From coast to coast, states brace for sequester shock
Sure, it’s got a weird name. But the effects of sequestration may hit all too close to home for some Americans if lawmakers allow the cuts to take full effect later this month. One day after President Barack Obama signed an order to cut spending by $1.2 trillion over a decade, NBC News takes a look at how people may feel the pinch from New York [...]
The U.S. economy is in dire straits, Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz says in an interview from an upcoming documentary on the U.S. economy. A excerpt of that movie was published on Vanity Fair today.
“If you look at the income of the typical male worker in the United States today, it’s the same as it was in 1968. Almost half a century of stagnation,” Stiglitz argues.
The economist goes on to blame political inequality for [...]
We haven’t reached agreement in advance with Russia and China — that remains very difficult. I don’t know if it will be possible to do so. In the interest of saving thousands of lives of our international responsibilities, we will try to do so,” Hague told reporters. “It’s been always been our view, of course, that a stable future for Syria, a real political process, means Assad leaving power.”
U.S. Secretary [...]
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian courts jailed one of the organizers ofopposition protests for 10 days, fined another and gave the husband of a third a five-year prison term for fraud on Thursday in rulings the opposition said were a warning signal from Vladimir Putin.
The punishments fuelled anger over what Putin’s critics say is a corrupt judicial system and are likely to heighten opposition fears of a crackdown following his election to a [...]
Chinese premier Wen Jiabao fired a parting shot at conservative officials in the ruling Communist party, warning them that China could face another Cultural Revolution unless it undertakes urgent political reforms.
“Without successful political structural reform, it is impossible for us to fully institute economic structural reform and the gains we have made in this area may be lost,” Mr Wen said at his farewell briefing at the National People’s Congress, [...]
Wen Jiabao vows to use his last year in power to attack mounting discontent he says could end in chaos
He warns China could see a new Cultural Revolution
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao today warned that the country needs to embrace democracy and make urgent political reforms.
Mr Wen said that the changes are needed to prevent China’s economy from faltering and to spread wealth more evenly.
He vowed to use his last year [...]
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The Syrian leadership has rejected the Arab League’s transition plan aimed at curbing violence in the country. The authorities say it does not reflect the will of the people and violates the country’s sovereignty.
“Syria rejects the decisions taken which are outside an Arab working plan, and considers them an attack on its national sovereignty and a flagrant interference in internal affairs,” state TV quoted an official as saying.
Grave abuses [...]
Demonstrators in Moscow held a poster of Vladimir Putin draped in a condom after he compared the protest symbol of a white ribbon to a sheath
Thousands of people have gathered in central Moscow to protest against allegedly rigged parliamentary polls.
A sea of demonstrators stretched along Sakharov Avenue, a few miles from the Kremlin, in sub-zero temperatures.
Rallies are taking place across Russia, with the first big protest in the far [...]
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Protesters in Syria report 60 people killed by security forces – the highest death toll in five weeks of unrest against President Bashar al-Assad.
Demonstrators were shot when they gathered following Friday prayers, a day after the country’s decades-long state of emergency was lifted.
Many deaths reportedly occurred in a village near Deraa in the south, and in a suburb of the capital, Damascus.
The US White [...]
‘I will stay here till I die’…
The story: “the commencement of real political reforms.” The truth: “we don’t have enough private jets for every member of the upper class.” Prime Minister Samir Rifai has been replaced with Marouf Al-Bakhit, “(born 1947) was the Prime Minister of Jordan from November 27, 2005 until 25 November 2007. and was previously the Jordanian ambassador to Israel and [...]
The government and media are engaged in a massive coverup of the gigantic fraud that took place and is still going on– in order to protect their asses and further enrich the thieves.
Everyone should see this David DeGraw video about the financial terrorist criminals who’ve literally taken over America. DeGraw is a true patriot who loves his country and has the courage to speak the [...]