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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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Sen. Coburn Releases Report on Wasteful Govt. Spending: "Wastebook 2011"

U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, M.D. (R-OK) today released a new oversight report, “Wastebook 2011” that highlights over $6.5 billion in examples of some of the most egregious ways your taxpayer dollars were wasted. This report details 100 of the countless unnecessary, duplicative and low-priority projects spread throughout the federal government.

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Post Offices Open Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve

Most Will Close at Noon WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — All Post Offices nationwide will be openChristmas Eve, Saturday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Saturday, Dec. 31. Most will have shortened retail lobby hours and will close at noon. Mail delivery for Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 will be the same as any other Saturday. Each Post Office will post its revised hours of operation for these two days. ...

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Was Jeb Bush's Article A Trial Balloon?

Yesterday (December 19, 2011) Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, wrote an article in The Wall Street Journal entitled, “Capitalism and the Right to Rise.” Bush said the country is at a cross roads where it must choose between rules passed in Washington, D.C. that ensure stagnant growth or the free market that, though unpredictable, will lead to an increase ...

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House Rejects Senate's 2 Month Payroll Tax Cut Extension

The fight continues this Tuesday as the House of Representatives voted down the Senates 2 month payroll tax cut extension. It would have extended the tax cut and unemployment benefits for two months. Passing 229 to 193, the vote calls for a negotiating committee for the two chambers to resolve their differences. Seven Republicans joined Democrats in opposition. Republicans say ...

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EU Unemployment Stats Troubling

With the Euro-zone embattled in a financial crisis that has seen the heads of the governments of Greece and Italy ousted, it certainly appears that there will be more leaders of financially insolvent countries to also be ousted from office in the very near future. One of the most recognizable signs of an economy in trouble is generally considered to ...

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NFL Player Busted by Undercover DHS Agents

Chicago Bears wider receiver Sam Hurd was arrested on Wednesday as he was caught purchasing a kilo of cocaine from an undercover DHS agent. Hurd had signed with the Chicago Bears on July 29th, 2011 for three years and $5.1 million dollars, after a stint with the Dallas Cowboys. During his arrest, according to sports.yahoo.com, Hurd was already involved in ...

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Senate vs The House Over Payroll Tax Cut

As it stands, Americans face the uncertainty of whether or not they will be giving more of their money to federal government at the beginning of next year. Earlier today Speaker Boehner said the House will block the Senate deal stating “A two-month extension creates uncertainty and will cause problems for people who are trying to create jobs in the ...

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"UPDATED" Saudi Prince Invest $300 Million in Twitter

On Monday Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, along with his company Kingdom Holding Co., announced a $300 million dollar investment into microblogging website Twitter. This comes after months of negotiations and is meant to give the company a boost as they attempt to garner more advertising. At this time it is not clear how much of Twitter the Prince ...

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