Chief Actuary of Social Security: Republican Plan Would Slash Benefits

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 12:31 pm

The independent chief actuary of Social Security says predicts big benefit cuts for the middle class if privatization and indexing are part of Social Security reform.

 

Fierce Advocate Jarrett Won’t Call DADT Unconstitutional; Choi to WH: “You’ve Lost My Trust”

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 11:47 am

Valerie Jarrett says the president wants Congress to repeal DADT. But she won’t say the law is unconstitutional.

Sarah Palin Still Deeply Confused about First Amendment

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 10:30 am

Remember, The Quitter also tweeted something similar when Dr. Laura was fired. And during the 2008 presidential campaign she said something even stupider, that receiving negative press coverage was tantamount to her Constitutional rights being abridged.

Prop 19 Polls: Look at the Trends

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 9:30 am

A new poll from California’s PPIC has Prop 19 down, 49% to 44%. Our Jon Walker analyzed the results this morning, suggesting that the wild swing from PPIC’s last poll is suspect. It’s easy to get caught up in poll after poll as the newest snapshot, so it’s always important to look at the trends from all the polling on the topic. No matter what, though, the bottom line is: turnout, turnout, turnout. But let’s take a closer look at what’s happening.

Fannie and Freddie Bailout Expected to Double

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 8:45 am

Quick question: Where are the Fannie and Freddie losses coming from? Answer: bad loans they bought. Quick question: Where did the bad loans come from? Answer: the banks.

Does Fidelity National’s New Policy Reveal Role in Foreclosure Fraud Cover-Up?

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 7:55 am

I’ve got a slightly different take than DDay on the news that Fidelity just established a policy requiring lenders to warrant all foreclosure sales going forward. I take it as an admission from Fidelity National that it cannot or will not adequately do that main part of its job: review the documents on a house and make sure the documents say what they appear to say.

Ninth Circuit Grants Temporary Stay to DADT Injunction Before Hearing the Case

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 7:03 am

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has put a temporary stay on the worldwide ban on discharges of gay and lesbian service members under Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. However, this doesn’t mean that stay will continue; in fact, the three judges haven’t even heard the case.

Obama Admin Looks Forward, Turns Back on Victims of Foreclosure Fraud

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 6:06 am

I’m not surprised by this — but I simply don’t understand how the Obama Administration can claim they haven’t found anything fundamentally flawed (though that could be HuffPo’s formulation) when thousands of people have been thrown out of their homes based on documents whose signers falsely attested to those documents.

Early Morning Swim: “In What Respect, Charlie?” — Christine O’Donnell Edition

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 4:45 am

Given the question, I suppose she really couldn’t have gone with “all of them.”

Au contraire

By: Thursday October 21, 2010 1:30 am

Glenn Beck finds it hard to believe that people evolved — the Angel Moroni told him so, fourth-hand.

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