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America’s Political Divisions Overshadow Sports Following Trump’s NFL Remarks

America’s Political Divisions Overshadow Sports Following Trump’s NFL Remarks

Political Debates Spurred After Trump’s Comments about NFL  America’s political divisions are beginning to shroud an otherwise-apolitical sports industry after President Donald Trump picked an unprovoked fight with certain National Football League (NFL) players and team owners. Trump targeted NFL players who “took a knee” while the U.S. national anthem was playing before football games. (more…)

Houston Mayor Proposes Tax Hike to Fund Hurricane Harvey Recovery

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Mayor of Houston Proposes Temporarily Increasing Property Taxes The Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner, is proposing a temporary property tax hike in order to generate funds to pay for recovery operations related to the massive destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. Hurricane Harvey caused billions of dollars of damages in the city.

Congressional Job Approval Rating at 2017 Low of 16%

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Those in Congress probably believe they’re doing a good job, but American voters aren’t so sure. According to a recent Gallup poll, congressional approval remains subdued in September at a dismal 16%. The last time Congress approval was lower was in July 2016, when it was at just 13%.

Antifa Protest in Portland Leads to Arrests, Violence

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The U.S. Continues to Be Plagued by Violent Political Protests Antifa demonstrators were seen launching projectiles at police officers during rallies in downtown Portland on the weekend, injuring at least two people and leading to several arrests, according to police.