This week, Michael, and Dale talk about the week’s events. The podcast can be found on Stitcher here . Please remember the feed may take a couple of hours to update after this is first posted. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes, you can subscribe at Stitcher . And, of course, for you newsreader subscriber types, our podcast RSS Feed is here .
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June 19, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News
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Eligibility for subsidies in question.
(This screen cap done at 9:00 AM CST 15 June, 2014) We’ve known that the New York Times has been part of the palace guard for Democrats for quite a while.* But this is a new low. If 18 minutes of lost taped conversations in Nixon’s White House is good for weeks of coverage, surely close to two years of lost emails from someone accused targeting the president’s political opponents is even more important. The story has been on the networks’ web sites since Friday (NBC, CBS, Fox) plus outlets like Forbes, the Fiscal Times, and lots of others. Given that, no serious, objective media outlet would ever ignore the lost IRS email story for two …
Democrats are keeping up their election-year drumbeat on student loan rates, scheduling a Senate vote to debate legislation allowing students to refinance their debt at lower rates.
June 11, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News
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The Commerce Department’s first revision of 1st Quarter GDP was revised down to a -1.0% annualized decline. The GDP price index was unchanged at a 1.3% annualized increase. The pending home sales index rose 0.4% to 97.8 in April. Weekly initial jobless claims fell 27,000 to 300,000. The 4-week average fell 11,250 to 311,500. Continuing claims fell 17,000 to 2.631 million. The Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index fell -0.8 points to 33.3 in the latest week, the lowest level since November 2013. The Fed’s balance sheet fell $-4.9 billion last week, with total assets of $4.322 trillion. Total
It’s a light week for economic data. Only weekly retail sales numbers are on tap for today. ICSC-Goldman reports weekly retail sales down -1.3%, and up only 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. Redbook reports a 3.9% increase in retail sales over last year, which is also slowing from last week. Dale’s social media profiles: Twitter | Facebook | Google+
This week, Bruce, Michael, and Dale talk about Ukraine, the Bundy case in Nevada, and the increasing arbitrariness of the Federal government. The podcast can be found on Stitcher here . Please remember the feed may take a couple of hours to update after this is first posted. As a reminder, if you are an iTunes user, don’t forget to subscribe to the QandO podcast, Observations, through iTunes. For those of you who don’t have iTunes,
Trying to understand and recognize the lies in government budgeting and shutdowns.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Tuesday harshly criticized two Republican gubernatorial candidates who say the state should walk away from the 38 Studios debt, calling them “unfit” for the office.
May 13, 2014 | Posted in Breaking News
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