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Who Pays for the $700 Billion Bailout? You Already Know the Answer!

Updated: 11/21/2008 - Wall Street is nervous. Main Street is angry and Congress is, what else, busy playing the blame game. The Senate is expected to vote on a new version of the $700 billion bailout tonight (Wednesday). The move comes after the House’s stunning defeat of the Bush administration’s bailout proposal on Monday. That defeat prompted the blame game as members on both sides of the aisle started their political posturing. The bottom line, right now, voters don’t care about the politics. They care about their wallet, their life savings and their family’s future. It’s time Congress paid attention.

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Mountain News First at Four and Viewer Comments

Updated: 09/15/2008 - Two weeks ago WYMT launched Mountain News First at Four. I am happy to report the viewer feedback is positive. Many of you have told me this newscast fits better into your busy lifestyle. That’s one of the reasons we decided on a 4pm newscast. Still, I’ve had a lot of questions regarding the 4pm news. I thought this was a good place to clear up some of those questions.

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Media Bias and Double Standards

Updated: 09/09/2008 - The media's scrutiny of Sarah Palin is drawing fire from Republicans. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, once a rival for the GOP nomination, said the media’s coverage has been “tackier than a costume change at a Madonna concert.” Is the media treating Palin differently because she is a woman? Is there a double standard?

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From the Convention Floor With Mike Duncan

Updated: 09/04/2008 - Now that Hurricane Gustav has weakened, Republicans made the decision Tuesday morning to go forward with their convention program. This week we will continue our focus on the 2008 Presidential Race. The Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Mike Duncan, is blogging exclusively for WYMT from the convention floor. Mr. Ducan will share his insights and observations throughout the week.

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Republican National Convention

Updated: 09/01/2008 - The Republican National Convention opens Monday in Minneapolis, but all eyes are on Hurricane Gustav. New Orleans is literally a "ghost town" as tens of thousands flee to safety. No one wants to repeat the mistakes which happened three years ago during Hurricane Katrina. New Orleans undertook the largest evacuation in Louisiana's history. "Let's prepare for the worst, pray for the best", were the words from Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Today, John McCainn echoed those words as he cancelled most of Monday's opening day ceremonies. That was the right decision. I'm a political junkie, but this is not the time to talk about Republicans or Democrats. That debate can wait. Tonight, and for the next few days, it's time to pray for the safety of everyone in the path of Gustav.

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Welcome To My Notebook ... Democratic National Convention ... And Ferrell Wellman To Appear on Issues and Answers

Updated: 08/28/2008 - Welcome to my notebook. This is my first endeavor in to the wide world of blogging. We will talk a lot of politics. Remember, it is the "silly" season. We will also talk about the issues facing our region and what our elected officials are doing to address those problems. Plus, we'll try our best to answer your questions regarding WYMT and our news coverage.

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