Submitted by DCblogger on Mon, 04/01/2013 - 7:46pm
SEN. SCHUMER: GIVE BACK THE MONEY
Chuck Schumer is the lead Senate Democrat working on immigration reform--he gets to decide whether millions of undocumented immigrants will be imprisoned or legalized. Yet he’s also taken over $100,000 in campaign contributions from the private prison industry. Is it any surprise he’s pushing for billions more dollars spent on increased enforcement and detention of immigrants?
We are ruled by monsters. Read below the fold...
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Commission on Presidential Debates
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International Bottled Water Association (IBWA)
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Philips Electronics North America
Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:15pm
U.S. Banks Ignored in Congressional Libor-Rigging Probe
None of the three U.S. banks—Bank of America, Citigroup, or JPMorgan Chase—involved in establishing the London interbank offered rate, which remains under investigation for alleged rigging, have been asked by Congress to answer questions about what they knew about manipulation in the market or if they were involved, National Journal has learned. Read below the fold...
Submitted by DCblogger on Sat, 01/21/2012 - 3:13pm
Talks set out terms of US mortgage deal
The banks would receive less credit if they reduce balances for loans packaged in bonds or by reducing monthly payments through cuts in borrowers’ interest rates. In one scenario, the banks would get about 50 cents of credit for every $1 of reduced mortgage principal in home loans used to back bonds. In another scenario, balances on loans held on the banks’ books that are cut in the first year of the deal would receive $1.25 credit. This means, under certain circumstances, the aid to homeowners would be less than the aggregate size of the settlement, people familiar with the matter said. Read below the fold...
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As if tensions between the United States and Iran weren't high enough, here's PBS NewsHour anchor Margaret Warner (1/9/12):
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The Iranian government insists that its nuclear activities are for peaceful energy purposes only, an assertion disputed by the U.S. and its allies. On CBS yesterday, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta repeated international demands that Iran stop enriching uranium.
Submitted by DCblogger on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 8:08pm
Random Thoughts on Iowa
The reason why is simple and basic, caucus votes are not controlled under the law, but under party rules. No one goes to jail for turning away or fabricating sheets of caucus votes. The count is controlled by the majority, whoever that appears to be, even if they are from out of state, too young to vote, whatever. The stories are the same from all of the caucus states we included in the documentary I helped produce. Read below the fold...
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