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Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Jobs for Artists … what’s on Obama’s agenda?

I spent a lot of time at Change.gov this morning, looking at Obama’s agenda for the next four years and, in general, agreeing with much of the direction he is proposing for the Obama/Biden Administration. There was, however, one area where I hoped to find a longer and more detailed commitment for the future and that is in “The Arts”.

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Cheney defends Gitmo prison, torture

The Guantanamo ‘war on terror’ detention center should remain open indefinitely, Vice President Richard Cheney told ABC News in an interview Monday, while also defending the harsh interrogation method known as waterboarding.

Cheney was asked when the detention camp at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba can be "responsibly" be shut down. "Well, I think that that would come with the end of the war on terror," he told ABC.

And when is that? "Well, nobody knows," Cheney said. "Nobody can specify that."

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When in doubt, slash interest rates

As unemployment rises painfully higher and nest eggs are shattered, the Federal Reserve is prepared slash a key interest rate — perhaps to an all-time low — in a desperate bid to stem the country’s economic slide.

With the Fed’s key rate dropping ever closer to zero, the central bank is moving into uncharted territory.

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White House to Detroit: Help is on the way

Detroit automakers, teetering on the brink of collapse, are receiving strong signals from the White House that short-term help is on the way while a key senator says the relief package could reach $15 billion for GM and Chrysler.

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Caroline Kennedy wants to be a senator

Caroline Kennedy told New York’s governor on Monday that she’s interested in the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her the highest-profile candidate to express a desire for the job. Democratic Gov. David Paterson will choose the replacement. "She told me she was interested in the position," Paterson said. "It’s not a campaign.

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Impeachment in Blago’s future?

Illinois lawmakers were unanimous on how they should handle disgraced Gov. Rod Blagojevich — potential impeachment. And the embattled Democrat signaled he isn’t going down without a fight.

Lawmakers Monday quickly shelved the idea of setting a special election where voters would fill the vacant Senate seat of President-elect Barack Obama — the seat the governor is accused of trying to sell before his arrest last week on federal corruption charges.

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