July 18, 2024

NY Times: Yeah, OK, Wages Do Rise When Migration Falls

Vermont families are earning higher wages because migrants are not going to the northern state, says a New York Times article. The lack of migrants pressures local CEOs to raise their existing workers’ output — and so the CEOs are raising productivity with new machines, training, and worksite reforms, the newspaper reported. “At Burlington Bagel

Passenger bus falls off cliff in Mexico, at least 18 dead and more than 30 injured: report

Authorities in Mexico said a bus fell off a cliff on the western side of the country, leaving at least 18 people dead and more than 30 others injured, including nearly a dozen children, according to a report. The Nayarit prosecutor’s office said Sunday evening the bus fell approximately 50 feet down a ravine on […]

Fertility Doc Accused of Using Own Sperm Dies as Plane Falls Apart Mid-Flight

A man killed in a small plane crash in upstate New York on Sunday was identified by authorities as Dr. Morris Wortman, a gynecologist accused of using his own sperm to impregnate several of his patients.Wortman, 72, died after the plane crashed in an Orleans County pasture, having seemingly fallen apart in mid-air, according to

Debt anxiety falls a little on the Hill. It might not be enough.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy speaks with reporters at the U.S. Capitol after he and other Congressional leaders met with President Biden at the White House to discuss the debt ceiling May 9, 2src23. | Francis Chung/POLITICO President Joe Biden and Speaker Kevin McCarthy are still very much in the finger-pointing stage of the economy-rattling debt crisis.

New Jersey: Decorative Helicopter Falls into Water Park Pool, Injuring 4

A decorative helicopter fell into a pool inside the American Dream Mall in New Jersey, injuring four people. The incident happened in the DreamWorks Water Park in the large swimming pool over which multiple franchise characters from Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda hang from the domed ceiling. At around 3 p.m. on Sunday, a decorative helicopter inexplicably

New Jersey water park closes after decorative helicopter falls, injures 4

A New Jersey water park is closed after a decorative helicopter hanging from a ceiling crashed into a swimming pool and injured four people Sunday afternoon, authorities said. The suspended prop fell just after 3 p.m. at the DreamWorks Water Park, a venue that is part of the American Dream shopping and entertainment complex in […]

December spending gloom falls on GOP: ‘I’m so disgusted’

And while some McCarthy allies acknowledge that a spending deal would ease their to-do list in the new Congress, few House Republicans can be counted on to support it. McCarthy himself is aligning with conservatives who want to see Congress punt, thus denying Democrats a year-end win — while depositing a spending fight on the

Ex-Austin Peay Player Falls Victim to NFL Tryout Hoax

A former Austin Peay player showed up to the Atlanta Falcons practice facility this weekend believing he was pursuing his dream of playing in the NFL. Instead, upon his arrival, he found out that he had been duped by an elaborate hoax. Juantarius Bryant, an ex-defensive back for the Austin Peay Governors, was contacted via…

First Deaths Reported From Hurricane Florence After Tree Falls On South Carolina Family’s Home

Hurricane Florence took its first two victims Friday afternoon when a mother and infant were killed after a tree fell on their North Carolina home, according to local police reports. The father was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington for medical care, according to a tweet from the Wilmington police’s Twitter profile. “WPD […]

Black unemployment rate falls to record low.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 6.8 percent unemployment rate for black workers in December, the lowest in the 45 years the data has been tracked. Unemployment overall was 4.1 percent. Unemployment among black workers is at its lowest since at least the early 1970s, when the government began tracking the data. The black unemployment […]

Senate Budget a Major Step Toward Tax Reform, but Falls Short on Spending Reforms

The Senate passed its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution late Thursday night, paving the way for potentially the most comprehensive tax reform package in decades. The proposal is a significant step toward implementing the president and Congress’ tax reform agenda. However, it fails to make significant cuts to federal spending—an important piece of the puzzle […]

Another Campaign Promise Kept: Trump Bombs the Hell Out of ISIS – Islamic State Capital Falls

During the 2015-2016 candidate Donald Trump promised his supporters that he would not pussy-foot with ISIS. Trump repeatedly told supporters, “I’m going to bomb the hell out of them!” Trump supporters LOVED IT. After nine months in office President Trump it is now clear that President Trump kept this promise. US-backed troops took control of […]

Obama’s “Evidence” Against Russia Falls Flat

The Democrats have been saying that there’s proof that the Russians hacked into Democratic Party computers for the purpose of obtaining and planting information that would help elect Donald J. Trump as president. But the proof wasn’t provided when President Obama issued an executive order and announced the expulsions of Russians from the U.S., and […]

Obama’s “Evidence” Against Russia Falls Flat

The Democrats have been saying that there’s proof that the Russians hacked into Democratic Party computers for the purpose of obtaining and planting information that would help elect Donald J. Trump as president. But the proof wasn’t provided when President Obama issued an executive order and announced the expulsions of Russians from the U.S., and […]

Loretta Lynch falls under the Clintons’ corrupting influence

She can’t help herself. Even yesterday, with the political world fixated on her meeting with FBI agents, Hillary Clinton had her flack mislead the public. A spokesman said she gave a “voluntary” interview, which is true only because she agreed to talk instead of waiting to be subpoenaed. The flack also said she was “pleased” […]

A Constitutional Originalist Falls and Everything Is At Stake For Conservatives and the Republic

Yesterday, my world was rocked when I saw the very sad news that Justice Antonin Scalia had unexpectedly passed away. It was like a gut punch and I was not alone in feeling as though I had lost a member of my family. Scalia was a Constitutional originalist and one of the most brilliant legal […]

Obama Falls to No. 3 on Forbes ‘MOST POWERFUL’ List — Here Are the World Leaders Who Have Him Beat

Though the president of the United States is commonly referred to as the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama dropped to No. 3 this year on the Forbes list of “The World’s Most Powerful People.” He slipped from second place in last year’s ranking and is now behind both Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

As Obama’s Economy Falls, White House Excuses Boom

View Enlarged Image Economy: They must be getting pretty desperate in the White House economic shop these days. When the revised GDP numbers showed a first-quarter decline of 0.7%, they started blaming the estimates themselves. On the list of excuses for President Obama’s ongoing failure to produce decent economic growth, we hadn’t heard this one: […]

Obama’s ‘Historic’ Iran Deal Falls Apart, As Mullahs Rev Up High-Speed Centrifuges

The very thin fiction of Obama’s “historic” agreement with Iran is unraveling with amazing speed. It’s notable that the Iranians never felt any urge to play along with Obama, not even for a few hours. They were loudly announcing his spin on the deal was false before the sun set on the day the agreement was announced. […]

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