Suddenly, after drifting through months of confusing finger-pointing and iffy economic theory, the presidential candidates are getting walloped by an all-too-tangible October surprise. Superstorm Sandy is a real-world, gut-level test.
The force of nature threw cold water on the campaign bickering just as President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney were charging into a final week of man-made rancor.
“It’s sort of like Mother Nature is intervening and calling a timeout,” said historian and presidential biographer Douglas Brinkley.
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It seemed like a good idea at the time.
But a health insurance tax credit for small businesses, part of President Barack Obama’s health care law that gets strong support in public opinion polls, has turned out to be a disappointment.
Time-consuming to apply for and lacking enough financial reward to make it attractive, the credit was claimed by only 170,300 businesses out of a pool of as many as 4 million potentially eligible companies in 2010.
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U.S. officials say they believe Iran recently gave new freedoms to as many as five top Al Qaeda operatives who have been under house arrest, including the option to leave the country, and may have provided some material aid to the terrorist group.
The men, who were detained in Iran in 2003, make up Al Qaeda’s so-called management council, a group that includes members of the inner circle that advised Usama bin Laden and an explosives expert widely considered a candidate for a top post in the organization. View full article »
Most of us want small government right? Well, at the rate the government grows today, costing us “tax payers” more and more money. FEMA is supposed to aid in disasters right? Wrong apparently.
We all remember what happened in April in Alabama to those who got hit by the craziest tornadoes in decades, well how do you feel about the residents being turned down aid from our great government? That is exactly what happened! View full article »