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Oil Rises 2% To Over $101 A Barrel Over Tensions With Iran

Oil prices climbed 2% to over $101 a barrel on growing U.S. consumer confidence and tension in the Middle East. This comes as Iran has promised to close the Strait of Hormuz and block oil exports if the West imposes sanctions on its oil shipments over it’s nuclear program. The Strait of Hormuz is a passage connecting the Gulf of ...

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Debt Ceiling To Be Raised Again?

The Obama administration will reportedly ask Congress later this week to raise the nation’s debt ceiling by $1.2 trillion according to a Treasury Department official. The request is the third of three authorized by the debt ceiling agreement reached last August. The request is expected to come on December 30, the day the debt is projected to fall within $100 ...

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Sen. Nelson to retire – democrat majority in question

On Tuesday senator Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) will announce his retirement from Congress which may make it even more difficult for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to hold on to the majority he has enjoyed for so long. Nelson’s seat was already in trouble as republicans have mounted a successful campaign for his challenger Attorney General Jim Bruning. Senator Nelson has ...

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SAF, Calguns Foundation Sue California Over Firearms Statute

BELLEVUE, Wash., Dec. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Second Amendment Foundation has joined the Calguns Foundation and three California citizens in a federal lawsuit against the California Department of Justice and Attorney General Kamala Harris, challenging the state’s requirement that gun owners wait at least ten days before taking possession of an additional firearm. The case is known as Jeff Silvester et.al. v Kamala Harris, et.al. “We’ve joined ...

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SOPA /PIPA – What They Are and Consequences

The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA or HR 3261), and its sister bill in the Senate, the Protect IP Act (PIPA or S 968), attempt to deal with online sites that traffic in illegally copied content (piracy), but at cost of remaking the architecture of the Internet itself.

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Is it Time for a Government Holiday

Christmas is over, and our goose is nearly cooked. New Years is here, and our noose is tightly tied. Government employees have their trips all booked, in the name of training to the public they have lied. This year thousands, the actual number is almost impossible to determine, of public employees set off on vacations paid for with your tax ...

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Consumers Flex Muscles, Force Go Daddy To Reverse 'Stop Online Piracy Act' Stance

On Friday, after consumers announced they were taking their business elsewhere and dropped 21,000 domains, domain name registrar GoDaddy.com pulled its support from the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Go Daddy announced they would take a second look at SOPA after extremely negative feedback received regarding the legislation. A boycott was threatened on Thursday with PC World reporting: “Reddit ...

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GOP Nominees Fail To Make Virginia Ballot

With the only recourse of calling it a “failed system”, Newt Gingrich failed to make the VA ballot. This was announced by the GOP early Saturday morning. Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, and Jon Huntsman will be off the ballot also seeing they failed amass the required amount of signatures. As it stands the only nominees to make it ...

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MSM Spins House Tax "No" Vote

Both NBC and ABC had, on December 19 and 20, 2011, pieces that disparaged House Republicans for potentially “messing up” an extension of the payroll tax cut. On NBC’s Today, Kelly O’Donnel said, “Holiday cheer gone sour” when describing extending the payroll tax cut set to expire at year’s end. O’Donnel also said, “Unless Congress acts, on January 1st [2012] ...

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Baghdad Rocked By Bombs – Over 60 Dead

It was a horrific scene as a grisly wave of bombs swept through Baghdad on Thursday. This comes just days after the last U.S. soldiers left the country. BBC reported: At least 68 people were killed and nearly 200 injured as car and roadside bombs went off in 16 separate locations, mostly Shia areas of the city. The first 13 ...

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Boehner Buckles On Tax Cut Extension

After immense pressure from not only Democrats, but House and Senate Republicans as well, Speaker Boehner agreed to a new deal for the 2 month payroll tax extension. It was major change of decision ending an intense standoff with Democrats. Boehner, who appeared unhappy with deal, said  “Kicking a can down the road for a couple of months does cause ...

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Don't "Drop the Ball" on These New Year's Resolutions!

NEW YORK, Dec. 22, 2011 — With 2012 rapidly approaching, many Americans will be making New Year’s Resolutions to improve upon themselves in the coming year. A new study from local market consumer research firm Scarborough reveals some of the likely New Year’sResolution topics for the over 235 million American adults age 18+. There are six major categories for New Year’s Resolutions as determined by Scarborough: Voting, Financial, Technology, Fitness, Education ...

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Merry Christmas From the Job-Killer in Chief

As Americans get ready to celebrate Christmas and make plans for the new year to come, they had better buckle down their family budgets even tighter, thanks to the Job-Killer in Chief and his merry minions over at the EPA. As if killing an instant 20,000 jobs by denying the Keystone Pipeline permits wasn’t enough bad news for Americans hoping ...

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