How to Attend the 2017 Presidential Inauguration in Washington DC

2017 Trump Presidential Inauguration
How to get Inauguration Tickets Inauguration tickets are assigned a month ahead to congressional districts via members of the House of Representatives or US Senate. You may contact your senator or house representative to get tickets to the main event. Washington DC currently expects 800,000-900,000 people to attend the historic inaugural event. While most of these people are there to cheer...

Is Weed Legal Now? Short Answer: It’s Complicated

Marijuana has become so common that you may see people smoking it while walking down the street, depending on where you live. If you want to know if it is legal, the answer is yes and no. Let's look at the complex issue of weed legality.   Federal Law   Marijuana is illegal under federal law, and it remains a Schedule 1 drug....

What Investments are the Best Options for Your First IRA?

If you have just opened your first IRA, then congratulations! You have just taken an important step toward securing your financial future. An IRA (which stands for "individual retirement account") is merely a vehicle that facilitates retirement savings with favorable tax treatment. If you are doing a self-directed IRA, then you most likely still need to select the individual...

How Will The Republicans Replace Obamacare?

There are relatively few laws that passed during President Obama's administration that were as controversial as the Affordable Care Act. The Act, widely called ObamaCare, was a compromise that made few people happy. It was a step to close to universal healthcare for Republicans, yet a bill that was too far away from single-payer health care for Democrats. During...

Should I Invest in the Middle East?

Invest in Middle East
Smart investors are constantly looking for ways to improve their investment returns. They know that international investments carry good potential rewards with great diversification, but only if they invest in the right markets. You might wonder if you should invest in the Middle East, given the political instability in the news recently. Despite the turmoil of the Arab Spring...

Minimum Wage: Comparing Its Creation to the Present Day

Current news and politics are filled with discussion on the minimum wage. Most of the talk concerns raising the minimum wage to a level where the average person making minimum wage is making a living wage. When considering changes to minimum wage, it’s helpful to examine its history, original purpose and how it has changed over the decades. Creation of...

President Trump’s First State of the Union Address

When is Trump State of Union
The State of the Union address is an important speech for any president. As Donald Trump has just been inaugurated, the public awaits what he has to say. After being sworn into office, he gave a passionate speech that talked about how Americans will begin taking back the country. It will be interesting to listen to the words that...

Security Laws You Should Know About

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Protecting your home and family is more than a responsibility — it is your right as a citizen. Fortunately, modern technology makes keeping your home and family safe more effective and convenient than ever before. There are safeguards for securing firearms, reinforcements for doors and locks, and, of course, security systems. But in order to utilize these resources, however,...

How Betsy DeVos Could Fix America’s Broken Education System

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President Trump's controversial pick for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, may actually hold the key to revolutionizing America's educational system. Her selection is an obvious means to accomplish Trump's campaign promise to provide $20 billion in funding to school choice programs. The big question is how is this program likely to pan out, and what will DeVos particular vision for...

An Overview of What Donaldcare Could Entail

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Democrats, Republicans, and political independents are all anxious to see what the future holds for the health care system in the United States. Newly elected President Donald Trump has already stated that there will be tweaks, if not an outright repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Trump believes that elected representatives should get rid of the individual mandate because...

What is the New Hampshire Right to Work Law?

New Hampshire Right to Work
State government officials are in a quandary over the decision of whether or not to adopt Right-to-Work legislation. For a decade, lawmakers remained at odds over the bill. Governor Chris Sununu believes Right-to-Work “gives employees once and for all the flexibility they deserve in the workplace.” He hopes the legislation would attract new companies to the state and improve...

Why You Need A One Year Food Storage Supply

One Year Food Storage Supply
Why Storing a Year's Supply of Food May be a Good Idea The current political situation in the United States has shaken some people to the core. Hillary Clinton supporters who were certain she would win the election are doing everything they can to disrupt the Trump administration and cause chaos. The media is engulfed in fear-mongering and desperate to sell the...

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