US budget deficit expands to $779 billion in fiscal 2018 as spending surges

Oct 16, 2018

(CNBC) The U.S. federal budget deficit rose in fiscal 2018 to the highest level in six years as spending climbed, the Trump administration said Monday. The deficit jumped to $779 billion, $113 billion or 17 percent higher than the previous fiscal period, according to a statement from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Office of Management…

NEWS RELEASE: Transgender wins the World Championship in women’s cycling

Oct 15, 2018

Contact: 4 Winds USA, 608-469-7956 MADISON, Wisc., Oct. 15, 2018 /Christian Newswire/ — A transgender won the sprint 35-39 age bracket at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles. The winner, Rachel McKinnon is a professor at the College of Charleston. McKinnon represented Canada and beat Carolien Van Herrikhuyzen of the…

STEVE McCONKEY IN ARTICLE: Court upends Title IX at expense of taxpayers

Oct 15, 2018

(ONE NEWS NOW) Taxpayers could face enormous expenses after a federal court ruled that it’s discriminatory for insurance coverage to fail to cover gender reassignment surgery for a government employee. A cancer researcher and a student in the University of Wisconsin system were awarded $780,000 after suing the state for costs related to gender transition…

Brave USA Gymnastics chief Mary Bono under fire for blacking out Nike symbol on shoes

Oct 15, 2018

(INSIDE THE GAMES) The new interim President and chief executive of USA Gymnastics Mary Bono has found herself embroiled in scandal just a day after being appointed in the role, after a tweet emerged of her criticising sports clothing brand Nike. The tweet, which she posted last month but has since deleted, shows her blacking…

Freedom From Religion atheists sue after IRS revokes their ‘charitable’ arm

Oct 15, 2018

(RELIGION NEWS) An atheist relief organization has sued the Internal Revenue Service, claiming its tax-exempt status was unfairly revoked. IRS officials say the group failed to file required annual information to the agency for three years. But the group’s leaders say churches do the same thing all the time and are never penalized. Nonbelief Relief,…

Chaos in Portland

Oct 15, 2018

(OREGON LIVE) A demonstration billed as a march for “law and order” in the streets of Portland descended into chaos as rival political factions broke into bloody brawls downtown Saturday night. Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and their black-clad adversaries, known as antifa, used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each…

Over 17 inches of snow fell in North Dakota

Oct 14, 2018

(WEATHER.COM) Over 17 inches of snow fell in parts of eastern North Dakota – the area’s first significant snowfall of the season – when snowstorm swept through the area this week. The Grand Forks Air Force Base recorded a whopping 17.4 inches overnight Wednesday into Thursday with snow drifts piling up to 33 inches high,…

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

Oct 14, 2018

(AP NEWS) Freed American pastor Andrew Brunson fell to one knee in the Oval Office and placed his hand on President Donald Trump’s shoulder in prayer on Saturday, asking God to provide the president “supernatural wisdom to accomplish all the plans you have for this country and for him.” Trump welcomed Brunson to the White…

Immoral Hollywood executives gave 99.7% to Democrats

Oct 13, 2018

(HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) Hollywood has always been a reliable source of contributions to Democratic Party politicians and organizations, but perhaps never so more than the 2018 election cycle. Of the more than $4 million in federal donations made by the top Hollywood executives and entertainers, 99.7 percent went to Democrats and Democratic-leaning political action committees or organizations,…

40% of the American middle class face poverty in retirement

Oct 13, 2018

(CNBC) Nearly half of middle-class Americans face a slide into poverty as they enter their retirement, a recent study by the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School has concluded. That risk has been driven by depressed earnings, depressed asset values and increased health-care costs — causing 74 percent of Americans planning to…

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