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REPORT: BONUSES TO CONGRESSIONAL AIDES JUMPED 17% IN 2008

PAPER: While Congress has been flaying companies for giving out bonuses while on the government dole, lawmakers have a longstanding tradition of rewarding their own employees with extra cash — also courtesy of taxpayers.

Capitol Hill bonuses in 2008 were among the highest in years, according to LegiStorm, an organization that tracks payroll data. The average House aide earned 17% more in the fourth quarter of the year, when the bonuses were paid, than in previous quarters, according to the data. That was the highest jump in the eight years LegiStorm has compiled payroll information…

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Chris Matthews Says Palin Was McCain’s ‘Mail-Order Bride’

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GENERAL MOTORS CEO QUITS ON DEMANDS FROM OBAMA

YOU’RE FIRED

WIRE: The Obama administration asked Rick Wagoner, the chairman and CEO of General Motors, to step down and he agreed, a White House official said.

Wagoner’s departure is one of the remarkable strings attached to a new aid package the administration plans to offer GM…

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About Beck He’s Mad, Apocalyptic, Tearful, and a Rising Star, NYT Says

PAPER: “You are not alone,” Glenn Beck likes to say. For the disaffected and aggrieved Americans of the Obama era, he could not have picked a better rallying cry…

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Obama in Monday’s FT Interview: World Needs to Promote ‘Unity’

PAPER: In comments that appear to diverge from recent remarks by Ms Merkel, who has all but ruled out more deficit spending in Germany, Mr Obama said: “With respect to the stimulus, there is going to be an accord that G20 countries will do what is necessary to promote trade and growth.”

He added: “The most important task for all of us is to deliver a strong message of unity in the face of crisis…”

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Senator Petitions for Newspaper Tax-Breaks, Operating as ‘Low-Profit’

SEN. CARDIN: This may not be the optimal choice for some major newspapers or corporate media chains but it should be an option for many newspapers that are struggling to stay afloat…

NET: Senator Benjamin Cardin (D-Maryland) Wants Newspapers to Operate as ‘Low’-Profits…Tax Breaks…

NEWS: Frank Nicastro, who represents Connecticut’s 79th assembly district, is asking the state government to do something to salvage The Bristol Press, a paper that may fold within days, along with The Herald. The papers’ publisher, Journal Register, is in danger of being crushed under millions of dollars in debt, and can’t afford to keep them open…

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Obama’s Laughter Over Economic Crisis, ‘Are You Punch-Drunk?’ (Videos)

INTERVIEW: You’re sitting here. And you’re— you are laughing. You are laughing about some of these problems. Are people going to look at this and say, ‘I mean, he’s sitting there just making jokes about money—’ How do you deal with— I mean: explain. . .” Kroft asked at one point.

“Are you punch-drunk?” Kroft said…

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Ready to Place “Exit Strategy” in Afghanistan Policy…

After Sending In A 17,000/45% Increased Troop Surge…

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Return of Fear, Obama Warns of Collapse if Big Institution Fails

INTERVIEW: Interviewed on the CBS television program “60 Minutes,” Obama was asked if the financial system could implode if the likes of bailed-out insurer AIG or banking giant Citicorp were to fail.

“Yes,” the president replied, in the interview broadcast Sunday, as his administration prepared to announce new steps Monday deal with the toxic assets clogging up US banks’ books…

Filed under: Economics, Obama, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

ACORN Behind Protests at AIG Exec. Homes (Video)

PAPER: So why not pack a bus with community activists, invite a representative from every media organization in the free world and see the Fairfield County mansions of the “filthy rich and most recently infamous” — American International Group executives. After all, these are the people who packed their wallets with millions in taxpayer bailout bonuses for helping take their company and the U.S. economy down the tubes, organizers said.

And that’s exactly what the Working Families Party and ACORN did Saturday morning…

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Plane Evacuated in London After ‘Suspicious Device’ Discovered on Board

“There was something on board that they were not happy about,” said airport spokeswoman Julie Ayres. She did not give further details…

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BREAKING NEWS: OBAMA TO OVERHAUL EXEC. PAY AND FINANCIAL REGULATION

YOU’RE NEXT

“The Obama administration will call for increased oversight of executive pay at all banks, Wall Street firms and possibly other companies as part of a sweeping plan to overhaul financial regulation, government officials said…”

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Photo Allegedly Shows Putin as KGB in Disguise During Reagan Visit


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Obama on Tonight Show Videos; Insults Disabled, ‘Like the Special Olympics’

Jay capitulates to Obama…

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Talking iPod? Apple Unveils New Shuffle, Stock Jumps

“In fact, the latest iPod Shuffle, announced Wednesday and available now for $79, is the first portable music player I’ve tested that announces what’s playing. Push a button and it will tell you, in a computerized voice, the title and artist of whatever song you’re hearing. Keep holding that button and it will recite a roll call of all your playlists, allowing you to select among them. In my tests, this worked as advertised…”

Apple Stock Jumps 4.51%…

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Former W.H. Press Secretary to Chris Matthews: ‘How Dare You’ and ‘Shameful’ During ‘Hardball’ (Video)

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5 Gitmo Detainees Admit to Planning 9/11; Wearing “Badges of Honor” (Video)

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OctoMom Will Receive $135,000/Month Healthcare for 8 Babies

“According to Linda Conforti West, CEO and founder of Angels in Waiting, the agency will provide around-the-clock services of skilled neonatal intensive care nurses who specialize in premature infant developmental care. The kids will also receive psychological and physical therapies. The services are set to begin as soon as the octuplets are released from the hospital, and will be re-evaluated every six months.”

Source: US News

Source: US News

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Obama Receives ‘F’ Grade on MSNBC Poll

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LEGISLATION SEEKS TO STRIP CATHOLIC CHURCH OF FINANCE CONTROL (VIDEO)

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WIKIPEDIA Filters Any Critical Remarks On Obama Entry

“A perusal through Obama’s current Wikipedia entry finds a heavily guarded, mostly glowing biography about the U.S. president. Some of Obama’s most controversial past affiliations, including with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and former Weathermen terrorist Bill Ayers, are not once mentioned, even though those associations received much news media attention and served as dominant themes during the presidential elections last year.”

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