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Watch live stream NBC News Facebook Debate on “Meet the Press” January 8, 2012 #NHDebate

Watch live stream NBC News Facebook Debate on “Meet the Press” January 8, 2012 #NHDebate 

Watch the NBC News Facebook Debate on “Meet the Press” January 8, 2012 #NHDebate here

via Watch the NBC News Facebook Debate on “Meet the Press” January 8, 2012 #NHDebate | Politisite.

Politisite Political Buzz – Top Stories Dec 20, 2011

English: Kim Jong-il's Signature

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Politisite Political Buzz

  1. Emergency Alert: Typhoon Sendong – Philippine Red Cross | Donate Now

  2. The death of North Korea Kim Jong-il obituary 金正日逝世讣告 – YouTube

  3. White House Statement on Death of North Korea Leader Kim Jong Il

  4. Tea Party Straw Poll Results

  5. North Korea’s “Dear Leader” Has Died at Age 70

via Politisite Breaking Political News, Debate Coverage, Election Results, Commentary and Analysis.

Congressman Thad McCotter to announce presidential bid July 2 | Politisite

@ThadMcCotter the Red Eye Rocker Republican is going to announce his Presidential Bid.  The late night folks will love him!  Clinton had his Sax, McCotter has a Guitar. Plus he has a Dry Humor that flows well.

Our take, McCotter will out intellectualize the Intellectuals on the GOP filed.  Newt, look out!

Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich. will launch his presidential campaign on July 2, making him the third sitting member of the House to run for the White House in 2012.

McCotter will make his bid official in his home state of Michigan, according to a knowledgable source in the campaign who declined to be identified.

via Congressman Thad McCotter to announce presidential bid July 2 | Politisite.

Geithner wants to leave Treasury After Debt Debate Deal | Politisite

No Deal Just leave!

Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he’s considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the national debt limit, according to three people familiar with the matter.

Geithner hasn’t made a final decision and won’t do so until the debt ceiling issue has been resolved, according to one of the people. All spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private discussions.

The Treasury secretary has said the U.S. risks defaulting on its obligations if Congress doesn’t raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by Aug. 2. The administration and congressional Republicans are at an impasse in negotiations to raise the limit, which also is tied to efforts to cut the nation’s long- term deficit.

Moody’s Investors Service said on June 2 it expects to place the U.S. government’s Aaa credit rating under review for a possible downgrade if there’s no progress on the debt limit by mid-July. Fitch Ratings said June 21 it would place the U.S. on a negative rating watch if no action is taken by Aug. 2.

via Geithner to Consider Leaving Treasury After Debt Debate – Bloomberg.

Geithner on the Way Out?

Anybody who suggested raising taxes on small business so the bloated government doesn’t have to shrink in size can’t get out the door fast enough.

No word yet on where Geithner might end up, but some of Obama’s economic team have instinctively returned to the university scene, which is the only place where their theories actually work.

via Michelle Malkin » Report: Geithner on the Way Out?.

via Politisite.

Are you focused on Weiner or 2012?

Editors Note By Albert N. Milliron

Congressman Anthony Weiner was a Democratic rock star not unlike the Young Bill Clinton or Barack Obama.  He was sure to be a shoe in for Mayor of New York City and even had some folks looking at him as a Democratic version of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

All that changed in a Flash, literally a flash of a camera that posted a view for all to see of a portion of a Congressman most are not interested in seeing.

Werner had a way with making proposed government cuts by Republicans look comical and ineffectual.  He often took to the floor and made fun of the GOP attempts to kill NPR’s Care Talk or sacrificing Big Bird.  He was fun to watch, even if you sat o the other side of the issues.

Maybe that is the reason right-wing blogs and commentators took so much joy watching him come down as news of his Twitter Sexting, phone sex, and chatting up a porn star came to light over the weekend.

Having a last name like ‘Weiner’ where the best fun off all, as those of us liked to use word play had a field day.  Political Pundits became political punsters and the hits just kept on coming.

But when it was all over, and the fun turned into the realization that Weiner is a Congressman representing the people of New York.  T became clear that he is just another politician to add to the list, both Democrat and Republican, that have failed the American people in fixing the problems that are the most important to Americans  in 2011:  The Economy, Jobs, the National Debt, failing Infrastructure, the role of Government, Education, Taxes, Entitlement programs and National Defense.

While Weiner was Sexting, Our Government is failing.  But what we did for a weekend was focus on the failing of a Congressman.  Maybe Weiner helped us in a way, like going to a movie when the world is falling apart outside the theater.

For whatever reason, it is time to return to what is important.  Whether Anthony Weiner should resign is not the question the Collective should be asking, that is for the people in the Ethics committee and the people in his district in New York. What we should be looking for is answers on our growing national debt, unemployment, etc.

I am reminded that all of us have personal failings, and it is always easier to point at the failings of others, but when it is all said and done, we must all look in the mirror and account for our own missteps.

It is time to get back on the road that leads to the recovery of America.  It is easy to focus on Congressman Weiner, but by doing so like peering through a pair of Binoculars, it defocuses on other things, things we need to be focused on like a laser beam.  That area of focus should be the 2012 Election.

via You Choose: Focus on Anthony Weiner, Defocus on the 2012 Election | Politisite.

Explosion at nuclear power station in quake-hit Fukushima

The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency confirms a report that an explosion occurred at a nuclear power station in quake-hit Fukushima Prefecture.

The power station operator Tokyo Electric Power Company told the agency that 4 people were injured.

Video of the reactor in question shows the outer wall of the building that houses the reactor has disappeared.

Prefectural authorities say the power company informed them that the ceiling of the building collapsed after an explosion.

via NHK WORLD English

Agency: Uranium fuel may be melting at reactor

The government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency
says 2 radioactive substances, cesium and radioactive iodine, have been
detected near the Number One reactor at the Fukushima Number One
nuclear power station.

The agency says this indicates that some of the metal containers of uranium fuel may have started melting.
The substances are produced by fuel fission.

via� Iron Mill News Service.

Wisconsin GOP strips public workers bargaining rights

Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats.

All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker’s so-called “budget repair bill”—a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall.

via  Big Government.

Capitol Chaos: Fitzgerald Statement on Senate’s Action

Wisconsin State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald issued the following statement regarding Senate Republicans’ vote to pass Governor Walker’s bill stripping most public employees of most collective bargaining rights:

“Before the election, the Democrats promised “adult leadership” in Madison.  Then a month and a half into session, the Senate Democrats fled the state instead of doing their job.

“In doing so, they have tarnished the very institution of the Wisconsin state Senate.  This is unacceptable.

“This afternoon, following a week and a half of line-by-line negotiation, Sen. Miller sent me a letter that offered three options: 1) keep collective bargaining as is with no changes, 2) take our counter-offer, which would keep collective bargaining as is with no changes, 3) or stop talking altogether.

“With that letter, I realized that we’re dealing with someone who is stalling indefinitely, and doesn’t have a plan or an intention to return.  His idea of compromise is “give me everything I want,” and the only negotiating he’s doing is through the media.

“Enough is enough.

via Capitol Chaos: Fitzgerald Statement on Senate’s Action .

via It is Over! Wisconsin GOP strips public workers bargaining rights | Politisite.