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Government Prepares to Borrow Money from Banks

One more big bank failure and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) could be in danger of going broke. This predicament has forced federal regulators to seriously consider borrowing money from the very institutions the FDIC has been res...   read more

U.S. Seeing Profits, Rejects Cluster Bomb Treaty

A landmark treaty limiting the destructive firepower of cluster bombs is under threat from a lobbying campaign by a U.S. defense contractor that claims to have made a civilian-friendly version of the weapon. Textron Defense Systems wants the U...   read more

A Typical Day of Crime in the United States

According to information appearing in the FBI’s annual crime report, during a typical day in 2008 there were 3,776 violent crimes in the United States, including 44murders, 243 forcible rapes and 2,228 aggravated assaults. Additionally, there were...   read more

Obama’s FCC Stands Up for Internet Users Against Providers

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed a new rule that will prevent Internet service providers from blocking certain applications flowing over their networks. Considered a new principle of net neutrality, the ru...   read more

Obama Allows Sen. McConnell to Appoint Foxes to Guard Chicken Coops

President Barack Obama’s willingness to follow the tradition of allowing the Senate GOP leader to appoint members to two oversight boards has government watchdogs upset. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has chosen former aide and energy lobbyist Sco...   read more

In Reversal, Napolitano Supports Sharing Military Intelligence with Local Law Enforcement

Only two months ago, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano declared fusion centers—where local, state and federal law enforcement—and private companies—work to combat terrorism, would not be given access to military databases. But now Na...   read more

15 Most Corrupt Members of Congress

Is corruption within the halls of Congress going down? A quick glance at the latest report by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) would indicate so, given that only 15 members of Congress made CREW’s corruption list, co...   read more

Women in Congress Bring More Money to Their Districts than Men

It ain’t the man who knows how to bring home the bacon when it comes to pork barrel spending. According to Erika Lovley of Politico, researchers at Stanford University and the University of Chicago have concluded that women lawmakers, on average, ...   read more

Judge Rejects SEC-Bank of America Settlement as “Worse than Pointless”

Third time was not the charm for Bank of America and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Twice before, the two parties had tried to convince a federal district judge, Jed Rakoff, to sign off on a $33 million settlement over BofA’s attemp...   read more

Obama Shocks Chinese by Demanding Enforcement of Long-Ignored Trade Rule

While labor leaders argued the move was fully justified to protect hard hit American industries, President Barack Obama’s decision last Friday to levy a 35% tariff on imported Chinese tires has sparked an angry response from Chinese Communist lead...   read more

Has Stimulus Really Created or Saved a Million Jobs?

Media sources reported last week what the White House had hoped they would regarding the federal stimulus plan adopted earlier this year: that one million jobs had been created or saved as a result of the billion-dollar American Recovery and Reinv...   read more

Fact-Checking Obama’s Health Care Speech

Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst last Wednesday during President Barack Obama’s health care speech prompted those at FactCheck.org to find out if the president really did lie about certain parts of the reform plan. Here’s what they fou...   read more

On Meltdown Anniversary, Wall Street Hasn’t Changed

One year after Lehman Brothers collapsed into the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, sparking panic that the economy might spiral right along with it, Wall Street is still running the same operation despite claims last September that bankers had ...   read more

Health Insurance Stocks Go Up After Obama Speech to Congress

Whether or not President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday advanced the cause of health care reform, it did help the stock portfolios of health insurance companies. The Associated Press reported the following day that shares of many insurers went...   read more

Best Employers for Workers over Age 50

With the U.S. workforce getting grayer and grayer, the leading advocacy organization for older Americans wants people to know which companies or institutions get it right with regards to those 50 and above. According to the AARP’s “2011 Best Emplo...   read more

Malpractice Reform: Lawyers More Powerful than Doctors

Republicans and conservative Democrats in support of health care reform want any plan adopted by Congress to include a curb on medical malpractice lawsuits. They argue that such a change would help bring down health care costs—by reducing the habi...   read more
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2913 to 2928 of about 3178 News
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Government Prepares to Borrow Money from Banks

One more big bank failure and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) could be in danger of going broke. This predicament has forced federal regulators to seriously consider borrowing money from the very institutions the FDIC has been res...   read more

U.S. Seeing Profits, Rejects Cluster Bomb Treaty

A landmark treaty limiting the destructive firepower of cluster bombs is under threat from a lobbying campaign by a U.S. defense contractor that claims to have made a civilian-friendly version of the weapon. Textron Defense Systems wants the U...   read more

A Typical Day of Crime in the United States

According to information appearing in the FBI’s annual crime report, during a typical day in 2008 there were 3,776 violent crimes in the United States, including 44murders, 243 forcible rapes and 2,228 aggravated assaults. Additionally, there were...   read more

Obama’s FCC Stands Up for Internet Users Against Providers

Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski has proposed a new rule that will prevent Internet service providers from blocking certain applications flowing over their networks. Considered a new principle of net neutrality, the ru...   read more

Obama Allows Sen. McConnell to Appoint Foxes to Guard Chicken Coops

President Barack Obama’s willingness to follow the tradition of allowing the Senate GOP leader to appoint members to two oversight boards has government watchdogs upset. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has chosen former aide and energy lobbyist Sco...   read more

In Reversal, Napolitano Supports Sharing Military Intelligence with Local Law Enforcement

Only two months ago, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano declared fusion centers—where local, state and federal law enforcement—and private companies—work to combat terrorism, would not be given access to military databases. But now Na...   read more

15 Most Corrupt Members of Congress

Is corruption within the halls of Congress going down? A quick glance at the latest report by the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) would indicate so, given that only 15 members of Congress made CREW’s corruption list, co...   read more

Women in Congress Bring More Money to Their Districts than Men

It ain’t the man who knows how to bring home the bacon when it comes to pork barrel spending. According to Erika Lovley of Politico, researchers at Stanford University and the University of Chicago have concluded that women lawmakers, on average, ...   read more

Judge Rejects SEC-Bank of America Settlement as “Worse than Pointless”

Third time was not the charm for Bank of America and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Twice before, the two parties had tried to convince a federal district judge, Jed Rakoff, to sign off on a $33 million settlement over BofA’s attemp...   read more

Obama Shocks Chinese by Demanding Enforcement of Long-Ignored Trade Rule

While labor leaders argued the move was fully justified to protect hard hit American industries, President Barack Obama’s decision last Friday to levy a 35% tariff on imported Chinese tires has sparked an angry response from Chinese Communist lead...   read more

Has Stimulus Really Created or Saved a Million Jobs?

Media sources reported last week what the White House had hoped they would regarding the federal stimulus plan adopted earlier this year: that one million jobs had been created or saved as a result of the billion-dollar American Recovery and Reinv...   read more

Fact-Checking Obama’s Health Care Speech

Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s outburst last Wednesday during President Barack Obama’s health care speech prompted those at FactCheck.org to find out if the president really did lie about certain parts of the reform plan. Here’s what they fou...   read more

On Meltdown Anniversary, Wall Street Hasn’t Changed

One year after Lehman Brothers collapsed into the biggest bankruptcy in U.S. history, sparking panic that the economy might spiral right along with it, Wall Street is still running the same operation despite claims last September that bankers had ...   read more

Health Insurance Stocks Go Up After Obama Speech to Congress

Whether or not President Barack Obama’s speech on Wednesday advanced the cause of health care reform, it did help the stock portfolios of health insurance companies. The Associated Press reported the following day that shares of many insurers went...   read more

Best Employers for Workers over Age 50

With the U.S. workforce getting grayer and grayer, the leading advocacy organization for older Americans wants people to know which companies or institutions get it right with regards to those 50 and above. According to the AARP’s “2011 Best Emplo...   read more

Malpractice Reform: Lawyers More Powerful than Doctors

Republicans and conservative Democrats in support of health care reform want any plan adopted by Congress to include a curb on medical malpractice lawsuits. They argue that such a change would help bring down health care costs—by reducing the habi...   read more
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