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August 2011


August 31, 2011 - Study: Stimulus Funds Primarily Used to Poach Workers, Not Hire Unemployed  Click here; S&P Rates Subprime Mortgages Higher Than U.S.   Click here ; Obama schedules jobs address to coincide with GOP 2012 debate   Click here ; Another 'green' company touted by Obama goes belly up   Click here ; CA bill would make parents pay benefits to babysitters  Click here ; D.C. seeks to recover nonprofit funds used to renovate strip club   Click here

August 30, 2011 - Obama: Bush put us in a hole  Click here ; Confidence Drops to Lowest Level Since April 2009   Click here ; President Obama’s uncle had Social Security ID   Click here ; Poll: Obamacare support at all time low   Click here ; Now Obama's NLRB tells a church school it's not religious enough  Click here ; San Diego boy throwing rocks hit by crossbow bolt   Click here

August 29, 2011 - Obama disapproval at all-time high  Click here ; Obama rounds out econ team ahead of jobs speech   Click here ; Economic Storm Continues: Bernanke Says ‘Recovery Even Weaker Than We Had Thought’  Click here ; Is Barack buddy Buffett betting on bank bailout?   Click here ; Bachmann: Natural disasters a warning to D.C.   Click here ; Calif. man accused of throwing son off cruise boat   Click here

August 26, 2011 - Bernanke proposes no new steps to boost economy  Click here ; Did Obama Ask Warren Buffett to Bailout Bank of America?   Click here ; Fannie, Freddie Takeover Could Be Key to Obama Jobs Plan  Click here ; A recovery that doesn’t feel like one   Click here ; Jesse Jackson slams Tea Party at MLK event   Click here ; Indiana College Bans "Too Violent" National Anthem   Click here

August 25, 2011 - Berkshire Hathaway Invests $5 Billion in Bank of America  Click here ; US May Back Mortgage Refinancing for Millions  Click here ; Pat Robertson: D.C. earthquake ‘means we’re closer to the coming of the Lord’  Click here ; Grizzly shooter garners support   Click here ; Federal Government Tries to Stop Food Stamp 'Water Dumping' Fraud   Click here ; D.C. cop fights Sheen escort reprimand (no, not that kind of escort)  Click here

August 24, 2011 - CBO: Unemployment Will Remain Above 8 Percent Until 2014  Click here ; House Dem: Tea Party is the 'real enemy'  Click here ; Biden backpedals on China remark  Click here ; Steve Chabot Bans Cameras at Public Town Hall Meeting “For Security Purposes”   Click here ; First Lady accused of spending $10m in public money on her vacations   Click here ; Bill Clinton declares vegan victory  Click here

August 23, 2011 - 5.9-magnitude quake jolts eastern U.S.   Click here ; King: No to Balanced Budget Amendment That Doesn’t Require Supermajority to Hike Taxes  Click here ; Muslims see ‘foreign law’ bill as attack on Shariah  Click here ; Herman Cain fires back at Garofalo, Olbermann   Click here ; Dem Congresswoman Blames Black Unemployment On "Racism"   Click here ; Woman 'encouraged husband to have sex with 12-year-old girl so that she would get pregnant and they could claim more benefits'  Click here

August 22, 2011 - Some Republicans calling for U.S. to step up role in Libya after Gaddafi falls  Click here ; Libyan Draft Constitution: Sharia is ‘Principal Source of Legislation’  Click here ; Maxine Waters: ‘Tea Party Can Go Straight to Hell’  Click here ; Federal Stimulus Funds for Nevada's Green-Industry Grows Trees, But Few Jobs   Click here ; Obama in Close Race Against Romney, Perry, Bachmann, Paul   Click here ; Three Arrested on Capitol Grounds for Illegal Lemonade Stand  Click here

August 19, 2011 - Obama's New Fuel Economy Standards Will Increase Cost of a Car More Than $11,000  Click here ; Michelle’s Separate Travel Costs Taxpayers Thousands  Click here ; Recovery could be one of the longest, most difficult in history, economists say   Click here ; Republicans Decry DHS Deportation Review as 'Amnesty'   Click here ; Number of Green Jobs Fails to Live Up to Promises  Click here ; Gov't Paying Farmers, Ranchers $112M to Protect Bird Too Numerous to be Threatened  Click here

August 18, 2011 - US Jobless Claims Up, Gasoline Lifts Consumer Prices  Click here ; Bachmann: I'll bring back $2 gas  Click here ; Americans' Satisfaction With National Conditions Dips to 11%   Click here ; One in five American children now living in poverty according to new report   Click here ; ACLU Hails 'Landmark' Ruling Against U.S. by Int’l Human Rights Body  Click here ; Air Force discharging sergeant who doubts Obama  Click here

August 17, 2011 - Bus Tour Bust: Obama’s Approval Drops Back Into 30s, Says Gallup  Click here ; Obama touting American jobs from bus built in Canada  Click here ; Computer lab’s Chinese-made parts raise spy concerns   Click here ; Core wholesale inflation up most in 6 months  Click here ; Non-Union Employer Shot, Suspect Etched 'Scab' On Vehicle  Click here ; Secret Service agent charged with OWI in Decorah  Click here

August 16, 2011 - Obama Attacks GOP Candidates--On Tax-Funded Bus Trip Through Battleground States  Click here ; Obama Conversation With Tea Partier Gets Heated   Click here ; Larson bill to create jobs supercommittee expected this week   Click here ; Fitch Affirms US Triple-A Rating, Outlook Stable  Click here ; ATF promotes supervisors in controversial gun operation  Click here ; Seattle's 'green jobs' program a bust  Click here

August 15, 2011 - Obama ditching DC to mingle with voters  Click here ; Obama's Approval Rating Drops to Lowest Ever, According to Gallup   Click here ; Democrats urge Obama to be more aggressive on jobs  Click here ; Pawlenty Withdraws, Newcomer Perry Seeks His Endorsement  Click here ; Buffett: I beg you to raise my taxes  Click here ; Day Five Continues For Man On Tulsa Tower  Click here

August 5, 2011 - Hiring picked up slightly, unemployment rate dipped in July  Click here ; Stock price plunge could worsen anxiety   Click here ; Poll: Debt deal bad for Boehner   Click here ; Food stamp use rises to record 45.8 million  Click here ; John Kerry: Media Has "Responsibility" To "Not Give Equal Time" To Tea Party  Click here ; Robber returns stolen items  Click here

August 4, 2011 - Stocks crater on jobless fears  Click here ; Gallup: Massive Majority of Republicans Across Country Disapprove Debt Deal  Click here ; U.S. eats up most of debt limit in one day   Click here ; Recession Seen Looming as Jobless Benefits End  Click here ; More Than $125 Billion In Stimulus Funds Still Not Paid Out  Click here ; Consumers hoarding old-fashioned bulbs ahead of federal phaseout  Click here

August 3, 2011 - Coburn: ‘Yes,' Federal Spending Will Be Higher in FY 2012 than in FY 2011  Click here ; Poll: Debt deal will worsen economy  Click here ; Private Sector Adds 114,000 Jobs, But Layoffs On the Rise  Click here ; Sen. Mike Lee launches PAC   Click here ; Massive Global Cyberattack Targeting U.S., U.N. Discovered; Experts Blame China  Click here ; Federal officials investigate eagle deaths at DWP wind farm  Click here

August 2, 2011 - Steve King: ‘Debt Limit Deal Forfeits Mandate House Republicans Received Last November’  Click here ; White House To Seek Tax Hikes in Special Committee Created by Debt Deal  Click here ; Reid: Joint Committee Must Include Taxes Or Trigger Will Kick In  Click here ; Small spending cuts to have little economic impact  Click here ; Americans cut spending for first time in 20 months  Click here ; Gallup: Liberals Remain Small Minority in America--Outnumbered Nearly 2-to-1 by Conservatives  Click here

August 1, 2011 - Highlights of budget and debt limit pact  Click here ; Small spending cuts to have little economic impact  Click here ; PIMCO chief: Deal won't prevent downgrading of US AAA credit rating  Click here ; The Hill Poll: One in 3 voters say the US has passed its peak  Click here ; U.S. cities, states require large buildings cite energy use  Click here ; Biden collects rent from Secret Service   Click here



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