Politics

Obama India trip | Is $200 million a day really needed?

One Indian news outlet reported the cost of Obama's trip at $200 million a day. That number may be inflated, but the trip will be expensive.
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Charlie Christ veto of SB6 signals bolt from GOP in Senate race

Republican Florida Governor Charlie Christ's veto of education bill SB6 shows he may run for the Senate as an independent. READ MORE...
Florida Governor Charlie Christ

Illinois lawmakers approve largest tax increase in state history

The Illinois tax increase is a 66 percent hike in the state income tax until 2015; this was enacted to reduce a $15 billion budget deficit.
illinois tax increase

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

Easy payday loans may be limited by consumer protection agency

Elizabeth Warren, a candidate to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has spoken out against short term credit like payday loans...
elizibeth warren on the left in a meeting

AIG Has “Excellent Chance” to Repay Bailout Money

The company of seemingly a million bailouts, AIG is now on record (or at least Edward Liddy is) that they're in position to be able to repay bailout funds...
AIG

Prop 8 stay granted by California judge

The overturning of Proposition 8 in California has been given a few days to take effect, so proponents have time to appeal the ruling...
Court Gavel

How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

Furlough of NY State workers quashed by high court

A one-day furlough for New York State workers, ordered by the governor to save emergency money, has been quashed by a judge. READ MORE...
David Paterson

Should Government Limit Bank Overdraft Fees?

The Associated Press reports some congressional Democrats want to draw up legislation that would limit how much banks can charge customers in overdraft fees...
With this debit transaction cost $35 more than you think?

Charlie Crist leaves GOP and runs as an Independent

Charlie Crist surprised no one by announcing he would run as an Independent, but what does it mean for his odds of winning a Senate seat?
Florida Governor Charlie Crist

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Michael Steele, RNC Chair | Republican cash spent on strip club?

The RNC federal disclosure for February included a $2k bill at a West Hollywood strip club. How has Michael Steele responded? READ MORE...
Michael Steele, RNC National Chairman

Bill Richardson to deliver decision on Billy the Kid by New Year

Bill Richardson, outgoing Governor of New Mexico, will soon decide whether to grant a pardon to dead but well-known outlaw Billy the Kid.
Billy the Kid

Rand Paul makes gaffe on Rachel Maddow

Rand Paul has opened his mouth about the Civil Rights Act and put his foot in it. What did he say on "The Rachel Maddow Show"? READ MORE...
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You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

Doc Fix | Disputed Democratic memo about health care reform

A memo has been circulating today that instructs Democratic congressmen to not discuss doc fix. What is the doc fix, and is the memo real?
U.S. Congress building

Sarah Palin Resigns, Uses Son Trig as a Tool

Now that Sarah Palin has resigned her Alaska governorship, what's next for the up-and-coming Republican star? Is she settling down into family life now, or...

Dale Peterson | Alabama Agriculture questions and answers

You may have heard of Alabama's Dale Peterson, but what would he be responsible for if elected, and why is Agricultural Commissioner elected?
Tractor on a farm

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

David Paterson drops reelection bid

New York Governor David Paterson has declined to run for re-election, in light of failing polls and pervasive scandals. READ MORE...
David Paterson

The Obama health care plan, changes explained

This is a summary of the changes proposed in the Obama health care plan, which blends the House and Senate versions of the bill...
Obama health care plan