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Mar 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

(CNSNews.com) - Ninety-four percent of the electricity generated in the United States in 2013 came from nuclear reactors, dams, and fossil fuels--including petroleum, natural gas, other gases, and coal--according to a new report from the U.S. government’s Energy Information Administration. Only 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity during the year came from solar-power sources, and another 4.1 ...

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Mar 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FT: The US is losing its edge as an employment powerhouse where the vast majority of people have a job or are looking for one, after its labour participation rate fell behind the UK’s for the first time since 1978. The diverging trends between the US and the UK come as central bankers in both ...

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Mar 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from THE BLAZE: With only a few years left in the White House, Barack Obama is now the most “internationally well-traveled” president through five years, according to a new report from the National Taxpayer Union Foundation. He is also “flying the most expensive-to-operate Air Force One to date.” Citing data obtained recently by the Washington Examiner, ...

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Mar 19, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - The federal government has increased its debt by $811,699,611,000.51—borrowing $7,057.89 per U.S. household—in the five months that have elapsed since Oct. 16, 2013. That is the day the House Republican leadership agreed to a deal with President Barack Obama to pass legislation ending a two-week partial government shutdown. The deal funded the government into ...

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Mar 19, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Mar 17, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Mar 13, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from Bloomberg View: This column is not about working too hard, or the dangers of high cholesterol, or lack of exercise. It is about a rash of suicides within the financial community. What this actually means is less certain than the reporting on it might imply. Yesterday, 47-year-old Edmund Reilly, a trader at the Vertical ...

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Mar 13, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

(CNSNews.com) - "For millions of families in the United States, childcare is their single largest household expense at nearly $15,000 a year," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday in a speech on the Senate floor. "And in an economy where most families have two working parents, childcare isn't a luxury -- it's a necessity." The ...

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Mar 13, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BIG GOVERNMENT: Illinois has one of the worst pension messes in the nation as the cost of government employee benefits is sending state, county, and local governments into bankruptcy crises all across the state. No place has more trouble than Chicago, prompting Mayor Rahm Emanuel to warn that property taxes will have to ...

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Mar 12, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Washington (AP) — President Obama will direct the Labor Department to strengthen overtime pay protections for millions of workers, a White House official said. The directive is meant to help salaried workers, such as fast-food shift supervisors or convenience store managers, who may be expected to work more ...

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Mar 9, 2014 Comments Off Spit Stixx

Excerpted from The Washington Examiner: A national union that represents 300,000 low-wage hospitality workers charges in a new report that Obamacare will slam wages, cut hours, limit access to health insurance and worsen the very “income equality” President Obama says he is campaigning to fix. Unite Here warned that due to Obamacare's much higher costs for ...

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Mar 4, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from DAILY CALLER: Fresh off the first family’s sixth annual winter vacation to the Hawaiian island of Oahu — billed to American taxpayers at a cost of $4 million — Michelle Obama and the first daughters Malia and Sasha will now jet off to China for over a week of much-needed sightseeing. President Barack Obama ...

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Mar 4, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: Obama unveiled a $3.9 trillion budget plan on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks new money for infrastructure, education and jobs training -- handing Democrats running for re-election a political playbook but angering Republicans who called the blueprint "irresponsible." The plan sent to Congress ...

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Feb 27, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 26, 2014 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 24, 2014 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 23, 2014 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

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Feb 18, 2014 Comments Off 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 Comments Off 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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