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U.S. House OKs bipartisan US$1.3T budget bill, Senate next

By Andrew Taylor And Lisa Mascaro, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — The House easily approved a bipartisan US$1.3-trillion spending bill Thursday that pours huge sums into Pentagon programs and domestic initiatives ranging from building roads to combating the nation’s opioid abuse crisis, but left Congress in stalemate over shielding young Dreamer immigrants from deportation and curbing surging health insurance premiums. 845 more words


Four Main Areas ...

There was the rank and vile smell of guilt in the air. The Tyrumposaurus was meeting with his legal dinos. All six of them. There was the Dowderpuff, who had grudgingly become the main contact with the Muellersavus’ Moscovian Bluffs investigation; the Tycorncobb, who was really the Oval Dwelling’s counsel but liked to dine every other day with the Dowderpuff; the Joeydigenova, the latest hire, who was Sub Family to the Mediacircustops and packed a lot of bite; the Marckasowitz, who had left months before but stayed involved because he was a sucker for accident scenes; the Jaysekulow, whose long nose was second only to the T-Rump’s in forced fibs and fudging facts with the Mediacircustops; and the Michaelcohen, the T-Rump’s official fixer. 962 more words


Thursday Reads: If Only We Had A Woman President

Good Morning!!

The snowpocalypse never materialized in Boston, after we were told to expect up to 14 inches of the white stuff. I know it was bad in some places to the south of us. 2,778 more words

Morning Reads

Should Writers Invite Controversy?

Specifically, I’m talking about stuff that happens outside one’s body of work. I personally think that no writers should censor themselves in their works; works alone need to stand and fall on their own merits. 330 more words


The Silence of the Sheeple

You have probably seen the word “sheeple” casually thrown around these days. It’s become so popular a term, Merriam-Webster added it to their dictionary last year, … 769 more words

Rocco's Rants

Judge won't dismiss 'Apprentice' contestant suit vs. Donald Trump

NEW YORK — A defamation lawsuit brought by a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who accused President Donald Trump of unwanted sexual contact can move forward while he is in office, a judge ruled Tuesday. 454 more words