Archive for June, 2011


WASHINGTON (CNN) — Democrats are still insisting any deal to raise the debt ceiling include revenue increases while Republicans maintain that cannot pass Congress, both Democratic and Republican sources familiar with the talks said Thursday. White House negotiators had put on the table proposals to bring in more than $400 billion in revenue over the next decade by limiting itemized deductions for those above the 28% bracket, eliminating subsidie … Read More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina (CNN) — Nearly every Republican presidential candidate has pledged to sign the "Cut, Cap and Balance" pledge to slash government spending, but U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is not ready to commit. Her reason? It doesn't go far enough. The pledge, backed by more than 150 conservative groups and a dozen GOP Republican senators, demands that Congress not raise the debt ceiling unless it passes "substantial" budget cuts and sp … Read More

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by Philip A. Farruggio Featured Writer Dandelion Salad June 29, 2011 Let us imagine for a moment that you live in a country that has tremendous poverty combined with a great polarity between ‘haves and have nots ‘. In this country there are no laws to protect girls from being sold for money by their parents. Thus, poor parents decide to sell their daughters, even as young as 11 or 12, to be made into prostitutes or concubines. Sad indeed, yes? So … Read More

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Bernie Sanders: Shared Sacrifice Dandelion Salad SenatorSanders on Jun 27, 2011 As the debate over deficits ramped up in Washington on Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders laid out the compelling case not to slash programs for working families. Any deficit reduction package must rely on new revenue for at least half the reduction in red ink, he added in a major address in the Senate. Sande … Read More

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The Rats er uh Republican’s are Jumping Ship! First Newt Gingrich now Herman Cain!

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(CNN) — First Lady Michelle Obama took a break from her tour of Africa Friday to sit down with CNN's Robin Curnow. Here are some highlights of her interview. … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday the American public is "a bit weary" about the war in Afghanistan, but warned President Obama against any "precipitous withdrawal" of U.S. forces saying that the country has invested too much at this point. "Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle reflect the opinions of attitudes of their constituents, and the American people are a bit weary about Afghanistan and you can't blame them … Read More

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by Rick Rozoff Featured Writer Dandelion Salad Stop NATO Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism June 21, 2011 Last week a feature by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton excoriating the political leadership of Syria appeared in the London-based Arabic-language daily Asharq Al-Awsat. Saudi-supported and printed in twelve locations, it is considered to be among the most influential newspapers in the Arab world. As such, her comments (in English an … Read More

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Washington (CNN) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ventured into the 2012 presidential waiting game Tuesday, offering up his pick for the Republican presidential nomination. "If I had a choice, I would favor Huntsman over Romney," Reid told reporters after a meeting on Capitol Hill. "But I don't have a choice in that race." When asked if the country is ready for a Mormon president, the Nevada senator said they are not ready for Mitt Romney. Re … Read More

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(CNN) — As Vice President Joe Biden continues to hold discussions around Capitol Hill on the budget, deficit and debt ceiling, a survey released Monday says more Americans would blame his opposing party if a deal isn't reached. According to a new Pew/Washington Post poll, 42 percent of Americans say Republicans in Congress would be to blame if the debt limit is not raised and the federal government isn't able to borrow more money to fund its ope … Read More

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