Ben Bernanke was confirmed to a second term as Chairman of the Federal Reserve within the past hour. Here is the roll call vote to see how your Senator voted. Here are today's top stories on NetRight Nation and other relevant information:
Bernanke Confirmed As Chariman: Ben Bernanke has been confirmed to a second term in a 70-30 vote in the Senate. Roll call vote coming soon (we'll post it as soon as we have it). According to Michelle Malkin, seven Sanators switched their votes after the Cloture vote.
Earth to Obama: The American people simply do not matter to Barack Obama. He said so himself last night as he attempted his first State of the Union Address, declaring, "[W]hen I ran for president, I promised I wouldn't just do what was popular -- I would do what was necessary." This was a nice way of saying he had heard the overwhelming opposition to his Big Government agenda -- and he has decided to plow ahead anyway.
A Fond Farewell to Stuart Smalley: Well, it has finally happened. We all knew was inevitable – but it still comes as a shock. Air America has closed its doors.
Obama's Golden Opportunities an Anchor for the Dollar: President Obama has one opportunity born of this current economic crisis that he shouldn't waste; a crisis that could not have happened but for the mismanagement of monetary policy by the Fed and it's Chairman, Ben Bernanke. The President can right the fiasco that our modern day dalliance with a floating dollar has been. Now is the time to bring back the dollar's Golden anchor, and give Helicopter Ben his Golden Parachute.
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