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Merkel Bugged, Red Sox Curse

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Bugged: The US has been eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s personal cell phone since 2002, according to an article in Der Spiegel. The publication says Merkel’s phone has been on an NSA bug list since before she became chancellor …

They Say They’ll Fix It, Cold Case Files

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Promises, Promises: The White House promised that problems with the Healthcare.gov website will be fixed by Nov. 30th. One of the companies that designed the faulty system has been appointed to run the repairs. The government is under added pressure …

Listening to Friends, Wag the Finger

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friends: The Obama administration gave a shifty denial to German Chancellor Angela Merkel about monitoring her personal cell phone, according to the NY Times. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said the monitoring was not “currently” happening, but didn’t say it …

Don’t Blame Us, Re-trial for Skakel

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Don’t Blame Us: The computer contractors who built the Obamacare website dodged responsibility this morning for the system’s malfunctions. Cheryl Campbell, senior VP of Canadian company CGI Federal, told a congressional hearing that The White House is in charge as …

Obamacare Gets Doctor, Fresh Apples

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tron: The Administration has appointed an efficiency expert to fix the Obamacare website from the inside. Jeffrey Zients was first appointed in 2009 to the Office of Management and Budget to make federal agencies and departments run efficiently, and in …

Jobs Up, Website Down

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jobs: The unemployment rate dipped only slightly as the US economy added 148,000 jobs in September. The jobless rate fell from 7.3% in August to 7.2%, but the numbers were collected before the government shutdown. Stocks shot up this morning …

Computeracalypse, Cheney Has Heart

Monday, October 21, 2013

Glitchlock: The NY Times quotes computer experts saying that it could be mid-December before the Obamacare website problems are fixed and that’s after the deadline to buy medical insurance that starts in January. As many as 5 million lines of …

JP Morgan to Pay Billions, Grand Slam

Sunday, October 20, 2013

  Money, Money: JP Morgan Chase is considering a record $13 billion settlement with the Justice Department over its sale of bad mortgage securities. If it goes through, it would be the largest such settlement in US history. The settlement …

Saudis Reject Seat, Bourbon Caper

Saturday, October 19, 2013

World: Saudi Arabia stunned the UN and the diplomatic world by rejecting a long-desired seat on the Security Council as an act of protest against the UN’s failure to deal with major problems in the Middle East. High on Saudi …

Wag of the Finger, Taste of the Pork

Friday, October 18, 2013

Kick Butt: President Obama came out from the government shutdown yesterday to give Congress a scolding. In a morning speech he said, “to all my friends in Congress, understand that how business is done in this town has to change.” …