- In climbing the income ladder, location matters
- Corporate battle lines are being drawn over the congressional effort to overhaul the tax code
- Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the NSA‘s civilian and military workforce has grown by one-third, to about 33,000. Its budget has roughly doubled, and the number of private companies it depends on has more than tripled, from 150 to close to 500.
- A leaked Pakistani report confirms a high civilian death toll from CIA drone strikes
- Many Detroit residents have felt the city has been bankrupt for years
- Jonathan Chait: Republicans are testing a “new frontier of radicalism—government sabotage.”
- Obama will embark on a campaign-style tour of the Midwest this week to lay out his agenda for reinvigorating the nation’s economy. September will mark the fifth anniversary of the financial crisis that underscored the recession.
- Obama’s approval rating drops for second straight quarter, to 47.9%
- The CEO of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurants on Obamacare
- Washington Monthly examines the American Medical Association’s special committee (“shadowy cartel of doctors”) that meets three times a year to determine how much Medicare should pay doctors for the medical procedures they perform.
- Two-thirds of House members have a leadership PAC
- On the tenth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, the Washington Post interviews the Iraqis in their Baghdad bureau who helped them survive
- Rolling Stones‘ “Jahar World“
- Eleanor Clift on Helen Thomas’ legacy
- Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, had been admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital in London in the early stages of labor
I see Prince William isn't bragging quite so much about his new son once he found out that it was just the umbilical cord.
OT, but this past winter a friend of my wife (and a bridesmaid at my first wedding) called her out of the blue and asked my wife to go out for a couple of drinks. After a couple of times my wife told her that he needed to slow down or else she was headed for disaster. My wife didn't have any luck convincing her friend to slow down. She died this morning of a heart attack at 48 years old.
The answer to the question posed by the idiot, race hustling fool who lives in the White House:
IRS Scandal! Earthquakes and floods! People lost their life savings and their homes! Wait a minute. That was under Geo Bush in 2008. Never mind.
It has all the earmarks of community organizing.
'She continued saying, “There’s some suspicion — and I don’t want to spread this, but I’m just going to tell you what I’ve been hearing — they suspect maybe the police are killing some of these kids.”'
Is insanity a requirement for Illinois State Senators?
Mainstream media: Nothing to see here, folks. Just move along.
OT, but the internet just came back on. We had 2 inches of rain in an hour.
Tonoto jumps off his horse, puts his ear to the ground and says "Buffalo. Come."
The Lone Ranger: "How do you know?"
Tonto: "Wet. Sticky".
Not a peep out of Grand Theft who has scurried back into his hole in search of the next big lie to pursue.
William Wilkins, IRS Chief Counsel and Obama political appointee, was a lobbyist for clients including the Swiss Bankers Association for 21 years.
"50-year IRS tax specialist Carter Hull testified last week before Congress that the inappropriate screening of of tea party-related applications reached the office of the IRS chief counsel William Wilkins."
The insipidness of liberal publications.
For the record, the annual budget deficit was balanced under Clinton - a surplus for the last six years of his presidency ensued. Debt still increased, but nowhere near what it grew under W.
During W, the surplus was gone and deficits returned.
William Wilkins: The G. Gordon Liddy of the IRS scandal?
"Wilkins is one of only two political appointees on the entire IRS staff. All of the other more than 100,000 employees in the agency are civil servants. Only Wilkins and the director were directly chosen by Obama."
@ahandout Why are there no witnesses around when things happen with this guy in public? This may be true but just seems odd that it happened so soon.
@sacredh The British pronounce "lost" as "last so how do they say last? They pronounce Cambridge as "Caimbridge". So do they pronounce camcorder as "caimcorder?" and that's only 2 words. I can't understand them. They don't speak English.
@ahandout Bingo! We have a winner! Ahandout plays the race card.
@roknsteve, uh...it rained really hard here this afternoon. That WAS Obama's fault.
@paulejb So Gowdy denies claiming that he has proof that the White House was involved and then goes on to claim he has proof. Typical GOP insanity.
@paulejb And Bush blew up the levees, and Cheney blew up the twin towers and the CIA introduced crack cocaine, more things that "didn't want to spread."
@paulejb Just proves that nobody really cares, especially the race merchants out trying to make a buck by setting race relations back 50 years.
Remember the look on his face when he had to give his concession speech? Priceless. Even better yet, remember Karl Rove's on-air melt-down? LOL!
Never mind that Paule's article is confusing the National Debt with the Federal Budget (the actual "surplus" that Mantis and others accredit to Clinton). It's either dishonest or down right stupid.
"Debt still increased." So much for all the liberal bulls**t about surpluses under that Devil with a Blue Dress.
Naha, Obama spent it all. Right after he took office - 27 trillion dollar. Suck on that you sosjulist.
@nflfoghorn, I go back tomorrow on 4-12. My wife made a similar comment earlier today.
@nflfoghorn Thats because only one party has no facts to back their idiocies.