Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Morning Newsdome: Hooray for tax cuts we didn't know we had!

Posted By on Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 10:41 AM

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>> Did anyone know that President Obama's stimulus package last year cut taxes for 95 percent of working families? We didn't either. No glory for you, Obama. (the New York Times)

>> After the federal government tried to stop her "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" injunction, Judge Virginia Phillips issued a new ruling yesterday rejecting the government's request. The Department of Justice said an immediate injunction would undermine a global survey figuring out how to allow "openly homosexual" soldiers to serve, but Phillips points out that she ordered the military to stop kicking out gays, not to stop them from creating a better policy. These soldier's sexual identities must be even more confused now after this back and forth, in and out of the closet. (the LA Times)

>> After reviewing 102,000 cases and not finding "a single example where a foreclosure proceeding was brought in error" (ahem), Bank of America is ending its nationwide foreclosure freeze and resuming in 23 states where a judge is required. Because every Bank of America customer knows that the bank has never made any mistakes. (AP)

>> After new services from some telecommunication companies like Verizon, AT&T and Comcast have caused technical problems for surveillance, law enforcement is pushing to require phone and broadband carriers to ensure their networks can be wiretapped. Big Brother is watching ... you text like a teenage girl. (the New York Times)

>> And finally: The United Arab Emirates' Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a man can beat his wife and kids, as long as he leaves no visible marks. Keep it to emotional scarring, people. (AP)

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