Last week the Congressional fight over America's debt ceiling became a full-blown hostage situation, with Republicans demanding, in exchange for what has been during previous Administrations a pro-forma procedure, major budget concessions from Democrats -- and getting them.
At this writing, there s ... More >>
Clothes make the man: Wearing a stylish blue blazer is Sir Allen Stanford. Modeling an off-the-rack orange jumpsuit is jailbird Allen Stanford.Queens congressman Gregory Meeks is in deep trouble because of his alleged political favors to accused swindler Allen Stanford in an international intrigue ... More >>
Last week a Research 2000 poll showed Democrat Bill Owens leading in that contentious NY-23 Congressional race, holding 35 points with Republican Dede Scozzafava at 30 and insurgent Conservative Party candidate Bill Hoffman, backed by Sarah Palin and other prominent rightwingers, at 23 percent. Tod ... More >>
Job losses are accelerating. Big companies on both sides of the Atlantic -- including carmakers who are not part of the Big Three, and insurers -- are posting big losses. Banks are closing. Etc.
All this you know. To stop the bleeding, President Obama last week pushed hard for a giant stimulus p ... More >>