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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 […]

Obama administration reimposes offshore oil drilling ban

December 1, 2010

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Interior Secretary Ken Salazar announced Wednesday afternoon that the Obama administration will not allow offshore oil drilling in the eastern Gulf of Mexico or off the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as part of the next five-year drilling plan, reversing two key policy changes President Obama announced in late March. President Obama talks about endorsing expansion […]

Unemployment extension unlikely; jobless file for last checks

November 30, 2010

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Although the deadline to file for extended unemployment insurance is officially Nov. 30, many jobless have already filed their last claim for benefits. And since lawmakers aren’t likely to extend the deadline anytime soon, many more unemployed Americans will run out of their extended federal benefits in coming weeks. About 2 million people are expected […]

Where’s My Obamacare Waiver?

November 17, 2010

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More than 1 million Americans have escaped the clutches of the Democrats’ destructive federal health-care law. Lucky them. Their employers and labor representatives wisely applied for Obamacare waivers earlier this fall and got out while the getting was good. Now, it’s time for Congress to create a permanent escape hatch for the rest of us. […]

Here’s What No One Told You About The Supposedly Great Jobs Report

November 6, 2010

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With a really fantastic headline number coming from the Establishment Survey, we thought we’d take a closer look at the other side of the coin.  The Household Survey showed the following today: •    a decline of 330,000 in the number of people employed; •    a decline of 254,000 in the labor force; •    a decline […]

Public employee unions funnel public money to Democrats

October 27, 2010

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Who is the largest single political contributor in the 2010 campaign cycle? You can be pardoned if you answer, erroneously, that it’s some new conservative group organized by Karl Rove. That’s campaign spin by the Obama Democrats, obediently relayed by certain elements of the so-called mainstream media. The real answer is AFSCME, the American Federation […]

China buying 600,000 acres of Texas Oil reserves in landmark deal

October 12, 2010

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State-owned Chinese energy giant CNOOC is buying a multibillion-dollar stake in 600,000 acres of South Texas oil and gas fields, potentially testing the political waters for further expansion into U.S. energy reserves. With the announcement Monday that it would pay up to $2.2 billion for a one-third stake in Chesapeake Energy assets, CNOOC lays claim […]