Illinois could learn credit rating lessons from Michigan

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Michigan clawed its way out of the cellar many years ago, but is not without problems.  We continue to learn about the games that governors have played once they leave the office.  Snyder’s shenanigans are starting to come to light even now.  However, even with these issues, the Great Lakes State is dramatically better off than it’s neighbor to the southwest.

Illinois’ Great Lakes neighbor Michigan may have some lessons that Illinois could learn when it comes to finances. Credit rating agency S&P’s latest Illinois report removed the Land of Lincoln from a negative to a stable outlook because of the budget and $5 billion tax hike imposed by lawmakers in July. But, Illinois still has the lowest credit rating […]

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Facebook Says Fake Russian Accounts Bought $100,00 in Ads–to Make Americans Hate Each Other

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Ah, finally it comes out.  So, will the American Media recognize and accept that they were the real pawns and influencers in this grand production played by Russia?

Facebook announced today that its internal investigation revealed fake Russian accounts bought at least $100,000 of political ads during the 2016 election season. But rather than push any particular candidate or position, the ads seemed designed to push us farther apart.

By now you’re familiar with the news. Whether President Donald Trump was involved or not, and whether they actually affected the vote or not, it’s very clear that Russian operatives took part in the 2016 U.S. presidential election in a number of ways, including hacking into the Democratic National Committee’s emails, according to FBI, CIA, and NSA investigations.