Posts by Mary Chastain  (Page 4)
 

Illinois House Passes 32% Income Tax Hike

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Posted by    Monday, July 3, 2017 at 10:00am 7/3/2017 at 10:00am
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Just days after a judge demanded Illinois pay $293 million toward Medicaid bills, the state’s House decided to permanently hike the income tax rate by 32%.

15 Republicans voted for the bill, which Illinois Policy documented on Facebook. But Republican Governor Bruce Rauner announced that he will veto the bill if it...

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Illinois Will Collapse in 3…2….1…..

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Posted by    Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 5:00pm 7/2/2017 at 5:00pm
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I’ve been blogging about the mess that is my home state of Illinois and just as I thought…it managed to find a way to make things worse.

Illinois legislators cannot agree on a budget. It closed the “fiscal year $6 billion in the red.” The state also has “unpaid bills to state...

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Why Slashing Interest Deduction Could Cause Trouble for Businesses

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Posted by    Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/1/2017 at 5:30pm
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Healthcare reform has taken center stage once again, but tax reform still lurks in the background. It’s yet another issue that Congressional Republicans cannot agree on, mainly on the border adjustment tax.

But there’s a tax deduction the Republicans may eliminate that could cause problems and possible resistance among lawmakers, including within...

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Undercover Video: CNN New Day Producer Thinks Voters are ‘Stupid as Sh*t’

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Posted by    Friday, June 30, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/30/2017 at 1:30pm

James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released part three of its explosive investigation into CNN and its obsession with the Russia-President Donald Trump narrative.

This video contains two parts surrounding New Day associate producer Jimmy Carr. He speaks to two investigators and tells them that Trump “is a clown,” thinks voters are “stupid as...

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Sasse to Trump: Repeal Obamacare Now, Work on Replacement Later

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Posted by    Friday, June 30, 2017 at 12:00pm 6/30/2017 at 12:00pm

Congressional Republicans cannot agree on health care reform, which has caused frustration and anger among the American public.

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) sent a letter to President Donald Trump with a suggestion in the event members cannot reach an agreement when they return from Independence Day break: Repeal Obamacare now. Work on...

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House Passes Kate’s Law, Plus Bill to Deny Federal Grants to Sanctuary Cities

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Posted by    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:30pm 6/29/2017 at 8:30pm

The House passed two bills today: One is known as Kate’s Law that increases penalties for illegal immigrants who keep trying to re-enter the United States, especially those who have criminal records. The second denies federal grants to sanctuary cities. From Fox News:

Kate’s Law is named for Kate Steinle, a San...

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MLB Umpire Saved a Woman on a Pittsburgh Bridge

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Posted by    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/29/2017 at 4:00pm
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On Wednesday afternoon, MLB umpire John Tumpane witnessed a woman climb off the side of the Roberto Clemente Bridge in Pittsburgh, PA, and knew something just wasn’t right.

He explained to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that others around him couldn’t tell him what was going on and that’s when he decided to do...

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Mnuchin Announces Sanctions on Chinese Bank Over North Korea

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Posted by    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 3:30pm 6/29/2017 at 3:30pm
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the U.S. has sanctioned two Chinese citizens, a shipping company, and a bank. He accused the “bank of laundering money for Pyongyang.” From The New York Times:

A Treasury statement named the bank as the Bank of Dandong and the firm as Dalian Global Unity Shipping...

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Trump Goes After “I.Q. Crazy” Mika, “Psycho” Joe on Twitter

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Posted by    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 11:30am 6/29/2017 at 11:30am

President Donald Trump took to Twitter to unleash his anger on Morning Joe and its hosts Mika Brzezinki and Joe Scarborough.

He wrote that he heard the show “speaks badly” of him, but wants to know why “I.Q. Crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe” went to Mar-a-Lago for three nights around News Year...

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Which One is Ted Cruz?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/28/2017 at 4:30pm
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I’ve said for the longest time that Tom Ricketts, the owner of my beloved World Series Champions Chicago Cubs, and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) are identical twins. Here’s proof:

The...

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Undercover Video: CNN’s Van Jones Describes Russia Story as ‘Nothing Burger’

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/28/2017 at 2:30pm
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James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas dropped the second video of a series to expose the media’s bias against President Donald Trump.

This video catches CNN’s Van Jones, one of the more prominent leftist contributors, admitting the Trump-Russia narrative is mostly a “nothing burger.” Yesterday’s video showed a CNN producer calling the narrative...

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Trump backers hold sit-in at Starbucks after staff mocks woman in Trump T-shirt

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:30pm 6/28/2017 at 1:30pm
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The staff at a Starbucks in Charlotte, NC, allegedly mocked a woman wearing a Donald Trump t-shirt. When word spread, Trump supporters staged in a sit-in to support the woman. From The Miami Herald:

Starting at 2 p.m., more than 50 tee-shirt wearing Trump backers staged a peaceful gathering at the Dilworth...

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Was the Helicopter Attack on Venezuelan Buildings Real or a Hoax?

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/28/2017 at 1:00pm
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Social media took off late Tuesday night after video caught a helicopter circling Venezuelan government buildings, including the Supreme Court. Reports indicate that the helicopter “fired 15 shots at the Interior Ministry, where scores of people...

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Ukraine, Russia, U.S. Affected by Latest Cyberattack

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:30am 6/28/2017 at 11:30am
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The Petya ransomeware took off yesterday across the globe, affecting state-owned and private businesses in Russia, Europe, and the U.S. The BBC has now reported that it “may have started via corrupted updates on a piece of accountancy software.”

The ransomeware hit Ukraine hardest since it attacked the country’s “power grid, banks...

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CNN Journalists Resign Over Retracted Russian Story

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 7:30am 6/28/2017 at 7:30am
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CNN announced Monday evening that three journalists resigned over a Russia story the network deleted last Friday. From CNN:

Thomas Frank, who wrote the story in question; Eric Lichtblau, an editor in the unit; and Lex Haris, who oversaw the unit, have all left CNN.

“In the aftermath of the retraction of a...

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John McEnroe Stands by His Serena Williams Comments

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 5:30pm 6/27/2017 at 5:30pm

Tennis legend John McEnroe caused quite a stir during his NPR interview when he said Serena Williams would only be ranked 700 if she played on the men’s circuit. Williams hit back, but McEnroe refuses to apologize for his statement. From T...

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Undercover Video Shows CNN Producer Admitting Russia Narrative is ‘Mostly Bullsh*t’

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/27/2017 at 1:00pm
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James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released the first video in a series they claim will expose the bias of mainstream media outlets.

The video released Tuesday shows an investigator questioning CNN producer John Bonifield about the President Donald Trump-Russia narrative that has dominated the news cycle. Bonifield admitted to the investigator that Trump “is...

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