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Republicans tap two tea party winners for transition help

Republicans tap two tea party winners for transition help

To help lead the GOP‘s transition to power in the House, Republicans on Monday tapped two newly elected congressmen who drew tea party backing in their campaigns. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois and Tim Scott of South Carolina, who won endorsements by Sarah Palin and support from tea party activists, are part of a 22-member team […]

Too much money in elections? Just wait

Too much money in elections? Just wait

All those campaign ads and cash? Just wait until 2012. The next election will bring an explosion of political money — perhaps hundreds of millions more than ever before — without effective spending limits, a fundraising bar raised sky high by Barack Obama in his presidential campaign in 2008 and multimillion-dollar fuel added by Republican […]

Hyper-texting teens more likely to screw, get high

Hyper-texting teens more likely to screw, get high

Teens who text 120 times a day or more — and there seems to be a lot of them — are more likely to have had sex or used alcohol and drugs than kids who don’t send as many messages, according to provocative new research. The study’s authors aren’t suggesting that “hyper-texting” leads to sex, […]

Palin to Bernanke: ‘Cease and desist’

Palin to Bernanke: ‘Cease and desist’

Tea Party favorite Sarah Palin on Monday weighed in on the global debate over the Federal Reserve’s $600 billion plan to buy up government debt, suggesting Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke should “cease and desist.” “We shouldn’t be playing around with inflation,” Palin, who is widely seen as a prospective 2012 Republican presidential candidate, said in […]

Craig Crawford: NBC ‘News’ Is What Fox Says It Is

Cool, NBC’s mere slap on the wrist for an anchor who gave thousands to Democratic candidates simply confirms that one of our major news organizations has made a partisan choice. Lord knows we need a counterpoint to the Republican political operation that is Fox News, which now is set upon asserting subpoena power. Biased news […]

1.2 Million Unemployed Want A Job But Have Given Up Looking

A heartening jobs report last week masked an ominous statistic: Discouraged workers hit a record 1.2 million. Discouraged workers are those who want a job but aren’t counted in the labor force because they’ve stopped looking for work. When the job market improves, many Americans on the sidelines will return to the labor force, holding […]

Labor Board: Facebook Statements By Employees Are Protected Speech

In what labor officials and lawyers view as a ground-breaking case involving workers and social media, the National Labor Relations Board has accused a company of illegally firing an employee after she criticized her supervisor on her Facebook page. This is the first case in which the labor board has stepped in to argue that […]