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McCain promises strippers that $1 coins means bigger tips

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) says he’s got a stimulus package for the strippers of America. The former Republican presidential nominee is one of several senators supporting the COINS Act to replace the dollar bill with a dollar coin. They argue that the the move would save billions in printing costs.…

Fourth accuser: Cain ‘reached for my genitals’

A fourth woman is accusing Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment — and this time, there is a name and a face to go along with the allegations. Sharon Bialek, who is a registered Republican and tea party supporter, told reporters Monday that the then-CEO of the National…

Obama bypasses Congress with mortgage plan

LAS VEGAS — President Barack Obama traveled Monday to Las Vegas, epicenter of the real estate meltdown, to unveil a plan to limit damage from the housing market’s downward spiral on the broader US economy. Thwarted by Republican opposition to his bigger jobs and stimulus package, Obama plans this week…

Second U.S. recession could be worse than the first

A second recession, what many are calling the double-dip recession, could be on its way, economists warn. And should it come, it will probably be even more devastating than the previous period of economic woe. “It would be disastrous if we entered into a recession at this stage, given that…

Cheney: History beginning to ‘come around’ on ‘stand up guy’ Bush

Dick Cheney thinks the sun of history is beginning to shine on his former boss. Speaking at a groundbreaking ceremony for the George W. Bush presidential center in Dallas, Cheney said that “history is beginning to come around” to a rosier view of Bush’s presidency. Cheney asserted that history’s view…

Stimulus waste panel cancels Ritz-Carlton meeting

Dumb and dumber: at least that’s what it looks like. An advisory panel charged with rooting out waste, fraud and abuse in the federal stimulus package canceled a planned meeting at the Ritz-Carlton in Phoenix after an onslaught of bad press. The Recovery Independent Advisory Panel’s chairman, Chris Sale, said…

Slicing up this bill just means more bills

All I think really needs to be said about Obama’s speech last night is that I continue to be concerned that he’s sticking to the catastrophic-times-mean-catastrophic responses line. I mean, it’s true and it might be the only thing he’s got, so I can’t hold it against him, but it…

Republicans: Fiddling While America Burns

I’m with Scott, to no one’s great surprise. Democrats don’t really have to give an inch on this economic stimulus package, and it’s, to use a word I already use too much, baffling that they don’t see it. It’s not just that they’ve got various ways to pass the bill…

You Know The Type, Loud As A Motorbike

But couldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight: President Obama listened to Republican gripes about his stimulus package during a meeting with congressional leaders Friday morning – but he also left no doubt about who’s in charge of these negotiations. “I won,” Obama noted matter-of-factly, according to sources familiar…

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