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Government reaches debt limit

Government reaches debt limit

The Treasury Department scrambled Monday to move money around as the US government hits its debt limit, preventing Uncle Sam from borrowing any more money to stay afloat while Congress remains in deadlock over a budget cuts and an extension of the limit.   Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner suspending payment to the Civil Service Retirement […]

Trump to self: You’re fired

Trump to self: You’re fired

Reality show host and real estate developer Donald Trump fired himself from the 2012 Presidential sweepstakes but went out with typical bluster — claiming he could win if he ran.   “I will not be running for president as much as I’d like to,” Trump said to a meeting of advertising executives assembled to review […]

FBI snooping into more citizen’s lives with national security letters

FBI snooping into more citizen’s lives with national security letters

The Federal Bureau of Investigation last year expanded its intrusion into the personal lives of Americans, targeting more than 14,000 with rights-robbing “national security letters” to pry into phone records, financial information and other private data. The agency’s use of these letters, which can be issued without court order or any review, more than doubled […]

Widespread GOP hypocrisy revealed in Ensign affair

Widespread GOP hypocrisy revealed in Ensign affair

The sex and hush-money scandal that brought down former Nev. Senator John Ensign is spreading across the Republican party like a permanent stain, stripping bare the party’s hypocrisy on family values. Caught in the ever-widening scandal is former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, a presidential candidate and tea party favorite who touts family values but […]