Here’s what happens when you put a premium on austerity in the middle of a jobs crisis. The federal government plans to shut 40 percent of its computer centers over the next four years to reduce its hefty technology budget and modernize the way it uses computers to manage data
Right now, there is a Judiciary Committee hearing on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal DOMA, the discriminatory act that denies same-sex partners federal benefits. Yesterday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney announced the support of the President for the bill. Jay Carney said Obama was “proud to
In addition to some lawmakers calling for increased regulation, oversight and enforcement after revelations of continued robo-signing, others with the ability to call hearings into the matter have announced that they would do so. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio., chair of the Financial Institutions and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, said the subcommittee
As near as I can tell, the only thing the Gang of Six has made more likely is default. It’s essentially the same deal that Eric Cantor and John Boehner rejected because it included tax increases. Maybe the increases are so vague and the abolition of the alternative minimum tax
Sen. Dave Hansen (D), the first Wisconsin State Senator to face a recall general election, easily won his race last night by 32 points over Republican David VanderLeest. This election was not designed to be held last night. Originally, Rep. John Nygren was the choice to face Hansen, one fo
Going to need your help on this one, folks, as I’m a bit busy this afternoon. I will really try this time to populate this with some links later. Thanks.