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28 Jul 2010 10:57


31 Jan 2010 20:25


U.S.: Our yearly federal budget deficits will get better … eventually

  • $3.8 trillion budget for fiscal 2011, starting in October
  • $1.4+
    the budget deficit in 2009, which was a record level already
  • $1.6
    the anticipated budget deficit for 2010, which is an even bigger record
  • $700
    the budget deficit planned by 2013, which is a bit better source

24 Nov 2009 10:33


Politics: Obama’s state dinner plays like a lefty’s night out

  • Who’s invited? A ton of Obama staffers and anticipated Obama staffers will be there tonight. And a couple of big-name Hollywood types. And some who kind of span both celebrity and Obama staff, like Kal Penn. Oh, and Rahm Emanuel’s brother Ari, who was the inspiration behind Jeremy Piven’s “Entourage” character.
  • Who’s not invitedA lot of Republicans. Sen. Dick Lugar and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal are pretty much the most likely tighty righties holding down the fort among the 300 guests. Fox news is already playing it off as a major slight for some reason. What did you expect? You haven’t exactly done him any favors. source

06 Nov 2009 11:26


U.S.: Will the House have the 218 votes needed for Health Care?

  • House Democratic leader Steny Hoyer says probably. On the likely eve of the health care vote, Hoyer says they might be able to pull off the votes needed, although it will be very close and might be the result of a sleepless night or two, along with some convincing of on-the-fence members. Steny, just have Barney Frank talk to them. He’ll get them to change their minds. Either that, or he’ll call them a kitchen table. source