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  • Attorney General Jeff Sessions Fires McCabe 2 Days Before Retirement

    Attorney General Jeff Sessions late Friday night accepted the recommendation that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, who took the reins of the agency during the turbulent days after the abrupt firing of James Comey, be terminated — two days before he was to retire and become eligible for full pension benefits. Read fully story...

  • American Families Risk Retiring Broke - Lack Savings - Michael Hackmer

    U.S. Facing An Economic Crisis: Americans Have Low Savings and Low Wages

    There are some good numbers that are hard to ignore: Millionaire households in the U.S. jumped by more than 700,000 last year, according to a new report from Spectrem Group. The U.S. now has a record of more than 11 million millionaire households, which is an increase of 6 percent over the previous ...

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How the Great Recession and Technology Have Put The Two-Party System In Peril

The 2016 election was more about the election of Donald Trump, or the rise of Bernie Sanders. A rift in the fabric of traditional political alignments has taken place. How will it impact the Democratic Party? Or the Republican Party? And what is the future for American voters. READ THE STORY ON APRIL 23, 2018.


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House Speaker Paul RyanRead more +08 May 2017 By Reform Party Virginia in Health Care, Reform Party - Virginia, US Politics

Republican Obamacare Repeal Bill Is About Appearances Not Better Health Care

Last week, in an effort to make changes to the U.S. healthcare system, the House Republicans managed to persuade some hold-outs to pass a self-titled Obamacare repeal bill called the American Health Care Act (AHCA). With the legislation focused heavily on banning funding for abortion, adding billions in funding for subsidies to off-set those removed,
Jill Stein Recount - 2016 ElectionRead more +28 November 2016 By Michael Hackmer in 2016 Election, US Politics

What Is The Real Motivation For Jill Stein’s Recounts?

In an effort being lead by Jill Stein, the Green Party’s 2016 presidential candidate, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and Michigan could all be asked to recount the votes from 2016 election. The process is expected to take a long time (even longer since Stein has requested hand-counting each vote), and there is some potential that the recounts may
Early Election Map NY Times - 11082016Read more +08 November 2016 By Michael Hackmer in 2016 Election, US Politics

Love The NY Times Vote Forecast Dashboard

The NY Times may not be the high quality news organization it once was, but they have totally tapped into my Dominos-Pizza-Tracker-Lover self with their LIVE Presidential Forecast dashboard. It’s geeky and very cool! Click here for the state of Florida Obviously, the tracking will get better as more results come in. But you can

SPONSORED: How The U.S. Military Uses Instagram

How do the armed forces of the United States use Instagram? Who is most successful and why? And how can people communicate with our men and women in the military on this social channel? Click here to read this report from Social Web Tactics to learn more.

Read more +01 April 2017 By Michael Hackmer in International, Latin America, Venezuela

Maduro Launches Coup: It’s Time For US and Latin American Action Against Venezuela

It’s time the U.S. stopped playing a weak rhetorical game, and rally the nations of the Americas to end the tragedy of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s criminal socialist dictatorship. Last Wednesday, in a move that has effectively eliminated the voice of the people and any opposition to the government, Maduro’s appointed members of the Supreme
Colombia Land MinesRead more +08 June 2010 By Michael Hackmer in Colombia, International

Colombia uncovers and destroys 775 mines

It is a truly foreign concept to many of us here in the US, but in many countries throughout the world, the use of land mines is a serious issue. Many terrorist organizations use land mines to kill and create chaos in whatever twisted campaign they are waging. The people who suffer are children and
Venezuela Soap Opera Banned - Hugo ChavezRead more +11 January 2010 By Michael Hackmer in International, Venezuela

Hugo Chavez Wants Venezuelan Film Producers to Develop Socialist Soap Operas

As if Venezuelans do not have enough challenges. Facing a 50% devaluation in their currency (announced by Chavez this past weekend), record crime rates, power outages, collapsing industrial infrastructure and food shortages, President Chavez is asking film producers to alter Venezuela’s beloved soap operas or telenovelas to make “socialist soap operas” as part of his


Lisa Howard with Fidel Castro - Photo - National Security ArchiveRead more +21 April 2018 By Michael Hackmer in Culture and Society, Media

My Dearest Fidel: A Gripping Story About Lisa Howard and Her Relationship With Fidel Castro

This morning, I stumbled upon, “‘My Dearest Fidel’: An ABC Journalist’s Secret Liaison With Fidel Castro,” by Peter Kornbluh, who works at the National Security Archive in Washington, DC. This is an absolutely gripping article on Lisa Howard. For those who do know of her, Lisa Howard was an American journalist, writer and television news anchor.
The only way to fight such darkness is by living a life connected to othersRead more +03 October 2017 By Michael Hackmer in Culture and Society

On The Las Vegas Shooting: “The only way to fight such darkness is by living a life connected to others”

When a person stops valuing life, a part of him ceases to be bound by love, decency, and respect, by rational thought, and the thought of others.   When a person stops valuing life, their bond to the rest of humankind is broken. No law or rule will repair that bond. And though it may
Ivanka Trump - Red Eyes - PoliticoRead more +21 March 2017 By Michael Hackmer in Culture and Society, Ivanka Trump, Media Bias

In Story About Ivanka Trump, Politico Gives Her Red, Evil Eyes. Effect Missing In Pictures Of Democratic Women

In story published on Politico today about Ivanka Trump getting an office in West Wing of the House House, but not becoming a government employee (Ivanka Trump set to get West Wing office as role expands), the online political journal uses a large photo of the first daughter with a serious face, a dark maroon


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  • Reform Party: Out Of Control Spending And Debt From Democrats And Republicans Must Be Stopped

    Key Facts For This Story: The federal government collected a record of $736 billion in individual income taxes over the last six months. The previous record was set during the same period last year. Social Security and payroll tax revenues were down slightly from the same six-month period last year,...

  • September 11, 2001 - Never Forget

    Reform Party of Virginia Statement on the 16th Anniversary of September 11, 2001

    The Reform Party of Virginia release my statement today on the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001: “Today, we remember one of the darkest times in our nation’s history. “We remember brave acts. We remember the souls of our loved ones, and those souls our fellow Americans...

  • Reform Party - National

    Reform Party Statement on UVA Situation

    The situation at the University of Virginia reminds us that hate still exists in the country, and that no matter how far we move as a society, that the fringe right will stand against progress. The actions of Nazis, Neo-Confederates and Klansman in Virginia symbolize the worst in American politics, ...

  • Reform Party - National

    Reform Party Statement on Party Principles

    Many politicians and political parties change with the wind, and move in the direction of least resistance. The Reform Party has stood proudly against the establishment since 1996, and will not move away from opening the ballots, ending gerrymandering and limiting the influence of lobbyists on legis...

  • Reform Party - Florida

    Florida Reform Party Chairman Paul Bachmann Running Florida State House District 66

    Reform Party of Florida Chairman and disability issues activist Paul Bachmann is running for Florida State House District 66. Even though this is his first run for office, Mr. Bachmann has been participating in the American political process for ten years. He has worked on several campaigns in the p...


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