25 ways to save $250 a month that everyone is messing up

April 23, 2017

… When you think about saving money, you most likely think about reducing expenses like going out to dinner less often. But, when was the last time that you compared the rates and deals of your bank, insurance company, the Internet or cell phone provider? Theres a good chance that there are better options available. Switching your cell phone provider, for example, may not save you $250 alone per month, but you may find a plan thats $25 cheaper per month. Add that to your other saving methods and …

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General election 2017: Tories move to dampen tax hike fears – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… clear mandate to execute our plan”. “All chancellors would prefer to have more flexibility in how they manage the economy and how they manage the overall tax burden down [rather] than having to have their hands constrained,” he said. “But what we put in the manifesto will be decided in the next few days and we will publish that.” ‘Budgeting problems’ Shadow chancellor John McDonnell said the chancellor was facing a 2bn gap in his budget following the …

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UK’s online shoppers top global spending survey – BBC News

April 22, 2017

… retailers have felt a significant impact from the online shopping habits of customers. Earlier this week, High Street retailer Debenhams announced a change of strategy owing, in part, to fast-growing “mobile interaction”. The plan means up to 10 of its 176 UK stores may be closed over the next five years. A central distribution warehouse and about 10 smaller warehouses could also be shut. A further cost burden was also felt, particularly by clothes retailers, as a result of online …

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General election 2017: Corbyn focuses on ‘super-sized’ classes – BBC News

April 21, 2017

With under seven weeks to go until polling day, parties are racing to select candidates and prepare for the snap 8 June election, announced by Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday. What you need to know about the general election plan to raise death legal fees ditched Parties race to choose candidates Mr Corbyn, who insisted on Thursday that he can defy the polls and “change the direction” of the election, has used Labour analysis of Department for Education figures to focus on …

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Trump draws on populist campaign roots as 100th day nears

April 19, 2017

… problem?” Trump tweeted on Sunday. Trump has taken action on other fronts, clinching a series of accomplishments that tick off campaign promises on trade and other areas. On trade, he withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership as promised in his first week in office, put NAFTA partners on notice by initiating a review of the accord and signed a series of executive orders aimed at strengthening US trade laws. And he launched a 100-day action plan with the Chinese President to make …

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Kim Kardashian is endorsing that morning sickness drug again with a weird #tbt

April 14, 2017

… accidents. It is not known if Diclegis is safe & effective in children under 18 years of age. Keep Diclegis & all medicines out of the reach of children. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if youre breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Diclegis can pass into your breast milk & may harm your baby. You shouldnt breastfeed while using Diclegis. A post shared by Kim Kardashian West (@kimkardashian) on Apr 13, 2017 at 8:59am PDT The new version …

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Why lobbyists like Manafort don’t want to register as foreign agents

April 13, 2017

Washington (CNN)Paul Manafort is expected to retroactively file as a foreign agent after failing to disclose his prior work for a foreign government. It won’t be the first time that it is done less than eagerly. Lobbyists representing foreign governments are required to disclose their work in extensive detail to the Department of Justice thanks to the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA). The registrations ask lobbyists about the services they plan to provide for foreign principals, …

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Markey to Trump: Negotiate with Kim Jong Un

April 9, 2017

Washington (CNN)Sen. Edward Markey is calling on President Donald Trump to engage in direct negotiations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as part of a proposed joint effort with China to reduce North Korea’s nuclear threat. The Massachusetts Democrat’s plan, outlined in a letter that was sent to Trump on the eve of his first meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping, suggests that the US should agree to direct talks with North Korea in exchange for China’s commitment …

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Hate crimes focal point of new DOJ task force

April 6, 2017

(CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions provided an update on the Justice Department’s new crime reduction task force Wednesday, including new details on a subcommittee that will specifically focus on hate crime prevention. In a letter to US Attorney’s offices across the country, Sessions explained that the Hate Crimes Subcommittee “will develop a plan to appropriately address hate crimes to better protect the rights of all Americans.” “We must also protect the …

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Meadows ‘intrigued’ on Obamacare change after Pence meeting

April 4, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump’s administration had meetings Monday with two key groups of Republicans, whose split over health care policy caused GOP leaders to pull a plan last month to repeal and replace Obamacare. Emerging from a meeting Monday night with Vice President Mike Pence, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows said his group was “intrigued” by an idea the White House floated to give states more flexibility to opt out of Obamacare regulations using a waiver …

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Trump’s Secretary of Everything: Jared Kushner

April 4, 2017

… meeting was likely to include a discussion of Middle East peace, another area Trump has charged Kushner with overseeing. Kushner, an observant Jew, has known Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for decades, and Trump has expressed rampant optimism at his son-in-law’s ability to broker an agreement. So, too, has Trump lent his support to Kushner’s attempts at managing friendlier ties with Mexico, even as the President continues his controversial plan to construct a border wall. …

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Crayola is killing off a classic crayon and say goodbye to your childhood

March 29, 2017

… in our lives right now, Crayola? No. And you choose to celebrate NATIONAL CRAYON DAY, of all days, by killing a classic crayon off? How do you plan to sleep at night? You’re pitting us against one another: Aside from harsh social media hashtags associated with this event such as #WhosLeaving and #ShareYourFave, Crayola is also encouraging crayon lovers everywhere to fight for their most beloved colors to stick around, promoting favoritism and resulting in a bunch of sad crayon posts. …

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Actress who played Lucille Bluth explains why the Trump family is ‘Arrested Development’ IRL

March 29, 2017

… we talked about a wall between Mexico and the U.S. years before anyone even had an idea about building a wall, Walter said. In that episode, George Bluth (basically the Donald Trump of the Bluths) steals the plan to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall on a government contract from his rival, Stan Sitwell. Ah, sometimes the truth is just stranger (and really worse) than fiction. WATCH: The Raindrop Cake is back and this time it’s a bright shade of purple More From this publisher : HERE …

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PM says Brexit plan to ‘strengthen Union’ ahead of Sturgeon meeting – BBC News

March 27, 2017

… ‘Unstoppable force’ Ahead of Monday’s meeting, Mrs May will address staff at the Department for International Development in East Kilbride. She will say “the strength and stability” of the UK’s union will “become even more important” as Britain leaves the EU – and the “one overarching goal” of her post-Brexit plan is “to build a more united nation”. “A more united nation means working actively to bring people and …

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Freedom Caucus member still a ‘no’ on GOP health bill, despite whip efforts

March 24, 2017

Washington (CNN)Rep. Mo Brooks as of Thursday evening remained a holdout on the GOP health care bill, which he decried as a “massive Republican welfare plan.” The Alabama congressman and member of the House Freedom Caucus told CNN’s Kate Bolduan on “Erin Burnett OutFront” that he was no closer to supporting the bill after meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus. Trump team …

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Why maternity and mental health coverage may decide health care bill’s fate

March 23, 2017

(CNN)House GOP leaders are now looking to change an Obamacare provision that guarantees all health insurers cover services such as maternity, mental health and prescription drugs, in hopes of wooing conservative lawmakers to their side. The dramatic shift — which would strike at blow at the heart of Obamacare — comes after conservative Freedom Caucus members lobbied President Donald Trump Wednesday to eliminate the provision, which is not in the current GOP health care plan. …

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Tillerson plan to skip NATO, visit Russia puts allies on edge

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)The State Department scrambled Tuesday to suggest new dates for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend a meeting of NATO foreign ministers after his plan to skip the annual gathering — but travel to Russia — came to light. Tillerson’s decision to miss his first NATO meeting but visit Russia a week later plunged his department into damage control, frustrated allies and left analysts scratching their heads at an administration that once again is rubbing …

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Trump warns GOP: Don’t break your health care promises

March 22, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, in an attempt to sell the GOP Republican health care plan, warned Republicans about breaking all those promises to repeal Obamacare they’ve made over the years. The White House is currently unsure that Republicans have enough votes to pass the GOP health care bill. And for a president who fashions himself a deal-maker, the law has become a potent test of Trump’s ability to make it happen. “The American people voted for historic change. …

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House Freedom Caucus still believes it can stop leadership’s health care bill

March 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)Members of the House Freedom Caucus continue to claim there are enough “no” votes to kill House leadership’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, which is headed to the House floor Thursday. The group met Monday night for several hours with three Republican senators who have also expressed discontentment with the House legislation: Mike Lee of Utah, Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas. After their meeting, Freedom Caucus members emerged confident …

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Rep. Chris Collins on Meals on Wheels cuts: “That’s not my plan”

March 17, 2017

Washington (CNN)New York Republican Rep. Chris Collins, a longtime backer of President Donald Trump, said he does not support the President’s budget plan to cut funds for Meals on Wheels. “This is the President’s budget, I’m not sure where the details came from. But when we get into appropriations, Meals on Wheels is a wonderful program. It is one I would never vote to cut even one dollar,” Collins said. During a sit down with CNN’s Van Jones on “The …

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Price defends tax cut for health insurance CEOs

March 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price defended Wednesday a tax cut for health insurance CEOs in the Republican plan he supports to repeal and replace part of Obamacare. “This is the federal government before saying to a certain sector of society, a certain individual, you can’t make what that company is willing to pay you,” Price said in a CNN town hall event moderated by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Dana Bash. CNN town hall: HHS Secretary Tom …

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Trump promises ‘negotiation’ on controversial health care bill

March 16, 2017

… opposition from the Democratic Party ensured the bill could only be passed with a united Republican Party. “If we submitted the Democrats’ plan, drawn everything perfect for the Democrats, we wouldn’t get one vote from the Democrats,” Trump said. “But we’re going to get it by.” “I think we’re going to have negotiation,” he told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson. “The only way you’re going to get it passed is with …

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Democrats urge one another not to get distracted by Trump’s taxes

March 15, 2017

Washington (CNN)Democratic operatives and lawmakers who once would have rejoiced at the release of President Donald Trump’s taxes reacted to the publication of his 2005 tax return by urging their colleagues not to get distracted from the Republican health care plan. Journalist David Cay Johnston published the return information ahead of an appearance on MSNBC Tuesday. The return, which Johnson said he found in his mailbox, found that Trump paid $38 million in income tax in 2005. It …

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A CBO report that conservatives can get behind

March 14, 2017

… AHCA: The law puts in place a number of important structural reforms that will eventually lower costs and place federal health spending on a more sustainable pathway. But these benefits are easily overlooked, given negative coverage around the CBO’s conclusions about the effects on coverage with the GOP plan, and continued conservative criticism of it. Whatever path they choose, President Trump and congressional leaders should not squander this unique opportunity to change the American …

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