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Hot Property: The name game 21.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Not every big name is attached to a mega property. This week’s offerings include some dwellings on a more modest scale, such as the 1,065-square-foot investment house recently sold by film giant Robert Duvall. There’s also a horse ranch that a former Angels owner is selling that centers on a manufactured...

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US probe alleges corruption by top Honolulu law enforcers 21.10.2017 AP National
HONOLULU (AP) -- A curious allegation of mailbox theft unraveled into a tale of corruption that reached the highest levels of Honolulu law enforcement, culminating in a U.S. investigation that found the former police chief and his prosecutor wife bilked clients and relatives out of hundreds of thousands of dollars to spend on their lavish lifestyle and then used their power to orchestrate a plot within the police department to target anyone who threatened them....
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Retail credit cards often have perks, and high interest rates 21.10.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
Retailers may be doling out in-store discounts, but when it comes to credit cards, they’re increasingly charging more. Interest rates on store cards, which have been inching up for years, now average about 25 percent, according to data from CreditCards.com, part of an online credit card marketplace. And, for the first time, at least one retail card commands a rate above 30 percent. A card offered by BrandSource, a network of locally owned appliance, electronics and home goods stores, comes with an interest rate of 30.49 percent. Three others — Big Lots, Piercing Pagoda and Zales — have rates of 29.99 percent.
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Video Backs Wilson, Not Kelly 21.10.2017 FactCheck
Rep. Frederica Wilson said that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly got the facts wrong when he said that Wilson took credit for getting the funding for an FBI office in Miramar, Florida. The evidence supports ...
Ex-Hawaii police chief, wife plead not guilty to corruption 21.10.2017 AP National
HONOLULU (AP) -- A former Honolulu police chief, his deputy city prosecutor wife, and current and former officers conspired to frame the couple's relative for stealing a mailbox to discredit him in a family financial dispute, according to an indictment released Friday after a U.S. investigation into department-wide corruption....
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John Kelly owes the congresswoman an apology 21.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
In trying to make a point about not politicizing soldiers’ deaths, he got his facts wrong.
Happy Hour Roundup 21.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Happy Hour Roundup
AP FACT CHECK: Kelly distorts congresswoman's actions 21.10.2017 AP Politics
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's chief of staff distorted the facts when he accused a "selfish" Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson of grandstanding at a building dedication in the memory of two slain FBI agents in 2015....
John Kelly Defends Trump On Call To Grieving Family, But Gets Many Facts Wrong 21.10.2017 Outside the Beltway
White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly publicly defended the President's call to a military widow yesterday, but he got several facts wrong in the process.
Retail credit cards increasingly come with perks — and a 25 percent interest rate 21.10.2017 Washington Post
Retail credit cards increasingly come with perks — and a 25 percent interest rate
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Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should 21.10.2017 Washington Post
Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should
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Budget deficit hits $666 billion, an $80 billion spike for the year 21.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The sobering deficit numbers, released Friday by the Treasury Department and the White House budget office, followed Senate passage Thursday night of a 10-year budget plan.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Challenging chief of staff would be 'highly inappropriate' 21.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Challenging chief of staff would be 'highly inappropriate'
Video Emerges Showing WH Chief of Staff John Kelly Lied About Rep. Wilson - But He Refuses to Back Down 21.10.2017 Little Green Footballs
As the White House flails and spins and lashes out, trying to justify Donald Trump's stunningly heartless comments to the widow of a fallen soldier, yesterday Chief of Staff John Kelly went in front of the cameras and attacked Rep. Frederica Wilson as an "empty barrel," and claimed she made a speech about a new FBI field office and took credit for getting the funding for the building. Here are his exact words : ...A congresswoman stood up, and in the long tradition of empty barrels making the most noise, stood up there and all of that and talked about how she was instrumental in getting the funding for that building, and how she took care of her constituents because she got the money, and she just called up President Obama, and on that phone call he gave the money — the $20 million — to build the building. And she sat down, and we were stunned. Stunned that she had done it. Even for someone that is that empty a barrel, we were stunned. Well, now the Sun-Sentinel has found the video of Rep. Wilson's ...
Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year 21.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft a tax code rewrite that promises to add up to $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the coming decade....
Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax system 21.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by most average Americans....
Trump's war on the media has a new general: John Kelly 21.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The White House chief of staff has been portrayed in the media as Trump's better angel. But things are changing.
White House to media: It's 'highly inappropriate' to question John Kelly because he's a 4-star general 21.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The Trump administration flashes its authoritarian streak. Again.
White House press secretary: It's ‘highly inappropriate’ to question a 4-star Marine general 21.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparred with a CBS correspondent at Friday's news briefing.
Obamacare enrollment starts Nov. 1. Here's what you need to know 20.10.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Choosing the right health insurance plan can be a cumbersome process, and this year’s political back-and-forth over Obamacare has made it seem even more confusing. For months, executive orders and congressional debates have swirled around the law, officially called the Affordable Care Act. ...
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