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Is this good news or what? Can you believe that guy? Can you believe North Korea? and Kim Jong-il?

Clinton, U.S. journalists leave North Korea

Tue Aug 4, 2009 11:35pm EDT

By Jonathan Thatcher

[SEOUL (Reuters) – Former U.S. President Bill Clinton left North Korea on Wednesday with two American journalists whose release he secured in a meeting with the hermit state’s leader, possibly opening the way to direct nuclear disarmament talks….]

http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSTRE5735XL20090805

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Last week amendment S4980-4984, a bill submitted to prevent mortgage foreclosures and enhance mortgage credit availability, was defeated by this cast of characters. Senator Barbara Boxer had this to say:

Mortgage Modification Amendment Would Have Helped 385,000 California Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Thursday, April 30, 2009

[Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today spoke on the Senate floor in favor of an amendment that would have helped millions of at-risk homeowners avoid foreclosure by allowing bankruptcy judges to modify mortgage terms for primary residences.

Currently, bankruptcy judges are able to modify terms on loans for vacation homes, automobiles and other assets.  The measure, sponsored by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), failed by a vote of 45 to 51…]

http://boxer.senate.gov/news/releases/record.cfm?id=312331

So much for the loss of our homes. At the same time, despite our recent rain, we in California (more…)

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