Posts Tagged ‘Barney Frank’

News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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The Pentagon has confirmed the weapons budget will grow at a rate past inflation for many years to come.

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Cenk Uygur at “The Young Turks” on the “pathetic attempts to defend Israel in flotilla attack”, specifically by Chris Matthews at MSNBC and Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). Mr. Uygur now “has no respect for Chris Matthews or Barney Frank”, he says, but we’ll see how long that lasts. My guess: somewhere between now and the party pre-midterm election conventions, Mr. Uygur could very well act “pragmatically”. Hopefully not, but either way, this is a great comment (12:02):

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The second episode of Max Keiser’s new show on Russia Today: “‘Keiser Report’ is a no holds barred look at the shocking scandals behind the global financial headlines. From the collusion between Wall Street and Capitol Hill to the latest banking crime wave, from bogus government economic statistics to rigged stock markets, nothing escapes the eye of Max Keiser, a former stockbroker, inventor of the virtual specialist technology and co-founder of the Hollywood Stock Exchange. With the help of Keiser’s co-host, Stacy Herbert, and guests from around the world, ‘Keiser Report’ tells you what is really going on in the global economy.” – 26 Nov 09 (26:19):

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On ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous”, George Will of The Washington Post points to India’s recent run on the dollar as an indicator for a coming fall in the subjective greenback in favor of “other better stores of value”. Veteran White House correspondent for ABC, Sam Donaldson, says if that’s the case, “then, we’d better throw Ben Bernanke and the Fed out… Let’s get rid of them now before they do further damage.” (2:13):

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Soon after the U.S. House adopted a resolution to denounce the Goldstone Report, the Israeli Army chief of staff threatened a new offensive against Gazan civilians. We can officially say that there are at least 344 Neo-Con’s in the lower house of Congress.

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The treasury secretary and chairman of the House Finance Services Committee have unveiled a bill being referred to as the bailout of 2008 “on steroids”, Adrianne Appel at Inter Press Services (IPS).


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The hypocrisy extraordinare of AIG bonus outrage. (more…)