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A Favorite Emerges for Helm of IMF

(CNBC) – The French finance minister, Christine Lagarde, was on a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos this January when her usual smile turned into a frown. Next to her, Robert E. Diamond Jr., chief executive of Barclays and one of the most powerful bankers in the world, thanked regulators and finance ministers […]

May 19, 2011, 7:56 am ·

Geithner: Another Meltdown is ‘Certain’

Florida GOP Congressman Allen West:

May 18, 2011, 8:20 pm ·

White House shuts out Boston Herald

The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama (Boston Herald) – The White House Press Office has refused to give the Boston Herald full access to President Obama

May 18, 2011, 12:08 pm ·


(NY Sun) – The next big question on the federal debt limit could be whether to start selling the government

May 18, 2011, 6:51 am ·


(National Journal) – President Obama

May 18, 2011, 12:54 am ·

Will The Death Of Free Speech Make The Tea Boil?

The trial of the “Irvine 11” will determine free speech rights. Can free speech be silenced? (Jim Gilchrist) – Orange County (Ca.) Superior Court Judge Peter Wilson issued a

May 17, 2011, 10:36 pm ·


(CNN) – An Egyptian who was once a Special Forces officer has been appointed “caretaker” leader of al Qaeda in the wake of Osama bin Laden’s death, according to a source with detailed knowledge of the group’s inner workings. Al Qaeda’s interim leader is Saif al-Adel, who has long played a prominent role in the […]

May 17, 2011, 5:12 pm ·

GOP Braces for Bachmania

Get ready, Republicans. Hurricane Michelle is heading toward your primaries (FoxsNews) – Republican voter Russell Fuhrman of Dubuque, Iowa to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich upon his arrival at that city

May 17, 2011, 1:42 pm ·

Secret Service interrogates 7th grader without parents knowledge


May 17, 2011, 1:32 pm ·

Mitt Romney Raises $10.25 Million in Eight Hours

It was a display of fund-raising muscle-flexing that should remind both his opponents and his media doubters that, far from a longshot, Romney is still the front-runner. (NYMag) – After an unsuccessful attempt at convincing Republicans of the vast differences between RomneyCare and ObamaCare last week, Mitt Romney has found himself on the receiving end […]

May 17, 2011, 1:17 pm ·


(Washington Post) – The Obama administration will begin to tap federal retiree programs to help fund operations after the government lost its ability Monday to borrow more money from the public, adding urgency to efforts in Washington to fashion a compromise over the debt. Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has warned for months that the […]

May 16, 2011, 5:22 pm ·


(The Wall Street Journal) – The U.S. government is expected to hit the $14.294 trillion debt ceiling Monday, setting in motion an uncertain, 11-week political scramble to avoid a default. The Treasury Department plans to announce Monday it will stop issuing and reinvesting government securities in certain government pension plans, part of a series of […]

May 16, 2011, 9:32 am ·

Ron Paul: ‘These are the kind of people running the IMF’…

(Fox News) – The leader of the International Monetary Fund now embroiled in a criminal assault case in New York City was cleared in 2008 of harassment charges after an affair with an IMF economist. But it’s that kind of behavior that should make the world wonder about trusting the IMF, Rep. Ron Paul said […]

May 16, 2011, 8:11 am ·

Obama can’t win without Pennsylvania

If he loses Pennsylvania, No Keystone State, no second term, it really is that simple (Philly) – If you’re looking for ways to boil the 2012 presidential race down to its simplest form, here’s one of the easiest: It’s nearly impossible to envision any way Barack Obama can win reelection next year if he loses […]

May 15, 2011, 4:42 pm ·

Huckabee Opts Out

“All the factors say go, but my heart says no,” (FoxNews) – Huckabee Opts Against 2012 White House Bid. Mike Huckabee said Saturday there would be no sequel to his surprisingly strong 2008 White House bid, in which he won the Iowa Republican caucus and finished second in the primaries to Sen. John McCain. “All […]

May 15, 2011, 4:32 pm ·

Social Security to run ‘permanent’ deficits…

(Washington Times) – Social Security will run a permanent yearly deficit when looking at the program

May 15, 2011, 12:21 am ·

WARNING: Geithner Expects ‘Double-Dip Recession’ if Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised…

(National Journal) – Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said if Congress fails to lift the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaults on its obligations

May 15, 2011, 12:18 am ·

Dems Jumping Ship, Retiring or Not Running

Kohl Retirement Adds to Democrats’ 2012 Senate Woes (USNews) – Kohl Retirement Adds to Democrats’ 2012 Senate Woes. The announcement by Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl that he won’t seek a fifth term has set the Democrats further back in their hopes of keeping the Senate during next year’s elections. Kohl is the fifth Democrat to […]

May 14, 2011, 12:49 pm ·

White House: No more photo re-enactments!

No more re-enactments, Photoshopping, Touch-ups, Counterfeits or Dummy Docs (Yahoo) – The White House said it is ending its long-running practice of having presidents re-enact televised speeches for news photographers following major addresses to the country, a little-known arrangement that fed suggestions of fakery when Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden. After […]

May 14, 2011, 2:34 am ·
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