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WikiLeaks posts secret CIA documents

The release of documents pertaining to the war in Afghanistan by WikiLeaks has been the cause of a great deal of controversy. Though WikiLeaks maintains it would never release any information that could put soldiers in danger, the release of somewhat sensitive documents has continued. A recent release from the site is quite interesting. It’s

Do you throw a slider with your middle finger, Jim Bunning?

There was a time when Jim Bunning was feared. As the star pitcher for the Detroit Tigers (1955-1963) and Philadelphia Phillies (1964-1967), the big right-hander would rock back and fire his sidearm fastball and slider at overmatched hitters. For a pitcher with excellent control, it is telling that he hit more batters with pitches than
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Watch Your Stimulus Dollars Work | Recovery.gov Relaunches

Site had been criticized for being “out of date” Is America’s economic engine running without knocks and pings yet? I would suggest that we are far from being out of the woods yet, despite pockets of stability. However, those who are ready to exclaim “mission accomplished” will most likely credit the Obama administration economic stimulus
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Loophole for quick payday from Social Security closed

Recently, Congress closed a loophole in Social Security that some people were exploiting for a quick payday. The loophole allowed the well off to get more fast cash out of the system than they would have otherwise. The government was not amused and closed the loophole. Quick payday loophole in Social Security Some people are

Cash For Clunkers List | What the EPA Made Ineligible

How did these vehicles suddenly gain mpg? If you’re the owner of one of the cars on the following Cash For Clunkers list, I’m sorry. You’re simply out of luck if you had planned to take advantage of the up to $4,500 voucher good toward the purchase of a new, more fuel-efficient car or truck.
Will the Federal Reserve create the framework consumers need to experience debt relief? (Photo: flickr.com)

Congress Calls for Financial Overhaul to Help Debt Relief

Regulating the Banking System Due to the recession, people are looking for debt relief more than ever.  Credit lenders are no longer as readily available as they once were.  Mortgages are difficult to handle.  The unemployment rate continues to rise.  Because of these problems, the Obama administration is calling for a new “financial rulebook.”  The
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Gregory Meeks forgets to disclose $55,000 in personal loans

For most people, getting a personal loan takes time, effort, and lots of paperwork. New York congressman Gregory Meeks from Queens, however, apparently just “forgot” more than $55,000 in personal loans. A member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the last 11 years, Gregory Meeks is on the House Financial Committee. What were these
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Reagan Republicans would not vote for the Gipper at gunpoint

If Ronald Reagan were still alive, he would celebrate his 100th birthday Sunday, Feb. 6. Since Reagan left office in 1989, he has come to be venerated as a saint by conservative Republicans. But while so-called “Reagan Republicans” revise Reagan’s record to support their political beliefs, “the Gipper,” who died in 2004 at 93, couldn’t

“Agnostic” definition of Obama’s deficit stance

Will the tough budget deficit decisions be made? So “agnostic definition” is something the Google searchers wants to know today. My guess is that it doesn’t have all that much to do with religion, which is typically how the word is applied. It does have other uses, though. Courtesy of the New York Times‘ “Word
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Rodolfo Torre slaying puts spotlight on peso, border security

The recent assassination of popular Mexican gubernatorial candidate Rodolfo Torre has proven once more that the northeast Mexican state of Tamaulipas is not only a flash point in Mexico’s drug war, but of great concern in the ongoing battle for U.S. border security. Reuters reports that Torre – an opposition candidate representing the Institutional Revolutionary
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Race for Connecticut governor is over as Foley concedes

The Connecticut governor race has finally concluded. Republican Tom Foley has conceded the race to Democrat Dannel Malloy, also called Dan Malloy, after a tense final count. A recount seems likely. Malloy, should any recounting or investigation not conclude that Foley was the winner, will be the first Democrat to win a gubernatorial contest in
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Shooting victim Gabrielle Giffords’ condition improving steadily

Gabrielle Giffords, who was wounded during the Tucson, Ariz., shooting spree, is showing signs of improvement. Still connected to a ventilator, she has shown spontaneous movement and response to verbal communication. Her doctors are confident that she will survive, but the extent of the damage remains to be seen. Gabrielle Giffords steadily improving from near
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SC Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer Advises Mark Sanford to Leave

Former GOP presidential hopeful being urged to leave At one time, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford was one of the most vocal critics of President Clinton during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. He insisted that the best thing for the country was that Mr. Clinton step down, because his actions were “unconscionable” (say that in the

US embassy in Tripoli shuttered with Libya sanctions pending

The U.S. embassy in Libya has been closed as violence in the Libyan capital is increasing. The regime of Moammar Gadhafi is quickly losing control despite stringent and deadly efforts to quell the uprising of Libyans against Gadhafi’s four-decade rule. Sanctions against Libya are likely to be enacted soon. Tripoli plunging into chaos as Gadhafi
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Obama School Speech | Dream Big, Kids

Are hard work and respect socialist agenda? It’s a ridiculous question, of course. Can’t we all appreciate that the president wants our youth to work hard and achieve a bright future for themselves and America as a whole? Because the more well-prepared, motivated young people who enter the adult world, the better this country will
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Cass Sunstein | Obama’s New Green Czar?

The right pot is calling the left kettle black So much of what the right-wing media has to say about President Obama’s collection of personal advisers – “czars” – tends to take on an attack mentality. Countless talking heads from Glenn Beck and Sean Hannity to the FOX News speaker of the moment compares each
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Rent is Too Damn High party candidate Jimmy McMillan steals show

Jimmy McMillan is creating an online sensation. Last night, at the New York governor debate he upstaged front runners Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino. McMillan is running on the Rent is Too Damn High party ticket. Though Cuomo and Paladino are the most likely candidates to make it to office, the spotlight was stolen at