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|Warren and Brown Tells Obama To Put Up Or Shut Up On Trade
From Huffington Post : Obama accused Warren and congressional Democrats on Friday of being "dishonest" and spreading "misinformation" about the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- a trade pact the ...
|Anybody Else Here Tired of Hearing How Bad the Republicans Are?
I know I am. I think there's enough proof already. They are crazy liars without a heart who cater to the rich and conservatives and play upon people's intolerance, fear of the new, and ignorance ...
|As America becomes a Third-World Country
China to invest $255B in railway, water projects China plans to invest a total of 1.6 trillion yuan ($255 billion) in railway and water projects this year, Premier Li ...
|Obama: One hand giveth and the other taketh away
While Obama is getting all populistic in an attempt to pad his legacy, there's this: Obama wants to reduce tax breaks for 529 plans President Barack Obama is expected to propose a major change to ...
|Yaaawwwwnnn. Another Obama Guy Going to Wall Street
This time Sperling. It's all on the back end for these guys. Can we now officially call an end to the era when it was the Republicans who were the party for the fat cats? Former Obama adviser ...
|Warren to Oppose Obama Pick for Treasury Undersecretary
Gotta love her : Sen. Elizabeth Warren plans to oppose President Barack Obama’s nomination of Antonio Weiss, a Wall Street investment banker, to be Treasury Undersecretary for Domestic Finance, ...
|Obama is Selling Us out on Net Neutrality - One Take
Interesting from MarketWatch : There he goes again. Our president is trying to find a middle ground in a debate between the powerful and the weak. And if history is any indication, we know how this ...
|Let's Raise Better Dodo Birds!! Who's with Me?
The dailykos community was founded with the mission of electing better Democrats. As someone who was raised in a Democrat family with a father who was actively involved in the local Democratic ...
|It Wasn't the Democrats' Fault!!!
The Dems didn't lose. It was the Republicans that won and the stupid people who vote for them. And those damn Dem voters didn't turn out. Again. It's the Repubs' and the voters' fault. The ...
|"Why Obama Might Welcome a Republican Majority"
This is an interesting read , especially for those who have held, as I have, that Obama is more akin to an old fashioned Republican than a liberal Democrat (old fashioned or modern day): Speaking ...
|"There’s no such thing as corporate citizenship."
This from a Chamber of Commerce economist in response to the President saying that companies who move their headquarters overseas to avoid paying US taxes are renouncing their US citizenship. And ...
|BREAKING: Obama Blasts Republicans for Holding Back Economic Growth
Never thought I'd see this: In a White House press briefing today, President Obama severely criticized Congressional Republicans in no uncertain terms for creating obstacles to economic growth. He ...
|This is Who They Want to Risk More American Lives For
From the Guardian about the capture of Mosul by ISIS: Iraqi officials told the Guardian that two divisions of Iraqi soldiers – roughly 30,000 men – simply turned and ran in the face of the ...
|It's Official: Obamacare Good for Economy Says Goldman Sachs
As reported here : Alec Phillips, economic researcher at Goldman Sachs, said in a note issued late last week to clients that subsidies from the Affordable Care Act boosted gross domestic product ...
|Breaking: Obamacare Enrollments Exceed 6 Million
According to MarketWatch , HHS officials say goal of 6 million has been met: Health and Human Services officials said Thursday the agency has fully enrolled 6 million consumers nationwide in ...
|Obamacare Extension for Sign-Ups Past March 31st
From LA Times : The Obama administration plans to allow consumers to complete enrollment for health insurance under Obamacare after next week's deadline as long as they declare that they started ...
|Breaking: Chained CPI Dropped from White House Budget
From the evil Murdoch-owned MarketWatch : President Barack Obama's next budget will drop a past offer to accept lower cost-of-living increases in Social Security through the so-called chained ...
|CBO: Obamacare will add to deficit, create reluctant work force
OK, so do we like or dislike the CBO on this one ? The number of people receiving health coverage through public exchanges under President Obama’s health-care overhaul will total roughly 25 ...
|Yep, ACA Really Sticking it to those Private Health Insurers .... NOT
Update on what will likely be one of the biggest gifts ever to private corporations brought to you by a Democratic administration: One of the nation’s biggest health insurers, WellPoint Inc., got ...
|Ex-Senator Lieberman (DINO) Joins Private Equity Firm
First word that popped into my mind when I saw this ? DICK Who's surprised? Add another title to Joe Lieberman’s resume: chairman of the ...
|Chris Hayes - The Most Pathetic Whining Bout I've Seen in a While
Chris Hayes and his three guests just had a whine on his MSNBC show over those nasty Republicans blocking Obama's nominees for Federal judgeships. The repubs did this. The Repubs did that. IT'S ...
|Obamacare Sure Put the Private Health Insurers in Their Place
And what place might that be? In the money, is where. The notion that the ACA has finally reined in the cost of health insurance is naive. Private health insurers have been soaking people for ...
|What a coincidence! The debt ceiling bill increases funding for a dam in KY
These people have no shame. McConnell got him some pork out of this: Here’s some dry language from the legislation: SEC. 123. Section 3(a)(6) of Public Law 100–676 is amended by striking ...
|The Desensitization Continues - Updated
Obama doesn't leak, he desensitizes. When it's going to be bad news for his liberal/progressive base, he lets out the news gradually to defuse - and diffuse - the bad news. The continuing leaks, ...
|CNBC Calling Summers as Obama's Pick for Fed Chair
Yawn. This has been coming and it will happen. The desensitization has been ongoing and Obama will do what he everyone but those who live in a hole expect: President Obama will likely name his ...
|Yep, those Dem Senators are Going to Block Summers - NOT
From MarketWatch : Following meetings Wednesday with President Barack Obama, Democratic congressional leaders vowed Wednesday to support the White House's eventual pick to be the next Federal ...
|The Push for a Big Bank Friendly Fed Chairman - Obama's First Preference
A bunch of interesting information and analysis in this piece by Robert Kuttner about the maneuvering to name the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve. We've all heard about Larry Summers being a ...
|Go Larry! Summers Consulting for Citigroup and Nasdaq
Well, obviously, this makes him perfectly qualified: Lawrence Summers, one of the leading contenders to replace Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, has been a paid consultant to Citigroup Inc. ...
|Oh, it will be Summers for the Fed
From MarketWatch (bold mine): President Obama appears to be leaning toward his former economic adviser Larry Summers as his pick for the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, but he's facing ...
|Transparency in the Senate - Starting 50 Years from Now
This just speaks for itself: ax Tax writers promise 50 years of secrecy for senators' suggestions The Senate’s top tax writers have promised their colleagues 50 years worth of secrecy in ...
|The Republicans are in the Cat Bird Seat on Filibuster Reform
Now that Reid has limited filibuster reform to only regulatory appointments, he has already lost the long – and bigger – game. Whether he wins or loses this narrow reform, he and the Dems will ...
|Reid Backing Off on Filibuster Rules Change?
I haven't seen this diaried and I didn't see Meet the Press. If this story is true, then as expected Harry Reid is backing off from changing the filibuster rules, specifically to make it apply only ...
|Breaking: Snowden Applies for Asylum in Russia
Apparently, Putin was responding to the request as part of a negotiation. From MarketWatch : Edward Snowden, the former U.S. National Security Agency staffer accused of espionage, has filed an ...
|Breaking: Senate Confirms Pritzker as Commerce Secretary
From MarketWatch : The Senate on Tuesday voted to confirm Penny Pritzker, a billionaire Chicago businesswoman and close ally of President Barack Obama, as commerce secretary. The Hyatt Hotels Corp. ...
|Obama Administration Paves the Way for Sharia Law - Updated
This is the title of the lead story on Yahoo's home page. It's from Breitbart News Network. I left a feedback message about it saying if I see another Breitbart story promulgated on Yahoo I will ...
|Where an Old Soldier Goes to ... Get Rich
These guys always make out on the back end. This time, David Patraeus, most recently of the head-CIA-guy-who-got-caught-in-a-sex-scandal fame. According to MarketWatch : David Petraeus, the ...
|Breaking: CBO Slashes Estimate of Deficit by $200 Billion
And where were we on that austerity thing? From MarketWatch : The Congressional Budget Office on Tuesday slashed its estimate of the current year deficit by $200 billion to $642 billion, which ...
|Nominee for Commerce Secretary ex-Chairwoman of Subprime Lender
This is rich (pun fully intended). As diaried earlier, President Obama has nominated Penny Pritzker for Secretary of Commerce. Now this from MarketWatch : The failure of a relatively obscure ...
|Keystone XL Start to be Delayed According to TransCanada
Don't think this has been diaried. From MarketWatch : TransCanada Corp. Chief Executive said the Keystone XL pipeline would start operations months later than expected as the regulatory process ...
|GE Capital Cuts Off Lending to Gun Shops
Interesting development I don't think has been diaried: General Electric is quietly cutting off lending to gun shops, as the company rethinks its relationship to firearms amid the fallout from the ...
|A Handy Dandy List of 20 Excuses for Obama Defenders
Lists are big these days here on dkos. In fact, lists are big period. How many times a day do you see headlines like, "5 Things You Should Never do at a Job Interview" or " 7 Steps to a Happy ...
|Helpful Short-cuts for the Defense of President Obama from Criticism (Updated)
Following the comments in the recent diaries criticizing President Obama’s budget proposal in which he puts entitlement cuts on the table, it occurred to me that those defending his actions ...
|That Obama is a Real Kidder!! Putting Entitlement Cuts on the Table
I know, I know. It's a head fake to suck the Republicans into a trap they can't get out of. It's just a ploy. Obama doesn't really mean it. And, of course, it hasn't happened yet. I think that ...
|Citigroup in Violation of Money Laundering Laws - No Problemma
Get the anti-nausea drugs out. Citi found in violation of money laundering laws by two different Federal bank regulators. Now the Federal Reserve has also cited them and have given them 60 days to ...
|"See the Man with Stage Fright"
The essential non-verbal message from Marco Rubio's speech last night is that he was very nervous. From The Band's song " Stage Fright ": Your brow is sweatin' and your ...
|The Fallacy of "Drill, Baby, Drill" - Additional Evidence
The advocates of opening up .... well, everywhere ... in the US and its shores as way to bring down gas prices now have a new black swan data point to deal with in January's trade balance report : ...
|GOP Wants Your Advice
If there was ever an opportunity to freep a participate in a RNC sponsored survey, this is it . You do have put in name, email address and zip code, but that shouldn't slow you down. As reported :
|Anyone want to set up a QUITtheNRA.com website?
A few weeks ago on an impulse, I bought the domain name, quitthenra.com." The idea was to set up a website that would encourage NRA members to relinquish or not renew their membership because of ...
|Breaking: AIG Will Not Sue the Government
Man, am I relieved. From the WSJ as reported on MarketWatch , according to unnamed sources : American International Group Inc. will not join a lawsuit against the U.S. government filed by its ...
|White House Mint the $1 Trillion Coin Petition to Sign
There is a diary on the rec list about Paul Krugman's endorsement for the US Treasuring to mint a $1 trillion There is also a White House petition that was put up on January 3rd encouraging the ...
|Breaking: Barney Frank Wants Interim U.S. Senate Seat Now
As reported here : The Massachusetts Democrat, whose name is shared on the landmark Dodd-Frank Act enacted in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis, told Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick that he ...
|What's Worse Than Weak?
From the looks of it, Obama is about to return to capitulator-in-chief mode again. Disappointment in him contributed to the House losses in 2010. He came off as - hell, he was - a patsy dealing ...
|It's the Bullets - Give them a Short Shelf-life
In 1993, before nearly all US Congressional Representatives and Senators traded in their vertebrate status on the issue of gun control, Senator Pat Moynihan from New York suggested that the emphasis ...
|Why does Obama persist in screwing up the framing of his tax policy?
This has been commented on before, but, listening to Obama's live broadcast on the fiscal cliff, and hearing how the media parrot what he said, I cannot refrain. And, yes, I suppose it's honeymoon ...
|Romney & Staples - Perjury or Bad Investment Judgement?
From the outset, let me say that there are a number of factors that could affect the analysis below. Nevertheless, sticking close to the facts, it seems to me that Romney either lied about the ...
|Remember When Obama was Soft on China? Romney Just Pulverized His Molars.
According to a report on MarketWatch entitled, Obama lands a pre-debate punch on China , A day after saying the U.S. doesn’t want to embarrass China over trade issues, President Obama blocked a ...
|Obama to Make Statement on Ambassador Stevens at 10:35 am
Just this from MarketWatch : President Barack Obama will ...
|Obama Gives Himself an "Incomplete" on the Economy: Are you f###ing kidding me!!
Just this : President Obama gives himself a grade of "incomplete" on the economy, citing the difficult circumstances he inherited upon taking office in 2009. "Obviously we are still going through ...
|Middle-Class Impact Statement on Every Law: What a Good Idea!
This is a short diary because I just want to bring attention to an idea I have just heard for the first time: Requiring a middle-class impact statement, analogous to an environmental-impact ...
|Pew: Middle Class Continues to Shrink
Nothing really new, but confirms the trend. from MarketWatch: The American middle class continued to shrink last year while also falling behind in its share of the nation's wealth as more affluent ...
|Romney Selects Ryan: Same Conversation
There's a story circulating on the web (e.g., here) with the title: How Paul Ryan will help Mitt Romney change the conversation The idea goes like this: In selecting Paul Ryan,
|Chinese Company Taking Control of US Govt Backed Battery Company: Will Romney Attack?
Now that the Solyndra "scandal" has subsided, there may be another kerfuffle coming along similar lines. All I need to give you is the first paragraph of the story from Reuters to see what I'm ...
|My political exchange with a real bitch
So I'm at the park. It's very hot and humid and everyone seems drained and grumpy. I'm sitting on a park bench talking politics with my wife when a woman walking her dog sits down on the end of ...
|Why does Obama misrepresent his tax cut plan?
Typically, President Obama talks about his tax cut plan as a tax cut for those making under $250,000 and a little bit of an increase for those few Americans who make more. There is a lot wrong ...
|Obama Steps on Romney's Trip to Israel
Just a quickie I haven't seen mentioned ... In advance of Romney's trip to Israel, Obama will sign a new US-Israel security pact. This pact means the US can ship Israel more military equipment. ...
|When Senators had Guts: Moynihan's Proposal on Ammo Control
A comment I just wrote to another diary about the amount of ammunition the Aurora shooter accumulated prompts me to put out this diary in the hopes of contributing another idea to the issue of gun ...
|Morgan Stanley Cut Estimate of Facebook Revenues Before IPO
Want another reason why Facebook's share price was throttled during its IPO and has dropped below the IPO proice since? From Reuters : In the run-up to Facebook's $16 billion IPO, Morgan Stanley, ...
|Michele Bachmann gives up Swiss citizenship
Yep, that's right. Ms. Ditz decided to keep America and her position in Congress safe from the invading hoards of mountain people To(o) wit (less): ... on Thursday, the Minnesota congresswoman ...
|Why Aren't the Repubs Blasting the Military Over Global Warming?
I think Daryl Issa needs another investigation, this time over why our military is wasting money and resources on planning for global warming. What's wrong with him? He must know - or should be ...
|Limbaugh Did Not Smear Fluke
Yes he did in the vernacular, but it's more important to call it for what it is in legally indefensible terms. "Smear" is not a legal term. At first, I thought Limbaugh was "slandering" her, but ...
|Here We Go Again! - Dems Propose Cut in Unemployment Benefits
Does this sound familiar? Congressional Democrats are urging a modest six-week cut in ...
|Bye, Bye Timmy - Not So Good Knowing You (oh, btw - BREAKING)
A quickie. Timothy Geithner says he will not serve in the next ...
|Gingrich Avoided $69,000 in Medicare Tax in 2010
So Ging rich put out his 2010 tax return and the inspection ...
|Ron Paul's Doomsday Investment Portfolio
According to his filings, Ron Paul'...
|Republican Damage to Payroll Tax Relief Already
Just a snippet from UC-Davis While Congress continues to debate an extension of the 2011 payroll tax cut, the UC Office ...
|Early Vibes on Reid's Compromise
From Reuters According to the aide, who asked not to be identified, the new proposal pares back a ...
|Harry Reid Has a Compromise on the Payroll Tax Cut (with Poll)
The title should read "(just a Poll) because at ...
|Top 0.1% Earn 50% of Capital Gains
TO follow up on Mark Sumner's front page diary earlier today is this article from, of ...
|Yay!! President Obama Helping to Solve the Energy Crisis
This is great news . Yesterday the Obama administration took another step in helping us break the shackles of ...
|One Reason Obama Fails to Communicate and Persuade
Fail? Fail how? 1. Fail to make news. 2. Fail to educate/inform the public. 3. Fail to place blame on Republicans where it belongs. 4. Fail to leverage his bully pulpit Take a look at the ...
|Finally Doing Something About Waste and Fraud
Yep, the Repubs have been shouting about how much money can be saved by clamping down on waste and abuse in government. You know, that famous $700 hammer for the military and the god knows how ...
|The Bully Pulpit
First, some background on the term, "bully pulpit," from Wikipedia : This term was coined by President Theodore Roosevelt, who ...
|Obama Tells EPA to Back Off Ozone
This from MarketWatch : President Barack Obama on ...
|Consumer Protection - 16th C.
I just wanted to post the photo below, which I took last Spring in St. Augustine, FL. With all the hoo-ha over the Consumer Protection Agency, it interesting to note that this market was ...
|Fear Motivated Voting ... Again
First, I want to thank Stephen Daugherty for his earlier diary , which provided the impetus for ...
|Re-radicalized! Thank you, President Obama.
This started out as a comment in Democrats Ramshield's ...
|President Obama Beats the Republicans Again!
How cool is this!! The President has beaten back the Republicans' efforts to let the US default on its debt obligations. Admittedly, things were looking pretty grim there for a while, but our ...
|How do these make you feel?
From WaPo : About a third of the money ...
|Gang of 6 Plan: Swapping Magic for Vaudeville
I've been reading Darrell Delamaide's columns at MarketWatch for a while and have been often tempted to highlight them here. Although I wouldn't say he's particularly insightful, I like his sarcasm.
|Breaking: Obama Coming to His Senses?
Ok. Very short diary. Just this from MarketWatch: The White House rejected an invitation to President Barack Obama from Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to meet at the Capitol ...
|Cantor Quits Budget Talks: It's Cavin' Time Again
No, not caving by the Republicans, but by the White House. Just ...
|Obama's DOJ Works Against the People - Please Explain
Can someone who knows the law, please explain why Obama's DOJ is working against Medicaid recipients? From today'...
|Rapture Report (with poll)
They believe it will likely start as it becomes 6 p.m. in the world's various time zones. Well?
|Thank the Republicans: Jobs lost in Florida and Wisconsin
So Governors Scott (R-FL) and Walker (R-WI) refused stimulus money from the Feds for high(er) speed rail in their states. They really showed the Democrat Obama administration a thing or two about ...
|Jeff Immelt and the Fed
Maybe this is generally known, but Jeff Immelt of no tax-paying GE and Head of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness has also been in the Federal Reserve club. General ...
|Who Am I?
A short little quiz for your amusement: 1. I was voted the "Marketer of the Year" in 2008. I won hundreds of votes (36% of the total) of marketers, agency heads and marketing-services vendors ...
|Senator Obama Voted Against Raising the Debt Ceiling
Maybe this is old news - a search didn't turn up anything, but it would be easy to miss - but it's worth a note. President Obama is now saying he regretted his vote against raising the debt ceiling ...
|Man on Dog Logic
This short, but just a taste of what we've been missing since Bob Casey wiped the floor with Rick Santorum to take away ...
|President Obama has McConnell Over a Barrel Now
Yes, indeed. The President's call today at his press conference for a bipartisan compromise on raising the debt ceiling really put the Republicans on the defensive. About time, is what I say. ...
|What's Wrong with Matt Damon? He's now Mal Content.
No he didn't change his name, just his opinion of President Obama. Matt Damon, an active supporter of Barack Obama during the 2008 election campaign has joined that handful of malcontents. He's ...
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