Firefighters stood to lose grant to ACORN

By Audrey Hudson EDITORS’ NOTE: THIS STORY HAS BEEN CORRECTED. Nearly $1 million in Homeland Security funding typically earmarked for fire departments has been awarded to ACORN before Congress signaled that it intended to cut off federal funding to the embattled group. The grant to ACORN’s Louisiana office became public in September before the House […]

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Obama Has Lost A Valuable Thing

Posted by Dan McLaughlin So, Chicago was eliminated in the first round of bidding for the 2016 Summer Olympics, despite (I assume despite) President Obama’s personal lobbying for the Games. Now, as a New Yorker, I really would not want the Olympics anywhere near my city, and the Olympics don’t exactly have a grand history […]

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45% Of Doctors Would Consider Quitting If Congress Passes Health Care Overhaul

Two of every three practicing physicians oppose the medical overhaul plan under consideration in Washington, and hundreds of thousands would think about shutting down their practices or retiring early if it were adopted, a new IBD/TIPP Poll has found. The poll contradicts the claims of not only the White House, but also doctors’ own lobby […]

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The demise of the dollar

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations […]

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Dollar is the New Peso

The U.S. dollar will continue weakening, and investors may borrow it to invest in higher-yielding assets, says Peter Schiff, president of Euro Pacific Capital. “I don’t know when (the dollar) is going to strengthen,” Schiff told CNBC. “The dollar isn’t the new yen, it’s unfortunately the new peso.” A weak dollar and low U.S. interest […]

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