Whitehouse and Beyond
Few people were more elated at 2:20 a.m. Wednesday morning when Mitt Romney was declared the winner of the Republican caucuses in Iowa than a small group of lobbyists unknown outside of the Washington Beltway. All indications suggest that the New Hampshire primary this Tuesday will bring similar joy. These 15 men are leaders of what might be called Romney’s K Street army.
Washington D.C. May 11, 2011. Today at 2:00 pm EST, the Capital Market and Government Sponsored Enterprises Subcommittee of the House Committee on Financial Services will be holding a hearing on an anti-whistleblower bill proposed by Congressman Michael G. Grimm (R-NY, 3rd).
Veterans For Peace Endorses the April 15th Rally and Protest in Union Square Park By Kevin Zeese Veterans For Peace has joined in endorsing “Sounds of Resistance,” a concert and protest against Wall Street banks that draws the connections between militarism, Wall Street, the wealth divide and the downward spiral of the wealth of most Americans. The event, on April 15 at 11:00 a.m. in New York City’s Union Square Park, is part of a democratic awakening that more and more Americans are joining.
Posted at 04:21 PM ET, 03/30/2011 Mar 30, 2011 08:21 PM EDT TheWashingtonPost By Perry Bacon Jr. President Obama launched a new economic advisory council focused on job creation and competitiveness and named General Electric chief executive Jeffrey Immelt as its head.Now liberal groups are calling on him to quit the post. (Yuriko Nakao - REUTERS) Two liberal groups Wednesday called for General Electric Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt to step down as the head of the White House’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness following a report that GE paid no federal taxes last year despite more than $14 billion in profits.
It's strangely quiet in the Haitisphere so far today: A few political stories, a few tweets, but very little real news yet about cholera. In the interim, a report from HaitiLibre.com: Haiti - Reconstruction : 1.6% for SMEs in Haiti, 98.4% for Americans... Excerpt:
There’s nothing they are leaving untouched: the corn, the okra, the bringe oil, white rice, the cauliflower. Once they have established the norm: that seed can be owned as their property, royalties can be collected. We will depend on them for every seed we grow of every crop we grow.
By Fredreka Schouten, USA TODAY