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By Tammy Bruce
Topic - Federal Government In Washington
The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities.
With much ado and lots of press, Dennis Rodman recently journeyed to North Korea and spent time with the nation's saber-rattling dictator Kim Jong-un.
It's the glint of top brass and the gleam of glitter, a hybrid mix of political theater and silver screen spectacle: 2,800 guests are expected at the 98th White House Correspondents' Dinner on Saturday night, to mingle at the odd nexus of Washington and Hollywood.
No wonder it doesn't feel much like a recovery. According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the "recovery" has been tougher on most Americans than the recession we are supposed to be recovering from. During the recession - between December 2007 and June 2009 - median income fell 3.2 percent. Astonishingly, since the recession officially ended more than two years ago, median income has declined twice as much as it did during the economic downturn, falling 6.7 percent.
South Carolina must cut taxes and trim the size of government to turn around its lagging economy, Gov. Nikki Haley said Wednesday in an inaugural address given moments after the 38-year-old Republican made history by becoming the state's 90th chief executive.