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Couldn't the administration's "mortgage relief" policy objective be to keep people in their homes instead of throwing them out?


Just asking. McClatchy covers Timmy's newest improvisation:

The Obama administration unveiled new programs Thursday designed to make it easier for homeowners who owe far more than their houses are now worth to sell those homes at a loss and have their remaining debt forgiven.

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Insurance companies throw Obama under the bus

Health Care Leaders Say Obama Overstated Their Promise to Control Costs. Nobody could have predicted...

"Oh, you thought we were talking numbers?" BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!

NOTE Hat tip, alert reader CaseyOR. Read below the fold...

The people have spoken on health care, and marijuana, and Obama is (naturally) ignoring them

From the White House Briefing Book:

As a closing act for the Transition, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett requested that the Office of Public Liaison create a process by which Americans outside of Washington could come together to present ideas directly to the President – a “Citizen’s Briefing Book.”

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Supper for a Crowd

Smart cooks will notice how long the various parts of the meal take, and start by making the brownies first. (Yes, it is worthwhile, especially when cooking for a crowd, to read labels and avoid MSG. I get migraines from it, and I learned I'm not the only one this week.)

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Andrew Sullivan then, and now

13 single payer doctors and nurses arrested in less than a week!

They were standing up and speaking out for our right to real health care.

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Obama: "Got the little single-payer advocates up here."

[Transcript] Nice attitude, huh?

"Got the little torturers up here"? Nope.

"Got the little banksters up here"? Nope.

But just do what any citizen should be able to do and applaud for single payer, and the President who ought to be on your side -- and would be, if his policies were science-based -- diminishes you. Here's the whole thing: Read below the fold...

Obama: Social Security is most definitely in play

Today's town hall:

[OBAMA] Now, I will tell you that Social Security disability has gone up significantly during this recession. Some of you may have read in the last couple of days that Social Security -- the Social Security trust fund is worse off now because of the recession than it was. We were already having some issues with Social Security, and so we're going to have to do some significant reforms of Social Security.

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Conyers and Kucinich need your horror stories

from HealthJustice (Clark Newhall MD JD)

Health Insurance Horror Stories
Congressmen Conyers and Kucinich need your health insurance horror story. They particularly need stories that show "keeping the health insurance you have " and the "Massachusetts plan" are bogus solutions. So if you are from Massachusetts or if you got screwed even though you were insured, write your story here. It will become a free fax to the White House but will also be used by single payer supporters in Congress to illustrate why the insurance companies do not belong in health care.

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Bernie Sanders is god!



“When banks are charging 30 percent interest rates, they are not making credit available,” said Mr. Sanders, who noted credit unions are limited to 15 percent. “They are engaged in loan-sharking.”

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Women use the darndest things!


But computers!?

Wait 'til Larry Summers hears about this! Read below the fold...

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Might not be the video Lambert hoped for ...

but it's one I found today re: Gen. J. Karpinski.

"... as idle as a painted ship / Upon a painted ocean."

Ships moored off Singapore:

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I don't think anybody in Versailles is going to come out of this looking real good...


Pelosi Accuses CIA of 'Misleading' Her on Interrogations
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today accused the CIA of "misleading" her on the use of harsh interrogation techniques in the fall of 2002, acknowledging for the first time publicly she knew alleged terrorist detainees were subjected to waterboarding more than six years ago.

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