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by | Feb 27, 2013

Ben Bernanke claimed that state and local government budgets seem to have stabilized, in response to a question by New York Rep. Gregory Meeks about why the economy lost 600,000 public sector jobs. Meeks claimed this would be the equivalent…

by | Feb 27, 2013

Representative Mike Capuano from Massachusetts tried to bait Ben Bernanke by asking, “Am I correct in paraphrasing the chairman by saying that sequestration is stupid?”  Bernanke: “I wish you wouldn’t do that.” 

by | Feb 26, 2013

Bernanke gave his semi-annual testimony on monetary policy to the Senate Banking Committee today. Below are some notable excerpts from his prepared remarks: “With unemployment well above normal levels and inflation subdued, progress toward the Federal Reserve’s mandated objectives of…

by | Feb 25, 2013

Media Matters and others are making a lot of noise about the conservative aversion to Michelle Obama’s appearance at the Academy Awards. It is true: Laura Bush did appear at the Oscars back in 2002. Watching her appearance and comparing it to Michelle…

by | Feb 22, 2013

Thursday witnessed a confluence of great minds descending upon the Heritage Foundation to discuss Russia in the wake of Obama and Putin’s re-election. Four of those minds made up the discussion panel, and though they came from notably different walks of life (Russian and American,…

by | Feb 21, 2013

Last week  marked this season’s first pow-wow between Illinois’ union and legislative leaders regarding what has become known as a pension “funding crisis.” It surprised nobody (least of all Illinois’ Democratic House Speaker, who failed to attend) that this summit…

by | Feb 19, 2013

“Let one spot in this grand country of ours be saved from change!” -Ann Pamela Cunningham, Founder of the Mt. Vernon Ladies’ Association. President’s Day is a grand time to tour Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington. The place…

by | Feb 15, 2013

Zalman Shoval, Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Special Envoy to the U.S. and Europe, held a press conference at the National Press Club yesterday. His talk focused on the newly forming Israeli coalition government under Netanyahu and President Obama’s first state visit to Israel taking place next…

by | Feb 15, 2013

Check out the images of the meteor that hit the Chelyabinsk region of Russia at 9.20 AM local time. 500 people were reportedly injured. 

by | Feb 12, 2013

Sarah Palin’s departure from Fox News provided some more tabloid-esque coverage for those who derived pleasure by mocking her colorful public persona. When Roger Ailes declared in a 2011 AP interview that Palin earned her keep “because she was hot…

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