February 4, 2013
So, what happens if Hillary Clinton doesn’t run in 2016?
It is hard to imagine the presidential field without a woman contender, and here’s one to keep your eye on: Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Napolitano is quietly making it known that she is considering the race, and there is reason to take her seriously.
Before coming to Washington, Napolitano was a highly regarded and very popular governor [...]
“Those jobs aren’t coming back.” That’s what Steve Jobssaid when President Obama asked him whether Apple would ever consider manufacturing its popular products in the U.S. But Jobs’ successor, Tim Cook, has other ideas. In interviews with Bloomberg Businessweek and NBC News, Cook has revealed that in 2013, Apple will invest $100 million in manufacturing computers in the U.S. ”I don’t think we have a responsibility to create a certain kind of job,” Cook told Bloomberg. “But I [...]
President Obama is considering asking Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) to serve as his next defense secretary, part of an extensive rearrangement of his national security team that will include a permanent replacement for former CIA director David H. Petraeus.
Although Kerry is thought to covet the job of secretary of state, senior administration officials familiar with transition planning said that nomination will almost certainly go to Susan E. Rice, the [...]
Mitt Romney on Wednesday night turned in the finest debate performance of any candidate of either party in the 52 years since Richard Nixon faced John F. Kennedy, with the possible exception of Ronald Reagan’s demolition of Jimmy Carter in 1980.
But where Reagan won with style and quips – “There you go again” – and his closing line, “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” Romney [...]
Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley of Maryland, who is considered a possible contender for president in 2016, bucked other Obama surrogates on Sunday, saying that the country was not better off now than it was four years ago.
On CBS’s Face the Nation, host Bob Schieffer asked: “Can you honestly say that people are better off today than they were four years ago?”
Wait, isn’t Dr. Ron Paul out of the presidential race? Isn’t it all tied up nicely in a bow with the Romney/Ryan ticket?
Why would the GOP be scared of Ron Paul but end up nominating him?
Romney and the GOP have demonstrated both poor judgment and poor sportsmanship that might cost them by damaging Romney’s electability among the Ron Paul supporters thus leading to a splitting of votes, which [...]
News of the investment, made via Soros Fund Management, was released in an SEC filing after the closing bell rang on Wall Street today. The 82-year-old now owns 3,114,588 shares in the team but carries almost no voting power and will receive no dividend, thanks to the structure of the club’s flotation.
Manchester United floated 16.7m shares in New York at $14 each on August 10, giving it a total valuation of $2.3bn [...]
Tech President’s Micah Sifry, who introduced the idea that Wikipedia revisions could help predict Mitt Romney’s selection of a running mate, reports that Wikipedia has put a lock on the pages of the leading veep candidates following a segment on the topic by Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert.
The pages of Tim Pawlenty, Rob Portman, Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Chris Christie and (following yesterday’s Drudge bump) David Petraeus have been locked after Colbert, citing [...]
Following David Einhorn’s take-down of the great and glorious Oz Larry Meyer eighteen months ago, the latter has been in training – readying his counterfactual counter-punches and controlling his ire. The king of Keynesianism just had his bell rung once again by a market realist and pragmatist as Stephen Roach destroyed the “if-we-don’t-have-models-we-are-making-it-all-up” maestro and his constant diatribe of counterfactual crap. “Where’s the beef, Larry?” Roach asked on CNBC this morning, which was followed up [...]
As the The Drudge Report-drives speculation that Condoleezza Rice is now a contender in the Republican veepstakes, surrogates and supporters in Mitt Romney’s orbit say Rice electrified Romney’s circle with a speech she delivered last month at the candidate’s closed-door fundraising retreat in Park City.
Rice’s forceful, and surprisingly partisan 13-minute address — audio of which has been obtained by BuzzFeed — won her two standing ovations from the gathering of big-money donors and [...]
Taxing people on what they don’t consume creates a dangerous precedent
Talk about confusion.
First U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts decides that the Obamacare mandate is really a tax. Then the Republicans admonished the Democrats for raising taxes, followed by Democrats’ insistence — to avoid the tax-and-spend epithet — that the health mandate payment is a penalty. Then, of all people, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney sides with the [...]
With a mohawk-style plume of hair and pink flesh covered in leopard-esque spots, the mysterious animal terrified locals in Xinxiang, Henan province
Xinxiang is close to several scientific research centres and a local medical school – and locals became convinced the creature was an experiment gone wrong, on the run from a nearby lab.
One witness said: ‘The pink skin makes it look just like pig gone wrong in some sort of [...]
It’s pretty obvious where we are headed. The two remaining candidates in the current POTUS election are a testament to our corporatized political system, closed to anyone without the requisite $ millions $ in a campaign war chest. The latest contender, Romney, proves the point that the one with the biggest bankroll wins the slot. The difference between Bush and Obama has not even been recognizable. They are beholden to the [...]
He has a face that only a mother could love.
But sadly for poor Nelson, his didn’t.
The parrot chick, who must surely be a contender for the ugliest bird in the world, was rejected by his parents after he hatched.
However, he can at least take some comfort in the knowledge that he will one day grow up to be an attractive Kea parrot.
Nelson, who has been described as looking like a [...]
Credit Rick Santorum with accepting the obvious: he lost. Despite winning 11 primaries, Mr Santorum was always more of an irritant than a plausible contender for the Republican nomination. He surrenders the field having done a meaningful, though not enormous amount of harm to his side.
Mr Romney is none of those things, however, and with Mr Santorum out of the way, he now can get on with the business [...]
Presidential candidate Ron Paul says he’s not only still in the race to clinch the Republican nomination but is fighting ‘to save the Republican party.’
Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, the lagging contender was critical of his party’s beliefs after saying he’s ‘trying to save the Republican Party from themselves.’
‘The truth is, I’m trying to save the Republican Party from themselves because they want perpetual wars, they don’t care [...]
BREAKING… EXCLUSIVE: The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has pulled actor Sacha Baron Cohen‘s tickets from the 84th Academy Awards. This means he is banned from attending the Oscars even though he is an Academy member and one of the stars from Hugo, Paramount’s 11-nominated movie and Best Picture contender. “Unless they’re assured that nothing entertaining is going to happen on the Red Carpet, the Academy is not admitting Sacha Baron Cohen to the show,” [...]
SANTORUM’S SATAN WARNING
Tue Feb 21 2012 09:27:20 ET
“Satan has his sights on the United States of America!” Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has declared.
“Satan is attacking the great institutions of America, using those great vices of pride, vanity, and sensuality as the root to attack all of the strong plants that has so deeply rooted in the American tradition.”
The former senator from Pennsylvania warned in 2008 how politics and government [...]
Feb 21 (Reuters) – Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras, a strong contender to become next prime minister, welcomed the latest EU/IMF rescue package to avert a chaotic default on Tuesday but said its debt-reduction targets can only be met through economic growth.
“Without the rebound and growth of the economy … not even the immediate fiscal targets can be met, nor can the debt become sustainable in the long-term,” he told [...]