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Charles Barkley: Tucker Carlson is an ‘idiot’

Former basketball superstar Charles Barkley ripped into “nobody” Tucker Carlson Thursday for his attack on Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. “Now, I’m a Christian,” Carlson had announced while guest hosting on Fox News last month. “I believe fervently in second chances but Michael Vick killed dogs and he did it in…

Rand Paul: GOP must consider military spending cuts

Government spending is sure to be one of the biggest targets now that Republicans have won back the House, but there have been few details on exactly what programs will see their budgets slashed. Senator-elect Rand Paul (R-KY) probably surprised some Republicans Sunday when he said he would be willing…

Analysts: Iraq war ‘partly to blame’ for financial crisis

Stiglitz and Bilmes: Recession will be longer because of war The financial crisis that rocked the world in 2008 and still reverberates today was “due at least in part” to the Iraq war, which also made it more difficult for the government to react when economic problems happened, argue two…

Documentary on government debt features Obama punching Reagan

The conservative filmmaker behind last year’s controversial “I guess I’m a racist” anti-health reform ad is planning to release a documentary about the national debt. And to make the film “entertaining for a younger audience,” Ray Griggs has included a claymation sequence in which presidents Barack Obama and Ronald Reagan…

GOP candidate: Tea Party birthers are ‘dumbasses’

Only “dumbasses” in the Tea Party movement question President Barack Obama’s citizenship, according to one Republican Senate candidate in Colorado. In response, a spokesperson for GOP rival Jane Norton called Ken Buck a “self-proclaimed tea partier who trashes tea partiers when he thinks no one is looking.” A Colorado Democratic…

GOP’s Steele accused of ‘hiding’ $7.1 million in debt

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele has been accused by his treasurer of attempting to hide $7.1 million in debt, in a move that, if true, could expose the Republican Party to millions of dollars in fines and even criminal prosecution. The Washington Times reports that RNC Treasurer Randy Pullen…

Democratic leader: Permanent middle class tax cuts ‘too costly’

WASHINGTON—House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer says Congress should seriously consider only temporarily extending middle class tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year because making them permanent would add too much to the national debt. President Barack Obama is proposing to permanently extend them for individuals making…

Europe’s debt crisis poses emerging threat to world economic stability

The sovereign debt crisis in Europe shows that the world’s economic woes are “far from over” and highlights the need for reforms, the vice chairman of the World Economic Forum said on Sunday. “What we… see as we gather in the growing storm of a European sovereign debt crisis is…

Rothschild plan would see privatization of Britain’s massive public motorway

Selling off the public’s transportation infrastructure to pay off government debt has no “ideological opposition” in London today, if a recently published report is to be believed. A plan to privatize the UK’s motorway network, giving toll firms access to large swaths of road, would take place under the guise…

Europe approves 110-billion-euro Greek bailout

European governments Sunday endorsed an unprecedented 110-billion-euro bailout to save Greece from bankruptcy and shore up the single currency after Athens agreed to draconian spending cuts. The first installment of the eurozone-IMF rescue package will be paid within the next few weeks, with the rest spread over three years and…

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