Bank of England officials were so concerned about the potential for a financial crisis late last year they took the extraordinary step of warning the entire banking system could collapse “before Christmas”.
Paul Tucker, the deputy governor of the Bank of England, told an October meeting of the chief executives of Britain’s largest banks that there was a serious chance none of their businesses would survive to the end of the year.
CAIRO — As least 11 people were killed after assailants attacked protesters staging a sit-in near Egypt’s Ministry of Defense early on Wednesday, setting off hours of clashes that threw the coming presidential election into disarray as at least five candidates announced the suspension of their campaigns to protest the deaths.
The victims, killed by gunfire, clubs or knives, included a third-year medical student from Luxor and several young men from [...]
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, run neck-and-neck with President Obama in a general-election matchup, according to a new CBS News poll released late on Monday that shows the two front-runners in Tuesday’s New Hampshire GOP primary running stronger against the president than their fellow Republicans.
Romney posts a two-point lead over Obama, 47 percent to 45 percent, within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 [...]
I have to admit I was initially depressed by his 3rd place showing in Iowa. Losing a close one to Romney is acceptable but losing to Santorum really bothered me. Goodness sakes that guy actually wants to attack Iran, a sovereign country that the CIA already overthrow the elected government once. The only reason Santorum was able to get that late surge is that everyone was so busy attacking the expected front runners [...]
The lead for the GOP presidential nomination has changed seven times says a new Gallup poll report which calls the Republican race the “most volatile for the GOP since the advent of polling.”
The Gallup report says this is the first time since 1964 where the GOP front-runner spot has seen so many changes. Gallup counts four front-runners and seven lead changes since polling began in May with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, businessman [...]
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Headed for a Photo Finish in Iowa
Raleigh, N.C. – The Republican caucus in Iowa is headed for a photo finish, with the
three leading contenders all within two points of each other. Ron Paul is at 20%, Mitt
Romney at 19%, and Rick Santorum at 18%. Rounding out the [...]
Julie Hirschfeld Davis and Lisa Lerer
Friday, December 23, 2011
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is seeking to reduce expectations that he will win the Iowa caucuses as his momentum stalls in national polls.
The former speaker yesterday also sharpened his criticism of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to blunt a barrage of negative ads Romney’s backers have unleashed against him.
“I never said I’d come in first in Iowa,” Gingrich told reporters at [...]
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) won’t be returning to Congress on Friday to vote against a $1 trillion spending package that preserves funding for President Obama’s healthcare reform law, her office told The Hill.
The presidential candidate is campaigning in Iowa on Friday, according to her campaign schedule.
The omnibus is expected to sail through Congress after both parties signed off on it Thursday night. Still, Bachmann has made opposition to the healthcare [...]
By Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON | Wed Dec 14, 2011 5:56pm EST
(Reuters) – Newt Gingrich’s surge to the top of the Republican presidential field is attracting donations and volunteers to his minimalist campaign. But Gingrich still lacks a staple of successful bids for national office: a big-name endorsement.
No prominent Republican leaders have jumped aboard Gingrich’s growing but still-small bandwagon.
It is a reflection of the skepticism with which many top members of the party have viewed [...]
Defiantly proclaiming “it doesn’t really matter” who the Republicans nominate against him, President Obama declared that he is ready to take on either Newt Gingrich or Mitt Romney and ask voters to contrast his vision with that offered by the GOP nominee. In an at-times feisty interview with CBS’s “60 Minutes,” the president suggested there is little difference between the two front-runners for the nomination.
“The core philosophy that they’re [...]
Republican presidential candidates take on national defense, the economy, international relations and terrorism issues in the CNN Republican National Security Debate in Washington, moderated by Wolf Blitzer at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday on CNN, the CNN mobile apps and CNN.com/Live.
Washington (CNN) — The Republican presidential candidates face off Tuesday night just a few blocks from the place they all hope to call home: the White House.
The candidates share the stage [...]
Here’s how much political trouble President Obama is in: A new poll by the authoritative Evolving Strategies firm finds that Herman Cain, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney would all beat Obama it the election were held today.
[See a collection of political cartoons on the GOP hopefuls.]
Worse for Obama: the poll, which showed some 1,000 Americans videos of both Obama and the [...]
Oct 1, 2011
Ron Paul’s presidential campaign will post well over $5 million in fundraising for the third quarter, a campaign spokesman said on Friday, enough for the Republican candidate to comfortably fund his presidential race in the coming months.
“We will well exceed $5 million,” campaign spokesman Jesse Benton said.
That haul would come in well below amounts Republican front-runners Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are expected to [...]
This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” September 26, 2011. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: “The Rodney Dangerfield of Republican politics,” not getting any respect from Republican Party establishment? Well, that’s what Mr. Herman Cain has called himself. But his view must have changed this view and a lot of other people when the [...]
Here we go, yet another media controlled debate favoring their so called front runners. Like the last debate I tallied up the numbers of questions asked and total speaking time of all candidates. Here are the results. Notice how Ron Paul and Gary Johnson (who said he would run with Paul) have the least amount of questions asked and time dedicated to them. These numbers are [...]
PATASKALA, Ohio (AP) — Forget his GOP primary opponents. Republican front-runner Mitt Romney is focused on a match-up against President Barack Obama.
“The president when he was a candidate said that he was going to take China to the mat,” the former Massachusetts governor said Wednesday at a manufacturing plant here. “Well, I’m afraid most of us thought he meant the [...]
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) – Presidential candidate Mitt Romney does not plan to compete in the Iowa Republican straw poll in August, an event he spent more than $1 million to win four years ago but that would divert time and money from a 2012 campaign designed to present him as a national candidate, aides confirmed to The Associated Press on Thursday.
The decision is a measure [...]
Especially when you look at the outrageous breakouts in consumer stocks like Cabela’s (I didn’t know Egyptians knew anything about fishing….LOL..), Timberland (I thought 90% of Egyptians were barefoot), Estee Lauder (I didn’t know Middle Eastern women wore any makeup…)…
The new bank I am working for is going to be installing an new state of the art operating system from Jack Henry & [...]