Despite my strong opposition to Executive Amnesty, I do find one of President Obama’s arguments on its behalf politically – though not legally – convincing. The House Republican leadership’s refusal to allow a vote on the Senate immigration bill has indeed been inexcusable. 575 more words
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BITCOIN, the world’s “first decentralised digital currency”, was launched in 2009 by a mysterious person or persons known only by the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto. It has been in the news this week as the value of an individual Bitcoin, which was just $20 at the beginning of February, hit record highs above $250, before falling abruptly to below $150 on April 11th. 19 more words
Citigroup stunned investors late Thursday when it cut its third-quarter earnings by $600 million, blaming an increase in allowances for legal expenses.
The global banking giant said the increase resulted from “rapidly-evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations, including very recent communications with certain regulatory agencies related to previously-disclosed matters.” 194 more words
The Washington Post‘s E.J. Dionne was right as rain when he wrote in his latest column that “What’s not being widely talked about is as important as what’s in the news.” Only he should have added that, at least when it comes to the “outsourcing of American jobs,” office-seekers still aren’t talking about the issues seriously. 503 more words