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One In Five American Households Have ‘Zero Or Negative’ Wealth

Millions of Americans are living on the edge.

One in five households has zero or negative wealth, according to a report released this week by the Institute for Policy Studies, a progressive think tank based in Washington, D.C. What’s more, an even greater share of African-American (30%) and Latino (27%) households are “underwater” financially. The combined impact of $1 trillion in credit-card debt, $1.4 trillion in student loan debt, and stagnant wages are taking a toll.

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Pipe Bomb Explosion In Times Square Area

Two people were injured in a pipe bomb explosion in the subway system in the Times Square area on Monday morning.  One of the injured was the bomber and he was taken into custody.

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Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even If Law Expires, Officials Say

WEB Notes: What is the law anyway? Just a dusty ol rule book the Federal Government does not need to follow apparently. You on the other hand, you pay your taxes or the government will fine you to no end.

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U.S. Still Won’t List Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital on Official Docs, Passports, Maps

WEB Notes: There is a lot of smoke blowing around. Trump says this, the government does that. More division and more play acting by all involved.

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President Trump’s Middle-Class Tax Pledges Go Unfulfilled in Senate Bill

Lawmakers have made — and then retracted — pledges that their planned overhaul bill wouldn’t raise taxes on any middle-class families. Trump and his top aides have said the changes won’t cut taxes for the highest earners, statements that are demonstrably false.

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President Trump Declares State of Emergency in Fire-Ravaged California

President Donald Trump approved a declaration of a state of emergency in California on Friday, ordering federal assistance in response to multiple wildfires that broken out since December 4 and continue to cause massive damage in the state.

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Trump, GOP Tax Reform Bill May Save Amazon, Facebook, Google Billions

WEB Notes: And you think corporations and government do not rub shoulders? Come on. Tesla loves the government, just look at the tax breaks they receive for producing electric vehicles.

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Millions Would Lose Mortgage, Gift Write-Offs Under U.S. Tax Bill

WEB Notes: Unfortunately, we have heard this several times now and not just from “lefty” groups. A loss of the mortgage dedication will be a huge blow to the middle class and the economy.

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US Congress Avoids Government Shutdown, At Least For Two More Weeks

U.S. lawmakers on Thursday averted a government shutdown this week by passing a new funding extension to keep federal operations running for two more weeks, in the hopes of reaching a broader budget consensus before Christmas.

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The Richest 1 Percent Now Owns More Of The Country’s Wealth Than At Any Time In The Past 50 Years

The wealthiest 1 percent of American households own 40 percent of the country’s wealth, according to a new paper by economist Edward N. Wolff. That share is higher than it has been at any point since at least 1962, according to Wolff’s data, which comes from the federal Survey of Consumer Finances.

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California Fires: Nearly 200,000 People Flee Homes As Fifth Wildfire Erupts

WEB Notes: These fires continue to grow, our prayers are with our brothers and sisters in harms way.

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Why Are America’s Farmers Killing Themselves In Record Numbers?

Ginnie pauses at the desk where she found her husband Matt’s letter on the night he died.

“My dearest love,” it began, and continued for pages. “I have torment in my head.”

On the morning of his last day, 12 May 2011, Matt stood in the kitchen of their farmhouse.

“I can’t think,” he told Ginnie. “I feel paralyzed.”

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