Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Congress and Wall Street Leaves American Workers Behind

Congress and Wall Street Leaves American Workers Behind

The big secret is out, overseas profits by American corporation is fueling the wall street recovery. That is why the recover has been jobless. Congress has also dumped on the American worker by refusing to extend unemployment benefits. This after bailing out Wall Street and the banks. Outside the CasinoAs hiring picks up for Wall Streeters, Main Street and its millions of unemployed are still hurting, and some are in desperate straits. (Herbert, NYT) * Automated Debt-Collection Lawsuits Engulf Courts (NYT) * Unemployment Extension Standoff To Continue For At Least Another Week * 60-Year-Old Couple Lose Their Jobs And Home

Mort Zuckerman: Obama Is Barely Treading Water
The president's problem is simple: the economy and jobs

Works Pay Again

Wall Street and the banks turns pensions into junk investments by dumping bad subprime mortgages into the pension funds and Bloomberg and the media respond with effort to cut pensions, by pointing out abuses City scrambles to cut pension bloat (NYP)

New Sign for Albany?
Pay to Play Albany Espada Defiant In Face Of Opposition From Fellow Dems (YNN) * Espada Vows To Remain In State Democratic Party * Dave's latest scandal Gov. Paterson says neither he nor his wife had any idea his administration had awarded her company a $297 million no-bid contract until reading about it in yesterday's Post.(NYP ED) * New OTB Chief Comes Under Fire (WSJ) * Gov. Paterson has been handing out $100,000/year "patronage posts" at the Parole Board just as he prepares to leave office, according to the Daily News (DN)

The house that Congressman Gregory Meeks bought thanks to a personal loan--a loan that has brought FBI scrutiny--is huge

Weiner Leads Money Chase U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner Weiner is carrying over $3.9 million from the city account he shelved when he chose not to challenge Bloomberg last year. (WSJ)

Mayor Reexamines Term Limits Stance (WSJ) * Charter commissioners seem to favor rescinding the third term extension

Bedbugs Close Down Part of Kings County Hospital (WSJ) * The Big Stinky: Ranking the worst-smelling spots in NYC (DN) * MTA To Hold Booth Attendant Hearings Tonight * Report: MTA Considers MetroCard Surcharge (Fox 5)

Mayor Holds Off On Signing Sound Permit Bill The annual "Seaside Summer Concert Series" on Coney Island is temporarily on hold, awaiting a decision from Mayor Bloomberg on whether to grant a sound permit. (NY1)

Son of Sam Makeover
Law and Order Backers Give ‘Son of Sam’ Image Makeover (NYT)* A Yellow Light to DNA Searches A DNA technique that involves tracking down relatives of convicted criminals has potential as a crime-fighting tool, but there must be safeguards to prevent abuse. (NYT) * City dishes out $300K in sexual harrasment suit against gay cop (DN) * Kelly: Stop-and-frisk bill imperils N.Y. (DN OpED)

Terrorism and Spys Stop stalling on 9/11 trial Attorney General Eric Holder is blaming "politics" for delaying Team Obama's decision on where to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed and his terrorist pals.(NYP ED) * U.S. Detains 12th Person in Spy Probe (WSJ) * Feds fear Al Qaeda-linked group may attack U.S. after Uganda * Time to stick 'dying' terrorist back in jail: pols (DN) * Ground Zero mosque opponents called to city meeting * Radical cleric puts cartoonist on execution hitlist (DN) *Jihad monkey! Monkey see, monkey kill. Taliban terrorists have a secret weapon to destroy the infidel American enemy — monkey marksmen (NYP) * 'It was the best of times, it was the worst of times' Smoldering spy-ring minx Anna Chapman has left her fans with this literary thoght (NYP) * Return 'sick' Lockerbie killer to Brit jail: Schumer (NYP) * East Africa terror arrests

Sarah Palin's comittee filing suggests 2012 presidential bid

Media and New Tech
Consumer Reports disses iPhone 4 reception * Fox News Tops CNN + MSNBC + HLN In Prime Time Friday * Mort Zuckerman Admits He Helped Write One Of Obama's Speeches