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Archive for December 2014

Democrat Senator Kicks Off Defense of Omnibus Bill in the Senate

It is absolutely the case that the Democrat party is in a fight for its soul between what remains of the moderate wing of the party and the hardcore liberal wing led by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren. After yesterday’s tumultuous… Continue Reading →

Breaking News: Vote on Omnibus Bill Delayed

House Conservatives and Liberals have succeeded for the time being to delay a vote on the Omnibus bill. At this time,┬áHouse Speaker John Boehner will not be bringing the bill to a floor vote where it runs the risk of… Continue Reading →

Despite Party Squabbling, Congress Close to a Budget Deal to Avoid a Shutdown

GOP House leadership and Senate Democrats from both parties have arrived at a budget bill for $1.1 trillion. However, word has it that House conservatives have in fact revolted against the bill for giving up too many key issues in… Continue Reading →

Christian Broda is the Intellectual of Wall Street

While most academics remain isolated in their ivory tower offices, a precious few get involved in the public arena to make things better for the masses of people. These experts are sometimes public intellectuals who critique social problems. Others offer… Continue Reading →

The Last Southern Democrat looks set to lose her Senate Seat

Mary Landrieu has managed to keep hold of her Senate seat for the last three terms, but with the Republican seizure of Congress already complete, apathy and an unwillingness to help Landrieu looks set to see be the latest Democrat… Continue Reading →

Class Warfare, Republican Style

Fresh on the heels of his warning to President Obama that he should not “poison the well” when it comes to working with the Republican-controlled Congress, House Speaker John Boehner made little effort to sugarcoat the GOP’s sweetheart deal for… Continue Reading →

Obama May Have Found Hagel’s Replacement At Last

The Internet has been on fire ever since defense secretary Chuck Hagel and Tech/Business Giant Bruce Levenson’s announcements and statements. According to BuzzFeedNews, and Levenson trending business web circulations. President Obama may have finally found a replacement in Ashton Carter,… Continue Reading →

Ashton Carter is High on List of Possible Successors to Outgoing Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel

Former Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter has risen to the top of the list of possible successors to outgoing Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel. The choice of candidates has been difficult for President Obama. Two of the prior candidates… Continue Reading →

Mark Udall Weights Options For CIA Torture Information

Senator Mark Udall of Colorado is said to be weighing his options for releasing some sensitive CIA data according to newsweek.com The Senator was recently ousted in the latest election. He is now concerned with getting some things off his… Continue Reading →

From Behind the Scenes Wife to Political Powerhouse: Laurene Powell Jobs

For years, Laurene Powell Jobs lived quietly in the shadow of her husband, Apple founder Steve Jobs. A charismatic man who also brought Pixar Animation Studios to mainstream success, Jobs passed away in 2011 leaving his wife in charge of… Continue Reading →