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  • Obama Should Return To Clinton/Gingrich-Era Spending Levels, Not Tax Rates

    12/04/2012 7:51:16 AM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Fiscal Policy: Talk of Clinton-era tax rates ignores the fact that the former president, working with a GOP Congress, cut spending as a share of GDP and produced four balanced budgets by focusing on growth, not spending. Even as he pushes $150 billion in new "stimulus" spending, President Obama argues that to avoid the fiscal cliff we must return to Clinton-era tax rates for wealthy households, with a top marginal rate of 39.6% vs. the Bush-era 35%. Clinton's was an age of balanced budgets and economic growth. But it was also an era of budgetary restraint in which both parties,...
  • GOP wants Clinton-era papers on Kagan

    05/11/2010 4:10:03 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 311+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/10 | Julie Hirschfeld Davis - ap
    WASHINGTON – Republicans hunting for clues about what kind of justice Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan would be said Tuesday they want to see papers from her time serving in the Clinton administration. The focus on Clinton-era documents reflects the GOP's difficult task of turning up material that could power opposition to Kagan, the solicitor general who appears likely to be elevated to justice barring extraordinary developments during her confirmation process. "It is a confirmation, it's not a coronation," said Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, the top Republican on the Judiciary Committee that will hold hearings on Kagan's nomination. "She's...
  • Dow sinks to 12-year low on fears for AIG

    02/23/2009 6:25:18 PM PST · by Lorianne · 41 replies · 1,070+ views
    Source cannot be posted | 24 February 2009
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  • School shooter convicted again - 10 years later

    01/29/2008 7:37:00 PM PST · by jdm · 69 replies · 20,673+ views
    CNN ^ | Jan. 29, 2008 | Staff
    ~excerpt~FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (AP) -- A federal jury convicted a 23-year-old man on an obscure weapons charge Tuesday, apparently unaware that 10 years ago he and another boy killed four classmates and a teacher in a schoolyard ambush. Mitchell Johnson, who killed classmates and a teacher 10 years ago, was convicted of a gun charge Tuesday. Mitchell Johnson faces 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced in the next 45 days on a count of possessing a firearm while being a drug user. Through his attorney, Johnson declined to comment Tuesday. Johnson was arrested on New...
  • Brief interlude (The 1990s Feel a Long, Long Time Ago)

    09/11/2005 6:04:38 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 6 replies · 541+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 11, 2005 | Jonathan Freedland
     FOUR YEARS LATER, few doubt that 9/11 ushered in a new epoch. What's less obvious is that that day also marked the end of an era. For Sept. 11, 2001, was the last day of the 1990s. Of course that's not literally, chronologically true. But just as the great British historian Eric Hobsbawm wrote a history of the 19th century, which, he decided, started in 1789 and ended in 1914, so we can look back on the 1990s and see that they too were not an exact match with the dates on the calendar. That was not obvious at the...
  • Same Old Dog, Amy Fisher breaks her silence on Joey Buttafuoco

    01/20/2004 11:09:08 AM PST · by alisasny · 125 replies · 2,525+ views
    Long Island Press ^ | 01/15/04 | Amy Fisher
    COVER STORY Old Dog, Same Tricks By Amy Fisher Amy Fisher in 1997 Several weeks ago, I was getting ready to attend my mother's birthday party when I received a call from one of my best friends. She was in the hospital, having just given birth. "How wonderful," I told her, knowing the joy she was experiencing. I thought she had called to tell me about the baby. Nope, she just had to call to tell me Joey Buttafuoco was arrested...again! I quickly laughed, not really surprised that he would be in trouble with the law. I would have rather...
  • Krauthammer: Holiday From History

    02/13/2003 9:17:46 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 376+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 02/14/03 | Charles Krauthammer
    The domestic terror alert jumps to 9/11 levels. Heathrow Airport is ringed by tanks. Duct tape and plastic sheeting disappear from Washington store shelves. Osama bin Laden resurfaces. North Korea reopens its plutonium processing plant and threatens preemptive attack. The Second Gulf War is about to begin. This is not the Apocalypse. But it is excellent preparation for it. You don't get to a place like this overnight. It takes at least, oh, a decade. We are now paying the wages of the 1990s, our holiday from history. During that decade, every major challenge to America was deferred. The chief...
  • Clintons Toast? Think Again, Say Matthews and Caddell

    11/06/2002 6:48:01 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 82 replies · 310+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 11/6/02 | Limbacher
    Not only did last night's Republican rout not diminish Bill and Hillary Clinton's starring role in Democratic Party politics, the big Bush congressional win sets the stage for a showdown between the two political dynasties in 2004. That's the prediction from MSNBC's Chris Matthews and the network's resident political analyst Pat Caddell, who say that Tuesday's big Democratic loss makes the party more likely to turn to the former first couple for the next big race. "This sets the stage for the battle of the political dynasties," said Matthews, as the dimensions of the Democratic debacle were becoming apparent in...