Spotlight: Grand Old Planet

Grand Old Planet >by PAUL KRUGMAN  | Published: November 22, 2012 | Op-Ed Columnist |Re-post DLU | Senator Marco Rubio Earlier this week, GQ magazine published an interview with Senator Marco Rubio, whom many consider a contender for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, in which Mr. Rubio was asked how old the earth is. After declaring “I’m not a scientist, man,” the senator went into desperate evasive action, ending with […]

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Spotlight: Macy’s CEO to American People: Drop Dead

Macy’s CEO to American People: Drop Dead  >by Lynn Stuart Parramore |AlterNet| November 21, 2012  |  As a Thanksgiving treat, Terry Lundgren wants to gut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. Photo Credit: Shutterstock.com Macy’s is a powerful symbol of Thanksgiving, with its festive parade and freakishly large floats. But Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren is part of a group of greedy, unpatriotic CEOs who would like to seize this moment of […]

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Highlight: Democrats to Extend SS’s Solvency for Decades

Democratic Senator Introduces Bill To Lift Social Security’s Tax Cap, Extend Its Solvency For Decades >by Jeff Spross on Nov 16, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK) Social Security, the government entitlement that provides support to seniors in retirement, the disabled, and other Americans, has long been in the cross-hairs of budget reformers. The program’s trust fund currently won’t be spent out until 2033, and after that […]

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Spotlight: Prominent Republican Senator Abandons Norquist

Prominent Republican Senator Abandons Norquist’s No-Tax Pledge >by Igor Volsky on Nov 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) As lawmakers work on a balanced deal of spending cuts and revenue increases to avoid the coming fiscal cliff, another prominent Republican is publicly rejecting Grover Norquist’s no-tax pledge. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) told a local television station in Georgia on Wednesday that he will no longer support the […]

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