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More pressure on budget solution as major bond agency reviews or downgrades many municipalities

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– On the budget watch Day 109. Legislative leaders met til about 10 p.m. on Monday and plan to resume negotiations late Tuesday morning. 291 more words


1 in 5 in the U.S. are now first-generation immigrants

(National SentinelImmigration Reform: If you really wanted to know why Donald J. Trump won last November, it’s this: A new study finds that 1 in 5 people in the U.S. 528 more words

Executive Branch

Surprising Press Conference With President Trump and Senator Mitch McConnell...

Earlier today President Trump surprised the media with a joint Rose Garden press conference with President Trump and Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.  The combative media were in full frenzied form as they peppered their Presidential Nemesis with argumentative questions for 40 minutes. 7,592 more words

So there's this giant thank you card you should sign

I wasn’t always an optimist – quite the contrary. When I was 14, I wrote this poem about climate change:

The earth heats up
The sea rises… 482 more words

Society & Current Affairs

Governor urges passage of legislation to combat Heroin and Opioid Epidemic

Harrisburg, Pa. – Governor Wolf today urged the General Assembly to consider an important set of bills aimed at providing Pennsylvanians with the tools they need to prevent and fight the heroin and opioid epidemic. 762 more words


"Screw 'em All": The Unsettling Connection Between Anti-Intellectualism and High School Culture

New Yorker writer Atul Gawande’s most recent article examined the question “Is Health Care a Right?”.  He researched the article by interviewing his hometown classmates in Athens, Ohio, all of whom were forthcoming with their opinions and many of whom held different levels of employment. 924 more words