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Zelaya to be reinstated in Honduras deal

October 30, 2009

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In a deal brokered by senior US diplomats, an agreement has been reached that will potentially reinstate Manuel Zelaya as President of Honduras after he was was ousted in June. Under the agreement, interim President Roberto Micheletti will step down and Zelaya will resume his office until upcoming presidential elections at the end of November. The deal must […]

Economy grows in 3rd quarter, experts still worried

October 29, 2009

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We’ll get to why they’re worried in a second. The big headline is that the American economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% between July and September. The report by the Commerce Department boosted world stock markets and was the biggest rate of growth since the third quarter of 2007. But this news, encouraging […]

Pelosi unveils House health care plan

October 29, 2009

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[picapp src=”b/3/3/e/House_GOP_Leaders_a6ac.jpg?adImageId=6992584&imageId=6937849″ width=”380″ height=”237″ /] In a ceremony closed to the public, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled to much fanfare her version of health care reform that includes a public option. Weighing in at an astounding 1900 pages, it has an estimated (emphasis on estimated) net cost of $894 billion, making each word worth roughly $2.24 […]

Lieberman, Snowe and other moderates to oppose Reid’s public option Senate bill

October 27, 2009

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced yesterday that he was planning on sending a bill to the Senate floor that has a public option with an opt-out clause for states (although apparently a co-op will also be involved too). He’s going to run into some problems, however, from his previous allies when it comes time […]

NEA Chair: Obama most powerful writer since Caesar

October 27, 2009

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The new chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Rocco Landesman, addressed grantmakers in a post on the official NEA website. He seems like a nice guy, but he makes a rather over-the-top and completely absurd comparison regarding our current President’s place in literary history: My answer is pretty simple. There is a new president […]

Guest posting on The Moderate Voice

October 25, 2009

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I’ve really dropped the ball in passing along a bit of news regarding myself and this site. A few months ago, Joe Gandelman e-mailed me and asked if I’d like to write a few guest posts for his site, The Moderate Voice. I happily accepted, and I’ve sent him a few of the posts I’ve […]

Broadcast news stands up for Fox, rebuffs White House

October 25, 2009

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There was a heartening turn of events on Thursday that doubled as bad news for the White House in its ill-advised war on Fox News. As part of its petulant campaign against Fox, the Obama administration tried to exclude Fox News from participating in a press pool interview with “pay czar” Kenneth Feinberg. To their credit, […]