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Oops! Democrat’s Staff Sent Emails To IRS About Targeting

Posted on April 10, 2014

If you’ve paid even a modicum of attention to the House Oversight Committee hearings on the IRS scandal, you know that Ranking Member Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) has insisted from the beginning that the Republican-led investigation has been little more than a witch hunt. Cummings has been accused of virtually running cover for the White […]

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FED Drops Unemployment Target Even Lower

Posted on April 10, 2014

Federal Reserve officials had a secret video conference call in early March and reached a general consensus that the 6.5% unemployment rate threshold for the first rate hike was outdated, the central bank said Wednesday. A summary of the video conference was included in the minutes of the Fed’s March 18-19 meeting released by the […]

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How Black Players Made It onto Southern NCAA Teams

Written by Gary North on April 9, 2014

Open entry is a powerful force. We see it in the free market. But we see it even more clearly in sports. Numbers trump color in sports: points on the scoreboard. In the free market, only two colors matter: black ink and red ink. Here, everyone wants black. THREE PHOTOS This is from the 1965-66 […]

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Medicaid Population in U.S. Exceeds Population of Entire U.K.

Posted on April 8, 2014

The number of Americans who were enrolled in Medicaid at any time during fiscal 2013 exceeded the entire population of the United Kingdom, according to new data published by the federal government’s Medicaid and CHIP Payment Access Commission (MACPAC). Were Medicaid a nation instead of a U.S. entitlement program it would be the 20th most […]

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European Quantitative Easing Hinges On… German Vacation Spending?

Posted on April 8, 2014

Whether or not the European Central Bank will take the quantitative-easing plunge is on the minds of investors around the world, including in the U.S. But in the end, the decision, or at least it’s timing, could revolve around German holiday-makers and the prices they pay for their spring vacations, argues Standard Bank’s Steven Barrow. […]

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Ukrainian Unrest Continues As Pro-Russian Citizen’s Riot

Posted on April 7, 2014

Anti-government protesters calling for closer ties with Moscow seized regional government headquarters in two cities in Ukraine’s east on Sunday, in the most serious unrest there in the past month. Around 200 pro-Russian demonstrators broke into the government building in the industrial city of Donetsk, raising a Russian flag and demanding the local council call […]

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