Americans Blame Economic Woes on Washington Before Wall Street

Americans remain convinced of Washington’s culpability in the economic crisis from which the country is still struggling to recover, according to a pair of new polls. The ongoing “Occupy” protests notwithstanding, Americans are more likely to blame the federal government than the financial sector for the country’s economic woes. According to a poll conducted by […]

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Four Reasons Why the Iran Terror Plot Makes Perfect Sense

By Lisa Daftari Some White House officials and analysts are having trouble accepting the storyline behind the alleged plot by Iran to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States and blow up the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Washington, D.C. They want to know why would the Iranian government summon a divorced, 56-year-old Iranian-American […]

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Should We Re-enact Glass-Steagall?

(Examiner) The repealing of the Glass-Steagall Act was heralded as one of the greatest bipartisan achievements of our time. It was passed by an overwhelming majority by both Democrats and Republicans and signed into law by President William Jefferson Clinton on November 12, 1999. The minority who spoke out against the repeal were ridiculed and […]

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Senate Cloakroom: October 17 – October 21

Senate Cloakroom: October 17 – October 21 Analysis: This week the Senate will move to a large appropriations bill which will wrap several individual appropriations together into one legislative package.  Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) will offer an amendment to the House passed Agriculture Appropriations bill which will add the Commerce, Justice and Science as well […]

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House Members Ask DOJ to Investigate Bank Fees — Will the Trail Lead Back to Them?

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), author of the Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory bill When Bank of America announced a new $5 debit card fee in late September (along with a slew of other banks), President Barack Obama condemned it, and yesterday some Democrat Members of Congress called on Attorney General Eric Holder to launch […]

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Quality of Light, Quality of Life

The soon-to-be-effective ban on traditional incandescent light bulbs creates more concerns than just the forceful shift of market shares; it also raises questions regarding individual freedom and even general well-being. Howard Brandston is a renowned lighting designer who has over 50 years of experience and an impressive project record: To date, he has designed over […]

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