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US AID TO PAKISTAN

The recent statements by President Trump regarding U.S. Aid to Pakistan have raised the level of uncertainty within this crucial relationship. A major issue are the Afghan refugees totaling approximately 1.4 million living in Pakistan. The government of Pakistan is … Continue reading

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THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO ACHIEVE PEACE

On Tuesday the House of Representatives voted on Tuesday to sharply reduce the annual $300 million in U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless it take steps to stop making what lawmakers described as payments that reward violent crime. Yesterday … Continue reading

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WHEN POLITICS KILL THE ENVIRONMENT

The opportunity to lower the global carbon footprint off the coast of Massachusetts was dealt a blow with the death of the Cape Wind Project. Unrelenting political pressure from powerful families plus a current anti-environmental administration in Washington have resulted … Continue reading

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PREDICTION FOR 2018

A few more hurdles must be overcome before a final tax package can become law. The Senate bill and a version passed earlier by the House of Representatives must now be reconciled. The reconciled measure must then be approved by … Continue reading

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LOBBYISTS SHAPED TAX BILL

More than half of the registered lobbyists in Washington have worked on tax issues in 2017, a report showed on Friday, as lawmakers in the U.S. capital scramble to conclude a year-long effort to pass a tax reform bill before … Continue reading

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HOUSTON WE HAVE A SETTLEMENT

Texas Congressman Blake Farenthold used $84,000 in taxpayer funds to settle a sexual harassment claim against him, Politico reported Friday. He is the first lawmaker to be revealed as having used Capitol Hill’s “hush” fund. The Republican congressman’s former communications director, Lauren … Continue reading

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PELOSI SHOWED LEADERSHIP

Politicians seldom call for their friends to resign. Particularly when there is a joke process that gives members of Congress a pass by wearing down victims of sexual harassment. Even though this process could take months and drag the victims … Continue reading

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REPUBLICAN ROULETTE

Republicans are so fond of gun and war analogies that we have coined one for them. Republican Roulette refers to the loaded tax bill that is in the house and senate chambers soon to be on Trump’s desk. Stealing away … Continue reading

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US MILITARY PRESENCE IN BALKANS

The Washington-based Atlantic Council is calling for a permanent American military presence in the Balkans to stabilize southeastern Europe amid increased Russian efforts to exert political influence across the region. In a report published Tuesday, the nonprofit international affairs group … Continue reading

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TRUMP’S WEAK ISIS POLICY

It’s not that Donald Trump never held office before that is his biggest problem. Many smart people have only worked in government at the lowest levels and would not have made the same errors as Trump. Proof of this is … Continue reading

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