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  • McCain Calls for Suspending Rule on Retirement Accounts (McCain is listening to Freepers)

    10/10/2008 3:03:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 49 replies · 1,252+ views
    WSJ ^ | 101008 | ELIZABETH HOLMES
    John McCain called for suspension of the requirement that retirees must begin liquidating their retirement accounts when they reach age 70 and a half, the latest economic policy rolled out by the Republican presidential candidate. The Arizona senator announced the plan at a rally Friday morning in La Crosse, Wis. Buried a third of the way through his typical stump speech, McCain said his priority was to “protect investors – especially those relying on their investments for retirement.” “Current rules mandate that investors must beginning to sell off their IRAs and 401Ks when they reach age 70 and a half,”...
  • When Your Political Opinion Isn't Yours Alone

    10/10/2008 12:24:24 PM PDT · by outfield · 5 replies · 664+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/10/2008 | SAM SCHECHNER
    During Tuesday night's presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama was talking about health care, and most of 25 undecided voters in Columbus, Ohio, liked what they heard. They turned knobs on small, wireless dials in their hands -- and a graph representing their immediate reaction was aired live to about 9.2 million people watching CNN. CNN has aired these squiggly lines live on the bottom of the screen for all of the debates held since September. Some have called the readout addictive, others find it distracting. But live feedback graphics may have another effect. Recent psychological experiments suggest they can influence...
  • Times Whitewashes Obama Illegal Donor Issue (Not surprising)

    10/10/2008 9:03:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 552+ views
    American Thinker ^ | October 10, 2008 | Ed Lansky
    The New York Times looks at a few oddball donors and concludes this is not much of a problem. Fact is that I believe $200 million dollars came in under the $200 per dollar increment so there could be potentially quite a bit of problems since all these donors seem to have escaped scrutiny since their information does not have to be filed. Or am I not seeing something? Secondly, if these came in on-line, etc. they must have used credit cards, no? Or Pay Pal or some such avenue. Why can't these be traced to the actual people? Am...
  • The Media's Vendetta Against Palin (Why she must be stopped)

    10/10/2008 6:25:03 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 24 replies · 1,641+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/10/08 | Rowan Scarborough
    Conservatives know by now that the dominant liberal media is not just out to criticize Gov. Sarah Palin. They are on a drive to destroy her. But conservatives are missing the reason why. It's not really about defeating John McCain. Running mates do not decide a presidential election. The real reason is the future. Never again will the Left media (New York Times; Washington Post; the networks; Hollywood) allow a young politician to ascend to the leadership of a national conservative movement -- at least not without all-out character assassination. The media have learned their lesson. They generally tolerated the...
  • Obama's Weathermen pals should worry voters (Ayers, Dohrn Domestic Terrorists)

    10/09/2008 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Fred · 12 replies · 735+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 100908 | DEROY MURDOCK
    Barack Obama's supporters have trivialized his connections to former Weather Underground terrorists William Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn. "This is a guy who lives in my neighborhood," Obama told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on April 16. Campaign strategist David Axelrod told CNN Monday that Obama "certainly didn't know the history" of these two barbarians when they hosted a reception for him when he launched his political career. Obama might not have heard of Ayers and Dohrn's brutality from the '60s through the '80s had they merely tossed a rock or two in anger. But these two went much, much farther. In 1970,...
  • Bad news for McCain in Colorado Springs, Times blogger finds

    10/09/2008 6:11:38 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 63 replies · 2,343+ views ^ | October 9, 2008 | Ernest Luning
    A New York Times blogger discovers the news is not good for John McCain in Colorado Springs, where a lifelong Republican on the city council says she is abandoning her party’s nominee to vote for Barack Obama this year. Further endangering McCain’s prospects in Colorado’s largest Republican stronghold, the pastor who replaced former GOP heavyweight Ted Haggard leading one of the city’s largest mega-churches is staying on the sidelines, urging his flock to vote “for any political party.” Seattle-based Timothy Egan visited Colorado Springs, dubbed “the Vatican of evangelical political power,” after the second presidential debate and comes to one...
  • Rich Galen: Associated Press - Note the First Three Letters

    10/07/2008 8:18:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 2,076+ views
    Townhall ^ | October 06, 2008 | Rich Galen
    I was lied to by a person representing himself as an AP reporter. And I don't like it one bit. Saturday night, I was sitting in my den at Mullings Central and I got a phone call from a guy named Doug Daniel who said he wrote for the AP. He asked if I had a few minutes to talk about Gov. Sarah Palin's comments earlier that day that Barack Obama "is palling around with terrorists." I told him what I thought, and he quoted me correctly as saying "There appears to be a newfound sense of confidence in Sarah...
  • Richard Cohen: Media Gives Palin a Pass (He's SERIOUS!!)

    10/06/2008 9:06:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,007+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Richard Cohen
    Reading William Kristol's column in The New York Times, I discover that Sarah Palin and I have something in common. Kristol, who was once Dan Quayle's chief of staff and therefore, shall we say, has a Mister Rogers approach to certain politicians, got Palin on the phone and reported Monday that she does not "have a very high opinion of the mainstream media." This is where we are in agreement. On account of Palin, neither do I. In the debate, she mischaracterized Barack Obama's tax plan and his offer to meet with foreign adversaries. She found whole new powers for...
  • New lows for Sen. Dodd, media

    10/03/2008 11:30:30 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 14 replies · 1,054+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | October 3, 2008 | Editorial
    Media bias? Nah. The Hartford Courant last week reported the results of the latest poll of Connecticut voters' opinions on Gov. M. Jodi Rell, Sens. Joseph Lieberman and Christopher Dodd, and the presidential candidates. The article focused primarily on Sen. Lieberman, whom the Courant once worshiped, but now despises for failing to follow the Democrats into the Land of the Loopy Left. Sen. Dodd, meanwhile, continued to get the benefit of the Courant's lapdoggery. Sen. Lieberman's numbers were reported every which way, and the poll's director capped them off with his two cents: "He's really polling as a weak Republican."...
  • Bailout passes: Pelosi promises show trials to pin blame on Repubs [VANITY]

    10/03/2008 10:53:01 AM PDT · by pabianice · 57 replies · 2,138+ views
    Fox News | 10/3/08
    No sooner had the $805B bail-out bill passed the House than Pelosi went to the TV cameras and promised show trials under Henry Waxman to pin the blame for this mess (on Republicans). She then praised Barney Frank's courage and leadership in delivering the country from the evil of Republicans in general and Wall Street in particular. Denny Hoyer then spoke of how we must never let the greedy lenders destroy the economy and that he is going to make sure that never happens again. James Clyburn assured viewers that Congress will make sure that no one loses their home...
  • Stock Market Extends Losses As Economic Concerns Persist (bailout does nothing for recession)

    10/02/2008 12:44:40 PM PDT · by Fred · 43 replies · 896+ views
    WSJ ^ | 100208 | PETER A. MCKAY
    Markets flashed signs of panic Thursday as evidence of recession mounted and banks remained wary of lending to one another. Stocks and commodities slid, prices for U.S. Treasury bonds and other safe-haven investments rose sharply, and European currencies slumped amid worries that economic weakness there will deepen. In the U.S., new data showed a seven-year high in jobless claims and a plunge in factory orders, underscoring the woes in non-financial sectors of this country's economy that have gotten relatively little attention amid the recent debate over a rescue package for troubled Wall Street firms. Traders welcomed the passage of that...
  • Asia: Don't Expect Bailout To Cure All(Dow down 296, S&P500 38)

    10/02/2008 12:05:42 PM PDT · by Fred · 11 replies · 500+ views ^ | 10.02.08, 6:30 AM ET | Tina Wang
    Asian investors placed little faith and credit in the U.S. Senate's passage of a revised bailout package; stock indexes in Japan, South Korea and Australia deepened their morning descent into the red as Thursday wore on. Markets were moving on signs of a intensified global downturn rather than on U.S. bailout developments, some analysts said. Hong Kong managed, however, to turn around its early losses in the final hour of trading. Japan's Nikkei 225 fell 1.9%, to 11,154.76 points, as manufacturers and financials slid. The broader Topix suffered an even steeper decline of 2.2%, to 1,076.97. Shares of Japanese automakers...
  • Greece joins bailout stampede as Germany vows no blank cheques (DOW DOWN 263 S&P500 DOWN 34)

    10/02/2008 11:08:32 AM PDT · by Fred · 4 replies · 608+ views ^ | 100208 | Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
    Greek officials said the state would cover "all bank deposits, whatever the amount." The move follows the dramatic decision by Ireland this week to guarantee the deposits and debts of its six biggest lenders in the most sweeping bank bail-out since the credit crisis began. "The whole of Europe will have to do same thing, otherwise Europe will have a split banking system," said Hans Redeker, currency chief at BNP Paribas. British banks are already facing a haemorrhage of deposits to Irish banks that now enjoy the AAA sovereign rating of the Irish state. Greece has so far escaped attention...
  • Vote Presses Lawmakers at Home (Dow Down 262 - S&P500 Down 33 way to go Senate)

    10/02/2008 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Fred · 19 replies · 674+ views
    Bill Manville says he is proud of his representative, freshman Democrat Nancy Boyda of Kansas, for helping vote down the $700 billion financial-rescue bill Monday. But the Winchester farmer and staunch Republican quickly adds that doesn't mean he will necessarily vote next month for Rep. Boyda -- a top target of Republican strategists. The size and timing of the rescue plan, a month before Election Day -- and with early balloting already under way in parts of the country -- made it the most consequential vote many House members say they have ever taken. The short-term economic consequences were quickly...
  • Dow futures are down; Asia markets are dropping

    10/01/2008 7:26:16 PM PDT · by CatOwner · 70 replies · 2,282+ views
    Dow futures are down -110 per Fox News post bailout vote. The Hang Seng just opened at the top of the hour and is already down 2.0%. The Nikkei was up 0.7% prior to the vote, and now it is down 1.1%. I think the Asia markets don't like this bill.
  • Senate to vote on bailout Wednesday (additions made by Senate)

    09/30/2008 8:08:08 PM PDT · by Fred · 87 replies · 2,914+ views
    Market Watch ^ | 10:00 p.m. EDT Sept. 30, 2008 | Ruth Mantell, Greg Robb & Robert Schroeder
    The package before the Senate will be similar to the House version, with these additions, the New York Times reported in its online edition: * The higher limit for insured bank deposits sought by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., which asked to raise the cap to $250,000 from $100,000, to quell opposition by individual and small-business depositors. * Tax breaks for businesses and alternative energy, part of a package that has been caught in a stalemate in the House of Representatives. The Senate version of the gridlocked tax legislation would cost more than $100 billion and extend and expand many...
  • Senate Is Set to Vote on Bailout Bill (renewable energy,atm tax credits, rich people surtax)

    09/30/2008 7:38:18 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies · 1,258+ views
    WSJ ^ | SEPTEMBER 30, 2008, 8:42 P.M. ET | COREY BOLES
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate is set to vote Wednesday evening on its version of the emergency financial rescue package rejected Monday by the House of Representatives, which will include an increase in the cap to the level of deposits in bank accounts insured by the federal government up to $250,000, a senior senate Democratic aide said Tuesday. The vote will also include the Senate version of an extension to a series of renewable energy and other business tax credits. There had been speculation throughout Tuesday that the Senate might move to act on the bailout legislation after a surprise...
  • Employee in Major Newsroom Says Editors Ignore Negative Obama Stories

    09/30/2008 5:33:53 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 2,044+ views ^ | 9-30-2008 |
  • DeFazio to co-introduce new bailout bill (Dems Steal Newt's Plan - Leave McCain in the Dirt)

    09/30/2008 2:20:47 PM PDT · by Fred · 34 replies · 1,947+ views
    Portland Business Journal ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 11:54 AM PDT | Portland Business Journal
    Oregon Rep. Peter DeFazio, a Eugene-area Democrat, plans to unveil a new financial industry bailout bill in the House at noon Tuesday. DeFazio, who voted against Monday’s failed Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, is backing the new measure with six other representatives. He blasted architects of the failed $700 billion bailout bill, saying the new measure isn’t based on the Bush administration’s bailout package. “Instead of throwing taxpayer dollars at the program and crossing our fingers that the plan work, the measure will direct the Administration to take five simple steps” suggested by former FDIC head William Isaac, DeFazio...
  • Ten reasons Republicans oppose the bail out (Newt Gingrich Quotes)

    09/30/2008 12:46:13 PM PDT · by Fred · 20 replies · 869+ views
    Gwinnett Gazette ^ | 093008 | xx
    1. This is the largest expansion of government in the history of the world. 2. When the surgeon screws up a procedure and you sue for malpractice, who do you hire for the next surgery to repair the damage? The "oversight board" that the bill purported to create consisted of the exact same people who let this happen in the first place. 3. We are willing to take a short term hit in order to prevent the next trillion dollar bail out, and the next, and so on, because we don't believe either Wall Street or the government should be...