Friday, October 9, 2015

Who Is Still Running For Speaker Of The House?

The House of Representatives is in a state of total chaos, after the sudden withdrawal of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) from the race to become Speaker of the House. Who will get the job now? And who would even want it?

McCarthy, the onetime heir apparent, proceeded to ruin his chances after he publicly boasted as an accomplishment that the Benghazi investigation committee was put together in order to bring down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers.

McCarthy was also stymied by the continued renegade behavior of the House Freedom Caucus, a group of right-wing GOP members. It’s conceivable this group might have committed the nearly unprecedented act of refusing to vote for the Republican nominee on the House floor on account of the leadership’s refusal to trigger a government shutdown —a standoff that has brought the House GOP to the point of crisis.…

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Clinton Proposal Calls For Breakup Of ‘Too-Big-To-Fail’ Banks

By John McCrank

NEW YORK (Reuters) — U.S. Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton on Thursday introduced a plan to curb what she called Wall Street abuses, including a “risk fee” on the largest financial institutions and breaking up banks considered “too big to fail.”

Under the proposal, Clinton would charge a yearly “risk fee” on a sliding scale on the liabilities of banks with more than $50 billion in assets along with other institutions overseen by financial regulators, her campaign said.

The proposals also called for raising the fines that regulators could impose on corporations and their executives, and imposing a new tax on high-frequency trading (HFT).…

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Endorse This: What Ben Carson Actually Said To A Gunman


Ben Carson is in hot water after he blamed the victims of the Oregon mass shooting for not standing up to their attacker.

But it turns out, as Carson himself tells the story, he came face to face with an armed robber at a fast food joint — and he did even worse than the exact opposite of what he’s telling everyone else to do now.

Still, it’s interesting to imagine Ben Carson’s hostage negotiation method: “I believe that you want the guy behind the counter.”

Click above to give it a listen.

Audio via SiriusXM News & Issues.

Photo: U.S.

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