Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
US casino revenue up nearly 5 percent in 2012 Things are looking up for most of the nation’s commercial casinos, as gambling revenue increased by nearly 5 percent last year and jobs held roughly steady. According to the annual survey of casinos by the American Gaming Association, America’s nontribal casinos took in $37.3 billion from gamblers last year, an increase of 4.8 percent over 2011. More
Interview with Okwui Enwezor, Director of the 56th Venice Biennale - Huffington Post Italian American Club hosts Christmas party for kids - Southwest Florida Herald Tribune 12/6/2013 - 2:09 pm | View Link
Noam Chomsky: America Hates Its Poor - AlterNet.org ... in which the public opinion doesn’t matter ... Some polls are pretty amazing. ... economic plans of the two candidates, Barack Obama and ... 12/2/2013 - 3:41 pm | View Link
A Miracle of Coincidence - Town Hall ... book, “Beyond Coincidence: Amazing Stories of ... political news, and conservative opinion with ... President Obama, Sarah Palin, Mitt ... 12/2/2013 - 1:15 pm | View Link
Cyber Monday: Maslow’s Hierarchy of Devolved Needs - Dissident Voice Amazing, really, the power this web site – like hundreds – think ... of interest folk caring about the 70 percent, what Romney called the 40 12/2/2013 - 7:37 am | View Link
Book Review: Doubling Down on Democracy - Publishers Newswire ... research team is amazing. They also present the sequence of events surrounding the infamous “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt” opinion piece Romney... 12/1/2013 - 12:06 pm | View Link
Does Obama need Romney’s ‘binders full of women’? (Opinion) It really has been amazing to watch Obama's media cover for the lack of diversity in his cabinet picks. There is a lot made about the president's latest picks in the cabinet. Jack Lew, Senator Hagel, Senator Kerry in key positions here...Something... 01/13/2013 - 5:02 am | View Link
Mitt Romney, super salesman His blatant distortion of Medicare finances is amazing, though less amazing than why President Obama did not call him on it. Romney’s capacity to play with the facts is only trumped by his history of rewriting his history. We all know his favorite ... 10/10/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Romney’s using the same old neocons who got us into this mess It’s amazing that many of the neocons who were involved in the Iraq debacle are back riding high. (Foreign Policy magazine reports that 17 of Romney’s 24 special advisers on foreign policy were in W.’s administration.) But no one has come along to ... 09/25/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Convention a Home Run for Mitt Romney Romney did an amazing job of defining himself ... [Take the U.S. News Poll: Did Romney's Acceptance Speech Convince Voters He Can Turn America Around?] While the convention was going on, conservative media outlets reported that Barack Obama sent form ... 08/30/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Opinion: Romney’s “Birther” Joke Obviously Just a Joke Romney’s meaningless joke was not bigoted ... of golf and music on September 30th at the Eaglewood resort and spa in Itasca. Earn Your Spot On The Amazing Race September 3, 2013 If you’ve dreamed of traveling the world and winning it big … then ... 08/27/2012 - 9:43 am | View Link
This is the pattern: Every few weeks or so, a news story appears about an LGBT teacher who was fired by a religious school because of his or her sexuality, or a private school is exposed for having an explicit policy of rejecting LGBT students and families. Progressive news sites (like this one) circulate these stories with considerable and justified outrage, but all too often the story stops there -- with strongly registered disappointment that private schools are legally empowered to discriminate against people because of who they are.
We have made ourselves a navel-gazing folk, a little like Americans of the 19th century — until we lunged into the world by bravely going after the crumbling Spanish empire. And in truth there is plenty that is worthy of our inward gaze now that unjust foreign wars have dropped out of the repertoire.
Back in August and September, two opposing analytical frameworks dominated the media's coverage of the government shutdown and debt limit hostage crises. On one side of that divide, liberals argued that President Obama's refusal to negotiate with Republicans wasn't just appropriate, but necessary to preserve an appropriate balance of power between the executive and the legislature -- the only way to restore the basic give and take of governing.
Since Barack Obama’s election, Democrats have been united by an increasingly reactionary oppposition. But beneath that veneer of tranquility, longstanding political and philosophical differences over the role the government should play in our economy…
As the world mourns Nelson Mandela, international leaders, including US President Barack Obama, gathered in Johannesburg to honor the legacy of the South African freedom fighter and reconciliation icon. Obama eulogized Mandela as “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”But Washington has not always praisedSouth Africa’s first black president in this way.
Heard the good news yet? 1.2 million Americans got covered between October and November. http://t.co/
See also Brainwrap's ongoing charting of ACA signups.
* Good point from Steve Benen: with over a million people now on Obamacare, the GOP’s “repeal and replace it with nothing” is every day less tenable.