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Monthly Archive for June, 2010

I read this last night and I’ve been trying not to think about it. Bookmark It

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Why he won’t vote for the FinReg bill. Bookmark It

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Matt Yglesias explains the deficit crisis: Here’s a shocking chart from the Congressional Budget Office’s latest long term budget outlook showing that unless Congress acts decisively, our debt situation will be totally fine: See that line where the debt:GDP ratio is stable? That’s what happens under current law. If congress changes nothing, or the president vetoes […]

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Digby has the list of the Blue Dogs who voted against the unemployment extensions. Act accordingly! Bookmark It

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Should be on CSPAN in the next hour. Annie Lowrey at the Washington Independent: Here we go again. Last night, Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.), the Senate majority leader and the head of the Senate Finance Committee, introduced a new unemployment extension bill. It is not actually strictly standalone: It includes an […]

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I think in movies they call this “dramatic foreshadowing”… UPDATE: Obama spokesman Bill Burton sends over a statement: “Barack Obama doesn’t want to cut benefits and doesn’t want to raise the retirement age. He views Social Security as a sacred compact with our workers and seniors. So rather than using it as a political wedge […]

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For those who have really serious problems (and still have income), this will help: WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is launching a special coverage program for uninsured Americans with medical problems this week, the most ambitious early investment of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. But here’s the catch: Premiums will be a stretch for […]

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War Without End

I have this really great suggestion: How about we just bring the troops home? Hopefully, they’d be a lot safer here. Plus, think of the money we’d save! Seriously, for those of you who believed Obama when he set a deadline, go back to bed and wait for Santa Claus: WASHINGTON – Gen. David H. […]

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Good morning, campers! Great news – at least, for those of you who still have underpaid jobs. Doesn’t this make you feel better? The 6.8 million Americans out of work for 27 weeks or longer — a record 46 percent of all the unemployed — are providing U.S. companies with an eager, skilled and cheap […]

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Who could ever believe such a thing? WASHINGTON — Reversing its oft-repeated position that it was acting only on behalf of its clients in its exotic dealings with the American International Group, Goldman Sachs now says that it also used its own money to make secret wagers against the U.S. housing market. A senior Goldman […]

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