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Oct 30, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Pajamas Media: New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has hit some bumps on the road to re-election — and he’s trying to smooth the way with money from his own pockets. Corzine’s popularity hit the skids because he ran up the state budget year after year. In 2009, the state received $2 billion in federal stimulus money and ...

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Oct 30, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

American Spectator: One of the most onerous aspects of the House Democrats' health care legislation is the employer mandate, which would tax employers who do not offer health insurance to their workers. Not only does the proposal impose new costs on employers, but a whole new layer of red tape, both of which would undoubtedly ...

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Oct 30, 2009 20 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Here is an example of when saying "Bush did it" is a good thing.

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Oct 30, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 30, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNS News: The Department of Homeland Security is gagging local law enforcement agencies around the country to protect the privacy of illegal aliens. Under "revised" 287(g) agreements between the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement division and state and local law enforcement agencies, any information about local police efforts to enforce federal immigration law ...

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Oct 30, 2009 22 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Un-F-ing-Believable Free Republic: SAN FRANCISCO-CA --- In 2007, the last reporting period. the California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported 28 pedestrians fatalities, 440 cyclists injured, a total of 52 people killed in traffic accidents in San Francisco. Now, it's reported today that the city will no longer enforce the law for first time offenders of driving without a license. ...

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Oct 30, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

AllYourTV: One of the ironic turns in the news business is that as the political climate has become more shrill, the political coverage has increasingly focused more on the political process than on the actual merits of the story. There are times when I watch any of the cable news outlets and I begin to feel ...

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Oct 30, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Creeping Sharia: Eight years to study the Quran and introduce other inmates to al Qaeda ideology, at taxpayer expense. Then, he’ll be released amongst the American’s he plotted to kill. By Daphne Eviatar | Washington Independent Depending on who you ask, the sentencing yesterday of Ali Saleh Kahlah Al-Marri to eight years in prison is either evidence that ...

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Oct 30, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 30, 2009 9 Comments ›› Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (AP) - Internal investigations into the conduct of over two dozen House members were exposed in an extraordinary, Internet-era breach involving the secretive process by which Congress polices lawmaker ethics. Revelations of the mostly preliminary inquiries by the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct—also known as the Ethics committee—and a panel that refers cases ...

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Oct 30, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 30, 2009 9 Comments ›› Erik Wong

"Hey Peter man, check out channel nine, it's the breast exam!"

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Oct 30, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

The Hill: The Senate health bill is drifting toward ending up with an "opt-in" provision versus an "opt-out," one Democratic senator said Friday. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) predicted that healthcare reform in the upper chamber would shift from its current construction, which allows states to opt out of a public option, to a version that forces states ...

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Oct 30, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Ace Of Spades: Methane! - "new and improved", now with 30% more evil!!. ...When this indirect effect of the potent greenhouse gas is included one tonne of methane has about 33 times as much effect on the climate over 100 years as a tonne of carbon dioxide, rather than 25 times as in ...

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Oct 30, 2009 21 Comments ›› Erik Wong

NEW YORK (AP) - Sting isn't a religious man, but he says President Barack Obama might be a divine answer to the world's problems. "In many ways, he's sent from God," he joked in an interview, "because the world's a mess." But Sting is serious in his belief that Obama is the best leader to navigate the ...

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Oct 30, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 30, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

NBC: One of the more controversial pieces of Mayor Daley’s 2010 budget is the requirement for all city workers to take 24 unpaid furlough days. The only city workers who have been spared from what amounts to an entire month off without pay are the city’s police and firefighters. But that could change. A representative for the city ...

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Oct 30, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

Reason: Using government-run health insurance to fix the status quo is like using a brick to improve a window. If Medicare were a bank, federal regulators would be closing its doors, selling its operations, and sacking its managers. Thanks to soaring costs, the program is fast running out of money—even though it pays such low fees that ...

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Oct 30, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 30, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 30, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Bloomberg: Heresy, thy name is Christina Romer. Last week, the chairman of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers -- a position that carried the title “chief economist” until Larry Summers took up residence in the White House -- testified to the Joint Economic Committee on the economic crisis and the efficacy of the policy response. Here’s the ...

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Oct 30, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

NJ.com: CLINTON -- Every fall, the Red Mill Museum here hosts a haunted house. But this year’s "Asylum of Terror," has angered mental health advocates who said the theme perpetuates ugly stereotypes. The show, which ends today, warns visitors of hopeless, mindless and deranged patients lurking in dark corners ready to lunge. "Dementia, paranoia, violent sociopathic behaviors, physical ...

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Oct 30, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 30, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Visit msnbc.com for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy

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