Monthly Archives: August 2010

Obama closes curtain on transparency | Washington Examiner

President Obama has abolished the position in his White House dedicated to transparency and shunted those duties into the portfolio of a partisan ex-lobbyist who is openly antagonistic to the notion of disclosure by government and politicians.Obama transferred “ethics czar” … Continue reading

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FOXNews.com – Facing Ethics Charges, Rep. Waters Points Finger at Bush Administration

Embattled Rep. Maxine Waters on Friday blamed the Bush administration for her ethics problems — saying she had to intervene with the Treasury Department on behalf of minority-owned banks seeking federal bailout funds — including one tied to her husband … Continue reading

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Mass. hospitals investigate exposure of records – State Run Healthcare

Four Massachusetts community hospitals are investigating how thousands of patient health records, some containing Social Security numbers and sensitive medical diagnoses, ended up in a pile at a public dump. The unshredded records included pathology reports with patients’ names, addresses, … Continue reading

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The Socialist Party of America

The Socialist Party of America Who are these members of 111th Congress that belong to ‘The Socialist Party of America’? Co-Chairs Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06) Vice Chairs Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33) Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18) … Continue reading

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SC’s Greene indicted on felony obscenity charge – Yahoo! News

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Longshot U.S. Senate candidate Alvin Greene has been indicted on a felony charge of showing pornography to a South Carolina college student. Court records show a grand jury in Richland County handed down the indictment Friday for … Continue reading

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Feds rethink policies that encourage home ownership – USATODAY.com

“This process of figuring out the government's role is going to involve some hard choices,” says Alyssa Katz, author of Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us. “The moment you start changing the nature of what is guaranteed … Continue reading

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FOXNews.com – Democrats, Advocacy Groups Blast Cuts to Food Stamps to Fund $26B Aid Bill

But the bill also requires that $12 billion be stripped from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps, to help fund the new bill, prompting some Democrats to cringe at the notion of cutting back on one … Continue reading

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N.H. Dem wishes Palin ill – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com

A Democratic candidate for state representative in New Hampshire expresses, on Facebook naturally, the wish that Sarah Palin and Levi Johnston had gone down with Ted Stevens's plane. via N.H. Dem wishes Palin ill – Ben Smith – POLITICO.com.

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Across Texas, 60,000 babies of noncitizens get U.S. birthright | News for Dallas, Texas | Dallas Morning News | Latest News

Parkland Memorial Hospital delivers more of those babies than any other hospital in the state. Last year at Parkland, 11,071 babies were born to women who were noncitizens, about 74 percent of total deliveries. Most of these women are believed … Continue reading

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Jobs Picture Worsens With 131,000 Job Losses; 9.5% Rate – CNBC

Non-farm payrolls fell 131,000 the Labor Department said on Friday as temporary jobs to conduct the decennial census dropped by 143,000. Private employment, considered a better gauge of labor market health, rose 71,000 after increasing 31,000 in June. In addition, … Continue reading

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