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U.S. Poverty Rate Rises

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September 22, 2011 Poverty Rate Rises In America ANNALYN CENSKY, CNN Money Amid a still struggling economy, more people in America fell below the poverty line last year, according to new census data released Tuesday. The nation’s poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, its highest level since 1993. In 2009, 14.3% of people in America […]

Men Strip To Help Houston Unemployed

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August 5, 2011   Despite Lingering Recession, Retailer Still Encouraging Men to Give the Suits off Their Backs for Charity   Men’s Wearhouse 4th Annual Suit Drive Continues Tradition of Giving HOUSTON, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — During the entire month of August, Men’s Wearhouse will hold its annual National Suit Drive, the country’s largest collection of […]

Govt Shutdown & MNs Most Vulnerable

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July 2, 2011 Vulnerable Feel the Pinch of Minnesota Government Shutdown Amy Forliti, Associated Press   ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The blind are losing reading services. A help line for the elderly has gone silent. And poor families are scrambling after the state stopped child care subsidies. Hours after a political impasse forced a […]

Gov. Perry to Chop 4 Texas Agencies

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January 8, 2011 Rick Perry wants to chop 4 Texas agencies Governor set to make State of the State in Austin Jay Root, Associated Press AUSTIN — Gov. Rick Perry will ask the Legislature on Tuesday to indefinitely suspend funding for four Texas agencies and consolidate the functions of dozens more as part of a sweeping budget plan […]

What Obama (and GOP) Didn’t Say

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January 27, 2011 Rick Moran, FrontPage Magazine What Obama (and Republicans) Didn’t Say Our unfunded-entitlement train is careening down the tracks about to tip over, but the conductor is lecturing us about staying in our seats until we come to a full stop. That, among other things, was one of the important problems with the […]

Could Illinois Face Bankruptcy?

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January 23, 2011 The United States could be headed for its own Greek crisis with states and municipalities on the verge of bankruptcy. The New York Times reports that Illinois has now topped California as the US state most likely to collapse. It has a pension scheme that’s 50% underfunded and has a deficit of nearly […]

American Companies Rethink China

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January 05, 2011 The beginning of a trend? American companies rethink China Phil Boehmke, American Thinker The honeymoon is far from over, but a number of American companies are bringing jobs back home from China. Master Lock, Wham-O Inc. and General Electric are among those U.S. manufacturers who are increasing their domestic work force and […]

Bailed Out Banks In Trouble

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December 28, 2010 Some bailed out banks in trouble again Rick Moran Some of the banks that received federal TARP funds show signs of going under, despite the government promising tax payers that the cash would only be directed towards healthy institutions. Wall Street Journal: Nearly 100 U.S. banks that got bailout funds from the […]

Tax Deal Clears Senate Hurdle

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December 14, 2010 Tax Deal Clears Senate Hurdle Rick Moran Regardless of what you think of the tax deal – and I know many conservatives are unhappy with it – the idea that come January 1st we would have seen a massive tax increase is, bottom line, unacceptable and the GOP managed to get out […]

House Approves $1.1T Spending Bill

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December 10, 2010 A Trojan Horse Pork Bill Passes the House K.E. Campbell Washington is ignoring the mandate of voters, and sneaking through pork, as the media avert their eyes. On Wednesday, the still-Democrat-controlled House approved a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2011, or until the new Congress can […]

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