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  • The Budget Deal May Collapse

    04/12/2011 12:39:47 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 59 replies
    Commentary ^ | 04/12/2011 | John Podhertz
    The big news today is that the $38.5 billion in budget cuts announced with such fanfare on Friday night mostly aren’t real. A good deal of it involves money from previous years and previous budgets that hasn’t actually been spent. As the AP puts it, the budget deal is financed with a lot of one-time savings and cuts that officially ‘score’ as savings to pay for spending elsewhere, -snip- The total amount actually cut appears to be somewhere between $8 and $14 billion. The politics here are very complicated now. On the one hand, polls suggest the public is overwhelmingly...
  • Reid: Abortion issue is preventing a budget deal

    04/08/2011 6:51:10 AM PDT · by TSgt · 52 replies
    CNN (Sorry) ^ | April 8, 2011 9:31 a.m. EDT | Alan Silverleib and Tom Cohen
    Washington (CNN) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, said Friday morning that the abortion issue is the lone remaining stumbling block for negotiators trying to reach a budget agreement that would prevent a government shutdown. "This all deals with women's health. Everything (else) has been resolved. Everything," Reid said. "It's an ideological battle. It has nothing to do with fiscal integrity in this country." Republicans have been pushing to strip federal funding from Planned Parenthood during the budget talks. But a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, immediately disputed Reid's assertion. "While nothing will be decided until everything is...
  • Newt Gingrich tells Georgia Republicans he’ll be a candidate in ‘12

    01/21/2011 2:31:58 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 71 replies
    AJC ^ | Friday January 21, 2011
    In the last 24 hours, former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich has touched base with several prominent Republicans in his former home state, telling them that he intends to make a run for president in 2012 using Georgia as his base – and that he already has his eye on office space in Buckhead for a campaign headquarters. Former U.S. House speaker Newt Gingrich Gingrich met on Thursday with Nathan Deal, whom Gingrich endorsed during a critical phase of last year’s Republican primary for governor. House Speaker David Ralston introduced Gingrich Thursday night at a downtown Atlanta affair hosted by...
  • CHICAGOLAND: Obama Said to Consider William Daley for Top White House Post

    01/03/2011 1:55:08 PM PST · by saganite · 85 replies
    Drudge ^ | 3 Jan 11 | staff
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  • Biden: Obama tax deal 'morally troubling'

    12/20/2010 9:42:48 AM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/20/10 | Joseph Weber
    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Sunday defended what he acknowledged as a "morally troubling" decision by President Obama to extend tax rates for all Americans as part of wide-ranging interview on key national and international issues. Mr. Biden said the president still thinks extending the George W. Bush-era rates for the country's highest wage-earners, along with everyone else, is "morally troubling." He said the president broke his 2008 campaign promise on the issue to help only the middle class. "We couldn't get it done," he said in a pre-taped interview that aired Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press."...
  • No Deal on the Tax Deal

    12/16/2010 5:40:26 AM PST · by Rashputin · 31 replies · 1+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 16, 2010 | Randall Hoven
    No Deal on the Tax DealBy Randall Hoven Charles Krauthammer, Mike Pence, and Mitt Romney are right. Paul Ryan and Chris Christie are wrong. The proposed tax deal is not the best deal achievable. Doing nothing is better. The logic in favor of the tax deal (from conservatives) is understandable: It is not exactly what we wanted, but it is the best deal we can get, and it is better than no deal at all. The idea is that the current tax rates are extended for everyone, which is what we wanted. While other stuff, undesirable stuff, was added, the...
  • Dem rep: Obama told us if the tax deal doesn’t pass, it’s the end of his presidency

    12/15/2010 5:27:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 15, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Blogger now opposes tax deal.” Seriously, though: Is this true or a clever lie by DeFazio? “The White House is putting on tremendous pressure, making phone calls, the president is making phone calls saying this is the end of his presidency if he doesn’t get this bad deal,” he told CNN’s Eliot Spitzer. Obama’s push shows that the president is going to the mat in order to push through Congress the compromise brokered with Republicans. During the end of the healthcare debate, Obama reportedly told Democrats upset that the bill did not contain a public healthcare option that...
  • George W. Bush: Stop Calling Them "Bush Tax Cuts"

    12/14/2010 10:00:01 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 12/14/10 | Mary Dooe
    George W. Bush: Stop Calling Them "Bush Tax Cuts"Posted by Mary Dooe December 14, 2010 10:59 AM George W. Bush suggested in a radio interview on Monday that the debate over extending tax cuts in Washington might be made easier by using a phrase other than "Bush tax cuts." In the interview, conservative talk radio host Scott Hennen said that three of the most used words in politics in the last few months have been "Bush tax cuts." That's because of the debate raging over whether and how to extend the cuts, which were established in 2001 and 2003 and...
  • 8 Facts about the Obama/GOP tax compromise

    12/14/2010 10:14:23 AM PST · by ssugasl231 · 29 replies · 2+ views
    1 The "cost" of the bill is $857 billion...over 10 years = $85 billion/year 2 $85 billion/year is 2% of spending (proposed to be $3830 billion this year) 3 $721 billion out of $857 billion, or 84% of the bill, are keeping the tax cuts. Is this really "spending" to keep our own $? 4 Extending the estate tax "costs" $68 billion over 10 years, or $6.8 billion/year. That is 0.1% of spending this year. 5 Extending unemployment insurance costs $56 billion over 10 years, or $5.6 billion/year. 6 The payroll tax holiday costs $111 billion over 10 years, or...
  • Boehner faces historic decision on 2010 tax-cut Christmas tree

    12/13/2010 8:37:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner.com ^ | December 12,1012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Boehner is a tough, wily and underestimated son of Ohio, one of 12 children, a product of Catholic schools, a Bishop Moeller Crusader through and through. He is said to be loyal to his friends and to the traditions of the House, and last week he promoted three long-serving Republicans to the leadership of three committees where various sets of reformers had hoped to see new faces for a new era. Tea Party activists are outraged and, worse by far, the Pledge to America that Boehner and his colleagues promulgated on a House Web site as binding on the Republicans...
  • Tax bill deal becoming a Christmas tree of goodies

    12/11/2010 3:21:02 PM PST · by Steelers6 · 68 replies · 4+ views
    Illinois Review ^ | December 11, 2010 | Nancy Thorner
    Tax bill deal becoming a Christmas tree of goodies by Nancy Thorner A test vote will happen this coming Monday, December 13, on the 74-page tax deal worked out between Democrat and Republican leadership. Sixty votes are needed in the Senate for debate to begin. This past Friday President Obama brought former President Bill Clinton into the White House to try to persuade wayward Democrat legislators to support the tax compromise.bill as the best deal Democrats could hope to get, where he upstaged Obama. But are Democrats really satisfied? Similar to what happened with Obamacare, much horse trading is going...
  • I Didn't Vote For A Christmas Tree

    12/11/2010 6:19:43 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Powerline ^ | December 10,1012 | John Hinderaker
    For several years, I have assumed that my taxes, and those of many millions of Americans, would skyrocket in 2011. So when I first learned the terms of the compromise between the President and the Republican leadership--most of the Bush-era tax rates made permanent, tax rates for upper-income taxpayers extended for two years, a one-year two percent payroll tax holiday, long a favorite conservative policy--I thought, and wrote, that it was an excellent deal for conservatives. Since then, however, the deal has steadily worsened, to the point where even the Associated Press says that "Add-ons turn tax cut bill into...
  • Senate moving fast on $858 billion tax plan

    12/10/2010 11:24:35 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 33 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Dec. 10, 2010, 10:40 a.m. EST | Jeffry Bartash, MarketWatch
    Lawmakers extend tax breaks, credits on energyWASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Senate is moving swiftly to pass a broad tax package estimated to cost $858 billion over 10 years after lawmakers put the finishing touches on the bill Thursday night. The final Senate bill extends a number of tax benefits not included in earlier drafts such as renewed ethanol subsidies, credits for green-energy development and the purchase of energy-efficient appliances, among other things. Most of the cost of the tax bill, though, is tied to the extension of lower Bush-era tax rates on individuals, dividends and capital gains. The bill also...
  • Washington's tax deal pumps more money into economy

    12/08/2010 6:10:28 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 24 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 12-8-10 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The tax deal struck by President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans essentially gives Americans a pay raise — pumping money into the economy almost immediately, probably creating hundreds of thousands of jobs over the next two years and raising economic growth, economists say. But it also will dramatically raise the federal deficit. The compromise already has economists raising their forecasts for growth next year, mainly because it includes a surprising one-year cut in Social Security taxes. The amount of that cut — 2 percent of pay for most American workers — instantly becomes more take-home money. Critics complain...
  • Hill Dems infuriated by W.H. tactics

    12/07/2010 9:57:37 AM PST · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 12/07/10 | GLENN THRUSH
    A nasty battle of the blind quotes is shaping up between the West Wing and Democratic leadership aides on the Hill. Congressional Democrats are not so very thrilled with the message emanating from President Obama’s aides in the wake of the White House-GOP tax-cut deal – with one senior staffer accusing the president’s team of caving, then blaming congressional Democrats for lacking spine.
  • Latest on the Tax Deal: Payroll Tax Cut, Estate Tax Back

    12/06/2010 3:36:56 PM PST · by ejdrapes · 176 replies · 2+ views
    NRO ^ | December 6, 2010 | Daniel Foster
    Latest on the Tax Deal: Payroll Tax Cut, Estate Tax BackDecember 6, 2010 4:45 P.M. By Daniel Foster     What we’re hearing: A two-year extension of all current income, dividend, and capital gains tax rates, plus a one-year (or 13 month) extension of unemployment insurance. Chuck Todd reports that the tax deal could include a payroll tax holiday. But Marc Ambinder reports that it will instead include a two percent two percentage point reduction in payroll tax that would replace President Obama’s favored Making Work Pay tax credit, and a reinstatement of the estate tax over a certain yet-to-be-decided threshold. Multiple reports...
  • PM asks for Pollard’s release as part of freeze deal

    11/20/2010 9:01:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 48 replies
    jpost.com ^ | 11/20/10 | gill hoffman
    ‘Post’ told of new bid for jailed agent’s release on 25th anniversary of his arrest, with support of notable American and Israeli officials involved in Pollard's arrest. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has asked the US to release Israeli agent Jonathan Pollard as part of a series of gestures made to Israel in an effort to restart peace talks with the Palestinians, sources with knowledge of the talks told The Jerusalem Post over the weekend. Sunday is the 25th anniversary of Pollard’s arrest at the gates of the Israeli Embassy in Washington. He is serving a life sentence in prison in...
  • GOP rides wave to control every statewide office (Georgia)

    11/03/2010 5:56:25 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    AJC ^ | November 2, 2010 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Georgia Republicans on Tuesday finished the job they started in 2002: consolidating control of state government by sweeping every major statewide office. For the first time since Reconstruction the state is poised to have no statewide-elected Democrats. The huge night for state Republicans follows a GOP wave that swept across the country and tilted the U.S. House of Representatives into GOP control and left Democrats with a narrow margin in the U.S. Senate. With most of the votes in Georgia counted Tuesday night, the Republicans held leads in races for U.S. senator, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, insurance commissioner, secretary...
  • (GA) Deal attacks Barnes' comments on immigration

    09/22/2010 7:56:27 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 10 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 21, 2010 | Adam Crisp
    DALTON, Ga. — Former U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal today slammed former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes’ position on illegal immigration. Deal said there are clear contrasts between the two candidate’s records. He cited a 2001 newspaper article in which then-Gov. Barnes said former Mexican President Vicente Fox and then-President George W. Bush should restart immigration talks about possible citizenship for some illegal immigrant workers. “Roy Barnes has a proven track record of promoting services for illegal aliens such as welfare programs, tuition assistance and even driver’s licenses,” Deal said while speaking at Dalton City Hall. “Only now is Mr. Barnes changing...
  • 'Israel mulls deal to extend freeze for Pollard's release'

    09/20/2010 2:34:21 PM PDT · by Nachum · 98 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/20/10 | Staff
    Sources in the PMO submit deal to US by which Israeli spy would be freed in exchange for 3 month extension of moratorium, Army Radio reports. Senior Israeli officials are considering a deal in which the moratorium on building in West Bank settlements would be extended for three months in exchange for the release of convicted Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard from the United States, Army Radio reported Monday.
  • Deal will create biggest airline

    09/19/2010 9:59:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 9/20/10 | Staff
    The biggest airline in the world will have the United name, Continental's globe logo and potentially far-reaching effects on air travel. Shareholders who on Friday approved combining the two companies hope the new airline attracts more top-dollar corporate travelers with its larger network while reducing costs. Some industry watchers expect the deal to lead to higher fares, but United and Continental say competition from low-cost airlines is sufficient to keep prices from rising.
  • Polls indicate Barnes has momentum in gov. race, but runoff scenario looms

    09/19/2010 8:08:13 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 16 replies
    SavannahNow.com ^ | September 19, 2010 - 12:19am | Larry Peterson
    The momentum in the governor's race has shifted away from Republican Nathan Deal and toward Democrat Roy Barnes, two new polls indicate. And, taken together, they revive the prospect neither candidate will garner a majority Nov. 2, which would trigger a Nov. 30 runoff. In last week's Mason-Dixon sampling, Deal was up by 4 percentage points - the margin of error for the poll. That means he and Barnes likely were about even. That survey, taken for the Georgia Newspaper Partnership - a cooperative of the Savannah Morning News and 12 other state newspapers - was mostly finished before last...
  • Forging a deal for net neutrality

    09/19/2010 8:40:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Virginia Pilot ^ | 9/19/10 | Staff
    The Federal Communications Commission has extended a comment period on restricting Internet service providers from playing favorites. The extension marks yet another delay in what has become a tortured pursuit of rules to keep the Internet as it is now - open and accessible for everyone. The issue is no small matter; a decision to impose regulations will ripple beyond the lives of most Americans. Net neutrality rules, if properly drafted, will safeguard the universal access and competition that have made the Internet such an engine for innovation.
  • (GA Gov Candidate) Deal could face financial insolvency after backing family business

    09/15/2010 5:27:16 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 25 replies
    AJC ^ | September 15, 2010 | Alan Judd
    In the midst of his campaign for governor, Nathan Deal faces such dire financial troubles that he must sell his home to avert foreclosure or bankruptcy. Even if Deal liquidates all his assets, however, he still might be unable to repay a nearly $2.3 million business loan, documents reviewed by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution indicate. The loan comes due in full Feb. 1 — less than one month after Deal hopes to take office. Deal’s troubles center on a failed business venture by his daughter and son-in-law. Deal and his wife, Sandra, invested about $2 million, but lost their entire stake...
  • Barack Obama to authorise record $60bn Saudi arms sale

    09/14/2010 10:57:36 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 32 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 13, 2010 | Ian Black
    Barack Obama is to go ahead with plans to sell Saudi Arabia advanced aircraft and other weapons worth up to $60bn (Ł39bn), the biggest arms deal in US history, in a strategy of shoring up Gulf Arab allies to face any military threat from Iran. According to the Wall Street Journal, the administration is also in talks with the Saudis about possible naval and missile-defence upgrades that could be worth tens of billions of dollars more over five to 10 years. Plans to go ahead with the package, which has been under secret negotiation since 2007, have been known for...
  • Georgia GOP Congressman Kingston to Palin: Butt Out of GOP Primaries

    08/11/2010 4:51:06 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 115 replies
    Cubachi ^ | 08/11/2010 | Cubachi
    The good old boys just don’t get it. Jason Mattera of Human Events, captured Georgia Congressman John Kingston this morning giving a sexist and blatantly stupid tirade against Sarah Palin for her endorsement of Karen Handel who lost a very close primary in Georgia last night. Appearing on “America’s Morning News” with John McCaslin and Amy Holmes, Georgia Republican Rep. Jack Kingston urged Sarah Palin to stay clear of endorsing candidates in the primaries. “What she’s doing is dividing the Republican Party at a time when we don’t need to be divided… He continued: “Karen Handel is a very decent...
  • Gingrich Now Owns This Deal

    08/11/2010 4:14:31 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 26 replies
    SPECTATOR.ORG ^ | 11 AUGUST 2010 | QUIN HILLYER
    With Karen Handel conceding to Nathan Deal in the race for governor in Georgia, Newt Gingrich's possible presidential campaign should not hang in the balance. There is no way, none whatsoever, that Deal would have beaten Handel if home-state icon Gingrich had not weighed in so heavily for him. He barely squeaked past Ms. Handel. But Mr. Deal has a pending federal investigation against him. If this investigation finds Deal to have seriously erred, and it costs Georgia Republicans the governorship, it is Gingrich who should get the blame. Gingrich already has insulted conservatives not just by endorsing DeDe Scozzafava...
  • Breaking news: Handel calls Deal, concedes GOP nomination for governor

    08/11/2010 8:19:58 AM PDT · by Dacula · 149 replies · 2+ views
    AJC ^ | August 11, 2010 | Aaron Gould Sheinin
    Just in from Karen Handel: I want to thank all of my friends, supporters, volunteers and my campaign team for a tremendous effort over the last 16 months. We ran a terrific campaign, beat the odds to come in first place in the Primary, and came so very close in the runoff election. As of this morning, we are four tenths of a percentage point behind Nathan Deal with absentee ballots and overseas military votes yet to be counted. We certainly have the option of requesting the automatic statewide recount. But we are not going to do that. The best...
  • In Georgia, Palin's Primary Pick, Handel, for Governor in a Squeaker with Newt/Huckabee's Pick, Deal

    08/10/2010 7:40:45 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 113 replies
    Georgia Secretary of State ^ | 8/10/10 | Georgia Secretary of State
    As of 10:30 PM EST, with 87% of the votes counted: Deal: 286,834 %50.3 Handel: 283,061 %49.6
  • Poll: Handel leads Deal by 9 points in GOP runoff (Georgia)

    08/02/2010 8:39:16 PM PDT · by fkabuckeyesrule · 27 replies · 30+ views
    AJC ^ | August 2, 2010 | AJC Staff
    The local Republican-oriented strategy firm of Landmark Communications is out this afternoon with the first polls in the Republican runoffs for governor and attorney general. In the governor’s race, former secretary of state Karen Handel has a nine-point lead over former congressman Nathan Deal, 45.8 percent to 37.1 percent. Undecideds were measured at 17.1 percent.
  • Kingston endorses Deal for governor

    07/28/2010 7:54:38 AM PDT · by luckybogey · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Savannah Now ^ | July 28, 2010 | Larry Peterson
    U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston has endorsed former House colleague Nathan Deal for governor. Runner-up in the July 20 Republican primary, Deal faces the top vote getter, former Secretary of State Karen Handel, in an Aug. 10 runoff. Earlier, Kingston, a Savannah Republican, had supported his longtime friend and ally Eric Johnson, a former Savannah state senator. Johnson ran third in the seven-way primary. "For those who supported Eric Johnson," Kingston said, "Nathan is the natural fit for the ... runoff." He praised Deal's record on taxes, immigration and curbing Medicaid fraud, as well as his "perfect" score from the American...
  • Final Georgia Governor GOP Primary Survey

    07/19/2010 4:58:37 PM PDT · by militanttoby · 13 replies · 1+ views
    With just one day left until the Georgia Republican primary for Governor, Karen Handel has opened a wide lead (38% Handel/20% Deal/17% Johnson/12% Oxendine/6% Other/7% Undecided). At this point, it appears that the real race is for second place. Former Congressman Nathan Deal is statistically tied with State Senator Eric Johnson, 20% to 17% respectively. Both candidates are well positioned for the second place slot. These results are based off of a Magellan Strategies survey of 1,181 likely Republican primary voters. This survey was conducted using automated telephone touchtone technology. The sample for this survey was randomly drawn from past...
  • Imam leaves United States under plea deal in terror case

    07/05/2010 10:33:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies · 1+ views
    cnn ^ | 7/5/10 | Susan Candiotti
    (CNN) -- A New York imam who pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents as they investigated an alleged terror plot left the United States on Monday as part of his plea deal, a government spokesman and the imam's attorney told CNN. Imam Ahmad Afzali and his wife left on a 2 p.m. flight to live in Saudi Arabia, said Afzali's attorney, Ron Kuby. A government spokesman confirmed Afzali's departure. After his guilty plea earlier this year for lying to federal agents in the case involving Najibullah Zazi's alleged subway bombing plan in New York City, Afzali had 90 days...
  • Some Republicans consider BP deal a U.S. "shakedown"

    06/17/2010 11:45:20 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies · 1,400+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 6/17/10 | Steve Holland
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The first apology that rang out in a congressional hearing about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill on Thursday was not from BP Chief Executive Tony Hayward. It was from Texas Republican Representative Joe Barton, who apologized to Hayward for BP's having to agree to a deal with President Barack Obama to set up a $20 billion fund for Gulf damage claims. "I'm speaking totally for myself, I'm not speaking for the Republican party ... but I'm ashamed of what happened in the White House yesterday," Barton said. He called it "a tragedy of the first proportion,...
  • Missile defense deal?

    06/17/2010 9:05:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies · 327+ views
    washington times ^ | 6/17/10 | Bill Gertz
    The Obama administration is secretly working with Russia to conclude an agreement that many officials fear will limit U.S. missile defenses, a key objective of Moscow since it opposed plans for a U.S. missile defense interceptor base in Eastern Europe, according to American officials involved in arms control issues. According to the officials, the administration last month presented a draft agreement on missile defenses to the Russians as part of talks between Ellen Tauscher, undersecretary of state for international security and arms control, and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Rybakov.
  • Hung parliament: parties have 15 days to cut deal or face election

    05/09/2010 11:37:59 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 11 replies · 597+ views
    Hung parliament: parties have 15 days to cut deal or face election The major political parties have 15 days to try to thrash out a deal to form the next government before the country faces the prospect of a second general election. By By Andrew Porter, Political Editor Published: 11:30PM BST 09 May 2010 Under a new set of guidelines put in place by the civil service Gordon Brown could remain as Prime Minister until 25 May – the day of the Queen's Speech. By then either the prime minister, David Cameron or Nick Clegg has to show that he...
  • Leaked documents reveal draft text of top-secret global copyright deal

    04/08/2010 12:34:11 PM PDT · by day21221 · 59 replies · 1,576+ views
    montrealgazette.com ^ | April 7, 2010Comments | Vito Pilieci
    Leaked documents reveal draft text of secret global copyright deal ) OTTAWA — As negotiators from 37 countries prepare to meet in New Zealand on Monday to discuss a top-secret trade agreement, a draft text of the document has found its way onto the Internet. While bits and pieces of the agreement, called the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), have been leaked in the past, this is the first time a full draft is available to the public. The agreement, negotiated privately for the better part of two years, aims to create a global organization to oversee worldwide copyright and intellectual...
  • ObamaCare: Still a Bad Deal for Young Adults

    04/02/2010 11:50:20 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 351+ views
    fox ^ | 4/2/10 | Aaron Yelowitz
    The Associated Press reports that young adults will face higher premiums under ObamaCare: Beginning in 2014, most Americans will be required to buy insurance or pay a tax penalty. That’s when premiums for young adults seeking coverage on the individual market would likely climb by 17 percent on average, or roughly $42 a month, according to an analysis of the plan conducted for The Associated Press. The analysis did not factor in tax credits to help offset the increase. The higher costs will pinch many people in their 20s and early 30s who are struggling to start or advance their...
  • Despite row, U.S. and Israel sign massive arms deal

    03/25/2010 2:09:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies · 532+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/25/10 | Amos Harel
    As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Washington this week absorbing the full wrath of the Obama administration, the Pentagon and Israel's defense establishment were in the process of sealing a large arms deal. According to the deal, Israel will purchase three new Hercules C-130J airplanes. The deal for the three aircrafts, designed by Lockheed Martin, is worth roughly a quarter billion dollars. Each aircraft costs $70 million. The aircrafts were manufactured specifically for Israeli needs, and include a large number of systems produced by Israel's defense industry. The deal will be covered by American foreign assistance funds. The Pentagon...
  • NOW, NARAL displeased with Obama-Stupak deal

    03/21/2010 10:33:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies · 561+ views
    WaPo ^ | 3/21/10 | Garance Franke-Ruta
    The president of the National Organization for Women said her group is "incensed" about the impasse-breaking deal between President Obama and a group of anti-abortion Catholic Democrats that seems likely to allow historic health-care reform legislation to pass the House later Sunday night, saying the planned presidential executive order "breaks faith with women." Other reproductive rights groups, as well as abortion opponents, are also displeased with the compromise. In 2007, then-Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign had promised abortion-rights supporters that he would work to overturn the Hyde Amendment, which NOW President Terry O'Neill said Sunday would instead be given fresh...
  • Raw Deal - What GOP Rep. Nathan Deal's resignation means for ObamaCare.

    03/03/2010 5:17:58 PM PST · by Fichori · 20 replies · 1,794+ views
    WSJ ^ | MARCH 2, 2010, 12:38 P.M. ET | JOHN FUND
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi needs one fewer vote to pass a health care bill thanks to the resignation yesterday of GOP Rep. Nathan Deal of Georgia. His departure next week will take sitting House members down to 431, meaning the magic number to pass health care drops to 216.
  • Rep. Deal (R) stepping down, making House vote on ObamaCare that much closer (call this guy!)

    03/02/2010 9:32:17 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 22 replies · 1,052+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 1, 2009 | David Feddoso
    Rep. Deal (R) stepping down, making House vote on ObamaCare that much closer By: David Freddoso Online Opinion Editor 03/01/10 10:13 AM EST Soon-to-be former Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga. An e-mail alert from Congress Daily: Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Ga., announced today he will resign from Congress to devote his "full energies" to the governor's race, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported. One of seven Republicans seeking the GOP nomination for governor, Deal will step down from the House next Monday. The earliest Deal would be replaced is probably late July, when Georgia holds its 2010 primary election. Among other things, this...
  • Sen. Landrieu defends Medicaid deal for La.

    02/04/2010 7:45:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 26 replies · 643+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 2/4/10 | ERICA WERNER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Called a prostitute by conservative talk show hosts, a Louisiana Democrat on Thursday defended a deal she cut for her Hurricane Katrina-ravaged state in the Senate health care bill. Sen. Mary Landrieu insisted the Medicaid boost worth $300 million wasn't the price for her vote for President Barack Obama's sweeping health care plan and she noted that state Republicans backed the deal. Defiantly, she said she would do it all over again if she had to. "I don't need this job badly enough—maybe some people do, I don't—to throw the people of my state under the bus...
  • Russia and US 'agree to nuclear deal'

    02/02/2010 8:09:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 263+ views
    Times on Line ^ | 2/3/10 | Giles Whittell in Washington
    The US and Russia have agreed in principle on a deal to replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (Start) that expired in December after 15 years as the centerpiece of nuclear arms control, the Wall Street Journal reports today. The deal, which officials said could be ready to sign in two months, would cut each side’s nuclear arsenal to between 1,500 and 1,675 operationally deployed warheads — down from 2,200 on the American side and 2,800 in Russia, which has also kept an unknown number in reserve. Both countries would also commit to deeper cuts in the number of operational...
  • U.S.-Russia nuclear deal "95 percent" agreed upon

    01/24/2010 10:02:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies · 362+ views
    ms dnc ^ | 1/24/10 | reuters
    MOSCOW - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Sunday that a deal with the United States on a landmark nuclear arms reduction treaty was "95 percent" agreed, news agencies reported Sunday. "Everything in negotiations is going fine, 95 percent of the new deal's issues have been agreed upon," Interfax quoted him as telling reporters in the Black Sea town of Sochi.
  • Deal Reached on Taxing 'Cadillac' Plans [Unions, Govm't Wkrs Exempt]

    01/14/2010 5:26:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1,178+ views
    fox news ^ | 1/14/10 | staff
    The White House has reached a deal with health care negotiators, including labor unions, on taxing the high-level "Cadillac" plans that workers with high-risk jobs often purchase. The White House has reached a deal with health care negotiators, including labor unions, on taxing the high-level "Cadillac" plans that workers with high-risk jobs often purchase. The excise tax on high-cost insurance plans has been one of the biggest sticking points in the negotiations, as President Obama has favored the Senate plan, which calls for the tax, while House Democrats have preferred raising taxes on high-income earners.
  • FIRST TIME IN U.S. HISTORY THAT A SITTING PRESIDENT’S ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONED BY MEMBER OF CONGRESS

    01/06/2010 6:30:17 AM PST · by SvenMagnussen · 695 replies · 13,333+ views
    The Post & Email ^ | Jan. 5, 2010 | P. Patriot
    (Jan. 5, 2010) — The Post & Email can publicly confirm that on the first of December, last, U.S. Congressman Nathan Deal (GA-R) challenged the eligibility of Barack Hussein Obama to hold the office of the U.S. presidency. Todd Smith, Chief of Staff for Representative Nathan Deal of the United States House of Representatives serving Georgia’s 9th district, has confirmed today that Deal has sent a letter to Barack Hussein Obama requesting him to prove his eligibility for the office of President of the United States of America. The letter was sent electronically the first of December 2009 in pdf...
  • Rep. Deal purportedly mailed formal request to BO for Birth Certificate

    01/05/2010 8:29:50 PM PST · by rocco55 · 46 replies · 2,263+ views
    Article dated 01/05/2010 from Phil from the Right Side After I reported on Rep. Nathan Deal’s (R-GA) forthcoming request for Mr. Obama’s birth certificate (along with a previous update), the following commentary from “Pixel Patriot” at the CitizenWells blog reports that Rep. Deal sent a PDF document to the White House on December 1, 2009: I have just spoken with Todd Smith, the Chief of Staff for Representative Nathan Deal of the United States House of Representatives serving Georgia’s 9th district. (FACT) Representative Deal has sent a letter to Putative President Barack Hussein Obama requesting him to prove his eligibility...
  • Obama wins Noble Prize for Science of Climate Change in Copenhagen

    12/22/2009 7:55:26 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 3 replies · 246+ views
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/22/09 | alaphiah
    I was surprised that I didn’t see the Nobel Prize headline that’s above coming out of Denmark. After grading himself a B+ and after much self congratulations claiming an unprecedented breakthrough I would think the Nobel committee would be all giddy about the prospect of awarding the Nobel Prize for Science to president Soetoro for his aspirations to reduce green house gases. After all he’s done just as much for Climate Change as he’s done for peace! Didn’t Soetoro say that he was awarding the peace prize for his aspirations rather than his accomplishments? Well there you go!
  • U.N. Conference Approves Climate Deal

    12/19/2009 1:55:34 AM PST · by johnnyd0422 · 54 replies · 2,505+ views
    Journal-Post.com ^ | 12-19-2009 | Journal-Post.com