Wednesday, August 31, 2011

American Political News for Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2012 Election


Quinnipiac poll shows slimmer Perry edge

Romney, Perry criticize Obama’s foreign policy as weak

2012 Candidates Tea Partying Like It’s 2010 (The Note)

POLITICO-NBC debate still on September 7

2012 primary calendar: Arizona starts the party

More money flowing to Dems, GOP for 2012 as outside groups spend millions

Herman Cain addresses Georgia Legislature

Santorum decries charge of bigotry

Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Team Obama Finds Hope for 2012 in a History Lesson

Obama to push for transportation spending

President Obama’s Job Plan: New Details Unveiled

Obama Picks Gas Tax For First Round of Fiscal Fight

Obama signs disaster declaration for North Carolina counties

Obama to Congress: Extend the Transportation Bill

President Obama to Introduce Federal Highway Bill

Biden: Obama Has ‘Backbone Like a Ramrod’

Obama: Failing to extend highway bill inexcusable

Obama to address Congress next week on jobs

Obama says jobs speech to lay out bipartisan ideas

Obama Set to Give Jobs Speech on Same Night as GOP Debate

Obama's West Coast Visit: President To Make Three Stops On The West Coast

Obama to make West Coast swing in September

John Boehner tells Barack Obama to delay Congress jobs speech

Barack Obama declares post Hurricane Irene floods disaster

Obama declares New Jersey 'a disaster area'

Obama bows to Boehner; jobs speech will be Sept. 8

Obama to Tour Hurricane Irene Damage in New Jersey

Exclusive: Obama moves to sell Northrop drones to South Korea

Obama jobs council calls for more engineers

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Perry, by the book

Rick Perry is no libertarian

Perry Revives Social Security 'Ponzi Scheme' Rhetoric

Perry-backed sonogram law struck down

'A caricature of himself'

Rick Perry leads in another poll

Perry's Iowa Remarks Reveal Republican Strategy on Social Security

Perry Takes Heat for Spending Record as Campaign Surges

Outlines of 'HillaryCare' were known before Perry wrote letter praising reform effort

The case for Perry at the debates

Battle of the Dueling War Rooms: Perry’s Campaign Circulates Internal Romney Campaign E-mail

Rick Perry Headlining Fundraiser For Virginia Republican Party

Leaked: Perry Campaign Guidelines Memo

Why it Could Matter the Tea Party Backs Rick Perry

Rick Perry gets N.H.'s John Stephen

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney's tea party appearance draws protest

Jim DeMint open to endorsing Romney?

Mitt Romney camp not panicking over Rick Perry — yet

FreedomWorks will protest Mitt Romney appearance

Romney to party with the tea partiers

Romney campaign reverses, switches course on two conservative events

First Thoughts: Romney shifts course

Tea Party Group Plans To Protest Mitt Romney, Labels Him A ‘Political Opportunist’

Did Mitt Romney Spark a Civil War Within the Tea Party?

Mitt Romney comes out of 2012 shell

Jon Huntsman 2012 Presidential Campaign


Jon Huntsman’s last, best shot

Huntsman to offer tax, trade plan to create jobs

Jon Huntsman To Offer Jobs Plan Ahead Of 2012

Jon Huntsman tries the Tim Pawlenty approach

Jon Huntsman to Introduce Four-Part Jobs Plan

Jon Huntsman to attack rivals in 2012 jobs speech

Jon Huntsman’s Jobs Plan: ‘Time to Compete’

Huntsman offers tax, trade plan to create jobs

Jon Huntsman's Jobs Plan Cements Shift From Green Republican To Energy Hawk

Jon Huntsman unveils jobs plan in New Hampshire

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Bachmann at Agudah Israel in NY

Allen West: Michele Bachmann Made 'An Incredible Faux Pas' With Everglades Drilling Remarks

GOP's Bachmann touts jobs policy on return to Iowa

Pro-Bachmann super PAC says it's airing anti-Perry spots in S.C.

Bachmann: Obama shows 'insecurity' with debate move

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Ron Paul On His 2012 Presidential Run

Ron Paul could object to Obama's request

Ron Paul: 'Philosophy Of Liberty And The Constitution' Has Been Vindicated

Ron Paul 'weighing his options' on Obama's joint session of Congress

Ron Paul threatens to object to Obama’s job speech request

Sarah Palin


Sarah Palin 2012? Former Governor To Attend New Hampshire Tea Party

Palin to join tea party in NH for Labor Day

But wait, Palin is still going, organizers say

Sarah Palin reportedly cancels Iowa Tea Party event over 'lying'

Iowa tea party organizer: ‘It would hurt’ Palin to ditch event

Sarah Palin Can't Win, Shouldn't Run, HuffPost-Patch GOP Power Outsiders Say

Sarah Palin Stirs Confusion With Tea Party Rally Plans

Sarah Palin's formula

Afghanistan


August is deadliest month for US troops in Afghanistan

Scott Brown In Afghanistan For National Guard Training

Libya


Secret files: US officials aided Gaddafi

US says no plans to link Libya aid to Lockerbie

Other News


US calls Syrian minister Assad's 'shameless tool'

Irene floods in North Carolina and New York 'disaster'

U.S. Failed to Complete Counterterrorism Actions After 9/11, Report Says

Report: $60B waste in Afghanistan, Iraq

Colin Powell versus Dick Cheney

Hurricane Irene Puts Spotlight on Partisan Battles Over FEMA Emergency Funding

Federal cuts could cost Tenn. more than 5,000 jobs

Petraeus Leaving Army After 37 Years to Lead CIA

Andre Carson: Tea party wants blacks 'hanging on a tree'

Rep. Carson stands by tea party racism blast

September 11: Rudy Giuliani on the 'worst experience' of his life

Political parties see uptick in money this year

US Palestinian aid could be cut if it continues to seek statehood

Petraeus Retires, Warns Against Military Cuts

Condoleezza Rice fires back at Cheney memoir

WikiLeaks: Iraqi Children In U.S. Raid Shot In Head, U.N. Says

Ind. lawmaker's lynching reference riles tea party

TRENDING: Rep. Carson defends controversial tea party slam

Stock Market


Futures rise on overseas gains ahead of ADP data

Rise in factory orders pushes stocks higher

Dow up for a fourth day, turns positive for 2011

AT&T, Verizon shares slip, while Sprint rises

US Economy


Private sector adds 91,000 jobs in August

Strong autos drove July factory orders up 2.4 pct.

Unemployment rates fell in most US cities in July

Commodities


Ahead of the Bell: Oil supplies expected to shrink

Oil hovers near $89 amid surprise US supply jump

Natural gas rises after Irene, oil flat

Grains futures mostly fall, livestock prices mixed

Natural gas rises as power demand returns in East

Real Estate Market


Mortgage applications tumbled last week: MBA

White House could unveil mortgage plan next week

Credit/Stock Rating


Moody's cuts Brown Shoe outlook to 'Stable'

US Companies


AT&T, T-Mobile pledge to bring 5,000 jobs to US

ConocoPhillips says 99 pct of China spill cleared

Earnings Preview: H&R Block reports 1Q results

Motorola deal offers Google tax, patent benefits

JoS A. Bank 2Q net income climbs on better sales

BofA looks to exit correspondent mortgage business: report

ConocoPhillips says 99 pct of China spill cleared

Nebraska governor asks Obama to nix Keystone pipeline

US blocks AT&T and T-Mobile deal

U.S. files to block AT&T deal for T-Mobile

Brown-Forman's brand sales at a glance

AT&T, T-Mobile deal raises concerns, FCC chief says

Analyst boosts rating on Nu Skin

APNewsBreak: Monsanto seeks OK for low-fat soybean

Solar Energy Company Touted By Obama Goes Bankrupt

Costco CEO Sinegal stepping down Jan. 1

Earnings Preview: Campbell Soup Co.

AT&T's Stephenson is backed into corner on T-Mobile

Exxon-Russia oil deal unlikely to raise concerns

BNY Mellon CEO Robert Kelly quits, successor named

Even with low prices, T-Mobile customers flee

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


U.S. probes Oracle on African deals: report

Hack may have hit Google users in Iran

Insider trading ringleader 'Octopussy' apologizes

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ron Paul: ' We Don't Need FEMA'

Rick Perry shoots to the top of another 2012 poll -- August 30, 2011

American Political News for Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2012 Election


Florida straw poll flop?

Rick Perry-Mitt Romney Feud Dates Back To 2002 Olympic Games

Romney, Dems Look to Weaponize Bachmann

Today in Mitt Romney's Bad Luck: Bachmann's Faux Jewishness

Advice for the Candidates: The New Republican Chapter: Enter Sarah Palin?

After Romney confirms, Palin is also announced for Tea Party Express

Ron Paul shifts to town hall strategy

Jon Huntsman Corporation distances from PAC

Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Democrats Seek 'Boldness' in Obama Jobs Speech

Barack Obama: we will do 'everything in our power' to help Hurricane Irene victims

Obama faces tight restraints in crafting jobs plan

Obama faces difficulty in crafting jobs plan; proposals aim to prevent economic deterioration

First thoughts: Does Obama go big or small?

Black leaders turn up the heat on President Obama

Will Obama go bold on jobs plan?

The Missing Piece in Obama's Job Plan: Demand

Obama still has green energy vote for 2012

Most American Muslims are satisfied Obama backers

In Minnesota, Obama to tackle issues facing vets

Why President Obama's Health Care Plan Missed The Mark

Gloria Steinem To Headline Obama Fundraiser In New York City

Obama Insider Says Criticism From Black Leaders Is 'Bullsh*t'

Obama Pays Tribute to 9/11 Generation of Veterans

Possible proposals in Obama's big jobs speech

Obama to speak at cathedral concert on 9/11

Obama: Bush put us in a hole

Obama looks to spur private sector hiring

Obama: US economy had a 'heart attack'

President Obama and the Bush blame game

Obama faces tight restraints in crafting jobs plan

Keystone XL Pipeline: Obama Campaign Writer Arrested In TransCanada Protest

In letter to Boehner, Obama defends federal regulations

Obama: could add 1 million new jobs

Obama to call for passage of highway programs

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Rick Perry's Texas: Noodling, Helicopter Hog-Hunting Now Legal

Would Rick Perry be a better presidential candidate if he had lost an election at some point?

Tea Party Support Fuels Rick Perry's Poll Surge

Perry fundraising for Virginia GOPers

Rick Perry wakes up the left

Perry defends Clinton letter, says he doesn't know Mitt well

Perry hits back: Obama’s policies are ‘dumb’

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney pokes Rick Perry at Texas VFW

Why Mitt Romney needs Sarah Palin

Romney on Perry turf assails 'career politicians'

Turf Wars: Mitt Romney Campaigns In Rick Perry’s Texas (The Note)

Mitt Romney Tea Partying in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney’s dark vision

Mitt Romney: U.S. near ‘profound economic misery’

Mitt Romney's in for Jim DeMint's Labor Day forum

Nervous Romney Decides to Show at Tea Party Event After All

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Michele Bachmann: Hurricane, Earthquake Remarks Weren't Serious (VIDEO)

Michele Bachmann has 'great sense of humor,' says Bachmann

FACT CHECK: Bachmann energy claims oversimplified

TRENDING: Bachmann points to 'great sense of humor' after God joke

The Bachmann – A Hairdo in The Making?

Union Leader defends Bachmann's quake humor

Syria


U.S. ambassador to Syria attacked

US sanctions target three Syrian officials

US freezes assets of top Syrian officials

Other News


Talks on New U.S.-Afghan Pact Strain Relations

Dick Cheney Makes No Friends With Forthcoming Memoir, The Juicy Details Revealed

Dick Cheney defends his comments on Colin Powell

Former VP Cheney defends practice of waterboarding

House GOP targets the U.N.

WikiLeaks springs leak: Sources revealed

White House issues 9/11 observance guidelines

Disaster aid account faces shortfall

Rights concerns shadow US alliance with Indonesia

2 states say they are reviewing 9/11 charities

Iowa tea party event to feature Palin and O'Donnell

GOP supercommittee members huddle on Capitol Hill

Christine O'Donnell dropped from tea party rally

Janet Napolitano: Deportation Numbers Will Be 'Very Robust' Under New Policy

US targets more Syrian officials with sanctions

More headaches for US with new WikiLeaks releases

Former Powell Chief of Staff: Cheney "Fears Being Tried as a War Criminal"

GOP Members of Deficit Super Committee Meet for Seven Hours Today; Aim to ‘Achieve Success’

Biden calls for new clean energy policy for US

GOP Tax Expert Chosen as Aide to Budget 'Supercommittee'

Judge Holds Secret Hearing in Case Against Ex-CIA Officer Accused of Leaking Government Information

Judge Strikes Down Key Parts of Texas Abortion Law

WikiLeaks site comes under attack

AP Interview: Post-9/11 politics of Rudy Giuliani

Rice: 9/11 showed threats come from failed states

Stock Market


Stocks fall a day after Dow jumps 254 points

Stocks edge higher; Caterpillar, Boeing lead Dow

Exxon Offloads Downstream Assets in Malaysia, Stock Headed To $93

US Economy


Fed's Evans backs strong policy accommodation

U.S. lenders making more subprime car loans: report

Consumer confidence lowest in 2 years.

U.S. Consumer Confidence Drops in August to Lowest Point in Two Years

US consumer confidence 'falls sharply in August'

Fed divided over keeping interest rates low

Commodities


Oil above $87 amid improving US consumer demand

Oil Prices Soar on Goldman Rumor

US Dollar


China's yuan could challenge dollar role in a decade

Dollar rises against euro ahead of Fed minutes

Real Estate Market


Spring buying boosts home prices in US cities

Home prices dip in June from May: S&P/Case-Shiller

Companies


Heinz says Brazil, China deals exceed expectations

Barnes & Noble 1st quarter loss narrows

Critics be damned: Google reaffirms commitment to Google TV, headed to Europe

Exxon Mobil clinches Arctic oil deal with Rosneft

Boeing commits to new engine for 737

Barnes & Noble sees strong Nook growth

Lehman seeking creditor vote on $65 billion payout

Dana names 2 new board members

BofA sued over $1.75 billion Countrywide mortgage pool

Boeing Confirms Duopoly With Airbus By Announcing Re-Engining Of 737

Rosneft teams up with ExxonMobil in Arctic deal

Alaska Air expands Calif.-Hawaii flights

PVH, parent of Tommy Hilfiger, swings to profit

Exxon gets stake in hunt for oil, gas in Argentina

Exxon, Rosneft tie up in Russian Arctic, U.S.

Icahn offers to backstop a Clorox auction

Icahn dumps stake in Lions Gate for $7 per share, ending a nearly 2-year battle for control

Legal/US Buisness Lawsuits


FDA chemist near plea over insider trading charges

Nevada, U.S. regulator challenge BofA on mortgages

Exclusive: Bank of America kept AIG legal threat under wraps

Judge dismisses Deutsche Bank, BNP claims against BofA

BofA sued over $1.75 billion Countrywide mortgage pool

Oracle brings new claims against HP in Itanium case

Monday, August 29, 2011

Hurricane Irene Is 'God's Warning' says Michele Bachmann

President Obama Announces New Economic Adviser

Colin Powell Not Yet Decided on Supporting Obama Re-Election in 2012

Obama says will unveil jobs plan next week

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said Monday he would unveil proposals next week aimed at spurring job growth in part through infrastructure improvements.

Obama made the comment as he announced he had picked Princeton economist Alan Krueger as the new chief of the Council of Economic Advisers.

He said next week he would lay out a series of steps that the U.S. Congress can take immediately to put more money in the pockets of middle class families and put construction crews to work.

(Reporting by Steve Holland and Jeff Mason, Editing by Sandra Maler)

American Political News for Monday, August 29, 2011

2012 Presidential Election


Powell Isn't Sure He'll Support Obama In 2012 Race

Kevin McCarthy dings Mitt Romney and Rick Perry

Campaign donations tied to U.S. debt

US-2012 Primary: 27% Perry, 14% Romney, 10% Palin, 9% Bachmann (CNN 8/24-25)

Perry and Bachmann have made conflicting statements on gay marriage

Tea Party Support Heavily Favors Rick Perry, Poll Finds

TRENDING: New CNN Poll: Perry sits atop GOP field

Pawlenty's campaign debt

Barack Obama 2012 Presidential Campaign


Obama to tap Krueger for economic post

Obama to name Alan Krueger to fill key economic post

Obama manages hurricane response — and expectations

AP-GfK Poll: Obama faces trouble with key voters

Obama's Labor Problem: Union Scales Back Support for Democratic Party

Barack Obama warns Hurricane Irene flooding could worsen

Obama nominates Alan Krueger as his new chief economist

Obama rounds out econ team ahead of jobs speech

Obama says will unveil jobs plan next week

Obama says will take time to recover from Irene

The two faces of Obama on immigration

Barack Obama’s uncle on drink driving arrest: 'I will call the White House’

Obama Needs to Lay Out Plans for His 'Green Economy'

Alaskans Hoping Obama Brings New Jobs Soon

Rick Perry 2012 Presidential Campaign


Is Rick Perry dumb?

Let The Vetting Begin:Rick Perry Under The Microscope (The Note)

Rick Perry Wades Into Foreign Policy with Speech to Veterans

Three's a trend: Perry's ahead

Rick Perry: U.S. troops, U.S. commanders

Rick Perry: The (tea party) frontrunner

Rick Perry Vows No Stimulus If Elected Despite Texas Reaping Federal Funds

Perry offers outline of foreign policy platform

Perry jumps to top of another national poll

Rick Perry's Brainpower Questioned; How Smart Should A President Be?

Rick Perry put spending online

Perry: No stimulus program if he’s president; pledges to ‘get America working again’

Inhofe endorses Perry

Perry warns of military 'adventurism'

Mitt Romney 2012 Presidential Campaign


Mitt Romney keeps distance from tea party groups

Can Mitt Romney Escape His Romneycare Albatross?

Mitt Romney California home: It's not quadrupling, it's just doubling

Romney's Plan to Beat Perry Is Just Like Obama's

Why Mitt Romney will fail

Jon Huntsman 2012 Presidential Campaign


Jon Huntsman and Evolution: A Missed Opportunity

Union Leader: Jon Huntsman preaching 'class warfare'

Jon Huntsman: Evolution 'part of God's plan'

South Carolina's attorney general to endorse Huntsman

Jon Huntsman endorsed by South Carolina Attorney General

Jon Huntsman's low-dollar debate watch party at Kalorama home

Huntsman Corporation insider launches PAC

Michele Bachmann 2012 Presidential Campaign


Michele Bachmann Says She'd Consider Oil, Natural Gas Drilling In Everglades (VIDEO)

Bachmann Says She'd Consider Everglades Drilling

Michele Bachmann: Natural disasters a warning to D.C.

Michele Bachmann: It was a joke!

Just a joke: Bachmann's hurricane message from God

Michele Bachmann Memoir Completed, Will Be Released In November

Does Michele Bachmann Speak for God?

Bachmann highlights Rubio in campaign speech

Ron Paul 2012 Presidential Campaign


Paul still critical of US involvement in Libya

Ron Paul's 'absurd' attack on FEMA

Is Ron Paul being ignored?

Ron Paul shifts to town hall strategy

Ron Paul Versus Government

Bernie Sanders on Ron Paul: He's 'out to lunch'

Rick Santorum 2012 Presidential Campaign


Santorum calls Paul's view on Sept. 11 'shockingly misguided'

Santorum says gay community is on a ‘jihad’ against him

Afghanistan


AP: Afghan government leaked U.S. Taliban talks

AP EXCLUSIVE: Afghans scuttle US-Taliban talks

US 'wasted $30bn on Afghanistan and Iraq' over decade

Other News


Report: U.S. Has Wasted $30 Billion on Iraq, Afghanistan Contracts and Grants

Government approval rating hits low, according to poll

Republican Politicians Banned From Labor Day Parade In Wisconsin

Iowa congressman and his family retell how they fought off a gun-wielding robber

GOP staffers: Tax reform teed up for September

State regulators to hold 7 forums in Michigan

House GOP to spike rules as part of jobs agenda

First Thoughts: The Katrina effect

FEMA Diverts Money From Missouri Tornado Relief to East Coast

House Republicans Pitch Jobs Plan as Obama Prepares to Roll Out New Agenda

Proposition 8 Returns To Court: Judge Mulls Unsealing Videos Of Trial

Democrats gain partial victory in August town halls

Wikileaks Leak: Thousands Of Dangerous Documents Accidentally Released Online

Stock Market


Wall St set to open sharply up

Wall St expected to open Monday

Stock rise after storm damage is less than feared

Insurers drive stocks higher; Dow gains 254

Energy Partners could buy back $20M in stock

Zynga Reportedly May Delay IPO Due To Market Conditions

Economy


Consumer spending rebounds, rose 0.8 pct. in July

Consumer spending rebounds

US consumer spending rises in July

Consumption Picks Up In July Indicating Lower Risk Of Deflation

Sector Snap: Retail

IMF slashes U.S. GDP forecast: report

Mass. gas prices drop for 4th straight week

Irene likely dented August auto, retail sales

Commodities


Oil rises on strong consumer spending numbers

Oil below $86 as US refineries survive hurricane

Oil rises on stronger consumer spending

Currency


Bernanke speech weighs on dollar in thin trading

Real Estate Market


Contracts to buy homes fell 1.3 percent in July

July pending home sales fall 1.3 percent from June: NAR

Companies


LDK Q2 In Line With Recently Reduced Guidance

Airlines resuming flights in the Northeast

Cisco Systems buys privately held Versly

Postal Service paying fewer workers to do nothing

Audit: USPS spent $4M on 'nothing'

Google boss 'knew about' unlicensed pharmacy adverts

Gap to open first Banana Republic store in France

Health care group spent $272K on lobbying in 2Q

Bank of America to sell part of CCB stake

Bank of America sells shares in China Construction Bank

World Fuel Services names Kasbar new CEO

Mercer Co. judge to preside over Monsanto case

Bank of America sells half of its China bank stake

Amazon may sell 3-5 million tablets in Q4: Forrester

IDT says it's spinning off Genie energy subsidiary

General Dynamics gets $3.7B Army contract

Laredo CEO exits Bill Barrett board ahead of IPO

Frontier flight attendants ratify labor contract

Lowe's trims management in turnaround effort

Boeing 737 re-engine plan seen moving forward

Legal


Innkeepers sues Cerberus, Chatham over hotel deal

Gov't says GE must sell Converteam motor unit

Calpers settles suit with Fitch, not Moody's or S&P

Sunday, August 28, 2011

American Political News for Sunday, August 28, 2011

2012 Election


2012 Election: Campaigns Find Some Truths Inconvenient

Mitt Romney vs. Rick Perry 2012: It's personal

The Mitt Romney-Rick Perry grudge match

Rick Perry And Mitt Romney Don't Like Each Other So Much

In a conservative field, Jon Huntsman struggles for footing

Georgia GOP votes for native son Herman Cain

Romney’s ‘corporations are people” remark is latest inconvenient truth in a presidential race

Gingrich: Glittering me was 'an assault'

Obama Visits FEMA’s Hurricane Response Center

Obama's Legacy: A Failed Recovery & Double-Dip Recession

Obama Faces Trouble With Key Voters Ahead Of 2012: Poll

Obama Offers Moral Support to FEMA Workers Coping With Irene

Obama Returns to Washington After Cutting Vacation Short to Brace for Irene

Poll: Obama loses ground with white voters, women, liberals

Obama: 'leading from behind' on Libya

Obama: Getting through Irene will be 'tough slog'

Obama keeping close watch on Hurricane Irene

Obama speaks with top aides on Hurricane Irene

Obama and Merkel vow action on global economic woes

Obamacare Survey Reveals Nearly 50 Percent of Employers Will Stop Offering Health Insurance

Obama, German chancellor discuss global economy

Obama on Irene: 'This Is Not Over'

Obama is a One-Term President

Text of White House statements on Irene

Rick Perry Campaign


Perry’s travel, security costs will stay secret until after 2012

Rick Perry: Social Security A 'Monstrous Lie'

Rick Perry Bills Feds $349M For Cost Of Texas Incarcerating Undocumented Immigrants

Religious Right Millionaire Backed Rick Perry's Career, Paved Texas Conservative Politics With Money

Not messing with Texas security

Perry mourns Terpeluk in DC

Perry blasts Obama, notes own job-creating record

Rick Perry has distanced himself from George W. Bush’s brand of conservatism

Perry: Nation That Feeds the World Has People Depend on Government for Food

Perry back to 'Ponzi scheme,' 'monstrous lie' on Social Security

Can Rick Perry Fix Social Security?

Michele Bachmann Campaign


Michele Bachmann Takes Issue With 'Radical Environmentalists,' Signals Stance On Minimum Wage

Bachmann: US ‘king daddy dogs’ in energy resources, but environmentalists locking them up

Bachmann: Environmentalists blocking US energy

Bachmann says she'd consider Everglades drilling

Ron Paul Campaign


Ron Paul Addresses Hurricane Irene, Says 'There's No Magic About' FEMA (VIDEO)

Ron Paul: FEMA Signals Too Much 'Dependency' On The Federal Government In Disasters

Paul still critical of US involvement in Libya

Paul: Bernanke Is Out of Options to Save Economy

Giving Ron Paul the Media Attention He Deserves

Sarah Palin


Palin 'The Undecider' Has a GOP Poll Problem -- Unelectability

Palin's Major Speech May Be in Time for Reagan Debate

Other News


Al-Qaeda's operations chief 'killed in Pakistan'

Key House Republicans Express Concern Over FEMA Funding in Wake of Irene

Hurricane Irene: FEMA, federal agencies ramp up

Powell says Cheney taking 'cheap shots' in book

Tea Party Express launches bus tour from California

Hurricane Irene 2011: FEMA Praised By Governors For Storm Response

House GOP revs up a repeal, reduce and rein-in agenda for the fall

Stock Market


Exchanges expect normal stock trading despite Irene

New York Stock Exchange ready for trading Monday

Economy


Fed and other regulators need policing: economist

U.S. small business hiring slows in August, wages dip

Currency


Emerging economies shouldn't rely on dollar: economist

Saturday, August 27, 2011

American Political News for Saturday, August 27, 2011

2012 Election


GOP leaders trying to avoid a fight on 2012 spending

Democratic National Convention 2012: $600,000 Charlotte Police Department Update Approved

2012ers largely avoid Irene's path

Republicans not that unhappy with GOP field

In new poll, Ron Paul rates with front-runners Romney and Perry

Newt Gingrich’s former group, American Solutions, shutters its doors

Barack Obama Campaign


Obama offers 2012 election supporters change they can believe in — next term

Obama urges unity for 9/11 anniversary

Memorial Offers Obama Occasion To Address Race

Obama Weekly Address: President Calls On Americans To Rekindle 9/11 Unity

NYC Hurricane: Obama Declares Emergency For New York As Hurricane Irene Approaches

Obama approves oil pipeline from Alberta tar sands to Texas coast

On Irene, Will Obama Fare Better than Bush?

Obama invokes Sept 11 attacks in call for service

Obama has 1st conversation new IMF chief

Analysis: Gaddafi's fall boosts Obama, but is Libya a model?

Rick Perry Campaign


Rick Perry, the Republicans’ Messiah?

Rick Perry Meeting With Conservative Spiritual Leaders At Home Of Jim Leininger

Perry Bills Feds $349M for Incarcerating Illegals

Will Rick Perry Unravel the Strange Consensus on Public Education?

Perry: Frontrunner in the polls and online | Mention Machine

Rick Perry's Anti-Democracy Stance Threatens Constitution

Mitt Romney Campaign


Can Romney Stay The Course As The CEO Candidate?

Mitt Romney cancels fundraisers because of hurricane

Romney Will Not Attend DeMint Labor Day Forum

Perry Has Double the Tea Party Support as Bachmann

Michele Bachmann Campaign


Bachmann, in Fla., says she won’t rule out minimum wage changes as overall plan to create jobs

Bachmann Threatens to Dismantle NLRB

Ron Paul Campaign


Does Ron Paul deserve more coverage?

Ron Paul: No FEMA response necessary

Poll: Ron Paul Has Best Chance to Beat Obama?

Other News


King in Stone and Reality

Stock Market


Stocks eye perfect storm of Irene and jobs

Economy


Bernanke offers no new steps but leans on Congress

Bernanke's speech sends stocks higher; Dow up 134

Interpreting Bernanke's Jackson Hole Speech

Fed chief scolds Congress on debt-ceiling showdown

Companies


Insight: Apple's board set for bigger role under new regime

Apple gives Tim Cook 1 million shares

Google TV to launch in Europe next year

Legal


Fed to hold hearings on Capital One, ING deal

Friday, August 26, 2011

American Political News for Friday, August 26, 2011

2012 Election


The Note: GOP Cozies Up To 2012 Field

George Pataki out of the 2012 running

Perry's Presence Felt At Romney's N.H. Appearances

Michele Bachmann Sticks To Strategy With Rick Perry In 2012 GOP Primary Mix

US-2012 President: 12% Approve, 87% Disapprove (AP/GfK 8/18-22)

AP-GfK Poll: Most Republicans happy with GOP field

Warner helps raise money for Democratic legislative candidates

Barack Obama Campaign


Hurricane Irene: Obama Makes Statement On Storm From Martha's Vineyard

Obama to speak on Hurricane Irene on Friday

Obama urges those in Irene's path to prepare

Americans begin to question Obama’s leadership

Latinos For Obama 2012 Had Better Impress

Hurricane Irene: Obama warns of 'historic' storm

Obama Declares Aug. 26 'Women's Equality Day'

Obama’s fund-raising is boosted by Comcast employees and Californians

Poll: No Libya bounce for Obama

Hurricane Irene Threat Prompts Obama To Cut Martha's Vineyard Vacation Short

Obama condemns deadly attack on Mexican casino

Boehner asks Obama to disclose costly regulations

Rick Perry Campaign


Mr. Perry’s Dream Act

Rick Perry fact checked by the San Antonio Express-News

Rick Perry Calls Washington 'A Seedy Place' In Interview (AUDIO)

Libyan Rebels Gain Ground, Perry Leads U.S. Polls

Rick Perry signs anti-gay marriage pledge

Perry: Romney recognizes his 'huge' problem

Mitt Romney Campaign


First Thoughts: Romney's tough week

Mitt Romney's retort on health care

Mitt Romney’s new sidekick: the debt clock

Romney says would not put limits on emissions

Analysis: Romney's play-it-safe strategy at risk

Romney on top of the pack in Florida as debate nears

Mitt Romney's early-state firewall

Michele Bachmann Campaign


Bachmann's warning to South Carolina voters

Gov. Nikki Haley appears at Bachmann rally in South Carolina

Bachmann makes top ten in list of Congress’ most conservative

Other News


Dick Cheney makes no apologies in memoir

In memoir, Cheney defends decisions, Bush as president

Cheney’s dog was banned from Camp David lodge for attacking Bush’s dog

US condemns Syria political cartoonist attack

Ariz. sues feds over Voting Rights Act

TSA to offer buyouts to workers

First Deportation Cases To Benefit From New Immigration Policy

AP sources: White House wants NATO to hunt for WMD

Biden says U.S. needs more stimulus, business mad at S&P

House Rep Slams U.N. After Cuba Succeeds N. Korea at Helm of Nuclear Panel

Napolitano urges people to heed evacuation orders

Stock Market


Stocks fall after Bernanke offers no stimulus

Stocks slide ahead of Bernanke speech

Stocks recover after Bernanke predicts US growth

Tobacco company Altria Group raises dividend

Economy


US economy: Output revised down for April to June

US economy: Ben Bernanke to give high profile speech

Instant view: Bernanke offers no new measures in speech

Summary Box: More US farmers relying on Internet

Bernanke proposes no new steps to boost economy

Consumer sentiment sinks in August on government despair

Fed prepared to use tools to spur growth: Bernanke

Economy grew at slower 1 pct. rate this spring

Second-quarter GDP trimmed, spending raised

Ben Bernanke's 2011 Jackson Hole speech: in full

US GDP revised down to 1pc in second quarter as growth stalls

Bernanke speech "very sobering": OECD chief

Swiss kickstart talks with U.S. to settle tax probe

Fed Willing To Risk Recession This Time

Commodities


Oil below $85 ahead of Bernanke speech, Irene

Grains futures mostly up, livestock prices mixed

South Dakota red meat production down in July

Oil falls on slow economic growth

Credit/Stock Rating


How much higher can Apple shares go without Jobs?

Companies


Tiffany 2Q profit soars, raises full-year outlook

Tiffany raises forecast as sales rise worldwide

Boeing's Dreamliner becomes commercial reality

Barney Frank Puts Brakes On Capital One Deal For ING Direct

FirstEnergy nuke plant radiation prompts oversight

FDA OKs new version of J&J painkiller Nucynta

Home Depot, Walmart, grocers get boost from Irene

State Dept report favors US-Canada oil pipeline

Keystone pipeline still undecided, says State Department

Airlines begin canceling flights in earnest

FAA clears the way for first Boeing 787 flight

Bank of America sale of CCB stake near: report

Legal


BofA $8.5 billion settlement may go to federal court