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  • Democratic lawmaker announces opposition to Iran deal

    07/29/2015 4:28:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 2 replies
    Times of israel ^ | 7/29/15 | REBECCA SHIMONI STOIL
    NY’s Meng is among first members of her party to buck administration pressure, declare plans to vote against agreement. WASHINGTON — Hours after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that he believes he has enough Democratic votes to support a presidential veto should the Iran deal be voted down, a Democratic lawmaker announced Wednesday afternoon that she was opposed to the agreement signed earlier this month. Rep. Grace Meng, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its subcommittee on the Middle East, wrote in a statement, “I strongly believe the world could and should have a better deal than...
  • [SecTreas] Lew informs Congress he extending debt-limit measures

    07/29/2015 2:40:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:29 PM EDT | Martin Crutsinger
    Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told Congress on Wednesday that he will extend for another three months the authority he is using to take emergency measures to keep from breaching the nation’s borrowing limit. In a letter to congressional leaders, Lew said he will extend the current debt-suspension period, which was set to expire Friday, through Oct. 30. He said he believes the emergency measures he is using may be sufficient to keep the government operating for a brief period after Oct. 30. Since March 16, Lew has been employing a variety of bookkeeping maneuvers such as removing investments from government...
  • Ten Fold: Loopy Lew dumps founder for feminism

    06/29/2015 7:03:12 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 5 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | June 29, 2015 | Daniel Clark
    Ten Fold: Loopy Lew dumps founder for feminism by Daniel Clark So this is what we get from a Treasury secretary who has to learn how to write his own name as part of his on-the-job training. When Jack Lew was appointed, his signature consisted of a lazily scribbled series of eight loops, which more closely resembled a tragic Slinky accident than any person’s name. The only way it came anywhere near spelling a word was if he happened to be quoting Arnold Horshack. (“Oooo! Oooo!”) President Obama joked that when he saw it, “I considered rescinding my offer to...
  • Alexander-the-Not-So-Great: Hamilton Out on $10 Bill

    06/22/2015 11:20:10 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 18, 2015 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Treasury Department announced on June 17, that Hamilton would be replaced and diminished on the $10 bill in order to feature a woman to be announced at a later date. The goal is to have new bills out by 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment that guaranteed women the right to vote. “Our democracy is a work in progress. We’ve always been committed to a more perfect union,” Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said according to CBS News. ”This decision to put a woman on the $10 reflects our aspirations for the future, as much as it is...
  • The ‘Court Jew’ Controversy Re-Erupts New reality for an old phenomenon: How Obama and Israel

    06/21/2015 10:08:02 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Tablet Mag ^ | 6/16/15 | Lee Smith
    Last week an issue that has simmered for some time in private conversations burst out into the open—in a very unpleasant way. At the Jerusalem Post conference in New York on June 7, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew offered a stirring defense of the White House’s proposed nuclear deal with Iran—and was nearly booed off the stage mid-speech. It wasn’t civil or nice of the audience to do this, as many pundits have already noted. Then again, many would say it’s not very nice of the Obama Administration to keep trying to sell the currently configured Iran deal to the pro-Israel...
  • Self-Made Verses Entitlement

    12/11/2011 12:06:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2011 | Salena Zito
    NEW YORK CITY – “The Grange” in Upper Manhattan is the only home that Alexander Hamilton ever owned. Standing in front of it, an impeccably dressed elderly man says it’s hard to pin down exactly who Hamilton was. “The one thing he wasn’t, was a politician,” said Steve Laise, an historian and park ranger who serves all of New York City’s national park sites. “But, oh, was he brilliant.” Hamilton’s home, newly relocated after being squished between an apartment building and a church a block away, once was a 90-minute carriage ride from lower Manhattan. Over at Federal Hall, where...
  • Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant

    11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 173 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury." Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during...
  • America was founded as a protectionist nation

    09/13/2010 10:42:54 AM PDT · by rmlew · 72 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/13/2010 | Ian Fletcher
    Contemporary American politics is conducted in the shadow of historical myths that inform our present-day choices. Unfortunately, these myths sometimes lead us terribly astray. Case in point is the popular idea that America’s economic tradition has been economic liberty, laissez faire, and wide-open cowboy capitalism. This notion sounds obvious, and it fits the image of this country held by both the Right, which celebrates this tradition, and the Left, which bemoans it. And it seems to imply, among other things, that free trade is the American Way. Don’t Tread On Me or my right to import. It is, in fact,...
  • Theory of a founding father's (Alexander Hamilton)African ancestry

    07/23/2004 1:57:16 PM PDT · by Coleus · 97 replies · 10,413+ views
    The Record ^ | July 23, 2004 | LAWRENCE AARON
    Theory of a founding father's African ancestry Friday, July 23, 2004                                              By LAWRENCE AARONAS MUCH as I thought I knew about Alexander Hamilton, the first treasury secretary, nobody ever told me he was black. Yes. You heard it here first, folks.And you'll think about it from now on every time you take out a $10 bill.Hamilton biographer Ron Chernow is the latest one to explore the theory.I was totally blown away by that information when a friend casually mentioned Hamilton's link to two significant anniversaries - the 250th anniversary of Columbia University, originally Kings College where he was schooled, and...
  • It’s time for Democrats to ditch Andrew Jackson

    05/03/2013 10:38:58 PM PDT · by neverdem · 33 replies
    Salon ^ | May 3, 2013 | STEVE YODER
    As Biden speaks at event named for Old Hickory tonight, more appalling stories show party should dump him as icon Spring means that appeals for money are bursting forth from both major political parties. It also means Democratic officials in states and counties around the country are busy getting people out to their major fundraiser, the Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner. And theyÂ’re bringing in the big guns: Vice President Joe Biden will keynote the South Carolina DemocratsÂ’ dinner tonight.But after an election in which Democrats rode a wave of minority support to keep the White House and Senate, party activists should...
  • Hamilton's home moved to new spot in Harlem

    06/08/2008 11:45:24 AM PDT · by decimon · 12 replies · 77+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 8, 2008 | Verena Dobnik
    NEW YORK — Two hundred and eighty tons of American history were on the move Saturday in Harlem. The home of Alexander Hamilton, who conceived the country's banking system and was killed in a duel with a political rival, rolled inch by inch down a Harlem hillside to its new location overlooking a park. "This was the only home Hamilton ever owned," said Steve Laise, a National Park Service official dressed in a vest, tie and pants typical of the 1800's. "It represented the consummation of Hamilton's lifelong dream — a successful social position for a man who came to...
  • Alexander Hamilton home moved to spot in Harlem

    06/09/2008 9:10:04 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 130+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/9/08 | Verena Dobnik - ap
    NEW YORK - Two hundred and eighty tons of American history were on the move Saturday in Harlem. The home of Alexander Hamilton, who conceived the country's banking system and was killed in a duel with a political rival, rolled inch by inch down a Harlem hillside to its new location overlooking a park. "This was the only home Hamilton ever owned," said Steve Laise, a National Park Service official dressed in a vest, tie and pants typical of the 1800's. "It represented the consummation of Hamilton's lifelong dream — a successful social position for a man who came to...
  • The Lesson of Alexander Hamilton

    05/28/2012 3:36:36 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 179 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5-28-12 | Jeremy Meister
    How many things are in a person's pocket that they don't even know about? We take money for granted -- most people can't tell us which way George Washington is facing on the quarter. They can tell us that Ben Franklin is on the front of the hundred, but they can't tell us that Independence Hall (where he helped draft the Constitution) is on the back. One might think that as denominations get smaller and more common, the pictures on them would become more famous and well-known. The ten-dollar bill features Alexander Hamilton on the front. Since he was never...
  • Alexander Hamilton, Modern America’s Founding Father

    03/01/2009 6:35:25 PM PST · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,102+ views
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2009 | Myron Magnet
    How New York’s opportunity society became America’sWe New Yorkers imagine our city’s history begins in earnest with the Gilded Age and the Great Migration that brought many of our forebears sailing under the Statue of Liberty’s torch to supercharge a nascent metropolis with a jolt of new energy. But this summer, when a handful of square-bearded, antique-garbed Pennsylvania German Baptists jacked a yellow clapboard house up over a Harlem church and wheeled it around the corner to a new site in St. Nicholas Park, we recalled that more than a century earlier Gotham took center stage as the nation’s first...
  • Alexander Hamilton To Be Celebrated on His 250th Birthday

    01/10/2007 10:45:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 277 replies · 2,181+ views
    New York Sun ^ | January 10, 2007 | JAY AKASIE
    Before the Long-Term Capital Management collapse nearly paralyzed the world's capital markets, and before the stock market crashes of 1987 and 1929, there was America's first widespread financial crisis: the Panic of 1792. Today it's a little-known footnote to American financial history. But if it weren't for the quick thinking of a New Yorker named Alexander Hamilton, and his actions as America's first central banker, the events surrounding Wall Street's first bona fide crash could have meant doom for the struggling, cash-strapped republic. Descendants of Hamilton, as well as an ambassador, historians, and grateful Wall Street executives, will gather around...
  • Hamilton: The Original Self-Made American Who Also Made a Nation

    04/08/2011 4:50:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 8, 2011 | Mona Charen
    His face adorns the $10 bill, but as Richard Brookhiser, host of "Rediscovering Alexander Hamilton" (airing on PBS April 11), finds when conducting a quick street canvas -- many Americans cannot identify him. "Washington has a monument," Brookhiser intones. "Jefferson has a memorial. It's often said that New York City is Hamilton's monument." That would be more than enough for any man, yet, as this engrossing film from producer Michael Pack makes clear, it doesn't quite do justice to the genius of Hamilton. First secretary of the Treasury, a drafter of the Constitution, author of two-thirds of the Federalist Papers,...
  • Alexander Hamilton's Capital Compromise

    07/05/2008 5:52:28 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 19 replies · 1,162+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | July 5, 2008 | FERGUS M. BORDEWICH
    Last month, workmen jacked up a 206-year-old yellow clapboard house, levered it onto a set of remote-controlled dollies, and trundled it two blocks to a new site in St. Nicholas Park, overlooking East Harlem in New York City. The Grange, as it is called, was the home of Alexander Hamilton, best known as co-author of the Federalist papers and America's first secretary of the Treasury. But this founding father also had an extraordinary role in the infant nation's attempt to come to grips with the curse of slavery. Born in the West Indies, Hamilton was one of the most ardent...
  • Happy Birthday, Whenever, Alexander Hamilton

    01/11/2007 6:38:15 AM PST · by presidio9 · 28 replies · 926+ views
    American Heritage ^ | 01/11/07 | John Steele Gordon
    Today is Alexander Hamilton’s 250th birthday. Unless, of course, it’s his 252nd. He claimed to have been born in 1757, but there is considerable nearly contemporary evidence that he was actually born in 1755. But there is no argument that he was not yet 50 when he died at the hands of Aaron Burr in 1804. And there is no argument that despite his brief life he had more influence on the future of the United States than all but a very, very few of the Founding Fathers. Hamilton was not like the other Founding Fathers. He was the only...
  • Handle History With Care: Hamilton’s Home Is Moving

    07/12/2006 7:32:14 PM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 510+ views
    NY Times Terrorist Tip Sheet ^ | July 12, 2006 | DAVID W. DUNLAP
    Peering into spaces that have not seen the light of day for two centuries, architectural archaeologists are dissecting Alexander Hamilton’s country home, the Grange, to figure out how to take it apart and put it back together again. The National Park Service plans to move the Hamilton Grange National Memorial from Convent Avenue and 141st Street, where it is so boxed in by neighboring buildings that two of its porches had to be cut off, to St. Nicholas Park, about 300 feet to the southeast. There, it can be reassembled in a form that Hamilton would have recognized, with porches...
  • Alexander the Great(Hamilton)

    07/04/2005 7:29:25 AM PDT · by kellynla · 23 replies · 1,301+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 4, 2005 | RICHARD BROOKHISER
    When I was a boy my family had a Time-Life book on the mind which featured a chart of the presumed IQs of famous dead men. Goethe, as I recall, led the pack, at 210. But the Founding Fathers did very well: Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington all scored over 150. As the Fourth of July approaches, we'd do well to remember that the Founders were a smart lot, with few gentleman's C's among them. Yet they didn't know everything. They were strongest in law, political philosophy and history--all essential subjects for revolutionaries and statesmen. But another subject,...
  • Happy Birthday Alexander Hamilton

    01/11/2005 6:57:16 AM PST · by Valin · 115 replies · 1,745+ views
    Alexander Hamilton was one of the most influential of the United States' founding fathers. As the first secretary of the treasury he placed the new nation on a firm financial footing, and although his advocacy of strong national government brought him into bitter conflict with Thomas Jefferson and others, his political philosophy was ultimately to prevail in governmental development. Hamilton's own career was terminated prematurely when he was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr in 1804. ~ Early Life ~ Hamilton was born on the West Indian island of Nevis, probably in 1755. Since he was the illegitimate son...
  • Surprise: Woman to replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill, not Andrew Jackson on the $20

    06/18/2015 8:37:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2015 | AllahPundit
    Ben Domenech wonders how early America’s most famous self-made man, who fought by Washington’s side in the revolution, who co-wrote the Federalist Papers, who constructed the country’s financial system, and who was decades ahead of his time in opposing the slave trade ended up on the currency chopping block.Our terrible ruling class can’t even resist farking up our money. Back in 2009, during the height of the Tea Party, there were crotchety old Americans who warned in dark tones about the dangers of this president. He was a socialist, they said, and feckless to boot. He hated the American...
  • The Moronization of the Republic ... Mark Steyn

    06/19/2015 12:36:09 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 33 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 June 2015 | Mark Steyn
    Martha Washington on the 1891 one-dollar bill. I shared my thoughts on the church murders in Charleston and the Pope's encyclical on climate change on this afternoon's Hugh Hewitt show. We'll print the transcript here tomorrow morning. ~The decision to boot Alexander Hamilton off the ten-dollar bill - or at any rate reduce him to one-half of a double-act (like the short-lived Dan Rather and Connie Chung) - is one of those small acts of historical vandalism I absolutely loathe. The powers that be have decided it's time (once more - see right) for "a woman" on a US banknote....
  • Huffington Post: Obama Should be on the One Dollar Bill

    09/18/2010 11:56:06 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 36 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 9/19/10 | Aurelius
    Liberal faux-news site the Huffington Post has declared that our national currency "is in bad need of a makeover." And what better way to celebrate new styles than a one dollar bill with President Obama on it? You may think it's too soon to do such a thing for a President that hasn't even been in office for two years, but HuffPo disagrees. Yahoo!, reporting through the Huffington Post, has praised the designs underneath as "the leading vote-getter" and that is was "an amazing design:"
  • We Need a Woman on the $20 Bill

    03/10/2015 9:02:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 102 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 10, 2015 | Lucy Vernasco
    Rosa Parks should be on the $20 bill, not Andrew Jackson—one group is taking that argument all the way to the White House. Women make up 50 percent of the U.S. population and 85 percent of all consumer purchases, so isn’t it about time we got a face on some legal tender? Women on 20s is a nonprofit on a mission to make a woman on the $20 bill a reality. “This is designed to be a grassroots campaign. We want this to come from the people,” says Susan Ades Stone, executive director and strategist of Women on 20s. “This...
  • Petition To Put Ray Charles On The $10 Bill

    03/07/2005 2:58:19 AM PST · by MaxMax · 85 replies · 1,827+ views
    Web Page ^ | Derek Trucks?
    We are signing this petition as an appeal to place the image of Ray Charles on the U.S. Treasury's ten dollar bill. Upon Mr. Charles' recent passing, we are reminded of the impact this great American had on the development of American culture and music. Known as "The Genius" since the early 1950s, Ray Charles is a founding father of modern rhythm and blues, jazz, rock and gopsel music. In the course of his remarkable life and career, Mr. Charles overcame personal adversity in the forms of blindness, extreme poverty, racial oppression and drug-addiction to become one of the most...
  • Memorializing Ronald Reagan ("Dutch" is going to be on the Ten Dollar bill.)

    06/08/2004 7:45:58 AM PDT · by jerod · 60 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Hill ^ | By Alexander Bolton
    Admirers push to put GOP founding father’s face on $10 bill, replacing Alexander Hamilton Ardent admirers of Ronald Reagan intend to seize on the former president’s death as their chance to memorialize him on the $10 bill. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the assistant majority leader, has said he wants to take the lead on the necessary legislation to displace the image of Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the Treasury. In the House, a Republican member of the California delegation likely would be the lead sponsor of companion legislation. Rep. Chris Cox (R-Calif), chairman of the Republican Policy Committee and a...
  • Michelle Obama attends sold-out hip-hop historical show ‘Hamilton’

    04/19/2015 8:56:33 PM PDT · by PROCON · 19 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 19, 2015 | Joe Dziemianowicz
    It helps to be the First Lady of the United States to score a ticket to the hottest musical in town. Michelle Obama spent Saturday afternoon at the matinee of "Hamilton," the soldout hip-hop history lesson about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton by “In the Heights" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.
  • Remaking of Alexander Hamilton

    05/11/2015 10:53:48 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 41 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | May 8, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    With their gift for ruining everything they touch, American progressives have done incalculable damage to the reputation of Alexander Hamilton. Yet and still, the first Secretary of the Treasury remains perhaps the most problematic of the Founding Fathers. Teddy Roosevelt and New Republic founder Herbert Croly wholeheartedly embraced what they saw as Hamilton’s vision for a strong national government. Nevertheless, Hamilton vigorously defended the U. S. Constitution in The Federalist Papers, Heritage Foundation scholar Carson Holloway pointed out in a talk that he gave Tuesday at the Foundation’s headquarters here. “He was not arguing for a national government any stronger...
  • A woman will appear on redesigned $10 bill in 2020

    06/17/2015 9:17:41 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 200 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 17, 2015 | By Ylan Q. Mui and Abby Ohlheiser
    Will it be Susan B. Anthony or Harriet Tubman? Eleanor Roosevelt or Rosa Parks? Or another important woman from American history? These will be among the names the nation ponders after the Obama administration’s announcement late Wednesday that a woman will be featured on the $10 bill, the first time in well over a century that a female portrait will grace the United States’ paper money. The redesigned bill will be unveiled in 2020 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the right of women to vote. The Treasury Department is launching a massive public campaign to solicit suggestions through social...
  • The US is reportedly changing the face of the $10 bill

    06/17/2015 5:55:51 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 122 replies
    Business Insider ^ | JUN. 17, 2015 | HARRISON JACOBS
    Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew is set to announce on Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will remove Alexander Hamilton from the ten dollar bill, in favor of a woman. The change could happen as soon as 2020. The announcement came via Nancy Lindborg, president of the US Institute of Peace, who tweeted out the news.... ...The choice to replace Hamilton on the $10 bill as opposed to President Jackson on the $20 bill is a curious one. There were clear reasons to replace Jackson on the bill. Jackson has long been reputed as a deeply flawed...
  • Obama Administration to Take Alexander Hamilton – First Treasury Secretary – Off the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:51:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 95 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 6/17/15 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama administration is taking Alexander Hamilton, the first Treasury Secretary, off of the ten dollar bill.They will replace him with a woman. Scoop: Goodbye Alexander Hamilton. Hello 1st woman on the $10 bill. http://t.co/S1Or49drYo pic.twitter.com/088rppV4dP— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 17, 2015 Dana Loesch added: There is nothing wrong now with Hamilton, a Founder, Constitution signer, and founder of the Federalist Party, on the $10 bill. The choice to remove him for a yet-to-be-named woman while a genocidal, Democrat bigot who defied a Supreme Court ruling to tickle his “relocation” fetish remains on the $20 is insulting.
  • The US Government is Replacing Alexander Hamilton With a Woman on the $10 Bill

    06/17/2015 7:27:56 PM PDT · by rightistight · 53 replies
    The Treasury Department is preparing to announce that they are putting a woman on the $10 bill, as a source has confirmed what appears to be a premature tweet. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew will announce Thursday that the Bureau of Engraving and Printing will put a woman on the bill as soon as 2020.
  • Dubai-based Gulftainer and Its Terrorist Ties

    06/13/2015 7:58:34 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    noisyroom.net ^ | June 12, 2015 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Dubai-based Gulftainer and Its Terrorist Ties Posted on June 12, 2015 by TMH 0 By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton Gulftainer, a Middle East-based company, is opening its first American cargo terminal today at Port Canaveral. The new terminal is expected to have a $630 million impact on the local economy. (VIDEO STILL/Gulftainer) Gulftainer Co. Ltd., an Emirati container terminal operator, opened its first US terminal today in Port Canaveral, Florida. A number of staunch conservatives showed up to protest the opening and with good cause.The terminal, which has leased land at Port Canaveral for 35 years, marks the first significant containerized cargo...
  • Obama's Treasury secretary booed at Jerusalem Post event

    06/08/2015 12:31:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 8, 2015 | T. Becket Adams
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew did not find a warm welcome this weekend at the Jerusalem Post's annual conference in New York. As the Treasury official spoke Sunday on the Obama administration's negotiations with Iran over a possible nuclear deal, he drew loud boos from the event's many attendees. Lew stated that the Obama administration has always been dedicated to the goal of making sure Iran doesn't obtain a nuclear weapon, adding also that the White House has taken steps to ensure this. "Because of the aggressive sanctions that have been put in place for over a decade, Iran has been...
  • Extreme secrecy eroding support for Obama's trade pact (Classified briefings in basement)

    05/04/2015 5:02:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    politico.com ^ | 5/4/15 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    If you want to hear the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal the Obama administration is hoping to pass, you’ve got to be a member of Congress, and you’ve got to go to classified briefings and leave your staff and cellphone at the door. If you’re a member who wants to read the text, you’ve got to go to a room in the basement of the Capitol Visitor Center and be handed it one section at a time, watched over as you read, and forced to hand over any notes you make before leaving. And no matter what, you...
  • Treasury Secretary Lew: Raise the Debt Limit Now (by Mitch, Boehner and the Surrender Monkeys)

    03/08/2015 11:55:27 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 6, 2015 | Newsmax Wires
    The U.S. will hit its debt limit on March 16 but with some "extraordinary measures" it will be able to fund the government on a temporary basis, according to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, who urged Congress in a letter to raise the debt limit immediately. In the letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Lew said on March 13 his office would have to suspend the issuance of some local and and state securities, reports CNBC. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his...
  • Lew to Congress: US hits debt limit on March 16, must be raised ASAP

    03/06/2015 10:13:30 AM PST · by Theoria · 43 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06 Mar 2015 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Unless Congress takes action, the U.S. will hit its debt limit on Mar. 16, but would begin taking "extraordinary measures" to finance the government on a temporary basis, according to the U.S. Treasury. In a Friday morning letter to House Speaker John Boehner and other House and Senate leaders, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said that his office will be forced to suspend the issuance of State and Local Government Series securities on Mar. 13 unless the debt limit is decreased. "Accordingly, I respectfully ask Congress to raise the debt limit as soon as possible," Lew wrote in his letter. The...
  • Feds won’t release IRS targeting documents

    02/10/2015 5:38:26 AM PST · by maggief · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2015 | Bob Cusack
    The Obama administration is refusing to publicly release more than 500 documents on the IRS’s targeting of Tea Party groups. Twenty months after the IRS scandal broke, there are still many unanswered questions about who was spearheading the agency’s scrutiny of conservative-leaning organizations. The Hill sought access to government documents that might provide a glimpse of the decision-making through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The Hill asked for 2013 emails and other correspondence between the IRS and the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). The request specifically sought emails from former IRS official Lois Lerner and Treasury...
  • Econ book acclaimed by left based on faulty premise, factual errors, study finds

    01/06/2015 4:27:38 PM PST · by Bob · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 06, 2015 | Maxim Lott
    A book by a French economist who became a darling of 99 percenters and his lefty peers is riddled with errors, cherry-picked data and flawed premises, according to two new studies. Thomas Piketty's “Capital in the 21st Century,” which New York Times columnist and Nobel-prize winner Paul Krugman called “the most important economics book of the year — and maybe of the decade,” calls for an 80 percent income tax to stop wealth inequality from increasing. The book earned its author an invitation to the White House to meet with Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. ... ... The recent...
  • New Inversion Rules Seek to Punish Businesses, Not Raise Revenue

    09/23/2014 8:46:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/23/14 | Alan Joel
    U.S. companies face a kind of double taxation--taxing both domestic and foreign earned corporate income--and we are the only major industrial nation to do this to our businesses New Inversion Rules Seek to Punish Businesses, Not Raise Revenue The Department of the Treasury announced last night that it has implemented new rules aimed at making it more difficult for U.S. companies to move their headquarters abroad, which is known as an “inversion”. The rules take immediate effect. Interestingly enough, when Obama began his crusade against inversions earlier this summer, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew was adamant enough that rules...
  • The Patriotism of Prosperity

    08/13/2014 8:25:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2014 | Dr Ben Carson
    A few weeks ago, it was quite revealing -- but not surprising -- to hear Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew imply that corporate America should willingly pay the highest corporate-tax rates in the world as part of its "patriotic" duty. This kind of discourse demonstrates a profound misunderstanding of capitalism, which is an important component of American exceptionalism. In our system, people do not go into business, in many cases risking everything they have and more, in order to support the government. They obviously take those kinds of risks to make money. Instead of chastising American businesses for making financially...
  • Lew: U.S. likely able to pay bills through Feb.27

    02/08/2014 9:40:46 AM PST · by mdittmar · 13 replies
    UPI ^ | Feb. 7, 2014 | UPI
    (UPI) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Friday urged Congress to raise the federal borrowing limit to "provide certainty to the economy and to the financial markets."In a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Lew said the Treasury was implementing extraordinary measures to pay the government's bills as of Friday, with the expiration of a temporary suspension of the statutory debt limit that was part of the Continuing Appropriations Act of 2014 -- a compromise spending bill that led to the end to a government shutdown."Because Congress has not acted to approve normal borrowing authority, Treasury must begin implementing...
  • Treasury's Lew warns that U.S. default could happen quickly

    02/03/2014 6:54:09 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration warned on Monday it could start defaulting on the government's obligations "very soon" after hitting a limit on the national debt later this month. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the federal government should hit the ceiling by the end of February unless Washington raises the nation's limit on public borrowing. The federal government would then burn through its remaining cash more quickly that it would at other times of the year because the Treasury will be issuing tax refund checks, Lew said. "Without borrowing authority, at some point very soon, it would not be...
  • Should students learn cursive? Some states say yes

    11/14/2013 9:22:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 68 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov. 14, 2013 12:39 PM EST | Julie Carr Smyth
    The swirling lines from Linden Bateman’s pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms. Cursive. Penmanship. Handwriting. In years gone by, it helped distinguish the literate from the illiterate.But now, in the digital age, people are increasingly communicating by computer and smartphone. No handwritten signature necessary. Call it a sign of the times. When the new Common Core educational standards were crafted, penmanship classes were dropped. But at least seven of the 45 states that adopted the standards are fighting to restore the cursive instruction. …
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 20 October 2013

    10/20/2013 5:22:37 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 144 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 20 October 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows October 20th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Roy Blunt, R-Mo.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew; Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and Tom Coburn, R-Okla.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mark Warner, D-Va. THIS WEEK (ABC): Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Cruz; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.
  • Why Does Obama Want To End Sequestration When It Was His & Lew's Idea? (According To Woodward

    10/13/2013 11:43:41 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 12 replies
    10/13/2013 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Bob Woodward said that sequestration was Obama's & Lew's idea. Why now is Obama againt it? Why was he for it before he was against it? Why does he flip-flop on his CORE beliefs (raising the debt ceiling, the individual mandate, sequestration, etc)? Not secondary or tertiary beliefs...core beliefs. And why is Lew fearmongering over the debt ceiling? What he has said about it recently has been debunked by Moody's.
  • Shutdown Hinders Iran, Syria Sanctions Enforcement, Treasury Official Says

    10/03/2013 10:46:36 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Chris Good
    The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, responsible for enforcing economic and trade sanctions against Iran and Syria, is being hindered because it has been pared down to a “skeleton crew” by the government shutdown, a Treasury official tells ABC News. “This massively reduced staffing not only impairs OFAC’s ability to execute its mission, it also undermines [the Treasury Department's Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes] broader efforts to combat money laundering and illicit finance, protect the integrity of the U.S. financial system, and disrupt the financial underpinnings of our adversaries,” according to the official, who asked not...
  • Lew Op-Ed: U.S. Failure to Pay Bills Hurts Everyone

    10/04/2013 7:52:00 AM PDT · by b4its2late · 20 replies
    US Treasury ^ | 10/3/2013 Page Content ​ | US Treasury
    Lew Op-Ed: U.S. Failure to Pay Bills Hurts Everyone 10/3/2013 WASHINGTON – In an op-ed to be published in the October 4, 2013 edition of USA TODAY, Treasury Secretary Jacob J. Lew discusses the importance of Congress raising the debt limit immediately to avoid self-inflicted wounds that could impede economic growth and create uncertainty for families and businesses. The text of the piece follows: U.S. failure to pay bills hurts everyone If Congress does not raise the debt limit soon, seniors, veterans, kids, among others, are at risk. By Jack Lew It might be hard to believe, but there is...

    08/23/2013 6:44:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/23/2013 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew called on Congress Thursday to "raise the debt ceiling as soon as members get back to Washington after summer recess." Lew delivered a strident, partisan speech, repeating familiar arguments from the 2012 presidential campaign. Many of Lew's remarks were, in fact, repetitions of remarks he had given on May 7 at the City Club of Cleveland. Compare the following paragraphs (emphasis added on verbatim repetitions): Cleveland, May 7: Just over four years ago, when President Obama first took office, economic conditions were the worst our nation has seen since the Great Depression. Our economy...