Obama's AIG Panic: The AIG Beltway bonfire continued yesterday with the spectacle of Ed Liddy, AIG's government-appointed CEO, enduring the wrath of Congress for embarrassing the Members with post-bailout bonuses.
Energy Secretary Chu May Start a Trade War: When last we saw Secretary Chu, he wasn't quite sure he was part of the administration (that whole Senate confirmation and swearing in may have been an elaborate hoax or something). Good times, good times.
The Revenge of the Creature from Jekyll Island: Yesterday, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation numbers were released, and there may be a definitive trend developing. There was a .3 percent increase in January, and now a .4 percent increase in February on the heels of a 3.3 percent increase in the energy index. Gasoline prices rose some 8.3 percent.
Paid Outrage: AIG Bucks for then Senator Obama: Senator Barack Obama received a $101,332 bonus from American International Group in the form of political contributions according to Opensecrets.org. The two biggest Congressional recipients of bonuses from the A.I.G. are - Senators Chris Dodd and Senator Barack Obama.
Today's cartoon comes from the post, Bad Doggie.
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