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Oct 26, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Fox News: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Monday that Senate Democrats will include in the health care reform bill a government-backed health insurance program that allows states to opt out if they can come up with an alternative. "I think it's the fairest way to go," Reid said of the "opt out" proposal. The compromise measure ...

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Oct 26, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

What do the auto industry, the health insurance industry, and the higher education industry all have an common? Obama wants to own them all. Duh. Washington Times: Once again, the overzealous young Obama administration is pushing politics too far into the federal agencies where it is supposed to be forbidden, this time at the Department of Education. The ...

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Oct 26, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 26, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

Politico: U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue says a campaign by the White House and its allies to undermine his $200-million-a-year association has largely failed — and actually has helped raise even more money for its pro-business efforts. In a 75-minute interview with POLITICO, Donohue dismissed recent defections by Apple and at least four other companies, ...

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Oct 26, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNN: Nearly a year after the presidential election, the excitement of Barack Obama's campaign has faded into the reality of an Obama White House. As observers try to determine what time it is in American politics, they arrive at opposite conclusions. To some, said Tulane University political scientist Thomas Langston, Obama is like Jimmy Carter, and the nation ...

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Oct 26, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 24, 2009 21 Comments ›› Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate plan to tackle global warming would add about $100 a year to the energy costs for a typical household, according to an analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency. The analysis released late Friday by the office of Sen. Barbara Boxer, who heads the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, generally mirrors ...

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Oct 24, 2009 9 Comments ›› Erik Wong

(AFP) - The White House Friday highlighted a new multi-million-dollar technology fund for Muslim nations, following a pledge made by President Barack Obama in his landmark speech to the Islamic world. The White House said the US Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) had issued a call for proposals for the fund, which will provide financing of ...

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Oct 23, 2009 16 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 22, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 22, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 22, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 22, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Guess which website is still free? NewsDay: Beginning Wednesday, most of Newsday.com content will only be available to subscribers of Optimum Online, Newsday, or those willing to pay for it. Those who are not customers of Optimum Online or the newspaper - both owned by Bethpage-based Cablevision Systems Corp. - will have to pay a $5 weekly ...

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Oct 21, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Michelle Malkin: It looked like the fix was in. The “Doc Fix,” that is. As the Heritage Foundation has been reporting, the White House and Dem leaders scurried today to try and pass a $247 billion payoff to doctors groups as an enticement to support Obamacare. Surprise: The fix failed. The cloture voted on S. 1776 failed ...

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Oct 21, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Ways And Means: The table below compares the White House's February 2009 projection of the number of jobs that would be created by the 2009 stimulus law (through the end of 2010) with the actual change in state payroll employment through September 2009 (the latest figures available). According to the data, 49 States and the ...

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Oct 21, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNS News: House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said that the individual health insurance mandates included in every health reform bill, which require Americans to have insurance, were “like paying taxes.” He added that Congress has “broad authority” to force Americans to purchase other things as well, so long as it was trying to promote “the ...

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Oct 21, 2009 7 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNBC: Responding to the growing furor over the paychecks of executives at companies that received billions of dollars in the government’s financial rescue, the Obama administration will order the companies that received the most aid to deeply slash the compensation to their highest paid executives, an official involved in the decision said on Wednesday. Under the plan, ...

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Oct 21, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Politico: On Tuesday, Matt Drudge ran a headline about the weakening U.S. dollar on his website, Drudgereport.com. In and of itself, that would be unremarkable, except that it was the 18th time Drudge had posted a link to a story about the weak dollar this month. And October was only 20 days old. Clearly, Matt Drudge has developed ...

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Oct 21, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Fox News: The two independent filmmakers who posed as a pimp and a prostitute and received advice from ACORN employees in five cities on how to skirt tax and immigration laws claim the community organizer group lied when it said the pair were shown the door without receiving assistance from staffers in its Philadelphia office. James ...

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Oct 20, 2009 152 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 20, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Tuesday new estimates showed a healthcare overhaul drafted by Democrats would reduce the U.S. budget deficit over 10 years and cost less than $900 billion. The preliminary estimates from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office moved Democratic leaders closer to finishing a merger of three separate ...

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Oct 20, 2009 14 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The blind leading the naked communist "I don't feel any pain, let alone yours" WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle and Barack Obama sat one table over from J. Lo and Marc Anthony, and all four of them were rocking in their seats as Sheila E. shook the house — well, really the tent. The latest installment of the White ...

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Oct 19, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

IBD Editorials: Global Warming: A co-sponsor of cap-and-trade legislation has tried to convince the public that the regime would cost families only "about a postage stamp a day." The real cost might be closer to next-day delivery rates. Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf, testifying before Congress last week, said the House global warming bill will slow ...

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Oct 19, 2009 3 Comments ›› Erik Wong

NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times will cut up to 150 positions, including 100 in the newsroom, amid industrywide declines in advertising revenue, the newspaper and its largest union said Monday. The Times will offer voluntary buyouts at first but will resort to layoffs if it cannot meet the targets. "I hope that won't happen, ...

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Oct 19, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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