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Nov 20, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 19, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) – Concerns over the environment and terrorism have not only affected how people lived in the past decade but also their language, with "global warming" and "9/11" topping a list of the most used words of the 2000s. The Global Language Monitor, which uses a math formula to track the frequency of ...

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Nov 19, 2009 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Fox News: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid claims that his health care bill costs about $848 billion in the first 10 years, well under President Obama's $900 billion target. That's for 10 years of revenue-gathering, but only six years of service, according to the analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. Adding in expenses beyond the 10-year mark ...

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Nov 19, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: The Senate is headed for a rare Saturday vote to advance its major healthcare reform bill without a guarantee of success, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicated Thursday. At a rally with supporters of the healthcare reform bill, Reid would not say he had secured commitments from all 60 members of the Democratic Conference to ...

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Nov 19, 2009 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Los Angeles Times: About 30 students stormed UCLA’s Campbell Hall and barricaded the doors with chains and bike locks early this morning to protest a student fee increase that is expected to be endorsed by the University of California’s Board of Regents today. [Updated at 8:39 a.m.: The UC Regents have started to meet, and hundreds of ...

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Nov 19, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 19, 2009 18 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 19, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: WASHINGTON -- After months of maneuvering, the Senate stands at the brink of a historic battle over health care with President Barack Obama and his allies on one side and Republicans, outnumbered but unflinching, on the other. "Now it's America's turn, and this will not be a short debate," Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the ...

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Nov 19, 2009 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Wall Street Journal: At least funny bones are being stimulated by the Obama Administration's $787 billion economic stimulus bill. To wit, how many Americans does it take to make nine pairs of work boots? According to the White House's recovery.gov site, an $890 shoe order for the Army Corps of Engineers, courtesy of the stimulus package, created ...

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Nov 19, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Hill: Recently launched California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina (R) is on a quest to prove her conservative bona fides to California voters. But on Wednesday, the Fiorina's first target was a group of D.C. reporters. Fiorina, who faces a grassroots conservative primary challenger before she can get to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), cast doubt on global ...

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Nov 19, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Sen. Joe Lieberman’s threat to filibuster any health care bill with a public option could kill health reform this year — and embolden Democratic challengers who’d like to send him packing in 2012. But Lieberman doesn’t seem worried. “I don’t think about that stuff,” Lieberman told POLITICO this week. “I’m just — I’m being a legislator. After ...

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Nov 19, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Nov 18, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Reason: Congress recognizes no limits on its power. It doesn't care about the Constitution, it doesn't care about your inalienable rights. If this health care bill becomes law, America, life as you have known it, freedom as you have exercised it, and privacy as you have enjoyed it will cease to be. Last week the House ...

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Nov 18, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Fox News: The Senate's version of President Obama's sweeping health care plan would cost $849 billion, according to a preliminary estimate by the Congressional Budget Office. The bill would expand health care coverage to more than 94 percent of Americans, and cut the federal deficit by $127 billion over the first 10 years and as much as ...

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Nov 18, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

New York Times: New home construction slowed unexpectedly in October to the lowest level in six months, the Commerce Department said Wednesday, resurrecting fears that the housing market may be slow to recover. A separate report showed consumer prices inched upward in October, but not enough to make inflation a concern even as the dollar weakened and ...

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Nov 18, 2009 11 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama gave his sternest warning yet about the need to contain rising U.S. deficits, saying on Wednesday that if government debt were to pile up too much, it could lead to a double-dip recession. With the U.S. unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, Obama told Fox News his administration ...

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Nov 18, 2009 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

BEIJING (AP) - President Barack Obama says creating jobs isn't the goal of a coming White House forum on jobs and economic growth. The president told NBC News on Wednesday that the purpose of the Dec. 3 summit is to figure out how to encourage hiring by businesses still reluctant to do so. The U.S. unemployment rate ...

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Nov 18, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: “Ping-pong” might be too difficult. Reconciliation, too partisan. But as Democrats look for a way to speed up the health reform debate, a mini-conference modeled after the stimulus bill negotiations might be what works. With the president’s year-end deadline for health care reform looming, congressional Democrats know they’ll almost certainly have to short-circuit the legislative process to ...

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Nov 18, 2009 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Wall Street Journal: Senate Democratic leaders said Tuesday they would put off debate on a big climate-change bill until spring, in a sign of weakening political will to tackle a long-term environmental issue at a time of high unemployment and economic uncertainty. Legislation on health care, overhauling financial markets and job creation will be considered before the ...

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Nov 17, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

ABC News: Here's a stimulus success story: In Arizona's 15th congressional district, 30 jobs have been saved or created with just $761,420 in federal stimulus spending. At least that's what the Web site set up by the Obama administration to track the $787 billion stimulus says. There's one problem, though: There is no 15th congressional district ...

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Nov 16, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Washington Post: There is an air of absurdity to what is mistakenly called "health-care reform." Everyone knows that the United States faces massive governmental budget deficits as far as calculators can project, driven heavily by an aging population and uncontrolled health costs. As we recover slowly from a devastating recession, it's widely agreed that, though ...

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Nov 16, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

ABC News: The Obama administration, under fire for inflating job growth from the $787 billion stimulus plan, slashed over 60,000 jobs from its most recent report on the program because the reporting outlets had submitted "unrealistic data," according to a document obtained by ABC News. The Office of Management and Budget document shows that before an ...

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Nov 13, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Politico: President Barack Obama plans to announce in next year's State of the Union address that he wants to focus extensively on cutting the federal deficit in 2010 – and will downplay other new domestic spending beyond jobs programs, according to top aides involved in the planning. The president's plan, which the officials said was under discussion ...

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Nov 12, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Nov 12, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

Times Online: At least 37 BBC executives earn more than the Prime Minister, it was revealed yesterday, as the corporation disclosed the scale of its senior salaries for the first time. The broadcaster said that its 107 “most senior decision makers” earn £22 million a year and said that the disclosures made it the nation’s most transparent ...

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