Italy’s Baa2 Outlook Changed to Stable from Negative by Moody’s – Businessweek

BusinessweekItaly’s credit rating outlook was changed to stable from negative by Moody’s Investors Service, which cited the government’s financial strength and reduction of risks from contingent liabilities. Moody’s also affirmed … Read More

Treasuries Rise as Letta Resignation in Italy Drives Safety Bid – Bloomberg

BloombergTreasuries rose for a second day after Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said he plans to quit, spurring investor appetite for the relative safety of U.S. debt. It will now … Read More

Done deal: Masahiro Tanaka to Yankees for $155 million – USA TODAY

USA TODAYMasahiro Tanaka is headed to the New York Yankees, who are once again spending money with the determination of years past. Tanaka, the prize of this winter’s free agent … Read More

White House Press Secretary Briefing, Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 16, 2013 PRESS BRIEFING BY PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY James S. Brady Press Briefing Room *See insert below … Read More

Van Jones Beats Ted Cruz On Obamacare On CNN’s Crossfire

Van Jones beats Ted Cruz on Crossfire? True. Van Jones, who’s a well-known name in Oakland, having co-founded three Oakland and San Francisco Bay Area non-profits the Ella Baker Center … Read More

President Obama Press Conference On Government Shutdown: Transcript

President Barack Obama said that he had a chance to speak with House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday morning and said “and I told him what I’ve been saying publicly, that … Read More

Government Shutdown Day 3: White House Press Conference Transcript

This is a transcript of the White House Press Conference with Obama Press Secretary Jay Carney, held on October 3rd, the third day of the Government Shutdown. THE WHITE HOUSE … Read More

White House Press Conference Transcript On Government Shutdown Day One

This White House Press Conference Transcript came from the White House at 7:51 PM EST Wednesday, October 2nd, the first full day of the Government Shutdown. THE WHITE HOUSE Office … Read More

President Obama Can Halt Military Sequestration, FYI SE Cupp

Note to conservatives and to Senator John McCain: President Obama can halt sequestration. It’s amazing how many times members of the media and even Congress prove that they don’t read … Read More

Oakland Mayor Quan, Barbara Parker Let Warriors Plan Move To SF While Owing $95 Mil

Warriors planning move to San Francisco from Oakland. This is the kind of thing John Russo would have worked to prevent if he were City Attorney: The Golden State Warriors, … Read More

Standard And Poors Blames U.S. Credit Rating Reduction On Republicans

“Standard And Poors Blames U.S. Credit Rating Reduction On Republicans.” The title above may upset some conservatives and of course those who consider themselves Republican, but it’s true. Standard And … Read More