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Palin: American capitalism is ‘foreign to our president’

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told the Fox Business Network Tuesday that President Barack Obama doesn’t understand the American way of doing business because of his “background.” “The President is not capable of giving the right message to deal with the problem we are facing with the bankruptcy…

Airlines raise fees instead of passing ‘tax holiday’ to fliers

Airlines are enjoying a tax holiday after Congress failed to re-authorize the FAA Friday. But instead of passing those taxes savings onto the public, many airlines have actually raised ticket prices. ABC News reported Tuesday that airlines are pocketing $200 million a week as long FAA is shutdown. American, JetBlue,…

Trump to GOP: Force U.S. default to make sure Obama isn’t re-elected

Conservative real estate titan Donald Trump told Fox News Monday that Republicans should make sure President Barack Obama isn’t re-elected by refusing any comprehensive deal to raise the debt ceiling, even going so far as to suggest that the country should be allowed to default on its debts. “Obama doesn’t…

Sen. Schumer: Boehner is following the tea party

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was a guest on Morning Joe Monday morning, where he spoke about the difficulties of finding a solution for the debt ceiling. Instead of a rational discussion, Schumer said, the conversation is being hijacked by the demands of extremist opinions, especially on the right. “Everyone likes…

Pawlenty suggests ‘chicken’ Obama ‘hiding in the basement’

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty Sunday accused President Barack Obama of “hiding in the basement” instead of speaking to the American people directly about his plan to raise the debt ceiling. “As important as the debt ceiling is, the other issues of whether we’re going to fix the spending problems…

Geithner: Never thought GOP ‘would take it this close to the edge’

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said Sunday that time was running out to get a deal in place to raise the debt ceiling before a possible U.S. default on Aug. 2. “The two key things are we take default off the table, the threat of default off the table through the…

Barney Frank: ‘There are worse things than default’

The top Democrat on the House Financial Services Committee reacted with outrage Friday to reports that a deal to raise the debt ceiling might include deep cuts to entitlements and only a promise of future tax reforms. “We’re told if nothing’s done by 2013, there would be a trade off…

Norquist: Letting tax cuts expire does not violate anti-tax pledge

A loophole in Americans for Tax Reform’s anti-tax pledge may give the 235 House Republicans and 41 Senate Republicans who signed it a way to raise revenues without breaking the rules. Pledge author Grover Norquist told The Washington Post editorial board that allowing the Bush-era tax cuts to expire would…

Cenk Uygur says he left MSNBC because they don’t ‘challenge power’

Less than six months after first appearing as an “interim host” on MSNBC, Cenk Uygur is explaining why he left the network. For the past week, Rev. Al Sharpton had been hosting in Uygur’s 6 p.m. timeslot. MSNBC said that the netowrk “decided to make a change at 6 p.m.”…

Amusement park tells lesbian to remove gay marriage shirt

Olivier Odom and Jennifer Tipton, a recently married lesbian couple from Tennessee, claim Dollywood’s Splash Country amusement park discriminated against them. When Odom arrived at the front gate, she was asked to take off her shirt, which read, “Marriage is so gay,” and turn it inside out. She was told…

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