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Study: ‘Best and Worst’ U.S. Cities for Veterans in 2018

WalletHub, the personal finance website, commemorated Veteran’s Day by releasing its annual ranking of the best and worst U.S. cities for former service men and women to put down roots. Austin, Texas, topped 2018’s Best and Worst Places for Veterans to Live as the overall best U.S. city for military veterans to live, a distinction which the Texas capital city held for the second consecutive year. Rounding out the top five were two Arizona cities — Scottsdale (#2) and Gilbert (#5) — as well as Colorado Springs, Colorado (#3); and Raleigh,…

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Food Stamp Participation Reaches Lowest Level in Nearly a Decade

Participation in the nation’s food stamp program has sunk to an all-time low, reaching its lowest level in nearly a decade, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The most recent USDA data reveals that 38,845,997 Americans took part in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the federal government program responsible for administering food stamps, in August 2018. The last time American participation in the food stamp program dipped this low was nine years ago, when 38,184,306 Americans received food stamps, according to the data. The most up-to-date…

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White House Trade Adviser Peter Navarro Takes China, Wall Street Globalists to Task

White House trade adviser Peter Navarro took Wall Street globalists and China to task on Friday, blasting them for trying to work against President Trump’s efforts to end unfair Chinese trade practices for the good of the American worker. “President Trump has done an incredible job on trade. He has had the courage and wisdom to stand up to the globalist elites, to stand up to the countries of the world that are engaging in unfair trade practices, non-reciprocal trade, high tariffs, using [the] United States as the bank of the…

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Consumer Sentiment Beats Expectations, On Target for Best Year Since 2000

U.S. consumer sentiment remained near record high levels in the first weeks of November, according to a University of Michigan survey Friday. The university’s sentiment index dipped slightly to 98.3 in a preliminary reading for November from 98.6 in October. Economists had forecast the index falling to 98.The midterm election results did not change consumer’s very positive views of the economy. Consumer sentiment remained virtually unchanged in early November from its October reading. Importantly, interviewing went through Wednesday night so there was only a one-day overlap after the mid-term election results were known…

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Pro-American Reformers: Stealth Amnesty Bills Coming in Lame-Duck Session

Businesses and progressives, Democrats and Republicans, will try to sneak a bipartisan amnesty bill through Congress’ lame-duck session in December as voters are distracted by Christmas, say pro-American immigration reformers. “This is why they come back for a lame duck — so they can accomplish all the things they could not do when the voters’ eyes on them,” said Rosemary Jenks, the director of government relations for NumbersUSA. The lame-duck session is scheduled for December because GOP and Democratic leaders stalled 2019 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security…

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Marijuana Industry Gets High as Jeff Sessions Resigns

The cannabis industry is celebrating the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday afternoon. Sessions resigned at the request of President Donald Trump. Though his resignation had no connection to drug policy, Sessions was known favor strong enforcement of existing federal laws against marijuana, and Trump was said before the election to be preparing new federal rules to allow states to set their own policies on marijuana. A press release from Nisonco, which handles public relations for the cannabis industry, included celebratory quotes: Derek Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech:…

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Polls: Many Latinos Want Tougher Border Security

More than a third of the Americans with Latino heritage in close races do not think Democrats will be tough enough to curb migration, and half of the nation’s Latinos want U.S. troops deployed to stop the migrant caravans, say two polls taken just before the midterm elections. A huge CBS poll of 6,466 registered voters in battleground states showed that 38 percent of Americans with Latino heritage do not think the Democrats’ pro-migration policies are “tough enough.” The survey, which was conducted from October 30 to November 3, also shows that 41 percent of…

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Former Criminals Get Training and Jobs in Donald Trump’s Go-Go Economy

Baltimore construction firms are training and hiring hundreds of ex-convicts because they cannot hire enough migrants in President Donald Trump’s “Hire American” economy. Project Jumpstart “is a training program that prepares Baltimore residents for work in construction,” says a CNBC report: It’s a 90-hour course designed to get workers ready for the realities of the construction job site. Classes are held twice a week and students receive a $25 stipend for each class. If they are late, however, they lose the stipend, and on the third absence they are out of…

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New York Times: ‘Best Time’ for American Employees in Maybe 50 Years

The New York Times said on November 2 that President Donald Trump’s high-pressure economy “is the best time for the American labor market in at least 18 years and maybe closer to 50.” In 1968, per capita wages and salaries grew by 6.65 percent, after inflation is included, and then it grew by another 5.4 percent in 1969, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Five decades ago, Hey Jude bumped Harper Valley PTA out of the number one chart spot: [embedded content] Fred Astaire starred in his irony-free song-and-dance movie, Finian’s Rainbow: [embedded…

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Six Ways Donald Trump Has Defeated Democrat Mobs with More Jobs

The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced six ways that President Donald Trump has defeated Democrat mob tactics with a strong economy and jobs for the American people. This comes just days ahead of the midterm elections, when voters decide the party that will be in power in the House of Representatives and the Senate. According to the announcement: Democrat attempts to sell an anti-Trump economic message have fallen flat as the booming economy makes their doom and gloom message increasingly less believable. In the absence of a coherent message, Democrats…

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