Monthly Archives: May, 2012

House GOP releases documents on health care deals

As time goes by, more of Obama’s shady deals are coming to light over passage of his Affordable Healthcare Act of 2010.  House Republicans today released emails and documents that shed light on dealings between the White House and the drug industry as President Barack Obama maneuvered to move his health care overhaul through Congress. …

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Student Loan Debt Climbed to $904 B in First Quarter

Debt from the student loans in the U.S. rose 3.4 percent to $904 billion in the first quarter, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.  The outstanding debt increased from $874 billion to $904 billion, the New York Fed said today in a report. The total includes loans that are backed by the …

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Former Obama ally and Dem congressman Davis switches to GOP

Well, at least someone has woke up.  A former Dem Rep Artur Davis is switching sides, abandoning his former ally President Obama to become a Republican — lamenting that the country has “gone backward” since Obama took office.  Davis is making this announcement in the run up to a possible congressional comeback in Virginia  although …

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Wisconsin unions see ranks drop ahead of recall vote

Wisconsin’s public employee unions have experienced a dramatic drop in membership — by more than half for the second-biggest union — since a law championed by Republican Gov. Scott Walker sharply curtailed their ability to bargain over wages and working conditions.

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NY mayor proposes ban on big sugary drinks

As if adults aren’t smart enough to make their own decisions, we once again have government butting in.  New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for a municipal ban on sales of super-sized sugary drinks in an attempt to tackle obesity.  He now wants to stop the city’s restaurants delis, sports stadiums and cinemas from …

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Should the Boy Scouts Allow Gay Leaders?

Last month, a lesbian Club scout leader was ousted in Ohio, and now the Boy Scouts of America  is facing intense pressure to abandon its long-time policy of barring homosexuals from serving as Scout leaders.  Jennifer Tyrrell, a Cub Scout den leader from Bridgeport, Ohio, was removed from that position in early April after Boy Scout …

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Data shows drop in public assistance usage

Government data shows fewer people are relying on federal relief programs for the first time since the official end of the recession three years ago.  The number of Americans that rely on unemployment insurance began to decline in 2010, and in 2011 the number of welfare recipients began to follow suit, USA Today reported.  That’s …

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ACLU lawsuit challenges Ill. gay marriage ban

More than 2 dozen gay and lesbian couples have filed a lawsuit arguing that it’s unconstitutional for Illinois to deny them the right to marry, a move advocates hope will lead to legalized same-sex marriage in the state.  These 2 suits, which are backed by the ACLU, a rather worthless organization, and the New York-based …

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Obama signs Export-Import Bank bill

There has been new legislation signed by President Obama that renews the charter of the Export-Import Bank for three years and increases the bank’s lending cap to $140 billion from the current $100 billion. The bank is the government’s vehicle for promoting U.S. export sales.

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Group raises more than $70G for Texas honor student jailed for truancy

A Louisiana group has just raised more than $70,000 for a 17-year-old Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school because she worked two jobs to support her siblings.  The 11th grade honor student of Willis High School, Diane Tran was sent to jail last week for 24  hours, because she was truant from …

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