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Unemployment rate falls below 8 percent   no comments

President Obama attended a rally at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., on Friday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty.

President Obama attended a rally at George Mason University
in Fairfax, Va., on Friday. Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty.

The Department of Labor announced on Friday that the official unemployment rate had decreased from 8.1 percent in August to 7.8 percent in September. This is the first time in 44 months that the jobless rate has fallen below the eight-percent (8%) mark.

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Written by Dr. Whom on October 6th, 2012

Obama and Clinton ads aired in Pakistan   no comments

Demonstrators tried to attack the U.S. embassy in Islamabad on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

Demonstrators tried to attack the U.S. embassy in Islamabad on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012.

The U.S. embassy in Islamabad has released a series of advertisements showing President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton condemning the controversial film depicting Prophet Muhammad as a child molester, a womanizer and a ruthless killer in an attempt to placate Muslims in Pakistan. According to the embassy, the ads will be shown on seven Pakistani television stations and will cost the taxpayer $70,000 to air.

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Written by Dr. Whom on September 20th, 2012

Ryan: Obama is China’s doormat   no comments

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are promising to stop China penalizing U.S. businesses. Photo: Nelson Ching / Bloomberg.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are promising to stop China penalizing U.S. businesses. Photo: Nelson Ching / Bloomberg.

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has criticized President Obama for letting China use him as a “doormat” and for failing to act to stop Beijing from pursuing an anti-U.S. economic policy.

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Written by Dr. Whom on August 18th, 2012

Romney calls for caution following J.P. Morgan loss   no comments

J.P. Morgan Chase announced an unexpected $2 billion loss last Thursday.

J.P. Morgan Chase announced an unexpected $2 billion loss last Thursday.

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has warned the Obama administration that it should not rush to pass additional legislation following J.P. Morgan Chase’s heavy losses announced earlier on this week. The former governor has already criticized some of the regulations introduced under the president’s watch.

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Written by Dr. Whom on May 17th, 2012

Republicans propose student loan act   no comments

The interest rate charged on student loans will double if Congress fail to act before July 1.

The interest rate charged on student loans will double
if Congress fail to act before July 1.

House Republicans have proposed their own bill to extend the low-interest rate which currently applies to government-backed student loans. Unless Congress acts before July 1, when a 2007 authorization is due to elapse, those who hold a student loan will face a 100-percent increase in the interest rate they are charged.

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Written by Dr. Whom on April 27th, 2012

Senate rejects Obama’s “Buffett Rule”   no comments

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett and President Barack Obama.

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett and President Barack Obama.

As expected, the Republican-led Senate rejected President Barack Obama‘s “Buffett Rule” which would have significantly increased the tax rate of those earning in excess of $1 million dollar per year. The proposal was named after billionaire investor Warren Buffet, who stated last Summer that he would be happy to pay more taxes.

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Written by Dr. Whom on April 17th, 2012

Obama diverts $500 million to IRS to implement ObamaCare   no comments

An article published in The Hill newspaper on Monday reports that the Obama administration will give a total of $500 million to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the implementation of the individual mandate and other provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Written by Dr. Whom on April 10th, 2012

U.S. may let Israel attack Iran   no comments

Walter Russell Mead, an expert in U.S. foreign policy, told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that America may give Israel the green light to attack Iran if the Obama administration is certain the Jewish State can “get the job done”.

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Written by Dr. Whom on March 11th, 2012

Ron Paul could still win Nevada caucus on Saturday   no comments

Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul believes he will do well in Saturday's Nevada caucus. Photo: AP.

Texas Congressman and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul believes he will do well in Saturday's Nevada caucus. Photo: AP.

Despite having only four delegates under his belt, Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is not ready to give up the fight yet. His strategy is simple: to try to collect as many delegates as possible, as opposed to coming in pole position in each of the hard fought contests.

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Written by Dr. Whom on February 3rd, 2012

Birth control cover: 12-month extension for some organizations   no comments

New rules introduced by the Obama administration will require all employers who offer health insurance to their workers to include free birth control cover.

New rules introduced by the Obama administration will require all employers who offer health insurance to their workers to include free birth control cover.

The Obama administration has agreed to give some religious organizations an additional 12 months to abide by new rules demanding employers who offer health insurance to their workers to include free birth control cover. The extension, which was granted in order to provide some groups extra time to abide by the new rules, will not apply to religious institutions which already offer some forms of contraception.

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Written by Dr. Whom on January 20th, 2012