Republicans oppose lowering interest rates

Republicans oppose lowering interest rates

Congressional Republicans don’t like the idea of lowering interest rates. They claim that if the Federal Reserve takes steps to boost the economy by shifting money from short-term securities to long-term holdings — a move that would almost certainly lower rates on mortgages and consumer and business loans — it would increase the risk of […]

Republicans to Obama: That deficit dog won’t hunt

Republicans to Obama: That deficit dog won’t hunt

No one expected Congressional Republicans to embrace President Barack Obama‘s massive deficit reduction plan after he unveiled it Monday in a Rose Garden address. Everyone was right on that guess. “Pitting one group of Americans against another is not leadership,” House Speaker John Boehner told reporters.  “A my-way-or-the-highway approach is not the way to work […]

Democrat Congressional committee beats GOP in fundraising

Democrat Congressional committee beats GOP in fundraising

Republicans may claim to have the edge with voters for the 2012 race to control Congress but those numbers don’t add up in the fundraising coffers. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised more money in this off-year than the Republican campaign committee and the party of the elephant just finished their worst off-year August […]

GOP effort to recall Democrats fails in Wisconsin

GOP effort to recall Democrats fails in Wisconsin

Wisconsin Republicans failed Tuesday to oust two Democratic state senators, ending a series of recall efforts by both sides that left Democrats with a 2-0 edge in the political game of one-up-man-ship triggered by the tense battle over collective bargaining rights for public employees. Even with their two wins in an earlier recall effort seeking […]

Source of Iraq’s WMDs: ‘I made the whole thing up

Source of Iraq’s WMDs: ‘I made the whole thing up

From January 2000 to September 2001, an Iraqi ex-pat named Rafid Ahmed Alwan detailed Sadaam Hussein‘s efforts to construct biological weapons of mass destruction in conversations with German intelligence (BND). This information was passed on to the CIA which, despite the skepticism voiced by Alwan’s BND handlers and never having interviewed Alwan directly, relayed the […]

Topless student cell-phone photo causes havoc

Topless student cell-phone photo causes havoc

An investigation continues into how a topless photo of a Phoenixville Area High School female student made its way around to different students  in a text message, causing police and administrators to take action. Superintendent of Schools Alan D. Fegley refused to comment on the student’s age, grade or any other details surrounding the situation, […]