The day American shoppers lose their minds for moderately awesome, limited supply discounting is upon us! Black Friday is here, and some of the largest retailers across the country are following the annoyingly disturbing trend of opening their doors even earlier this year than the last.
The second round of open enrollment for Obamacare begins today, allowing those who didn't obtain health insurance last year the opportunity to get covered. If you are one of those individuals who didn't get health insurance during the first open enrollment, or if you are like me and want to search for new options, you have until February 15, 2015 to make your decision.
President Obama's deal with China to dramatically cut greenhouse gas emissions may go down as one of his lasting legacies once everything is said and done with his Administration. The deal, which was announced at a joint press conference, set far reaching goals of reducing carbon emissions that surprised most everyone over how much the two countries agreed to cut.
We have seen this story play out in countless midterm elections before. Members of the party the President belongs to run as far away from him as possible and members of the opposition try to tie members of the President's party to him at every turn.
Walmart, our nation's largest retailer, is cutting some 30,000 part-time employee's health care benefits, due to the rising costs for the company.
The instant access, video streaming juggernaut Netflix makes this claim on their YouTube homepage about their recent commitment and success with offering original content to subscribers: Netflix original series - The Future of Television is Here.
There has been a lot of talk about the FCC destroying net neutrality. How former lobbyists and council of Verizon and Comcast have made their way on to the board of the FCC and how they have started enacting policy to make net neutrality a thing of the past.
There is a lot of discussion (and confusion) over Internet Neutrality, or 'net neutrality' as it was coined back in 2003 by Columbia media law professor Tim Wu.
Congress’ abomination of a defense spending bill is all about pleasing weapons manufacturers and diverting funds to useless projects. Who says Democrats and Republicans can’t get along? This week president Obama signed a massive one-stop bill (a.k.a “Cromnibus”) that will keep the government funded until the end of the fiscal year. Among other things, the bill appropriates $1.1 trillion in funding—including over $550 billion for the Department of Defense.
The F-35 fighter is years behind schedule, hugely over budget, and plagued with problems.
The survey guidelines, questions and detailed results to the polling of 665 random Americans, done by 3 nonprofit companies, questioned in a new and innovative format on their positions in regards to what to do with our military budget: raise it, keep it the same, or cut it? Survey says...
While politicians, insiders and experts may be divided over how much the government should spend on the nation’s defense, there’s a surprising consensus among the public about what should be done: They want to cut spending far more deeply than either the Obama administration or the Republicans.
Leon Panetta says it would be a "mistake" for the U.S. military to take unilateral action in Syria to stop President Bashar Assad's bloody crackdown. John McCain and other conservatives disagree.
President Obama intends to clamp down on practices that have resulted in billions of dollars in cost overruns and delays in recent years, citing a Government Accountability Office study that found 95 major Defense Department weapons contracts were over budget by a total of $295 billion.
Liberal Legislation that Affects the Defense Industry
|02/05/11||Number of US and Russian strategic nuclear missile launchers reduced in half by 2017||New START Treaty|
|02/05/11||Number of US and Russian nuclear warheads deployed reduced by two-thirds by 2017 ||New START Treaty|
|05/22/09||Annual awards program established to recognize individuals and teams making significant contributions to improving efficiency of defense aquisition programs||Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform|
|05/22/09||Funding provided to hire and retain highly skilled specialists to assess the cost, schedule and applicability of proposed Defense Dept weapons systems||Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform|
|05/22/09||Oversight and audit required of those major defense programs experiencing cost overruns to determine if the programs are essential and cost-effective||Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform|
|05/22/09||Defense contractors prohibited from participating in both the systems engineering and the development /construction phases of the weapon systems ||Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform|
|05/22/09||Defense oversight council required to seek input from combat commanders in evaluating proposed weapons system capabilities and needs ||Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform|
|05/22/09||Independent cost assesessment director initiated to ensure that cost estimates for major Defense contracts are fair, reliable, and unbiased||Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform|
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