Archive | September, 2013

Buffett’s Berkshire set to get nearly $2.15 billion of Goldman stock

Posted on 30 September 2013

(Reuters) – Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc will receive Goldman Sachs Inc stock worth nearly $2.15 billion on Tuesday through warrants acquired as part of a deal originally signed during the depths of the 2008 financial crisis.

Goverment shutdown benefits – 90 percent IRS’s workforce gets furloughed

Posted on 30 September 2013

I’m loving this government shutdown already! According to Brian Phillips, a communications director for Senator Mike Lee, 90% of the 90,000 IRS employee with be furloughed. In a shutdown, “about 90 percent of the IRS’s 90,000 workforce would be furloughed” http://t.co/X9T2PEGhyR — Brian Phillips (@SenLeeComs) October 1, 2013 Chuck Schumer’s closing speech before Harry Reid […]

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U.S. apartment vacancy rate falls, rents rise

Posted on 30 September 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Finding an apartment to rent got even harder in the third quarter, as the U.S. apartment vacancy rate fell to its lowest level in more than a decade, according to an industry report released on Tuesday.

It’s midnight – government shutsdown Panda Cam!

Posted on 30 September 2013

The clock struck twelve on October 1st, 2013 and government has ‘shutdown.’ The world has ended because the Panda Cam has been taken offline! #PandaCam at @nationalzoo goes offline as govt begins to close
– RT @stefanjbecket: pic.twitter.com/qq2ttSosx5 — NewsBreaker (@NewsBreaker) October 1, 2013 Other causalities of Obama’s government shutdown include the US Capitol twitter account. […]

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Giving by U.S. foundations tops $50.9 billion in 2012

Posted on 30 September 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Giving in the United States by private and community foundations reached an estimated $50.9 billion in 2012, growing just ahead of inflation, a report released on Tuesday by the Foundation Center showed.

Government Shutdown Begins Today at Midnight, World Ends

Posted on 30 September 2013

People’s Blog

Government Shutdown Begins Today at Midnight, World EndsWARNING!Comrades,CNN: Hurry! Time is of the essence! You have only minutes to arrange your house and family in preparation for the anticipated GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN! Bring in the pet…

Government Shutdown Likely as Midnight Deadline Looms

Posted on 30 September 2013

People’s Blog

Government Shutdown Likely as Midnight Deadline LoomsWARNING!Comrades,CNN: Hurry! Time is of the essence! You have only minutes to arrange your house and family in preparation for the anticipated GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN! Bring in the pets. …

Obama spent more time on the phone with Hassan Rouhani than John Boehner

Posted on 30 September 2013

Obama actually spent more time on the phone with Iran’s president and dictator Hassan Rouhani on his way to the airport leaving the UN, than he did with the Speaker of the House John Boehner tonight to avoid government shutdown. Boehner is going about this all wrong. He’s already got the orange skin. He needs […]

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A ‘Soldier Stands’ for ‘Aiding the Youngest’: WashPost Honors Inflexible Ultraliberal ‘Children’s Defense’ Activist

Posted on 30 September 2013

Monday’s Style section of the Washington Post is stuck on its Glorify Liberals setting. At the top it reads, “Forty years after founding the Children’s Defense Fund, Marian Wright Edelman is unbending on aiding the youngest.” The large headline below is “A soldier stands her ground.”

Edelman and CDF are holding a biggest Kennedy Center fundraising event honoring Hillary Clinton, although that information is buried in the middle. Post reporter-glorifier Krissah Thompson is at it again, painting Edelman as the righteous advocate who scolds conservatives who apparently want to starve poor children:

 

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Figures. Obama Spoke With GOP Speaker for 10 Minutes – Spoke With Iranian President for 15

Posted on 30 September 2013

By Andrea Ryan and Jim Hoft Priorities. President Barack Obama called House speaker John Boehner tonight. “The president called the speaker this evening to discuss funding for the government and Obamacare,” said Boehner spokesman Brendan Buck in a statement. “The … Continue reading

Explosion at UC Berkeley campus evacuated

Posted on 30 September 2013

In other news, there has been an explosion at UC Berkeley up in Northern California. The campus has been evacuated. Photo of smoke following explosion at UC Berkley RT @lartoven: pic.twitter.com/vRsjYHxGGM — scejas (@scejas) October 1, 2013 News Alert UC Berkley just evacuated Campus — patrice h. (@trixienovel) October 1, 2013 BREAKING: Berkeley fire chief […]

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AP Finally Fact-Checks ‘Slippery Claims on Health Law,’ But Buries Obama’s Crucial ‘Empty Promise’ in Paragraph 15

Posted on 30 September 2013

Calvin Woodward finally got around to “fact-checking” Obamacare’s “slippery claims” this morning, 3-1/2 years after the Affordable Care Act became law and the day before open enrollment in its state insurance exchanges was to begin. Way to be there when it matters, Cal.

Woodward’s report (also saved here for future reference, fair use and discussion purposes) also mixed in budget showdown issues, and buried President Barack Obama’s original false claim, that “If you like your health plan, you can keep it,” in a very late paragraph. Such courage (/sarcasm). Excerpts follow the jump (bolds are mine):

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Ted Cruz aid hearing John Boehner to offer clean CR later tonight

Posted on 30 September 2013

Ted Cruz Chief Strategist, Jason Johnson revealed that Weeper Boehner will cave (just as I expected) and offer a clean CR to fund government, and avoid a shutdown. Hearing Boehner will offer clean #CR vote after Reid refuses, once again, 2 compromise. #shutdown #MakeDCListen — Jason Johnson (@jasonsjohnson) October 1, 2013 Not a surprise, this […]

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Obama speaks to Speaker John Boehner – refuses to negotiate

Posted on 30 September 2013

Obama likes to talk about how he’s so willing to negotiate things with House Democrats. That is of course when he’s not busy golfing, vacationing, or having a White House party. Boehner, in another effort to hammer out a deal with Obama was rejected, and told by Obama he will not negotiate on anything. Obama […]

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Dimon, bank executives to meet Obama on Wednesday over debt ceiling: WSJ

Posted on 30 September 2013

(Reuters) – JP Morgan chief executive Jamie Dimon is headed for a scheduled meeting, along with other bank executives, with President Barack Obama on Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported.

China September official PMI edges up but small firms struggle

Posted on 30 September 2013

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s manufacturing growth edged up only slightly in September with the official Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) at 51.1 from August’s 51.0, below expectations and adding to worries that its economic recovery has foundered.

CBS’s Schieffer Frets ‘Ultra-Conservatives’ Blocking Congress from ‘Addressing the Country’s Problems’

Posted on 30 September 2013

Resurrecting an ideological tag from the 1980s media era, on Monday’s CBS Evening News, the network’s chief Washington correspondent, Bob Schieffer, fretted over how “ultra-c…

Japan business mood hits near six-year high, Abe seen raising tax

Posted on 30 September 2013

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese manufacturers’ sentiment improved sharply in the three months to September to a near six-year high, a closely-watched central bank survey showed, cementing the case for Premier Shinzo Abe to proceed with a planned sales tax h…

Dollar, Asian shares steady as U.S. government shutdown looms

Posted on 30 September 2013

TOKYO (Reuters) – The U.S. dollar and Asian shares held steady on Tuesday as investors waited with bated breath just hours before a deadline that will see much of the U.S. government begin to shut down, which could crimp growth in the world’s largest e…

NYT Bemoans August Al Qaeda Plot Leak After Blowing Open Bush Admin Financial Monitoring in 2006

Posted on 30 September 2013

Isn’t this rich? The New York Times, in a Sunday story placed on the front page of Monday’s print edition, took shots at another news organization for leaking sensitive intelligence. The Old Grey Lady must think we all have short memories.

Unfortunately, Dylan Byers at the Politico does have a short memory — either that, or he’s protecting the sacred Times and its history-challenged reporters Eric Schmitt and Michael S. Schmidt. Here’s how Byers lays out the situation (bolds are mine throughout this post):

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In historic step, Japan PM to hike tax; will cushion blow to economy

Posted on 30 September 2013

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will take a step on Tuesday that none of his predecessors has tried in more than 15 years – making a dent in the government’s runaway debt.

Loony Leftist Wants a World Where “Your Churches Burn” (Video)

Posted on 30 September 2013

Guest post by TheNewsCommenter. This leftist can’t wait for the day his vision of oppression and destruction is realized. In the video, he confronts a pro-life supporter saying, “You’re in conflict with the world that I want, which is a … Continue reading

New Zealand bails out stricken state coal miner, bank lenders hit

Posted on 30 September 2013

WELLINGTON (Reuters) – The New Zealand government said it will pump up to NZ$155 million ($128 million) into Solid Energy and private lenders will swap some debt for equity under a plan to save the troubled coal miner, which is slated for partial priva…

Wells Fargo to pay Freddie Mac $780 million to settle mortgage claims

Posted on 30 September 2013

(Reuters) – Wells Fargo & Co said on Monday it will pay $780 million in cash to Freddie Mac to resolve substantially all repurchase liabilities on home loans sold to the government-controlled mortgage company prior to 2009.

Exclusive: JPMorgan settlement complicated by Washington Mutual – sources

Posted on 30 September 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters) – JPMorgan Chase & Co’s possible $11 billion settlement of government mortgage probes has been complicated by a dispute with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp over responsibility for losses at the former Washington Mutual Inc, said people familiar with the matter.