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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…

Obama’s tax claim: The numbers don’t add up

Obama’s tax claim: The numbers don’t add up

President Barack Obama is lying when he claims millionaires — on the whole — pay taxes at lower rates than those with less income. It makes for nice political rhetoric…

Obama’s plan: Tax the rich, protect Medicare

Obama’s plan: Tax the rich, protect Medicare

President Barack Obama Monday launched an ambitious deficit reduction plan with $1.5 trillion in new taxes aimed at closing loopholes used by the rich and one that he says will…

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.…

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…

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…

Obama’s tattered legacy: A withered American Dream

Obama’s tattered legacy: A withered American Dream

Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign trumpeted hope for the future, but his legacy may include presiding over the withering of the American Dream. Belief that the American Dream is possible has…

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).…

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…

So, why are the jobless numbers so high?

So, why are the jobless numbers so high?

The job numbers are bleak. Some 13.9 million workers remain unemployed 21 months after the end of the recession, according to the latest estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  …