Archive for June 7, 2011

Washington (CNN)–In a sign of widening political fallout from so-called “Weinergate,” two House Democrats who represent competitive districts announced Tuesday they were donating campaign contributions from Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-New York, to charity. Weiner confessed Monday that he had lied about sending inappropriate text messages and photos to several women. He said he is not resigning, but top House Democrats called for the House ethics comm … Read More

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(CNN) — A week after claiming a hacker had posted a lewd photo to his Twitter account, U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner on Monday apologized for lying about the ordeal and admitting carrying on inappropriate relationships with several women he'd met online. Weiner, a New York Democrat, said he is not resigning his seat, nor is he planning on separatin … Read More

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by Ellen Brown Featured Writer Dandelion Salad June 6, 2011 Countries everywhere are facing debt crises today, precipitated by the credit collapse of 2008. Public services are being slashed and public assets are being sold off, in a futile attempt to balance budgets that can’t be balanced because the money supply itself has shrunk. Governments usually get the blame for excessive spending, but governments did not initiate the crisis. … Read More

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How to avoid extrajudicial execution in Honduras: Throw popcorn at police Two men were recently tied up, shot, and killed down the street from my friend’s house in the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa. When my friend happened upon the scene at around 9 p.m., a forensic investigator commented to him that these were the fourth and fifth cadavers he had personally dealt with that evening and that the numb … Read More

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(CNN) – For any other candidate, raining on a presidential announcement parade would be seen as sabotage. Not former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The 2012 presidential candidate told CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday that he wasn’t offended when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on the same day he was set to formally announce his intention to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president. In … Read More

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(CNN)–The White House is losing one of its most public faces when it comes to issues related to the economy. Dr. Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, announced he is returning to teaching at the University of Chicago later this summer. Goolsbee has served as President Obama's economic adviser since the presidential campaign and has become the White House's point man to explain the administration's interpreta … Read More

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