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Fewer Regulations, Tax Reforms Boost CEOs Optimism to Record Points

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/14/2017 at 5:30pm
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President Donald Trump’s promises to overhaul regulations and the tax codes along with positive sale outlooks have raised optimism among U.S. CEOs.

The Business Roundtable conducted its CEO Economic Outlook Index, “a measure of expectations for revenue, capital spending and employment,” found that the optimism jumped to 93.3. That’s a jump of...

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Archaeologists May Have Found a 3,000 Year Old Statue of Pharaoh Ramses II

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HOLY COW! In the slums of Cairo, Egypt, archaeologists retrieved what they believe is a 3,000 year old statue of Pharaoh Rasmes II. From The Daily Mail:

This is the moment archaeologists lifted a 3,000-year-old statue of an Egyptian Pharaoh considered ‘one of the most important discoveries ever’ from a muddy ditch.

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Schools Hope Trump Will Dump Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Rules

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 3:38pm 3/14/2017 at 3:38pm
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The School Nutrition Association hopes it’ll receive some relief from former First Lady Michelle Obama’s strict lunch rules under President Donald Trump. From The Washington Examiner:

The reason is simple: Studies show that public school students aren’t eating what cafeterias are serving, turning many operations into money-losers. While the school districts can...

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EU Court Allows Employers to Ban Islamic Headscarves

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/14/2017 at 2:30pm
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The top European Union court has ruled that employers can ban the Islamic headscarf from the workplace. From the BBC:

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), ruled on Tuesday morning that employers are allowed to ban workers from the “visible wearing of any political, philosophical or religious sign” including headscarves.

The ruling was...

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Republicans Push Back Against Democrat Spin on CBO Healthcare Scoring

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Posted by    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:00am 3/14/2017 at 7:00am

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released its analysis of the House Republican Obamacare replacement bill, which estimates that millions will lose coverage, but will bring down costs.

The report has many people freaked out, with some saying its proof that repealing Obamacare will harm Americans. Most major media outlets and Democrats have...

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Boaty McBoatface’s Maiden Voyage

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/13/2017 at 3:30pm
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I giggle each time I say it. Boaty McBoatface, a yellow submarine, earned its name after people voted on it during an online competition.

Well, now it has set out on its first mission to the Antarctic:

Boaty, which has arguably one of the most famous names in recent maritime history, is a...

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Poland Identifies Minnesota Man as Former Nazi Commander

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 3:00pm 3/13/2017 at 3:00pm
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Poland has identified a Minnesota man as a former Nazi commander who allegedly ordered the murder of 44 Poles during World War II.

The Associated Press has named the man as Michael Karkoc, 98, who resides in Minneapolis. He was born in Lutsk, Ukraine, in 1919.

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Snoop Dogg Shoots Trump Clown in New Video

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Posted by    Monday, March 13, 2017 at 12:00pm 3/13/2017 at 12:00pm
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In his latest video, rapper Snoop Dogg shoots a clown dressed as President Donald Trump. From The Hill:

The track, which focuses on police brutality, shows a world inhabited by clowns.

Snoop Dogg says, “This is the final call,” before pointing a gun to the head of a cigarette-puffing clown dressed as Trump....

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Scotland May Seek New Independence Referendum

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As Brexit looms around the United Kingdom, Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced she may ask for approval to have another independence referendum. From CNN:

Sturgeon said it was clear that the UK was heading for a “hard Brexit” to the detriment...

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McConnell, White House Battle Over Tax Reform Timeline

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/10/2017 at 5:30pm
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Tax reform has been at the forefront of GOP policy issues in Washington. Under the Trump administration, tax reform includes a proposed border adjustment tax or tariff. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the White House want tax reform legislation in the works by August, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said an...

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Labor Secretary Nominee Acosta Files Proper Paperwork for Confirmation

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:30pm 3/10/2017 at 4:30pm

President Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta has filed his financial disclosure and ethics paperwork a week before his confirmation hearing. The paperwork has shown “an uncomplicated financial situation for the law school dean” and “very few financial entanglements.” The Wall Street Journal continued:

His only apparent encumbrance is tied...

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U.S. Economy Adds 235,000 Jobs in February

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Posted by    Friday, March 10, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/10/2017 at 1:00pm
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The Labor Department has reported that the U.S. economy added 235,000 jobs in February. This stat has lowered the unemployment rate to 4.7% while wages went up “2.8 percent from February 2016.” From Bloomberg:

“We’re getting closer and closer to full employment,” said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody’s Analytics Inc. in...

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South Korea Officially Removes President Park Geun-hye

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South Korea’s Constitutional Court has officially removed President Park Geun-hye from office. The country will hold a snap election on May 9.

Scandals have plagued Park, including one alleging Park helped a close friend receive “bribes from Samsung and other South Korean conglomerates.” Legislators impeached Park back in December, with a vote...

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ATF Agents Skip Hearing on ICE Agent Jaime Zapata Murder

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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 5:30pm 3/9/2017 at 5:30pm
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The House Oversight Committee held a hearing today over the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report that showed the ATF missed numerous opportunities to arrest the two men linked to the guns used to murder ICE Agent Jaime Zapata in February 2011.

However, Ronald Turk, ATF associate deputy director and chief operating...

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Melania Trump’s Approval Ratings Go Up

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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 3:30pm 3/9/2017 at 3:30pm
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The approval ratings have continued to rise for First Lady Melania Trump as more people get to know her and she emerges at more events. A recent poll showed the ratings have gone up 16 points:

About 52% of Americans have a favorable opinion of Melania Trump, an increase from 36% pre-inauguration....

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General Wants More Troops in Afghanistan to Break Stalemate

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Posted by    Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00pm 3/9/2017 at 1:00pm
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Gen. Joseph Votel, the general in charge of the U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he needs more troops in Afghanistan to break a stalemate:

“We are developing a strategy, and we are in discussions with the secretary and the department right now,” Gen. Joseph Votel told the...

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Hawaii Files Lawsuit to Block Trump’s New Immigration Executive Order

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 4:00pm 3/8/2017 at 4:00pm
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And there it is! Hawaii has become the first to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s revised executive order on six nations. From The Hill:

“The Executive Order means that thousands of individuals across the United States and in Hawai‘i who have immediate family members living in the affected countries will...

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