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  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    05/21/2018 8:20:01 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies
    AP ^ | May 21, 2018
    SHREVEPORT, La. — Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska beat out 50 other women Monday to win this year’s Miss USA competition. Summers, a 23-year-old contestant from Omaha, graduated from Texas Christian University with two degrees and is working on becoming a certified child life specialist.
  • Lawrence Summers: Trump doesn’t deserve credit for all the economic good news

    01/22/2018 2:15:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 01/22/2018 | By Lawrence H. Summers
    President Trump will be attending the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Inevitably, attention will focus on whether the president projects a commitment to internationalist values or reiterates his truculent nationalism in the name of making America “great again.” Attention will also focus on the durability of the current economic and market upswing that has buoyed the spirits of businesses and investors around the world. While Trump will probably try to take credit for all the economic good news, it is unlikely that he deserves it. He is president of the United States, not the world. And the economic...
  • Looting Russia's Free Market

    08/16/2002 7:13:59 AM PDT · by Stand Watch Listen · 14 replies · 393+ views
    INSIGHT magazine ^ | August 12, 2002 | Kelly Patricia O'Meara
    Americans are becoming only too aware of the financial tricks and deceit in which some of the nation's largest and most respected corporations engaged during the Clinton administration to pump up stock prices with fraudulently inflated profits. When the huge bubble no longer could be sustained the men and women at the top would bail out of their stock and pocket millions, leaving pensioners and other investors holding an empty bag. To market insiders these are known as "pump and dumps." While federal investigators are looking into the corporate malfeasance at Enron, WorldCom, Qwest Communications, AOL Time Warner and...
  • Memphis Couple missing, 3 sons Hospitalized

    11/30/2016 8:54:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11-30-2016 | Jody Callahan
    As officials continue to search for a Memphis architect and his wife still missing after devastating fires that hit Gatlinburg this week, family and friends are using social media to provide updates on the family. Jon Summers and his wife, Janet, haven't been found, friends said, and their three sons — Branson and twins Wesley and Jared — have been hospitalized after being caught in the fire. All three sons are at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, family friends confirmed. “The boys are doing much better. That’s great news,” Steve Berger, president of the architectural firm that employs Jon Summers, said...
  • What’s behind the revolt against global integration? [STOPPING THE "ELITES"]

    04/11/2016 3:09:45 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10 | Lawrence Summers
    Since the end of World War II, a broad consensus in support of global economic integration as a force for peace and prosperity has been a pillar of the international order. From global trade agreements to the European Union project; from the work of the Bretton Woods institutions to the removal of pervasive capital controls; from the vast expansion in foreign direct investment to major increases in the flow of people across borders, the overall direction has been ... ...more successful than could reasonably have been hoped. We have not had a war between major powers. Global standards of living...
  • It’s time to kill the $100 bill

    02/16/2016 11:00:17 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 80 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2016 | Lawrence H. Summers
    Harvard's Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government, which I am privileged to direct, has just issued an important paper by senior fellow Peter Sands and a group of student collaborators. The paper makes a compelling case for stopping the issuance of high denomination notes like the 500 euro note and $100 bill or even withdrawing them from circulation. I remember that when the euro was being designed in the late 1990s, I argued with my European G7 colleagues that skirmishing over seigniorage by issuing a 500 euro note was highly irresponsible and mostly would be a boon to corruption...
  • How liberal 'triumphs' on Syria and Summers have weakened Obama

    09/16/2013 7:08:17 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    csmonitor.com ^ | Sept 16, 2013 | By Linda Feldmann
    The left is on a roll. Liberals successfully pushed back against President Obama’s plan to launch airstrikes in Syria, and then quashed the expected nomination of Larry Summers as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. That one-two punch from some usually loyal Democratic allies has left Mr. Obama in a weakened political state right as he enters tough negotiations with Republicans: to keep the government funded beyond Sept. 30, and to raise the limit on federal borrowing authority a few weeks later. Republican House Speaker John Boehner is having an even harder time getting his own base to...
  • Larry Summers withdraws name from Fed consideration

    09/15/2013 2:33:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/15/13 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    Former White House economic adviser and Treasury secretary Lawrence H. Summers has withdrawn his name as a candidate for Federal Reserve chairman, a person familiar with the matter said Sunday. President Obama had been strongly considering naming Summers to the post after their long experience fighting the financial crisis and recession. The decision may mean that another top candidate, current Federal Reserve vice chairman Janet Yellen, will get the job, or another candidate. In a letter dated Sunday to the president, Summers wrote that he was withdrawing his name. “It has been a privilege to work with you since the
  • Summers Withdraws Name for Fed Chairmanship

    09/15/2013 1:30:21 PM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    Former Treasury Secretary Calls Obama, Cites 'Acrimonious' Coming Confirmation
  • Obama to nominate Summers as Fed chief: Japan's Nikkei

    09/13/2013 2:16:03 AM PDT · by markomalley · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | 9/13/2013
    U.S. President Barack Obama will name former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers as chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, Japan's Nikkei newspaper said on Friday. The newspaper, quoting unnamed sources, said in its original Japanese version that Obama was "in the final stages" and moving toward naming Summers. The English-language version said the president "is set to" name Summers as early as late next week. Debate in Washington has focused on whether Obama will pick Summers or Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke, whose term as head of the U.S. central bank expires in January. The appointment must...
  • Inside Job: Obama To Nominate Summers As Fed Chair, Despite NO Federal Reserve Experience

    09/13/2013 3:55:35 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 6 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 09/13/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Japan’s Nikkei is reporting that President Obama is going to nominate Administration insider Lawrence Summers as Federal Reserve Chairman. Summers would replace current Chair Ben Bernanke. This nomination is in spite of the total lack of experience of Summmers in the Federal Reserve system. What experience does Summers have? 1. He was on the staff of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Reagan in 1982–1983. 2. Summers served as an economic adviser to the Dukakis Presidential campaign in 1988 which ended in disaster. dukakis 3. He served as Chief Economist for the World Bank until 1993. 4. He served...
  • Obama’s Choice: Summers or Yellen? (Yield Curve Higher Than When QE Started)

    07/26/2013 4:58:02 PM PDT · by whitedog57 · 9 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 07/26/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke may be stepping down when his term expires in January. If that happens, President Obama gets to nominate his successor. The leading candidates are Fed Vice Chair Janet Yellen and former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers. Both Yellen and Summers are from elite, liberal universities (University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University, respectively). Both are similar to Bernanke in terms of policies. Yellen is quiet and Summers is … well, Summers – quite opinionated. It is doubtful that other respected candidates like Jeff Lacker at the Richmond Fed or Thomas M. Hoenig from the Kansas...
  • Economic Official Sperling Warned Woodward (Alleged sender of 'regret' email)

    02/27/2013 7:10:57 PM PST · by kristinn · 19 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | Wednesday, February 27, 2013 | Ben Smith
    The White House official whom Bob Woodward charged had crosssed a line by saying he would "regret" printing his version of a set of Washington negotiations was Gene Sperling, the director of the White House Economic Council, a source familiar with the exchange told BuzzFeed Wednesday. The email from Sperling to Woodward, which Woodward read to Politico Wednesday, has transfixed Washington, with Republicans and some in the press charging that it embodies a White House lording it over a cowed press corps. Woodward, Politico reported, called the top official — identified to BuzzFeed as Sperling — to tell him that...
  • King campaign seeks removal of Republican ad attacking him

    09/26/2012 7:55:41 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    BDN Maine ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Matthew Stone
    PORTLAND, Maine — Angus King’s campaign called on the state’s TV stations Monday to pull two Republican ads from the air that it says offer an inaccurate and misleading portrayal of King’s involvement in a 22-turbine wind project in the western Maine town of Roxbury. King and business partner Rob Gardiner held a 10 percent stake in the project until early 2011. At a Monday news conference, King campaign manager Kay Rand said the campaign is filing formal complaints with the TV stations airing the ads claiming that the stations are required to remove the ads under federal law. “Initially,...
  • New Republican ad continues wind assault on King

    09/24/2012 9:18:20 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 4 replies
    Bangor Daily News ^ | September 21, 2012 | Matthew Stone
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee is out with another ad targeting Angus King and his wind energy business. The spot, titled “Smooth Operator,” asks, “Angus King got a sweetheart deal for his windmills. What did Mainers get?” The spot then features five unidentified residents from the area of the 22-turbine Record Hill wind project in which King and business partner Rob Gardiner held a 10 percent stake until January 2011. They accuse King of profiting from a wind turbine installation that’s changed the area where they live. “‘We all need to get used to seeing turbines where we used to...
  • Maine: Angus King - It's Good to be King (ad)

    09/20/2012 9:22:23 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    US Chamber ad via YouTube ^ | 9/18/2012 | US Chamber
    Angus King isn't worried about issues affecting middle class Mainers. King said, "When I'm Campaigning, nobody talks to me about health care or even the economy." Who is King talking to?
  • US Chamber Airs Anti-King TV Ads in Maine

    07/26/2012 8:32:21 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    MPBN ^ | 07/26/2012
    The 30-second ad portrays King as a free-spending liberal, calling him the "king of spending," while Maine's former governor says the ads are negative attacks by outside money "trying to influence Maine voters." PORTLAND, Maine (AP) _ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has begun airing TV ads in Maine taking on independent Senate candidate Angus King. The 30-second ad portrays King as a free-spending liberal during his years as Maine's governor, calling him the "king of spending.'' The ad says government spending skyrocketed under King, and that he left the state with a billion-dollar shortfall when he left office. King...
  • In early Obama White House, female staffers felt frozen out

    09/20/2011 3:51:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 20, 2011 | Peter Wallsten and Anne E. Kornblut
    Friction about the roles of women in the Obama White House grew so intense during the first two years of the presidentÂ’s tenure that he was forced to take steps to reassure senior women on his staff that he valued their presence and their input. At a dinner in November 2009, several senior female aides complained directly to the president that men enjoyed greater access to him and often muscled them out of key policy discussions. Those tensions prompted Obama, urged on by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, to elevate more women into senior White House positions, recognize them more during...
  • Ron Suskind Book 'Confidence Men': Tim Geithner Ignored Obama Order On Banks

    09/16/2011 8:31:25 AM PDT · by tomd2 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/16/2001 | ANTHONY McCARTNEY
    A new book offering an insider's account of the White House's response to the financial crisis says that U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner ignored an order from President Barack Obama calling for reconstruction of major banks. According to Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Suskind, the incident is just one of several in which Obama struggled with a divided group of advisers, some of whom he didn't initially consider for their high-profile roles. Suskind states that Obama accepts the blame for mismanagement in his administration while noting that restructuring the financial system was complicated and could have resulted in deeper financial harm....
  • The Muslim Brotherhood's Long-Standing War On The West (US Politicians)

    02/02/2011 10:18:40 PM PST · by bronxville · 148 replies
    US Politicians Duped By The Brotherhood In the United States, one individual maintained a pretense of "moderation" which would later embarrass the left and the right. According to the testimony of Dr. Michael Waller to the US Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Abdurahman Alamoudi was a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. A man born in Eritrea in 1951, he arrived in the US in 1979 and became a naturalized US citizen on May 23, 1996. From 1985 onwards he became involved in many Muslim groups. In 1990 he founded the Washington DC-based American Muslim Council (AMC), which Waller states "has...