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Obama to meet with U.S. business leaders in India

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet a delegation of top U.S. business leaders during his trip to India, the White House said on Monday, as U.S. corporations explore the Asian country’s fast-growing market. Read the full story from Reuters

House Candidates To Spend Over $1 Billion On Elections

The combined cost of the 2010 elections for the House of Representatives will total well more than $1 billion, according to a new analysis by a nonpartisan watchdog group. Public Campaign Action Fund is pegging the final price tag for this year’s House elections at a jaw-dropping $1.45 billion dollars, a 54 percent increasing in […]

Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Jimmy Carter (VIDEO)

Earlier today, I sat down with former President Jimmy Carter for an extensive conversation about a number of issues, including the debate over the amount of money being spent on campaigns. I specifically asked him about the Supreme Court decision earlier this year that paved the way for unlimited corporate contributions. The full interview airs […]

Florida Governor Candidates Don’t Know The State Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

Elyse Siegel contributed to this report. Florida’s gubernatorial candidates had an embarrassing moment during Monday’s debate on CNN, when both Republican Rick Scott and Democrat Alex Sink were unable to correctly name the state’s minimum wage: Q: What’s the minimum wage in Florida, Mr. Scott? SCOTT: $7.55. Q: Ms. Sink? Is that right? SINK: Yes. […]

Don Kraus: The UN Is Sixty Five Years Old and Going Strong

Today we recognize the 65th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations. The world has changed dramatically since October 24th, 1945 when 51 nations banded together “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” Those intervening 65 years were perhaps the most consequential in the entire history of humanity and the UN has […]

Sam Isaac Edwards: PIS_ AND VINEGAR

(I omitted the last “S” because I know how delicate we all are) Okay, we’re mad already, they’re mad at us, we’re mad at them for being mad at us, and the rest of the country is mad at both of us for being mad at each other. So where does all this anger get […]