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It”s Freezing Out There, The Fantasy President

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Weather: It’s bitterly cold in much of the country and a new wave of arctic air is expected. Freezing rain is forecast in the Pacific Northwest and light snow in the upper Midwest. Wind chill advisories are in effect. It’s …

The View from Mar-a-Lago, Load of Manure

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

It’s About Me: President Trump was up first thing this morning, thinking about health care. He tweeted, “Based on the fact that the very unfair and unpopular Individual Mandate has been terminated as part of our Tax Cut Bill, which …

Winter Storm Coming, Miss America Scandal

Sunday, December 24, 2017

White Christmas: A winter storm warning stretches all the way from southern Iowa and northern Missouri across seven states to New England. Snow in the West and a nasty cold rain in the East. It’s 20 degrees n St. Joseph, …

Trump Signs Tax Bill, N. Korea Sanctions

Saturday, December 23, 2017

The Dotted Line: Before flying off to his Mar-a-Lago club for the holidays, President Trump signed the sweeping tax reform into law yesterday while complaining to reporters that he hasn’t gotten credit for all that he’s done in his first …

UN Condemns US Move, Trump and Taxes

Friday, December 22, 2017

The Jerusalem Business: Despite President Trump’s threat to cut off financial aid to some of America’s major allies, the United Nations General Assembly voted 128-9 to condemn his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.  Thirty-five countries abstained. …

Historical Tax Reform, Taking Names

Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Tax Bill Passeth: Congressional Republicans and administration officials gathered on the White House steps yesterday to celebrate the passage of their landmark tax reform bill. It’s been their Holy Grail for 30 years. They rushed the bill through to …

Senate Passes Tax Reform, Low Numbers

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Gang that Couldn’t Legislate: The Senate last night approved the sweeping tax reform bill 51-48, the most radical tax re-write since the Reagan administration. The House will have to vote again today because the bill they passed yesterday violated …

Train Was Speeding, America First

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Train wreck: An Amtrak train that derailed south of Seattle yesterday was going 80 mph on a stretch of track with a speed limit of 30, according to investigators. At least three people are dead and many more injured after …

Tax Bill Has the Votes, Rebuild the FBI

Saturday, December 16, 2017

The Tax Men: Tennessee’s Sen. Bob Corker and Florida’s Marco Rubio have signed on to the Republican tax reform, which may give the bill enough votes to pass. Rubio won an expansion of the child tax credit. It’s unknown why …

The Narrowing Web, Tax Troubles

Friday, December 15, 2017

The World Narrow Web: Two major events in business and regulation yesterday signaled how big business is moving in to corral the freedom of the internet. The Federal Communications Commission voted to end what’s known as “net neutrality” in which …