Politics

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)

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

Is Applying For A Payday Loan Through A Direct Lender The Best Option?

Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.
Using a lender matching service can get you cash in as little as 2 hours. Direct lenders have a very high denial rate for applications.

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.
Nescafe

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.”

How Can Installment Loans Help Protect Your Credit Rating?

There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.
There are millions of people each year that ruin their credit score because they did not know they could use installment loans to pay their bills before defaulting.

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.

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.
tea party racist

Do Not Fall Behind On Your Bills - See How Short Term Loans Can Help Prevent Late Fees and Penalties.

Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.
Short term loans can help you stay current on your bills by providing quick cash so you do not rack up expensive late fees and penalty charges.

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.

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.

How To Get A Cash Advance Even With Bad Credit and Bankruptcy On Your Record

Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.
Not many people know they are still eligible for cash advances after bankruptcy or losing their credit. There are no credit checks so bad credit does not affect eligibility.

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.

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

Keep Your Debt to Credit Ratio Down By Using Personal Loans Instead of Credit Cards

The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.
The higher your credit balance the lower your credit score may be. Personal loans online do not go on your credit report in most cases.

Climate change bill hits Senate with little chance for success

The Senate climate change bill was unveiled Wednesday, and John Kerry hopes to pass it this year despite toxic bickering and the BP oil spill...
factory smokestacks spewing pollution

U.S. Senate offers black farmers $1.15 billion settlement

Black farmers who suffered racial bias when applying for farm loans have been awarded $1.15 billion by the Senate after a 10-year court case.
Black chicken farmer with chicken coop battery cages in the 1950s.