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CERF's Economic Policy Plan CERF's Economic Policy Plan
Here at California Lutheran University's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting, we think that each presidential candidate does have an economic plan. But it is a bit difficult to discern the policy under all the campaign noise. Then there is the problem of the truth. When out of office, each party claims to be the protector of the public purse. Each accuses the other of running deficits, and both are right about this. Except for a brief respite at the end of the 1990s, deficit spending has been...
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275 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 10/16/2012 10:38:15 PM

Merkel Questions Russia’s Human Rights Record Merkel Questions Russia’s Human Rights Record
— Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed criticism from German Chancellor Angela Merkel on his country's human rights record.  Putin met with Merkel Friday at a Russian-German business forum in Moscow.  Last week, before Merkel traveled to Russia, Germany’s parliament passed a resolution that linked a crackdown on freedoms here to Putin’s unprecedented third term as president.  As a result, parliament asked Merkel to take a tough stance with Putin on Russia's human rights record.Merkel followed...
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275 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/16/2012 4:08:46 PM

Congo, Mali to Dominate US-AU Talks in Washington Congo, Mali to Dominate US-AU Talks in Washington
STATE DEPARTMENT — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and African Union chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma meet in Washington Wednesday for talks that are expected to focus on rebels in eastern Congo and terrorists in northern Mali.    U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Johnnie Carson will join Wednesday's meetings at the State Department, having just returned from talks with Congolese President Joseph Kabila and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni about ending a rebellion in...
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275 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 11/27/2012 5:11:53 PM

Sen. DeMint Resigning To Head Conservative Group Sen. DeMint Resigning To Head Conservative Group
COLUMBIA, S.C. December 6, 2012, 03:47 pm ET COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says she will not appoint herself to replace outgoing Republican U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint. The Republican governor took questions from callers on WORD-FM on Thursday. She promised to appoint someone who would fight for conservative ideas. Haley says she had no timetable to announce her pick to replace DeMint, but says she will not drag the decision out. She also didn't mention whether she is supporting...
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Snow-Savvy Midwest Cities Breaking No-Snow Records Snow-Savvy Midwest Cities Breaking No-Snow Records
DES MOINES, Iowa December 7, 2012, 06:58 am ET DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — No snow boots needed in Milwaukee. Chicago commuters aren't dodging knee-deep snow drifts frozen along city sidewalks. And children in Des Moines are settling for ice shavings dumped from a Zamboni. Many cities in the Midwest haven't seen any decent snow this season — and some are even setting records for the number of days without it, in part because last winter was so mild and any precipitation that does fall gets soaked into...
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275 Hits, 0 Comments, Added On 12/7/2012 4:58:29 AM

Tribal Coalition Report Finds South Dakota 'Willfully' Violated Child Welfare Law Tribal Coalition Report Finds South Dakota 'Willfully' Violated Child Welfare Law
South Dakota's foster care system "systematically violated the spirit and the letter" of a law meant to protect Native American children, a coalition of tribal directors from the state's nine Sioux tribes said in a report released Thursday night. The report comes a year after NPR aired a series questioning whether the law was being enforced. Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families The 30-year-old Indian Child Welfare Act says native children must be placed with relatives or their tribes...
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275 Hits, 2 Comments, Added On 11/30/2012 4:24:00 PM

Latinos Take On Bigger Role In Obama Inauguration Latinos Take On Bigger Role In Obama Inauguration
WASHINGTON (AP) — Latinos are taking a more prominent role in President Barack Obama's second inauguration, from the first Hispanic Supreme Court justice swearing in the vice president to a star-studded concert celebrating Latino culture. Eva Longoria, a co-chairwoman for Obama's campaign, hosted "Latino Inaugural 2013: In Performance at the Kennedy Center" as a salute to the president Sunday evening ahead of his public swearing-in Monday. Jose Feliciano, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno and Latin pop star...
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Turkey Vows Action After Syria Downs Jet Turkey Vows Action After Syria Downs Jet
Turkey will take retaliatory steps against Syria for the downing of one of its military jets, President Abdullah Gul said Saturday, even as he suggested that the aircraft may have violated Syrian airspace. It was not clear if Gul was suggesting military retaliation, increased sanctions against Syria or other possible steps, including demands for an apology, and his aide would not comment on his words. But Faruk Celik, Turkey's Labor and Social Security Minister, said Turkey would retaliate "either in...
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Teachers Go On Strike in Chicago Teachers Go On Strike in Chicago
CHICAGO — Some 29,000 teachers and support staff in the Midwest U.S. city of Chicago, Illinois are on strike, upset over reforms proposed by Mayor Rahm Emmanuel.  The dispute between the city and teachers' union centers on pay and benefits, as Chicago Public Schools, also known as CPS, faces a $3 billion budget deficit over the next three years.    After failing to reach an agreement during weekend meetings described as “intense,” the Chicago Teachers Union walked off the job Monday, leaving the parents...
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Players get more pleasure from motion-based video games Players get more pleasure from motion-based video games
ScienceDaily (Mar. 7, 2012) — The newest motion-based video games -- which are more interactive than standard video game systems with gamepads -- are more realistic, give a greater sense of "being there" and are more enjoyable, according to findings by communications studies researchers at Baylor University. See Also: Detectors Engineering Electronics Video Games Artificial Intelligence Communications Massively multiplayer online game Virtual reality Computer and video games Application...
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