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Grave Digging in Iceland, Tofu in Convenience Stores: Your Tax Dollars at Work

Posted: November 29, 2016 at 7:19 am   /   Friends

The national debt is expected to hit $20 trillion early next year. Sen. James Lankford has a few ideas to start chipping away at it. The Oklahoma Republican unveiled his second government waste and solutions report during a press conference Monday on Capitol Hill and Heritage Foundation event Tuesday. Lankford’s new report, “Federal Fumbles: 100 […]

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2017 Lexus NH300h

Posted: November 26, 2016 at 11:00 am   /   Business, Entertainment

Hybrids have become a harder sell – because gas has become an easier buy. At $4 a gallon (and sweating the possibility of $5 or $6 a gallon) spending an extra $5,000 on the car  – to get the fuel-sippy hybrid powertrain – might make economic sense. But when gas costs $2 a gallon – as it has […]

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A Government Report Shows Huge Downsides to Overtime Rule Just Stopped by Judge

Posted: November 23, 2016 at 10:22 am   /   Friends

Last night, news emerged that a federal judge put a halt to the Department of Labor’s damaging new overtime rule. This is welcome news, and businesses across the country are breathing a sigh of relief. The rule was set to take effect on Dec. 1, but the judge’s preliminary injunction now means the Trump administration […]

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What Obama’s New Overtime Rule Means For This Ohio Small Business Owner

Posted: November 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm   /   Friends

In a little over a week, a controversial rule addressing overtime pay will take effect, and businesses, nonprofits, and higher education institutions have long been bracing for the impacts of the measure. But a decision from a federal judge and the potential for future action from the new administration under President-elect Donald Trump could ultimately […]

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Conservative Group Launches Boycott of Target Over Bathroom Policies

Posted: November 22, 2016 at 1:53 pm   /   Friends

A conservative watchdog group has started a campaign to boycott Target over its bathroom policies. In April, Target announced that customers and employees at its locations would be allowed to “use the restroom or fitting room facility that corresponds with their gender identity.” At the time, the American Family Association launched a petition to boycott the company […]

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Trump Wants a Short-Term Spending Package. Will Congress Back Him?

Posted: November 21, 2016 at 3:53 pm   /   Friends

President-elect Donald Trump requested Congress pass a short-term spending bill to fund the government through March, according to reports. House Republican members are looking to pass a spending bill, or continuing resolution, that would fund the government through March 31. A continuing resolution funds government programs short-term through appropriations legislation. “I would say the simple […]

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New Regulations Would Throw Railroads Off Track

Posted: November 21, 2016 at 3:27 pm   /   Friends

With the new Trump administration beginning to taking shape, regulators of every stripe will soon be looking for ways to trim red tape. But apparently, that doesn’t include the railroad regulators at the little-known Surface Transportation Board. The board, created in 1996 to replace the obsolete Interstate Commerce Commission, is considering a costly set of […]

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India’s Long Road to Growth

Posted: November 20, 2016 at 12:30 pm   /   Friends, Politics, Top Stories

  In recent decades, India has become a frontrunner in global politics representing a powerful bloc of emerging economies that are characterized by high growth rates and an untapped reservoir of human capital. It plays a crucial role in influencing international markets as its borders encapsulate not only some of the brightest minds in a wide […]

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President of National Teachers’ Union Cites Holocaust in Comments on Trump

Posted: November 18, 2016 at 12:49 pm   /   Friends

The president of one of the nation’s largest teacher’s union cited the Holocaust in comments she made about president-elect Donald Trump while speaking at an LGBT event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. “After what happened in the 1930s and 40s, we used to have a saying called ‘never again,’” Randi Weingarten, president of American Federation […]

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