10 things you need to know today: October 9, 2013

The Week Obama picks Janet Yellen to lead the Fed, the shutdown cuts off military death benefits, and more 1. Obama to nominate Janet Yellen for Fed chair President Obama plans to nominate Janet Yellen to succeed Ben Bernanke as head of the Federal Reserve, the White House said Tuesday. If Yellen is confirmed, the… More 10 things you need to know today: October 9, 2013

Outrageous! Washington’s jaw drops at possibility of AIG lawsuit…

Unbelievable… Politico Remember when AIG took a $182 billion bailout only to turn around and hand out seven-figure bonuses to the same guys who tanked their company? Grab the pitchforks — it gets better. Now the insurance organization might join a lawsuit against the U.S. government over the terms of the bailout — saying the deal that saved the company… More Outrageous! Washington’s jaw drops at possibility of AIG lawsuit…

5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth

No surprise here. [Some] Republicans are not very nice people. When they complain about the dismal job numbers every month and blame President Obama for the poor showing of job growth, they display a measure of  hypocrisy that is beyond belief… Think Progress New numbers released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the economy added… More 5 Ways Republicans Have Sabotaged Job Growth

Karl Rove Created Rick Perry — Now Can He Stop Him?

I’m curious about what could have happened between Rove and Perry to cause such a rift in their relationship?  I don’t mean the Kay Bailey-Hutchinson “cover” story. I mean what really happened? The Huffington Post Karl Rove won’t say it aloud, but he is afraid of Rick Perry: afraid that the smack-talking Texas governor will wreck… More Karl Rove Created Rick Perry — Now Can He Stop Him?

Former Bush Aides Slam Perry’s Bernanke Comments: ‘Inappropriate And Unpresidential,’ Too ‘Cowboy’

Think Progress Former aides to President George W. Bush are suggesting Texas Gov. Rick Perry is not presidential material in the wake of his comments yesterday that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke may be guilty of “treason” and would be treated “pretty ugly down in Texas.” Former Bush Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto spoke out against Perry’s comments… More Former Bush Aides Slam Perry’s Bernanke Comments: ‘Inappropriate And Unpresidential,’ Too ‘Cowboy’

PERRY ON BERNANKE: ‘I DUNNO WHAT Y’ALL WOULD DO TO HIM IN IOWA BUT WE WOULD TREAT HIM PRETTY UGLY DOWN IN TEXAS’

There may be some merit in Governor Rick Perry’s premise that printing more money now, may cause some problems.  However, the larger issue from his statement begs for answers. I wonder what Perry was talking  about when he said: “If this guy prints more money between now and the election, I dunno what y’all would do… More PERRY ON BERNANKE: ‘I DUNNO WHAT Y’ALL WOULD DO TO HIM IN IOWA BUT WE WOULD TREAT HIM PRETTY UGLY DOWN IN TEXAS’

Santorum Opposes Early Childhood Education: Government Wants To ‘Indoctrinate’ Children ‘From The Womb’

Rick Santorum has got to be one of the craziest right-wing nut-job presidential candidates out there.   This article proves how far on the fringe he really is… Think Progress Last month, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) — a long-shot contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination — said American students scoring low on history… More Santorum Opposes Early Childhood Education: Government Wants To ‘Indoctrinate’ Children ‘From The Womb’

Anonymous to Leak Bank of America Documents Monday

Image via Wikipedia  Although Gawker is somewhat skeptical about this new offering of email leaks from “Anonymous”, apparently the activist group  is planning to expose Bank of America documents sometime today.   If I were those folks in the financial industry, I’d be very afraid of what may be about to hit the proverbial fan… Gawker A… More Anonymous to Leak Bank of America Documents Monday

Time Person Of The Year 2010: Mark Zuckerberg

Huffington Post Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year” for 2010. At 26, Zuckerberg has put himself on the map not only as one of the world’s youngest billionaires, but also as a prominent newcomer to the world of philanthropy. Earlier this year, he pledged $100 million… More Time Person Of The Year 2010: Mark Zuckerberg

Report: Feds Preparing Massive Sweep Of Insider Trading In Financial Sector

It’s about damn time!  I’m hoping that the aftermath will weed out a few crooked Congressmen and Senators on both sides of the aisle, as well.  This is the sort of thing that allows me to maintain a little faith in the Obama administration.  Just when you think those guys have muddled so many things in the… More Report: Feds Preparing Massive Sweep Of Insider Trading In Financial Sector