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Man In Center Of Political Spectrum Under Impression He Less Obnoxious

MT. VERNON, OH—Loudly explaining to anyone within earshot that both the left and right were ruining the level of discourse in this country, Jesse Levin, a man firmly in the center of the political spectrum, is under the impression that he is less obnoxious than those with more partisan viewpoints, sources reported Friday.

What Is Trump’s Relationship With White Nationalism?

Since the weekend’s violent protests in Charlottesville, VA, many have criticized President Trump for his failure to outright condemn the white supremacists involved. The Onion breaks down Trump’s relationship to this powerful hate group.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Returns To Off-Season Lifeguarding Job

ALEXANDRIA, VA—Saying she hadn’t missed a summer since she was on the U.S. Court of Appeals, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said Tuesday that she had once again returned to her off-season lifeguarding job at Splash Central waterpark.

President’s American Manufacturing Council Down To CEO Of Shoe Carnival

WASHINGTON—Following a series of resignations from prominent CEOs amid the fallout from President Trump’s handling of white-nationalist violence in Charlottesville, VA, White House sources confirmed Tuesday that Trump’s American Manufacturing Council is now down to a single member, Clifton Sifford, CEO and president of Shoe Carnival.
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Panel Chairmen: Cut $200 Billion From Budget

The chairmen of a bipartisan panel on reducing the federal budget deficit have outlined a proposal that, among other things, calls for boosting the federal gas tax, raising the retirement age, and reducing corporate tax rates to as low as 26 percent. Here are some of their other suggestions:

  • Raise taxes on everyone in Rhode Island—it's not like they can do anything about it
  • Register the United States as a corporation in the Cayman Islands
  • Save $1.3 million in annual salaries by cutting back the Supreme Court to a less-extravagant three-judge panel
  • Drastic reduction in number of middle-school crossing guards at intersections—those children should know how to do this by now
  • Replace federal work force with a computer
  • Beginning in 2020, all Social Security recipients must work minimum of two monthly shifts at Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
  • $50 Air Force One checked-bag fee
  • Sharply increase taxes on the lower class, as the middle and upper classes each have a political party defending their interests

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