Browsing Month December, 2012

ROBERT SAMUELSON:: Globalization in Retreat | RCP

By at December 31, 2012 | 11:46 am

ROBERT SAMUELSON:: Globalization in Retreat | RCP

By Robert Samuelson - December 31, 2012 -- WASHINGTON -- One fateful question for 2013 is this: What happens to globalization? For decades, growing volumes of cross-border trade and money flows have fueled strong economic growth. But something remarkable is happening; trade and international money flows are slowing and, in some cases, declining. David Smick, the ... Go To Article

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ENVIRONMENT:: California’s climate-change experiment – WaPo

By at December 31, 2012 | 11:36 am

ENVIRONMENT:: California’s climate-change experiment – WaPo

By Editorial Board, Published: December 30 -- STARTING ON JAN. 1, California will begin the nation’s most ambitious experiment yet in fighting climate change, and it will do it more or less alone. For environmentalists depressed by years of the United States’ unproductive “debate” on global warming, this moment is heady — and perilous. Beginning in 2013, ... Go To Article

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STEPHEN MOORE:: Political Diary: Still Time for a Deal – WSJ

By at December 31, 2012 | 11:27 am

STEPHEN MOORE:: Political Diary: Still Time for a Deal – WSJ

By STEPHEN MOORE -- Don't strap on those crash helmets just yet. Even late Sunday night as the 24 hour countdown was approaching on the fiscal cliff, Republican congressional leaders were saying there's hope for a last minute budget/tax deal. I'm told that late last night Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden were trying to patch ... Go To Article

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EXCLUSIVE:: – Source: Chances of Fiscal Cliff Deal ‘Pretty Strong’

By at December 31, 2012 | 10:40 am

EXCLUSIVE:: – Source: Chances of Fiscal Cliff Deal ‘Pretty Strong’

by BEN SHAPIRO 31 Dec 2012, 8:45 AM PDT -- Today, a high ranking source in the Senate informed Breitbart News that the chances of a Congressional deal being cut to avoid the fiscal cliff were “pretty strong,” despite President Obama’s deep desire to push America off the fiscal cliff. “The strong sense among Republicans here,” the source told Breitbart ... Go To Article

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BENGHAZI:: Senate committee report on Benghazi terrorist attack faults State Department | Fox News

By at December 31, 2012 | 10:27 am

BENGHAZI:: Senate committee report on Benghazi terrorist attack faults State Department | Fox News

Published December 31, 2012FoxNews.com -- A scathing Senate committee report on the Benghazi terrorist attack faults the State Department for failing to adequately respond to mounting security threats in the lead-up to the assault. The report says the facility was woefully under-protected at a time when the region, according to a top department official, was "flashing ... Go To Article

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FISCAL CLIFF:: No deal yet as ‘fiscal cliff’ nears – Washington Times

By at December 31, 2012 | 10:20 am

FISCAL CLIFF:: No deal yet as ‘fiscal cliff’ nears – Washington Times

By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times Monday, December 31, 2012 -- Staring over the precipice of the “fiscal cliff” on Monday morning, Washington politicians said they were making some progress on a deal but still hadn’t reached a final agreement to head off tax increases. “There’s still issues that need to be resolved,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ... Go To Article

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GALLUP:: Disapproval of Obama Has Climbed 5 Points Since Christmas | CNS News

By at December 31, 2012 | 10:12 am

GALLUP:: Disapproval of Obama Has Climbed 5 Points Since Christmas | CNS News

By Terence P. Jeffrey -- (CNSNews.com) - With the federal government approaching the so-called "fiscal cliff," when federal income tax rates will increase across-the-board back to the level they were under President Bill Clinton, President Barack Obama's disapproval has climbed 5 points in the Gallup poll since Christmas. In Gallup's three-day tracking period that ... Go To Article

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IRWIN STELZER: The State of Our Political Economy | WeeklyStandard

By at December 31, 2012 | 12:50 am

IRWIN STELZER: The State of Our Political Economy | WeeklyStandard

BY IRWIN M. STELZER, Dec. 29, 2012 This is the time that tries economists’ models. It has become the fashion at this time of year for forecasters to opine on the growth of GDP, the level of unemployment, the inflation rate next year—to at least one decimal place. I respect those who consult their models and intuition to come up with forecasts, but have neither the ... Go To Article

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OBAMA’S AMERICA: America Doesn’t Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Gang Problem

By at December 31, 2012 | 12:40 am

OBAMA’S AMERICA: America Doesn’t Have a Gun Problem, It Has a Gang Problem

December 31, 2012 By Daniel Greenfield -- Chicago’s murder rate has hit that magic 500 number. Baltimore’s murder rate has passed 200. In Philly, it’s up to 324, the highest since 2007. In Detroit, it’s approaching 400, another record. In New Orleans, it’s almost at 200. New York City is down to 414 from 508. In Los Angeles, it’s over 500. In St. Louis ... Go To Article

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JAMES BOVARD : How the ‘Dairy Cliff’ Will Cream Consumers – WSJ

By at December 31, 2012 | 12:35 am

JAMES BOVARD : How the ‘Dairy Cliff’ Will Cream Consumers – WSJ

By JAMES BOVARD - OPINION, December 30, 2012 -- Got milk? Enjoy the price you paid, because federal policy, reaching its sell-by date, will have dire results. If the price of milk zooms up shortly after Jan. 1, the increase will come courtesy of a venal and feckless U.S. Congress. No grocery store would hire a clerk who insisted on adding up a customer's ... Go To Article

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