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About whungerford

* Contributor at NewNY23rd.com where we discuss the politics, economics, and events of the New New York 23rd Congressional District (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Chemung, (Eastern) Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben,Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties) Please visit and comment on whatever strikes your fancy.

Will stimulus work?

In an article in Politico, Joshua Zeitz discusses the question of making the stimulus work. He writes: Sweeping in its ambition, the (CARES ACT) package endeavors to infuse hundreds of thousands of small businesses, tens of millions of individuals and … Continue reading

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Is it dangerous to live or have lived in Detroit?

As a former resident of the city, I wonder if my life there put myself and my family at risk? Higher-than-average rates of certain chronic conditions, including asthma, may make Detroit residents more vulnerable to severe complications of the disease. … Continue reading

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Problem Solvers release plan

We’re working hard to get immediate relief to the American people during this Coronavirus outbreak…–Rep. Tom Reed   The Problem Solvers Caucus’ proposed recommendations include:  Economic Response for Businesses, Employees and the Self-Employed Immediate, Direct Financial Payments to Individuals: Limited only to … Continue reading

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Government of, by, and for the Government.

Erik Prince, the security contractor with close ties to the Trump administration, has in recent years helped recruit former American and British spies for secretive intelligence-gathering operations that included infiltrating Democratic congressional campaigns, labor organizations and other groups considered hostile … Continue reading

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Can Trump pardon Stone?

…he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.–Article II, Section 2 of The Constitution ooooo Can Trump pardon Stone? Professor Corey Brettschneider, writing for Politico, claims he can’t. … Continue reading

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Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019

H.R. 2546 — Colorado Wilderness Act of 2019 CRS Summary: This bill designates specified lands in Colorado managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) or the Forest Service as wilderness and as components of the National Wilderness Preservation System. … Continue reading

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Richard Nixon Wants a Retrial

This letter by Rev. Gary McCaslin appeared in the Corning Leader on Sunday February 2, 2020. It is posted here with permission of the author. Richard Nixon Wants a Retrial We have heard the essence of Trump’s defense from Alan … Continue reading

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