CNN Political Ticker: Obama calls Bush →
Barack Obama called President Bush Tuesday morning to discuss the economic bailout bill, campaign advisor Robert Gibbs said. The two spoke about the need to push for a package that Congress can agree on, Gibbs also said. Obama also raised his proposal to raise the amount of money the government insures in bank accounts from $100,000 to $250,000. Obama believes “that such a proposal can...
BREAKING NEWS OR USELESS RUMOR?: Is the Apple TV... →
We just got an e-mail from an anonymous Apple reseller, stating that they received an e-mail from Apple with instructions to remove all Apple TV displays and literature and to destroy them (which I assume means throw away the literature, send back the Apple TVs) by September 30, 2008 at 5 PM. Additionally, the e-mail says that there will be a webcast “kick off” on September 30....
iTunes Visualizer Pacifies Baby?
Random Sarah » New google maps feature
Facebook’s Got a New iPhone App, Homepage -... →
I have to put this on my phone, but I don’t have to like it. I have the same love for Facebook that I have for a copy of the phone book. -Shane
I agree with you, Dad. In fact, I think we ALL need an insurance pool of about...– Shane
The problem with your high insurance costs is that you need a bigger and younger...– Shane’s Dad
NBC Decision on Meet the Press Host by Early... →
Sometime between Election Day and early December, NBC News will make a final decision about who will replace Tim Russert and his interim successor, Tom Brokaw, at the helm of “Meet the Press,” Steve Capus, the president of NBC News, said in an interview. Mr. Capus refused to characterize the network’s intentions. But it is leaning toward an ensemble of hosts that would be led by Chuck Todd, NBC’s...
Feds OK Cap Metro's passenger rail cars →
Federal regulators are no longer standing in the way of Capital Metro opening its passenger rail line. March is the likely opening date now for the Leander-to-downtown Austin rail project, about a year later than original estimates. One of the feared reasons for delay — a lack of federal permission — was cleared up Monday.
Analysts Downgrade AAPL, Apple Stock Dives Over... →
As reported by The Wall Street Journal, RBC Capital Market and Morgan Stanley both downgraded Apple’s value from bullish “outperform” or “overweight” to more neutral “sector perform” or “equal weight”. Both cited concerns that Apple may not be able to maintain its traditionally high margins in the face of decreased consumer electronics spending...
Dow Suffers Worst Point Drop Ever - CNN.com →
Stocks skidded Monday afternoon, with the Dow’s nearly 778-point drop being the worst single-day point loss ever, after the House rejected the government’s $700 billion bank bailout plan.
Verizon iPhone in 2009 Unlikely - Mac Rumors →
In exchange for its payout, AT&T got a year extension, into 2010, on its exclusive distribution deal with Apple, people familiar with the matter say. Sources asked to not be named because the terms are confidential.
If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who...– Paul Newman (via rulesformyunbornson)
House Rejects Bailout Package, 228-205; Stocks... →
As of 2PM, the Dow is down more that 560 points on news of failed bid to pass $700 Billion Wall Street bailout. -Shane
ACL Festival Coverage via @overprocessed →
Twitter friend @overprocessed wrote some great blog entries about his experience at the ACL Fest this weekend. Check them out.
$700 Billion Bailout Bill - PDF →
Here is a draft copy of the Government Bailout Bill. You can read it for yourself. I wonder how many legislators have actually read it?
Twitter Blog: Trends: Feel the Boo hoo? →
Here’s a quick look at today’s trending topics. WaMu is today’s top trend as folks with accounts share their anxiety, twitter about the takeover, and wonder what’s next. ACL is picking up as people gear up for the Austin City Limits music festival (and watch workers swap the WaMu sign for Chase.) Miss Teen USA trends as people pass around a link to the YouTube video...
Where NFL stands at the quarter pole - Peter... →
The NFL at the Quarter Pole teaches us one thing, and it’s the same thing the league teaches us every year but we always refuse to learn.
FanNation |About those Cowher-to-Browns... →
The Internet speculation about Bill Cowher coming to the Browns during the bye week is ridiculous. If you are Cowher, you don’t take over a team in the middle of a losing season
If we don’t pass it, we shouldn’t be a Congress– Republican Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire
Bailout Plan in Hand, House Braces for Tough Vote... →
The House braced for a difficult vote set for Monday on a $700 billion rescue of the financial industry after a weekend of tense negotiations produced a plan that Congressional leaders portrayed as greatly strengthened by new taxpayer safeguards.
The breakthrough between Congress and the Administration is the culmination of a...– Barack Obama
Anatomy of an Apple rumor: ‘The Brick’ - Apple... →
So what’s on their wish list? A sampling of what some have suggested the Brick might be: An Apple TV with a built-in Blu-Ray disk, TV receiver, digital TV recorder and its own App store (link) A new Apple-branded gaming system (link) A Time Capsule with “smarts” that functions as an iTunes server (link) A redesigned and much more powerful Mac Mini (link) The announcement that Apple has...
Breakthrough Reached in Negotiations on Bailout -... →
Congressional leaders and the Bush administration reached a tentative agreement early Sunday on what may become the largest financial bailout in American history, authorizing the Treasury to purchase $700 billion in troubled debt from ailing firms in an extraordinary intervention to prevent widespread economic collapse.
For McCain and Team, a Host of Ties to Gambling -... →
A lifelong gambler, Mr. McCain takes risks, both on and off the craps table. He was throwing dice that night not long after his failed 2000 presidential bid, in which he was skewered by theRepublican Party’s evangelical base, opponents of gambling. Mr. McCain was betting at a casino he oversaw as a member of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, and he was doing so with the lobbyist who represents...
Vampire Weekend ready to sink teeth into new... →
Selling 300,000 albums in 2008 is not bad at all. Selling 300,000 albums on an indie label that didn’t try to push any of your songs to radio in 2008 is downright impressive.
Vampire Weekend at ACL 2008
S.E.C. Concedes Oversight Flaws Fueled Collapse -... →
The chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, a longtime proponent of deregulation, acknowledged on Friday that failures in a voluntary supervision program for Wall Street’s largest investment banks had contributed to the global financial crisis, and he abruptly shut the program down.
YTMND - John McCain's talks about his military... →
I could not stop laughing! - Shane
Update: CNN’s poll has all Obama winning overall, on the economy and on Iraq: Who Did the Best Job In the Debate? Obama 51% McCain 38% Who Would Better Handle Economy? Obama 58% McCain 37% Who Would Better Handle Iraq? Obama 52% McCain 47%
Palin Problem by Kathleen Parker on National... →
Only Palin can save McCain, her party, and the country she loves. She can bow out for personal reasons, perhaps because she wants to spend more time with her newborn. No one would criticize a mother who puts her family first.
Palin Won’t Spin for McCain - The Caucus Blog -... →
After Barack Obama and John McCain stop talking on the debate stage Friday night, their surrogates will start spinning. But one high-profile supporter of Mr. McCain will be missing: his running mate Sarah Palin.
I thought Obama clearly did better. I thought he had a chance to show that he...– Mark Halperin on PBS