Monthly Archives: July, 2011

McConnell says Debt Deal Close Without Tax Hikes, But Balanced Budget

Senate Minority Leader Sen Mitch McConnell says a debt-limit deal is very close and it won’t include any tax increases, but calls for a vote on a balanced-budget amendment.  Yesterday, both the president and vice president called McConnell, and talked to House Speaker John Boehner too.  They understand that with a Republican majority in the …

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Ground Zero Worker Receives Compensation Check for Zero Dollars

More proof of lawyers cashing in on human misery.  A cancer stricken GroundZero worker, Edgar Galvis has finally received a compensation check — for zero dollars.  The 51 year old man from Queens, suffered sinus problems and then throat cancer after months of removing toxic debris from the World Financial Center, was relieved to get …

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Group Calls on Congress to Suspend NIH Grants After China Receives $90 Million

A conservative group is calling on congress to temporarily suspend funding to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) after releasing a study that found the agency wasted half a billion dollars in taxpayer money on bizarre projects, and also gave China $90 million America’s largest creditor, over the last decade for other research.

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Details of the rival budget plans

House Republicans and Senate Democrats both have competing plans to pair an increase in the nation’s $14.3 trillion borrowing limit with spending cuts and to create a special committee to recommend bigger savings for a vote later this year.  In their changed version on Friday, House Republicans would make the bulk of the debt limit …

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Obama open to debt limit extension

President Barack Obama has now changed his tune, and said he is open to extending the country’s Tuesday debt default date if Republicans show willingness to compromise.  A few unidentified Democrat sources now say in an press release to the Hill, that there had been little communication between the Republican-majority House of Representatives and the …

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Bush to attend 10th anniversary of Sept 11 in NYC

According to New York City Mayor Bloomberg, former President George W Bush will be among the dignitaries at a World Trade Center site ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.   Also attending the ceremony will be former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and President Barack Obama will also attend …

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Trisha Conlon’s bizarre custody battle

In Washington state, Trisha Conlon is involved in a custody battle, she doesn’t want her teenage boys living with a woman who shot and killed her own daughters in their sleep 20 years ago.  Unfortunately, that will happen come this Sunday, thanks to a bizarre and convoluted custody dispute with her ex-husband, retired Marine fighter …

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Watchdogs: IRS rules mask political groups

Two watchdog groups, are saying that there are loose federal regulations allow political groups to operate as tax-exempt organizations.  Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center are taking to the IRS their complaint about groups like the GOP-aligned Crossroads GPS and the Democratic-tilting Priorities USA. Both are promising to spend millions of dollars to influence the …

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Chicago adopts new curfews for children

The Chicago City Council has set new rules concerning young children and curfew.  Children under 12, and parents of repeat violators could pay heavy fines.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given his blessing to the curfews, which require the young children to be inside by 8:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 p.m. on weekends.

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Four Arrested Over Death of Phoenix Girl Locked Inside Box as Punishment

On Thursday police in Phoenix said they believe a 10-year-old girl suffocated after being locked inside a box as punishment for stealing a Popsicle, as they announced the arrest of four people in connection with her death.  Ame Deal died on July 12, in the Phoenix home where she lived with her family, including a …

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