Politics

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

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.

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...
Duct Tape

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.

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

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.

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

Code Red | Tea Party Patriots fire up Kill the Bill engines

Tea Party Patriots called a "Code Red" over the health care bill. Is it true that it will pass within the week? Will our economy run red?
"Liars and commies and czars, oh my!" reads one Tea Party Patriot's sign. What will the passage of the health care bill portend for America? Should we be signaling a Code Red?

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.

Assange and WikiLeaks part of an old tradition

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks are being condemned, but there is an old tradition of exposing secrets of the government and other high powers.
Mark Felt

Of Harry Reid, Bill Clinton, KFC and blue people

Harry Reid racist comments have the media atwitter, as do Bill Clinton, Australian KFC ads and the white-on-blue violence in "Avatar."

Florida Rep Alan Grayson goes down swinging … at Democrats

Alan Grayson, describing the Democratic defeat in the 2010 midterms, called bipartisanship a failed strategy of "appeasement."
alan grayson for congress

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.

Debt settlement plans more likely than state bankruptcy

States with budget issues are more likely to find debt settlement options rather than declare state bankruptcies, which isn't allowed.
Eric Cantor

National Day of Service 9/11 | NOT Political Hijacking

A National Day of Service on 9/11 would fitfully honor those who gave their lives in service of their fellow man. Yet some on the far right are so cynical...
They died in service of their country, as did those who worked to save lives on 9/11. Why shouldn't that be honored as a national day of service, to remember them? (Photo: flickr.com)