Politics and Legislation
McConnell vows full-fledged assault on health law amid threat to his leadership
Top Dem on House Approps committee announces retirement
Watch Andrew Breitbart’s Fiery CPAC Speech: I Have ‘College Days’ Obama Videos
The trillions the government doesn’t account for
Saudi Officials Deny Reports Of Pipeline Explosion After Crude Oil Hits $110, But We Have Photos That Could Tell A Different Story
German prosecutors launch 80 raids in insider probe
Americans Will Need “Black Markets” To Survive
Federal Reserve Banker Fraud Exposed In The Mainstream
Mass Resignations Of Major Bankers And Political Figures- Economic Financial Collapse?
Oil Companies Earn Billions While Americans Pay More
By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman and Richard W. Caperton
Plan for an economic 9/11′: Analysts warn Americans to buy guns and gold, predicting market crash and street riots within a year
Wall St slips but S&P up for 3rd straight week
Fannie and Freddie drop the ball
Mortgage write-downs have been rejected by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. That decision hurts borrowers, their neighbors and taxpayers.
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Stockton council votes for mediation; city could become biggest in US to go bankrupt
European funding sows seeds of next crisis
RBS raises mortgage rates as Halifax prepares to follow suit
Millions of financially stretched households are likely to lose the lifeline of low interest rates keeping them afloat, mortgage experts warned after the Halifax prepared the ground for a rise in mortgage rates and RBS announced an increase.
Spain planning to breach EU budget targets, warns prime minister Mariano Rajoy
Spain is already planning to breach its budgetary targets, defying European leaders on the day they signed their historic fiscal pact.
Taxpayers’ ‘bad bank’ repossesses nearly 9,000 homes
Britain’s taxpayer-backed “bad bank” repossessed nearly 9,000 homes in 2011 as its profits more than doubled, allowing it to repay £2.1bn in loans to the government.
Oil price rise a bigger threat to global economy than Greece, says HSBC
The runaway oil price has overtaken fears of a Greek sovereign debt default as the biggest threat to the global economy, according to HSBC.
BP reaches £4.9bn Gulf oil spill deal
BP has reached a £4.9bn ($7.8bn) deal with thousands of people hit by by the oil giant’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.
Citigroup Chairman Parsons stepping down
Credit Suisse to face National Century fraud case
Morgan Stanley banker charged with hate crime
Wars and Rumors of War
U.S. Threatens Pakistan: Drop Iran Pipeline
Obama reaffirms policy toward Israel ahead of Netanyahu meeting
U.S. has military plan should Iran conflict erupt, says air force chief
Ex Senators Say Saudi Arabia May Be Linked to 9/11
‘Qatar, KSA seek bloodshed in Syria by arming rebels’
NSA Power Grab: New Legislation Would Give It Broad Powers To Spy On ‘Critical’ Private Networks
Libyan Gov’t to Give $100M to Syrian Rebels
Ireland Signs Controversial ‘Irish SOPA’ Into Law; Kicks Off New Censorship Regime
Obama says he’s not bluffing on Iran nukes
Israel confirms plans to test missile system as Obama meeting looms
First test of Arrow 3 interceptor system intensifies speculation Israel is planning for military confrontation with Iran