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By 2008 Haiti owed $1.4 billion to lenders including the International Monetary Fund, World Bank, and US. There's a movement afoot to lobby for cancellation of Haiti's debt.
As my colleague Donny Shaw has noted, there have been a number of retirement announcements this week. That must mean it's
There were seven budget bills remaining this year: (Commerce, Defense, Financial Services, Labor/HHS/Education, Military
Two bills have been introduced to extend the ARRA provisions: H.R. 4183 in the House, and S.2831 in the Senate. OpenCongress.org
The comment threads on bills related to the issue have long been a valuable resource for people seeking information on unemployment benefits. I'm using comments from the thread as the core of this blog post.
The "czar" situation is a little more nuanced than the current email meme. There are no formal "czars" within the framework of government, and the term itself was created by the media.
The second reason is the health care bill. Senate leadership are working to combine the two bills approved, respectively
Unfortunately, the number of Americans joining the ranks of the unemployed is still growing. With the prospect of another
This is awesome: "a non-partisan, fully-referenced, open-source and crowd-sourced wiki project that lists every candidate running in every U.S. Senate, House and governor's race."
The euphoria of November 4th and the upcoming excitement surrounding the inauguration are competing with the reality of each looming crisis, from the economy to Gaza.