Day: October 6, 2017

Federal House Approves Budget Plan that Would Cut Federal Employee Benefits

House Approves Budget Plan that Would Cut Federal Employee Benefits

By Erich Wagner October 5, 2017 House lawmakers voted 219-206 Thursday to approve a resolution outlining the body’s fiscal 2018 budget priorities, which include a number of controversial cuts to federal employees’ retirement and benefits programs. The House’s budget resolution (H. Con. Res. 71) asks 11 committees to come up with a total of $1.5 …

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Local Man threatens Springfield post office: “You think Las Vegas was bad?”

Man threatens Springfield post office: “You think Las Vegas was bad?”

crime By Michael Cooper – Staff Writer … Posted: 7:23 a.m. Thursday, October 05, 2017   SPRINGFIELD —A man allegedly threatened a Springfield Post Office employee with “Las Vegas”-style violence because he was infuriated about not receiving his parents’ mail. RELATED: Springfield man injured in Las Vegas shooting: 3 things to know The man entered the …

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Federal House Releases $4 Trillion Budget, Turns Medicare Into Voucher System, Huge Cuts

House Releases $4 Trillion Budget, Turns Medicare Into Voucher System, Huge Cuts

Republicans in the House released their budget plan on Tuesday, and it calls for tremendous cuts to food stamps and other social safety net programs, as well as turning Medicare into a voucher-like program, which would be a complete overhaul of the program. Republican leaders say the $4 trillion budget plan will move the government from …

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News Dear Mr. President: Sweet Dreams

Dear Mr. President: Sweet Dreams

By Dan Embree FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestRedditShare Thursday, 5 October 2017 Dear Mr. President: Last week you tweeted the following: Being nice to Rocket Man hasn’t worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won’t fail. Some history may be in order. Kim Jong Un was born in January …

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