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  • NY in Medi-$hambles

    05/29/2013 5:27:48 PM PDT · by PMAS · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 29, 2013 | Michael Goodwin
    There’s often magic and meaning in round numbers: The Dow index passes 15,000, a baseball player hits .300, crime falls to 50-year lows. Here’s a milestone that tells a different kind of story: The number of people on Medicaid in New York City has passed 3 million. As records go, this one carries a dubious distinction — and a red alert about the future. The rise in enrollment, from 2.5 million in 2005, to 2.9 million in 2011, to 3.1 million today, adds another headache for the next mayor. In a city of 8.3 million people, that over 37 percent...
  • Citi On The Election: "Ignore Pundits & Partisans; HuffPo Data Says Obama"

    10/19/2012 6:37:49 AM PDT · by PMAS · 13 replies
    ZeroHedge.com ^ | 10/18/12 | ZeroHedge
    With less than 20 days to go to the election, the Presidential race has tightened following Romney's performances in the debates, as the Republican challenger has overtaken the president in the national averages for the first time this year (and RealClearPolitics has him with an edge in the electoral college also). But ever the fair-and-balance bank, Citi believes that Obama's advantages remain substantial, as an incumbent president in an improving economic environment. In this broad discussion, the Pandit-less bank addresses 'the data' driving their Obama call, what would have to happen for a Romney win, the Senate and House split,...
  • Mother of Fallen SEAL: White House Leaks Threaten Lives

    10/10/2012 9:36:58 PM PDT · by PMAS · 3 replies
    Veterans For A Strong America ^ | Veterans For A Strong America
    Video at link: http://www.veteransforastrongamerica.org/mother-of-fallen-seal-white-house-leaks-threaten-lives/
  • Who Is Thomas Peterffy, and Why Is He Warning Us About Socialism?

    10/10/2012 9:18:40 PM PDT · by PMAS · 20 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | October 10, 2012 | Tim Sprinkle
    Candidates, parties, super PACs ... now even private citizens are promoting their own agendas in political advertisements. Billionaire Thomas Peterffy is perhaps best known as the founder of electronic stock trading firm Interactive Brokers, but the Hungarian-born American entrepreneur also grew up in the shadow of socialism and is not excited about what he sees happening here in the U.S. On Wednesday he began airing his own, privately financed one-minute ad addressing his concerns about the U.S. election and urging viewers to vote Republican. "I grew up in a socialist country and I have seen what that does to people," Peterffy, who is...
  • Long Island villages face soaring pension obligations (NY Public Unions fleecing the taxpayers)

    01/23/2012 9:52:36 AM PST · by PMAS · 5 replies
    Newsday ^ | January 21, 2012 | RANDI F. MARSHALL
    State public pension contributions for villages across Long Island will total more than $115 million between now and February 2013, forcing officials to consider hiring freezes, tax increases and potential service cuts. The villages' 2013 tab alone is more than double what it was in 2010, largely because of the state's need to make up for substantial stock market losses the pension plans suffered in 2008 and 2009. Pension payouts are guaranteed by the state constitution, and when stocks do poorly, local employers have to make up the difference -- a process that lasts for years after the market losses...
  • “Make $350-650 a week “protesting” on Wall Street"

    10/09/2011 5:11:52 PM PDT · by PMAS · 158 replies · 1+ views
    Craig's List ^ | 10/7/2011 | Craigs List
    http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/gov/2618821815.html The Working Families Party (WFP) (www.workingfamiliesparty.org) is New York's most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare. For the past twelve...
  • Barack Obama For Sale : 50% Off

    09/15/2011 4:23:44 PM PDT · by PMAS · 13 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 9/15/2011 | Tyler Durden
    The following email intercept from a senior Managing Director of Obama bastion Evercore (Roger Altman: nuf said), explains all there is to know about  the Obama presidency, but it does not explain why Groupon still does not have a "meet your president, half off price" coupon yet. Anyway, we'll got and report ourselves to @AttackWatch immediately as this is obviously a non-subversive counter-disinformation campaign. Hi there - fundraising this quarter has been a struggle (as you can imagine give all the negative stuff around the President) - they are offering a one off opportunity to attend this small dinner on...
  • Obama's Approval Rating Plummets in New York

    08/12/2011 6:49:45 PM PDT · by PMAS · 36 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 12, 2012 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Obama's Approval Rating Plummets in New York By Caitlin Huey-Burns - August 12, 2011 President Obama's approval rating has taken a sharp dive in the Democratic stronghold of New York, according to a new survey released Friday. A Quinnipiac University poll found 49 percent of voters disapprove of the job Obama is doing as president, while 45 percent approve, marking the first time the president's approval numbers have been under water in a Quinnipiac poll taken in the Empire State. Obama has seen his numbers drop sharply since a June Quinnipiac survey in which 57 percent approved of his performance...
  • 2013

    07/27/2011 7:45:40 AM PDT · by PMAS · 11 replies
    email | Unknown | Unknown
    I received this email, not sure if it was ever posted, but it is still worth posting again: 2013 One sunny day in January, 2013 an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue , where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. . Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Obama." The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Obama is no longer president and no longer resides here." The old man said, "Okay", and walked away. The following day, the same man...
  • Tell Weiner to resign (petition) http://form.strongnewjersey.com/weinermustresign/

    06/10/2011 11:40:53 AM PDT · by PMAS · 21 replies
    WeinerMustResign.com ^ | June 10, 2011 | Me
    This Weiner needs to go immediately. Sign the Petition: http://form.strongnewjersey.com/weinermustresign/
  • NYC outdoor smoking extinguished from May 23

    02/23/2011 12:20:34 PM PST · by PMAS · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb, 23, 2011 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) – Smoking in New York City's parks, beaches, boardwalks, pedestrian plazas and other public spaces will be banned from May 23 despite complaints about excessive meddling by government in people's private lives. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed the legislation on Tuesday after the city council voted 36 to 12 in favor of the smoking restrictions earlier this month. The law extends the city's existing ban on smoking in restaurants and bars. "Frederick Law Olmsted hailed public parks as the 'lungs of the city' - a haven where one could escape the overcrowded, noisy and polluted streets," Bloomberg said...
  • How much would you give to see Barney Frank loose his election ?

    10/29/2010 8:03:01 AM PDT · by PMAS · 37 replies
    October 29, 2010 | Me
    So what are you waiting for ? Sean Bielat www.seanbielat.org
  • Redistricting Fight Starts Nov. 2 (Florida Gov. race is pivotal)

    10/27/2010 6:08:43 AM PDT · by PMAS · 2 replies
    INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY ^ | 10/26/2010 | DAVID HOGBERG
    Redistricting Fight Starts Nov. 2 Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Rick Scott stands with running mate Jennifer Carroll at a campaign stop Tuesday in New Port Richey, Fla.... View Enlarged Image Republicans are poised to retake control of the House after the midterm elections. Big state-level gains should bolster their chances of winning and holding more seats in the coming years. Population trends should give more House seats and electoral votes to "red" states at the expense of typically "blue" states. Additionally, Republicans will get a boost in redistricting battles next year from expected big gains in statehouses and governorships.
  • “HAS THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT BEEN GOOD FOR AMERICA?” (from Joe DioGuardi R-NY)

    10/26/2010 1:01:41 PM PDT · by PMAS · 5 replies
    October 26, 2010
    “HAS THE TEA PARTY MOVEMENT BEEN GOOD FOR AMERICA?” (from Joe DioGuardi R-NY) This was the question asked by the reporters from NY-1, YNN, and Noticias-TV at the second televised debate between former Congressman Joe DioGuardi and sitting U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on October 21 in Troy, New York. Joe DioGuardi answered emphatically, “Absolutely.” Kirsten Gillibrand, who was appointed by NY State Governor David Paterson to fill the second U.S. Senate seat representing New York, held by Hillary Clinton until she left to become Secretary of State, answered, “No.” With her response, Gillibrand demonstrated that she is out of touch...
  • McCarthy (D-NY) tested in bid for an 8th term (NY-4)

    10/22/2010 8:04:38 AM PDT · by PMAS · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Newsday ^ | October 19, 2010 10:09 PM | By CELESTE HADRICK
    where Map Data - Terms of UseMap DataCloseMap data ©2010 Google MapMapSatelliteHybridTerrainview large map It was a story of tragedy turned to triumph. A Mineola nurse whose husband was killed and son wounded during a murderous rampage on the Long Island Rail Road runs for Congress and soundly defeats the Republican incumbent who voted against gun control. "I don't want to go to Congress and get caught up with whatever goes on there," Carolyn McCarthy said after her upset victory in 1996. "I don't want to change. I like who I am." She predicted she would return to her modest...
  • One large trader led to May 6 stock market plunge (BS Alert)

    10/01/2010 11:49:22 AM PDT · by PMAS · 22 replies
    AP ^ | Friday October 1, 2010, 2:20 pm | Marcy Gordon and Daniel Wagner, AP Business Writers
    One large trader led to May 6 stock market plunge Gov't report finds large trader triggered May 6 stock market plunge with $4.1B computer trade Marcy Gordon and Daniel Wagner, AP Business Writers, On Friday October 1, 2010, 2:20 pm WASHINGTON (AP) -- A trading firm's use of a computer sell order triggered the May 6 market plunge, which sent the Dow Jones industrial average dropping nearly 1,000 points in less than a half-hour. A report issued Friday by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission determined the so-called "flash crash" was caused when the trading...
  • Republicans block bill to lift military gay ban

    09/21/2010 2:34:24 PM PDT · by PMAS · 76 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 21, 2010 | ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press Writer Anne Flaherty, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked legislation that would have repealed the law banning gays from serving openly in the military. The partisan vote was a defeat for Senate Democrats and gay rights advocates, who saw the bill as their last chance before November's elections to overturn the law known as "don't ask, don't tell." With the 56-43 vote, Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the legislation. It also would have authorized $726 billion in defense spending including a pay raise for troops.
  • Math By The Numbers (better version)

    08/17/2010 10:44:07 AM PDT · by PMAS
    August 16, 2010
    This was sent to me by a friend who works for a large company in the financial sector Math By The Numbers 1. GLOBAL BUSINESS - 47% of the sales of the S&P 500 companies in calendar year 2009 were made outside the United States. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered representative of the US stock market (source: S&P). 2. THE DEAD RISE - On 8/13/79 (i.e., 31 years ago), BusinessWeek’s cover story was titled “The Death of Equities.” The S&P 500 closed at 107 on 8/13/79. The index closed...
  • Math By The Numbers

    08/17/2010 10:34:01 AM PDT · by PMAS · 5 replies
    August 16, 2010
    This was sent to me by a friend employed by a large company in the financial sector Math By The Numbers 1. GLOBAL BUSINESS - 47% of the sales of the S&P 500 companies in calendar year 2009 were made outside the United States. The S&P 500 is an unmanaged index of 500 widely held stocks that is generally considered representative of the US stock market (source: S&P). 2. THE DEAD RISE - On 8/13/79 (i.e., 31 years ago), BusinessWeek’s cover story was titled “The Death of Equities.” The S&P 500 closed at 107 on 8/13/79. The index closed at...
  • What the Double-Dip Recession Will Look Like

    08/16/2010 6:49:12 AM PDT · by PMAS · 16 replies
    24 / 7 Wall Street ^ | Monday, August 16, 2010 | Douglas A. McIntyre
    "Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the economy has yet to hit bottom, a sharply higher percentage than the 53% who felt that way in January," according to a recent Wall Street Journal poll. A growing and vocal minority of economists believes that there will be a double-dip recession primarily because of the intransigence of high unemployment and the rapidly faltering housing market. The notion of a "jobless recovery" has been around since the recessions of the 1950s and 1960s. It is a concept built on a relatively simple idea: employment lags during a recession but it is always part of...
  • Liberal groups push to exploit Target backlash

    08/13/2010 6:10:44 AM PDT · by PMAS · 9 replies
    AP - Associated Press ^ | August 13, 2010 | Martiga Lohn
    Liberal groups try to exploit backlash against Target for helping anti-gay marriage candidate ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Protestors have been rallying outside Target Corp. or its stores almost daily since the retailer angered gay rights supporters and progressives by giving money to help a conservative Republican gubernatorial candidate in Minnesota. Liberal groups are pushing to make an example of the company, hoping its woes will deter other businesses from putting their corporate funds into elections. A national gay rights group is negotiating with Target officials, demanding that the firm balance the scale by making comparable donations to benefit candidates...
  • 7 Ways the Automatic IRA Would Impact Retirement Savers

    08/12/2010 5:58:45 AM PDT · by PMAS · 26 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | August 11, 2010 | Emily Brandon
    Senator Jeff Bingaman, a New Mexico democrat, introduced the Automatic IRA Act of 2010 last week. The new legislation would require all firms with 10 or more employees that don't already offer a retirement plan to automatically enroll workers in an IRA. Workers who don't wish to participate would need to take action to opt out or change the default contribution amount and investments. Here's a look at how this bill, if passed, would affect you: Standardized 3 percent savings rate. Employees age 18 and older who have been employed for at least three months would be automatically enrolled in...
  • Intel thinking outside the black box

    07/09/2010 9:56:47 AM PDT · by PMAS · 2 replies · 1+ views
    CNET ^ | July 8, 2010 | by Liane Yvkoff
    Intel researchers are developing a "black box" similar to those used for aviation to record vehicle telemetry and other data. Having a black box, or event data recorders, in vehicles could help police investigate accidents or help insurance companies determine fault. It could also be connected to the vehicle diagnostics and control center to help determine if the car a working improperly or if driver error is responsible a vehicle malfunction (think: Prius and unintended acceleration).
  • Special Report: Should BP nuke its leaking well?

    07/02/2010 6:15:35 AM PDT · by PMAS · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Friday July 2, 2010 | By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya, Ben Judah, Alina Selyukh
    MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - His face wracked by age and his voice rasping after decades of chain-smoking coarse tobacco, the former long-time Russian Minister of nuclear energy and veteran Soviet physicist Viktor Mikhailov knows just how to fix BP's oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. "A nuclear explosion over the leak," he says nonchalantly puffing a cigarette as he sits in a conference room at the Institute of Strategic Stability, where he is a director. "I don't know what BP is waiting for, they are wasting their time. Only about 10 kilotons of nuclear explosion capacity and the problem is...
  • Who's to Blame for Not Stopping Oil Spill? (Freep this poll)

    06/15/2010 6:24:57 AM PDT · by PMAS · 31 replies · 655+ views
    CNBC ^ | Tuesday, 15 Jun 2010 | 8:56 AM ET | *
    It's been 56 days since the explosion aboard the Deepwater Horizon, and oil is still leaking into the Gulf of Mexico. Today, we want to know whether you think the US government or BP [BP 30.67 --- UNCH (0) ] is more to blame for not stopping the spill thus far. Share your opinion:
  • Obama's Other Disaster

    06/14/2010 10:35:35 AM PDT · by PMAS · 4 replies · 548+ views
    Barron's ^ | SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 2010 | By JIM MCTAGUE
    To aid embattled Sen. Harry Reid, the president has cut off funding for an unpopular nuclear-waste site in Nevada. The legal tab? About $50 billion. OUR ASS-KICKING PRESIDENT should take careful aim at his own derrière. He's triggered a less publicized environmental mess with costs that rival BP's deep-water oil spill. The difference is that taxpayers—not some energy company—will foot the bill. The legal costs alone could top $50 billion. And if Democratic Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada loses his tough re-election bid come November, then, to borrow a phrase from an Oval Office operative, it will be money down...
  • Meet New York's Tea Party: Surprise! Convicted con bashes the feds

    06/14/2010 6:57:49 AM PDT · by PMAS · 3 replies · 276+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, June 14th 2010, 8:35 AM | Doug Feiden
    Robert Dacunto says the "American government is the biggest gangster in the world." Turns out he should know. Dacunto, 48, is part of a core group of Staten Island Tea Party volunteers known as the "road crew." They organize rallies, confront politicians, fire off letters to editors. In an interview, Dacunto trashed Social Security as a "massive Ponzi scheme" and said the Founding Fathers would be horrified to see the country they created. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/06/14/2010-06-14_he_wants_to_take_the_multi_out_of_cultural.html#ixzz0qps6RRSs
  • Fixing oil disaster my responsibility, Obama says

    05/27/2010 12:17:38 PM PDT · by PMAS · 19 replies · 465+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 27, 2010 | By JENNIFER LOVEN and TOM RAUM,
    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama defensively and sometimes testily insisted on Thursday that his administration, not oil giant BP, was calling the shots in responding to the worst oil spill in the nation's history. "I take responsibility. It is my job to make sure that everything is done to shut this down," Obama declared at a news conference in the East Room of the White House. The Gulf of Mexico oil spill dominated the hour-long session. He called the spill, now in its sixth week, an "unprecedented disaster" and blasted a "scandalously close relationship" he said has persisted between Big...
  • Election 2010: New York Senate New York Senate: Gillibrand Far Outpaces GOP Challengers

    05/19/2010 6:51:43 AM PDT · by PMAS · 12 replies · 426+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 18, 2010 | Rasmussen Reports
    No major Republican has opted to challenge her, and New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is comfortably ahead of the three lesser-known GOP hopefuls who’ve announced for this year’s special Senate election in New York. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in New York State finds Gillibrand, once viewed as one of the Senate’s most vulnerable incumbents, earning more than 50% support in two of the three contests and ahead by nearly 20 points in the third.
  • Obama takes immigration reform off agenda

    04/29/2010 5:12:41 PM PDT · by PMAS · 15 replies · 418+ views
    Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2010 1 hr 48 mins ago | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    WASHINGTON – Immigration reform has become the first of President Barack Obama's major priorities dropped from the agenda of an election-year Congress facing voter disillusionment. Sounding the death knell was Obama himself. The president noted that lawmakers may lack the "appetite" to take on immigration while many of them are up for re-election and while another big legislative issue — climate change — is already on their plate. "I don't want us to do something just for the sake of politics that doesn't solve the problem," Obama told reporters Wednesday night aboard Air Force One.
  • Obama urges bipartisan effort on soaring deficits (seems like an Onion headline)

    04/27/2010 9:34:59 AM PDT · by PMAS · 8 replies · 253+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Tuesday April 27, 2010 | Andrew Taylor
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Tuesday Washington must urgently confront unpleasant truths about deficits, while the Federal Reserve chairman said failure to mop up red-ink spending would "ultimately do great damage" to the country. Obama refused to rule out measures that would fight "exploding deficits." This signaled that politically toxic tax increases were options that could be under consideration by members of a panel he tasked with reducing federal deficits that threaten to erode Americans' standard of living. Obama explicitly told reporters in the White House's Rose Garden that neither he nor his commission members
  • 216 Days to November 4 (Remember November)

    04/02/2010 2:21:47 PM PDT · by PMAS · 5 replies · 145+ views
    Me | April 2, 2010 | Me
    216 Days to Nov.4 62 are Sat & Sun 4 are National Holidays 150 Weekdays
  • Doctor to Obama Supporters: Find Health Care 'Elsewhere'

    04/02/2010 1:58:20 PM PDT · by PMAS · 14 replies · 729+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 2, 2010 | Foxnews
    A Florida doctor who opposes the new health care law posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Obama to get care "elsewhere," the Orlando Sentinel reported. print email share recommend (12) A Florida doctor who opposes the new health care law posted a sign on his office door telling patients who voted for President Obama to get care "elsewhere," the Orlando Sentinel reported. The sign on Dr. Jack Cassell's door reads, "Changes to your health care begin right now. Not in four years," the Sentinel said. Cassell, a urologist, told the newspaper that he's...
  • Should America Bid Farewell to Exceptional Freedom?

    04/02/2010 12:07:08 PM PDT · by PMAS · 10 replies · 264+ views
    Real clear Politics ^ | April 2, 2010 | Rep. Paul Ryan
    Should America Bid Farewell to Exceptional Freedom? By Rep. Paul Ryan Last week, on March 21st, Congress enacted a new Intolerable Act. Congress passed the Health Care bill - or I should say, one political party passed it - over a swelling revolt by the American people. The reform is an atrocity. It mandates that every American must buy health insurance, under IRS scrutiny. It sets up an army of federal bureaucrats who ultimately decide for you how you should receive Health Care, what kind, and how much...or whether you don't qualify at all. Never has our government claimed the...
  • VAT: Fuel For The Full-Entitlement State (the DemoVats ultmate cash cow)

    03/27/2010 10:55:40 AM PDT · by PMAS · 6 replies · 281+ views
    IBD ^ | March 26, 2010 | CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER
    As the night follows the day, the VAT cometh. With the passage of ObamaCare, creating a vast new middle-class entitlement, a national sales tax of the kind near-universal in Europe is inevitable. We are now $8 trillion in debt. The Congressional Budget Office projects that another $12 trillion will be added over the next decade. ObamaCare, when stripped of its budgetary gimmicks — the unfunded $200-billion-plus doctor fix, the double counting of Medicare cuts, the 10-6 sleight-of-hand (counting 10 years of revenue and only 6 years of outflows) — is at minimum a $2 trillion new entitlement. It will vastly...
  • New health insurance requirement ... was GOP idea

    03/27/2010 9:05:34 AM PDT · by PMAS · 33 replies · 713+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 27, 2010 | Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar
    WASHINGTON – Republicans were for President Barack Obama's requirement that Americans get health insurance before they were against it. The obligation in the new health care law is a Republican idea that's been around at least two decades. It was once trumpeted as an alternative to Bill and Hillary Clinton's failed health care overhaul in the 1990s. These days, Republicans call it government overreach. Mitt Romney, weighing another run for the GOP presidential nomination, signed such a requirement into law at the state level as Massachusetts governor in 2006. At the time, Romney defended it as "a personal responsibility principle"...
  • Proposed 28th Amendment to the United States Constitution

    03/23/2010 11:11:35 AM PDT · by PMAS · 13 replies · 1,087+ views
    email
    I received this email that is being sent around, I don't know the origin. For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they didn't pay into Social Security, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered...in...
  • Obama to sign health bill, take it on the road (we have to keep hearing his pitch)

    03/22/2010 10:54:45 AM PDT · by PMAS · 26 replies · 448+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Monday March 22, 2010, 12:35 pm EDT | Erica Werner
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is preparing to sign a transformative health care bill ushering in near-universal medical coverage for the first time in the nation's history -- and then hit the road to sell it to a reluctant public. Obama will travel to Iowa City, Iowa on Thursday, the White House said, as he now turns to seeing a companion bill through the Senate and selling the health care overhaul's benefits on behalf of House members who cast risky votes. It is most likely that he will sign the bill on Tuesday, but plans are not yet final,...
  • Pelosi says Obama has the votes to pass health reform

    03/01/2010 7:33:16 AM PST · by PMAS · 26 replies · 958+ views
    AFP ^ | Sun Feb 28, 11:55 am ET | AFP
    Pelosi says Obama has the votes to pass health reform WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama has the votes in the House of Representatives to force his flagship reform of US healthcare through without Republican support, House speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday. Pelosi, in an interview with ABC television's "This Week" program, said Democrats would succeed in passing a bill despite concerted Republican efforts to derail Obama's top domestic priority ahead of crucial mid-term elections. More at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100228/wl_afp/uspoliticshealth_20100228165706
  • Air America Ceases Radio Broadcasts, Will Declare Bankruptcy

    01/22/2010 5:48:56 AM PST · by PMAS · 41 replies · 1,074+ views
    Digital Media Wire ^ | January 21, 2010 - 11:50am. | Authored by Mark Hefflinger
    Air America Ceases Radio Broadcasts, Will Declare Bankruptcy Authored by Mark Hefflinger on January 21, 2010 - 11:50am. New York - Liberal talk-radio network Air America unceremoniously announced on Thursday that it would cease broadcasting immediately and file for bankruptcy. "It is with the greatest regret, on behalf of our Board, that we must announce that Air America Media is ceasing its live programming operations as of this afternoon, and that the Company will file soon under Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy Code to carry out an orderly winding-down of the business," the company said on its website. "The very...
  • Financier Soros sees $100 billion for climate talks

    12/10/2009 2:35:11 PM PST · by PMAS · 14 replies · 507+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Dec 10, 2009 | Gerard Wynn and David Fogarty
    COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Billionaire financier George Soros outlined a way to unlock $100 billion to help slow global warming on Thursday as talks on a new U.N. climate deal slowed over tough demands by the Pacific island state of Tuvalu.
  • Carbon trading could rise if U.S. adopts rules

    12/10/2009 6:19:37 AM PST · by PMAS · 14 replies · 270+ views
    Market Watch ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | By Kim Hjelmgaard
    COPENHAGEN (MarketWatch) -- The value of the global carbon trading market could rise from roughly $118 billion in 2008 to nearly $2 trillion by 2020, although it currently remains frozen in the headlights pending safe passage of U.S. emissions trading legislation. "The biggest missing piece from the [Copenhagen] policy equation is the U.S. emissions trading law," said Dirk Forrister, managing director of Natural Source Asset Management, in an interview. "The high-growth scenarios for the carbon market [will] only occur when the Senate acts and a U.S. law is adopted."