Archive for December, 2012

Obama: Let’s Have An Up Or Down Vote On Fiscal Cliff

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Bipartisan, Democrats, Legislation, Money, Obama, Republicans

Looks like Obama doesn’t want to go over the cliff after all. Here’s more from NBC News… So, the heads of the Senate went to work… After weeks of fruitless negotiations between the president and Speaker John A. Boehner, Mr. Obama turned to Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, and Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, […]

December 28th, 2012 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Fiscal Cliff Deal Unlikely Before New Year

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Barack, Democrats, Obama, Republicans, Taxes

If Boehner can’t get House Repubs to play ball on a bill that Obama didn’t even agree to…what can we expect for something that’s worse in their eyes? Answer: nothing. Hopes of a grand-bargain — to shave trillions of dollars off the deficit by cutting entitlement programs and raising revenue — are shattered. House Republicans […]

December 27th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

An NRA Christmas Story

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December 22nd, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Urban Youth Gun Deaths

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December 19th, 2012 | Permalink| No Comments »

Gun Control, When?

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December 18th, 2012 | Permalink| 12 Comments »

Treasury Sells AIG Stake. Makes $22.7B Profit From $182B Bailout.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Bailouts, Good Decisions, Money

So much for moral hazard… 9:39AM EST December 11. 2012 – WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department said Tuesday that it has sold all its remaining shares of American International Group (AIG), moving to wrap up the government’s biggest bailout of the 2008 financial crisis. Treasury said it received $32.50 per share for its […]

December 11th, 2012 | Permalink| 9 Comments »