U.S. Government Going Broke

Boston University economics professor Laurence Kotlikoff says the government “is going broke.” In a Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Review article, he points out that bankruptcy is usually defined as an inability to pay interest on current debt, with no prospect of being able to pay without changes in circumstances. In assessing whether the […]

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Barack Obama to face tough questions on US foreign policy

President Barack Obama faces the sternest test of his international leadership this week when he attends the United Nations and chairs a G20 summit, amid growing doubts about his grandiose vision for US foreign policy. When he addresses the 64th UN General Assembly, which opens tomorrow, Mr Obama will tell his global audience that “everybody […]

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3 al-Qaida Terrorists Arrested in Colorado & NY

DENVER – The FBI arrested a 24-year-old Colorado man on charges of making false statements to federal agents in an ongoing terror investigation, and supporting documents contend the man admitted receiving weapons and explosives training from al-Qaida in Pakistan. Najibullah Zazi of the Denver suburb of Aurora was arrested late Saturday after undergoing three days […]

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IAEA secret report: Iran worked on nuclear warhead

The urgency of dealing with the Iranian nuclear threat was underscored today when a leaked report revealed that the UN inspection agency believes the Islamic republic has “sufficient information” to make a nuclear weapon and has “probably tested” a key component. A day after Barack Obama scrapped plans to deploy missile defence technology in eastern […]

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Ahmadinejad doubts veracity of the Holocaust

Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) — Tens of thousands of Iranian opposition supporters protested the re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as he again attacked Israel at the annual state-organized Quds Day rally honoring the Palestinian cause. Rally participants marched toward downtown Tehran, converging on Enghelab Avenue, near the site of the capital’s weekly Friday prayers where Ahmadinejad […]

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Obama under fire for U-turn on missiles

Barack Obama’s decision to scrap Bush-era plans for a missile defence shield on Thursday triggered dismay in central Europe and among Republicans on Capitol Hill, amid claims that it amounted to a major security concession to Russia. Unveiling one of the biggest reversals on national security since coming to office, the US president said that […]

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