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Feb 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 26, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON POST: "Blah, blah, blah, blah." That was House Speaker John A. Boehner's response Wednesday to a question about the details of a proposed overhaul to the nation's tax code, a subject that he says he's happy to have Congress discuss even if he's steering clear of specifics. The answer came in response to a ...

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Feb 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Republicans renewed their fight against ObamaCare on Monday in response to a new report in which the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services concludes that 11 million small business employees will see their premiums rise under the law. The report, released Friday, says the higher rates are partly due to the ...

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Feb 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) -- The number of Americans who served in the military after September 2001 and have subsequently left the labor force entirely has more than doubled during President Barack Obama’s five years in office, increasing by 317,000—or 114 percent. In January 2009, there were 277,000 post-9/11 vets not in the labor force. By January 2014, they ...

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Feb 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from CS Monitor: A Bitcoin ATM has landed at a Boston rail hub, allowing commuters to learn about the digital currency. On Wednesday, the ATM was placed by Liberty Teller at Boston's bustling South Station, which sees thousands of commuters a day. It and an ATM in Albuquerque, New Mexico, are among the first ...

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Feb 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Washington Free Beacon: Without Texas, President Obama would be facing a much worse economic situation, and Governor Rick Perry is holding out for a thank you. With the Lone Star state leading the nation in job creation the last five years, as well as creating nearly one-third of all American jobs over the ...

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Feb 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE HILL: Speaker John Boehner is so against raising the minimum wage that he once said he would rather commit suicide than vote for a “clean” increase. The Ohio Republican and son of a barkeep has repeatedly opposed federally mandated hike increases, which have been a constant in the Democrats’ election-year playbook. Boehner has “always ...

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Feb 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Via WFB: The labor force participation rate, a key indicator of economic strength, has undergone a sharp decline during the Obama administration, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The rate of labor force participation has fallen 2.7 percentage points overall under the Obama administration, with declines every year, from 65.7 (2009) to 64.8 (2010) to ...

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Feb 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from E2 Wire: President Obama will unveil the next phase of fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards for heavy-duty vehicles on Tuesday. During his visit to a Safeway distribution center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Obama will announce the new standards, which build upon the first standards the administration finalized for big rigs, semi trucks, buses ...

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Feb 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from Briefing Room: Unemployment is now the #1 problem in America, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. After the government shutdown in October, “Government/Politicians” ranked #1 as the top problem in America through mid-January, when legislators passed a bipartisan budget deal. After that, there was a 11-percent drop among Republicans who listed “Government/Politicians” ...

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Feb 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) - More military families used food stamps to buy milk, cheese, meat and bread at military grocers last year. Food stamp redemption at military grocers has been rising steadily since the beginning of the recession in 2008. Nearly $104 million worth of food stamps was redeemed at military commissaries in the fiscal year ended ...

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Feb 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Excerpted from Politico: President Barack Obama's former top economic adviser, Austan Goolsbee, says a full economic recovery will take time, as economic and job growth remain slower than the White House would want. “The most important thing is that we get the growth rate of the economy up," Goolsbee said Sunday said on CNN's "State of ...

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Feb 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - One of the latest Obamacare pitches to get young adults to sign up for health insurance starts out with a mother's kitchen note reminding her grown son to enroll. "Mom, you know I can't afford it," the young black man protests, as he sits down at a kitchen table next to a ...

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Feb 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from The Weekly Standard: Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue says in an op-ed that the U.S. needs more low-skill immigration because Americans are not "qualified" or "willing" to do such work. "Immigration can also address labor shortages in lesser-skilled fields where there are insufficient numbers of either qualified or willing U.S. workers to fill ...

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Feb 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Financial markets were watching, the retirement accounts of millions of Americans on the line. Nervous senators were watching too, well aware that political fortunes could be on the line. So on perhaps the most important vote of the year, the Senate did something extraordinary this week: It tried to keep the vote tally secret ...

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Feb 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Barack Obama signs an executive order increasing the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors, in the East Room at the White House in Washington February 12, 2014. Obama signed the executive order on Wednesday to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour starting next year and encouraged employers ...

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Feb 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Capitol City Project: In a CNN segment, first reported on by The Weekly Standard, Sally Quinn estimated that the dress Michelle Obama wore to last night’s extravagant state dinner may have cost “around $12,000.” While Sally Quinn cautioned that the estimate was “just my guess” host Erin Burnett cut in to say “I ...

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Feb 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

WASHINGTON – The House voted Tuesday to raise the government's borrowing limit, as GOP leaders backed down from a potential confrontation with Democrats by declining to seek any concessions in exchange for the increase. The debt-ceiling bill passed on a 221-201 vote, and now goes to the Senate for final approval. The vote comes ...

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Feb 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 6, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - The debt of the U.S. government has increased $6.666 trillion since President Barack Obama took office on Jan. 20, 2009, according to the latest numbers released by the Treasury Department. When President Obama was first inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2009, the debt of the U.S. government was $10,626,877,048,913.08, according to the Treasury Department’s Bureau ...

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Feb 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Excerpted from The Washington Post: The Affordable Care Act will reduce the number of full-time workers by more than 2 million in coming years, congressional budget analysts said Tuesday, a finding that sent the White House scrambling to defend a law that has bedeviled President Obama for years. After obtaining coverage through the health law, some ...

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