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Huckabee shows a self-deprecating sense of humor about the mathematical impossibility of him winning the Republican nomination.

Congress and the White House recently settled on an economic stimulus package with unusual speed, pushing the throttle to pull the economy out of a nosedive. Is this just election-year grandstanding, or does economic stimulus really work? And if it can work, what works best?

To me this entire effort is an attempt to prevent the economy from tanking *until* the current administration is out of office. In another report I recently came across suggests the funds being sent to American citizens are not vouchers, but merely an advance on the 2008 tax refunds. If true, this is an egregious form of smoke and mirrors coming from the government. And if also if true, it really makes one wonder what the complexity of the other schemes they’ve hatched are.

Also recently released was a video of Donald Rumsfeld on September 10, 2001 stating the the Pentagon could not account for over some astounding number as $1 billion dollars of the annual budget, they simply had no accounting of it. A government accountant has also raised this issue, but unfortunately, it seems to be simply swept under a giant elephant in the room.

When is this going to change?

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The more complicated truth on campaign contributions. This election cycle is sure heating up. What is interesting to me is that the electoral process itself has had a huge flood-light shining on it. The uptick in election transparency is bringing to light some of the changes to the political process that have been created by the parties (namely the democrats) with their use of the so-called “Super Delegates”… They have effectively put themselves into a position of being able to manipulate the public’s consensus on a viable general election candidate.

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Olbermann generally presents a condescending view of the current administration. In this piece, he unveils an impressively detailed time-line called “The Nexus of Politics and Terror,” documenting the Bush administration’s exploitation of fear and terror threats for political gain. “What we were told about terror, and not told, for security reasons, has overlapped considerably with what we were told about terror, and not told, for political reasons.”

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