DETROIT—As community leaders and members of the press looked on, Detroit mayor David Bing proudly hurled the first brick this week in a window-shattering ceremony for the city's newest dilapidated slum. The result of three years of construction work and more than $24,000 in public funds, the rat-infested and crime-ridden development was unveiled to the public on Tuesday. "It is my great honor to introduce to you the brand new Baneberry Heights," announced Bing, gesturing to the ramshackle subdivision behind him. "Filthy, dangerous, filled with violence and blight: It's all here, and it's all completely falling apart." Enlarge Image Slum "This is what the people of Detroit have been waiting for," Bing continued before walking to a nearby trash can, setting its contents on fire, and heaving the flaming receptacle through a corner storefront. "Baneberry Heights is a nightmare come true."
Timothy Geithner's first trip to China as treasury secretary comes at a vulnerable time for the Obama administration. Mired in a brutal recession, the United States needs Beijing to buy more American goods, allow its currency rise and make other moves to narrow an enormous trade gap. The U.S. also needs China's help to confront any military threat from North Korea. Yet Washington's leverage has waned just as China's power over the U.S. has grown. China is now America's biggest creditor. As of March, it held $768 billion of Treasury securities — about 10 percent of publicly traded debt. The U.S. needs China's money to finance U.S. budget deficits, which are soaring as Washington tries to end the recession and bolster the banking system. The administration estimates the budget deficit will hit $1.84 trillion this year. That's four times last year's deficit.
[it's good to be king] President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama landed in New York Saturday afternoon, and after taking a helicopter from JFK into Manhattan, drove up the West Side Highway, where the northbound lanes were shut down by police for their visit, past Ground Zero, into the Village for dinner at the Village's Blue Hill restaurant. From there, they went north to Times Square, where they went to to see a production of "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" at the Belasco Theater on West 44 Street.
Relatives of 9/11 victims who filed a lawsuit seeking to pin blame on the Saudi royal family for financing attacks against the United States just acquired a significant new opponent: the Obama administration.
This puzzled us. Why would there be a significant and highly positive correlation between dealer survival and Clinton donors?
The publisher of the Warren Times Observer, John Elchert, said the ad, reading, “May Obama follow in the steps of Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley and Kennedy,” appeared in Thursday’s paper. The four presidents were all assassinated.
Humboldt County, California voters passed measures F and J last November prohibiting military recruiters from initiating contact with minors. Now the Obama administration is demanding that the law be overturned.
This is the organization currently under investigation in multiple states for illegal activity during the 2008 election, including voter fraud. Well apparently this criminal activity is of no concern to the Obama Commerce Department.
When the day arrives that America is in the depths of an economic and social malaise—consisting of ineffective and expensive government sponsored safety nets, a stagnant nonproductive economy, riskless non-innovation, government funded zombie companies, labor union operated industries, a general sense of mediocrity and awash in an increasingly worthless currency-- they will turn to America's version of Margaret Thatcher--a libertarian dominatrix
Louis Susman has one thing in common with many of his predecessors nominated to be the US ambassador to the United Kingdom: money. Susman’s credentials stem more from involvement in financing party politics than foreign policy experience.
Evidence is mounting that the Obama administration has systematically targeted for closing Chrysler dealers who contributed to Republicans. Among the dealers being shut down are a GOP congressman and competitors to a dealership owned by former Clinto
"It don't matter who gets to warm his butt in the White House chair," says a West Virginia trucker. "The top dogs eat high on the hog and the little dogs eat the tails and ears. That's what them bailouts is all about, and that*
A reverse discrimination lawsuit filed by a group of Connecticut firefighters is shaping up to be the most contentious case in which Sonia Sotomayor participated, one sure to provoke sharp questioning when the Senate begins consideration
The most powerful grassroots organization of the peace movement, MoveOn, remains silent as the American wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan simmer or escalate.
When it comes to her judicial philosophy, there are some real causes for concern - in particular on the hot-button issues of affirmative action and Second Amendment rights.
Sonia Sotomayor is far left ideologue that blurs the lines between the legislature and judiciary and will surely be a rubber stamp for Obama’s radical abortion agenda, which is opposed by the majority of Americans
Banking trade groups are lobbying the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. for permission to bid on the same assets that the banks would put up for sale as part of the government's Public Private Investment Program.
The president will establish a “global engagement directorate” and a “National Security staff” that will deal with all policymaking related to “international, transnational, and homeland security matters.” National Security Adviser James Jones will h
The same week the President was arguing for more transparency in government and railing against the idea of protecting information “merely because it reveals the violation of a law or embarrasses the government” he was invoking it again.
President Obama this morning will announce that U.S. appeals court Judge Sonia Sotomayor of New York is his pick to replace retiring justice David Souter on the U.S. Supreme Court, White House officials said.
[this judge won't do squat] A US District Judge warned the Obama administration of severe sanctions if it does not comply with the court’s order to turn over a secret document an Islamic group says proves they were illegally spied upon.
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He’s not closing Guantanamo, he’s continuing the "preventive detention" policy of the Bush administration under a new rubric ("prolonged detention"), he’s on board with military commissions ("reformed," of course) and th
Marc Faber: " . . . the U.S. government is intent on basically bankrupting the country. And the lack of accountability is of course a total disaster . . ."
In a sobering holiday interview with C-SPAN, President Obama boldly told Americans: "We are out of money."
This is truly astounding. In Obama we have a new Jekyll and Hyde. From harsh critic of Bush’s trampling of individual rights, Obama has transmogrified into a champion of the omnipotent state
President Obama told human rights advocates at the White House on Wednesday that he was mulling the need for a “preventive detention” system that would establish a legal basis for the United States to incarcerate terrorism suspects who are deemed a t
The Treasury Department has decided to bail out GMAC, the former financing arm of General Motors, with $7.5 billion, according to people familiar with the discussions, which would bring its total federal assistance to more than $12 billion.
We, as you probably know, have been sold out to the Highest Bidder, George Soros and Barak Hussein Muhammed Obam. Obama is Not an African American, he is an Illegal Arab African Muslim Immigrant. He is Not an American, Not Born In America, EnterRead Letter
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is surrounding himself with former aides to President Bill Clinton as he attempts to rebound from a rocky start even as top-tier vacancies have slowed decision-making.