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Black Friday may fall short of expectations

Black Friday may fall short of expectations

Reports coming into Capitol Hill Blue from reporters and readers around the country suggest “Black Friday” for 2013 isn’t what retailers expected or say they need for a successful holiday shopping season. “Some shoppes were surprised thin early morning crowds at Willow Grove Park in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, a Philadelphia suberb,” says Reuters reporter Suzanne […]

‘Black Friday’ became ‘Before Friday Thursday’ this year

‘Black Friday’ became ‘Before Friday Thursday’ this year

The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as at least a dozen national retail chains from Macy’s to Gap to Target opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day. The sales continued through Friday. It’s an exhausting experience for some shoppers, including Curtis Akins of Tifton, Ga. The day after Thanksgiving, called Black Friday, […]

Alec Baldwin blames his MSNBC firing on ‘fundamentalists’

Alec Baldwin blames his MSNBC firing on ‘fundamentalists’

Incendiary actor/activist Alec Baldwin lost his short-lived MSNBC talk show this week over his videotaped rant where he called a photographer a “fag” as part of an obscene outburst. The announcement came Tuesday in statements from both MSNBC and Baldwin’s publicist but Baldwin, never known for keeping his mouth shut, is firing back at his […]

Thanksgiving 2013: Too little holiday and too much shopping?

Thanksgiving 2013: Too little holiday and too much shopping?

Americans gathered on Thursday to celebrate Thanksgiving by stuffing turkeys and braving cold winds along parade routes, while others started the holiday shopping earlier than ever in a trend that some argued went against the spirit of the holiday. With retailers offering “Black Friday” deals before Thanksgiving tables were even set on Thursday, critics circulated […]

Another holiday, another Obamacare delay

Another holiday, another Obamacare delay

As Obamacare turns more and more into the health care “reform” that isn’t, the administration today announced a one year delay for online enrollment for small businesses trying to purchase health insurance through federal exchanges. The delay is considered yet another high-profile setback for the problem-plagued HealthCare.gov web site. For President Obama it means another […]