Tennessee, and Wisconsin-have defunded the leading abortion provider from state budgets or may soon do so....[view article]

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Many states celebrate surpluses as Congress struggles with debt
Washington Times - July 19, 2011

As Washington stares at rising national debt and projected deficits for years to come, many states are faced with the opposite problem: whether to spend their budget surpluses and, if so, on what....[view article]

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United States recognizes Libyan rebels as legitimate government
The Washington Post - July 19, 2011

ISTANBUL - The United States granted Libyan rebel leaders full diplomatic recognition as the governing authority of Libya on Friday, a move that could give the cash-strapped rebels access to more than $30 billion in frozen assets that once belonged to Moammar Gaddafi....[view article]

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Barack 'No Drama' Obama makes an stand on debt and immaturely loses his cool
Telegraph - July 14, 2011

He huffed and puffed and immaturely walked out of a meeting with Republican congressional leaders on deficit reduction, telling them "enough was enough"....[view article]

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McConnell: GOP Won't Be "Reduced To Being Tax Collectors For The Obama Economy"
Real Clear Politics - July 14, 2011

"I was truly hopeful that Obama could be persuaded to view the upcoming debt limit vote as an opportunity to cut Washington spending and the debt that has ballooned since he took office, and to preserve entitlements at the same time." But.......[view article]

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Rep. Walsh Tells Obama 'Quit Lying' About Debt Ceiling
CBSNews.com - July 14, 2011

CHICAGO (CBS) - North suburban Republican Congressman Joe Walsh has a new YouTube video on his website - where he tells President Barack Obama to "quit lying" about the impact of not raising the national debt ceiling by Aug. 2....[view article]

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Homosexuals In Cambridge Mass. To Be Paid More Than Normal PeopleTo Offset Their taxes
Boston.com - July 11, 2011

Starting this month, Cambridge MA will become what is believed to be the first municipality in the country to pay its public employees a stipend in an attempt to defray the cost of the federal tax on health benefits for their homosexual spouses....[view article]

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Commentary: Obama, The Sugar Daddy Has Run Out of Sugar
- July 11, 2011

Obama’s big government policies continue to fail. He should put a link to the national debt clock on his BlackBerry. The gears on that clock have nearly exploded during his administration. Yesterday’s terrible job numbers should not be a surprise because it all goes back to our debt. Our dangerously unsustainable debt is wiping out our jobs, crippling our economic growth, and jeopardizing our position in the global economy as the leader of the...[view article]

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The only question to ask is 'Where are the jobs?'
The Hill - July 11, 2011

After a Labor Department report showed the unemployment rate ticking up to 9.2 percent, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) said there is only one question that should be asked of Obama....[view article]

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How a one-term guy is made
Salon - July 11, 2011

The 2012 election won't be relying on a measured analysis of the logic of each party's case to make up their minds. It's the state of the economy that will dictate their verdict. "The sugar daddy is running out of sugar," and the calendar is running on schedule....[view article]

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Senate Democrats draft debt-reduction plan
The Washington Post - July 10, 2011

Senate Democrats have drafted a sweeping debt-reduction plan that would slice $4 trillion from projected borrowing over the next decade without touching the expensive health and retirement programs targeted by President Obama....[view article]

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Obama Pushes Tax Hikes in Budget Talks, Calls Aug. 2 'Hard Deadline' on Debt Ceiling
Fox News - July 1, 2011

Obama in total ignorance of family financial struggles called on Republicans Wednesday to drop their opposition to tax increases, saying "everybody else" is sacrificing their "sacred cows" for deficit reduction, GOP lawmakers should be willing to do the same. Obama has no clue as to how hard it is on families to make ends meet, if he did he would not be pressing for tax increases!...[view article]

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Obama snubs McConnell invitation to Obama
Reuters - July 1, 2011

Obama effectively turned down an invitation by Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to visit his members on Capitol Hill on Thursday to discuss raising the debt limit. This guy, Obama, is out of control and must not be allowed ignore the financial perils facing our country! He must set his Marxist leanings aside and face the financially responsible leaders of the nation....[view article]

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Planned Parenthood Takes on the States
Wall Street Journal - July 1, 2011

The state of Indiana-and, by extension, 49 other states and the American taxpayer-is under siege from Planned Parenthood, the nation's abortion super-provider, and its allies in the Obama administration....[view article]

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Jobs Picture Remains Ugly as Weekly Claims Still High
NBC News - July 1, 2011

The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits barely fell last week, a government report showed on Thursday, suggesting the labor market was struggling to regain momentum....[view article]

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Obama: Congress to Blame for Debt — It's Not My Fault
- June 30, 2011

The man who occupies the White House has an illness called, "Blame everyone else for my inability to run an administration with integrity and forthrightness." If something is in need of wisdom, like the economy...everyone else is to blame for its lack. He just issues the blank checks to whoever he deems worthy at the tax payer's expense....[view article]

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Economy: Reagan gets no credit, Obama gets no blame
OneNewsNow.com - June 30, 2011

Ronald Reagan did nothing. Obama saved the nation from total collapse (hehe!) How else to explain the absence of jobless pitchfork-wielding Americans storming the White House? How else to explain the contrast between the explosive Reagan Recovery and the dud on our hands right now?  Fortunately, the left is up to the task....[view article]

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Amazon ends deal with 25,000 California websites
- June 30, 2011

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed into law California's tax on Internet sales through affiliate advertising which will immediately cut small-business website revenue 20% to 30%, experts say. Amazon will be the first of many to leave that state. Many small businesses of California will need to leave the state in order to stay financially viable. This will hurt California even more....[view article]

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Geithner to Consider Leaving Treasury After Debt Debate
Bloomberg - June 30, 2011

Geithner has signaled to Obama and company that he's considering leaving the administration after the financially irresponsible Obama reaches an agreement with the Republican Congress to raise the national debt limit, "according to three people familiar with the matter."...[view article]

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Greece grinds to a halt as general strike gets underway
France24.com - June 28, 2011

Workers across Greece walked off the job on Tuesday, kicking off a crippling 48-hour strike with a mass protest in the capital, Athens, as parliament debated a new austerity plan. Police fired tear gas in clashes with protesters....[view article]

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Billionaire George Soros Trying To Stack the Courts, Critics Say
Newsmax.com - June 28, 2011

Billionaire George Soros spends tens of millions each year supporting a range of liberal social and political causes, from drug legalization to immigration reform to gay marriage to abolishing the death penalty....[view article]

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Tritium leaks found at many nuke sites
AP - Associated Press - June 21, 2011

BRACEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Radioactive tritium has leaked from three-quarters of U.S. commercial nuclear power sites, often into groundwater from corroded, buried piping, an Associated Press investigation shows....[view article]

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The euro crisis: A second wave
The Economist - June 16, 2011

The bail-out strategy that rescued Europe's peripheral economies is proving insufficient. This threatens the whole project of European integration...[view article]

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Some Ethnic Cleansing in Sudan Before the South Declares Independence
- June 16, 2011

Sudan strategy - 60,000 Christians have already fled - Goal: Keep Christian south from oil revenue capture by the Islamic cult in the North....[view article]

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Virginia Men Live 15 Years Longer Than Mississippi's in Study
Bloomberg - June 15, 2011

A man in Fairfax County, Virginia, can expect to live 15 years longer than one in Holmes County, Mississippi, according to a study released today that illuminates health disparities across the U.S....[view article]

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Asia wary of China-U.S. economic cold war
Reuters - June 15, 2011

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The uneasy peace between the United States and China may give way to worsening tensions as their economies cool, and the rest of Asia is watching warily for fear of getting squashed in the middle if the world's two biggest economies clash....[view article]

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Pelosi's wealth grows by 62 percent
The Hill - June 15, 2011

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) saw her net worth rise 62 percent last year, cementing her status as one of the wealthiest members of Congress....[view article]

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US: Iraq reconstruction billions 'may have been stolen'
BBC - June 14, 2011

Some $6.6bn (£4bn) flown into Iraq eight years ago may have been stolen, according to a US official investigating fraud in the country....[view article]

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In Saudi Arabia, Royal Funds Buy Peace for Now
The New York Times - June 9, 2011

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - As one nation after another has battled uprisings across the Arab world, the one major country spared is also its richest - Saudi Arabia, where a fresh infusion of money has so far bought order....[view article]

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US Is Nearing Even Worse Financial Crisis: Jim Rogers
NBC News - June 9, 2011

The U.S. is approaching a financial crisis worse than 2008, Jim Rogers, chief executive, Rogers Holdings, warned CNBC Wednesday....[view article]

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World's most Powerful Group Meets in St Moritz
Turkish Weekly - June 9, 2011

The Bilderberg Group, a controversial invitation-only gathering of the world's power brokers, is set to meet in the Swiss resort of St Moritz on Thursday....[view article]

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Exxon makes major oil discovery in Gulf
The Hill - June 9, 2011

Exxon Mobil said Wednesday it has discovered an estimated 700 million barrels of oil equivalent at a deepwater well off the Louisiana coast, a major find that a top House Republican argued should push the administration to speed up offshore permitting....[view article]

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Help Wanted
National Review Online - June 9, 2011

The latest numbers on the economy are alarming. The unemployment rate ticked up to 9.1 percent. Housing prices have dropped to a new low. Consumer confidence is down. The manufacturing index has taken a hit. GDP projections are being revised downward. Most people are dreading higher gas prices....[view article]

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Citibank confirms hacking attack
BBC - June 9, 2011

Hackers have stolen data from thousands of Citibank customers in the US, the bank has confirmed....[view article]

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Lack of buyers may force Treasury to boost interest rates
Washington Times - June 8, 2011

The U.S. Treasury next month will go back to relying on the kindness of strangers like never before to purchase the nation's burgeoning debts - and taxpayers may have to pay higher interest rates to attract enough foreign investors, analysts say....[view article]

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China warns U.S. debt-default idea is "playing with fire"
Reuters - June 8, 2011

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers are "playing with fire" by contemplating even a brief debt default as a means to force deeper government spending cuts, an adviser to China's central bank said on Wednesday....[view article]

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OPEC Talks Break Down, No Deal to Lift Oil Supply
NBC News - June 8, 2011

OPEC talks broke down in acrimony on Wednesday after Saudi Arabia failed to convince the cartel to lift production, sparking a rebound in global oil prices....[view article]

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U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions
USA TODAY - June 7, 2011

The federal government's financial condition deteriorated rapidly last year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows....[view article]

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Israel's Coast May Be Gold Mine of Oil, Says Government Expert
Arutz Sheva - June 3, 2011

Israel may have the last laugh to the old joke that "Moses took the wrong turn in the desert," going to a land of sand instead of oil, which may be waiting to be found under the sea, says a government oil expert....[view article]

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Germany steps up hunt for deadly E.coli source
Reuters - June 3, 2011

BERLIN/LONDON (Reuters) - Racing to curb the spread of a killer food bug, Germany set up a national task force on Friday to hunt down the source of a highly toxic strain of E.coli that killed 17 people and sounded alarms around the world....[view article]

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Gmail Hack Targeted White House
Wall Street Journal - June 3, 2011

Type the intro here if you are linking to another story, otherwise paste the entire story here and leave the url blank. The website will display a maximum of 80 words for the introduction. If you are pasting from Word use the word pasteboard icon....[view article]

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LulzSec Hackers Purge SonyPictures.com, Say 1 Million User Accounts Compromised
Forbes.com - June 3, 2011

Hacker group LulzSec announced via Twitter than it had found a vulnerability in SonyPictures.com leaving 3.5 million Sony Music coupons, as well as data on more than one million of its website users and customers unprotected. The group stole the data that it could and left the rest, clearly marked, for others to plunder....[view article]

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GALLUP: RISE OF MARXISM: 71% of Dems want Redistribution of Wealth
Gallup.com - June 3, 2011

Republicans and Democrats have sharply different reactions to the government's taking such an active role in equalizing economic outcomes. Seven in 10 Democrats believe the government should levy taxes on the rich to redistribute wealth, while an equal proportion of Republicans believe it should not. The slight majority of independents oppose this policy....[view article]

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Clinton calls Google hacking claim 'very serious'
FT - Financial Times - June 3, 2011

Hillary Clinton, US secretary of state, has described Google's claim that Chinese hackers tried to break into hundreds of e-mail accounts as "very serious", despite official Chinese denials....[view article]

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Obama solicitor general: If you don't like mandate, earn less money
- June 3, 2011

Obama's solicitor general, defending the Obama Care Marxist law on Wednesday, told a federal appeals court that Americans who didn't like the individual mandate could always avoid it by choosing to earn less money. ["Let them eat cake!" - Maria Theresa]...[view article]

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China calls US culprit in global 'Internet war'
AP - Associated Press - June 3, 2011

BEIJING (AP) -- The Chinese military accused the U.S. on Friday of launching a global "Internet war" to bring down Arab and other governments, redirecting the spotlight away from allegations of major online attacks on Western targets originating in China....[view article]

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Wall Street Baffled by Slowing Economy, Low Yields: Trader
Wall Street Journal - June 2, 2011

Wall Street is having a hard time figuring out what to do now that the U.S. economy appears to be sputtering and yields are so low, Peter Yastrow, market strategist for Yastrow Origer, told CNBC....[view article]

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WHO: E. coli outbreak caused by new strain
AP - Associated Press - June 2, 2011

LONDON (AP) -- The E. coli bacteria responsible for a mysterious outbreak that has left 18 people dead and sickened hundreds is a new strain that has never been seen before, the World Health Organization said Thursday....[view article]

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Limousine liberals? Number of government-owned limos has soared under Obama
- June 1, 2011

Limousines, the very symbol of wealth and excess, are usually the domain of corporate executives and the rich. But the number of limos owned by Uncle Sam increased by 73 percent during the first two years of the Obama administration, according to an analysis of records by iWatch News....[view article]

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150 Economists Back US Republicans in Debt Fight
MSNBC - June 1, 2011

More than 150 economists back U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner's call to match any increase in the debt limit with spending cuts of equal size, according to a letter released by the Republican leader's office Wednesday....[view article]

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Obamanomics: Prepare for More Money Printing: Analyst
NBC News - June 1, 2011

Investors should prepare themselves for a third round of quantitative easing, Simon Maughn, co-head of European equities at MF Global, told CNBC Wednesday....[view article]

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Analysis: Could a cyber war turn into a real one for the U.S.?
Reuters - June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is warning that a cyber attack -- presumably if it is devastating enough -- could result in real-world military retaliation....[view article]

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WHO: Cell phone use can increase possible cancer risk
CNN - June 1, 2011

(CNN) -- Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform....[view article]

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US Manufacturing Growth Slowest Since Sept 2009
Reuters - June 1, 2011

The pace of growth in the U.S. manufacturing sector tumbled in May, slackening more than expected to its slowest since September 2009, according to an industry report released Wednesday....[view article]

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European food outbreak soars; mystery deepens
AP - Associated Press - June 1, 2011

BERLIN (AP) -- The number of people hit by a massive European outbreak of foodborne bacterial infections is a third bigger than previously known and a stunningly high number of patients suffer from a potentially deadly complication than can shut down their kidneys, officials said Wednesday....[view article]

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Two in U.S. infected in German E. coli outbreak
NBC News - June 1, 2011

Two U.S. residents who recently traveled in northern Germany appear to be among victims of a massive outbreak of food poisoning that has killed 16 and sickened more than 1,150 people in Europe since the second week of May, federal health officials confirmed Tuesday....[view article]

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TREND: Competing With China
National Review Online - June 1, 2011

According to a new report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), rising manufacturing costs in China are reducing that country's allure as a location for transplanted American industry. Caterpillar, NCR, and G.E. pulling out of China!...[view article]

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'Data indicate backlash could sweep Capitol Hill, and Especially 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.'
WorldNetDaily - June 1, 2011

"An overwhelming 75 percent said they would favor a U.S. constitutional amendment requiring an annual balanced budget from the federal government," said Fritz Wenzel, whose public-opinion research and media consulting company, Wenzel Strategies, conducted the poll. It was a telephone survey conducted May 18-20 and has a margin of error of 3.01 percentage points....[view article]

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Northrop Grumman May Have Been Hit by Cyberattack, Source says
Fox News - June 1, 2011

Top military contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. may have been hit by a cyber assault, the latest in a string of alarming attacks against military suppliers, a source within the company told FoxNews.com....[view article]

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US Pentagon to treat cyber-attacks as 'acts of war'
BBC - June 1, 2011

The US is set to publish plans that will categorise cyber-attacks as acts of war, the Pentagon says. In future, a real American born president could consider economic sanctions, cyber-retaliation or a military strike if key US computer systems were attacked, officials have said recently....[view article]

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PHOTOS: Joplin's Six Block Scar
Mail Online - May 26, 2011

Following the devastating tornado which ripped though Joplin at the weekend, these satellite images show the extent of the damage....[view article]

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Fed Gave Banks Crisis Gains on $80 Billion Secretive Loans as Low as 0.01%
Bloomberg - May 26, 2011

Credit Suisse Group AG (CS), Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc (RBS) each borrowed at least $30 billion in 2008 from a Federal Reserve emergency lending program whose details weren't revealed to shareholders, members of Congress or the public....[view article]

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U.S. military needs flexibility due to poor predictions, Gates says
CNN - May 26, 2011

With just weeks before he bids farewell to Washington, Defense Secretary Robert Gates Tuesday fired off a final barrage in the budget battles, saying keeping quiet would be "managerial cowardice."...[view article]

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Greenpeace warns of radioactive sea life off Japan
AFP - May 26, 2011

Environmental activist group Greenpeace warned Thursday that marine life it tested more than 20 kilometres (12 miles) off Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant showed radiation above legal limits....[view article]

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Euro Crisis Looms for Group of 8
The New York Times - May 26, 2011

PARIS - The euro crisis hangs over the meeting of the Group of 8 industrialized countries that begins on Thursday, with Greece's renewed problems destabilizing markets, worrying Washington and influencing the debate over who should be the next managing director of the International Monetary Fund....[view article]

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Obama Cuts as Blow to U.S. Military
Washington Times - May 26, 2011

Outgoing Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates, who cut major weapons programs during 4½ years at the Pentagon, is warning against "hollowing out" the U.S. military through unwise spending cuts planned by the Marxist leaning Obama administration....[view article]

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Foreclosure sales slow, but remain very high
NBC News - May 26, 2011

LOS ANGELES - Sales of homes in some stage of foreclosure declined in the first three months of the year, but they still accounted for 28 percent of all home sales - a share nearly six times higher than what it would be in a healthy housing market....[view article]

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Obama the Loser - Unanimous Budget Rejection
POLITICO.com - May 26, 2011

The budget proposal released by the White House back in February didn't win a single vote in the Senate on Wednesday- the final tally was 0-97. Senate Republicans pushed for the vote as a counterpoint to the defeat of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan....[view article]

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Obama skirts rule of law to reward pals, punish foes
Washington Examiner - May 25, 2011

If Obamacare is so great, why do so many people want to get out from under it?...[view article]

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Laser puts record data rate through fibre
BBC - May 23, 2011

Researchers have set a new record for the rate of data transfer using a single laser: 26 terabits per second....[view article]

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Gold, silver coins to be legal currency in Utah
AP - Associated Press - May 23, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah legislators want to see the dollar regain its former glory, back to the days when one could literally bank on it being "as good as gold."...[view article]

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Shale motherlode brings world of change
Washington Times - May 23, 2011

WASHINGTON, Pa. - Earlier this year, Phillip Whalen packed his bags, left his home in Louisiana and set up shop in western Pennsylvania....[view article]

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Obama Expects Modest Fundraising Quarter
National Journal - May 18, 2011

Obama advisers anticipate that the president's campaign will face questions about whether it is on track to meet internal fundraising targets, which have not been disclosed. Inevitably, Obama's take will be compared with Republican Mitt Romney's because Romney is the closest thing the GOP field has to a front-runner. On Monday alone, Romney's Nevada call-a-thon took in more than $10 million....[view article]

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USPS warns of default on retiree benefits
- May 18, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service will begin to default on its financial obligations just over four months from now unless Congress takes action to relieve it of its obligation to pre-fund retiree health care accounts, its leader told lawmakers Tuesday....[view article]

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US Dipping into Pensions as it Hits Debt Limit
NBC News - May 16, 2011

U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress he would start tapping into federal pension funds Monday to free up borrowing capacity as the nation hits the $14.294 trillion legal limit on its debt....[view article]

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McDonald's to shake up food ordering system
FT - Financial Times - May 16, 2011

McDonald's is to change the way customers order its meals in Europe, partly replacing cashiers and the use of banknotes at its 7,000 fast-food restaurants in the region with touchscreen terminals and swipe cards....[view article]

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National Debt Clock
- May 16, 2011

View the current/active stats on the national debt as it unfolds on the National Debt Clock website in real time!...[view article]

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Passengers Pray for Safety as Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Singapore
Fox News - May 16, 2011

Passengers on board an Indonesia-bound Cathay Pacific Airbus prayed for safety as their plane was forced to make an emergency landing with one of its engines ablaze, Reuters reported Monday....[view article]

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Endeavour blasts off Monday
USA TODAY - May 16, 2011

CAPE CANAVERAL - The space shuttle Endeavour took off Monday morning on its final launch from Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39A....[view article]

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U.S. Border Wars: Redistricting
WORLD Magazine - May 16, 2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C., and WASHINGTON-On a recent sunny Saturday morning, dozens of runners in brightly colored shorts and numbered race bibs crossed the finish line during an early morning 5-K near uptown Charlotte, N.C....[view article]

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Gingrich reaction: Republicans livid, accuse former speaker of hypocrisy in attack on Ryan
Washington Examiner - May 16, 2011

This morning Republicans are just beginning to assess the damage that former House Speaker and current presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has done to the GOP budget plan currently before Congress....[view article]

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Romney: As first act, out with ObamaCare
USA TODAY - May 12, 2011

We have taken a turn for the worse with ObamaCare, with its high taxes and vastly expanded federal control over our lives. I believe the better course is to empower the states to determine their own health care futures....[view article]

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White House set to unveil cyber plan
AP - Associated Press - May 12, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Thursday is expected to unveil its proposal to enhance the nation's cybersecurity, laying out plans to require industry to better protect systems that run critical infrastructure like the electrical grid, financial systems and nuclear power plants....[view article]

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PHOTOS: Flooding in Memphis
NASA - May 12, 2011

The Mississippi River reached 47.87 feet (14.59 meters) in Memphis, Tennessee, on May 10, 2011, according to the Advanced Hydrological Prediction Service (AHPS) of the U.S. National Weather Service....[view article]

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Flooded river taking aim at Mississippi Delta
AP - Associated Press - May 11, 2011

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - William Jefferson paddles slowly down his street in a small boat, past his house and around his church, both flooded from the bulging Mississippi River that has rolled into the Delta....[view article]

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Nuclear commission pinpoints 2021 for German atomic shutdown
Deutsche Welle - May 11, 2011

The 22-strong ethics commission set up by Chancellor Angela Merkel to debate the pros and cons of nuclear energy in Germany seems likely to recommend that all nuclear power stations in the country be taken from the grid within the next decade - at the latest....[view article]

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U.S. Postal Service reports $2.2 billion loss
CNN - May 11, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The U.S. Postal Service continues to hemorrhage money, with a loss of $2.2 billion in the most recent quarter....[view article]

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What lies behind China's huge trade surplus
- May 11, 2011

Those who believe China effortlessly manipulates its statistics for political ends will be surprised by the country's new trade figures. They show that the country's controversial trade surplus jumped to $11.4 billion in April just as Chinese policymakers arrived in Washington, DC, for their annual "Strategic and Economic Dialogue" with America....[view article]

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Thousands Evacuating Mississippi River Flooding in US
VOA News - May 9, 2011

Thousands of U.S. residents are evacuating their homes along the Mississippi River as flooding in some communities has reached levels not seen in more than 80 years....[view article]

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Housing crash is getting worse: report
Wall Street Journal - May 9, 2011

New data just out from Zillow, the real-estate information company, show house prices are falling at their fastest rate since the Lehman collapse....[view article]

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Israel 'to invest $1 bn' in Iron Dome missile system
Breitbart - May 9, 2011

Israel plans to invest $1 billion in the development and production of batteries for its Iron Dome rocket interception system, a top Israeli defence official said in an interview published Monday....[view article]

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US, China to Talk Trade, Currency, Human Rights
Fox News - May 9, 2011

WASHINGTON - America's massive trade deficit with China, currency rates and human rights concerns will all be on the agenda when top officials from the United States and China sit down for high-level talks this week....[view article]

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Obama's Answer to His Reckless Spending: Tax Milage
The Hill - May 5, 2011

A plan to tax automobile drivers based on how many miles they drive. There appear to be countless ways to destoy the American economy and family well being that have not yet been tested....[view article]

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Workers enter Japan nuclear reactor building
AP - Associated Press - May 5, 2011

TOKYO (AP) - Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at Japan's stricken nuclear power plant Thursday for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion in the days after a devastating earthquake, the country's nuclear safety agency said....[view article]

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World Food Prices Rise to Near-Record High as Inflation Speeds Up, UN Says
Bloomberg - May 5, 2011

World food prices rose to near a record in April as grain costs advanced, adding pressure to inflation that is accelerating from Beijing to Brasilia and spurring central banks to raise interest rates....[view article]

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About 1 in 7 in U.S. Receive Food Stamps
Wall Street Journal - May 4, 2011

Growth in the food stamp program appeared to reach a plateau in February - with 14.3% of the population relying on the safety net program....[view article]

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Hackers step up game, spread malware using Bin Laden bait
PC World - May 4, 2011

Hackers today stepped up their use of Osama Bin Laden's death by shoving malware into PCs when users fall for phony claims of photographs and video, security researchers said today....[view article]

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Hackers Breach Second Sony Service
Wall Street Journal - May 3, 2011

Sony Corp. said computer hackers breached security for a second online service, gaining access to personal information for 24.6 million customer accounts as part of a broader attack on the company that has compromised data for more than 100 million accounts....[view article]

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Smartphone data anxieties rise
FT - Financial Times - May 3, 2011

Recent disclosures about the extent of sensitive personal data collected by smartphones and disseminated to businesses are prompting increased scrutiny by the US Congress and raising the odds that information privacy laws will be enacted....[view article]

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Wal-Mart: Our shoppers are 'running out of money'
CNN - April 28, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Wal-Mart's core shoppers are running out of money much faster than a year ago due to rising gasoline prices, and the retail giant is worried, CEO Mike Duke said Wednesday....[view article]

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US Banks Warn Obama on Soaring Debt
NBC News - April 27, 2011

A group of the largest US banks and fund managers stepped up the pressure on Congress and the Obama administration to reach a deal to increase the country's debt limit, saying that even a short default could be devastating for the financial markets and economy....[view article]

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China should cap forex reserves at 1.3 trillion U.S. dollars
- April 25, 2011

BEIJING, April 23 (Xinhua) -- China should reduce its excessive foreign exchange reserves and further diversify its holdings, Tang Shuangning, chairman of China Everbright Group, said on Saturday....[view article]

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Commentary: China's economy will surpass the U.S. in 2016
Wall Street Journal - April 25, 2011

For the first time, the international organization has set a date for the moment when the "Age of America" will end and the U.S. economy will be overtaken by that of China....[view article]

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Oil Tops $124, Violence Flares in Mideast, Nigeria
Newsmax.com - April 25, 2011

RABAT, April 25 - Oil rose above $124 a barrel on Monday, pushed higher by an escalation of violence in the oil-producing Middle East, as well as post-election unrest in OPEC member Nigeria....[view article]

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Waking Up to Economic Realities
- April 25, 2011

Last week the financial markets were roiled by Standard & Poor's announcement that they will change their outlook on the fiscal health of the United States over the next two years from "stable" to "negative". The administration decried this decision as political. However, it seems the only political thing about this decision is the fact that it took so long....[view article]

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Bomb Found at Colorado Mall on Columbine Anniversary
AOL News - April 21, 2011

LITTLETON, Colo. -- Investigators want to question a person of interest about a pipe bomb and propane tanks found after a fire at a Littleton mall, a discovery that raised the possibility of a connection to the Columbine massacre anniversary....[view article]

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China Urges US to Protect Creditors After S&P Warning
NBC News - April 20, 2011

China's Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the United States must take "responsible" measures to protect investors in its debt after Standard & Poor's threatened to lower its credit rating on the United States due to a bulging budget deficit....[view article]

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Senators' Chinese junket is shrouded in secrecy
The Washington Post - April 20, 2011

If it's Passover, it must be Hong Kong. If it's Easter, it must be Beijing. If it's spring break, it must be a week-long jaunt by a large Senate delegation to China, led by Reid....[view article]

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GM stock lower amid report of quick govt sale
AFP - April 20, 2011

NEW YORK - A report that the US government plans to sell off much of its remaining stake in General Motors this year despite the firm's lackluster share price caused investors to flee the stock Tuesday....[view article]

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Medicaid not helping anyone
OneNewsNow.com - April 20, 2011

"The reimbursement is so low, most don't take it. And they've all decided that it's cheaper to take care of people for free. So they wind up doing a lot of free care [with] no reimbursement, [and they] still have all the liability associated with that," the AAPS spokesperson details....[view article]

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Trump takes the lead
OneNewsNow.com - April 20, 2011

A conservative university professor and political scientist believes billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump has become a serious challenger for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination....[view article]

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iPhone keeps record of everywhere you go
Guardian - April 20, 2011

Privacy fears raised as researchers reveal file on iPhone that stores location coordinates and timestamps of owner's movements....[view article]

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GOP accuses Obama of pushing up gas prices
WorldNetDaily - April 20, 2011

Republicans say the Obama administration's policies are contributing to skyrocketing gasoline prices - now at more than $4 per gallon throughout much of the country - and they have introduced legislation to reopen the nation's coasts to drilling....[view article]

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U.S. Debt Tops $14.3 Trillion for First Time
CNS News - April 19, 2011

CNSNews.com) - The national debt has passed another historical milestone, topping $14.3 trillion for the first time ever, according to data released by the U.S. Treasury late Monday afternoon....[view article]

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Gold futures hit record above $1,500
Reuters - April 19, 2011

(Reuters) - Gold futures hit an all-time high above $1,500 an ounce on Tuesday and silver surged on a combination of dollar decline, crude oil gains and worries about sovereign debt problems in Europe....[view article]

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Inflation in China Poses Big Threat to Global Trade
The New York Times - April 18, 2011

SHANGHAI - As the United States and Europe struggle to get their economies rolling again, China is having the opposite problem: figuring out how to keep its revved-up growth engine from generating runaway inflation....[view article]

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Saudis Slash Oil Output; Say Market Oversupplied
NBC News - April 18, 2011

Saudi Arabia's oil minister said on Sunday the kingdom had slashed output by 800,000 barrels per day in March due to oversupply, sending the strongest signal yet that OPEC will not act to quell soaring prices....[view article]

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The Face of Cyberwar
PC World - April 18, 2011

Imagine it's August 2020. A powerful and rising China wants to bring the city-state of Singapore into its fold like it has with Hong Kong. Before the first physical attacks, China launches a cyberoffensive to disrupt the communications capabilities of the U.S., Japan and their allies....[view article]

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BRICS demand global monetary shake-up, greater influence
Reuters - April 14, 2011

SANYA, China (Reuters) - The BRICS group of emerging-market powers kept up the pressure on Thursday for a revamped global monetary system that relies less on the dollar and for a louder voice in international financial institutions....[view article]

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Berlin's stance on Libya has isolated Germany in NATO
Deutsche Welle - April 14, 2011

It's decision not to support military action against Moammar Gadhafi puts into question German leadership at NATO, says former US Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns. It has also isolated Berlin in the alliance....[view article]

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House approves FY 2011 spending bill in 260-167 bipartisan vote
The Hill - April 14, 2011

The House on Thursday passed a bill reflecting last week's agreement to fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal 2011 by a 260-167 vote in which most Republicans supported it and most Democrats opposed it....[view article]

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Wells Fargo Tests Microchip Credit Cards for Globetrotting Clients
Bloomberg - April 14, 2011

Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC), the U.S. bank with the most branches, is testing microchip-embedded credit cards with frequent travelers to address complaints of customers who have trouble using their cards abroad....[view article]

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Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise; Inflation Pressure Grows
NBC News - April 14, 2011

New claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week, bouncing back above the key 400,000 level, while core producer prices clumbed faster than expected in March, government reports showed on Thursday....[view article]

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In cyberspy vs. cyberspy, China has the edge
NBC News - April 14, 2011

ATLANTA - As America and China grow more economically and financially intertwined, the two nations have also stepped up spying on each other. Today, most of that is done electronically, with computers rather than listening devices in chandeliers or human moles in tuxedos....[view article]

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World Sea Attacks Surge With More Violent Pirates
Fox News - April 14, 2011

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Sea piracy worldwide hit a record high of 142 attacks in the first quarter this year as Somali pirates become more violent and aggressive, a global maritime watchdog said Thursday....[view article]

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Emerging economies face watershed moment at summit
AP - Associated Press - April 13, 2011

SANYA, China (AP) -- The leaders of the world's largest emerging economies gather this week in southern China for what could be a watershed moment in their quest for a bigger say in the global financial architecture....[view article]

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In the tsunami aftermath, efforts are focused on new defenses
CNN - April 13, 2011

Yamada, Japan (CNN) -- Just over a month after the worst natural disaster in modern Japanese history, scientists and researchers are still trying to piece together the mystery of exactly how and why some areas were wiped out by tsunami and others escaped....[view article]

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Poll: Support for health care law drops to 35% Read more: Poll: Support for health care law drops to 35%
The Denver Post - April 13, 2011

WASHINGTON — A new poll finds support for Obama's health care overhaul at its lowest level since passage last year. Worries about government deficits that keep rising because of health care costs appear to be driving the numbers....[view article]

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TEPCO confirms damage to part of No. 4 unit's spent nuke fuel
- April 13, 2011

Some of the spent nuclear fuel rods stored in the No. 4 reactor building of the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi power plant were confirmed to be damaged, but most of them are believed to be in sound condition, plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday....[view article]

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Text of Obama Speech on the Deficit
Wall Street Journal - April 13, 2011

Here is the prepared text of President Barack Obama’s speech on the deficit, as released by the White House: Remarks of President Barack Obama – As Prepared for Delivery The Country We Believe In : The George Washington University - Washington, D.C. - April 13, 2011...[view article]

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Budget tricks helped Obama save programs from cuts
AP - Associated Press - April 12, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) - The historic $38 billion in budget cuts resulting from at-times hostile bargaining between Congress and the Obama White House were accomplished in large part by pruning money left over from previous years, using accounting sleight of hand and going after programs Obama had targeted anyway....[view article]

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Exclusive: Donald Trump to Brody File: 'I believe in God. I am Christian.'
CBN News - April 12, 2011

In an exclusive interview with The Brody File, Donald Trump discusses his views on God, going to church and storing all the Bibles he receives in the mail....[view article]

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Boehner Wins Big
National Review Online - April 12, 2011

Obama's 2011 budget called for a spending increase of $40 billion. Tonight, he touted a bipartisan agreement on "the largest annual spending cut in our history" - some $38.5 billion [emphasis added]. All told, he got $78.5 billion less than he originally requested....[view article]

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VIDEO: Japan nuclear crisis update
CNN - April 12, 2011

(CNN) -- Japan raised the severity level of its nuclear crisis to the maximum level seven on Tuesday, putting the Fukushima Daiichi power plant disaster on a par with the Chernobyl accident in 1986....[view article]

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Number two House Democrat undecided on his budget deal vote
CNN - April 12, 2011

Washington (CNN) - Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid may have signed onto the budget deal with House Speaker John Boehner on Friday night, but the number two House Democrat hasn't made up his mind yet....[view article]

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New 7.1 quake hits Japan as evacuation zone widens
- April 11, 2011

Japan on Monday widened the evacuation zone around a stricken nuclear plant exactly a month on from a huge natural disaster as another 7.1 magnitude quake and tsunami alert strained nerves anew....[view article]

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Tornado destroys dozen or more blocks in Iowa town
AP - Associated Press - April 11, 2011

MAPLETON, Iowa - Jamy Garden's house began to rumble with the approach of a tornado that at one point measured three-quarters of a mile wide. Then the windows shattered, spraying her with glass. Using her cell phone as a flashlight, she fled downstairs and called her grandmother....[view article]

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Trump: Obama Is to Blame For High Oil Prices
NBC News - April 11, 2011

Real estate developer Donald Trump blames President Obama for the rising price of oil, warning, "this country can never, ever recover" if oil prices continue to go up....[view article]

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Democrat in Missouri to Oppose Health Care Law
The New York Times - April 11, 2011

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Missouri's Democratic attorney general broke with his party on Monday and urged a federal judge to invalidate the central provision of the new health care law....[view article]

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Tsunami Alert Issued After Large Quake Strikes Off Northeastern Japan's Coast
Fox News - April 7, 2011

DEVELOPING: TOKYO -- Japan's northeastern coast has been rattled by a strong aftershock. The Japan meteorological agency has issued a tsunami warning for a wave of up to one meter. The warning was issued for a coastal area already ravaged by last month's tsunami....[view article]

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Scientists Find Superbugs in Delhi Drinking Water
Fox News - April 7, 2011

A gene that makes bugs highly resistant to almost all known antibiotics has been found in bacteria in water supplies in New Delhi used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking, scientists said on Thursday....[view article]

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KARL ROVE: Obama Plans to Profit Politically From a Government Shutdow
Fox News - April 7, 2011

In the White House Press Room on Tuesday, Obama did what comes naturally-scold others, (it's never his fault)  in this case the Congress. Obama complained that a budget agreement "could have gotten done three months ago."...[view article]

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Japan nuclear plant workers evacuated following quake
- April 7, 2011

TOKYO : Workers battling to control the stricken nuclear plant on Japan's northeast coast were ordered to evacuate after a 7.1-magnitude quake hit the area and a local tsunami warning was issued, operator TEPCO said on Thursday....[view article]

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VIDEO: A Plea for Help From Japan
PC World - April 7, 2011

Akibatteru is IDG News Services' monthly look at the world of Japanese geek, otaku, manga. Here is their video following the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan on March 11....[view article]

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NBC's Brokaw: Saudis 'So Unhappy' With Obama They Sent Emissaries to China, Russia Seeking Enhanced Ties
NBC News - April 7, 2011

(CNSNews.com) - Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, NBC's Tom Brokaw said the Saudi Arabian monarchy is "so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt" that it has sent senior officials to the Peoples' Republic of China and Russia to seek expanded business opportunities with those countries....[view article]

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White House Summit Fails to Yield Budget Deal as Shutdown Approaches
Fox News - April 7, 2011

Congressional aides worked through the night Wednesday after a high-stakes meeting between Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach a deal on the federal budget....[view article]

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West braces for Gadhafi's terror counterpunch
WorldNetDaily - April 7, 2011

Experts watching developments in Libya fear that embattled leader Moammar Gadhafi could resort to acts of terror like the Lockerbie bombing to retaliate against the West, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin....[view article]

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Democrat: White House is low-balling costs of Libya mission
Washington Times - April 7, 2011

A Democratic lawmaker said Thursday that the White House is "dramatically underestimating" the cost of the nation's military involvement in Libya by relying on misleading accounting....[view article]

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Time is running out for Muammar Qaddafi
The Economist - April 7, 2011

It is too soon to talk about a stalemate in Libya. But the military situation appears, for the moment, to have stabilised after several weeks of seesawing fortunes along the coast road west of Benghazi. That leaves space for more active diplomacy....[view article]

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IBM Shows Smallest, Fastest Graphene Processor
PC World - April 7, 2011

IBM on Thursday demonstrated its fastest graphene transistor, which can execute 155 billion cycles per second, which is about 50 percent faster than previous experimental transistors shown by the company's researchers....[view article]

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Alabama lawmakers approve immigration crackdown
Reuters - April 6, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala (Reuters) - The Alabama state House of Representative passed an Arizona-style crackdown on illegal immigration on Tuesday, despite opposition from Democrats and civil rights groups....[view article]

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U.S., Russia reach final stages of Afghan helicopter deal
RIANOVOSTI - April 6, 2011

Russia and the United States have agreed on the conditions of a $367-million deal for the supply of Russian helicopters to Afghanistan and will sign the document soon, the Kommersant daily reported on Wednesday citing military officials....[view article]

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Obama Is to Blame: As shutdown looms, agencies brace for impact
NBC News - April 6, 2011

Obama will not sign authorizations without the abortion industry being maintained at all cost....[view article]

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Iran-India oil trade halted in Germany
Reuters - April 6, 2011

(Reuters) - India has agreed to stop paying for its Iranian oil imports via Germany, a German official said on Tuesday, ending a trade conduit that had drawn strong disapproval from the United States and Israel....[view article]

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RYAN: Obama's budget strategy is to "do nothing, punt, duck, kick the can down the road"
CNS News - April 6, 2011

(CNSNews.com) - House Budget Chairman Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Obama's budget strategy is to "do nothing, punt, duck, kick the can down the road" while the debt remains on track to eventually hit 800 percent of GDP and the CBO is saying it "can't conceive of anyway" that the economy can continue past 2037 given its current trajectory!...[view article]

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About 50 Clients Hit by Epsilon E-mail Marketing Breach
PC World - April 5, 2011

About 50 companies were affected by a major security breach at e-mail service provider Epsilon Interactive that caused many U.S. corporations to warn their customers of online attacks Monday....[view article]

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U.S. Gov't Spent More Than Eight Times Its Monthly Revenue
CNS News - April 5, 2011

(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Treasury has released a final statement for the month of March that demonstrates that financial madness has gripped the federal government....[view article]

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Bernanke Predicts High Level of Foreclosure Starts in 2011
Fox News - April 5, 2011

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- US Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said late Monday that he expects to see a very high rate of foreclosure starts in 2011....[view article]

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Call for sweeping US Medicare changes
Reuters - April 5, 2011

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican proposal for sweeping changes to Medicare and Medicaid healthcare programs appears unlikely to pass Congress, but could electrify the debate over the budget going into next year's elections....[view article]

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A Budget Plan to Eliminate National Debt
NBC News - April 5, 2011

A budget proposal will eliminate the national debt while still preserving costly entitlement programs like Medicare and Social Security, Rep. Paul Ryan told CNBC....[view article]

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Obama administration moving forward with government shutdown plans
The Washington Post - April 5, 2011

The process of shutting down the federal government is underway. With the clock ticking towards Friday's federal budget deadline and Obama hosting congressional leaders for budget talks at the White House on Tuesday, top administration officials have instructed agency officials to begin sharing details of shutdown contingency plans with top managers....[view article]

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'Hyperinflationary great depression' ahead for U.S.?
OneNewsNow.com - April 5, 2011

Unless spending cuts are made, one economist predicts that another economic collapse is ahead for the U.S., thanks to the crushing debt incurred by the Obama Administration....[view article]

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Nancy Pelosi Attacks Paul Ryan's Budget
Weekly Standard - April 5, 2011

Obama says he wants to have an "adult conversation" about entitlement reform. So far, the most prominent Democrat to comment on Ryan's budget has resorted to juvenile name-calling...Pelosi....[view article]

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587 Photos of Japan's Destruction
AP - Associated Press - April 5, 2011

587 Photos taken by Associated Press that convey the depth of destruction that has taken place in Japan since the Tsunami....[view article]

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India bans Japan food imports, says radiation spreading
Reuters - April 5, 2011

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has imposed a three-month ban on imports of food articles from the whole of Japan on fears that radiation from an earthquake-hit nuclear plant was spreading to other parts of the country, becoming the first country to introduce a blanket ban....[view article]

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GOP 2012 budget to make $4 trillion-plus in cuts
AP - Associated Press - April 4, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican plan for the 2012 budget would cut more than $4 trillion over the next decade, more than even the president's debt commission proposed, with spending caps as well as changes in the Medicare and Medicaid health programs, its principal author said Sunday....[view article]

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"Widespread cracking" found on Southwest plane
Reuters - April 4, 2011

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla (Reuters) - National safety inspectors have found evidence of "widespread cracking" and fatigue on the fuselage of a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 that made an emergency landing in Arizona with a hole in the cabin, a government official said on Sunday....[view article]

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Gov't focus on nuke crisis angers tsunami victims
AP - Associated Press - April 4, 2011

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan (AP) - As Japan's prime minister visited tsunami-ravaged coastal areas for the first time Saturday, frustrated evacuees complained that the government has been too focused on the nuclear crisis that followed the massive wave....[view article]

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Texas House approves budget that makes sweeping cuts
Reuters - April 4, 2011

(Reuters) - The Republican-dominated Texas House late Sunday passed a budget for the next two fiscal years that does not add taxes or dip into the state's rainy day fund but does make sweeping cuts to education and health care....[view article]

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Fake gold and silver Ron Paul coins seized
NBC News - April 4, 2011

EVANSVILLE, Ind. - Federal agents raided the headquarters of a group that produces illegal currency and puts it in circulation, seizing gold, silver and two tons of copper coins featuring Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul....[view article]

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Churches Helping Churches in Japan
OneNewsNow.com - April 4, 2011

In the wake of Japan's devastating tsunami and earthquake, efforts are under way to rebuild Japanese churches. As less than one percent of Japan's population claims the Christian faith, the nation is one of the least-Christian countries in the developed world, which means each church is critically important....[view article]

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How will disaster affect Japan's economy?
The Economist - April 4, 2011

It has been over ten days since the magnitude 9.0 earthquake hit northern Japan, and we are still without reliable estimates on the extent of the economic and human cost of this natural disaster....[view article]

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Europe rates to lead U.S. as global power shifts
Reuters - March 31, 2011

FRANKFURT, March 31 (Reuters) - After following the Federal Reserve's lead for over a decade, the European Central Bank is poised to launch a series of interest rate hikes before the U.S. central bank for the first time in the ECB's history....[view article]

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Wal-Mart CEO Bill Simon expects inflation
USA TODAY - March 31, 2011

U.S. consumers face "serious" inflation in the months ahead for clothing, food and other products, the head of Wal-Mart's U.S. operations warned Wednesday....[view article]

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Microsoft files complaint against Google
POLITICO.com - March 31, 2011

Microsoft asked European regulators Thursday to go after Google on antitrust grounds, accusing the search giant of trying to "entrench its dominance" on the Web....[view article]

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Budget Negotiators Reach Tentative Deal To Avert Government Shutdown
ABC News - March 31, 2011

Sources say that budget negotiators on Capitol Hill have tentatively agreed on a deal that would involve at least $33 billion in spending cuts from this year's budget....[view article]

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Schumer coordinates Dem budget attack on GOP
Washington Examiner - March 30, 2011

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in. Your tax dollars at work....[view article]

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Opec set for $1 Trillion in export revenues
FT - Financial Times - March 30, 2011

Opec, the oil producers' cartel, will reap $1,000bn in export revenues this year for the first time if crude prices remain above $100 a barrel, according to the International Energy Agency....[view article]

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Radioactive water removal hits snag, high iodine detected in sea
- March 30, 2011

Efforts to remove radiation-contaminated water filling up at a troubled reactor building and an underground trench connected to it at the crisis-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have hit a snag, casting a shadow on restoration of the vital cooling functions at the site, the government's nuclear safety agency said Wednesday....[view article]

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House seek IRS probe of AARP
AP - Associated Press - March 30, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- AARP lobbied for the new health care law and now it stands to profit, lawmakers charged Wednesday as they called for the IRS to investigate whether the powerful interest group representing millions of older Americans should be stripped of its federal tax exemption....[view article]

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Unreported Soros Event Aims to Remake Entire Global Economy
- March 29, 2011

Two years ago, George Soros said he wanted to reorganize the entire global economic system. In two short weeks, he is going to start - and no one seems to have noticed....[view article]

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Disaster-hit Japan faces protracted nuclear crisis
Reuters - March 28, 2011

TOKYO, March 28 (Reuters) - Japan appeared resigned on Monday to a long fight to contain the world's most dangerous atomic crisis in 25 years after high radiation levels complicated work at its crippled nuclear plant....[view article]

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Time short, tempers flare in budget showdown
AP - Associated Press - March 28, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The specter of a partial government shutdown looms again as Congress returns to Washington with Democrats and Republicans as far apart on spending priorities as they were when winter turned to spring....[view article]

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Dick Durbin: Social Security could kill budget deal
POLITICO.com - March 28, 2011

Sen. Dick Durbin, a member of Harry Reid's leadership team and the budget "Gang of Six," said Monday it would be "extremely difficult" to push Social Security reform through Congress....[view article]

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VIDEO: Radiation spreading to seawater, soil in Japan
USA TODAY - March 28, 2011

TOKYO - Workers at Japan's damaged nuclear plant raced to pump out contaminated water suspected of sending radioactivity levels soaring as officials warned Monday that radiation seeping from the complex was spreading to seawater and soil....[view article]

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Qaddafi Forces, Rebels Fight for Key Libyan Strongholds
Fox News - March 28, 2011

BIN JAWWAD, Libya - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi now have control of part of Misrata, the third largest city, a rebel spokesman told Reuters Monday....[view article]

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Over 120 ships stranded in heavy ice in Gulf of Finland
RIANOVOSTI - March 28, 2011

More than 120 vessels have become stranded in ice in the Gulf of Finland, with their number growing by 20 ships every day, the St. Petersburg seaport administration said on Monday....[view article]

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Japan Nuclear Crisis: Radiation Detected on Land and at Sea Outside Plant as Officials Fear Partial Meltdown
ABC News - March 28, 2011

Radiation from Japan's crippled nuclear reactors has now contaminated the ground and the sea surrounding the Fukushima Daiichi complex, as officials fear that some of the reactors may already be in partial meltdown....[view article]

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VIDEO: Congressman Rogers of Michigan on the Floor Speech!
YouTube.com - March 25, 2011

Congressman Rogers speaks about the incredible destructive invasion of individual sovereignty wording in the "ObamaCare" bill recently passed. A must watch video!...[view article]

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Fed funds rate should hit 2.5% in year
Wall Street Journal - March 25, 2011

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - The Federal Reserve should hike interest rates from current range near zero to 2.5% within a year under a plan unveiled Friday by Charles Plosser, the president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank....[view article]

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Why Is Unemployment So High?
Personal Liberty Digest - March 24, 2011

Everyone knows that the unemployment situation is very bad, but the official figures (not surprisingly) understate the problem. In this article I'll outline the severity of the stalled labor market, and explain some of the major causes....[view article]

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Alaska To Follow In Wisconsin's Footsteps
Personal Liberty Digest - March 24, 2011

Lawmakers in Alaska have proposed a bill that resembles the Wisconsin legislation that restricts collective bargaining rights of State employees....[view article]

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Worst Texas Drought in 44 Years Hits U.S. Wheat, Beef Supply
Bloomberg - March 24, 2011

The worst Texas drought in 44 years is damaging the state's wheat crop and forcing ranchers to reduce cattle herds, as rising demand for U.S. food sends grain and meat prices higher....[view article]

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More U.S. states find traces of radiation from Japan
CNN - March 24, 2011

(CNN) -- Colorado and Oregon have joined several other Western states in reporting trace amounts of radioactive particles that have likely drifted about 5,000 miles from a quake and tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant in Japan, officials say....[view article]

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New census milestone: Hispanics to hit 50 million
AP - Associated Press - March 24, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America's population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest....[view article]

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US Finances Rank Near Worst in the World: Study
NBC News - March 24, 2011

The US ranks near the bottom of developed global economies in terms of financial stability and will stay there unless it addresses its burgeoning debt problems, a new study has found....[view article]

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Romney: If I Were President: Obamacare, One Year In
National Review Online - March 23, 2011

If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. The executive order would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health-care solutions that work best for them....[view article]

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53% Favor Repeal of ObamaCare Law
Rasmussen Report - March 23, 2011

Most voters still want the national health care law repealed, and the number who are at least somewhat confident that repeal will happen is at the second highest level since the law's passage by Democrats in Congress a year ago....[view article]

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Panasonic, NEC Reopen Some Plants Halted After Japan Quake
PC World - March 23, 2011

Panasonic and NEC restarted production on Wednesday at some factories that had been halted after a major earthquake hit eastern Japan on March 11....[view article]

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Damage to Japan's economy may be worse than thought
USA TODAY - March 23, 2011

Japan's government said Wednesday that the cost of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the northeast could reach $309 billion, making it the world's most expensive natural disaster on record....[view article]

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US Approaching Insolvency, Fix To Be 'Painful': Fisher
NBC News - March 22, 2011

The United States is on a fiscal path towards insolvency and policymakers are at a "tipping point," a Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday....[view article]

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Japan Radiation Found in Sea Amid Repairs on Cooling Systems
Bloomberg - March 22, 2011

Tokyo Electric Power Co. workers began restoring power to the crippled nuclear plant in northern Japan as the government grappled with radiation that has leaked into the sea and tainted some food....[view article]

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Costs of Libya Operation Already Piling Up
National Journal - March 22, 2011

With U.N. coalition forces bombarding Libyan leader Muammar el-Qaddafi from the sea and air, the United States' part in the operation could ultimately hit several billion dollars -- and require the Pentagon to request emergency funding from Congress to pay for it....[view article]

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More than 1 Million Pro-Life Activists to Flood Congressional District Offices with Calls to Defund Planned Parenthood
Christian Newswire - March 22, 2011

WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /Christian Newswire/ -- Today, the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List), Family Research Council Action (FRC Action), 40 Days for Life, Students for Life of America (SFLA), Concerned Women for America (CWA), Catholic Vote, LifeNews.com, American Values and Catholic Advocate launched a grassroots campaign to flood the phones of Members of Congress, asking them to defund Planned Parenthood in the Continuing Resolution (CR). From Monday, March 21 to Friday, March 25, SBA List and other members...[view article]

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Top Dem Strategist: Soaring Prices Will Sink Obama in 2012
Newsmax.com - March 22, 2011

Obama's re-election chances are imperiled by the combination of rising food and gas prices, Democratic political analyst Doug Schoen tells Newsmax.TV....[view article]

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Japan Uses Helicopters, Water Cannons to Quell Meltdown
Bloomberg - March 17, 2011

Japan's nuclear crisis escalated as helicopters and riot-control water cannons were enlisted in a losing battle to contain radioactive pollution spreading from the nuclear industry's worst catastrophe since Chernobyl....[view article]

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Clinton Announces $2 Billion of New Egypt Aid in Cairo
Bloomberg - March 17, 2011

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced a $2 billion aid package for Egypt to bolster its economy while the nation considers new government structures following the ouster of former President Hosni Mubarak's regime. With our own nation in financial peril, we are giving 2 billion to Egypt - so roll the printing press!...[view article]

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Can fragile Japan endure this hydra-headed disaster?
The Economist - March 17, 2011

UP A shallow river, five kilometres from the Pacific coast in Japan’s north-eastern Iwate prefecture, lie the remains of a town. Crushed wooden houses now resemble matchwood, scattered in every direction over swampy wasteland. A purple car is partially submerged in mud. The piles of debris reach two metres high....[view article]

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Wholesale prices up 1.6 pct. on steep rise in food
AP - Associated Press - March 16, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wholesale prices jumped last month by the most in nearly two years due to higher energy costs and the steepest rise in food prices in 36 years. Excluding those volatile categories, inflation was tame....[view article]

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Japan's emperor in historic speech: 'Never give up hope'
CNN - March 16, 2011

Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's beloved emperor dramatically took to the national TV airwaves Wednesday and buoyed the spirits of his disaster-stricken citizens, an extraordinary address before a nation grappling with the aftermath of an epic earthquake and a devastating tsunami and growing fears of a nuclear catastrophe....[view article]

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Radiation Thwarts Helicopter Plan
Wall Street Journal - March 16, 2011

TOKYO-Efforts to extinguish smoldering spent fuel were thwarted Wednesday, after high radiation levels above forced the cancellation of a plan to dump water from a helicopter on the power plant at the center of Japan's escalating nuclear crisis....[view article]

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Internet is world's 'greatest spying machine': Assange
AFP - March 16, 2011

Julian Assange, the founder of whistleblower website WikiLeaks, has warned that the Internet was the "greatest spying machine the world has ever seen" and an obstacle to free speech....[view article]

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Mandatory Spending to Exceed all Federal Revenues — 50 Years Ahead of Schedule
Weekly Standard - March 16, 2011

We have now gotten to the point where if national defense, interstate highways, national parks, homeland security, and all other discretionary programs somehow became absolutely free, we'd still have a budget deficit....[view article]

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Devastation in Japan is likely to affect economies worldwide
USA TODAY - March 16, 2011

Japan's escalating nuclear emergency and concerns of widening economic fallout from its devastating earthquake caused big aftershocks in financial markets Tuesday, pummeling Wall Street and foreign stock exchanges....[view article]

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Facing the crisis of our times
WORLD Magazine - March 16, 2011

Two years into a presidency, people in the opposing party generally start looking around for his opponent. But whom they choose depends on what they think our country’s greatest problem is. What is the greatest evil we must confront as a nation?...[view article]

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AUDIO: Secretary Clinton: Visiting Cairo's Tahrir Square Is 'Exciting And Very Moving'
NPR.org - March 16, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited Cairo's Tahrir Square earlier today and marveled at being in the place where protesters last month gathered in what became a successful effort to topple the regime of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak....[view article]

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Congressman Steve King opposes 'perpetual funding' for ObamaCare
OneNewsNow.com - March 16, 2011

Congressman Steve King (R-Iowa) was one of the 54 Republicans to vote Tuesday against a House plan to cut spending and continue government -- and he says he may do it again if the next measure doesn't include certain language dealing with ObamaCare....[view article]

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GOP 2012 theme: American 'decline'
POLITICO.com - March 15, 2011

DENISON, Iowa - Republican activists in this key presidential state have a dark, foreboding feeling that America is in decline. They believe the nation is hurtling in the wrong direction and, worse, on the brink of losing its unique place in the world....[view article]

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Funding measure omits pro-life Pence Amendment
OneNewsNow.com - March 15, 2011

A prominent pro-family group is bringing attention to an important vote scheduled today on Capitol Hill that would give money to Planned Parenthood....[view article]

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Obama's Social Security Hoax
National Review Online - March 14, 2011

Everyone knows that the U.S. budget is being devoured by entitlements. Everyone also knows that of the Big Three - Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security - Social Security is the most solvable....[view article]

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Earthquakes Have History of Shaking Financial Markets
Wall Street Journal - March 14, 2011

Digging into the history books, April 1906's San Francisco earthquake was a clear case of a natural disaster that alongside other factors eventually triggered an intense economic downturn culminating in the Panic of 1907 where a number of financial institutions collapsed....[view article]

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Japan Central Bank Injects $184B as Stocks Plunge
Fox News - March 14, 2011

TOKYO -- Japan's central bank is injecting a record 15 trillion yen ($183.8 billion) into money markets, while the Tokyo stock market nosedived Monday on the first business day since an earthquake and tsunami devastated the country's northeast and raised dire worries about the economy....[view article]

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Quake moved Japan coast 8 feet, shifted Earth's axis
CNN - March 14, 2011

(CNN) -- The powerful earthquake that unleashed a devastating tsunami Friday appears to have moved the main island of Japan by 8 feet (2.4 meters) and shifted the Earth on its axis....[view article]

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VIDEO: How the Nuclear Reactor Failed
CNN - March 14, 2011

Japan's NHK network explains nuclear reactors and how the systems failed during the earthquake and subsequent tsunami....[view article]

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US Tax dollars going to rebuild mosques abroad?
WSBTV - March 14, 2011

U.S. State Department spending U.S. tax dollars to build mosques overseas - $770,000,000.00!...[view article]

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Egyptian Gas delayed for political reasons to Israel
YNet News - March 10, 2011

Western diplomat in Amman says Egyptian gas supply held up because of 'strong objection to deliveries to Israel among Sinai's Bedouins'...[view article]

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COMMENTARY: The Arab Democracy Paradox
Brookings - March 10, 2011

The unprecedented spread of pro-democracy protests across the Arab world in the past few weeks has taken almost everyone by surprise....[view article]

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Quebec strikes a blow against anti-Israel heels
National Post - March 10, 2011

Have you noticed something about the Israel haters who are constantly pushing for boycotts of Israeli products? They never protest against a product they personally would be unhappy to do without, such as their computer, their cell phone or cancer treatments, all of which are "tainted" with Israeli technology and creative invention....[view article]

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Fears of Wheat Crisis in China Recede as Drought Eases
WORLD News - March 10, 2011

HONG KONG - Rain and snow during the past two weeks, together with a huge irrigation effort, appear to have saved much of the wheat crop in northern China from drought, Chinese and international agricultural and meteorological experts said on Monday and over the weekend....[view article]

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Gas Prices Have Gone Up 67 Percent Since Obama Occupied the White House
Weekly Standard - March 10, 2011

Since then gas prices, have gone up 67 percent and it's an ominously upward trend. Interestingly enough, the Heritage Foundation also took a look at the first 26 months of Bush's presidency -- gas only rose 7 percent during that time frame. Is this what was meant by CHANGE?...[view article]

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China: Iran entitled to nuclear energy
PRESS TV - March 10, 2011

China has reaffirmed Iran's right to peaceful nuclear technology, urging Tehran at the same time to expand its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)....[view article]

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Alarm at the huge deline in bee numbers
Breitbart - March 10, 2011

Alarm expressed at a huge decline in bee colonies under a multiple onslaught of pests and pollution, urging an international effort to save the pollinators that are vital for food crops....[view article]

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Republican Lawmakers Get Death Threats
- March 10, 2011

MADISON - The State Department of Justice confirms that it is investigating several death threats against a number of lawmakers in response to the legislature's move to strip employees of many collective bargaining rights. This just shows what kind of people we are dealing with! What's mine is mine and what is your's (tax dollar)  is mine....[view article]

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GOP: Full speed ahead on defunding NPR
Washington Examiner - March 10, 2011

fter the release of the James O'Keefe sting video Tuesday, National Public Radio officials rushed to fire NPR head Vivian Schiller in hopes of slowing Republican efforts to cut federal funding for public broadcasting....[view article]

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Why NPR should urge Congress to end its subsidy
Washington Examiner - March 10, 2011

What do they put in the water cooler over at NPR? First, they fire Juan Williams in October for comments he made on Fox News Channel and Vivian Schiller, the CEO of public radio, smilingly suggests he needs to have his head examined....[view article]

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Jesse Jackson In Wisconsin: We're "Going To Escalate The Protests"
Real Clear Politics - March 10, 2011

Jesse Jackson sends a warning message during an appearance on FOX News: "So they're going to escalate the protests -- you will either have collective bargaining through a vehicle called collective bargaining or you're going to have it through the streets. People here will fight back because they think their cause is moral and they have nowhere else to go."...[view article]

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Maine gets break in Obama's destructive healthcare overhaul
NBC News - March 9, 2011

PORTLAND, Maine - The federal government Tuesday granted Maine a waiver of a key provision in Obama's destructive health care overhaul, citing the likelihood that enforcement would destabilize the state's market for individual health insurance....[view article]

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Warning Of 'Food Price Riots In The UK'
SKY News - March 9, 2011

A senior economist at the worldwide bank HSBC has warned of civil unrest in Britain if food prices continue to soar....[view article]

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FRED BARNES COMMENTARY: What a Difference a Year Makes
Weekly Standard - March 9, 2011

Last week, chastened Democrats proposed to freeze spending for the remainder of 2011, figuring that a reasonable compromise. Deeper cuts relished by Republicans were outrageous and unacceptable, they insisted....[view article]

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Scientists warn of 'dangerous over-reliance' on GPS
AFP - March 8, 2011

AFP - Developed nations have become "dangerously over-reliant" on satellite navigation systems such as GPS, which could break down or be attacked with devastating results, British engineers said Tuesday....[view article]

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Hoyer Says Federal Budget May Not Be Balanced for 20 Years
CNS News - March 8, 2011

"Now [that] we're at $14 trillion in debt, I think the answer is - responsibly - we're not going to get there [a balanced budget] in ten years, but we have to be on a very considered path to get there, certainly, within the next decade and a half or two decades," Hoyer said Tuesday at his weekly press briefing....[view article]

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East-West military gap rapidly shrinking-report
Reuters - March 8, 2011

LONDON, March 8 (Reuters) - Western cuts and swiftly rising defence spending in emerging economies are redrawing the global strategic map, a leading think-tank said on Tuesday, with the danger of conflicts between states also rising....[view article]

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Obama Has 'Failed to Lead' on Spending Cuts, Democratic Senator Says
Fox News - March 8, 2011

Freshman Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin accused Obama of sitting on the sidelines Tuesday while Congress debates "wildly different" budget bills that are expected to fail....[view article]

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VIDEO: Can U.S. Afford Four More Years of Obama?
Fox News - March 8, 2011

The question of whether the United States can afford to have a guy like Obama for another four years is discussed with heated debate....[view article]

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Why the Dollar's Reign Is Near an End
Wall Street Journal - March 3, 2011

The single most astonishing fact about foreign exchange is not the high volume of transactions, as incredible as that growth has been. Nor is it the volatility of currency rates, as wild as the markets are these days....[view article]

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UN: food prices hit record high in February
AP - Associated Press - March 3, 2011

ROME (AP) - A U.N. food agency says that global food prices reached new highs in February and warns that oil price spikes could provoke further increases....[view article]

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Are America's Best Days Behind Us?
Time - March 3, 2011

Yes, the U.S. remains the world's largest economy, and we have the largest military by far, the most dynamic technology companies and a highly entrepreneurial climate. But these are snapshots of where we are right now. The decisions that created today's growth - decisions about education, infrastructure and the like - were made decades ago....[view article]

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Clinton Says Security Tied to Diplomacy, Aid Budgets
Bloomberg - March 2, 2011

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told House lawmakers today that a Republican-proposed 16 percent cut to the agency’s budget would be “devastating” to U.S. national security and would harm U.S. efforts to compete with China for energy resources....[view article]

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Libya Supply Disruption Could Push Oil to $130: Official
Reuters - March 2, 2011

Libya's troubles created the country's worst energy crisis in decades and supply disruptions to world markets could push oil above $130 a barrel in the next month if troubles persist, Shokri Ghanem, chairman of Libya's National Oil Corporation, told Reuters Wednesday....[view article]

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Rebels push back Libya regime attack on oil port
AP - Associated Press - March 2, 2011

BREGA, Libya (AP) -- Opponents of Moammar Gahadfi repelled an attack by the Libyan leader's forces trying to retake a key coastal oil installation in a topsy-turvy battle Wednesday in which shells splashed in the Mediterranean and a warplane bombed a beach where rebel fighters were charging over the dunes. At least five people were killed in the fighting....[view article]

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Rebels fight Gadhafi forces over Libyan oil port
My Way News - March 2, 2011

BREGA, Libya (AP) - Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi battled government opponents for control of a key oil installation and an airstrip Wednesday on the Mediterranean coast in a counter-offensive against the rebel-held eastern half of the country....[view article]

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Libya Rebels March West as Fronts Firm
Wall Street Journal - March 2, 2011

A ragtag army of opponents to Col. Moammar Gadhafi began moving west toward Tripoli from the east and the U.S. ordered two warships to the Mediterranean Sea, as the prospect of an extended war loomed over Libya....[view article]

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Will Mideast strife spark new energy crisis?
POLITICO.com - March 2, 2011

You need to watch only a few minutes of cable news analysis to realize just how ludicrous our national energy policies have become. As escalating tensions and chaos unfold in Egypt, Libya and other Middle Eastern nations, one energy analyst suggested that if Libyan oil supplies were to fail, the United States would rely on Saudi Arabia for its oil needs. If that statement alone doesn't put U.S. leaders on red alert, the looming national energy crisis may soon become...[view article]

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India poised to ban BlackBerrys: Skype, Google could be next
- March 2, 2011

India's government has reiterated to BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion, and other companies providing encryption in their products, that they will have to be open to internal security and intelligence services if they wish to continue operating in the region....[view article]

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Oil, gold gain on Middle East tension
Reuters - March 2, 2011

(Reuters) - Brent crude oil futures finished Tuesday at their highest level in 2-1/2 years, U.S. crude rose over 2 percent, and investors quest for safety sent gold to an all-time high, on fears political turmoil in Libya would spread to other oil producing countries....[view article]

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Palestinians to 'boycott US' over Security Council veto
The Jerusalem Post - February 24, 2011

Palestinian local councils boycott American officials, journalists; Fayyad says he would give up any aid that is dependent on political conditions....[view article]

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GOP hoping to end compulsory unionism
OneNewsNow.com - February 24, 2011

Organized labor is igniting protests as several states seek to eliminate or limit collective bargaining rights for public employees. But a past recipient of the National Teacher of the Year award says teachers unions are only fighting to protect themselves -- not their members....[view article]

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Financial Expert Dan Celia: U.S. Giving Up $1.5 Billion in Oil Revenues
Christian Newswire - February 24, 2011

"This country has never seen a threat this damaging to our economy before and this Obama Administration has willingly given up over a billion and half dollars in oil revenues from U.S. producers, all in an effort to drive a 'green energy agenda' that will create few jobs and no income for the government....[view article]

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Democrats, Republicans in Budget Standoff as Shutdown Looms
Bloomberg - February 23, 2011

Congressional Republicans and Democrats are preparing dueling plans to avert a U.S. government shutdown early next month as both sides refuse to budge so far in their standoff over spending cuts....[view article]

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Oil at two-year high as Libya on edge of civil war
AP - Associated Press - February 23, 2011

Oil prices rose to fresh two-year highs around $96 a barrel Wednesday amid concerns that a violent power struggle in Libya could disrupt supplies, with experts warning the next weeks and months would prove highly volatile....[view article]

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Shutdown Brinksmanship Redux: Nobody Wants It But Everyone's Talking About It
Fox News - February 23, 2011

Senate Democrats are seeking to cast House Speaker John Boehner as following in the missteps of former Speaker Newt Gingrich -- or perhaps former President George H.W. Bush -- saying Boehner's "read my lips" pledge last week to cut spending without delay will come back to bite him....[view article]

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Political Fight Over Unions Escalates
- February 22, 2011

Unionism (Marxism?) vs Republican Capitalism -- The clash between Republicans and unions that caught fire in Wisconsin last week escalated Monday: Labor leaders planned to take their protests to dozens of other capitals and Democrats in a second state considered a walkout to stall bills that would limit union power....[view article]

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Cables show China used debt holdings to press US
Breitbart - February 22, 2011

Leaked diplomatic cables vividly show China's willingness to translate its massive holdings of US debt into political influence on issues ranging from Taiwan's sovereignty to Washington's financial policy....[view article]

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After 'Jeopardy!' win, IBM program steps out to the medical field to possibly help!
My Way News - February 17, 2011

It would likely be at least two years before Watson will be used on patients at his hospital. It will take that much time to train the program to understand electronic medical records, feed it information from medical literature, and test whether what it's learned leads to accurate analyses of patient symptoms....[view article]

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U.S. oil jumps on Mideast, Africa turmoil
Reuters - February 17, 2011

(Reuters) - U.S. crude futures rose sharply on Thursday as Egypt-style protests in oil-producing regions kept the potential for supply disruption in focus and traders moved to narrow the record deficit to Brent crude....[view article]

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Parents blame toddler's death on tainted alcohol wipes
MSNBC - February 16, 2011

The parents of a 2-year-old Houston boy who died from a rare infection are suing makers of recalled alcohol prep products, claiming contaminated wipes and swabs transmitted bacteria that caused his fatal case of meningitis....[view article]

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Healthcare Reform Law Requires New IRS Army Of 1,054
US News & World Report - February 16, 2011

The Internal Revenue Service says it will need an battalion of 1,054 new auditors and staffers and new facilities at a cost to taxpayers of more than $359 million in fiscal 2012 just to watch over the initial implementation of Obama's healthcare reforms. Among the new corps will be 81 workers assigned to make sure tanning salons pay a new 10 percent excise tax. Their cost: $11.5 million....[view article]

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House Begins Debate Over Plan to Chop Spending for Remainder of 2011
Fox News - February 16, 2011

Republicans have kicked off what is expected to be a weeklong debate on the House floor over their controversial blueprint for reducing spending by $100 billion over the rest of the 2011 budget year....[view article]

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Watson Supercomputer Terminates Humans in First Jeopardy Round
WIRED.com - February 16, 2011

IBM supercomputer Watson closed the pod-bay doors on its human competition Tuesday night in the first round of a two-game Jeopardy match designed to showcase the latest advances in artificial intelligence. The contest concludes Wednesday....[view article]

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Chicago Population Sinks to 1920 Level
Wall Street Journal - February 16, 2011

CHICAGO—A larger-than-expected exodus over the past 10 years reduced the population of Chicago to a level not seen in nearly a century....[view article]

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Food prices hit "dangerous levels": World Bank chief
Reuters - February 16, 2011

(Reuters) - World Bank chief Robert Zoellick on Tuesday said global food prices have reached "dangerous levels," and warned that their impact could complicate fragile political and social conditions in the Middle East and Central Asia....[view article]

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Pro-Kremlin youth pickets oil firms demanding lower fuel prices
RIANOVOSTI - February 16, 2011

A pro-Kremlin youth group is staging a picket near oil companies' offices in Moscow on Wednesday demanding lower gasoline prices and suggesting that dissatisfied drivers tie red ribbons to their cars and not fill up at stations with high prices....[view article]

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White House Expects Deficit to Spike to $1.65 Trillion
Wall Street Journal - February 14, 2011

WASHINGTON-The White House projected Monday that the federal deficit would spike to $1.65 trillion in the current fiscal year, the largest dollar amount ever, adding pressure on Democrats and Republicans to tackle growing levels of debt....[view article]

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Housing Crash Is Hitting Cities Once Thought to Be Stable
NBC News - February 14, 2011

The rolling real estate crash that ravaged Florida and the Southwest is delivering a new wave of distress to communities once thought to be immune — economically diversified cities where the boom was relatively restrained....[view article]

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China's Trade Surplus Shrinks as Nation Imports More
The New York Times - February 14, 2011

BEIJING - China reported Monday a smaller-than-expected trade surplus in January as an increase in imports exceeded growth in exports for the fourth month in a row. But analysts said the surplus had fallen partly because of the Lunar New Year holidays and was likely to rise again....[view article]

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Intelligence Community Fears U.S. Manufacturing Decline
- February 14, 2011

Last week, the federal government reported that the U.S. trade deficit grew by 33 percent in 2010 to nearly half a trillion dollars. Most of the gap resulted from an imbalance in trade with China, which shipped $365 billion in goods to America but only bought $92 billion in U.S. goods...[view article]

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Egypt could put brakes on the global economy
Deutsche Welle - February 9, 2011

In global economic terms, Egypt is a small player. However, the country holds the keys to a very important transport route - the Suez Canal. And that has investors worried....[view article]

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WikiLeaks cables: Saudi Arabia cannot pump enough oil to keep a lid on prices
Guardian - February 9, 2011

The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in Riyadh show....[view article]

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House will block Obamacare funding!
Reuters - February 9, 2011

(Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is likely to vote to block funding for Obama's signature healthcare overhaul when it takes up a budget plan next week, House Republican Leader Eric Cantor said on Tuesday....[view article]

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Obama's Approval Rating on Deficit Sinks to New Low
Gallup.com - February 9, 2011

PRINCETON, NJ -- Obama's approval rating for handling the federal budget deficit has gone from bad to worse in recent months, even as his ratings on all other major national issues have generally held steady. Currently, 27% of Americans approve of Obama on the deficit, down from 32% in November, while 68% disapprove....[view article]

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US Republicans Outline Sweeping Budget Cuts
VOA News - February 9, 2011

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have rolled out a long list of proposed budget cuts, while a prominent Democratic U.S. senator has announced he will not seek another term....[view article]

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U.S. dollar, Swiss franc fall as risk appetite rises
Reuters - February 8, 2011

(Reuters) - The U.S. dollar and Swiss franc fell across the board on Tuesday, with more losses seen likely, as investors ventured away from safe-haven currencies after tensions in Egypt eased....[view article]

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China raises interest rates for third time in four months
Telegraph - February 8, 2011

With the Shanghai Composite Index due to reopen on Wednesday after a week of rest, the Chinese central bank signalled its determination to keep inflation in check by raising the one-year lending rate to 6.06pc from 5.81pc and the deposit rate to 3pc from 2.75pc....[view article]

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DEATH'S DOLLARS: The abortionist, accused of murders, made at least $1.8M a year. He says he's broke. Where did it all go?
- February 8, 2011

How many severed baby spines does it take to pay for a $984,000 shore house? How many severed infant feet is a boat worth?...[view article]

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Chipotle under fire from feds
Washington Examiner - February 8, 2011

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is preparing to crack down on 60 Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurants in the D.C.-Virginia area in an effort to weed out undocumented workers, the restaurant chain confirmed Monday....[view article]

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ew rocket could lift astronauts
BBC - February 8, 2011

Two of the world's leading rocket companies are joining forces to develop a new vehicle to launch astronauts into orbit....[view article]

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Hackers breach Nasdaq's computers
Reuters - February 7, 2011

(Reuters) - The operator of the Nasdaq Stock Market said it found "suspicious files" on its U.S. computer servers and determined that hackers could have affected one of its Internet-based client applications....[view article]

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Oil prices lower as tension eases over Egypt
Fox News - February 7, 2011

Oil prices fell Monday as an uneasy calm settled over Egypt and concerns resurfaced about the pace of U.S. economic growth....[view article]

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Android Market's Web Store: Convenient, With a Risk of Malware
PC World - February 7, 2011

For Android phone users, the newfound convenience of installing apps remotely from the Android Market Website also opens up a security hole for malware....[view article]

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Repeal not a budget buster - keeping ObamaCare is
OneNewsNow.com - February 3, 2011

A former director of the Congressional Budget Office disputes claims from the agency that repealing ObamaCare would add billions to the national deficit....[view article]

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Gulf of Mexico 'to recover from BP spill by end 2012'
BBC - February 3, 2011

The Gulf of Mexico will have largely recovered from the BP oil spill by the end of 2012, the administrator of the $20bn (£12bn) pay-outs fund has said....[view article]

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Mexico supplies electricity to wintry Texas
AFP - February 3, 2011

MEXICO CITY (AFP) - Mexico's state electricity company on Wednesday started supplying electricity to the US state of Texas, where demand shot up amid unusually cold temperatures and caused power outages....[view article]

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Shippers Concerned Over Possible Suez Canal Disruptions
The New York Times - February 3, 2011

As violence has broken out in Egypt, concern has turned to the risk of the blocking of the Suez Canal or nearby pipelines, which could pose a threat to world energy supplies....[view article]

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Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Up Slightly in January to 9.8%
Gallup.com - February 3, 2011

PRINCETON, NJ -- Unemployment, as measured by Gallup without seasonal adjustment, increased to 9.8% at the end of January -- up from 9.6% at the end of December, but down from 10.9% a year ago....[view article]

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Heritage Foundation gets tough with Dems looking to raise limit
WorldNetDaily - February 2, 2011

Members of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party urgently have been warning Congress, especially GOP members of the House, that the U.S. debt limit must be raised - and raised soon - to avoid default, the dollar's collapse and various other catastrophies....[view article]

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Donald Trump: Chinese 'Looking to Strip Us of Everything'
Newsmax.com - February 1, 2011

Billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump tells Newsmax he is considering a run for president in 2012 because he "hates what is happening to this country."...[view article]

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Credit card rates at record highs near 15%
CNN - January 31, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Interest rates are now hovering near record highs, at an average rate of 14.72%. And if your credit is bad enough, you could even end up with a rate as high as 59.9% APR....[view article]

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Middle Britain's tax rates 'could rise to 83%'
Guardian - January 31, 2011

Nearly a million people will see their tax rates soar as the government's austerity package kicks in this spring, potentially to as high as 83%....[view article]

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Trump: Mideast Explosion Could Destroy OPEC, Lower Oil Prices
Newsmax.com - January 31, 2011

Donald Trump takes aim at America's "horrible" trade agreements, declares that the Middle East is going to explode, warns about "catastrophic" oil prices, and charges that Obama's Afghanistan policy is "dangerous and stupid."...[view article]

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New-home sales in 2010 fall to lowest in 47 years
AP - Associated Press - January 26, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Buyers purchased the fewest number of new homes last year on records going back 47 years....[view article]

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Tiny Patch Cuts Firefox 4's Startup Time in Half
PC World - January 26, 2011

While all the world scrutinized the proposed "Do Not Track" feature for Mozilla's Firefox 4 on Monday, a tiny patch quietly emerged that promises to cut the open source browser's startup time in half on Windows....[view article]

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Jobless Rise in 20 States as Workers Still Laid Off
NBC News - January 26, 2011

The unemployment rate rose in 20 states last month as employers in most states shed jobs....[view article]

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Pipeline Projects to Europe 'Not Compatible'
The Moscow Times - January 24, 2011

ROME - Italian Industry Minister Paolo Romani said the South Stream, ITGI and Nabucco pipelines, designed to bring natural gas to Europe from Russia, the Caspian and Central Asia, are incompatible....[view article]

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Death toll from flooding in Brazil surpasses 800
CNN - January 24, 2011

(CNN) -- Devastating floods in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro state have killed more than 800 people, according to new government figures. State authorities said late Sunday that 809 people were killed after flooding and massive mudslides flattened houses and wiped out entire neighborhoods in hillside towns....[view article]

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Postal Service Eyes Closing Thousands of Post Offices
Fox News - January 24, 2011

HOLMES MILL, Ky.-The U.S. Postal Service plays two roles in America: an agency that keeps rural areas linked to the rest of the nation, and one that loses a lot of money....[view article]

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US warns Palestinians over Security Council resolution
AFP - January 20, 2011

UNITED NATIONS (AFP) - Palestinian envoys on Wednesday stepped up lobbying for a Security Council resolution condemning Israeli settlement building but the United States spoke out strongly against the initiative....[view article]

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World needs $100 trillion more credit, says World Economic Forum
Telegraph - January 20, 2011

The world's expected economic growth will have to be supported by an extra $100 trillion (£63 trillion) in credit over the next decade, according to the World Economic Forum.  ...[view article]

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Economists: Housing industry looking much brighter in 2011
USA TODAY - January 20, 2011

The housing industry is poised to gain strength this year after coming off one of its worst years ever in 2010, economic forecasts and new data released Wednesday show....[view article]

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U.S. and China reach $45 billion in export deals
Reuters - January 20, 2011

(Reuters) - The United States and China reached agreement on export deals worth $45 billion including a major contract with Boeing, the White House said on Wednesday at the formal start of Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit....[view article]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About IE9 But Didn't Know Where to Ask
PC World - January 20, 2011

For more than 10 weeks, I've been shining a light on the brilliant work of many talented Web designers and developers who have embraced the challenge of producing cool, cutting-edge, and beautiful Web sites using new technologies such as HTML5, SVG, CSS3, and JavaScript 5....[view article]

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Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion?
C-Fam - January 20, 2011

NEW YORK, January 20 (C-FAM) Will a new $40 billion maternal and child health fund include abortion? A just-announced UN commission will decide. The new commission is supposed to "make transparent" funds slated for the UN Secretary General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, announced last September at a UN summit....[view article]

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Demystifying China and U.S. debt
CNN - January 19, 2011

Despite what talk radio and late night comedians may say, China does not own the U.S. Treasury Department. Numbers show that 75% of Uncle Sam's growing debt is in the hands of U.S. interests....[view article]

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Military Modernization Efforts Spur Further Middle East Defense Growth
Defense-Aerospace.com - January 19, 2011

NEWTOWN, Conn. --- The Middle East defense spending binge is set to grow further in coming years as Gulf Arab nations embark on military modernization programs. In its annual Middle East market analysis, Forecast International expects defense investment across the region to expand by 14 percent over the next five years....[view article]

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U.S., China in New Nuke Security Deal
Fox News - January 19, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Obama plans to announce a deal to step up cooperation with China on nuclear security, senior administration officials confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday....[view article]

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China's lending hits new heights
FT - Financial Times - January 18, 2011

China has lent more money to other developing countries over the past two years than the World Bank, a stark indication of the scale of Beijing's economic reach and its drive to secure natural resources....[view article]

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NASA Shows Off Planes of the Future
Fox News - January 18, 2011

In late 2010, NASA awarded contracts to three teams - Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, The Boeing Company - to study advanced concept designs for aircraft that could take to the skies in the year 2025....[view article]

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Boeing delays 787 Dreamliner delivery date again
BBC - January 18, 2011

Boeing has postponed the delivery date for the first of its new 787 Dreamliners again, this time until the third quarter of 2011....[view article]

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Is China's rise overrated?
CNN - January 18, 2011

Washington (CNN) -- Chinese president Hu Jintao arrives in Washington this week at a time of American pessimism. A recent Pew poll finds that 47% of Americans regard China as the world's pre-eminent economic power. Only 31% rate the United States as No. 1, even though its economy, at today's exchange rates, is almost triple the size of China's....[view article]

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China's President Hu Jintao arrives for US state visit
BBC - January 18, 2011

Chinese President Hu Jintao has landed in the US for a four-day state visit, in a crucial meeting of the world's two biggest powers....[view article]

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Galileo price rises 1.9bn euros
BBC - January 18, 2011

Europe will have to spend a further 1.9bn euros (£1.6bn) to complete its Galileo satellite-navigation system. The European Commission says the money will be needed beyond 2014 to raise the number of spacecraft in orbit to 30....[view article]

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Two charged over iPad hacking on AT&T network
Reuters - January 18, 2011

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged two men with stealing and distributing email addresses for about 120,000 users of Apple Inc's popular iPad....[view article]

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Cyber-attacks could cause global 'catastrophe'
Telegraph - January 18, 2011

Coordinated attacks on critical computer systems could create a perfect storm with "catastrophic" global effects, a study found today....[view article]

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FBI Affidavit Details iPad Hack Probe
- January 18, 2011

JANUARY 18--One of the hackers accused of stealing the e-mail addresses and personal information of about 120,000 Apple iPad owners lauched a "brute force" attack on AT&T to harvest the data, which they then offered to provide to two large news organizations with the promise that, "I would be absolutely happy to describe the method of the theft."...[view article]

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List of US concerns with China grows
FT - Financial Times - January 13, 2011

The US Treasury secretary, in a speech on Wednesday ahead of next week's visit by Hu Jintao, Chinese president, widened US concerns about Chinese economic policy well beyond currency, which has been a focus of Capitol Hill's anger....[view article]

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Illinois income tax to rise 66 percent
Washington Times - January 13, 2011

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Democratic Illinois lawmakers beat a looming deadline and approved a 66 percent income-tax increase in a desperate bid to end the state's crippling budget crisis....[view article]

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Banks repossess 1 million homes in 2010
Fox News - January 13, 2011

NEW YORK - The bleakest year in foreclosure crisis has only just begun....[view article]

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New England digs out after snowstorm
CNN - January 13, 2011

(CNN) -- Much of New England appeared to be quickly recovering from snowstorms that have pummeled the region and snarled air traffic across the Northeast....[view article]

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Jobless claims climb by 35,000
CNN - January 13, 2011

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The number of Americans filing for their first week of unemployment benefits jumped sharply last week, two weeks after hitting a 2-1/2 year low below 400,000....[view article]

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Bernanke says joblessness to linger despite growth
Reuters - January 13, 2011

(Reuters) - The outlook for the U.S. economy has brightened, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Thursday, though he warned that growth this year won't be strong enough to bring down the jobless rate as speedily as policy makers would like....[view article]

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Housing Market Slips Into Depression Territory
NBC News - January 12, 2011

As the economy revs back to life, with signs of hiring on the horizon, the housing market is being left behind like Macaulay Culkin in "Home Alone."...[view article]

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German economy continues rise with record figures for 2010
Deutsche Welle - January 12, 2011

The German economy posted record strong growth figures for gross domestic product last year, the country's statistics office said Wednesday, closing the curtain on a forgettable financial year in 2009....[view article]

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Israel blacklists 163 foreign charities suspected of supporting terrorism
Haaretz.com - January 12, 2011

The Israel Money Laundering and Terror Financing Prohibition Authority has located 163 organizations contaminated with funds related to terrorism over the past three years, and issued specific orders prohibiting receiving money from them, Defense Ministry data shows....[view article]

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New Move to Make Yuan a Global Currency
Wall Street Journal - January 12, 2011

China has launched trading in its currency in the U.S. for the first time, an explicit endorsement by Beijing of the fast-growing market in the yuan and a significant step in the country's plan to foster global trading in its currency....[view article]

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Hacked Laptops Lead Banks to Warn of Data Breaches
PC World - January 12, 2011

Recent data breaches at two banks underscore what's becoming a gnarly problem for companies that handle sensitive information: When does a hacked PC become a data breach?...[view article]

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Governor to disconnect 48,000 cellphones in hands of state workers
LA Times - January 12, 2011

Alarmed at discovering that the state pays for 96,000 cellphones, Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order Tuesday seeking to cut in half the number of devices being billed to taxpayers....[view article]

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China leads list of biggest U.S. creditors
Reuters - January 10, 2011

(Reuters) - Obama will host Chinese President Hu Jintao for a state visit on January 19, and the leaders of the two economic powerhouses are expected to discuss thorny issues such as China's trade surplus and its currency policies....[view article]

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Sarkozy and Obama to address rocketing global food prices at talks
France24.com - January 10, 2011

President Nicolas Sarkozy arrives in Washington Monday for talks with Obama. The visit comes as France takes the helm of both the G8 and G20, with food price regulation and currency stability high on Sarkozy's agenda....[view article]

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16 Potential 2011 Wars
Foreign Policy - January 10, 2011

Across the globe today, you'll find almost three dozen raging conflicts, from the valleys of Afghanistan to the jungles of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the streets of Kashmir. But what are the next crises that might erupt in 2011? Here are a few worrisome spots that make our list....[view article]

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Net Neutrality Gets Worked Over at CES
PC World - January 10, 2011

Most of the attention at last week's CES was on glitzy new products, but at the show's Tech Policy Summit attendees got a chance to raise important issues with people other than just tech vendors....[view article]

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Economists foretell of U.S. decline, China's ascension
Reuters - January 10, 2011

Leading thinkers in the dismal science speaking at an annual convention offered varying visions of U.S. economic decline, in the short, medium and long term. This year, the recovery may bog down as government stimulus measures dry up....[view article]

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