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Mar 18, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Rasmussen Reports: Support for the Democratic Congressional candidates fell to a new low over the past week, allowing the GOP to move slightly head for the first time in recent years in the Generic Congressional Ballot. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 41% said they would vote for their district’s Republican candidate while ...

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Mar 18, 2009 32 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WASHINGTON – Some of the Guantanamo Bay prisoners could be released into the United States while others could be put on trial in the American court system, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Wednesday. Holder, who was chosen by President Barack Obama to lead the administration's efforts to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay ...

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Mar 18, 2009 17 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: President Obama will not advance a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of troops injured in service. President Obama, after an uproar by veterans groups, has scrapped a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of ...

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Mar 18, 2009 12 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

More Babies Born in 2007 Than Any Other Year in U.S. History More babies were born in the United States in 2007 than any year in the nation's history, topping the peak during the baby boom 50 years earlier, federal researchers reported Wednesday. There is both good and bad news from the more than 4.3 million births: —The ...

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Mar 18, 2009 13 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WSJ: In Defense of Tax Havens By RICHARD W. RAHN If the government suddenly said you would incur more onerous and expensive tax regulations and reporting requirements if you moved your business to a low-tax state such as Texas or Florida from a high-tax state such as New York or California, you would be justifiably outraged. Now ...

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Mar 18, 2009 7 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: Fannie Mae to Pay Bonuses of up to $611,000 for Four Execs Government-controlled mortgage finance titan discloses plan for bonuses of $470,000 to $611,000 for four top executives, on top of their base salaries, as sibling company Freddie Mac plans similar awards. WASHINGTON -- Fannie Mae is planning to pay retention bonuses of as much as ...

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Mar 18, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: Florida Republican Rep. Connie Mack called for Treasury Sec. Tim Geithner to lose his job Wednesday, becoming the first Capitol Hill lawmakers to call for his ouster over AIG's using tens of millions of taxpayer dollars for executive bonuses. "Quite simply, the Timothy Geithner experience has been a disaster. The Treasury Department is in disarray. ...

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Mar 18, 2009 5 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WSJ: By ROB CURRAN, GEOFFREY ROGOW and PETER A. MCKAY The Federal Reserve's latest efforts to resuscitate private lending and the broader economy helped push stocks and bonds higher Wednesday afternoon. The Dow Jones Industrial Average, which has climbed in six of the last seven trading sessions, gained 90.88 points, or 1.2%, to 7486.58. The S&P 500 stock ...

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Mar 18, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

ESPN: Team USA provides memory of a lifetimeFan becomes part of celebration after U.S. finishes dramatic comeback By Amy K. Nelson MIAMI -- Brian Finnegan was only doing his job on Tuesday night when he saw Felix Perez in the handicapped section of Dolphin Stadium. Finnegan's son, Tommy, had spent his life in a wheelchair battling cerebral palsy, ...

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Mar 18, 2009 21 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Sky News: Obama In St Patrick's Day Teleprompt Blunder A teleprompt blunder has led to Barack Obama thanking himself in a speech at the White House in a St Patrick's Day celebration. Irish Prime Minister Brian Cowen was just a few paragraphs into an address in Washington when he realised it all sounded a bit too familiar. It ...

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Mar 18, 2009 11 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Obama Received a $101,332 Bonus from AIG Senator Barack Obama received a $101,332 bonus from American International Group in the form of political contributions according to Opensecrets.org. The two biggest Congressional recipients of bonuses from the A.I.G. are - Senators Chris Dodd and Senator Barack Obama. The A.I.G. Financial Products affiliate of A.I.G. gave out $136,928, ...

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Mar 18, 2009 2 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Politico: Some Dems want brake in Obama plans By BEN SMITH & MANU RAJU Barack Obama’s Big Bang Theory of Governance is starting to face its first big test among the new president’s fellow Democrats. At the White House Tuesday morning, Obama began the day with a sharp push-back against the idea that his uncommonly ambitious agenda on ...

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Mar 18, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

HONOLULU — The U.S. military says its ground-based mobile missile defense system has successfully shot down a medium-range ballistic missile during a test in Hawaii. The military says the target missile was shot down Tuesday over the Pacific Ocean. The target missile was fired from a mobile launch platform off the island of Kauai. Soldiers with the ...

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Mar 18, 2009 27 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Columbia Daily Tribune: ‘Fusion center’ data draws fire over assertions Politics, banners seen as suspect. By T.J. Greaney Tim Neal of Miller County was shocked recently when he heard a radio program about a strategic report compiled by state and federal law enforcement agencies to combat terrorism. Titled “The Modern Militia Movement,” the report is dated Feb. 20 and ...

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Mar 18, 2009 10 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

WND: But Defense policy reversed after intervention by 2 Montana senators By Drew Zahn Responding to two Democratic senators representing outraged private gun owners, the Department of Defense announced last night it has scrapped a new policy that would deplete the supply of ammunition by requiring destruction of fired military cartridge brass. The policy already had taken a ...

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Mar 18, 2009 11 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

CNS News: Army Investigating How and Why Troops Were Sent Into Alabama Town After Murder Spree By Pete Winn The U.S. Army has launched an inquiry into how and why active duty troops from Fort Rucker, Ala., came to be placed on the streets of Samson, Ala., during last week's murder spree in that tiny South Alabama community. ...

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Mar 17, 2009 6 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

But ... But ... But, I thought the democrats insisted the filibuster was an "important" tool. McClatchy: WASHINGTON — A top White House official threatened Tuesday to use a congressional rule to force some controversial proposals through the Senate by eliminating the Republicans' power to block legislation. Peter Orszag, the director of the White House Office of ...

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Mar 17, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Wa Times: Guns on a plane Obama secretly ends program that let pilots carry guns After the September 11 attacks, commercial airline pilots were allowed to carry guns if they completed a federal-safety program. No longer would unarmed pilots be defenseless as remorseless hijackers seized control of aircraft and rammed them into buildings. Now President Obama is ...

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Mar 17, 2009 4 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

This is such bull! "Repay the taxpayers"???? As IF that money will be coming back to us ... It's going back to Congress. NOT to "The Taxpayers". Also, I don't know if it can be done, but seeing the fact the bonuses were in legal contracts set up before the bailout funds, and also "protected" by ...

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Mar 17, 2009 31 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Listen here to last night's show as well as others from last week.

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Mar 17, 2009 16 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

Bush refuses to criticize Obama in Canada CALGARY, Alberta - Former President George W. Bush says he won't criticize President Barack Obama because Obama "deserves my silence," and says he plans to write a book about the 12 toughest decisions he made in office. Bush's speech Tuesday at a luncheon in Calgary, Alberta was his first ...

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Mar 17, 2009 17 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

OMG! I had no idea this would evah happen ... /sarc (as IF I needed to point THAT out) FOX: ACORN to Play Role in 2010 Census The U.S. Census Bureau is working with several national organizations to help recruit 1.4 million workers to produce the country's 2010 census, including one with a history of voter fraud charges: ...

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Mar 17, 2009 8 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

The Moscow Times: By Ira Iosebashvili The Kremlin published its priorities Monday for an upcoming meeting of the G20, calling for the creation of a supranational reserve currency to be issued by international institutions as part of a reform of the global financial system. The International Monetary Fund should investigate the possible creation of a new reserve ...

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Mar 17, 2009 9 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: Federal Judge OKs Navy Blasting Recruits in the Eyes With Pepper Spray During Training A federal judge reportedly has given the Navy the green light to blast recruits in the eyes with pepper spray during training even though the practice is banned during warfare by international law. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon dismissed a lawsuit brought ...

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Mar 17, 2009 20 Comments ›› Pat Dollard

FOX: Gun Advocates Ready for Battle on Federal Assault Weapons Ban Attorney General Eric Holder is using the drug violence in Mexico to "confuse and mislead" Americans in an attempt to reinstate the expired federal assault weapons ban, gun advocates say. By Joshua Rhett Miller Get ready for a gunfight. Attorney General Eric Holder is using the drug violence ...

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