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Crowley: Biased Bad Joke

For the pending second presidential debate, the format agreement says that after each question from the audience and a two-minute response by each candidate, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are expected to have an additional discussion facilitated by the moderator.  This year the Hofstra University town hall debate moderator will be Candy Crowley of CNN.   The language of the debate-format ...

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U.S. Retail Sales Rise on Gas, Auto Spending and iPhone Sales

Seasonally adjusted U.S. Retail Sales rose in September by 1.1%, slightly slower than August’s 1.2% and largely fueled by iPhone 5 and automobile purchases. The actual sales in autos dropped by $30 million when not seasonally adjusted, but with the adjustment, almost $4.5 million more was spent on cars in September than in August. Sales in electronics dropped from $8.1 milllion ...

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I.M.F. meeting concludes with dire economic outlook and pleas to the U.S.

In a comuniqué from the I.M.F. at the conclusion of it’s twenty-sixth meeting, the International Financial and Monetary Committee (IFMC) said that global growth is slowing and “substantial downside risks remain” while pleading with U.S. leadership to resolve it’s debt crisis sooner, rather than later. The policy-setting body of the I.M.F., the I.F.M.C, said that while central bank measures so ...

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FBI: ‘large amount’ of next generation $100 bills stolen in transit

FBI spokesman Frank Burton said that someone stole “a large amount”  of $100 bills while in transit from Dallas to New Jersey on Thursday. The bills are the re-designed $100 bills slated for release into circulation in 2013 that feature gold “100”‘s on both sides of the bill and the liberty bell on the front. The spokesman said that the ...

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Coca Cola Leaves Greece

It’s not the real thing anymore. The country of Greece, facing continuing problems learned today that Coca Cola Hellenic will leaving them. This news is particularly devastating as unemployment in Greece jumped over 25% this week. Coca Cola Hellenic announced it will be shifting its trade listings from Athens to London and moving headquarters to Switzerland. As the largest company ...

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Will Supreme Court Affirmative Action Case End Reverse Discrimination

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Race based affirmative action  may come to a screeching halt and finally put an end to decades of reverse discriminatory policies utilized in higher educational institutions. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court took up arguments concerning a case brought by Abigail Fisher, a white applicant who was denied admission to the University of Texas (UT) at Austin in 2008. Fisher ...

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Security Officer at US Embassy in Yemen Assassinated

A US Embassy security official, identified as Qassem Aqlani, was assassinated on his way to work by a gunman on motorcycle on Thursday. According to AP: Yemeni officials said the killing bore the hallmarks of an al-Qaida attack, but it was too early to determine if the group was behind it. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were ...

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Job Numbers: Real or Manipulated?

Did you hear about last month’s surprisingly positive jobs numbers? While an elated Team Obama cheered, the startling jump caused others to speculate how a phone poll managed to extrapolate 800,000 found work when the business survey indicated only 115,000 jobs were created. Were these numbers skewed? Former GE CEO Jack Welch tweeted out: “Unbelievable jobs numbers. These Chicago guys ...

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In CA Gas Shortages Feared; Prices Jump

Fears of a gas shortage are spreading across the state of California as residents woke up to gas prices that had jumped as much as 30 cents in some places over night. The average cost of gas per gallon in California is now $4.49/gallon and some station in L.A. are listing unleaded prices at $5.69. Warehouse giant Costco has already closed some ...

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Prominent Catholics, Christians Spoke on Democratic Affronts to Religious Liberty

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 3, 2012  — Prominent Catholic and Evangelical Christians gathered on a press teleconference following the presidential debate. Talking about the issues were Deal Hudson, President of the PA Catholics’ Network (PCN), Ted Meehan, Executive Director of the PCN and Sam Rohrer, President of the PA Pastors’ Network as they joined with Pastor Gary Dull of Faith Baptist Church ...

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Obama Trumps Romney in Social Media Battle, Google Survey Finds

WINDHAM, N.H., Oct. 3, 2012  — When it comes to being savvy at social media and online persuasion, Barack Obama is better than Mitt Romney — at least according to the results of a recent Google Survey: “Who’s Better at Social Media and Online Persuasion: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?” Querying 2,500 Internet users nationwide, a little over 64 percent ...

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Border Patrol agents shot in Arizona, one dead

Officer Nicholas Ivie, 30,  is dead and another wounded after three Border Patrol officers came under fire after responding to a tripped ground sensor near the border town of Naco, Arizona. Border security had been an ongoing concern, especially for Arizona’s Governor Jan Brewer who has been continually at odds at the Obama administration’s handling of the serious issue. Gov ...

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Rep. Price Introduces Legislation to Revamp Medicare Bidding Process

“Applying common sense, free market principles to the bidding process will ensure that taxpayers get the most for their money while seniors receive the quality technologies and treatments they deserve,” Chairman Price said. “Streamlining government to make it more efficient for taxpayers and better for patients is a non-partisan issue. I hope my friends on both sides of the aisle will join me in this effort.”

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