698 Counties Affected by Trump’s Plan to Eliminate Three Agencies

From Wonkblog: “In rural Appalachia, people are so poor that there is a federal program dedicated to lifting them out of poverty. Through the Appalachian Regional Commission, the government pitches in on projects that these rural communities badly need but can’t quite afford — everything from fixing roads, to building computer labs, to training workers,…

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Chuck Berry

He was the father of rock and roll. Oh, don’t talk to me about Bill Haley. Boomers were barely conscious at the time “Rock Around The Clock” was a hit, if they were alive at all. And Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis were vastly influential, especially in the U.K., but the progenitor who pushed…

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Trump’s Budget is Actually a Press Release

One of the things we are learning about the former reality TV star / political neophyte currently occupying the White House is that he cares more about appearances and his press coverage than he actually doe about policy. Case in point: The hilariously silly budget proposal he made, omitting nearly three quarters of the budget…

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10 Sunday Reads

My easy-like-Sunday-morning reads: • As Easy-Money Era Winds Down, Investors Bet on Growth (Wall Street Journal) • The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency (New Yorker) • Trump delay of the ‘fiduciary rule’ will cost retirement savers $3.7 billion (Economic Policy Institute) • How ‘Consumer Relief’ After Mortgage Crisis Can Enrich Big Banks (New York Times) • Why Corporate Leaders Became…

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