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  • The Art of the Deal-Breaker

    02/01/2016 11:33:34 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    The National Review ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jim Geraghty
    For the past year, one political power player after another has tried to negotiate with Donald Trump, and gotten bitten for the effort. Yet, like lemmings, each successive figure stepped up to meet the same fate, convinced despite all available evidence that gravity would give them a better deal. These movers and shakers seemed to think they could control Trump, and attempted to reach a bargain with the man who wrote The Art of the Deal. It did not end well for any of them. Ted Cruz bent over backward to avoid criticizing Trump, in hopes that the billionaire's campaign...
  • Carney: Obama Open To "Petite Bargain" On Budget That Would End Sequester

    03/04/2013 3:52:50 PM PST · by Nachum · 11 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 3/4/13 | JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS
    JONATHAN KARL, ABC NEWS: So on that offer, I mean, you’re absolutely right that some prominent Republicans have come out in recent days and said that they could live with a plan that increased tax revenue -- not to replace the sequester, but as part of kind of a renewed effort at the grand bargain. So are we going to see an effort -- JAY CARNEY, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: But that would eliminate the sequester, which the whole -- the whole idea behind the -- KARL: But it would be bigger than just eliminate. You’re exactly right. But it...
  • LA Gas Prices Have Their Highs and Lows

    03/06/2012 6:27:43 PM PST · by kingu · 15 replies
    KABC TV Los Angeles ^ | Feb 24, 2012 | Jacob Rascon and John Simerson
    By If you drive around Los Angeles, you’ll find gas prices all over the map. From the high $3 range to - yes, it’s true - more than $5 in some spots. And no one is happy about it. "Very upset," Israel Valenzuela said after buying gas for more than $5 a gallon at a Mobil station in Hacienda Heights. "I’m so angry at the government." So why did he pay so much? "Because I was on empty," he said. "It was just on fumes, so I had to stop here." The worst part about it was that Valenzuela could...
  • Lawmakers secretly working on bipartisan deficit grand-bargain

    03/04/2012 1:23:09 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/04/12 | Erik Wasson
    Lawmakers secretly working on bipartisan deficit grand-bargainBy Erik Wasson - 03/04/12 05:30 AM ET A small, bipartisan group of lawmakers in both the House and Senate are secretly drafting deficit grand bargain legislation that cuts entitlements and raises new revenue. Sources said that the task of actually writing the bills is well underway, but core participants in the regular meetings do not yet know when the bills can be unveiled. The core House group of roughly 10 negotiators is derived from a larger Gang of 100 lawmakers led by Reps. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) and Health Shuler (D-N.C.), who urged the...
  • No Christie, No Bargain (NY Time's Tom Friedman Laments Gov. Christie's Decision Not to Run)

    10/05/2011 6:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies · 1+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | 10/05/2011 | Thomas Friedman
    Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey isn’t going to run. That’s too bad. He had a chance to rescue the Republican Party from its dash to the cliff and make President Obama a better leader, too. Here’s why: When the G.O.P. presidential candidates were asked during their debate on Aug. 11 whether any of them would accept a budget deal that involved $10 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases — and they all said no — the Republican Party officially became a danger to itself and to the country. The G.O.P. became a danger to the country...
  • (no budget) Reid: Would consider entitlement cuts in big deal ('grand bargain' has tax increases)

    07/12/2011 3:54:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies ^ | 7/12/11
    Reid: Would consider entitlement cuts in big dealJuly 12, 2011 WASHINGTON—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he would consider cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security if they were part of a "grand bargain' that includes tax increases. Tweet Be the first to Tweet this!.ShareThis .Reid defined a "grand bargain" as a plan that reduces future deficits by $4 trillion, the number used by President Barack Obama. Republican leaders oppose tax increases, so negotiators are focusing on more modest proposals. Reid has resisted cuts to the major benefit programs, and previously said that Social Security should not be part of...
  • Lookin' for a cheap date? Try Wal-Mart

    04/08/2005 12:43:28 PM PDT · by BJClinton · 79 replies · 3,364+ views
    CNN Money ^ | 04/08/2005 | Parija Bhatnagar
    The food, makeup, underwear is at "Everyday low prices" but a Wal-Mart "date" could be for free. Wal-Mart's taking on the role of retail matchmaker to some of its customers. NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Just when you thought you'd heard it all from the king of discount shopping, Wal-Mart is now pitching itself as the new dating hot spot -- with everyday low prices to boot.
  • Man buys nearly 125,000 bottles of wine at auction for $100

    01/18/2005 12:59:53 PM PST · by mhking · 23 replies · 1,029+ views
    Ken Jacques just bought nearly 125,000 bottles of wine for $100. That's less than a penny a dozen. And this isn't cheap wine, either. It sells for $9 to $15 a bottle at your local store. It all started when the 46-year-old San Luis Obispo wine distributor was sued. That led to a countersuit, which led to a six-figure monetary award for him, which led to a bizarre auction that ultimately found Jacques bidding alone. Here's how it went down. James Estate Winery in 2002 signed Jacques' company, Evaki Inc., to market its Australian products in the United States. But...
  • Iran denies to have welcomed Kerry's nuke offer

    10/10/2004 6:01:16 AM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 9 replies · 501+ views
    IranMania ^ | Sunday, October 10, 2004
    LONDON, Oct 10 (IranMania) - A senior Iranian official Sunday denied a report which said Tehran would welcome Senator John Kerry`s proposal for a 'great bargain' to solve dispute over Iran's nuclear program, Iran's State News Agency (IRNA) reported. "US presidential candidate John Kerry`s proposal is part of his electoral campaigning and we are not interested in being drawn into such issues," head of the foreign policy committee at Iran`s Supreme National Security Council Hossein Mousavian said. Reuters news agency had quoted him as having welcomed the proposal, virtually made by vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards. Edwards had said...
  • Iran Would Welcome Kerry Camp Proposal-Official

    10/09/2004 11:31:16 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 30 replies · 583+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sat Oct 9, 2004 | Parisa Hafezi
    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran would welcome a proposal by U.S. presidential candidate Senator John Kerry's running mate for a "great bargain" to solve the dispute over Tehran's nuclear program, a senior Iranian official said on Saturday. Vice presidential candidate Senator John Edwards has said that Kerry, a Democrat, would be willing to supply Iran with nuclear fuel for power generation if Tehran abandons its own fuel-making capability - if Iran did not accept this offer, it would confirm Iran wanted to make an atom bomb. Iran earlier rejected the proposal, saying it would be "irrational" for Iran to jeopardize what...
  • No Bargain

    09/01/2004 10:56:47 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 19 replies · 565+ views ^ | Tom Donnelly
    IN AN INTERVIEW with the Washington Post published yesterday, Democratic vice-presidential nominee John Edwards promised that a Kerry administration would offer a "grand bargain" to the totalitarian theocracy in Iran. This "grand bargain" would allow the Islamic state to keep its nuclear power plants in exchange for a promise to give up the kind of nuclear fuel used to make bombs. This is a dangerous proposal and should receive close scrutiny. First, the Kerry team has apparently learned nothing from the disastrous deal the Clinton administration made with North Korea back in the 1990s. Edwards's proposal for a "grand bargain"...
  • Senators Bargain on Internet Access Taxes

    03/15/2004 3:50:07 PM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 147+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/15/04 | Brian Krebs
    Senators Bargain on Internet Access Taxes Mon Mar 15,12:48 PM ET By Brian Krebs, Staff Writer U.S. senators sparring over an effort to renew a ban on Internet access taxes agreed late last week that it would not affect taxes on Internet-based telephone calls, a key sticking point that has stalled congressional action on the measure for months.

    07/14/2002 10:44:47 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 27 replies · 757+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With many stocks selling at prices that are mere fractions of what they were a couple of years ago, it seems like a good time to pick up bargains. But many analysts keep talking about how stocks remain overvalued. So, how can you tell when a low price is a bargain and when it's not? The first place to look typically is the earnings, but that's not encouraging right now for reasons that are valid and others that are less so. Stocks still look expensive when their share prices are divided by their annual earnings per share....
  • Slight Problem with New Submarine - It Leaks

    03/10/2002 2:51:10 AM PST · by petuniasevan · 19 replies · 335+ views
    Slight Problem with New Submarine - It LeaksFri Mar 8, 7:21 AM ETOTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's decision to buy four cut-price submarines from Britain looked a little soggy after one of the vessels sprang two leaks on its very first training exercise. Commander Bill Woodburn, in charge of Canada's submarines, insisted on Thursday that HMCS Windsor had been in no danger during Monday's exercise. But the problem was a further embarrassment for a purchase that is becoming a public relations nightmare. The Windsor is one of four mothballed diesel-powered submarines that Canada bought from Britain in 1998 for C$750 million...