President Obama finally points to the American economic ‘Resurgence’

“The six years since the financial crisis have demanded hard work and sacrifice on everyone’s part,” Obama said. “But as a country, we have every right to be proud of what we’ve got to show for it.

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California will allow licenses for undocumented immigrants…

California will become the most populous of the 10 states that grant such licenses; the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico issue them as well…….

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Open Thread for December 19, 2014…No Drama Obama?…

Not the story anymore , eh?

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Back To The Future: Bush V Clinton 2016…The OligarchKings….

Posted by David Macadam @ The Oligarchkings…. Picture credit: Jeb Bush Facebook The Internet, and Politico’s round the world today exploded with delight (even I received calls while driving) that Jeb has actually, finally, decided to do what The Oligarch Kings …

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The 2014 Aviation Week best Photo’s…..

An Airbus A-330 departs while an Airbus A-380 flows close behind on the same runway for a landing….

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National Labor Board slams McDonald’s….

NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin, who acts as a sort of prosecutor, may issue legal complaints against any business, including a franchisee. In July Griffin drew considerable consternation from McDonald’s and other franchisors when he determined that the McDonald’s corporation could be named a “joint employer” in such complaints.

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That Tax return from the IRS might be slow in coming next year….

“Everybody’s return will get processed,” Koskinen said at a news conference. “But people have gotten very used to being able to file their return and quickly get a refund. This year we may not have the resources.”

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Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest 12/19/14….Blake Farenthold’s problems may only be just beginning

TX-27:…… Farenthold’s luck may finally have run out….

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With Oil prices coming down could Texas catch an economic cold?

“As we weigh the evidence, we think Texas will, at the least, have a rough 2015 ahead, and is at risk of slipping into a regional recession,” Michael Feroli said in a note to clients……

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Republican 2016 Presidential Sweepstakes…Carly Fiorina

“Look, I think it would be great if we had female candidates—or candidate,” Fiorina told National Journal earlier this year.

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Political Roundup for December 19th, 2014…Pennsylvania does NOT follow NY in No Fracking….Red Racing Horses….

PA-Gov: Incoming Governor Tom Wolf (D) has reiterated his support for fracking following Andrew Cuomo’s (D) ban in neighboring New York.

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FBI acknowledges Sony attack tied to North Korea….

So?

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Could President Obama’s Cuba move lose Florida for Hillary?

In fact, the move is expected to be a financial boon for the other side, with affluent Cuban American donors already talking about spending big sums to challenge politicians who side with Obama, and to support rivals who oppose normalization…..

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Nebraska and Oklahoma SUE Colorado to Stop their legal Marijuana Laws…

“Marijuana flows from this gap into neighboring states,” the suit says, undermining their marijuana bans, “draining their treasuries, and placing stress on their criminal justice systems.”

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Melissa Joan Hart…..Eleven years ago…..

I though we’d re-run this since she’s now doing commercials with Anthony Anderson for Wal-Mart….

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Secret Service review asks for significant change in the agency…

An independent panel is recommending deep changes at the Secret Service, including heightened security around the White House, calling the elite protective agency “an organization starved for leadership.’’

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