Archive | November, 2010

Washington Hotline – November – Week 5 – 2010

President Pardons Turkeys A Thanksgiving tradition since the days of President Harry Truman is that two turkeys receive a Presidential pardon. Two California-born turkeys named Apple and Cider were at the White House this week to receive the official Presidential pardon. The turkeys were 21 weeks old and the names Apple and Cider were selected […]

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Ways to Control What You’ll Spend on a Funeral

Ways to Control What You’ll Spend on a Funeral It doesn’t matter whether a loved one dies suddenly or with warning – funeral costs can be daunting. According to the National Funeral Directors Association, which bills itself as the world’s leading funeral service association, the average cost of an adult funeral in 2010 stood at […]

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Washington Hotline November – Week 3 – 2010

Fiscal Commission Publishes Draft Report In a surprise press conference on November 10, 2010, Co-Chairs Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform decided to release a preliminary report. Bowles is a Democrat who served as the Chief of Staff for President Bill Clinton. Simpson is a Republican who […]

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