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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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Sep 25, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

There's been plenty of recent bad news for Democrats in Congress, whether it's Andrew Gelman's science-y predictions of defeat or the news that fundraising has been lackluster.* I don't think the Democrats should panic yet. It is still very early, and right now is an awful time for them to be polling: They simply haven't accomplished ...

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Sep 25, 2009 5 Comments ›› Erik Wong

FOX News: Lawmakers in Washington are calling on the National Institutes of Health to explain why millions of taxpayer dollars are being spent on seemingly ridiculous research projects, including: -- how dragon boating can help cancer survivors; -- how canoes can help cultural identity; -- how snorting cocaine creates anxiety. Click here for photos. In a letter to NIH director Francis ...

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Sep 25, 2009 28 Comments ›› Erik Wong

Politico: Americans who fail to pay the penalty for not buying insurance would face legal action from the Internal Revenue Service, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation. The remarks Thursday from the committee's chief of staff, Thomas Barthold, seems to further weaken President Barack Obama's contention last week that the individual mandate penalty, which could go ...

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Sep 24, 2009 22 Comments ›› Erik Wong

The Washington Times: The U.S. government failed to send promised college tuition checks to tens of thousands of veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars before they returned to school this fall, even after being warned that it was inadequately staffed for the job. The Veterans Affairs Department blamed a backlog of claims filed for GI Bill ...

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Sep 24, 2009 30 Comments ›› Erik Wong

PITTSBURGH – Police fired canisters of pepper spray and smoke at marchers protesting the Group of 20 summit Thursday after anarchists responded to calls to disperse by rolling trash bins and throwing rocks. The march turned chaotic at just about the time that President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama arrived for a meeting with ...

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Sep 24, 2009 13 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 24, 2009 6 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 24, 2009 2 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 24, 2009 1 Comment ›› Erik Wong

Everyone's favorite liberal mouthpiece, Politico: The House voted Thursday to freeze Medicare Part B premiums for most elderly next year, even as Democrats moved to exempt the Postal Service from having to make $4 billion in payments due next week to cover retirement health benefits for its employees. The back-to-back actions reflect a flurry of last minute ...

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Sep 24, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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Sep 24, 2009 4 Comments ›› Erik Wong

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania (AFP) – The embattled US dollar is expected to come under scrutiny at a summit of developing and industrialized nations following China-led calls to review its role as a reserve currency. The dollar issue is bound to surface at the two-day meeting in Pittsburgh as US President Barack Obama and other leaders of the ...

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Sep 24, 2009 8 Comments ›› Erik Wong

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