Monthly Archives: January, 2012

Issa threatens Holder with Contempt of Congress over Fast and Furious Subpoenas

Darrell Issa, the head of the the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is threatening to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if he fails to comply with congressional subpoenas for documents.  Holder has until Feb 9 to comply.  In a 4 page letter to Holder, Issa claims the Department of Justice …

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Rubio Bill Fights Obamacare Mandate for Religious Institutions to Provide Pill for Workers

US Sen Rubio has introduced a bill to repeal a new Obamacare mandate forcing religious-based institutions to provide insurance coverage for contraceptives for employees.  The bill which is called the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012, springs from the fact that the Obamacare mandate “violates the religious liberties and conscience rights of faith-based institutions by …

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Ex-RBS CEO Fred Goodwin stripped of knighthood

Former Royal Bank of Scotland Chief Fred Goodwin has been stripped of his knighthood according to the British government.  The knighthood has been made null and void since he brought the honors system in disrespute.  Revoking knighthoods are rare, but the government said “the scale and severity of the impact of his actions as CEO …

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Obama calls auto bailouts triumph of his Administration

Obama says that his decision to rescue General Motors and Chrysler three years ago as a badge of honor, a move to save jobs in an industry that helped create the backbone of the middle class more than a half-century ago.  It was his attempt to revitalize the economy, and a potential point of contrast …

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Obama no longer calls Bush ‘unpatriotic’ for increases

As Obama prepares to raise the debt ceiling, just after last week the Senate waived its objection, $5 trillion hikes evidently are no longer “unpatriotic” as Obama said they were in 2008 while describing former President George W. Bush’s $4 trillion increase over eight years.  In other words, when Bush raised it, that was terrible, …

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Romney Finances Face New Fire

Just when we thought perhaps this all would die down, Romney comes under fire once again over his finances, as the figures just aren’t adding up.  There are discrepancies between Romney’s tax returns and the financial disclosure he filed when he started his run for the White House last year are raising new questions about …

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Hidden costs of U.S. prisons in billions

On average state taxpayers pay 14% more on prisons than corrections department budgets reflect, a U.S. non-profit center for justice policy said. The Vera Institute of Justice report with offices in New York, Washington and New Orleans, found among the 40 states that responded to a survey, the total fiscal year 2010 taxpayer cost of …

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Theresa May Says Police Will Have to Act on Anti Social Behavior

This has its good and bad points.  It will cause people to complain, even if they don’t like a neighbor, and yet we have government butting in again, even though neighbors do have the right for a peaceful life.  In the UK, police will be forced to deal with anti-social behaviour if five households in …

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Obama Needs New Ways to Kindle Growth

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says that Republicans are ready to co-operate with Obama on worker-retraining programs and immigration reform, but he stressed the administration must work with the GOP to implement approaches that differ from failed policies that helped create the Wall Street crisis and perpetuate the “lingering” housing calamity.

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Six year old boy accused of sexual assault while playing tag

In California, people are outraged over the accusations that a six year old boy was accused of sexual assault while he was playing tag on the school grounds.  Levina Subrata’s son was playing tag in his Californian school playground when he was accused of touching his best friend’s upper thigh and groin.  The boy was …

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