A group of wealthy Americans are marking the ten-year anniversary of the tax cuts signed into law by former President George W. Bush by calling for an end to the reductions for people making over $1 million. The group Patriotic Millionaires sent a video message to members of Congress Tuesday asking lawmakers to raise their taxes in order to help reduce the deficit. But Republican leaders have said any discussion about tax increases are a non-starter and Democratic support for the break has been solid.
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) clearly brought the scandal over his digital dalliances upon himself, but the media's coverage of the story from the moments after he sent that errant tweet has been orchestrated almost entirely by one person: conservative blog entrepreneur Andrew Breitbart.
Breitbart, the other famous guy at the center of this scandal, has made the scandal a national fixation.
An alternative to freezing or canning, making pickles is a great way to maximize an abundance of vegetables. I've used carrots in this recipe, but beets, sugar snap peas, pearl onions, cucumbers or even bell peppers are delicious as pickles. This recipe is for refrigerator pickles, which will keep up to 1 month in a tightly sealed jar in the fridge.
Makes 1 pint jar, easily doubled
1 pound small carrots, well-scrubbed with tops trimmed and discarded
I stared at the box brimming with vegetables, wondering what I'd gotten myself into. Unidentifiable greens, tiny round potatoes, a clutch of dirt-dusted, perfectly red radishes, a small container of wild strawberries — all this bounty was mine, if only I could figure out what to do with it.
Welcome to cooking from a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share. You might not always recognize every item in your weekly box, but it's almost certain to inspire.
At his joint appearance Tuesday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a reporter asked President Obama if he was worried about the U.S. economy shrinking again after the growth that followed the Great Recession, a so-called double-dip recession.
The president decided not to make huge news and send the global financial markets tumbling which would have happened if he had said something like "Yes, I'm petrified about another recession." For that, everyone with 401(k)s should thank him.
The U.S. and its allies are increasingly finding that one of the keys to building the Afghan Army is teaching its soldiers and officers to read and write, says the American general in charge of that training.
In a report submitted to the International Atomic Energy Agency, Japan said it was "unprepared" to handle the Fukushima disaster. The AP adds that in the report, Japan says that three of the reactors experienced a full meltdown, which means they likely "melted through the inner containment vessels, not just the core."
Essentially what this means is that things at the nuclear plant were worse than first reported. Here is the latest, including some of the highlights from the 750-page report: