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  • The World's Biggest Banks May Very Well Grow Even Larger

    02/23/2016 7:11:16 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    Fortune ^ | February 23, 2016 | Eleanor Bloxham
    Ever since the financial crisis, many outside the wealthy elite (sometimes referred to as populists) have argued that the largest banks are too big and too risky. Minneapolis Federal Reserve president Neel Kashkari recently echoed those beliefs.Yet if a new Federal Reserve proposal goes through, Wells Fargo and other large banks might get even bigger and riskier, adding billions to their balance sheets that could increase the banks’ risk profiles.The Federal Reserve says the proposal, which specifies the amount and kind of debt that systemically important large banks must hold, could help make sure that those banks can be wound...
  • Charge filed after I-45 shut down for marriage proposal (Houston)

    12/16/2015 11:34:39 AM PST · by simpson96 · 55 replies (ABC News) ^ | 12/15/2015 | staff
    HOUSTON (KTRK) -- Charges have been filed against a man who stopped traffic on a busy freeway for a marriage proposal.The proposal happened on the North Freeway near downtown Houston on Sunday. Eyewitness News learned Tuesday that Harris County District Attorney's Office is charging Vidal Valladares, 24, with obstruction of highway, a class b misdemeanor.We spoke with the couple on Tuesday, as Valladares said he was going downtown to answer to the charges."I'm feeling bad, and of course," said Valladares. "I'm wanting to apologize to everyone if I caused any problems. That wasn't my intention in the beginning. I just...
  • 'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ': Scott Walker tells how he proposed to his wife

    06/07/2015 10:08:26 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6-7-14 | Francesca Chambers
    Barbecue has a special place in Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's heart. The White House aspirant met his wife, Tonette, at a Wisconsin barbecue joint, Saz's, in Milwaukee, and took her back there four months later to propose. He reminisced about their courtship today while devouring a spare rib at a 'Roast and Ride' event in Boone, Iowa, 'I love ribs. Ribs and BBQ,' he told reporters after he finished his story. Walker had just finished helping employees of Lynch BBQ, the event catering company, prepare a rack of ribs when he professed his love for barbecue - and his spouse....
  • Hamas Rejects 'Final' Ceasefire Proposal: 'Death For Allah Is Our Most Exalted Wish'

    08/17/2014 12:25:54 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/16/14 | Daniel Nussbaum
    JERUSALEM - Hamas reportedly rejected a comprehensive, 11-clause long term ceasefire proposal on Saturday. Egypt has warned that this proposal will be its final effort to secure a lasting end to the Israel-Gaza conflict. According to details leaked by Egyptian newspaper al-Shorouk, the 11-clause proposal contained several key concessions to the Palestinian delegation, including the opening of border crossings between Israel and Gaza, the elimination of the so-called "buffer zones" along the Israel-Gaza border, the extension of the fishing zone to 12 miles off the Gazan coast, and the assistance of Israel and the Palestinian Authority in rebuilding the infrastructure...
  • If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?

    05/05/2014 6:57:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 05/05/2014 | CONNIE CASS, Associated Press
    <p>Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington's famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. He lured his girlfriend there on the pretext of buying a painting of the blooms. Then he surprised her by dropping to one knee and proposing.</p>
  • Ariz. Bill Decried As License to Discriminate

    02/20/2014 9:16:54 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    NBC News ^ | February 20, 2014 | MSN
    PHOENIX — The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays and others, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
  • Fed Unanimously Adopts Bank Liquidity Proposal

    10/29/2013 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Son House · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 24, 2013 | Reuters
    The banks would hold a buffer of liquid assets - such as government bonds - to draw on to ensure they can meet withdrawals by depositors, to post collateral due to credit rating downgrades and to meet other needs. U.S. government debt and excess reserves held at the Fed are deemed the most liquid under the Fed's proposal, while claims on government-sponsored enterprises, such as mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are less liquid and may make up only 40 percent of the buffer.
  • NO DEAL: Obama Rejects GOP’s Compromise Proposal of Short-Term Debt Limit Increase

    10/10/2013 3:36:03 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 29 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-10-2013 | Jason Howerton
    President Barack Obama rejected the GOP’s short-term debt limit plan because it does not also end the partial government shutdown, the New York Times reports. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) reportedly left Thursday’s meeting at the White House with Obama without issuing a public comment to the press. Even though House Republicans softened their long-standing demands, Obama’s rejection isn’t entirely a shock given that Senate Democrats had already declared it unacceptable on Thursday. “Not going to happen,” declared Majority Leader Harry Reid, standing outside the White House after he and fellow Democrats met with President Barack Obama. Reid referred to...
  • Woman flips the bird in couple's proposal photos

    09/27/2013 12:37:35 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 87 replies
    WTOP Sports ^ | Thursday - 9/26/2013, 2:58pm ET | Mike Murillo
    WASHINGTON - As far as Molly Ryan knew, she was headed to Coors Field in Denver with her family to see the Rockies take on the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ryan's parents and her boyfriend, Kenny Lovelace, knew this was more than just a family outing. This was the night Lovelace was going to ask Ryan to become his wife. ... Ryan said "yes" and fans nearby cheered for the couple -- everyone but the older couple, that is. They continued to look unamused by the event. In fact, unbeknownst to Mullins, another woman who was there with them retrieved a security...
  • Russia's Syria Proposal: US Must Pledge Not to Use Force, and Assad Regime Can't Be Blamed for

    09/10/2013 8:30:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 9/10/13 | Patrick Goodenough
    ( – Pushing ahead his proposal to avert military strikes against his ally in Damascus by having it surrender its chemical weapons stocks, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday the initiative would only be feasible if the U.S. pledges not to use force. The plan will only work, he said in a statement released on the Kremlin website, “if the United States and other nations supporting it tell us that they’re giving up their plan to use force against Syria.” “You can’t really ask Syria, or any other country, to disarm unilaterally while military action against it is being contemplated.”...
  • Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control

    09/10/2013 4:24:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 81 replies
    Interfax ^ | September 10, 2013
    (Headline only) Breaking News: Syria accepts Russian proposal to put chemical weapons under international control - Interfax
  • Obama: Russia's Proposal is Significant, but I'm Skeptical

    09/09/2013 6:45:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    inn ^ | 9/9/13 | Elad Benari
    President Barack Obama’s media blitz began on Monday evening, as he gave interviews to six television networks in which he presented his case on Syria. In his interview with NBC News, Obama called a Russian proposal for Syria to turn over control of its chemical weapons to international monitors in order to avoid a military strike a “potentially positive development” that could represent a “significant breakthrough.” At the same time, he said, he remains skeptical that the Syrian government would follow through on its obligations based on its recent track record. “Between the statements that we saw from the Russians--...
  • Gang of 8 Republicans Reject Senate Conservatives' Request for Immigration Proposal Briefing

    04/09/2013 10:58:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 41 replies ^ | 4-9-2013 | Matthew Boyle
    The Republican members of the bipartisan Senate “Gang of Eight” have passed the deadline for Senate Judiciary Committee ranking GOP member Sen. Chuck Grassley’s request for a briefing on their coming immigration reform bill. Last week, Grassley (R-IA) and his conservative committee colleagues Sens. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), and Mike Lee (R-UT) wrote to “Gang of Eight” senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), John McCain (R-AZ), and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), asking them to champion a transparent immigration reform process complete with thorough hearings examining each facet of any legislation those “Gang” Republicans and their Democratic counterparts develop....
  • California budget proposal would end a science requirement

    06/05/2012 10:20:29 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 6/6/12 | Teresa Watanabe
    A little-noticed proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to eliminate the second year of science as a high school graduation requirement is sparking concern among educators who fear it could deepen the academic divide among students and further erode the state's scientific and technological leadership. The recommendation in Brown's revised May budget is aimed at freeing the state from reimbursing local school districts for the $250-million annual cost of the second-year science course. The state has not made any payouts to school districts since the requirement was ruled a mandate in 2005, so California owes public school systems $2.5 billion in
  • World's first live lip dub marriage proposal.

    05/27/2012 5:21:31 PM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    Just for fun on a Sunday night, a very cute video of a marriage proposal...
  • A proposal for honest elections

    03/15/2012 9:17:42 PM PDT · by stump56 · 21 replies
    vanity | self
    As I watch the election cycle with PACs and Super PACs and the never ending spin of paid consultants, who have no loyalty to our constitution, I have a modest proposal for Freeperdom to consider. How about restricting donations to political campaigns only to those who can vote for the candidate? If we did this, it takes out the corruption and brings back the citizen politician. I have heard this idea kicked about by a few of my friends. Is there anyone else who thinks this is a good idea. Or, do other Freepers know why this could be a...
  • WATCH: Champion swimmer proposes to girlfriend on gold medal podium

    02/15/2012 6:16:38 AM PST · by metmom · 11 replies
    The Score ^ | Mon, Feb 13, 2012 | Chris Chase
    FIRST, USA NATIONAL swimmer Matt Grevers won a gold medal in the Missouri Grand Prix. Then, he proposed to his girlfriend and swim teammate from the medal podium. Grevers dropped to his knee in front of TV cameras and cheering fans to ask Annie Chandler – who had just congratulated him on his win – to marry him. He was helped along the way by his elder brother, who sneaked him the diamond ring while he stood on the stand.
  • President Obama's Deferral Proposal: Hamstringing American Companies, Reducing American Jobs (video)

    08/21/2011 5:26:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 11, 2009 | Cato Institute/Dan Mitchell
    President Obama's proposal to severely restrict "deferral" will cause a significant tax increase on American companies trying to earn market share in other nations. For all intents and purposes, the White House plan is protectionism, but the target is American companies rather than their foreign rivals. This Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation video explains why this misguided policy will reduce exports from America and reduce jobs in America. For more information:
  • Greatest Marriage Proposal EVER!!! (video)

    05/30/2011 9:01:18 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 16, 2011 | MattandGinny
    My girlfriend Ginny gets taken to the movie theater to see "Fast Five". After a preview for the Hangover 2, a trailer for a movie comes on. A trailer I made of her father and I where I ask her father for her hand in marriage...
  • Merkel backs proposal to end nuclear power in 2022

    05/21/2011 9:37:02 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 5/21/11 | AFP
    ANDECHS, Germany (AFP) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that 2022 was "a good time" for Germany to end nuclear power, backing a proposal by the Bavarian wing of her party. ... Following the earthquake and tsunami which wrecked the Japanese nuclear plant of Fukushima in March, Merkel ordered the closure for three months of Germany's seven oldest reactors. She also announced a moratorium for the same period of an earlier decision by her government to extend the lifetime of Germany's 17 reactors by an average of 12 years.
  • Shoppers' shock as man proposes in mall food court... and is REJECTED

    05/17/2011 6:07:14 AM PDT · by rawhide · 45 replies ^ | 5-17-11 | Anna Edwards
    This romantic had clearly put in a lot of effort to propose to his girlfriend. He had picked out the ring, rehearsed a song, practised a touching speech and had even took his beloved back to the place where they met so he could pop the question. But as he met her outside a fast food shop in a shopping mall, perhaps he should have guessed that getting down on bended knee in front of whooping shoppers might not strike quite the right note. He is joined by a guitarist, who accompanies him as he bursts into song, serenading the...
  • Fed unveils proposal on mortgage standards

    04/19/2011 9:25:22 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/19/11 | Dave Clarke - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lenders would be required to make sure prospective borrowers have the ability to repay their mortgages before giving them a loan, under a proposal released by the Federal Reserve on Tuesday. The rule, which is required by the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, is intended to tighten lending standards and combat home lending abuses that contributed to the 2007-2009 financial crisis. The rule would establish minimum underwriting standards for most mortgages and lenders could be sued by the borrower if they do not take the proper steps to check a borrowers ability to repay the loan. The law...
  • Obama Defends Budget Proposal, Lies Repeatedly

    02/15/2011 6:43:24 PM PST · by Nachum · 17 replies
    town hall ^ | 2/15/11 | Guy Benson
    In which the President of the United States uncorks one bald, falsifiable claim after another regarding his calamitous budget proposal: "[My budget] puts us on a path to pay for what we spend by the middle of the decade." To the average American, that sounds like we'll balance the nation's ledger within five years. If you parse the sentence carefully, though, you'll notice that the president only makes the questionable claim that his blueprint will "put us on a path" toward that goal -- which it never comes close to achieving. I'm once again compelled to quote ABC News' Jake...
  • Obama may have to produce birth certificate if he wants to run for President in 2012

    01/26/2011 1:00:14 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 82 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 6:26 PM on 26th January 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    President Barack Obama may have to produce his birth certificate if he wants to run for the White House in 2012, it emerged today. Arizona Republican Judy Burges has introduced a bill which requires candidates to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office. The proposal needs only 16 votes in the Senate to pass into law and just 31 votes to clear the House of Representatives.
  • Playboy mansion? More like a squalid prison

    12/30/2010 9:39:11 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 83 replies · 99+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:43 PM on 30th December 2010 | By David Leafe
    The marriage proposal was apparently a rather romantic affair. On Christmas Eve, the couple watched a late-night movie together and then exchanged gifts: for him a framed photograph of their King Charles Spaniel, for her an engagement ring. ‘She burst into tears,’ he revealed on Twitter at the weekend. ‘This is the happiest Christmas in memory.’ ‘The most memorable Christmas ever,’ she tweeted in agreement. ‘I love him.’ All of which might be rather more touching if the ­prospective groom was not Playboy tycoon Hugh Hefner who, at 84, is 60 years older than his fiancée, a platinum blonde model...
  • Proposal to tax billboard supergraphics heads to L.A. City Council committee for a vote

    10/17/2010 4:13:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10/117/10 | David Zahniser
    A plan to ask voters to impose a new tax on outdoor advertisements heads to a committee of the Los Angeles City Council this week. The council’s Budget and Finance Committee is scheduled to meet Monday to review a plan to seek a 12% excise tax on billboards and supergraphics, which are vinyl images stretched across the sides of buildings.
  • Obama touts $50 billion transportation proposal

    10/11/2010 8:39:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/11/10 | AP
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is pushing a $50 billion plan to upgrade the nation's transportation networks and create jobs, bringing governors and mayors to the White House to help him make the case. Obama said Monday that clogged roads and crumbling infrastructure are costing American lives, eroding productivity and hindering economic growth. He spoke from the Rose Garden after meeting with state and local officials and Cabinet officials, who stood behind him for his comments.
  • Presidential Candidates Submit Handwritten Copy of Constitution

    09/10/2010 5:41:57 AM PDT · by Cowman · 14 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 9, 2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Proposal: Presidential Candidates Submit Handwritten Copy of Constitution Posted on September 9, 2010 at 5:27pm by Jonathon M. Seidl What if the president had to hand-write a copy of the Constitution before he took office? That’s the question Dr. David Corbin and Dr. Matthew Parks of The King’s College-New York City are asking. Corbin is an associate professor of politics, while Parks is the assistant provost. According to them, the presidential oath “to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States” is one that should be taken very seriously. But “you can’t do this if you don’t know...
  • Monaco's Prince Albert FINALLY to settle down as he proposes to girlfriend Charlene

    06/23/2010 9:05:14 AM PDT · by Niuhuru · 51 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 3:28 PM on 23rd June 2010 | Unknown
    If she takes up swimming again, she won't be able to wear her engagement ring in the pool - she'd surely sink. Prince Albert of Monaco has proposed to South African former swimmer Charlene Wittstock - giving her a ring that more than makes up for his reputation as an eternal playboy. The royal palace said in a statement that the engagement was announced today between the 52-year-old prince and 32-year-old Wittstock.
  • Girlfriend killed by lightning minutes before Knoxville man's proposal

    06/08/2010 1:58:31 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies · 76+ views
    WATE ^ | 6/7/10 | Harlow Sumerford
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A Knoxville man was minutes from proposing to his girlfriend on a hike in Western North Carolina Friday when she was struck and killed by lightning. "Everything went black. I was spun 180 degrees, thrown several feet back. My legs turned to jelly. My shoes were smoking and the bottom of my feet felt like they were on fire," Richard Butler said. For a moment, he said he thought he was the only one hit by the bolt of lightning. However, it was his girlfriend Bethany Lott, 25, who took the direct hit. She was hiking just...
  • For rain or shine ... Meteorologist gets on-air proposal

    12/28/2009 6:09:04 PM PST · by rawhide · 9 replies · 979+ views ^ | 4:26 p.m. Monday, December 28, 2009
    This forecast calls for sunny bliss. Weather Channel meteorologist Kim Perez was stunned Sunday night when her boyfriend interrupted her live broadcast with a marriage proposal. Her boyfriend, Kennesaw police Sgt. Marty Cunningham, had set up the surprise with the producers and crew. They added music and a background with the words, "Will you marry me?" Watch the proposal and Perez's reaction here. Perez was a weather forecaster and observer in the Air Force before joining the Atlanta-based Weather Channel.
  • Death penalty for gays? Uganda debates proposal

    12/08/2009 11:11:38 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 21 replies · 1,072+ views
    AP/Breitbart ^ | 12/08/09 | KATHARINE HOURELD and GODFREY OLUKYA
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - Proposed legislation would impose the death penalty for some gay Ugandans, and their family and friends could face up to seven years in jail if they fail to report them to authorities. Even landlords could be imprisoned for renting to homosexuals. Gay rights activists say the bill, which has prompted growing international opposition, promotes hatred and could set back efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. They believe the bill is part of a continentwide backlash because Africa's gay community is becoming more vocal. "It's a question of visibility," said David Cato, who became an activist after he was...
  • Pandemic guideline proposal causing a stir ( Florida's obamacare like death panels )

    10/20/2009 4:03:16 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 59 replies · 2,633+ views
    Fox Orlando ^ | October 20th | MELISSA DIPANE
    ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - A proposed state guideline for dealing with an influenza pandemic is causing quite a stir. The Florida Department of Health is proposing that health care providers, notably hospitals, pull the plug on the most critically-ill patients in order to treat "healthier" patients.
  • Man Proposes To Woman Right Before Head-On Crash

    09/15/2009 10:58:10 PM PDT · by prisoner6 · 37 replies · 2,898+ views
    WTAE TV Pittsburgh ^ | 09/15/2009 | NA
    Man Proposes To Woman Right Before Head-On Crash Crash Victims In Washington County Flown To Hospital CLAYSVILLE, Pa. -- A head-on crash in Washington County sent five people to the emergency room Tuesday night. Police say a man driving a pickup truck had just proposed to his female passenger and was leaning over to kiss her when the vehicle drifted into oncoming traffic. A pickup truck traveling westbound on Route 40 crossed into the eastbound lanes near Cunningham Road, colliding with an oncoming car, authorities said. Police said the man driving the truck had just proposed to his female passenger...
  • CA: New sanctuary proposal on protecting youths

    08/18/2009 2:13:31 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 423+ views ^ | 8/18/09 | Marisa Lagos and John Coté
    A San Francisco supervisor's proposed legislation would make it more difficult for officials to hand over undocumented youths suspected of crimes to federal immigration authorities, a policy that, if approved, could have far-reaching impacts. The proposed law would require that juvenile suspects be convicted of a felony before San Francisco officials contact federal immigration authorities - unless the suspect is charged as an adult. Currently, immigration authorities are contacted at the time of a felony arrest - a change implemented last year by Mayor Gavin Newsom after the city's sanctuary city policy made national headlines. Newsom's change angered many in...
  • Movie Review of "The Proposal:" Sarah Palin is Irritating. (Not joking - a movie review)

    06/19/2009 12:50:19 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 27 replies · 1,648+ views ^ | 6-19-09 | Dave White @
    Yes, folks, the MOVIE REVIEW of "The Proposal," opening this weekend and starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, includes a direct shot at Sarah Palin. --------------------------------------------------------- Grade: C- Who's In It: Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds, Betty White, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Denis O'Hare, Malin Akerman, Oscar Nunez The Basics: Sandra B is the high-powered book editor who gets reluctant best-selling authors on Oprah and who rules over her own kingdom with an iron fist. Ryan Reynolds is her resentful, beleaguered assistant. But when the Canadian-born lady-boss violates her work visa and is threatened with deportation, she forces her underling...
  • Globe Guild rejects contract proposal, 277-265

    06/08/2009 7:40:32 PM PDT · by anniegetyourgun · 16 replies · 685+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 6/8/09 | Jessica Heslam and Christine McConville
    The Boston Globe’s biggest union last night refused to bow to contract concessions demanded by its New York corporate masters in a high-risk slap that dares management to make good on threats to impose a 23-percent pay cut or even shutter the struggling broadsheet. It was a close vote but the Boston Newspaper Guild rejected the company’s contract proposal by a vote of 277-265. Guild members dared management to impose a draconian 23 percent pay cut rather than accepting the company’s 8.4 percent salary cut and drastically reduced benefits.
  • Another day, another Schwarzenegger proposal to slash billions from state programs

    05/29/2009 1:41:26 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 70 replies · 1,740+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 5/29/09 | Mike Zapler
    SACRAMENTO — For the third time in as many weeks Friday, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is slashing state programs by billions of dollars to wipe out a deficit that seems to be growing by the day. The cuts would eliminate in-home nursing for all but the neediest patients, such as those who can't breathe or walk on their own. The proposal would grab $550 million from counties that's currently used to provide social services for the poor. And it would cut funding for schools and community colleges by an additional $680 million, bringing the total education cuts Schwarzenegger has suggested to...
  • Proposal would require all to have health coverage (House Democrats are crafting a plan)

    05/14/2009 2:31:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 670+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/13/09 | Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Erica Werner - ap
    WASHINGTON – House Democrats are crafting a plan that would require all Americans to carry health insurance and would help families making less than $88,000 pay the premiums. Employers, too, would have to help foot the bill. It's the latest development in President Barack Obama's push to fix the ailing U.S. health care system by getting the government more deeply involved. Obama has said the final legislation must rein in costs, guarantee choice of health plans and medical providers, and ensure that all Americans have access to affordable coverage. But he's leaving it to Congress to work out the details.
  • Obama promises 'sober' budget

    02/21/2009 1:21:45 PM PST · by topfile · 56 replies · 1,312+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Christina Bellantoni
    President Obama trumpeted the paycheck tax cut portion of his economic stimulus plan Saturday morning, also using his weekly radio address to preview his first federal budget that he said would be "sober" and mindful of the deficit. Mr. Obama said the fiscal year 2010 budget he will submit to Congress on Thursday will be "sober in its assessments, honest in its accounting." The blueprint for all the federal government's spending "lays out in detail my strategy for investing in what we need, cutting what we don't, and restoring fiscal discipline," the president said
  • Nickel-a-drink tax hike proposal unwelcome at Inland bars (<(drink)>)

    01/06/2009 11:17:03 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 675+ views
    Riverside Press-Enterprise ^ | 1/6/09 | Sean Nealon and Jim Miller
    Complaining that they already have been hit hard by the ailing economy, many Inland bar owners are upset by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to raise taxes on cocktails, beer and wine purchased at bars. "It's awful," said Paula Jones, owner of Arts Bar & Grill in downtown Riverside. Business has dropped 30 percent the past year, the worst decline Jones has seen in 25 years of owning the bar, she said. The nickel-a-drink tax is part of Schwarzenegger's plan to solve a nearly $40 billion state budget shortfall projected through June 2010. If approved by the Legislature in the coming...
  • Woman swept to sea during proposal on Oregon coast

    12/04/2008 4:10:43 PM PST · by BGHater · 99 replies · 2,979+ views
    AP ^ | 04 Dec 2008 | AP
    A romantic marriage proposal on the Oregon coast turned deadly for the bride-to-be when a wave swept her out to sea. Scott Napper had taken 22-year-old Leafil Alforque to Proposal Rock near Neskowin Beach to pop the question at a place that got its name from couples ready to marry. Napper and Alforque had been dating since they met on the Internet in 2005. But Alforque had arrived in Oregon on a visa from the Philippines just three days before the fateful trip to the coast. Napper said the tide had receded around Proposal Rock on Saturday when the couple...
  • Immigration Proposal

    11/16/2008 3:21:11 PM PST · by teddyrooseveltismyhero · 14 replies · 462+ views ^ | 11/05/2008 | Jose Gomez
    IMMIGRATION REFORM IN THE UNITED STATES: Ordinary People: · Report any activity of illegal aliens that you witness to ICE/Immigration. · Report businesses or landlords that employ or rent to any illegal aliens. · Don't employ or rent to any illegal aliens. Verify that they are US citizens/legal residents by making them provide documentation. US Government: · Set aside 18 billion dollars to build a 30 feet border with electrical current between Mexico/united states. · Designate certain areas as mine zones between the US and Mexico. · Fund more technology such as x-ray cameras to inspect trucks/cars. · Employ 250,000...
  • McCain´s Health Care Proposal is Excellent; So Why Is His Defense of It So Lame?

    10/17/2008 6:23:47 PM PDT · by Son House · 7 replies · 415+ views
    The American Chronicle ^ | October 15, 2008 | By Dan Calabrese
    John McCain´s health care reform proposal was pretty impressive until he demonstrated his complete inability to defend it against a very weak attack. It sort of makes you wonder if McCain really knows how his own proposal works. Barack Obama is running around saying – and running ads to the effect – that McCain wants to institute a tax on employer-provided health insurance. This is what we used to call a Clinton truth. It is technically true, but designed to mislead. McCain´s plan recognizes that people´s reliance on their employers for health care benefits is the root of all kinds...
  • Text of Draft Proposal for $700 Billion Bailout Plan

    09/20/2008 10:17:51 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 222 replies · 1,907+ views
    me | September 20, 2008 | White House
    LEGISLATIVE PROPOSAL FOR TREASURY AUTHORITY TO PURCHASE MORTGAGE-RELATED ASSETS Section 1. Short Title. This Act may be cited as ____________________. Sec. 2. Purchases of Mortgage-Related Assets. (a) Authority to Purchase.--The Secretary is authorized to purchase, and to make and fund commitments to purchase, on such terms and conditions as determined by the Secretary, mortgage-related assets from any financial institution having its headquarters in the United States. (b) Necessary Actions.--The Secretary is authorized to take such actions as the Secretary deems necessary to carry out the authorities in this Act, including, without limitation: (1) appointing such employees as may be required...
  • TxDOT will recommend no new roads for I-69/TTC

    06/20/2008 5:54:37 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies · 239+ views
    The Nueces County Record Star ^ | June 19, 2008 | Tim Olmeda
    The controversial project known as Interstate 69/TransTexas Corridor became a little less so last week after the Texas Department of Transportation announced it would recommend utilizing existing highway routes rather than building new ones. The announcement comes after months of public meetings during which residents along the path of the proposed path of Interstate 69/TTC voiced varying concerns. TxDOT has designated four priority corridors to address the state's transportation needs in the next decade. "The preliminary basis for this decision centers on the review of nearly 28,000 public comments made on the Tier One Draft Environmental Impact Statement," TxDOT Executive...
  • CA: Proposal would change LA police policy on illegal immigrants

    04/11/2008 4:46:11 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 51+ views
    A proposal put to the City Council on Friday would allow police to investigate the immigration status of gang members so those in the country illegally can be reported to federal authorities. Councilman Dennis Zine's proposal comes about a month after a high school football player was fatally shot, allegedly by an illegal immigrant gang member who had just been released from jail. Zine's motion would amend a Police Department policy that bars officers from asking people about their immigration status in many situations. Advocates of the policy say the change would make immigrants fearful of police.
  • Proposal would expand Security Council

    03/21/2008 11:27:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 51 replies · 623+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/08 | Edith M. Lederer - ap
    UNITED NATIONS - An interim proposal to tackle the divisive issue of Security Council reform would expand the U.N.'s most powerful body from 15 to 22 members but leave it up to the 192 U.N. member states to decide which countries should fill them. The proposal, obtained Friday by The Associated Press, also leaves it up to U.N. members to decide how long the new seats should be held — with suggestions of two years, five years and permanently offered as possible options. It leaves the contentious issue of veto power to future negotiations. There is strong support for enlarging...
  • What Does Barack Obama Have In Common With Cartoon Character Bob the Builder?

    03/03/2008 9:38:51 AM PST · by GoodTimes · 3 replies · 114+ views
    BarniReport ^ | 3/2/2008 | Michael Barni
    Children universally seem to love Bob the Builder. He is certainly an enthusiastic and optimistic, animated construction manager with an almost magical ability to inspire 2 year-olds everywhere. Kids clamor for his adventuring spirit which is capable of marshalling impressive resources out of, seemingly, nothing at all. Bob's mantra; "Yes we can!" Sound familiar?
  • America Supports You: Airman Flies High After Surprise Proposal

    01/24/2008 3:57:46 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 91+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Samantha L. Quigley
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2008 – Simply communicating while deployed to Iraq can be challenging for servicemembers, but one airman discovered that trying to plan a surprise marriage proposal was nearly impossible. But help from several sources led to Air Force Senior Airman Robert Blackburn popping the question to his girlfriend, D’Ann Campbell, Jan. 18. “It was really hard for me to even get on the Internet over there,” said Blackburn, 22, who recently returned to his duty station at Hill Air Force Base, in Utah. But Blackburn’s moving request and a friend’s testimony submitted to “Dallas is Love,” a...