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Georgetown Prep alum nominated to be next Fed Chairman

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President Donald Trump has nominated Chevy Chase resident and Georgetown Prep alumnus Jerome "Jay" Powell to be the next Chairman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, the White House announced last week.

The 64-year-old lawyer and investment banker – who has served on the Federal Reserve board since 2012 – is a Washington, D.C. native, having graduated from Georgetown Preparatory School before returning to the area to attend law school at Georgetown University, where he was editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.  

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Local Organizations Respond to DACA Announcement

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The night Donald Trump was elected president of the United States, George Escobar knew DACA was doomed. Candidate Trump had pledged to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, and President Trump would surely deliver.

“We knew [ending the DACA program] was imminent as soon as the election results were handed out,” Escobar, senior director of CASA de Maryland, said.

So, when U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump administration would phase out the DACA program in six months, Escobar was ready. He and over 1,000 other activists with CASA and other local groups marched from the White House, past Trump International Hotel and the Department of Justice and ended at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement headquarters.

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The president finally makes sense

Fredo MichaelI finally get it.
All these months I could not understand why our president tried so hard to disrupt and destroy the investigation into Russian hacking of our elections. There are those who are convinced it is because the president was directly involved in collusion with the Russians.
Still others think the president is just a buffoon, but I’ve never bought into that theory – he has some innate intelligence and survival instincts or he wouldn’t be able to thrive in the cutthroat world in which he’s cruised all these years.

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Get an advance on the betting line

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The betting line has been established and it is time to get your bets in. How long will Trump last in the Oval Office?
Will it be one year, two years, three years or four?
How many gamblers out there are willing to wage he will last into a second term?
These are not questions ordinarily asked about incoming presidents but they are certainly warranted for this president.

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A review of the “Golden Rule”

Golden Rule

I sincerely and truly have always tried to live by the “Golden Rule”. “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

Granted, I have also done unto others as they have done unto me, but I consider that to be simple justice.

During my career as a manager for the federal government, I was told by employees of mine that they liked working for me because I try not to ask them to do anything that I, myself, would never do.

They were correct.

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Take the Atticus Finch approach

Clinton v. Trump

Think about this for a moment. What if, all things being equal, absolutely nothing different except for one small detail, that detail being: the gender of the two presidential candidates were swapped? What if every detail of the 2016 presidential election occurred as is except that Hillary Clinton was male and Donald Trump was female? Is there anyone, I mean anyone, who could reasonably deny that the election would have had quite a different outcome?

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