BY FRANK KEEGAN, National Editor, Watchdog.org
A new Census report on state and local pension plans shows they lost $179 billion even before stock, bond and real estate markets crashed. State and local pension plans lost $178.8 billion in value in the last full year of accounting before markets crashed and the recession hit, according to [...]
Every day, more and more newspapers are forced to shut their doors, leaving communities around the nation at a loss for quality news coverage. Many have suggested that government subsidizes are the solution, but government intervention will create greater problems then the struggling newspaper business is currently enduring.
This is especially true when better alternatives already [...]
Watch this video of Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.Va., as he discusses health insurance reform prior to the House vote on the Affordable Health Care for America, which was approved by a 220-215 vote Nov. 7, 2009.
(Hat tip West Virginia Blue)
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