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No Blank Check

Sam Stein

Dems: No Blank Check On Afghanistan Despite General Agreement With Obama | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democratic lawmakers stressed on Tuesday that there was no consensus on whether to hand President Obama a blank check to escalate the war in Afghanist...

No Blank Check for the IMF

Robert Weissman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Weissman

The IMF is forcing countries in financial distress to pursue contractionary policies -- exactly the opposite of the stimulative policies carried out by the rich countries (and supported by the IMF.)

Financial Bailout = Patriot Act Redux: Under Cover of Crisis, the Republic is Lost

Pete Cenedella | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Pete Cenedella

Forgive me if I smell a similar attempt by the Republicans to ram a lopsided, ready-made and offensive prescription down the throats of the American people under the cover of crisis.