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Friends, I am still stunned over the interesting and exciting games in the MLB playoffs over the past week.  There has been some really great games.  And now, college basketball is underway with Midnight Madness across the country occurring over the weekend. Last week, among the big stories was the withdrawal of the Obama Administration’s […]

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Friends, Happy Columbus Day from Washington.  No traffic during a rain storm and free parking on the streets makes me wish every day was a Federal holiday…  While I understand that there is some controversy regarding honoring Columbus, this is the special day for Italian-Americans like yours truly.  To appreciate, I spent the weekend in […]

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Friends, The news cycle will be totally overrun this week by the terrible shooting in Las Vegas last night and our thoughts and prayers go out to those impacted, as well as our gratitude to those who helped others. In the sports world this week, baseball playoff kick off tomorrow with the Yankee and Twins, […]

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Friends, L’Shana tova…  I hope all will have a good fast this Friday for Yom Kippur.  Starting today with the long ball… Yes, my friends Mike Allen and Fred Frommer tell me that Kansas City’s Alex Gordon last week broke Major League Baseball’s season home run record with 12 days to spare, hitting the 5,694th […]

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Friends, Our friend Sean Spicer was the hit of the 69th Emmy awards last night working with host Stephen Colbert to offer a great, light political moment, fresh with a moving podium in an event dripping with political intrigue.  The big winners were SNL, Hulu and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, whose win for best actress in a […]

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Friends, This week, we first start with thoughts of the importance of 9-11, remembering the loss of that day 16 years ago, and thinking about how it changed us. Now, we face our latest challenge at the peak of hurricane season (which was yesterday), Hurricane Irma, which slammed into Florida Saturday.  We still are unsure […]

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Friends, Not the full update today, but just a quick note to remind you of tomorrow’s U.S. International Trade Commission hearing on the solar trade petition. But before we get to that, it was 14 years ago today, just after 4:10 p.m. that the Northeast suffered its most significant blackout in a generation. The blackout […]

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Friends, Well, we finally might have a chance to breathe now that Congress has headed back home for the August Work Period. It has been a pretty crazy nine months since election day 2016. I’m sure there will be plenty of action outside the Beltway in August given the results (or lack thereof, depending on […]

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Friends, Well, August is here and I wish I could say it seems like things are settling out in DC.  Maybe not, but we still soldier on.  August does mean a few things though, so get ready…  Congress is likely to find its way out of town – perhaps as early as this week.  Meanwhile, […]

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Friends, It was an exciting close to the 146th Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in Southport England with Jordan Spieth and Matt Kutcher dueling over the final 18 holes. Trailing for the first time all weekend after a 13th-hole bogey, Spieth shot 5-under over the final five holes to pull away to win his first […]