Archive for November 29th, 2008

How would you like to have California in charge of the nation? Not only will House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco preside over a bigger Democratic majority with a friendlier president, but Californians will chair four House committees, more than any other state. We generally mock California as an oddity, as if its goofy […]

Thus far, it looks as if the government’s response has been running behind the economic crisis. Even the $700 billion bailout, as extravagant as it seemed when first proposed several weeks ago, underestimated the scope of the problem. Listen to economist Robert Kuttner talk about how deficit spending is not something we should be bashful […]

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Senator Robert Byrd is getting along in years. He’s also in line to become president if something were to happen to the President, Vice President and Speaker of the House. Which would be a scary thing. United States Senator Robert Byrd, (D-WV), will remain the President Pro Tempore in the next Congress. Byrd recently announced […]