Tuesday Morning Roundup

Because, sometimes you need to know stuff.

Cantor: No tax increases
Richmond Times-Dispatch
“We are not going to raise taxes. The votes aren’t in the House to raise taxes,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-7th, told reporters Monday. “If they want to vote on the debt ceiling, they are going to have to come meet us, and we are going to have a package that does not have any net new revenues.”
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Don’t tell me what to eat, Michelle…

Michelle Obama orders 1,700-calorie meal at Shake Shack
The Washington Post
A Washington Post journalist on the scene confirmed the first lady, who’s made a cause out of child nutrition, ordered a ShackBurger, fries, chocolate shake and a Diet Coke while the street and sidewalk in front of the usually-packed Shake Shack were closed by security during her visit.
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JK Rowling ‘writing hard’ on new work
UK Guardian
Harry Potter author says the end of the film series is ‘a new beginning’
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‘Man-cession’ Ends as Males Learn New Job Skills
Michael Barone, Human Events
What I see beneath these data is something like this: a picture of men hustling to acquire new skills and learn how to do different jobs than they have in the past, while many women sit back and accept whatever the macroeconomy doles out.
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Top 10 Richmond Slogans
It’s clear there’s money in tourism, and it’s time Richmond went out of its way to get it … the best way possible, with a handy little city slogan.
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Born On This Day
1817 – Henry David Thoreau, American writer and philosopher (d. 1862)
1864 – George Washington Carver, American botanist (d. 1943)
1895 – Oscar Hammerstein II, American lyricist (d. 1960)
1908 – Milton Berle, American comedian (d. 2002)
1934 – Van Cliburn, American pianist
1937 – Bill Cosby, American comedian and actor
1956 – Sandi Patty, American singer

Be very careful, then, how you live–not as unwise but as wise,
making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (NIV)
Ephesians 5:15-16

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