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Browsing Archive: February, 2012

THE TRUTH ABOUT RISING GAS PRICES

Posted by on Thursday, February 23, 2012,
Though oil demand is at its lowest since 1997, oil prices (and gas prices along with them) are once again on the rise and the GOP wants even more handouts to Big Oil. 

Analysts project that gas prices will top $4 a gallon nationally and perhaps reach record highs later this year.  Despite relatively low demand and surging production levels in the U.S., prices are rising due to a variety of factors, including instability in the Middle East, but even more so, unregulated Wall Street speculation...

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CONSERVATIVE ECONOMIST on Where the Right Went Wrong

Posted by on Sunday, February 12, 2012,
Conservative Economist Bruce Bartlett wrote "the bible" for the Reagan Revolution, worked on domestic policy for the Reagan White House and served as a top treasury official under the first President Bush. Bartlett argues that right-wing tax policies -- pushed in part by Grover Norquist and Tea Party activists -- are destroying the country's economic foundation. 





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DING-DONG SHE'S GONE!

Posted by on Wednesday, February 8, 2012,
As reported previously below, Karen Handel, vice president for public affairs at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, had come under pressure to resign following public outcry over the announcement Komen would pull funding from Planned Parenthood.
On Tuesday, she did just that.

Click to read her Resignation Letter.

Whether or not the Komen foundation will regain its reputation or be able to maintain the same level of donations after this public relations disaster remains to be seen.  From where I am si...
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KAREN HANDEL of the KOMEN FOUNDATION SHOULD RESIGN

Posted by on Monday, February 6, 2012,

Karen Handel: Exposed

A Susan G. Komen insider told HuffPost on Sunday that
Karen Handel, Komen's staunchly anti-abortion and newly hired vice president for public policy, was the main force behind the breast cancer charity's decision to defund Planned Parenthood and the attempt to make that decision look nonpolitical.

"Karen Handel was the prime instigator of this effort, and she herself personally came up with investigation criteria," the source, who requested anonymity for professiona...
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THE TRUTH ABOUT OBAMA's JOBS RECORD

Posted by on Sunday, February 5, 2012,
The chart below tracks job growth under President Obama. Use your cursor by hovering over the circles on the chart  to see each action that President Obama undertook that led directly to job creation in the private sector  Hover beneath the vertical bars to see exactly how many jobs were added when.  Obviously, we still have a long way to go, but the fact remains that Obama's initiatives have created an environment that is conducive to successful job growth.



On Friday, the new monthly jobs nu...
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