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Day: January 2, 2019

Changes in Federal tax deductions

Taxpayers can no longer claim these 4 deductions

TurboTax Tips As Americans get ready for the upcoming tax season, sweeping changes are going to affect how individuals and families file this year—including which deductions and credits they can claim. While the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the standard deduction for both individuals and married couples filing jointly–meaning fewer people are expected to […]

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Happy New Year 2019

2018 comes to an end and a NEW YEAR begins!

By Elaine Owen, Editor To review some of the major national political news of the past 12 months, let’s look back to how the year began—and ended—the same way—with a government shutdown. Ironically, both times it was over disputes related to immigration and funding for President Trump’s border wall. The one in January 2018 lasted […]

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Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh

Judiciary dismisses 83 ‘serious’ misconduct complaints against Brett M. Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh faced complaints that he made false statements during his Senate confirmation hearings, displayed a lack of judicial temperament and made inappropriate partisan statements, among other claims. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By Ann E. Marimow and Robert Barnes, The Washington Post (Reprinted with Permission) The judicial council reviewing dozens of […]

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U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, views one of SpaceX’s two Falcon Heavy rocket boosters while attending a reception at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, Florida, Feb. 20, 2018. (IMAGE courtesy DoD/U.S. Army Sgt. James K. McCann)

Trump Administration creates US Space Command ahead of Space Force Vice President Mike Pence announced Tuesday, Dec. 18 that President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum creating the latest unified, combatant command: U.S. Space Command. “It is my privilege to announce that today, President Trump will direct the Department of Defense to establish a combatant command that will oversee all of our military activities […]

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Federal Workers reject Trump’s ‘False’ Claim that ‘Many’ want Government Shutdown

By Eric Baradat, AP REPORT Government employees on Wednesday (Dec. 26) rebuked President Trump’s claim that “many” of them told him to “stay out until you get the funding for the wall,” according to a report from the New York Daily News. As a result of Trump’s inability to come to an agreement with Congress […]

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Rep Doug Collins

Collins Statement on Improving Border Safety

WASHINGTON.   Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) released the following statement concerning safety at America’s southern border. “Every parent’s heart shudders when we learn of the deaths of seven- and eight-year-old children. This month’s tragedies require us to search out what contributed to this loss of innocent life and how we can prioritize safety at the southern […]

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In this March 23, 2017, file photo, Richard Overton leaves the court after a special presentation honoring him as the oldest living American war veteran, during a timeout in an NBA basketball game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the San Antonio Spurs. The Army veteran died Dec. 27, 2018, at a rehab facility in Austin. (Darren Abate/AP)

Nation’s oldest World War II vet dies at age 112

AUSTIN, Texas — A family member says the nation’s oldest World War II veteran who was also believed to be oldest living man in the U.S. has died in Texas. Richard Overton was 112. Shirley Overton, whose husband was Richard’s cousin, says the Army veteran died Thursday evening at a rehab facility in Austin. Overton […]

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