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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

‘National & World News’ Archives

Is President Obama a big spender?

Is President Obama a big spender?

The answer is a big yes and no. As Mark Twain said, “Figures don’t lie, but liars figure.” It is not exactly a case of “lying,” but rather a case of putting a spin on what the numbers mean. The two articles from Forbes Magazine presented below are excellent examples.     In “ Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower?”  a May, 2012 article, Rick Ungar makes the case that it is Barack Obama. He includes a graph that shows the annualized growth in federal ... Full Story

The Road Show, by Pentagon contractors

The Road Show, by Pentagon contractors

Road Show with Senators, Brought to You by Pentagon Contractors By Anna Meier and Suzanne Dershowitz Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte hit the road this week in Florida, New Hampshire, Virginia and North Carolina to preach against looming Pentagon spending cuts. Call it the “Misinformation Road Show” brought to you by defense industry contractors. The trio of Republican senators are throwing out words like “devastating” and “draconian” to describe the potential ... Full Story

Romney, view of world and education

Romney, view of world and education

      Romney's World View By Michael Brenner Mitt Romney's provocative remarks in Jerusalem this week on Palestine and Iran have focused attention on how he thinks about American foreign policy generally. Beyond the immediate controversy, there is fresh reason to puzzle as to who exactly the Republican presidential nominee is and who are the people he relies on for advice. For his reputation in the United States as a reserved, scripted candidate who strives to avoid impetuous ... Full Story

Buying the presidency

Buying the presidency

Right-Wing Billionaires Behind Mitt Romney They're trying to buy a presidency - and they expect a big payoff on their investment By  Tim Dickinson Presidential politics has always been a rich man's game. But now, thanks to the Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United that upended decades of limits on campaign donations, financing a presidential race is the exclusive domain of the kind of megadonor whose portfolios make Mitt Romney look middle-class. "I have lots of money, and can ... Full Story

Israel targets Obama

Israel targets Obama

                      Netanyahu to Obama on election: When we say jump, you say how high? By Franklin Lamb   Presidential candidate Barack Obama is being targeted by the US Israel lobby from A to Z, (Ackerman, Gary & Aipac to Zuckerman, Mort & the Zionist Organization of America) as no American president seeking re-election has been in the country's 236 year history. Israel's duel loyalty agents, as well as more fair-minded ... Full Story

Billionaires against health care

Billionaires against health care

        Koch-backed group launches $9 million ad campaign against health law By Elise Viebeck A conservative advocacy group closely aligned with the Tea Party announced a $9 million swing-state push against President Obama and the healthcare law. The announcement by Americans for Prosperity (AFP), which is largely funded by the conservative Koch brothers, comes one day after the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the vast majority of the law in a major coup for Obama. "While ... Full Story

More lies at Fox News

More lies at Fox News

    Also not a Pulitzer Prize nominee: Charles Gasparino of Fox Business By Bill Dedman Investigative Reporter, msnbc.com NEW YORK — If you're keeping a list of journalists who have claimed for years to be Pulitzer Prize nominees without the inconvenience of actually being nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, add one more name: Charles Gasparino, the pugnacious senior Wall Street correspondent for Fox Business Network. After the outing in this space of non-nominees Jonah Goldberg ... Full Story

More war is coming

More war is coming

      "Netanyahu has decided to attack Iran before the U.S. Elections in November." by Michael Carmichael Senior Israeli officials now confirm that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has, "decided to attack Iran before the U.S. elections in November." Netanyahu's agenda is much broader than knocking out Iranian nuclear installations for his aim is to reshape the political landscape in the USA and Israel shifting everything to the far, far right in order to create a new ... Full Story

If not Obamacare, what?

If not Obamacare, what?

      If not Obamacare, what healthcare reform do Americans actually want? As we await the supreme court's ruling, we're routinely told that Obamacare is unpopular. But that masks a more complex picture By Harry J Enten The US supreme court will decide on Thursday whether or not to uphold fully, uphold partially, or reject the healthcare bill passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2010. Much has been made of public opinion polls showing that the majority of ... Full Story

Republican admits Voter ID laws designed to suppress

Republican admits Voter ID laws designed to suppress Democrats

                The Cat’s Out Of The Bag: One Republican Admits Voter ID Laws Are Meant to Suppress Democrats Written by Annie-Rose Strasser This weekend, Pennsylvania Republican House Leader Mike Turzai (R-PA) finally admitted what so many have speculated: Voter identification efforts are meant to suppress Democratic votes in this year’s election. At the Republican State Committee meeting, Turzai took the stage and let slip the truth about why ... Full Story

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