Archive for April 8th, 2010

WSJ: War on Interns. Obama wants to make it illegal to work for free.

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Erickson at RedState:

If you want to work as a Congressional or White House intern, for Organizing for America, or any other non-profit, they’ll let you do it. But if you want to actually work for a business that produces goods and services in the free market? You’re screwed as is the business. And guess what? Existing workers will be spread more thinly and college kids will wait longer and longer for jobs.

Illinois Governor: Republican State Sen. Bill Brady 45%, Incumbent Democrat Pat Quinn 38%

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Colorado Senate: Republican Jane Norton 46%, Incumbent Democrat Michael Bennet 41%

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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US faces ‘difficult’ tax choices: Bernanke

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Facing unsustainable budget deficits, the United States will have to make difficult choices between higher taxes and social spending, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said.

Wash Post: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke sounds a warning on growing deficit

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke warned Wednesday that Americans may have to accept higher taxes or changes in cherished entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security if the nation is to avoid staggering budget deficits that threaten to choke off economic growth.

Recession, new tax credits have nearly half of US households paying no federal income tax: AP

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

In recent years, credits for low- and middle-income families have grown so much that a family of four making as much as $50,000 will owe no federal income tax for 2009, as long as there are two children younger than 17, according to a separate analysis by the consulting firm Deloitte Tax.

Taliban release video of captured US soldier

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Taliban released a video Wednesday of a man identified as an American soldier captured in Afghanistan last June, showing him pleading for his freedom and to be returned home.

WSJ: Oprah Winfrey to announce evening show on her new cable network: “Oprah’s Next Chapter”

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Ms. Winfrey’s new show, which could air as many as two or three times a week, will take Ms. Winfrey out of the studio setting that has been her home for 25 years and follow her around the globe for conversations in places such as Egypt and China. “I’m going to take viewers with me, going to take celebrities I want to interview with me” around the world, Ms. Winfrey said in an interview.

Uruguay’s new leader strengthens ties with Chavez

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Arkansas: Son Files Harassment Charges Against Mother for Facebook Posts

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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German anti-Facebook backlash gathers speed

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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UK Telegraph on new study: Cows absolved of causing global warming with nitrous oxide

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

In the past environmentalists, from Lord Stern to Sir Paul McCartney, have urged people to stop eating meat because the methane produced by cattle causes global warming.
However a new study found that cattle grazed on the grasslands of China actually reduce another greenhouse gas, nitrous oxide.

China faces new health scare over concern about bad vaccines

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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World stocks drop as Greek debt crisis intensifies

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

LONDON (AP) - World markets slid Thursday amid mounting worries about a potential Greek debt default as the country’s borrowing costs continue to go through the roof.

Census Bureau concerned about head count problems

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

WASHINGTON (AP) - As the U.S. census nears its final stages, the government is preparing for possible debacles that could derail its $15 billion head count, from mass identity theft and lawsuits to homeowners who refuse to answer their doors.

CBS Chicago — Man Billed ‘Crash Tax’ For Emergency Response on 911 Call

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Alaska Daily News: Man who for 20 years fed and coexisted with the bears at cabin, pleads guilty to eight counts of intentionally feeding game

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

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Iran will not beg to avoid sanctions: Ahmadinejad

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

(Reuters) – Iran’s president said on Thursday he would not plead with opponents of Tehran’s nuclear program in order to avoid sanctions as Russia and the United States said new measures might be necessary.