Category: National

ANALYSIS: President Santorum Would Be Insurers’ Best Buddy

I don’t expect that Rick Santorum will be our next president, despite his near-win in Iowa and likely a decent showing in tomorrow’s New Hampshire primary. I’m pretty certain that when more voters become aware of his views and voting record, Santorum will join Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty as former contenders for the GOP nomination.

U.S. Economy Added 200,000 Jobs In December

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s economy added 200,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate, at 8.5 percent, continued to trend down, according to data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics today. Job gains occurred in transportation and warehousing, retail trade, manufacturing, health care, and mining.

Proposed Amendment To End Corruption Gains Backing

On Wednesday, California and New York City lawmakers introduced resolutions calling for a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s controversial 2010 Citizens United decision which characterized political spending as free speech and paved the way for unlimited corporate spending on election campaigns.