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[30 Mar 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

For three years the market has suffered from a severe case of economic hypochondria. Headline after headline proclaimed that this time, for sure, the recession would return. Remember Dubai and Tunisia? What about deleveraging, re-setting adjustable rate mortgages, credit-default-swaps, foreclosures, Greece, state and local budget cuts, rising energy prices, the debt ceiling, unemployment, the Super Committee, or the S&P downgrade? All of these have come and gone…and yet the recovery is three years old.

Now, some doomsayers are pointing ahead to a “fiscal cliff” in 2013. …

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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

From the Washington Times
 
Nationally known political consultant, author, and progressive activist, Robert Creamer is a convicted felon. He pleaded guilty to defrauding banks out of 2.3 million dollars in a check-kiting scheme along with violations of federal tax laws.
The crimes were committed in relation to running his failing non-profit organization, paying his salary, and keeping him in the manner to which he was accustomed.

 
Creamer is now leading a multi-million dollar non-profit group called Americans United for Change. The group is backed and financed by the usual progressive suspects, National Education …

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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

CDOBS Syndicate

Rich Miller: Statehouse roundup
Steve Bartin: Bad omen for ObamaCare: Many comments from the justices
Steve Bartin: Civility: Will Obama Return $1.6 Million Raised by Spike Lee?
Steve Bartin: (Video) Reverend Jeremiah Wright Leads ‘Global March to Jerusalem’ – Protesters Throw Firebombs & Rocks at Police
Rich Miller: Question of the day
Steve Bartin: Investigation: Obama Broke Illinois State Law By Handing Out Scholarship Outside His District
Chicago Current News Feed: Union: Chicago Public Schools to announce new teacher evaluations
pathickey: National Day of Prayer and Fasting – Mary Immaculate, Patron of the United States, Pray for Us
Chicago Current News Feed: Transit ‘report card’ lauds …

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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

* I have a bunch of things to do today to get ready for Saturday’s big event, so blogging will be light. Sorry about that, but here’s a roundup to chew on for a while…
* Tuition break program survives attempt to put limits on it: The…

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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

* How about you “help” this Saturday’s roasters by suggesting a joke about either myself or one of our panelists? The panelist list is here.
Have at it, but keep it clean and do your best to make sure your comments are funny.

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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

It’s one of the biggest scams Illinois state legislators have going. They are allowed to hand out a limited number of scholarships to Illinois public universities as long as the recipient lives within their district. Some don’t follow the law. The BGA …

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[30 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]

CPS officials are expected to announce the district’s new teacher evaluation system Friday, including a plan for incorporating test scores as part of evaluations, Chicago Teachers Union negotiators say.