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UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama, Gets A Visit From the Secret Service

January 6, 2011

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UFC lightweight Jacob Volkmann, following his UFC 125 win over Antonio McKee, declared that he wanted to fight President Barack Obama for his next fight.His words got him a visit from the Secret Service on Tuesday. via UFC Fighter Jacob Volkmann Calls Out President Barack Obama, Gets A Visit From the Secret Service – UFC […]

Most Americans Say They’re Worse Off Since Obama Took Office

December 9, 2010

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More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Bloomberg National Poll shows. The survey, conducted Dec. 4-7, finds that 51 percent of respondents think their situation has […]

Unemployment increases to 9.8% under Democrats

December 3, 2010

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The U.S. economy added fewer jobs than expected in November and the unemployment rate rose to its highest level since April, indicating the economic recovery remains weak “17 months after the recession ended.” The unemployment rate, which is obtained from a separate household survey, unexpectedly rose to 9.8% last month. More than 15 million people […]

CNN Reporter Put On Watch List After Criticizing TSA

December 3, 2010

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In light of new reports alleging that the TSA is creating a watch list of individuals who criticized the agency as a form of collective punishment, it’s revealing to note that CNN journalist Drew Griffin was also put on a TSA watch list immediately after he filed reports critical of the organization back in 2008. […]

Fed aid in financial crisis went beyond U.S. banks to industry, foreign firms

December 2, 2010

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The financial crisis stretched even farther across the economy than many had realized, as new disclosures show the Federal Reserve rushed trillions of dollars in emergency aid not just to Wall Street but also to motorcycle makers, telecom firms and foreign-owned banks in 2008 and 2009. The Fed’s efforts to prop up the financial sector […]

Reid Angers GOP by Pushing Four Versions of DREAM Act Without Hearing

December 1, 2010

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pushed four different versions of the controversial immigration bill known as the DREAM Act without a hearing on any of them, drawing outrage from the top Republican on the committee that would have handled the package. The Nevada senator, who narrowly escaped a defeat in the November election, has pursued […]

Federal Reserve’s ‘astounding’ report: We loaned banks trillions

December 1, 2010

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The Federal Reserve offers details on the loans it gave to banks and others at the height of the financial crisis. One program alone doled out nearly $9 trillion. The numbers are staggering, encompassing more than a dozen emergency programs set up starting in 2007 or 2008. In one program alone the Fed doled out […]