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  1. fogiv

    The Los Angeles Times is reporting that just hours after the United States Supreme Court huddled to decide whether it would take up the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas were honored at a dinner sponsored by the very law firm that will argue for the challengers in the case.

  2. HappyinVT

    Asked by the Post where he gets his foreign policy information, Cain pointed to meetings he has had with former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton.


    “What do I read on a daily basis?” Cain said. “Obviously I read newspaper publications. We read some of the stuff on the Web…”

    Pressed further, Cain elaborated that he reads the Wall Street Journal, USA Today and his local newspaper.

    “I also read some of the special bulletins that I get from the Republican National Committee, which summarize a lot of this stuff,” he said, before growing a little indignant at the line of questioning. “So trust me,” he said, before another questioner parried.

  3. Don’t let the GOP hear about it, they will all run over and stomp it to death.

    Stronger factories, lower prices lift economy

    U.S. manufacturing is recovering from a slump, and inflation may be peaking.

    Data issued Wednesday point to an economy growing slowly but steadily. Still, surging oil prices and a possible European recession threaten to drain the economy’s momentum.

    “The continued resilience of manufacturing is encouraging, since this should be the sector most exposed to the global economic slowdown,” said Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist with Capital Economics.

    Output at the nation’s factories, utilities and mines rose 0.7 percent last month, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday. It was the fastest growth in three months.

    Factory output, the largest component of industrial production, increased a solid 0.5 percent. That marked the fourth straight monthly gain. Factories made more trucks, electronics and business equipment.

    and, interestingly:

    Europe’s economy is barely growing, and sharp government spending cuts might tip it back into recession. If that happens, slowing output by U.S. manufacturers could hinder the broader economic recovery.

    That is of course the risk of lowering government spending during a recession. Sounds good – “don’t spend what you don’t have” – but it can often lead to just having even less.

  4. Sarea


    It’s also obvious that he never thought he’d get this far because he’s still acting like a novelty candidate.

  5. HappyinVT

    Cripes, you’d think teh google would have seen greatly increased traffic from Cain staffers in the last few days.

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