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Obama wants another four years. God help us

Obama wants another four years. God help us

Barack Obama wants another four years as President. Oh boy. Be still my heart. I haven’t been this excited about something since I jumped stark naked into a vat of ice-cold Franklin dimes. Four more years of failed leadership, four more years of meandering from side to side like a rowboat in stormy waters, four […]

Saggy pants? Not in Arkansas

Saggy pants? Not in Arkansas

Arkansas students who love their sagging pants should soon leave them at home. Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe signed a bill on Wednesday that bans students from wearing clothing that exposes “underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female.” Arkansas educators have long complained about the drooping attire, such as young men wearing saggy jeans that […]

CEOS of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac paid fat salaries

CEOS of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac paid fat salaries

The heads of bailed-out mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae (FNMA.OB) and Freddie Mac (FMCC.OB) were paid fat salaries without proper written procedures or analysis, according to a report published by the Inspector General of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA-OIG). Also, the housing regulator Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) has not considered the factors that […]

Two straight months of job gains

Two straight months of job gains

Businesses likely posted a second straight month of solid job gains in March, as slow but steady economic growth translated into more hiring. Economists expect the nation added 185,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate stayed at 8.9 percent. That would follow February’s strong gains of 192,000 jobs — the most in almost a […]

Will feds indict John Edwards?

Will feds indict John Edwards?

Prosecutors deciding whether to indict John Edwards over payments made to keep his pregnant mistress in hiding are spending more time with their chief witness, Andrew Young, who posed as the father of Edwards’ out-of-wedlock baby during the 2008 presidential campaign. The Associated Press saw Young leaving his attorney’s Washington office after meeting with the […]

One budget debate, two sets of facts

One budget debate, two sets of facts

To hear the Democrats tell it, House Republicans are being dragged by their extreme tea party allies to shut down the government, yet agreement is near on a sensible package of spending cuts to prevent it. And according to Republicans, Democrats want a government shutdown and talks aren’t all that far along to avoid one. […]

Ann Coulter takes her road show to Wyoming

Ann Coulter takes her road show to Wyoming

Ann Coulter delivered her edgy brand of conservatism to a mostly receptive audience at the University of Wyoming Thursday night, where memories are fresh of the school’s controversial handling last year of a former 1960s radical’s speech. About 1,500 people, including about three dozen protesters, showed up to hear her talk and a question-and-answer session, […]

Turn out the lights, the tea party is over

Turn out the lights, the tea party is over

Polls show growing American dissatisfaction with the tea party as voter remorse sets in. A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey out Wednesday shows a 21 percent increase in unfavorable views of the tea party with nearly half of all Americans no longer seeing the fake grassroots in a favorable light. This puts the tea party in […]

Las Vegas pays homage to mob past

Las Vegas pays homage to mob past

Speakeasies, bootleggers, gun-wielding crime bosses and tough-guy accents pay homage to Las Vegas’ mob roots in a pair of new attractions showcasing Sin City’s criminal history. An interactive attraction featuring gangster memorabilia and commentary from film mobsters James Caan, Mickey Rourke and Frank Vincent opens Wednesday on the Las Vegas Strip. And Las Vegas Mayor […]

Consumer gloom deepens

Consumer gloom deepens

Consumers turned gloomy in March as rising energy prices ignited fears of inflation, a change in mood that could dent global economic growth. Another report on Tuesday showed home prices fell for a seventh straight month in January but held above their post-housing bust low of April 2009. The reports added to signs the U.S. […]