When the Stimulus Kicks In
Check out Washington DC's rising hip hop star TABI BONNEY!
As Billboard Magazine's "act to watch", here's an early look at one of the key leaders in 09's 'New Breed of Hip Hop'.
Check out Tabi 'behind the scenes' in his Tabi Cab Confession Series. Below are the first four installments where he gives a dope breakdown of his music, background, and influences.
Tabi Cab Confessions Pt. 1:
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Tabi Cab Confessions Pt 3: Read more
Environmentalists in Canada are counting on President Obama to improve environmental policies in both countries
Canada hopes Obama will help the environment
By Vesna Jaksic
During his first official foreign visit, President Barack Obama emphasized a number of initiatives between the United States and Canada, including a renewed dialogue on clean energy.
Such collaboration is needed to strengthen the two countries’ research and development, advance carbon reduction technologies, and help deliver clean and renewable energy to the United States and Canada, Obama said while speaking in Ottawa.
“Through this example and through continued international negotiations, the United States and Canada are committed to confronting the threats posed by climate change,” Obama said during his highly anticipated eight-hour visit to Canada.
While Obama said this on Feb. 19 – his first foreign trip as president – he has spoken extensively about fighting climate change throughout his campaign and since taking office. Canadians have overwhelmingly supported the new U.S. president, but perhaps no group has been as excited about his election as those working in the environmental arena. Read more
(Above: Obama chides a reporter for asking him a question.)
Stop the Presses
Obama’s evasive strategy for managing pesky reporters
By Matt Negrin
Three days into his presidency, Barack Obama visited the press corps in the White House briefing room to be friendly with reporters, joking with them and introducing himself. What he didn’t expect was that one of them would still be on the job.
One of Politico’s top reporters, Jonathan Martin, approached Obama and asked why he was nominating a former lobbyist for a top defense post, when he had promised that no former lobbyists would work in his administration.
The president laughed it off. “Ahh, see,” he said, “I came down here to visit. See, this is what happens. I can’t end up visiting with you guys and shaking hands if I’m going to get grilled every time I come down here.”
The reporter tried again, repeating his question. Then Obama became agitated, placing his hand on Martin’s shoulder and staring him down.
“All right, come on,” the president glared. “We will be having a press conference, at which time you can feel free to [ask] questions. Right now, I just wanted to say ‘hello’ and introduce myself to you guys – that’s all I was trying to do.” Read more
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
A Nation of Cowards: Who Was Eric Holder Talking About?
By Dammand Cherry
Last night I sat through about 100 hours of people over reacting to Mr. Holder's comment that when it comes to race relations we are a "nation of cowards" (Please keep in mind he was talking about different races socializing beyond the work week, during our leisure time over the weekend). Read more