Daily Archives: August 9, 2011

Michelle Obama Takes Secret Vacation to Oregon

Source: http://www.whitehousedossier.com I hope we all had a good time, as it was our money spent, again! First Lady Michelle Obama Slipped out of Washington unnoticed Monday for a secret trip to visit her brother, Oregon State University men’s basketball coach Craig Robinson, at his home on Corvallis, Ore. Mrs. Obama reportedly jetted into the […]

The 111th Congress and the Lobby

Source:http://www.nytimes.com By the middle of July, more than a quarter of the legislators who left Congress last year had taken positions with law firms, consulting firms, private companies or trade associations that lobby Congress. Though only five are registered lobbyists now, a significant share will likely register as lobbyists after the one-year ban on lobbying […]

Why the Fed Sat on Its Hands

Source: http://www.theatlanticwire.com he stock market took a tumble this afternoon and bounced back up (the Dow closed up 400 points) following a much-anticipated Federal Reserve announcement that the central bank would keep interest rates low until at least mid-2013. A number of progressive economists had hoped the Fed would implement a third round of quantitative […]