Tag Archive: Government


Pennsylvania will be a vital swing state in the upcoming presidential election. As President Obama visited Scranton, where unemployment is soaring, Chip Reid spoke with residents about the Obama’s chances of winning them over.

The Republican Party is good at one thing…. Protecting the 1%.  They cry class warfare when anyone challenges that sector of American‘s, but in reality Class Warfare is a war that the 99% didn’t start.  Many of us were oblivious to the fact  that there was even a war to begin with, but as we look back in history, we can clearly see the evidence of this growing conflict.  Once again, the 1% has chosen a new champion, in this 2012 Round-Robin presidential campaign, this time it’s Newt Gingrich, a lifelong politician, who has answered their call. Newt Gingrich is firmly in the 1%, and as a member of that club, he quickly rises to their defense.

People in Great Britain as well as around the world, are watching the US Presidential race play out, but are disheartened and dismayed by the GOP field of candidates. Up to the Minute contributor Lance Price wonders whether candidates who refuse to compromise are capable of leading the United States of America, or any nation for that matter.

Across the European Union – the ongoing debt crisis has sparked an upheaval in the bloc’s political landscape. From Greece to Italy, unelected Eurocrats are on the ascendant – as democracy gives way to a desperate struggle for economic survival. Wasting little time, Mario Monti unveiled his new strategy the very day he took office – more austerity, more cuts, and more tax hikes. But markets are far from convinced – with debt interest rates across the EU reaching catastrophic levels this week.