By MORTIMER B. ZUCKERMAN
April 20, 2012 RSS Feed Print
America has long been a country where almost everyone, including the poor and unskilled, could get a job. Given the will to do a reasonable day’s work, a job was a passport to economic and social well-being; it was the fount of self-esteem and the foundation of family life. Indeed, work was Life.
More than 15 million Americans no longer have that passport to Life. Think of […]
April 7, 2012
Here is how the establishment media portrays the bankster minion Ben “Helicopter” Bernanke:
They expect us to believe he is a “hero” who saved the global economy when the exact opposite is the case. Bernanke and the Federal Reserve rigged an already rigged system of fiat paper money manipulated by the bankers. The monetary policies of the Fed created the economic environment that led to the slow motion Greatest […]
By LAUREN FOX
March 12, 2012 RSS Feed Print
The uncharted waters of Super PACs just became a bit murkier.
President Barack Obama’s Priorities USA Action, along with the Democratic Senate’s Super PAC, Majority PAC, and the Democratic House Majority PAC are combining to form the country’s first-ever joint fundraising Super PAC — Unity 2012.[See the latest political cartoons.]
An FEC official told Whispers that there aren’t any regulations prohibiting this kind of fundraising, but confirmed this is unprecedented; it’s […]
As the recession continues onward, House Republicans are worried that those receiving welfare payments may be having a bit too good of a time.
The chamber will again vote Wednesday on a bill which would ensure that electronic withdrawals of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families dollars aren’t allowed to be withdrawn from ATMs at strip clubs, casinos or liquor stores. TANF replaced national welfare programs after the welfare reforms of 1996.
(USN News) Iowa and New Hampshire are a long way from the White House, but for GOP presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman, a Trader Joe’s just nine blocks from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue isn’t any closer.
(Photo: Washington D.C. Metblogs)
A clerk at the popular and affordable grocery store at 25th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW says that Huntsman, normally accompanied by one of his daughters, makes a regular pit stop on Fridays when he returns home to Washington. But, […]
The pathetically predicable failure of the House-Senate debt “super committee” to do as ordered and produce $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over 10 years has sent top Pentagon officials scrambling to morph their futuristic and modestly budgeted war strategy into a Kmart blue light special that could jeopardize the nation’s safety.
The super committee’s failure means that Defense, already near the end of developing a new strategy that accounts for President […]
The travel industry today became the latest to slam federal rules and bureaucracy, charging that tough visa rules for potential tourists have robbed the nation of $600 billion and hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Two grim facts: More Chinese now visit France than the United States, in part because it’s hard to get a U.S. visitors visa. And while the U.S. […]
There’s nothing quite like a politician scorned.
When voters in Ohio’s 1st Congressional District threw Democrat Steve Driehaus out of office after only one term, he did not bow out gracefully. No, he decided to get even. So he did what anyone does in today’s culture: he sued somebody.
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Charging that its activities contributed to his defeat and thus to his “loss of livelihood,” Driehaus is […]
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 […]
(USN NEWS) First lady Michelle Obama’s family trip to South Africa and Botswana in June cost taxpayers well over $424,000, according to new accounting based on Air Force manifests obtained by Judicial Watch, a taxpayer watchdog group.
The use of Air Force aircraft alone for the June 21-27 trip cost $424,142, said the group, and that doesn’t include the food, lodging, […]
America is still fighting over President Obama’s costly bailout of Chrysler and General Motors. Especially the owners of Ford, the only member of Detroit’s “Big Three” who rejected the government dole and emerged perfectly healthy.
[Check out our editorial cartoons on President Obama.]
In its most political ad in the so-called “Drive One” ads where real drivers are thrust before cameras to explain why they picked Ford, […]
At a time when many more cash-strapped Americans are stuck at home instead of vacationing at the beach, President Obama next week will lead an entourage of several dozens to exclusive Martha’s Vineyard island at a cost of millions to taxpayers.
While technically he is paying for his estimated $50,000 a week rental of the 28-acre beachfront Blue Heron Farm in woodsy […]