Never let it be said that President Obama has failed to spend time with Republican leaders in seeking an alternative to automatic budget cuts that are due to hit most federal departments Friday. On Wednesday, for example, the president gave GOP lawmakers as much as seven minutes, a rare face-to-face encounter that the White House described as a “meeting.”
The White House’s characterization of this momentary huddle at the Capitol as a meeting illuminates Mr. Obama’s [...]
Below freezing temperatures are endangering Hurricane Sandy victims who huddle in cold homes that lack heat or insulation
In Staten Island, Eddie Saman has taken up residence in a volunteer-run tent city after a feeble attempt to his cover walls with blankets. While in Breezy Point, a woman carries a space heater from room to room while her storm-ravaged home is repaired.
Staten Island hunkers down as blizzard closes in
Mathew T. Williams
August 9, 2012
On July 20th, 2012 James Holmes committed an act of maniacal and lethal aggression towards a group of movie patrons. 12 dead, 59 injured…America was shocked.
Politicians ran to heat the debate of gun control, but something different happened… It fell on deaf ears. America opted for the red pill.
We no longer have closed eyes in dreams fed to us by the powers that be. The only [...]
World leaders’ personal chefs, a group known as one the globe’s most exclusive culinary clubs, gathered in Berlin Thursday to swap tips on how to keep their powerful bosses healthy and happy.
The annual huddle, now in its 35th year, will culminate in a luncheon at Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office Friday hosted by the master of her kitchen, Ulrich Kerz, featuring some of the German leader’s personal favourites.
“We will offer a [...]
From Economic Policy Journal:
… Another week, another European summit. On Thursday, E.U. leaders will huddle together in Brussels to try and fix the euro zone. And no one has high hopes — financial markets are all tanking Monday because, apparently, they’re already gloomy about the outcome.
Why so much pessimism? One problem is that the leaders of the euro zone’s four biggest economies — Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Francois Hollande, Spain’s [...]
When the founder of the world’s largest currency hedge fund FX Concepts says that Greece will be out of money by June and out of the Euro soon after, people should listen. While we disagree with the premise that Greece’s exit will not be chaotic, his general thoughts on the situation in Europe, espoused in this Bloomberg TV interview, are summed up by his reply when asked if Europe is a [...]
John Taylor, founder, chairman, and CEO of the world’s largest currency hedge fund, told Bloomberg TV today that a Greek exit from the euro this summer is imminent, and that he’s sticking with his bearish call on the euro.
He explained that Greece will have little choice but to default and leave the monetary union, because the rest of Europe will not make further concessions to prop up the country:
“This summer I think is [...]
Anyone with a political memory is thinking about Sarajevo these days as Bashar al-Assad’s artillery shells blast into Homs and families huddle in dark and unheated basements trying to stay alive from the shuddering assault that edges ever closer. As the bombardment goes into its fourth week, those watching the clips from mobile phone cameras feel the same emotion they felt watching the siege of Sarajevo. It is the [...]
One of UK’s most thorough investigative journalism programmes, BBC Panorama, is to broadcast a programme on US tent cities where many of America’s poorest have been forced to go and live in Third World type conditions:
Panorama’s Hilary Andersson comes face to face with the reality of poverty in America and finds that, for some, the last resort has become life in a tented encampment.
Just off the side of a motorway [...]
By Edward Aschoff
NEW ORLEANS — It might be time for Les Miles to hand the ball off to Jarrett Lee.
Fans booed Jordan Jefferson after he returned to the field following a terribly thrown ball that was intercepted by Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley and those boos got even louder after he was sacked to end that drive.
Jefferson now has 48 passing yards, an interception and 3 yards rushing. Alabama’s defense hasn’t given him much [...]
President Barack and first lady Michelle Obama board Air Force One in Ireland on Monday.
President Barack Obama said he’ll be traveling to the tornado-damaged state of Missouri on Sunday.
A tornado that cut through the city of Joplin on Sunday tied for the single deadliest twister to ever hit American soil since the National Weather Service began keeping records 61 years ago. At least 116 people have died.
4/19: Builders offer green tract homes with nearly zero utility bills
To stand out in a still-sluggish housing market, major builders are starting to sell affordable tract homes that come with solar panels and nearly zero utility bills.
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Fleeing the Dollar Flood
Members of the International Monetary Fund emerged from their huddle in Washington last weekend resolved to keep every option open [...]
Fleeing the Dollar Flood
The world tries to protect itself from U.S. monetary policy.
Members of the International Monetary Fund emerged from their huddle in Washington last weekend resolved to keep every option open to slow the flood of dollars pouring into their countries, including capital controls. That’s a dangerous game, given the need for investment to drive economic development. But it’s also increasingly typical of the [...]
Steven Tyler just couldn’t help himself. Following Casey Abrams’ Wednesday night performance of Maroon 5′s “Harder to Breathe,” the American Idol judge commented that Abrams brings out jealousy in others because “You’re so f—ing great.”
The audience, which included its share of preteen kids, was aghast, but Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe and Fox head of alternative programming Mike Darnell simply laughed it off.
Moments earlier, Casey also planted a kiss on Jennifer [...]
President Obama speaks at an event AP Photo Close
President Obama’s only event at the White House that isn’t closed to the press on Wednesday is a ceremony in which he’ll accept an award for being open to the press.
According to his public schedule, Obama has four behind-closed-doors meetings from 10 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.: his daily briefing, a talk with the USAID administrator, a session with [...]
Donald Trump has what every presidential wannabe craves: very deep pockets, universal name recognition and a ready-made campaign slogan. Imagine Trump telling President Obama, “You’re Fired!”
In recent weeks the brash businessman has made all the moves of someone mulling a White House run, from granting interviews to the political press to giving a red-meat speech in Washington. On Monday, Trump even dispatched an aide to [...]