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Obama On The Auto Bailout

  • 11:28 am Friday, December 19th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

The following statement was released from President Elect Barack Obama on his reaction to the $17.4 billion auto bailout plan announced today by President Bush: “Today’s actions are a necessary step to help avoid a collapse in our auto industry that would have devastating consequences for our economy and our …

GM and Chrysler Get Some Dough

  • 10:46 am Friday, December 19th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

After a lot of hemming and hawing, President Bush came through for two US automakers today, extending $17.4 billion in emergency loans to keep General Motors and Chrysler from going belly up. It was a move that President Bush said he would not have made if the economy was doing …

A Managed Bankruptcy?

  • 9:20 pm Thursday, December 18th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

As we wait another day to see if there is going to be a deal between the White House and two US automakers, an interesting idea was put up front and center by the Bush Administration. We’ve all heard the Big Three US automakers say there is no way they …

Last Minute Political Shopping

  • 8:41 pm Thursday, December 18th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

You have to hand it to both parties these days, they are coming up with a myriad of ways for you to express your political sentiments, even when there’s no election in sight. You probably remember the Barack Obama Limited Edition Holiday Mug earlier this month.  Well, I didn’t act …

Who Says Your Vote Doesn’t Count

  • 7:23 pm Thursday, December 18th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

One thing I’ve really come to dislike in my 25 years of reporting is when I hear people say they didn’t vote, because their vote “doesn’t matter.”  Tell that to the State of Minnesota. After a third day of reviewing disputed ballots in the Senate race between GOP incumbent Norm …

The Obama Citizenship Conspiracy, Part 3

  • 11:22 pm Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

My email inbox is still smoldering from my blogs the last two days on the Conspiracy Theory that Barack Obama is not a US citizen.  So, let’s do it again. First, we should talk about the real news that occurred on Wednesday, as Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy rejected two more …

The Squeeze Is On

  • 9:03 pm Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

I was wondering how long it would take U.S. automakers to start taking some drastic moves to save their companies, after talking for weeks about how bad their financial outlook was. We may finally be seeing some of those near desperate moves. Chrysler – which said it needed $7 billion …

A Big Stimulus Package

  • 8:42 pm Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

The leaks on Capitol Hill over the past day plus are that Barack Obama is thinking very big when it comes to an economic recovery plan, maybe as much as $850 billion or more. While that may sound like a lot of money (and it is) there are a group …

Inaugural Program Announced

  • 8:30 pm Wednesday, December 17th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

The chieftains in charge of the Inauguration of Barack Obama as President of the United States have released their schedule for the January 20th event. The order of the program will be as follows: Musical SelectionsThe United States Marine Band Musical SelectionsThe San Francisco Boys Chorus and the San Francisco …

Inaugural Musings From DC

  • 1:47 pm Tuesday, December 16th, 2008 by Jamie Dupree

We’ve now moved under the five week mark until Inauguration Day on January 20, and this city is a hilarious combination of Fear and Loathing about the big day. One of my former Capitol Hill colleagues stopped by yesterday to give a visiting big shot reporter a quick in person …