Archive for the 'D.C.' Category

Lame Quacks

By donar | Related entries in Barack, Cartoons, Congress, Conservatives, D.C., Democrats, Economy, House, Legislation, Obama, Political Graffiti, Republicans

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December 7th, 2010 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Demopublicans

By donar | Related entries in Cartoons, Congress, Conservatism, Conservatives, D.C., Democrats, Pelosi, Political Graffiti, Republicans, RNC

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March 16th, 2010 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Happy Belated Labor Day – Ike’s advice.

By mw | Related entries in Blogging, D.C., History, Ideas

“It is difficult indeed to maintain a reasoned and accurately informed understanding… on the part of our citizenry when many prominent officials, possessing no standing or expertness except as they themselves claim it, attempt to further their own ideas or interests by resort to statements more distinguished by stridency than by accuracy.” – Ike

September 7th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Barbarians at the Gates: What does scholar’s arrest really say about race in America?

By Byron Tau | Related entries in Barack, Change, Civil Liberties, D.C., News, Obama, Race

About the author: Byron C. Tau is a journalism graduate student at Georgetown and a recent graduate of McGill University in Montreal. You can find him all over the Internet, from his politics and commentary website Heartless and Brainless to his Twitter account to his personal blog. His favorite topics tend to be civil liberties […]

July 23rd, 2009 | Permalink| 7 Comments »

An Interesting Wrinkle About Gay Marriage In D.C.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in D.C., Law, Marriage, Sexuality

One thing to remember is that D.C.’s council only voted to recognize other state’s gay marriages. And maybe this is why they haven’t taken the next step. Due to D.C.’s strange system of governance, the District’s laws are subject to approval by Congress. If D.C. passes a gay marriage ordinance, the House Committee on Oversight […]

April 9th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Washington D.C. Recognizes Other States’ Same Sex Marriages

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in D.C., Homosexuality, Law, Sexuality

More good news… Domestic partnerships are already legal in the nation’s capital. But yesterday’s vote, billed as an important milestone in gay rights, explicitly recognizes relocated gay married couples as married. The initial vote was 12-0. The unanimous vote sets the stage for future debate on legalizing same-sex marriage in the District and a clash […]

April 7th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

Stress Tests for Wall Street — What About the Billions in off-the-Books Toxic Assets?

By American News Project | Related entries in Bailouts, Banks, Barack, Books, Business, Congress, Corporate Business, D.C., Economic recovery, Economy, Fiscal Responsibility, geithner, Money, News, Obama, Politics, recession, Washington, WTF?

At the center of President Obama’s overhaul strategy for Wall Street are the “stress tests” which will be applied to all financial institutions. But how accurate will the test results be? That will depend on whether the treasury takes off-balance-sheet assets into account, experts say. This is Danielle Ivory, reporting from the American News Project […]

April 6th, 2009 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

ANP (VIDEO): Fed Lends Two Trillion Without Oversight

By American News Project | Related entries in Bad Decisions, Bailouts, Bloomberg, Congress, D.C., Dodd, Economic recovery, Economy, Film, Florida, United States, Wall Street, Washington, WTF?

If you thought $700 billion was a lot of money, well.. It is. But $2 trillion is.. ridiculous. This is Danielle Ivory from ANP. Congress and the new administration have been focusing their attention on strengthening oversight for the Treasury’s TARP program, but meanwhile few are paying any attention to the Federal Reserve. Since September, […]

January 30th, 2009 | Permalink| No Comments »

(ANP Video) Bank CEO and TARP Recipient Says Government Bailout is Failing Community Banks

By American News Project | Related entries in Bailouts, Bush, Crazy, D.C., Economy, In The News, Maryland, Media, Money, Ron Paul, Video, WTF?

You’d think that Ron Paul, CEO of Eagle Bank, would be thrilled to receive $38 million dollars in TARP funds. But, it turns out, he’s pretty frustrated. This is Danielle Ivory from the American News Project. As another $350 billion goes out the door, ANP looks at one small bailed-out bank. Eagle Bank is having […]

January 17th, 2009 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

ANP (WATCH): Congress Ignored Critical Bailout Oversight Provision—No Way to Follow the Money

By American News Project | Related entries in Bush, Business, Cartoons, Congress, D.C., Dodd, Dumb Things Said By Smart People, Economy, In The News, New York, Senate, United States, Video, Wall Street, WTF?

Hi, this is Danielle Ivory from the American News Project. My colleague, Lagan Sebert, and I just published a new video on the bailout and a lack of serious oversight. Today, Henry Paulson urged Congress to release the second half of the $700 billion of the bailout money. But no one seems know what banks […]

December 19th, 2008 | Permalink| No Comments »