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GOP's obstructionism is suicide strategy | Michael Wolraich, Special to CNN | January 4, 2013 | Welcome to the art of negotiation, Republican style. Since the election of 2010, the United States has narrowly averted three Republican-built suicide bombs: one government shutdown, one debt default and one fiscal cliff. We have two more scheduled for February: across-the-board spending cuts and another debt ceiling expiration. Read more...

Gennady Zyuganov (RIA Novosti / Alexander Utkin)‘Yankee crusaders’ responsible for oppression of 100 million Christians – Zyuganov | 20 July, 2012 | RT | “Researchers are now openly saying that it is impossible or very difficult for a Christian believer to make a career in many professions. For example, it is difficult to become a judge, a medic, a pharmacist, etc.” he wrote. Zyuganov put the blame for this on “all sorts of globalization promoters and the whole rotten and speculative capitalist world”. Read more...

US economy: Looking at the bright side Yes, the world's largest economy has a lot of problems. But is also has, well, a lot.| Thomas Mucha | July 20, 2012 | GlobalPost | "Metropolitan economies are beacons for economic activity — as home to the majority of the population and clusters of industry and infrastructure, they are the breeding grounds for economic progress and innovation," the report states. "Since the end of the Great Recession, metro economies have been responsible for the majority of our employment and real GDP growth, and they will be vitally important to the nation’s continued economic health." Read more...

Conservative lawyers dismiss threat of foreign money, anonymous political spending at CPAC. | 11 February 2012 | NATIONOFCHANGE | Anonymous political speech. Foreign money in U.S. elections. The proliferation of super PACs. How grave a threat do any of things pose to American democracy? Not much, according to a panel of conservative attorneys, who gathered Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: CPAC and influence peddling in DC are blatant examples of how American ideals are being sold down the river by foreign and domestic abuse of our system as well as greed. Will things ever change?

Do you have a hard time "getting" views of people who hold different political beliefs than you? CREDIT: Jeffrey Collingwood | Shutterstock Americans' Political Views Not So Far Apart | Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience | 28 January 2012 | The people who see the world split into two opposing factions are also most likely to vote and become politically active, Chambers said in a talk at the meeting. This means that while real growing polarization is illusory, the perception of polarization could drive the political process. Read more...

Colin Powell speaking to UNIraqi defector admits lying about WMD claims / Michael Calderone / 02-16-2011 / Yahoo / CBS News first identified Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi as "Curveball" in a 2007 investigation of "one of the deadliest con jobs of our time." Although U.N. inspectors found no evidence to back up al-Janabi's claims of a biological weapons program, the Bush administration still relied on the bogus evidence to start a war that's led to over 100,000 deaths. Read more...

Top Senate Republican joins push to stop earmarks / ANDREW TAYLOR / 11.15.10 / Forbes / Earmarking is the longtime Washington practice in which lawmakers insert money for home-state projects like road and bridge work into spending bills. Critics say that peppering most spending bills with hundreds or even thousands of such projects creates a go-along-get-along mindset that ensures that Washington spending goes unchecked. Read more...

Another polarized 'wave' election Moderates fed up with both parties have led to rapid swings in control of Congress - much like the start of the 1900s. / Thomas Fitzgerald / Philadelphia Inquirer / Voters last week ousted at least 60 House Democrats, producing the biggest midterm partisan shift in more than seven decades. More important, Tuesday's was the second such "wave" election in four years, reflecting an increased volatility in the nation's politics. Read more...

Treasurys Head Higher on Fed's $600B Stimulus Plan Yields on short-term Treasurys near record lows as traders prepare for Fed's bond-buying / NEW YORK / November 4, 2010 (AP) The Fed hopes to boost the economy through lowering long-term interest rates, an incentive for businesses and consumers to borrow and spend. The central bank said it will buy $75 billion in Treasurys each month through next June. The main target: bonds maturing between two and ten years. Read more...

Likely gridlock in Congress could threaten economy Post-election gridlock in Congress could pose threat to a fragile economy if little gets done / Paul Wiseman / AP / November 2, 2010 / Likely gridlock in Congress could threaten economy Post-election gridlock in Congress could pose threat to a fragile economy if little gets done. Read more...

Pelosi, Among Others, Could Exit if Dems Lose House / JAY NEWTON-SMALL / WASHINGTON – Sun Oct 31, 2010 / If Democrats lose control of the House of Representatives next week, as most political observers expect, there is a good chance that the House Speaker will opt to spend time with her eight grandchildren rather than toil in the relative obscurity of the minority. Read more...

How GOP could win the 10 seats needed to take back Senate / N.C. Aizenman and Julie Appleby / October 18, 2010 / Washington Post / The debate that preceded passage of the health-care overhaul has returned as a heated issue in the midterm elections. Politicians and advocacy groups seeking repeal of the law are making dramatic claims about its cost and effects. How valid are they? We evaluate some of the most common criticisms. Read more...

Obama's related to WHO? You betcha! / 10-13-2010 / JOCELYN NOVECK (AP) Yup — the president has family ties to none other than Sarah Palin, according to the genealogists at Ancestry.com, a discovery the family history site made when looking for connections between political foes. Read more...

Can the United States ever succeed in the Afghanistan war if its two principal allies mistrust each other?Allies in War, but the Goals Clash / HELENE COOPER / October 9, 2010 / NYTimes / What Pakistan wants most in Afghanistan is an assurance that India cannot use it to threaten Pakistan. For that, a radical Islamic movement like the Taliban, with strong ties to kin in Pakistan, fits the bill. That is why the Pakistani government’s intelligence agencies helped the Taliban in its initial rise to power in the 1990s. Read more...

Jones an awkward fit in Obama circle / Karen DeYoung / October 9, 2010 / The question about James L. Jones was never whether he would be among the first senior officials to depart the Obama administration. The question was always how soon. Read more...

Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director / BEN FELLER / AP / 10-08-2010 WASHINGTON – In another White House shake up, President Barack Obama on Friday announced that his national security adviser, Gen. James Jones, was stepping down after helping to shape the foreign policy for nearly two years. Tom Donilon, Jones' deputy, will take over as the top security adviser. Read more...

Obama won't sign bill that would affect foreclosure proceedings / Jia Lynn Yang / Washington Post / October 7, 2010 / The bill, named the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act, would require courts to accept document notarizations made out of state. Its sponsors intended the effort to promote interstate commerce. But homeowner advocates warn the new law could allow lenders to cut even more corners as they seek to evict homeowners. Read more...

Obama: GOP plan would hurt community colleges / Daniel de Vise / Washington Post / October 6, 2010 / President Obama applauded the nation's community colleges Tuesday as "the unsung heroes of America's education system" but warned that the Republican economic plan would imperil their mission and put the nation at a competitive disadvantage against other nations. Read more...

Solar energy making a return to White House / Juliet Eilperin / October 6, 2010 / Washington Post / The White House is going solar after all - a home improvement that carries modest energy benefits but much larger symbolic importance. Read more...

Democrats makeslight gains in poll / Dan Balz and Jon Cohen / Washington Post / October 5, 2010 / Voters give Democrats a significant edge as the party that would do a better job in helping the middle class, which has been a key campaign message from the White House in recent weeks. Read more...

Meet Pete Rouse, Obama’s next chief of staff / Holly Bailey / Sep 30, 2010 / The Upshot Yahoo / In choosing Rouse, Obama is tapping a near-opposite of his outgoing chief of staff. Rouse eschews the spotlight, preferring to operate as a self-described "behind-the-scenes" manager. "I fix things," Rouse told NBC last year, in one of his only recent interviews. Read more...

A Nato statement said there were no reports of enemy fire when the aircraft crashed and the cause was being investigated Photo: PANato helicopter crash kills nine in Afghanistan’s bloodiest year / Ben Farmer in Kabul / 21 Sep 2010 / Telegraph UK / Nine people were killed when a Nato helicopter crashed in Afghanistan earlier today, making this year the bloodiest yet for Western troops in the country. Read more...

Senate repeal of ban on gays in military falters / ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press / 09-21-2010 WASHINGTON – A Senate bill to repeal the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy appeared headed for defeat Tuesday, a major setback for gay groups that saw the vote as their last chance this year to overturn the 17-year-old ban. Read more...

Senate Passes $30 Billion Small Business Bill / DANNY KING / 09/16/10 / DailyFinance / The U.S. Senate passed a bill Thursday designed to spur small-business lending by providing financial incentives to banks that make loans to smaller companies, marking a victory of sorts for an Obama administration attempting to show voters it's addressing the public's concerns about the economy, Reuters reported. Read more...

No time to play 'games' with tax cuts, Obama says / Scott Wilson / September 15, 2010 / Washington Post / President Obama, sensing a moment of disarray in the Republican Party, pushed forcefully Wednesday for the Senate to act quickly on measures to benefit small businesses and middle-class wage earners, saying, "We don't have time for any more games." Read more...

1,270 Architects/Engineers Reveal Hard Evidence of Explosive Demolition at World Trade Center on 9/11 / Former US Senator Mike Gravel (D-AK) and Richard Gage, AIA, Founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth Discuss Scientific Findings / National Press Club, Washington DC, 2:00 pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 Read more...

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Obama chides Republicans for thwarting jobless extension / July 17, 2010 / LATimes (Reuters) - President Barack Obama stepped up criticism of Republicans Saturday for blocking jobless aid, hammering home a Democratic election year attack line that casts the opposition as the party of the rich. Read more...

How Legal Pot Could Harm the Cartels / M. Schneiderman / July 17, 2010 / Newsweek / So far, no modern country has ever legalized marijuana production—not even the Netherlands. Yet with heavy drug-related violence plaguing the U.S.-Mexican border, some analysts and policymakers now say that America should legalize weed in order to reduce the power of Mexico’s drug cartels. Read more...

Obama: GOP blocking unemployed, small business aid / JULIE PACE / Associated Press / 07-17-2010 / WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama says Senate Republicans are playing politics with bills that would extend benefits to the unemployed and increase lending to small businesses. Read more...

MSNBC REPORTING THAT COREXIT IS KILLING CLEAN UP WORKERS!! / American Pendulum / July 18,2010 / Corexit 9500, four times more toxic than crude oil, is one of the most poisonous dispersants ever developed, and is up to 20 times more toxic than other dispersants, and only half as effective. Read more or watch following video...

 

The Supreme Court and Corporate Free Speech / ADAM COHEN / Jul. 07, 2010 / Time / When the Citizens United case was working its way through the courts, it seemed like a limited dispute over the fine points of campaign-finance law. But the court blew it up into something larger, asking the parties to submit briefs reconsidering a doctrine that had been settled law for more than half a century: that corporations and labor unions are not allowed to spend money on federal elections. Read more...

Justice Dept. sues, seeks injunction on Ariz. immigration law / Jerry Markon and William Branigin / Washington Post / July 6, 2010 / The lawsuit says the law illegally intrudes on federal prerogatives, invoking as its main argument the legal doctrine of "preemption," which is based on the Constitution's supremacy clause and says that federal law trumps state statutes. Read more...

With Shift in Afghanistan, Talk Turns to Exit / PETER BAKER / June 28, 2010 / NYTimes / Even as developments in Afghanistan have made meeting the deadline all the more daunting, Mr. Obama has sent multiple signals to multiple audiences, sticking by his commitment to begin pulling out while insisting that it does not mean simply walking away. Read more...

Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platforms in area fo spillGulf Oil Spill Update: Hope for the best, be prepared for the worst Sea floor could erupt at any time, causing massive loss of life and major tsunami never before witnessed in modern history. / Dennis Knicely, Editor for the Healing News Network / 06-28-2010 / There is a serious situation brewing in the Gulf of Mexico right now, and we are not over the worst stages. From reliable, uncensored information, scientists and researchers have grave concerns over possilbe consequences. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: I rarely buy into "conspiracy theories", yet there is truth to these videos. They are talking pressure of 100,000 psi, beyond human technology's ability to stop it. When a teenager, I worked on an oil well with 2,000 psi, on the surface, and even at that pressure it's very difficult to contain with a risk of huge explosion. Prayers, please... I say expect the best, yet be prepared for the worst.

Gulf oil rig burning and sinking, compliments of National Geographic"Hell on Earth" New Pictures: Gulf Oil Rig Burning, Sinking / NationalGeographic / Remembering his air approach, U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant Lim said in the new documentary (see a trailer), "I could see the glow of the burning rig at 90 miles [145 kilometers] away. I knew this was big … like seeing hell on Earth." See awesome photography...

President Barack Obama vowed on Tuesday to compel BP Plc to pay the price for its "recklessness" in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and sought to harness public outrage over the disaster for a "national mission" to cut U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.Obama: BP will pay for its "recklessness" / Matt Spetalnick and Ross Colvin / WASHINGTON / Jun 15, 2010 (Reuters) We will make BP pay for the damage their company has caused," Obama said in a televised address aimed at restoring confidence in his handling of the crisis before it further tarnishes his presidency. Read more...

Flight over BP Oil disaster Day 52 with Marine Biologist, Dr. Carl Safina / June 11, 2010 — James Fox flew over the BP Gulf oil disaster with Marine Biologist Dr. Carl Safina who's president of Blue Ocean Institute on day 52 of the BP Oil spill. What we saw and documented was horrific. Online video short...

 

Tyler Hicks/The New York Times A bleak Ghazni Province seems to offer little, but a Pentagon study says it may have among the world’s largest deposits of lithium.U.S. Identifies Vast Riches of Minerals in Afghanistan / JAMES RISEN / June 13, 2010 / NYTimes / An internal Pentagon memo, for example, states that Afghanistan could become the “Saudi Arabia of lithium,” a key raw material in the manufacture of batteries for laptops and BlackBerrys. Read more...

How Obama decided to expand offshore oil drilling / STEVEN THOMMA / 06.13.10 / MCCLATCHY / WASHINGTON -- Weeks before the world had ever heard of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, President Barack Obama stood in the Roosevelt Room of the White House poring over maps of oil drilling sites in the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska and elsewhere. Read more...

Engineers to take over rescue of oceans / Aurthur Strahler / 06-10-2010 / HealingNews / Oil engineers/scientists bypass heads of BP/Government to call for necessary response in resources and brain power directly from the imperiled people of the world. Banker-Monopoly Lords are no longer controlling this undertaking, which is now nothing less than the rescue of the human race and the other life upon which our lives depend. - Saying time is "almost impossbily short," Dr. Arthur Strahler of Kansas Institute of Technology calls for world industrial mobilization "to save as many extant species as possible including man." Read more...

A Call to Triple U.S. Spending on Energy Research / JOHN M. BRODER / June 9, 2010 / WASHINGTON — The United States is badly lagging in basic research on new forms of energy, deepening the nation’s dependence on dirty fuels and crippling its international competitiveness, a diverse group of business executives warn in a study to be released Thursday. Read more...

Today, 4 generations after the first spraying occurred, people continue to die.Victims of Victims / June 7, 2010 / Chuck Palazzo / Da Nang, Vietnam / DarkPolitricks / “Agent Orange is not harmful or deadly to human beings”, said the liars. ...4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in 400,000 deaths and disabilities, and 500,000 children born with birth defects. 2.4 million Americans (in addition to allied forces and the Vietnamese people) were exposed in various ways to Agent Orange. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: It is time to challenge Monsanto, DuPont, and other chemical poison manufacturers if we are to survive as a human race. Our soil and water will only take so much. Please do your part, and spread the word - We will not be healed and rest until true justice returns to both Government and our conventional medical system of malpractice.

Feds knew of Gulf spill risks in 2000, document shows / SHASHANK BENGALI / 06-08-2010 / MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS WASHINGTON -- A decade ago, U.S. government regulators warned that a major deepwater oil spill could start with a fire on a drilling rig, prove hard to stop and cause extensive damage to fish eggs and wetlands because there were few good ways to capture oil underwater. Read more...

It was willing to provide ships outfitted with oil-skimming booms, and it proposed a plan for building sand barriers to protect sensitive marshlands.Obama Administration and BP Turned Down Dutch Oil Skimmers on Day 3 U.S. and BP slow to accept Dutch expertise / June 9, 2010 / LOREN STEFFY / Houston Chronicle / “If there’s a country that’s experienced with building dikes and managing water, it’s the Netherlands.” ...“If there’s a spill in the Netherlands, we give the oil companies 12 hours to react,” Read more...

President Obama Honors Paul McCartney

The President hails Paul McCartney's contribution to popular music and song during a ceremony to present the singer with the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize.

 

Feds Open Criminal Probe of Gulf Oil Spill / June 01, 2010 — AssociatedPress — Attorney General Eric Holder said federal authorities have opened criminal and civil investigations into the nation's worst oil spill. Online video short...

BP Execs Could Face Potential Jail Time / June 2, 2010 (CBS) As the U.S. government launches criminal and civil investigations into the nation's worst oil spill, executives at BP could face potential jail time if convicted of obstruction of justice and fraud charges, according to CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford. Read more...

Obama administration moves to distance itself from BP on oil spill response / Joel Achenbach and Jerry Markon / Washington Post / June 1, 2010 / Struggling to convey command of the worsening Gulf of Mexico oil spill, the Obama administration is taking steps to distance itself from BP and is dispatching Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. to the Gulf Coast to meet with federal and state prosecutors. Read more...

#2 Marine Biologist Carl Safina on the BP Ecological Impact - May 27, 2010 / Democracy NOW! - DN! 2/2 We continue our discussion on the BP oil spill, we turn to its long-term ecological impact. Online video link...

Obama's national security strategy: A little George Bush, lots of Bill Clinton / Samuel R. Berger/ May 30, 2010 / Washington Post / President Obama's national security strategy released by the White House on Thursday, tackles a delicate but unavoidable question: How do we respond to security challenges in an era of financial distress at home and reordering of political power abroad? Read more...

Feds tell court they can decide what you eat 'Plaintiffs do not have a fundamental right to obtain any food they wish'" / May 14, 2010 / WorldNetDaily / S. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the U.S.," critiqued Steve Green on the Food Freedom blog. "It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money." Read more...

THE INFLUENCE GAME: BP spends big in Washington, but will that help in Gulf oil spill crisis? / ALAN FRAM, SHARON THEIMER / Associated Press / May 10, 2010 / WASHINGTON (AP) — With millions of dollars invested in campaign donations and an all-star lobbying team, BP executives could give an advanced class in how to build influence in Washington Read more...

Border enforcement funding ignored during immigration debate / May 11, 2010 | Louis Freedberg / California Watch / Much of the discourse in recent days about illegal immigration – from Washington to Arizona – gives the impression that the federal government has been missing in action when it comes to border enforcement. Read more...

After Arizona, why are 10 states considering immigration bills? The Arizona immigration law set off a national powder keg. But state lawmakers are not shying away from the issue – and some appear to be inspired by Arizona. Read more...

EDITOR'S NOTE: Something had to be done regarding challenges with illegal aliens in Arizona. Simply put, Phoenix has the highest incidence of kidnapping of any city in U.S., second in the World only to Mexico City. Gangsters smuggling drugs in and carrying weapons are their main targets in this legislation, that should be bi-partisan, yet could challenge "human rights" if you think people committing illegal acts deserve equal rights as citizens and legal immigrants. Safeguards are supposed to be in the legislation to guard against "ethnic profiling".

Anti-Supplement Measure Slips into "Reform" Bill Passed by the House; Please Take Action to Prevent Same in the Senate / Alliance fo Natural Health / I just took action to protect supplements by asking my senator not to include a dangerous provision in Senate financial reform bill. I urge you to learn more about this issue and help us protect supplements. Read more...

DEAR READERS, HealingNews.com was established to educate the public about a healthier lifestyle, and stop shenanigans like the last one posted. Do your part and stop this nonsense before they try to restrict even more our means to naturally get well and stay well. Tell all your friends and family about this.

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Not all terrorism: Obama tries to change subject / MATT APUZZO / 04-07-2010 /Associated Press / WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama's advisers plan to remove terms such as "Islamic radicalism" from a document outlining national security strategy and will use the new version to emphasize that the U.S. does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terrorism, counterterrorism officials say. Read more...

To pass the Senate bill or not? Either way, House Democrats face risks. Health care puts House Dems on the line / Kristi Keck / March 15, 2010 / (CNN) -- Now that the Senate parliamentarian has made clear to Democrats that they won't be able to take the path they had considered to get a health care bill passed, they must ask themselves: If we vote for the Senate's bill, do we trust the senators to make the changes they say they will? Read more...

The no vote of Representative Dennis J. Kucinich when the House last voted on a health bill did not much matter. Now it might.  A National Measure, Inextricably Enmeshed With Local Interests / DAVID M. HERSZENHORN / March 14, 2010 / NY Times / WASHINGTON — On issue after issue in the health care bill, what’s good for one is not necessarily good for all. Read more...

Obama Details Effort to Double Exports Over Five Years / HENRY J. PULIZZI / 03-11-2010 / Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—Looking to spur the economy and ease joblessness by doubling U.S. exports over the next five years, President Barack Obama is ordering federal agencies to zero in on export promotion, expanding trade-finance opportunities for small- and medium-sized businesses, and moving to overhaul an outdated export-control system. Read more...

The Road to Armageddon / February 25, 2010 By Paul Craig Roberts / opednews - 911Truth / The paper reports that the architects and engineers have concluded that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology provided "insufficient, contradictory and fraudulent accounts of the circumstances of the towers' destruction" and are "calling for a grand jury investigation of NIST officials." Read more...

Poll: Americans place blame for partisanship / Paul Steinhauser / February 24, 2010 / Washington (CNN) -- Two-thirds of Americans think that the Republicans in Congress are not doing enough to cooperate with President Obama, according to a new national poll. Read more...

Gates Tries to Get F-35 Program Back on Course / Christopher Drew / February 3, 2010 / NYTimes - Yahoo / But rather than being the Chevrolet of the skies, as it was once billed, the fighter plane, also called the F-35, has turned into the Pentagon’s biggest budget-buster. Read more...

Obama's chief of staff sorry for 'retarded' remark / Associated Press / February 2, 2010 / Washington Post / WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's tart-tongued chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, has apologized for using the word "retarded" to describe liberal activists whose tactics on health care he questioned. Read more...

State of the Union: Highlights, reactions, analyses / January 28, 2010 / Washington (CNN) -- Citing a "deficit of trust" in government by the American people, President Obama's first State of the Union address urged Congress to erode the influence of special interests and work together to confront the nation's most pressing problems. Read more...

A Preview of the House’s A.I.G. HearingA Preview of the House’s A.I.G. Hearing / NYTimes / January 26, 2010 / Ahead of a House committee hearing on Wednesday, more details are emerging about the government’s bailout of the American International Group in 2008 and why its trading partners were paid in full. Read more...

As China Rises, Economic Conflict With West Rises Too / KATRIN BENNHOLD / January 26, 2010 / It has emerged — sooner and more assertively than had been expected before the wrenching global financial crisis, which badly damaged all the established industrial powers, from the United States to Europe and Japan. Read more...

Campaign-finance ruling may prove to be a lifeline for broadcast networks / Frank Ahrens / Washington Post / January 23, 2010 / The struggling media industry -- particularly television networks and local broadcast stations -- could end up being the big beneficiaries of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling lifting limits on corporate donations to political campaigns. Read more...

Goldman under investigation for its securities dealings / Greg Gordon / McClatchy Newspapers / Fri Jan 22, 2010 / WASHINGTON — One of Congress' premier watchdog panels is investigating Goldman Sachs' role in the subprime mortgage meltdown, including how the firm sold securities backed by risky home loans while it simultaneously bet that those bonds would lose value, people familiar with the inquiry said Friday. Read more...

Supreme Court Overturns Campaign Spending Limits on Corporations, Unions Corporations Allowed to Spend Freely to Campaign but Still Barred From Direct Contributions By ARIANE De VOGUE, TERRY MORAN and DEVIN DWYER / WASHINGTON / Jan. 21, 2010 / ABCNews / In a 5-4 decision, the court called into question the constitutionality of all federal and state regulation of independent corporate political advocacy, including a federal law dating back to 1947 and the laws of dozens of states. Read more...

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