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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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Sep 29, 2009 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

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Sep 29, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Post: The Senate Finance Committee on Tuesday rejected two Democratic amendments that would have created a government-run "public option" as part an overhaul of the nation's health-insurance system, with the panel's chairman bowing to staunch Republican opposition that he said would prevent final passage of a bill containing such a provision. After an amendment offered by ...

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Sep 29, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 28, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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

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Sep 28, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

NBC: Vallejo, which went bankrupt after revenue proved less than costs for the Police and Fire departments as well as other city services, might just be able to save a little money. The Police Department is now using a transcription service based in Tennessee, Nashville-McLintock Transcription and Consulting Services, to write up police reports. The reports are dictated ...

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Sep 28, 2009 9 Comments ›› Erik Wong

FOX News: Already facing the loss of federal government funding, the community-organizing group ACORN also has run afoul of one of its big corporate partners, Bank of America Corp. In response to questions from The Wall Street Journal, a spokesman for the banking company said it has "suspended current commitments" to ACORN Housing, an affiliated group, ...

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Sep 28, 2009 3 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Washington Times: By Andrew Breitbart A telling event occurred on Sept. 15, Day 6 of the drip, drip, drip ACORN video rollout. President Obama met for lunch with former President Bill Clinton at trendy Il Mulino in New York City. For the second consecutive day, the New York Post featured the ACORN scandal on its cover - complete ...

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Sep 28, 2009 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Rasmussen: Just 41% of voters nationwide now favor the health care reform proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s down two points from a week ago and the lowest level of support yet measured. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% are opposed to the plan. Senior citizens are less supportive of the plan ...

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Sep 28, 2009 1 Comment ›› Pat Dollard

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Sep 26, 2009 15 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Unstimulated... New York Times: Despite signs that the economy has resumed growing, unemployed Americans now confront a job market that is bleaker than ever in the current recession, and employment prospects are still getting worse. Job seekers now outnumber openings six to one, the worst ratio since the government began tracking open positions in 2000. According to the ...

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Sep 26, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

August? What August? Politico: Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance. Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or ...

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Sep 25, 2009 9 Comments ›› Erik Wong

CNS News: Even though the Border Patrol now reports that almost 1,300 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border is not under effective control, and the Department of Justice says that vast stretches of the border are “easily breached,” and the Government Accountability Office has revealed that three persons “linked to terrorism” and 530 aliens from “special interest ...

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