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Fannie Mae wants another bail out

Fannie Seeks $8.4 Billion After First-Quarter Loss (Update2)

May 10 (Bloomberg) -- Fannie Mae, the mortgage-finance company operating under federal conservatorship, said it will seek $8.4 billion in aid from the U.S. Treasury Department after reporting an 11th-straight quarterly loss. ...

...Even with the assistance, Fannie Mae increased foreclosures to almost 62,000 homes from about 47,000 in the prior quarter, according to the filing. The company’s foreclosure rate increased and its inventory of homes grew from $8.5 billion to $11.4 billion during the first quarter.

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ZOMG, Huffington Post discovers Medicare for All

Round 2: The Battle for Single Payer (Improved Medicare for All) Continues

It is about the meeting on April 24. The posters who attended and wrote about it, please put the links in the comments and I will update this post.

Check out the quote at the beginning. Clearly Korn has been reading lambert! Read more about ZOMG, Huffington Post discovers Medicare for All

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The take money from children and give it to Banksters tax credit


UPDATE: Corrente Wire, the boldly shrill blog that everybody hates and nobody reads. Hey Paul, would it kill you to throw us a via link? Your analysis is much more thorough than mine, but could you spare a link?

Via Education Notes Online and Democracy Now!: Read more about The take money from children and give it to Banksters tax credit

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How to break up the big banks

Chris Bowers is absolutely correct:

We are going to have to break up the big banks ourselves by getting people, organizations, companies and governments to move their money (check out the Move Your Money campaign). It may be a long slog, but right now it seems like the only way.

If you have not already done so, do a search on your zip code and see what you find. You might also consider emailing the Move Your Money link to your city council or county board. The beauty of this campaign is that Bankster lobbyists are powerless to stop if. If you take your money they don't have it, it is as simple as that. Read more about How to break up the big banks

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TSA full body scanning follies


Small dick joke has TSA worker beaten up after security scanner incident

During a training session at Miami International Airport, a TSA supervisor joked about the size of the manhood of one of his colleagues who had just stepped into the machine. The supervisor was operating the equipment when he made the remark - so his joke could have been based on facts.

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Transocean tries to cheat workers


Rig Survivors Felt Coerced To Sign Waivers

Lawyers for the oil rig's owner, Transocean, requested that workers who had survived the blast sign the form in the wake of the April 20 blowout on the Deepwater Horizon. This was hours before the workers had been allowed to see their families.

RPT-BP's US Gulf project exempted from enviro analysis Read more about Transocean tries to cheat workers

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Just when you thought it could not get any worse


British Petroleum and government disaster-relief agencies are using a toxic chemical (Corexit 9500) to disperse oil in the Gulf of Mexico, even though a better alternative appears to be available.

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Why one citizen will be voting Democratic this year

miasmo at Open Left

"Yay! I voted for the shit sandwich instead of the arsenic burger!"

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Newsweek up for sale

Media Matters for America is reporting the Newsweek is up for sale. Maybe Al Gore will buy it and we can have a real news magazine. Read more about Newsweek up for sale

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Single payer candidate wins in North Carolina

Single-Payer Candidate Wins NC Primary

North Carolina house candidate Marcus Brandon defeated a 30-year incumbent tonight, by 60% to 40%, to become the Democratic nominee in an overwhelmingly Democratic district in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Brandon has pledged to introduce a bill to create single-payer healthcare in North Carolina, and now he'll be able to do it.

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Peter Schurman for Governor of California

Vote for Peter Schurman in the Democratic primary in the California gubernatorial race.

Our health care system is a mess. The problem is the health insurance companies. They are parasites, sucking up massive sums of money, and giving us paperwork, rate hikes, and denials of coverage in return. Although President Obama's new health care law reins in some of their worst abuses, it also perpetuates the problem, by forcing us to buy their inadequate products, and offering no other option.

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Today in bait and switch


So, the FCC tries to regulate Broadband, and the courts turns them back. Instead of asserting greater authority to regulate the Internet by reclassifying broadband as a "Title II" service, they are just going to give up.

Get the feeling that this was the plan all along? Read more about Today in bait and switch


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