When first elected, George W. Bush aspired to be the "CEO president."
The Ceo President
By Rich Lowery
When first elected, George W. Bush aspired to be the "CEO president." The label referred only to his (overhyped) business sensibility. President Barack Obama has become the CEO president in fact, responsible for a swath of American industry and finance. Read more
Top ten political recipients of AIG donations for the 2008 election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics:
The top ten recipients of AIG donations for the 2008 election cycle:
Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Connecticut: $103,100
President Barack Obama: $101,332
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona: $59,499
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: $35,965
Sen. Max Baucus, D-Montana: $24,750
Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney: $20,850
Vice President Joe Biden: $19,975
Rep. John Larson, D-Connecticut: $19,750
Sen. John Sununu, R-New Hampshire: $18,500 Read more
This is the final installment in a series of four articles tracking the developments at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
The Evolution of Guantanamo Bay Part 4
By William L. Pfeifer, Jr.
This is the final installment in a series of four articles tracking the developments at the Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp, where the United States government has been holding detainees from foreign countries since shortly after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
In the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, the Supreme Court handed the Bush Administration another defeat. The Court ruled that Bush did not have the authority to conduct the Guantanamo detainees' trials by military commission, and that the prohibition against writs of habeas corpus in the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 could not be applied retroactively to Hamdan. As a result of this ruling, Bush's Congress made another attempt to undermine the courts by passing the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Read more
Thrid Time's The Charm - The New Secretary of Commerce Nominee
Gary Faye Locke (born January 21, 1950) served two terms as the the 21st governor of Washington from 1997-2005. He is the first Chinese American to serve as governor of a state in United States history. On February 25, 2009, President Barack Obama nominated Locke as the next Secretary of Commerce.
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Where the Money Isn’t
Making Sense, by Michael Reagan
Willie Sutton is wrongly believed to have said he robbed banks because “that’s where the money is.” He never said that, and anybody who says it now would also be wrong.
A bank’s principal function is twofold -- to be a depository for their customers’ money and to make profits by lending money and charging interest on the loans. Read more
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