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February 11th, 2009

The following video could be mistaken for an SNL skit. During Wednesday’s House Financial Services Committee‘s hearing on TARP accountability, Congresswoman Maxine Waters referred to the eight bank CEOs as “captains of the Universe.” There was some confusion during her grilling of the bank chiefs and a call for the California congresswoman to calm down. [...]

February 9th, 2009

There was Change.gov. Then there was the revamped WhiteHouse.gov, which looked an awful lot like Change.gov. And did you know there was a USA.gov? Well, there’s another “dot gov.” The Obama administration created Recovery.gov so that Americans can keep track of the stimulus bill (a.k.a. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act) and “see how and [...]

February 6th, 2009

If you have a Facebook account, then you already know about the latest social networking craze – “25 Random Things About Me.” The chain-letter style list has annoyed some (The Washington Post and Time) and has been defended by others (The Huffington Post). Slate is trying to track down the origins (no one, including Facebook, [...]

February 5th, 2009

Can you imagine searching for a place to land a plane with double engine failure? How about explaining that your plane will likely crash into the Hudson River at any moment? Apparently, the pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 has nerves of steel. The FAA released the audio tapes of Chesley Sullenberg III’s conversation with [...]

February 2nd, 2009

Now that Obama is in the White House and there’s no use for all of those countdown clocks, a couple of meters have popped up. 1) The Change-o-Meter, run by Slate, assigns a daily score to President Obama based on how much his “administration is changing Washington.” Highest score so far is 60. Slate gave [...]

January 30th, 2009

Have you been having trouble keeping track of the ever-popular stimulus package (a.k.a. the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan)? Not to worry. The Heritage Foundation, Citizens Against Government Waste, Taxpayers for Common Sense and a bunch of other groups have created a searchable Web site (ReadTheStimulus.org) that presents the stimulus bill documents and allows visitors [...]

January 30th, 2009

What do you do when you are no longer the president, the new president reverses one after another of your highly criticized policies, and a monument has been built for the man who tossed not one, but two shoes at your head in the final days of your presidency?  You attend a women’s basketball game [...]

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