Monthly Archives: February 2009

Labor Ad Ties Limbaugh to the ‘Party of No’

Does this mean we can expect no bipartisanship? February 27, 2009, 10:01 amLabor Ad Ties Limbaugh to the ‘Party of No’By Kate Phillips The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, one of the nation’s largest and most politically … Continue reading

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Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius Accepts Nomination to HHS Secretary

By Michael A. Fletcher and Ceci Connoll Washington Post Staff Writers Saturday, February 28, 2009; 7:18 PM Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius this afternoon accepted President Obama’s request to become his Health and Human Services secretary, stepping into a central role … Continue reading

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The Sage News Roundup 01/28/09

Obama says tax cuts to be felt by April 1. SOURCE Ginsburg in court 18 days after cancer surgery By JESSE J. HOLLAND Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to the Supreme Court bench Monday, … Continue reading

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Ben Stein rejects conservatives’ Obama socialism charges

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Obama: US combat in Iraq to end by Aug. 31, 2010

Contrary to an earlier promise to remove  troops in 16 months, Obama follows the recommendation of Gates and Mullen and revises the time line for draw down in Iraq settling for a 19 month withdrawal. Democrats are not happy with … Continue reading

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Lifting image ban respects war dead

NEWARK, Delaware (CNN) — The reversal of two decades of policy on images of returning war casualties is an important and welcome milestone for the American people. The Pentagon’s decision announced Thursday allowing media coverage of coffins of war victims … Continue reading

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Analysis: Obama plan brings cries of class warfare

Oh, waaaaaaaah.  Consider this: A generation ago, top CEOs made 30 to 40 times the pay of average workers. Last year, CEO pay outpaced average worker pay by 344 times. ¹ As many as 43% of American workers in private … Continue reading

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The 2010 Budget

I’ve just started reading the 2010 Budget so I won’t comment but I wanted to post the links to the information. President’s Message (4 pages, 73 KB) Inheriting a Legacy of Misplaced Priorities (12 pages, 163 KB) Jumpstarting the Economy and Investing … Continue reading

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Poll: Obama Broke Through Polarization Across Party Lines

I’m actually pretty shocked with the response Obama’s speech got and the support that is being reported today. Watching the speech last night I saw something I have never seen before…..the president of the United States signing autograph after autograph. … Continue reading

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Obama Emphasizes Reform, Offers Hope Amid Economic Crisis

One of the things Obama said was no longer would companies who send jobs overseas receive a tax break.   That is an issue that transcends partisanship.   If you missed the speech and would like to view it clickHERE Obama … Continue reading

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