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Obama Helps Strengthen General Electric-Putin Ties

By: Timothy P. Carney Examiner Columnist 09/17/09 2:06 PM EDT (AP Photo/Alexei Nikolsky, Pool) Reuters reports an interesting nugget in the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Vladimir Putin his wish and kill the Eastern European missile shield: Shortly after the pullback on the shield programme was announced, Russia’s government said Prime Minister [...]

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Catching Up to Mexico

Illegal immigration is depleting California’s human capital and ravaging its economy ALEX ALEXIEV California’s financial unraveling has prompted a long-overdue debate about taxes, regulation, and government spending, but the state’s media and government continue to ignore what could be an even greater problem: the irreparable damage to California’s human capital that nearly 30 years of [...]

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1,000 Banks to Fail In Next Two Years: Bank CEO

The US banking system will lose some 1,000 institutions over the next two years, said John Kanas, whose private equity firm bought BankUnited of Florida in May. “We’ve already lost 81 this year,” he told CNBC. “The numbers are climbing every day. Many of these institutions nobody’s ever heard of. They’re smaller companies.” Failed banks [...]

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Health Care’s Generation Gap

In a recent NY Times op ed,  novelist and former respiratory therapist Richard Dooling takes the reasonable healthcare question of ‘prolonging life vs. prolonging death’ and turns it into a virtual mandate that the elderly must do us all a favor and quickly exit in a cost efficient manner. Read on as the euthanasia supporters [...]

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Overhauling health-care system tops agenda at annual meeting of Canada’s doctors

SASKATOON — The incoming president of the Canadian Medical Association says this country’s health-care system is sick and doctors need to develop a plan to cure it. Dr. Anne Doig says patients are getting less than optimal care and she adds that physicians from across the country – who will gather in Saskatoon on Sunday [...]

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Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (Obama at 47%)

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 30% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-eight percent (38%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -8 (see trends). Forty-four percent (44%) of voters now trust Republicans more [...]

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The Whole Foods Alternative to ObamaCare

Eight things we can do to improve health care without adding to the deficit. • Remove the legal obstacles that slow the creation of high-deductible health insurance plans and health savings accounts (HSAs). • Equalize the tax laws so that employer-provided health insurance and individually owned health insurance have the same tax benefits. • Repeal all state laws [...]

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Guess What? Unemployment’s Really at 16.3 Percent

How is it possible for the unemployment rate to essentially remain unchanged when 247,000 jobs have been lost? Because the number of people who gave up and stopped looking for work rose dramatically. The announcement today that the unemployment rate declined slightly to 9.4 percent in July while only 247,000 additional jobs were lost has been [...]

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Republicans Consider Shaking Up Primary Schedule

Iowa has long held the nation’s first presidential caucuses, followed by New Hampshire’s leadoff primary, but the two, smaller states have been criticized for wielding outsized influence in presidential nominations SAN DIEGO — Republicans from Iowa and New Hampshire defended their coveted early spots in presidential nominating contests Friday, as national party leaders consider recommending [...]

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5 Freedoms You’d Lose In Healthcare Reform

NEW YORK (Fortune) — In promoting his health-care agenda, President Obama has repeatedly reassured Americans that they can keep their existing health plans — and that the benefits and access they prize will be enhanced through reform. A close reading of the two main bills, one backed by Democrats in the House and the other [...]

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