Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Politics | On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post Advertisement Supported by ByRobert Pear March 10, 2019 WASHINGTON — If you’re on federal disability payments and on social media, be careful what you post. Uncle Sam wants to watch. The Trump administration has been quietly working on a proposal to use social media such as Facebook and Twitter to help identify people who claim Social Security disability benefits without actually being disabled. If, for example, a person claimed benefits because of a back injury but was shown playing golf in a photograph posted on Facebook, that could be used as evidence that the injury was not disabling. “There is a little bitty chance that Social Security may be snooping on your Facebook or your Twitter account,” Robert … [Read more...] about On Disability and on Facebook? Uncle Sam Wants to Watch What You Post
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Supported by ByCarl Hulse Nov. 7, 2018 WASHINGTON — The new Democratic majority in the House confronts President Trump with a dramatically different reality on Capitol Hill and sets up the likelihood of two years marked more by conflict than cooperation. “We won,” Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader, said in an interview on Wednesday. “It is a new day in the capital of the United States. And we fully intend to take advantage of that opportunity.” But many of the Democratic newcomers will represent the swing districts they took from Republicans. Despite the overall leftward direction of their party in recent years, House Democrats will need to be mindful of the tilt of those districts or risk losing their gains in 2020. “The path to a majority was in moderate and … [Read more...] about 4 Things to Watch as House Democrats Usher In Divided Government
By Madalyn Mendoza, mySanAntonio.com Published 2:12 pm CDT, Thursday, October 4, 2018 Huebel's, a popular neon-lit watering hole in Smithville, was used in the movies "Hope Floats" and "Doonby." Huebel's, a popular neon-lit watering hole in Smithville, was used in the movies "Hope Floats" and "Doonby." Photo: Cody Duty, Staff Huebel's Bier Garden used in the movies Hope Floats and Doonby is seen Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Smithville. ( Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle ) Huebel's Bier Garden used in the movies Hope Floats and Doonby is seen Tuesday, June 14, 2011, in Smithville. ( Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle ) Photo: Cody Duty, Staff A flag telling visitors the movie "Hope Floats" was filmed in Smithville, blows in the wind in downtown Smithville on Wednesday, May 23, 2012. A flag telling visitors the movie "Hope Floats" was filmed in … [Read more...] about ‘Hope Floats’ fans can watch the movie in the same Texas town where it was filmed
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Economy Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByPatricia Cohen Sept. 7, 2018 The Labor Department will release the hiring and unemployment figures for August at 8:30 a.m. Eastern time. The monthly report provides one of the better snapshots of the state of the American economy. Here’s what to watch for: • Wall Street analysts expect the report to show that job creation picked up last month, with employers adding 190,000 jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics initially estimated that 157,000 new jobs were created in July, a figure likely to be revised. Over the last year, monthly job growth has averaged 200,000. • Unemployment is expected to tick down to 3.8 percent from the 3.9 percent reported for July. • Average hourly earnings are expected to increase 0.2 percent, down from 0.3 percent in July, putting the … [Read more...] about Jobs Report for August: What to Watch For
TELLY fans have to shell out for a TV licence and even those who use the iPlayer to watch any BBC programmes need to cough up. But what exactly is the licence for and how much does it cost? Find out here. When is the TV licence fee going up and how much by? The cost of a full-colour TV licence for 12 months is £150.50. It rose on April 1 2018, and applies to anyone buying or renewing a licence after that date. The charge means people will be forking out £2.89 a week - up from £2.83 - or £12.54 a month. If you pay via a monthly or weekly plan which stared before April 1 then you'll continue paying the old fee until your licence is up for renewal. Who doesn't have to pay for a TV licence? Some people are entitled to a free TV licence: For example if you're aged over 75 or you're a resident in a care home. You can pay for your licence all in one go or spread the cost throughout the year using direct debit. Watching live TV or catch-up through the BBC iPlayer on … [Read more...] about Do I need a TV licence to watch TV, how is is the BBC funded and can I watch BBC iPlayer if I don’t have one?