During the summer, Capital One bought out and took over ING Direct and HSBC’s credit card business. In a deal with the State of Delaware, Capital One will get more than $5.5 million from Delaware’s Strategic Fund and a tax rebate up to $1.5 million for creating 500 jobs in the state by 2013. I guess I can live with that.
“Has anybody been watching the debates lately? You’ve got a governor whose state is on fire denying climate change. It’s true. You’ve got audiences cheering at the prospect of somebody dying because they don’t have health care and booing a service member in Iraq because they’re gay.”– President Obama, quoted at a Sunday night fundraiser, slamming Rick Perry and the Republican debates audiences.
“The alternative I think is an approach to government that would fundamentally cripple America in meeting the challenges of the 21st Century and that’s not the kind of society that I want to bequeath to Malia and Sasha, and your children and your grandchildren.”– President Obama, quoted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, saying that electing a Republican president in 2012 “would deeply hurt the country.”
A new Roanoke College poll in Virginia finds the U.S. Senate race is a statistical dead heat with George Allen (R) edging Tim Kaine (D) by three points, 42% to 39% with 19% undecided.