Posts tagged ‘Obama’

April 11, 2011

Google’s Investment in Politics Starts to Pay Dividends

Since donating over $1 million to the president’s campaign and building its online presence and fundraising base, the company has reaped continued returns on their investment, so much so, that Google’s former CEO is rumored to be on the shortlist to be the nation’s new Secretary of Commerce.

In order to pad its bottom line, Google made a conscious effort to grow its influence in Washington by hiring insiders and placing Google executives in the Administration. In a short period of time, Google has been rewarded with over 25 contracts with government agencies including the NASA, the Pentagon and the National Security Agency.



April 10, 2011

Debt Jumped $54.1 Billion in 8 Days Preceding Obama-Boehner Deal to Cut $38.5 Billion for Rest of Year

The debt was $14.2101 trillion on March 30, according to the Bureau of the Public Debt, and $14.2642 on April 7.

Since the beginning of the fiscal year on Oct. 1, 2010, the national debt has increase by $653.4 billion.


April 9, 2011

Oprah Won’t Publicly Support Obama in 2012 Election

“For 2012, much has changed for Oprah. She now has own cable channel called OWN that has been struggling to find an audience — she isn’t going to do anything to alienate them,” a TV insider tells me. “Unlike in 2008, when a drop in ratings didn’t matter as much for the queen of TV, Oprah is now fighting every day to get people to tune into OWN.”


April 8, 2011

Breaking: Budget deal? Update: Not yet; Reid says Planned Parenthood higher priority than funding government

Reid said that in addition to agreeing on the spending cut, negotiators had worked out policy disputes, which involve environmental protection, implementing President Barack Obama’s health care law, and regulating the Internet.

But Reid said Democrats are holding the line on a plan to cut off Planned Parenthood from federal money.

“That is an issue, as the president said last night, that we are not bending on,” Reid said.



April 7, 2011

Obama to Citizen on Gas Prices: Trade in Your Car and Buy a Volt

OBAMA: I’m just gonna be honest with ya. There’s not much we can do next week or two weeks from now. (snickers) If you’re getting eight miles a gallon you may want to think about a trade-in. You can get a great deal. I — I promise you GM, or Ford, they’re — or Chrysler, they’re — gonna be happy to give you a deal on — on something that gets you better gas mileage. Gas prices? They’re gonna still fluctuate until we can start making these broader changes, and that’s gonna take a couple of years to have serious effect.


April 7, 2011

General: U.S. may consider troops in Libya

President Barack Obama has said repeatedly there will be no U.S. troops on the ground in Libya, although there are reports of small CIA teams in the country. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told lawmakers last week that there would be no American ground troops in Libya “as long as I am in this job.”


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