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Obama Backs ‘Gang of Six’ Debt Plan

President Obama announced his support Tuesday for a deficit-reduction plan drafted by a bipartisan Senate group known as the “Gang of Six.” The lawmakers’ proposal promises to reduce the deficit by $3.7 trillion.

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 READ MORE



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The Jobless Hold Their Breath

President-elect Obama is still working out the nuts and bolts of his recovery (fingers crossed) package, but Obama advisers have disclosed that at least one proposal would expand benefits and compensation to the unemployed. With the economic meltdown vaporizing more and more jobs, here’s hoping Congress gets it done before February.

Posted on Jan 4, 2009 READ MORE


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Obama’s New Deal

Barack Obama unveiled his $60-billion economic rescue plan on Monday and urged Washington not to wait for a new president to take up his proposals. The Obama plan includes tax breaks for companies that hire new workers, a short moratorium on foreclosures and, with an eye on job creation, federal financing for public works and infrastructure projects.

Posted on Oct 13, 2008 READ MORE



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Markets Warm to Euro Bailout Plan

Stock traders in Asia and Europe seemed to like the news that European governments will coordinate with one another as they throw cash at troubled banks. The euro zone plan was announced on the heels of similar British and American schemes.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008 READ MORE


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U.K. Cracking Down on Net Piracy

The British government is planning to “significantly reduce” the country’s online file-sharing of copyrighted content, by at least 50 percent, in the next three years through a sequence of warning letters, Internet account suspensions and ultimate expulsion from Internet access.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008 READ MORE


Are Medical Insurance Mandates Constitutional?

Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s health-care plans contain some form of mandate—a requirement that Americans purchase insurance. At least one legal scholar wonders whether that’s constitutional. At the very least, Karl Manheim argues in an Op-Ed article, it’s “certainly unprecedented.”

Posted on Apr 4, 2008 READ MORE


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Eye-Roller in Chief

Leave it to George W. Bush to disappoint already low expectations. The president unveiled his dud of a plan to combat the climate crisis at a highly publicized meeting Friday of the world’s 16 biggest polluters.

Posted on Sep 29, 2007 READ MORE


The Ten-Year Plan

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G-8 Cools on Bush’s Global Warming Plan

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Senators Unite on Challenge to Bush’s Troop Plan

Legislators from both sides of the aisle are aligning on a nonbinding resolution by Sen. John Warner of Virginia against Bush’s troop escalation plan. It’s not the stern one Democrats had hoped to pass, but it look like this one has a shot at making it through.

Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


Double the Troop ‘Surge’ in Iraq?

A new study by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office concludes that Bush’s “surge” plan could actually add as many as 48,000 troops to Iraq—more than double the number the president has pledged. That’s because all combat units need to be backed up by support troops. (h/t: Defense Tech)

  • Also, the cost of deployment could be five times Bush’s estimate.

  • Posted on Feb 1, 2007 READ MORE


    Riding the Nuke
    From robokopp.de

    Hypocritical U.S. Nuke Plan Advances

    At the same time America is lecturing N. Korea and Iran about abandoning their nuclear weapons programs, the U.S. is pressing ahead with plans to build a new stockpile of 2,200 deployed nuclear weapons.

    Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


    Powell Blasts Bush Interrogation Plan

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell sided with Sen. John McCain and others in opposition to Bush’s plan to authorize harsh interrogation of terror suspects. “The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism,” he said.

    Posted on Sep 14, 2006 READ MORE


    Gladwell Debunks Conservative Pension Plan Myths

    Conservative free-market gospel has it that government should butt out of the economy. To understand the devastation that philosophy has wrought in America?s private pension system, check out this Malcolm “Tipping Point” Gladwell article.

    Posted on Sep 5, 2006 READ MORE


    Plan B pill
    From piperreport.com

    U.S. OKs Nonprescription ‘Morning-After’ Pill Sales

    This is a home run for women’s reproductive rights. However, over-the-counter sales are available only to women 18 and older. And that restriction isn’t based on science. It’s based on the paranoid and unfounded fear that the drug would encourage promiscuity among teens.

    Posted on Aug 24, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush Supports Over-the-Counter Plan B Sales

    The president said he favors the FDA’s plan to OK sales of the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription—but not for minors.
    We’ll give Bush a golf clap for supporting Plan B at all. But behind his no-minors policy is an unfounded fear that emergency contraceptives encourage promiscuity. Don’t bother the man with facts; his mind is made up.

    Posted on Aug 21, 2006 READ MORE


    Ellen Goodman: Popping the Cork Halfway on Plan B

    With the FDA set to restrict over-the-counter sales of the “morning-after pill” to people over 18, right-wingers are sending the message to young girls that motherhood is their punishment for having sex.

    Posted on Aug 10, 2006 READ MORE


    FDA to Consider Over-Counter Sale of Morning-After Pill

    The government agency will weigh whether to let the drug (Plan B) be sold over the counter—a move that conservative forces, inside the government and out, have long objected to as part of their proxy battle on abortion.
    This may be happening only because two senators have been blocking the appointment of the FDA’s new head until the agency makes a decision on the drug.

    Posted on Jul 31, 2006 READ MORE


    A Ray of Hope From Iraqi Insurgents?

    Several Sunni-led insurgent groups have begun talks with the Iraqi government in hopes of starting cease-fire negotiations. The talks began in the wake of the reconciliation plan that the Iraqi prime minister presented on Sunday.

     

    Posted on Jun 26, 2006 READ MORE


    Iraqi P.M. to Offer Olive Branch to Insurgents

    The Iraqi prime minister is set to unveil a national reconciliation plan that includes amnesty for insurgents, a timetable for withdrawal of allied forces, release of security detainees from U.S. and Iraqi prisons and compensation for some victims of coalition military operations.

    Posted on Jun 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Paper Publishes New Details of Insurgency Amnesty Deal

    The Times (U.K.) reports that the Iraqi government is ready to announce a sweeping peace plan that includes amnesty for legitimate resistance fighters. Under the plan, there would be a U.N.-approved timeline for withdrawal of foreign troops; a halt to U.S. operations against insurgents; and compensation for attack victims….

    Posted on Jun 23, 2006 READ MORE


    Bush’s Immigration Plan

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