Monday, July 20, 2009 21:13
Of Bailout Hits A Whopping $24 Trillion Dollars
According to the watchdog overseeing the federal government’s
financial bailout program, the full exposure since 2007 amounts to a
whopping $23.7 trillion dollars, or $80,000 for every American citizen.
probe of covert CIA program could target Cheney
In a little noticed statement Friday, the House Intelligence Subcommittee
on Intelligence and Investigations announced they will begin a full
investigation into charges that the CIA misled congress about a covert
spy operation that had been going on for nearly 8 years before it was
canceled by CIA Director Leon Panetta last month.
Crucifies Paulson On Bailout Bait And Switch
Republican Congressman Cliff Stearns completely crucified former Treasury
Secretary Henry Paulson last week on everything from his bailout bait
and switch to his tax dodging on $200 million in profits from Goldman
Sachs. Paulson's stuttering and embarrassing attempt to respond made
him look guiltier than a kid caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
Many (Other) People
As a left-leaning Rutgers law professor in the early 1970s, Ruth Bader
Ginsburg thought that the Roe v. Wade abortion decision was the product
of “concern about population growth and particularly growth in
populations we don’t want too many of,” she recalled in
a recent New York Times Magazine interview. Unite
Against Hate Law Tyranny!
When Hitler and Mussolini came to power, parliamentary governments had
been in place in Germany and Italy for at least a half a century.
India expected to sign defence pact
The United States and India are expected to sign an agreement on Monday
that would take a major step towards allowing the sale of sophisticated
U.S. arms to the South Asian nation, three senior U.S. officials said.
To Attend North American Union Meeting President Obama will attend the controversial Security and
Prosperity Partnership meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon
and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper next month, it has been
faces $1 billion fine for sabotaging Texas oil wells
ExxonMobil’s sabotage of some 100 Texas oil wells in the past
17 years — going so far as to plug up some wells with explosives
— means the world’s largest oil company could be liable
for penalties of up to $1 billion, the Texas General Land Office
attacker in surprise guilty plea
The lone surviving gunman from last year’s Mumbai attacks
made a surprise guilty plea on Monday, admitting his role in the
three-day rampage that killed 166 and raised tensions between India
Shows Obama Slipping on Key Issues
Heading into a critical period in the debate over health-care reform,
public approval of President Obama’s stewardship on the issue
has dropped below the 50 percent threshold for the first time, according
to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Database: Is this a joke?
We’d all like to help the police to do their job well. They,
in turn, would like to have a massive database with DNA profiles
from everyone who has been arrested, but not convicted of a crime.
watchdog says Treasury lacking bank data The top watchdog over the financial bailout package said
the Treasury Department is rejecting "common sense" by
not requiring banks receiving billions of dollars in government
money to say how they are using the money.
US dollars funding Israeli settlements
In contrast to Washington’s public call for a freeze on Israeli
settlement activity in the West Bank, there are reports suggesting
that private money coming from the US is funding the expansion.
is pure, unadulterated Evil”
RT has been to visit the black U.S. pastor James David Manning from
Harlem in New York, who claims the world’s most-popular leader
President Obama only got into the White House by playing on the
nation’s racial guilt.