Trump’s budget relies on “accounting gimmicks” long popular with both parties, such as using overly rosy economic projections to make an end-run around budget caps that his fellow Republicans once championed. The proposed budget would run trillion-dollar deficits in each of the next four years, and would take 15 years to balance—even with the optimistic assumptions about future economic growth—five years longer than the Trump administration’s first budget promised.
The budget proposal released Monday also puts to bed the question of whether Trump can keep his campaign promiseto eliminate the national debt in eight years.
Indeed, under the projections included in the budget plan, the country would run a deficit of $631 billion in 2025 (which would be Trump’s eighth budget, if he remains in office that long)—hardly smaller than the $666 billion deficit in the final fiscal year of Obama’s time in office.
Most of the documents, including court orders and motions, were filed under seal or heavily redacted, similar to other cases in New York and Florida involving Epstein, a wealthy, politically connected money manager.
A group of doctors on Sunday held a mass to pray for the sick, and later walked to the J.M. de los Rios hospital to seek more details about the situation there.
The doors were locked even though they arrived during visiting hours. Women shouted from the windows that they needed help and that there was no food, but police at the entrance blocked their way, according to a Reuters witness.
11 businesses raided, 6 people arrested.
Gee, some Arizona ranchers just now realized Trump’s a fraud
They weren’t paying attention when Trump admitted his “university” was a scam?
When Donald Trump was elected president, rancher John Ladd said smuggling traffic on his ranch immediately dipped, and he slept soundly for the first time in years.
Ladd, 63, a fourth-generation cattle rancher, had voted for Trump and his promise to build a border wall and have Mexico pay for it. But the wall hasn’t been constructed, the respite didn’t last, and Ladd, along with other vocal southern Arizona ranchers, has lost faith in the Border Patrol’s barrier plans.
“It’s really quite easy,” Klonick says. “Which is part of … the scary, kind of, learning tool about this exercise.”
One student found the name of a man on a plane after hearing him arrange his pickup from the airport. Another pinned down the identity of a stranger on a train by putting together the name of the college on his shirt with a first name overheard in conversation.
Cops in North Jersey responding to calls about doped-out people doing outrageous things.
According to its ingredients list, Catnip Cocktail doesn’t actually contain any catnip. It does, however, contain caffeine and “1-4 BDO” — short for 1,4-butanediol. The compound is listed as a Schedule 1 controlled dangerous substance under New Jersey’s administrative code, but is not illegal at the federal level.
In a 2009 report, the National Drug Intelligence Center warned that 1,4-butanediol metabolizes into the “date rape” drug GHB after it’s ingested, and is often marketed as “fish tank cleaner,” “ink stain remover” or “nail enamel remover.” It’s unclear who manufactures Catnip Cocktail, and a request for comment sent through the website where it’s listed for sale wasn’t immediately returned.
Nathan Sousley said it all apparently began when a hospital security guard entered his room and told him he smelled marijuana. “He said I smelled marijuana coming from you room. I was like, it’s not me. I didn’t have any marijuana, so leave me alone because I’m trying to sleep,” Sousley told a local Fox affiliate.
——> Maybe it’s time to stop refer madness once and for all?
2 paragliders die after mid-air collision in San Diego
Orange County Register
Dude invades Taco Bell kitchen, Makes Own “Mexican Pizza”
The Smoking Gun
Guy’s beef? Not enough meat. Never mind the whole issue of what is a Mexican pizza. Cops reviewing surveillance video … seeking man with indigestion?
Workers are receiving the fattest wage increases since the Great Recession as employers struggle to find enough people to fill their ranks and employees have more leverage to demand higher pay and jump to better jobs.
Wages grew 3.4 percent in the past year, the government reported Friday, the fastest pace in nearly a decade and well above inflation, suggesting that employers are hustling to lure and retain workers. Many are slashing requirements for jobs and are hiring workers quickly to prevent them from being scooped up by competitors, a far cry from the days when job seekers felt lucky to even get a callback.
A federal investigation into Henson’s practice was launched in 2014 after a pharmacist expressed concern that he was overprescribing controlled medications. The investigation determined that drugs were offered to patients for $300 cash, with few questions asked.
Yes, there is at least some water on the moon
Goddard manages the LRO mission for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Funding for the research came from LRO, and the team received additional support from a NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute (SSERVI) cooperative agreement.
NASA is leading a sustainable return to the Moon with commercial and international partners to expand human presence in space and bring back new knowledge and opportunities.
Town By Town, Local Journalism Is Dying In Plain Sight
AP/Talking Points Memo
>>>>>>> Enter the age of robo-stories
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