Obama’s lease renewed despite tough economic times – Yahoo! News.
President Elect Barak Obama
It was a fun election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — His lease renewed in trying economic times, President Barack Obama claimed a second term from an incredibly divided electorate and immediately braced for daunting challenges and progress that comes only in fits and starts.
“We have fought our way back and we know in our hearts that for the United States of America, the best is yet to come,” Obama said.
‘Horses and bayonets’: The final presidential debate on social media | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.
Obama – Romney debate talking about Horses and Bayonets
That was a hilarious retort and comeback from Obama. I mean I started to laugh out loud.
Monday night’s final presidential debate didn’t break any social-media records—but it did provide what many on Twitter felt was a delightfully ridiculous moment.
Total Twitter activity around the debate was the lowest of the three presidential debates, with 6.5 million tweets over the course of 90 minutes
. (The first debate saw 10.3 million tweets, while the second saw 7.2 million.) The most tweeted moment was President Barack Obama’s retort to Romney’s attack about the decreasing size of the U.S. military: “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” Obama said.
The campaigns were paying attention: After the debate, the Romney campaign purchased the promoted tweet for the hashtag #horsesandbayonets while the Obama campaign purchased the promoted tweet around searches for “bayonets.”
Presidential Policy vs. Fed Policy on Jobs – NYTimes.com.
Ben S. Bernanke, left, the Federal Reserve chairman, with Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel, in Jackson Hole, Wyo., on Friday.Nazemi-Nader
We have always lived in the age of Central Banks, to thing otherwise is naive. In fact banks bave been major players in the economies of the world and government decisions since money lending came into play and banks started borrowing money in order to finance their wars.
Mitt Romney said Thursday night that, if elected president, he would create millions of jobs. On Friday morning, the Federal Reserve chairman, Ben S. Bernanke, said that the Fed’s policies may have helped create millions of jobs since the financial crisis.
So who actually has the most power to create jobs today – the president, or the Fed chairman? The answer to that question tells us whether we now live in the age of democracy, or the age of the central bank.
Paul Ryan and What Wall Street Should Know – NYTimes.com.
Paul Ryan Anti Wall Street ?
Looks can be deceiving. But in the end this is only fodder for the voters. We all know that politics is a just like a soap opera and a popularity contest with no real substance. He could be mistaken for a Wall Street banker. Or perhaps a hedge fund manager. Or even a managing director at a private equity
firm, like Bain Capital.
, with his clean-cut Brooks Brothers looks and wonky obsession with spreadsheets, could be just the archetype of a Wall Streeter.
And he has the support of some powerful backers in finance: his top donors
include employees of Wells Fargo, UBS
, Goldman Sachs
and Bank of America
. For his 2012 Congressional race, he raised about $179,000 from securities professionals (not a large sum, but certainly thesingle largest sector
that donated money to his campaign).
Romney: Ryan is ‘next president of the United States’ | The Ticket – Yahoo! News.
Mitt Romney Gaffe in introducing Paul Ryan_Nader Nazemi
Mitt Romney along with Paul Ryan_Nader Nazemi
Pretty funny. But that was no mistake.
Perhaps channeling the fervent wishes of conservatives, Mitt Romney on Saturday introduced running mate Paul Ryan as “the next president of the United States.” UPDATE: This may actually be a very, very good omen for the Republican ticket.
“I would like you to join me in welcoming the next president of the United States, Paul Ryan!” Romney told a fired-up crowd in Norfolk, Virginia.
As Ryan took the stage to cheers and flag-waving, and settled in behind the podium for the biggest speech of his political life, Romney came back to make things right.
“Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake,” he said, to huge laughs from the supportive audience. “I did not make a mistake with this guy. But I can tell you this, he’s going to be the next vice president of the United States.”
Super-rich stash $21 tn in offshore havens — RT.
21 Trillion Dollars Siphoned to Offshore Banks !
Holy Crap ! This is beyond mind boggling. The Bankers and Uber-Rich are in cahoots ! So conspiracy theorists were right all along. There is a small tiny elite that bankroll politicians, governments, coups, revolutions and the entire world. 21 Trillion Dollars is 5 trillion dollar more than the entire US GDP !!!
Ron Paul’s delegate insurgency ends in Nebraska – Yahoo! News.
This is sad indeed for Ron Paul. A Great Man !
Ron Paul’s delegate insurgency has come to an end.
Supporters of the libertarian GOP
presidential candidate fell short at the Nebraska GOP convention, where they had hoped to out-organize Mitt Romney
‘s delegates and push Paul over a critical threshold that would have ensured him an official presence and speaking slot at the Republican National Convention
in Tampa, Fla.
, in August.