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Archive for January, 2009

Tom Daschle: Tax Cheat

by @ Saturday, January 31st, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Transition Issues

It looks like Tim Geithner isn’t the only Obama nominee with a tax problem, former Senator Tom Daschle has an even bigger one: Thomas A. Daschle, nominated to be secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services, did not pay more than $128,000 in taxes over three years, a revelation that poses a potential […]

Lawsuit Filed Alleging Hillary Clinton Is Ineligible To Serve As Secretary Of State

by @ Friday, January 30th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Politics, U.S. Constitution

Judicial Watch, which was a thorn in the side of the Clinton Administration back in the 1990’s, has filed a lawsuit alleging that Hillary Clinton is ineligible to serve as Secretary of State: WASHINGTON — A conservative watchdog group filed a lawsuit Thursday arguing that Hillary Rodham Clinton cannot legally serve as secretary of state, […]

Speaking Out Against The Bailout

by @ Friday, January 30th, 2009. Filed under Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics

Freshman California Congressman Tom McClintock made a great speech last week against TARP, Part II:

900,000

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Blogging, News About The Site

Earlier this evening, Sitemeter recorded the 900,000th visitor to this site since April 1, 2006. Thanks for stopping by !

We Won’t Have Blago To Kick Around Anymore

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Politics, Rod Blagojevich

In perhaps the least surprising news of the day, Rod Blagojevich has been removed as Governor of Illinois: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – The Illinois Senate unanimously voted to remove Gov. Rod Blagojevich from office on Thursday after an FBI investigation revealed he tried to sell a U.S. Senate seat to the highest bidder. In a long-shot […]

While You Were Sleeping

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Foreign Affairs, North Korea

It looks like the lunatics in Pyongyang are up to something again: SEOUL (AFP) — North Korea said Friday it is scrapping all political and military agreements with South Korea, including one on their sea border. The statement from the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea, a body handling cross-border relations, accused the Seoul […]

Statistic Of The Day

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Economics, Politics

From Senator Jim DeMint: The bill, if it were a country, would have the 15th largest economy in the world — right in between Australia and Mexico, greater than the Gross Domestic Products of Saudi Arabia and Iran put together. And the American people will be forced to borrow 100 percent of the unprecedented $1.2 […]

So What Is Barack Obama’s Carbon Footprint ?

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics

Apparently, our new President likes to crank up the thermostat: WASHINGTON — The capital flew into a bit of a tizzy when, on his first full day in the White House, President Obama was photographed in the Oval Office without his suit jacket. There was, however, a logical explanation: Mr. Obama, who hates the cold, […]

New Poll Shows Skepticism On Obama’s Stimul-Pork Plan

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Credit Crisis, Economics, Politics

A new Rasmussen poll shows public support for President Obama’s stimulus plan is slipping: Public support for the economic recovery plan crafted by President Obama and congressional Democrats has slipped a bit over the past week. At the same time, expectations that the plan will quickly become law have increased. Forty-two percent (42%) of the […]

The Question Is, Will Anyone Notice ?

by @ Thursday, January 29th, 2009. Filed under Economics, Politics

The Postal Service is thinking of cutting back on service: Worsening economic conditions and the changing habits of Americans are threatening to do to the U.S. Postal Service what neither snow, nor rain, nor gloom of night could: stop delivery of the mail, at least for one day a week. In testimony before a Senate […]

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