MSM: Sworn Enemy Of America Kagan Confirmed As Supreme Court Nominee

(BBC) – The US Senate has confirmed Elena Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination, making her the third woman on the nine-member court and the fourth in history.

Five Republicans supported President Barack Obama’s pick, with Nebraskan Ben Nelson the only Democrat to oppose it.

Opponents said she would advocate for liberal policies from the bench and criticised her lack of judicial experience. Full story here.

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South Africa: When Liberation Means Enslavement

(GlobalResearch) – With only weeks to the start of one of the greatest sporting spectacles – the soccer World Cup – the organisers have an embarrassing problem on their hands. While millions of football fans across the globe will turn on their televisions to enjoy the contest, FIFA officials are worried that viewers may be distracted from the football action on the field by the lack of action in the stands. It is feared that the six purpose-built stadiums will be beamed around the world showing a conspicuous lack of spectators. The reason? Such is the poverty in the host nation – South Africa – that most of the population simply cannot afford to pay the entrance fee to see these games. Continue reading

Nelson offers war bonds bill

(OmahaWorldHerald) – In an attempt to help avoid sharp tax increases or increase foreign borrowing, Sen. Ben Nelson on Tuesday introduced the U.S. War Bonds Act of 2009. Continue reading

Obama and the fiscal crisis of the states

The class character of the Obama administration is clearly indicated by one statistic: President Obama has made available more than $12 trillion in cash infusions, loans and guarantees to the financial industry, but for state governments that are facing massive budget deficits, Obama has thus far provided only one quarter of 1 percent of that amount in federal stimulus funds—about $30 billion. Continue reading

MSM: Commercial Real Estate Lurks as Next Potential Mortgage Crisis

(WSJ) – Federal Reserve and Treasury officials are scrambling to prevent the commercial-real-estate sector from delivering a roundhouse punch to the U.S. economy just as it struggles to get up off the mat. Continue reading

Throw the Bums Out – All of Them, Senate Millionaires Kill Mortgage Assistance for Citizens

The United States Senate took a swipe at the spirit of May Day in a spectacular show of callous indifference when it voted down a bill to provide limited assistance to citizens at risk for losing their homes. Continue reading