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Report: American Wages Down 23 Percent Since 2008

Report: American Wages Down 23 Percent Since 2008

A new report from the U.S. Conference of Mayors delivers a sobering, if unsurprising, statistic about America’s economic recovery since the recession of the late 2000s: Present-day wages in the U.S. are down 23 percent from their 2008 levels, resulting in $93 billion in lost pay for American workers.

Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 8-12-2014: Flying The Federal Skies; Obama Flings Horse Hockey At Hillary; Wishing Away The Islamic State; Rand Paul On The Middle East; Cuomo Covers Email Tracks In New York; Government Gets In The Way Of The Sun

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Rand Paul Talks Foreign Aid To Israel And The Senseless U.S. Strategy In The Middle East

Rand Paul Talks Foreign Aid To Israel And The Senseless U.S. Strategy In The Middle East

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tried to clear the air with constituents during his time back home in Kentucky, recently talking to local voters about ongoing criticisms of foreign policy flip-flopping with regard to providing U.S. aid to Israel. The Senator also discussed his opinion on the U.S.’s current actions against the ISIS terror group. Paul […]

Obama Calls ‘Horsesh*t’ After Clinton Criticizes Foreign Policy Decisions Made While She Was Still In Office

Obama Calls ‘Horsesh*t’ After Clinton Criticizes Foreign Policy Decisions Made While She Was Still In Office

“Horseshit.” That’s how Democratic members of Congress report that President Barack Obama expressed his view of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whom he appointed, calling him out on his policy toward Syria. What has become a noticeable rift between two Washington fixtures who most people would assume agree, or should publically pretend to agree, […]

Obama Administration Always Scoffed At Idea A Caliphate Could Rise From Al-Qaida’s Ashes

Obama Administration Always Scoffed At Idea A Caliphate Could Rise From Al-Qaida’s Ashes

John Brennan, current director of the CIA and a former counterterrorism advisor to President Barack Obama, expressed the Administration’s dismissive attitude toward planning U.S. strategy around the real ambitions of al-Qaida and its offshoots back in 2011. But here we are. Brennan delivered his prepared remarks to the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International […]

Fantasy Football May Cost $13 Billion In Lost Productivity, Firm Estimates

(MCT) — Fantasy football may cost employers more than $13 billion in lost productivity as millions of Americans who spend the season helming imaginary football teams spend work hours reviewing player statistics and managing their pretend rosters. Chicago-based outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, which calculated the estimate, emphasized that it “fully acknowledges the absurdity” […]

SEIU Stops Collecting Fees From Non-Member Home Health Workers

(MCT) — Various chapters of the Service Employees International Union have stopped collecting fees from home care workers who are not union members, a move that exemplifies the broader implications of a recent Supreme Court ruling. The court’s decision only prevented SEIU from collecting fees of such workers in Illinois. But in an attempt to […]

Hawaii Sets Friday Make-Up Election To Decide Senate Nomination

(MCT) — A primary election in Hawaii that had threatened to extend weeks beyond last Saturday’s balloting will conclude Friday when voters affected by Tropical Storm Iselle cast the remaining ballots that will determine the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate. Appointed incumbent Sen. Brian Schatz held a lead of 1,635 votes, out of 230,000 […]

Robin Williams Hanged Himself In Bedroom With A Belt, Sheriff Says

(MCT) — Actor and comedian Robin Williams committed suicide by hanging himself after first apparently trying to slash one of his wrists, authorities said Tuesday. Marin County sheriff’s Lt. Keith Boyd said Williams hanged himself with a belt in his bedroom, where he was found by his personal assistant shortly before noon on Monday. Williams […]

More Protests Over Missouri Shooting; Cop Who Shot Teen Won’t Be Named

FERGUSON, Mo. (MCT) — As demonstrators gathered for the fourth straight day Tuesday, the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said that because of death threats he will not publicly release the name of the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager whose killing has roiled racial tensions in the St. Louis suburb. The parents […]

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