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Oct 5, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

MSNBC: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - The United States has long suspected that much of the billions of dollars it has sent Pakistan to battle militants has been diverted to the domestic economy and other causes, such as fighting India. Now the scope and longevity of the misuse is becoming clear: Between 2002 and 2008, while al-Qaida regrouped, only ...

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Oct 5, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 5, 2009 Comments Off Erik Wong

ABC News: Think the White House may want to work on its vote-counting operation before the health care bill makes it to the Senate floor? Think the CBO might be just as brutal as the IOC -- with scoring that counts just as much? Think the public debate over Afghanistan strategy gets any easier as events shape perceptions? Nobody ...

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Oct 5, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

ABC News: Think the White House may want to work on its vote-counting operation before the health care bill makes it to the Senate floor? Think the CBO might be just as brutal as the IOC -- with scoring that counts just as much? Think the public debate over Afghanistan strategy gets any easier as events shape perceptions? Nobody ...

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Oct 4, 2009 12 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Now despite anything I or he may believe, I don't think it wrong for a man and his wife to go out on their anniversary, no matter who they are. It would be more wrong not to. However, regardless of the reason, I, amongst others I'm sure, feel pretty burned. Again, It's not that they ...

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Oct 3, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 2, 2009 21 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 2, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

Real Clear Politics: On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee voted-twice-to reject the "public option," a government-run health-insurance plan that would "compete" with private insurance. This vote may have some symbolic significance as a measure of the public's rejection of government-run health care. But in practical terms, it doesn't much matter. The creation of public health insurance was ...

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Oct 2, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

SpaceWar: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday congratulated China on the 60th anniversary of communist rule, vowing to continue deepening US ties with the increasingly powerful nation. "I would like to extend warm wishes and congratulations to the People's Republic of China on the 60th anniversary of its founding on October 1," Clinton said in ...

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Oct 2, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Wall Street Journal: U.S. stocks traded lower Friday, pointing to the sixth market decline in seven sessions, as the September nonfarm payrolls report came in well below Wall Street expectations. In recent trading, the the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down about 41 points at 9467. General Electric, Boeing and Bank of America were the index's two ...

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Oct 2, 2009 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Over a quarter of a million jobs lost last month alone...longest recession in 80 years...$1 trillion dollar health care expenditure now looks criminal...stimulus dollars going to Leftist causes, not job creation...expect absurd proposals for job-killing higher taxes... WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.8 percent in September as employers cut far more jobs ...

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Oct 1, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Big Government: Earlier this month and despite the public scrutiny over the voter fraud and felony criminal activity associated with ACORN, the Department of Homeland Security went ahead and granted $997,402 to ACORN under the FY 2008 Fire Prevention and Safety Program. To most people, the timing and the amount of the grant would seem off ...

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Oct 1, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

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Oct 1, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Washington Examiner: In her speech in Copenhagen today, First Lady Michelle Obama said her trip to Denmark, along with the travel of her "dear friend" and "chit-chat buddy" Oprah Winfrey, as well as tomorrow's visit by President Obama, is a "sacrifice" on behalf of the children of Chicago and the United States. "As much of ...

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Oct 1, 2009 11 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNS News: Documentary film director Michael Moore, who has become a millionaire thanks to the profits from his movies, told CNSNews.com that “capitalism did nothing” for him. CNSNews.com spoke with Moore on the red carpet at the Uptown Theatre in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday night before the premiere of his upcoming documentary, “Capitalism: A Love ...

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Oct 1, 2009 19 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

White House.Gov: Last night Fox News continued its disregard for the facts in an attempt to smear the Administration's efforts to win the Olympics for the United States. In the past, hosting the Olympics has been a source of pride and unity for the country, but once again Fox News' Glenn Beck program has shown that ...

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Oct 1, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Oct 1, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON -- First-time claims for jobless benefits rose more than expected last week, a sign employers are reluctant to hire and the job market remains weak. The Labor Department says initial claims for unemployment insurance rose to a seasonally adjusted 551,000 from 534,000 in the previous week. Wall Street economists expected an increase of 5,000, according ...

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Oct 1, 2009 Comments Off Pat Dollard

Politico Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has been quietly assembling the blueprint of a presidential campaign and will announce Thursday the support of a group of high-level political strategists and donors, complemented by a handful of top new media consultants, POLITICO has learned. Pawlenty, under the radar of D.C.’s political community, has locked up some of the key ...

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Oct 1, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid moved swiftly to ensure that his home state of Nevada wouldn’t be hurt by Medicaid changes included in the health care reform bill moving through the Senate Finance Committee. Now some of his Democratic colleagues are demanding the same treatment for their states. “We have to make sure Colorado is treated fairly,” ...

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Sep 30, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Politico: Congress is on the verge of giving itself a bump in its annual budget — even as local governments, families and businesses across the country are tightening their belts in the worst recession in decades. Under a House-Senate conference measure, approved by the House last week and poised for passage in the Senate on Wednesday, spending ...

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Sep 30, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Pajamas Media: It’s a little early in his administration to draw any broad conclusions, but the evidence is clear: As a younger man, Barack Obama was kidnapped and brainwashed by evil Republican operatives, then sent deep undercover to destroy the Democratic Party and perhaps even the entire liberal worldview. How else do you explain: • Obama leaving his ...

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Sep 30, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Times Union: SARATOGA SPRINGS -- Seventh-grader Adam Marino is getting a firsthand lesson in civil disobedience. The 12-year-old and his mother, Janette Kaddo Marino, are defying Saratoga Springs school policy by biking to Maple Avenue Middle School on Route 9. The Jackson Street residents pedal more than four miles together each way to the middle school ...

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Sep 30, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

NEW YORK – Former Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu was sentenced Tuesday to more than 24 years in prison by a judge who accused him of funding his fraud by manipulating the political process in a way that "strikes at the very core of our democracy." U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero sentenced the 58-year-old Hsu, who raised ...

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