Archive for April, 2010
Ratcheting pressure on Goldman Sachs two days after its executives were grilled and rebuked in the public glare, the Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation …
At Congress Thursday,the Senate lurched into action on sweeping legislation backed by the Obama administration that would clamp down on Wall Street and the sort of high-risk investments that […]
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The economy grew at a slightly slower-than-expected pace in the first quarter, held back by inventories and exports, but resurgent consumer spending offered evidence of a sustainable recovery, a government report showed on Friday.
Gross domestic product expanded at a 3.2 percent pace, the Commerce Department said in its first estimate — marking […]
PRINCETON, NJ — More than three-quarters of Americans have heard about the state of Arizona’s new immigration law, and of these, 51% say they favor it and 39% oppose it.
These results are based on a new Gallup poll conducted April 27-28, in the days after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer’s signing the bill into law. […]
An estimated 100,000 illegal immigrants have left Arizona in the past two years as it cracked down on illegal immigration and its economy was especially hard hit by the Great Recession. A Department of Homeland Security report on illegal immigrants estimates Arizona’s illegal immigrant population peaked in 2008 at 560,000, and a year later dipped […]
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If Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears get flak for airbrushing their photos, why not the speaker of the House?
If you haven’t managed to score a copy of the May/June 2010 edition of Capitol File magazine (typically flanked on every table or bathroom at any D.C. social function) you’ll notice the cover girl Nancy Pelosi looking […]
ATLANTA, GA—EDGAR PAGAN-TORRES, 41, of Peachtree City, Georgia, a lieutenant colonel with the U.S. Army, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on child pornography production and possession offenses. PAGAN made his initial appearance before a United States Magistrate Judge on April 15, 2009 and was indicted this afternoon.
United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates […]
In its budget request for the State Department for the 2010 financial year, the Obama administration proposed significant increases in funding for US arms sales and military training programmes for African countries, as well as for regional programmes on the continent, and is expected to propose further increases in its budget request for the 2011 […]
Why Should You Be Freaked Out About Greece? Remember, The Great Depression Had Two Parts
Apr. 28, 2010, 4:37 PM
The most terrifying words I’ve seen written so far about the growing crisis in Greece were penned by Yves Smith yesterday: “So the whole idea that the financial crisis was over is being called into doubt. […]
Video: Republican Alabama gubernatorial candidate Tim James (and son of previous Gov. Fob James) vows in a new campaign ad that if he’s elected, he’ll give the state driver’s license exam only in English, as a cost-saving measure. “This is Alabama; we speak English,” he says in the ad. “If you want to live here, […]
Helen Thomas on Tuesday not only admitted that she was a liberal, but also claimed she’s as far left as you can go.
Chatting with some of the folks from the Fox Business Channel, the long-time member of the Washington Press Corps also said Barack Obama ISN’T a liberal: “Not in my book.”
Thomas also felt the […]
Sanctuary city San Francisco is leading the charge in pressing municipalities and groups to consider a boycott of Arizona over its law that will allow police to ask people their immigration status.
Mayor Gavin Newsom this week suspended all non-essential travel for city employees going to Arizona, meaning no conference in Scottsdale next weekend for members […]
Officials in the Obama administration are urging the extraordinary step of suing Arizona over its new immigration law, and the Justice Department is considering such an action to block the legislation from taking effect, government officials said Wednesday.
The Arizona law criminalizes illegal immigration by defining it as trespassing and empowers police to question anyone they […]
The FBI has arrested a Platteville Police Officer, charging her with smoking crack cocaine.
The news came as a shock to the small police department. Monday afternoon Platteville Police Chief Doug McKinley got a visit from the FBI. “They let us know that they’d had an ongoing investigation concerning a member of our department.”
Officer Michelle Salentine […]
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Northrop Grumman has chosen Northern Virginia as the new home for its global headquarters, ending a heated competition among Virginia, Maryland and the District for the prestige of playing host to the defense contracting giant.
Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell announced the decision Monday in a joint statement with Northrop, describing the selection as a victory for […]
Beyonce Knowles Gets $425,000 Taxpayer Bailout On Her House In Texas
Here’s Beyonce with father/landowner Matthew
Apr. 27, 2010, 3:47 PM
Unlike say, Nic Cage or Lindsay Lohan, Beyonce Knowles is living the life. She and her husband Jay-Z are worth a reported $265 million and she’s still the hottest singer on radio.
But did you know Beyonce’s […]
WASHINGTON — Sections of court papers filed by scandal-scarred former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich that were mistakenly made public show a deeper involvement by President Obama in picking his Senate successor and call into question the president’s public statements on the case.
According to passages in the papers filed Thursday by Blagojevich’s lawyers — which were […]
In a video-taped message President Obama and the DNC have begun their push to get out the vote for the 2010 mid-term elections.
In the video Obama has called on young voters, Latinos, and women to come out in November and vote for Democrats in order to continue the Obama agenda of fundamentally changing America. However, […]
I’m with Karl on this. As gratifying as it is to see the idiotic nutroots predictions about a post-ObamaCare surge in enthusiasm proved wrong, this all but guarantees yet another mind-numbing O-Care talking-points national tour for The One. All they have to do is change the script from “It’s only been a week!” to “It’s […]