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2012 Plot Thickens as Roemer, Anderson Go 3rd Party

December 1, 2011
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2012 Plot Thickens as Roemer, Anderson Go 3rd Party

In a novel twist, GOP Presidential candidate Buddy Roemer announced Nov. 30 that he is seeking the Americans Elect nomination as a backup for his ongoing Republican race. The former Louisiana governor suggested that Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman would be his ideal running-mate, although there’s no public indication that Democrat-turned Independent Lieberman has decided...

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Government Pensions Resist Rule Change Requiring Listing Real Value Of Assets

November 22, 2011
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“U.S. public pension systems, facing as much as $3 trillion in unfunded promises to current and future retirees, are resisting proposed new standards that might double their funding deficits,” says Bloomberg News of local and state pension liabilities. “Investment losses in 2008 and 2009 left state and local pensions with $3.6 trillion in unfunded...

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