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
Sargent: Morning Plum: Obamacare disappearing as major issue - Washington Post Obamacare fading as top GOP ad issue in key Senate races: report - Washington Times 08/19/2014 - 4:26 am | View Link
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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
Opinion: Romney’s 47% Don’t Pay Taxes Remark Shows He’s Exactly Who We Thought He Was In Romney’s own words he believes that these tax credits create a culture ... the massive fee increases that Romney imposed on people to keep taxes lower. It is amazing how far the Republican Party has moved to the rightwing fringe in just four years. 09/18/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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Government officials may soon find themselves in hot water if they continue to insist on dumping buckets of ice on their heads. Participation in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has swept the country in recent weeksâ€“and has even reached the halls of Congress. WATCH:Â â€™Ice Bucket
A Minnesota Republican running for the state’s Supreme Court confronted members of her own party on Thursday after being barred from appearing at the party’s booth at the state fair, Minneapolis City Pages reported.
Despite being told by party leadership not to appear at the booth, Michelle MacDonald went to the booth Thursday morning, only to be rebuffed by security.
“I’m an endorsed candidate,” the Minneapolis Star Tribune quoted her as saying.
This is a spot of good news coming out of North Carolina. In the first step of what promises to be a long litigation road, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hopgood found North Carolina's ultra-conservative school voucher program to be unconstitutional.
North Carolina Policy Watch:
In a stunning rebuke to state lawmakers’ efforts to bring school vouchers to North Carolina, Wake County Superior Court Judge Robert Hobgood today found the recently-enacted “Opportunity Scholarship Program” unconstitutional and permanently enjoined disbursement of state funds for that purpose.
“The General Assembly fails the children of North Carolina when they are sent with public taxpayer money to private schools that have no legal obligation to teach them anything,” Hobgood said.
In his ruling, issued this morning from the bench, the judge broke down the program and detailed the many reasons why it failed constitutional muster:
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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Thursday defended the decision to formally acknowledge a failed mission to rescue American journalist James Foley and others held in Syria earlier this year, amid criticism from Republicans over the disclosure.