Xavier Becerra

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Although I disagreed in concept with the super committee, I realized that this present group of lawmakers couldn't be trusted to do what was right for America and needed to be insulated from the heat of a tough decision. But then a friend pointed out to me that it is easier to buy 12 than the combined 535 Members of the House and Senate.... touché my friend. K Street always, always beats Main Street. from today's NYT related post Read More

Lets take a look at some of those chosen to lead us out of this crisis. Jon Kyl

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Jon Kyl earned a law degree from the University of Arizona's James E Rogers College of Law. A second generation politician, Kyl was a lobbyist before being elected to the house in 1986. He served in congress until 1995 when he won election to the US Senate. He is ranked as the 4th most conservative senator by the National Journal and has signed the no tax pledge (which makes you wonder how he will compromise with six democrats.) Kyl's  staunch pro life views landed him in the news recently when he went on the house floor and claimed that performing abortions is "well over 90 percent of wha ...

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Philip Levine

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Forged in industrial Detroit, the Pulitzer Prize winning, workingman's poet is named United States Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress. from today's NYT Library of Congress resources I liked this snippet from a 1994 Los Angeles Times article: An amateur boxer, Levine enjoyed physical work at first. He believed working with his hands would leave his mind f ...

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Henry Paulson

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Henry Paulson points to the fact that the panic has led to a flight to quality, which in spite of the S&P downgrade, is US Treasuries. But, even though he's bullish on the long term prospects of the US, he also admits that there is a need for structural change and doesn't believe the current players in Washington are capable. Read related post ...

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Andy Serkis

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From major motion pictures to the gaming industry, British actor Andy Serkis has carved out a niche market of performance capture acting. A trained visual artist, Serkis has earned critical acclaim for his award winning role as Gollum in The Lord of the Rings, has helped to bring video games to life and you can see him play Caesar in Rise of the Planet of the Apes opening this weekend. Watch Serkis talk about his process http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkQcJTkD9Ys ...

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