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This week's question comes from a New Yorker who is sick of the patronizing attitude directed at him from the so-called "adults in the room" backing Hillary Clinton.
We taste tested the cherry pie from Twin Peaks.
With a government shutdown looming, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a temporary $986.3 billion spending bill today designed to cut all funding for President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
“Residents have been suffering for two-and-a-half months,” said New York Democrat Carolyn Maloney. “We need the aid. We need it now.”
In four years, Clinton's visited 112 countries (more than any other Secretary of State), traveled 401 days and flown 956,733 air miles.
The term "Chained C.P.I." was designed to be too terrible for regular people to actually think about for more than five minutes before wanting to bash their heads in with a hammer.
A farm bill pledging federal aid to agriculture programs expired on September 30th, and if Congress does not extend it by the January 1st deadline, the Agriculture Department will have to hike its milk prices.
The battle for federal recovery dollars isn't over yet.
Funding to maintain the benefits would cost $30 billion—much less than the $115 billion it would take to maintain the payroll tax cut.
"Frankly, I'm convinced that the president is unwilling to stand up to his own party on the big issues that face our country," John Boehner said before adjourning the House of Representatives until after Christmas.
Daley, a banker, was unpopular with a good portion of the White House staff, will return to Chicago, where he'll co-chair Obama's reelection committee in the region.
Middle class candidates are all but barred from running for office: the average successful House campaign costs over $1 million, and in the Senate it jumps to around $10 million.
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