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An excerpt from Peter Schweizer's book 'Throw Them All Out'

An excerpt from Peter Schweizer's book 'Throw Them All Out'

11/17/11 06:19AM

Crisis for all, opportunity for someIn the summer and fall of 2008, the world economy hovered on the brink of catastrophe. A combination of too much bad debt and a burst housing market bubble threatened to push the American economy over the edge, with much of the rest of the world likely to follow. In Washington, D.C., dramatic and historic decisions involving trillions of dollars were made in rapid succession in an effort to contain the crisis. read more

Tina Brown: It's a mistake to think OWS will go away

11/16/11 03:00PM

Donny Deutsch: “I actually think Occupy Wall Street missed their window. It was catching steam; it was getting a lot of attention, and now two-thirds of Americans are against it, just like they’re against the Tea Party…and it’s just continued as a shapeless thing.”Tina Brown, Newsweek and the Daily Beast: “It went kind of stagnant without any ideas, but at the same time, of course, being driven out of the park may give them a bit more energy. I still don’t think the disgruntlement is going to go away, and I still think it’s going to gather steam in some other form. read more

Must Read Op-Eds for Wednesday, November 16, 2011

11/16/11 09:32AM

 PERRY, CAIN AND A PARADE OF PAINFUL MOMENTS  BY KATHLEEN PARKERWASHINGTON POST are not now presidential material. We may indeed overlook their faults, but we needn’t excuse what are more than mere lapses. Their lack of knowledge or recall suggests a lack of depth and an absence of seriousness. We expect more from those who pretend to the throne. And though Americans admire the self-made who have experienced ordinary life, most don’t want an ordinary person to lead the country. read more

Top Talker: Newt Gingrich's Past with Mortgage Lender Freddie Mac

11/16/11 09:23AM

As Newt Gingrich rises in the polls, there is increased scrutiny on his candidacy. Bloomberg News reports that Gingrich made at least  $1.6 million in consulting fees from two contracts with the mortgage lender Freddie Mac. Bloomberg reports that Gingrich was paid to consult the corporation on a program to expand home ownership. Gingrich maintains that he never lobbied for the company. read more

Morning Headlines: Wednesday, Nov. 16th

11/16/11 05:54AM

Here's a look at the stories we're following right now. What are you reading this morning?Occupy Wall Street pushes 'reset button'Defiant Berkeley protesters pitch tentsMcQueary: I did go to police about SanduskyWhite House window reportedly hit by bulletEnergy Dept. asked Solyndra to delay layoffs until after 2010 midtermsFacebook investigates gore, porn in newsfeedsObama insists US does not fear ChinaSuper committee co-chair says tax hikes won’t happenThe newest, latest from Rick PerryCain tries to move past the blundersSyria defectors 'attack military base in Harasta' read more

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