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Op-Ed: Losing benefits isn’t prodding unemployed back to work

The verdict is in — cutting unemployment benefits does not help workers. Surprised? Hardly. Squabbles between congressional Republicans and Democrats resulted in the end of federal emergency unemployment benefits for over 2 million Americans.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson

Massive blaze brings death, destruction to historic Valparaiso

Valpara - A massive fire that killed at least 11 people and destroyed hundreds of homes was still burning early Sunday in Chile's historic port city of Valparaiso.
In the Media by Nathan Salant - 2 comments

GM head knew of steering problem in 2011: documents

Washington - General Motors chief executive Mary Barra was told in 2011 of steering problems on cars involved in this year's recall and linked to 13 deaths, a document released Friday showed.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Congressman has the gall to request a pay increase

Washington - In one of the most laughably sad statements made by a politician so far this year, Congressman Jim Moran (D-Va.) said that he and his cohorts on Capitol Hill deserve a pay increase.
In the Media by Justin King - 5 comments

GM accused of 'criminal' behavior over ignition fault

Washington - Senators accused General Motors of "criminal deception" over a decade-long ignition problem linked to 13 deaths, as the US automaker's boss faced a second straight day of congressional anger Wednesday.
In the Media by AFP

GM boss 'deeply sorry' after deadly crashes

Washington - Conceding company officials knew of their cars' potentially deadly ignition switches for years, GM chief Mary Barra apologized and said the automaker had a "civic responsibility" to make things right.
In the Media by Michael Mathes (AFP)

Caterpillar used Swiss havens to avoid US tax: Senate

Washington - US Senate investigators have accused heavy equipment giant Caterpillar of hiding $8 billion in profits offshore in Switzerland to avoid US taxes.
In the Media by AFP

Crash victim families press GM, Barra set to testify

Washington - Relatives of car crash victims and lawmakers demanded accountability from embattled US automaker GM Tuesday as its CEO prepared to face Congress, amid claims that a $2 fix could have saved lives.
In the Media by Michael Mathes (AFP)

GM chief Barra faces tough questions over recalls

Washington - General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra faces tough questioning in Congress on Tuesday over why the company ignored a faulty ignition problem for a decade despite numerous accident reports and 13 deaths.
In the Media by Paul Handley (AFP)

GM chief Barra pledges action on dangerous ignitions

Washington - GM Chief Executive Mary Barra said Monday she still does not know why its took years for the automaker to recall cars with dangerously faulty ignitions, but pledged to find out.
In the Media by AFP
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A Country Founded By Geniuses and Run By Idiots

The following thoughts came to me from a friend’s email. I do not know if Mr. Junius P. Long actually exists or if...
Mar 26, 2013 by Walter "Bruno" Korschek

Top five U.S. filibusters

UPDATE: CSPAN ‏@cspan .@SenRandPaul #filibuster #filiblizzard lasted 12hrs 52min (11:47am - 12:39am ET). As the...
Mar 6, 2013 in  That's incredible! by Tim O'Brien

What? Me Worry?

As the U.S. Congress once again pushes the country toward the limits of the debt ceiling, interest rates are likely to...
Jan 25, 2013 by Anna Timone

Why we no longer live in a free country

As we start the new year, one would hope that we could look forward to better times and better lives. However, in the...
Jan 4, 2013 by Walter "Bruno" Korschek - 3 comments

'A Christmas Story' named as one of the films headed to Library of Congress

Librarian of Congress James Billington is absolutely correct when he noted there is a difference between best and,...
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