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By The Dispatch On Friday, May 18th, 2018
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HHS files proposal to block federal funding for abortions, will cut $286 million in funds

The Trump administration is filing a proposal today to block facilities from receiving federal dollars for family planning if they are housed in the same building with organizations that provide abortions like Planned More...

By Butter Bracco On Friday, February 16th, 2018
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Planned Parenthood sues Trump administration over funding cuts to sex ed program which includes abortion

Planned Parenthood is suing the federal government for cutting funding for a sex education program started during the Obama administration: The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (TPP). The reported focus of the More...

By Robert Herriman On Sunday, January 28th, 2018
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Rand Paul introduces bill to redirect funds for Pakistan to fund infrastructure

Senator (Dr.) Rand Paul of Kentucky, a long time foe of foreign aid, introduced legislation to prohibit the Department of State and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) from sending American More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Democrats ‘lost the shutdown’ but attack the GOP with requests for more spending

While the polling on the government shutdown suggested that Democrats were poised to benefit politically from the latest battle in Washington, it was the American people who spoke and sent a different tune to More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Bernie Sanders faced with 2013 shutdown remarks: throw ‘Americans out on the street, and we are going to get our way no matter what’

On Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared on MSNBC. During his segment, host Ali Velshi played a clip of OMB Director Mick Mulvaney reciting a direct quote from Sanders regarding the 2013 government shutdown: photo/ More...

By Guest Author On Monday, January 8th, 2018
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Holiday Spending Shows that Politics Can’t Destroy Christmas

Despite a roller coaster ride through Washington in 2017, holiday spending shows that even politicians can’t destroy the spirit of Christmas. Early statistics show that 2017 holiday spending was up 3.8% over the More...

By The Dispatch On Sunday, September 10th, 2017
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SCOTUS rules government cannot exclude churches, religious groups for funding, programs

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Monday that the government cannot exclude churches and other faith-based organizations from a secular government program simply because of their religious identity. The much-anticipated decision came More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, September 8th, 2017
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Trump sets ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ with Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi to permanently remove the debt ceiling

President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) have agreed to pursue a deal that would permanently remove the requirement that Congress repeatedly raise the debt ceiling, three sources told More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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PA Employers Facing Potential Sharp Rise in Workers’ Compensation Costs

Pennsylvania businesses are required to purchase insurance that covers the costs of medical benefits and wages for employees. The costs may rise after steady declines of 62% over the past two decades. The state’s More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Monday, July 3rd, 2017
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Illinois budget can’t be passed as credit rating downgrade looms

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton plans to call a spending and revenue package for a vote on Tuesday. The Senate adjourned on Monday without taking votes on the revenue and spending measures, which had met More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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Going Broke During Retirement: Could It Happen to You?

Increasingly people are in better health in later years, they want to get more out of life and are living longer so a pension and savings that might initially seem adequate can be rapidly depleted. Add to that the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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Former DHS head Janet Napolitano defended by Univ of California Regents, spending thousands on dinners, ‘jaw dropping’ expenses

The University of California’s governing board defended President Janet Napolitano against a critical state audit of her office and media coverage questioning thousands and thousands being spent on lavish parties More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
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Things to Consider Before Making a Big Purchase

There comes a time every now and then that we can find ourselves wanting to indulge in a purchase which will set us back anywhere from a few hundred to even a couple of thousand dollars.  Some people find no problem More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Robert De Niro goes Meryl Streep by ripping Trump during award speech

Robert De Niro may have made an amazing career acting, but is making headlines for his political rant in New York Monday night, attacking President Trump yet again. During his acceptance of The Film Society of More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Conservatives praise Trump’s budget slashing of departments, agencies while others attack

President Trump unveiled his first budget, cutting various domestic programs and increasing spending for defense, homeland security and the building of his southern border wall. Some conservatives are praising the More...

By Kaye Wonderhouse On Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
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Texas Gov Greg Abbott threats Travis County Sheriff, Sally Hernandez against ‘dangerous’ sanctuary city stance by holding funds

In response to an Austin sheriff implementing a ‘sanctuary city” policy, Texas Governor Greg Abbott threatened to withhold funding to the county unless the policies are reversed by February. The newly More...

By The Dispatch On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Tim Kendall, others on Toronto baseball: is it entering a golden age?

It was a warm October afternoon when Toronto Blue Jays manager John Gibbons announced, Toronto as a baseball city, was on fire. While a declaration of its kind would hardly be news in an American city, where the More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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New Report: Trump administration to cut Endowment of the Arts, privatize PBS

Just ahead of Donald Trump’s inauguration was the story that the President will act quickly to approve budget-cutting plans that would outsource public radio and television financing while eliminating all More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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The Importance of Financial Inclusion in the Developing World

Financial inclusion and financial literacy are two of the most important areas of improvement in the developing world. The United States Department of the Treasury has identified a set of core competencies that More...

By Guest Author On Wednesday, November 30th, 2016
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As Phoenix Rents Increase, Could Landlord-Tenant Disputes Follow?

Recently, Phoenix Business Journal reported that rents in the region are on the rise. The real estate company, Abodo, found that as many as 49 percent of renters in the cities of Phoenix and Scottsdale spend more More...


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