A Week in Review -News for The Week Oct 18-24, 2009Posted by Al @ 12:32 pm
What a week for news. There was far too much to cover and it looks like this is the new trend. Throw it hard and heavy and some is bound to stick. Here’s a recap of the significant stories of the week.
White House Counsel Greg Craig has indicated that he will refuse to allow any of the 18 new “czar” positions created by President Obama to testify before Congress…to ask fundamental questions of the czars about their roles and responsibilities.
We now have the full text of the 1,502-page Senate Finance Committee health care bill posted for public review and comment. Dig in:
The Obama administration plans to order companies that received huge government bailouts
The president said he is “happy to look at” bills before Congress that would give struggling news organizations tax breaks if they were to restructure as nonprofit businesses.
The cascade of bank failures this year surpassed 100 on Friday, the most in nearly two decades.
World oil prices spiked Wednesday to a one-year peak above 81 dollars, as investors reacted to plunging US gasoline or petrol reserves, and the tumbling greenback, traders said.
A former science adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher says the real purpose of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen on Dec. 7-18 is to use global warming hype as a pretext to lay the foundation for a one-world government.
“There’s no reason to gratuitously piss off all those companies,” added another Democrat, Rep. Jim Moran of Virginia. “The Chamber isn’t an opponent.”
On Thursday, the FCC approved a measure to begin the process of formalizing a set of net neutrality rules that would ban ISPs from selectively filtering or throttling content. Texas Rep. Barton tried to stop the FCC from voting on the measure in the first place by pleading with commissioners to stop the vote from occurring.
In 2006, Massachusetts enacted the country’s first law mandating near-universal health care coverage,1 and the state now has the lowest proportion of uninsured residents in the United States.
Knowing they will face unyielding GOP attacks for voting to increase the eye-popping debt, Democrats are considering attaching a debt increase provision to a must-pass bill
Hitting a 14-month low against the euro, the sinking dollar renewed concerns Wednesday about higher oil prices and other inflationary threats.
According to the data, 49 States and the District of Columbia have lost jobs since stimulus was enacted.
Senate Finance ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is raising concerns that a Department of Health and Human Services Web site that urges visitors to send an e-mail to President Barack Obama praising his health care reform plan may violate rules against government-funded propaganda.
Harry Reid, put in an $829 billion health-care bill to shield constituents from measures intended to pay for the biggest overhaul of the medical system in four decades.The result is the new policies may be unevenly administered, with some U.S. states getting preferential treatment