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No relief for seniors as big drop forecasted for Social Security COLA

Seniors will see a significant reduction in their Social Security COLA adjustments next year. (iStock) The number of seniors receiving Social Security benefits could rise by as much as 2.5%, an early official said, which is below the moderate rate of inflation. estimate. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate of 2.5% is slightly higher than […]

Student loan borrowers facing financial hardship may qualify for Biden’s new round of debt relief

Borrowers with large medical debts, childcare costs, and other financial burdens are eligible for relief. (iStock) Recent Biden-Harris Administration Announcing another proposal We help borrowers deal with high-cost student loans. This round of student debt relief is intended to help students facing severe financial hardship. The proposal would provide automatic relief to borrowers deemed likely […]

GOP launches probe into Biden administration funding of UN Palestinian relief agency

House Republicans are launching an investigation into the Biden administration’s funding for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) following allegations related to the October 7 attack on Israel. “House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and Republicans on the Oversight Committee are launching an […]

UN Relief chief makes startling claim about what his organization really thinks about Hamas

A senior United Nations official sparked outrage this week by suggesting that Hamas is not a terrorist organization, renewing critics’ suspicions that the U.N. has a weakness, or at least a blind spot, on terrorists. Martin GriffithsThe British diplomat, who previously served as UN special envoy for Yemen and is currently both UN Under-Secretary-General for […]

UNRWA leader: Calls for dismantling Palestine relief agency ‘short-sighted’

Philippe Lazzarini, head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), said calls for the organization’s disbandment were “short-sighted” and would spark a bigger crisis in Gaza. “I have discussed with Member States the calls for UNRWA to be dismantled and abolished. I have warned of its […]

Why McDonald’s is charging $18 for a Big Mac meal; there’s no relief in sight

“Eating at home has become more affordable,” Kempczinski said. “The battleground is certainly low-income consumers.” Over the summer, a franchisee near Darien, Conn., was cited for charging $17.59 for a Big Mac combo meal. google map California’s $20-an-hour minimum wage for fast food workers goes into effect in April. McDonald’s and Chipotle both announced they […]

U.S. Pressing Venezuela’s Neighbors to Help Fix Biden Sanctions Relief Disaster

The United States will help Venezuela’s neighbors build bridges between socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro and Venezuelan opposition forces after Maduro pushed through questionable deals brokered by the White House, according to Bloomberg. I’m asking for report Saturday. Bloomberg reports that two anonymous U.S. officials met with several diplomats at the Colombian ambassador’s residence in Washington […]

Venezuela Kills Presidential Election After Clinching Sanctions Relief

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro said Thursday that the agreement signed between the socialist government and Venezuela's “opposition” to hold “free and fair” presidential elections in 2024 has been “mortally wounded.” '' and suggested canceling the election. The agreement, signed in Barbados in October through the mediation of US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, committed Maduro […]

Kaylin Gillis’ dad shares ‘profound relief’ at killer’s conviction

The father of Kaylin Gillis, a 20-year-old Upstate woman who was shot and killed after accidentally driving into the wrong driveway, has expressed “deep relief” after her attacker was found guilty, saying “justice has finally been served.” said. Kevin Monahan, 66, was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday after a two-week trial in Gillis' […]

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