Politics

UK election results in a hung parliament

The UK election results are in, and Great Britain has a hung parliament. That means the British Government is powerless. What will they do?
A Noose

Last Hispanic GOP Senator Mel Martinez Resigns

Mel Martinez, the last Republican senator standing in these dark days for the GOP, is resigning. Will the GOP be saying goodbye to Florida from now on, or...
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Obama | Wall Street Saved at the Expense of You and Me?

Obama helped Wall Street with a taxpayer-funded pay day. However, will he be able to get Congress to pass an effective long-term reform for banks and…
Is that a halo or are you just happy to see the bulls running like they did in the old days? (Photo: advancethstruggle.wordpress.com)

Payday loan APR Fees and How They Compare To Other Financing Rates

A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.
A fee of $32 on a $100 bounced check can have an APR as high as 2,336%. You would be surprised to see how other fees measure up.

Obama denies the existence of shovel ready jobs

In a recent interview with the New York Times, President Obama said "shovel ready" jobs never existed, thanks to the way Washington works...
Shovel

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords speaks to medical staff

Wounded Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords reportedly can speak now and is making significant progress in her physical therapy regimen.
Physical therapy

Gadhafi speech blames unrest on drugs and Bin Laden

In a recent speech Moammar Gadhafi broadcast on Libyan television, he blames unrest and protests in Libya on al-Qaida and teenagers on drugs.
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Installment Loans Online and How They Differ From The Average Payday Loan

One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.
One of the most liked features of installment loans is being able to pay them back over a much longer period of time then normal loans you may find locally.

James Clapper hung out to dry in interview with Diane Sawyer

James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence, wasn't told about 12 terrorists arrested in England before a Diane Sawyer interview.
James Clapper

You Fix the Budget, says the New York Times

The New York Times has an interactive puzzle entitled “You Fix the Budget,” where readers make tough federal deficit-cutting choices.
A T-shirt design where a man is waving an ax over his head. The text reads: “Age of Austerity.”

Regulate guns like toys or cars, suggests Nicholas Krystof

Gun control arguments are all the rage after the horrific Tucson shooting. Nicholas Krystof argues the U.S. should regulate guns like toys.
A toy cowboy six-shooter in the palm of someone's hand.

The Ease and Convenience of Short Term Loans Needs To Be Managed In A Smart Way

It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.
It is not wise to go crazy with short term loans just because you can get them online with no credit checks, no collateral and without having to fax in tons of documents.

Obama to Aid Debt Relief with Mortgage Retructuring

More aid with debt relief is coming in the form of restructuring home mortgages...
Mortgage loan modification programs aim to make these signs less popular. Image from Flikr.

NAACP vs. Tea Party feud over alleged racism re-emerges in report

An NAACP report on the Tea Party, released Wednesday, revived a clash that began last summer when the NAACP accused the Tea Party of racism.
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UPDATE: Tests confirm Caster Semenya is a woman, can compete

The International Association of Athletics Federations took 11 months, but have finally decided that Caster Semenya is a woman. READ ON…
South African runner Caster Semenya awaits the official time for her race.

What You Need To Know To Keep From Getting Trapped By Cash Advance Addiction

Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.
Cash advances are not a long term financial fix for spending spree addictions. Using them should be done so responsibly and in a realistic manner.

Paul Shirley on Haiti: “I won’t give them a cent”

Paul Shirley says Haiti doesn't deserve money, because it'll stick to the red tape. Gee, encouraging activism is one thing, but seriously?

CFPB directorship post in doubt for Elizabeth Warren

The White House still hasn't been able to secure spots for CFPB and OFR leadership. The gridlock is a palpable manifestation of the status quo.
Side-view close-up of CFPB director candidate Elizabeth Warren, who also happens to be in charge of the search for the position.

Rodolfo Torre slaying puts spotlight on peso, border security

Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre's death at the likely hands of Los Zetas highlights America's own need for border security…
A vehicle riddle with bullet holes, courtesy of a Los Zetas attack.

No Credit Check Personal Loans From The Comfort Of Home - A Good Thing or a Bad Thing?

Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.
Personal loans are so easy to get it worries some consumer groups. Like anything on the internet it pays to be informed before you pursue any online transactions.

GOP Healthcare Per Alan Grayson: “Don’t Get Sick,” “Die Quickly”

Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida has joined the ill-advised outbursts in government meetings parade by claiming the GOP wants the sick to "die quickly"…
Rep. Alan Grayson (D-FL) (Photo: wikipedia.org)

Bush tax cut deal: the more you earn the more you benefit

The extension of the Bush tax cut deal includes across the board benefits, but the generosity of the tax breaks go up with income level...
bush tax cut deal favors passengers, not the driver