Banks convince Fed to raise swipe fee limit – The Washington Post http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/banks-convince-fed-to-raise-swipe-fee-limit/2011/06/29/AGBD8PrH_story.html
A somber anniversary – Saturday, June 11, 2011 | 2:01 a.m. – Las Vegas Sun http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/jun/11/somber-anniversary/
When President George W. Bush took office in 2001, he was handed quite the gift. The nation had been running a budget surplus, and there was talk that the federal government could be debt free by 2009. But that wasn’t to be. Instead of using the money to pay down the deficit, Bush pushed for tax cuts, especially for the wealthy. A decade ago this past week, the first piece of the ignominious Bush tax cuts became law.
Sen. Toomey: Privacy Rules Might ‘Break The Internet’ | TPM Idea Lab http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/06/toomey-privacy-rules-might-break-the-internet-1.php
The full Commerce Committee met Wednesday to garner the on-the-record views of the merits of two legislative proposals the committee is working on. Federal regulators with jurisdiction over consumer protection and telecommunications issues, industry representatives, and the Obama administration were there to weigh in. Commerce
Committee Chairman Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) has introduced a bill that proposes to give the Federal Trade Commission more power in enforcing technical measures that would help consumers to opt out of being tracked. Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) has co-sponsored a bill with Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ) they’ve called the Commercial Bill of Rights Act of 2011. The legislation would create the nation’s first comprehensive privacy law. The proposed legislation would pre-empt the multitude of state laws in place right now that address issues like the selling of sensitive personal information, and what companies should do, and are liable for, if customers’ data is breached.
Take a wild guess what party is going to block this. Go on. I dare you.
New Yorkers Turned on Glenn Beck in Bryant Park Last Night [Updated] — Daily Intel http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2011/06/new_yorkers_turned_on_glenn_be.html
I just can’t imagine why they don’t understand that Beck’s hateful rants are perfectly justified, but he should bear no personal responsibility for the hate he spews or engenders.
“Ever the victim”, its Fox’s, and modern conservatism’s only trump card, and my is it getting played a lot.
I mean, those people *ALMOST LYNCHED HIM* (in his constant paranoid fantasy he calls life). Can’t you have some sympathy for a doughy white man who was ALMOST LYNCHED in a public park in 2012? You can’t? What are you, some kind of sub-human? Is this not the perfect example of how Obama’s Chicago THUGS are worse than the KKK? I mean, Glenn Beck was almost lynched!! (according to Glenn Beck…who has a near perfect record when it comes to facts and such). *Most* People just don’t understand how bad that evil socialist Obama has made things. Glenn Beck did, which is why he’s now off the air.