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Trip through time: Remember ‘The Alamo’ – Moberly Monitor Index

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

Tona Thornburg Court, Randolph County Historical Society, Submitted HUNTSVILLE, Mo. — Nope — it’s not the famous Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, where Commander Jim Bowie and frontiersman Davy Crockett lost their lives trying to fight off the Mexican army in 1836. This is the not-so-famous Alamo tea room and filling station (what a strange combo that must have been) that was built by Dr. E. E. Hobbs, a dentist here in Moberly, on Huntsville Road in 1929. The structure was built on a tract about 150 by 150 feet to the east of the Hobbs’ home place. It […] Read More →

Trump's Supreme Court nominee comes today

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

CLOSE President Trump will announce his decision for Supreme Court justice on Tuesday, January 31st. USA TODAY NETWORK A man walks up the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 31, 2017.(Photo: Mark Wilson, Getty Images) WASHINGTON — Nearly a full year after Justice Antonin Scalia’s death left the Supreme Court shorthanded, President Trump is poised to nominate a replacement who’s three decades younger, setting off a pitched battle over the direction of the nation’s highest court. Trump’s nominee is set to be unveiled from the East Room of the White House at 8 p.m. Tuesday, with most attention focused on […] Read More →

Bet on a tax cut, not tax reform – The Hill (blog)

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017:

President Trump and congressional Republicans are barreling ahead with what is likely to be the biggest U.S. tax legislation in decades. But will it be tax reform? Or a tax cut? They are not the same thing. And the difference matters to everyone who pays taxes or cares about the U.S. economy. Let’s start with—pardon the pun—a short taxonomy. Tax reform is a broad restructuring of the system the government uses to collect revenue. A tax cut is, well, a tax cut. In today’s world, tax reform comes in two varieties. The first is a revised income tax, usually where […] Read More →

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