Dewhurst speech backing guest worker program removed from official website AUSTIN — The text of a 5-year-old speech by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, in which he supported work visas for illegal immigrants, has disappeared from his official website, two weeks after it surfaced in his hotly contested U.S. Senate GOP runoff race. 07/11/2012 - 4:07 pm | View Link
New Orleans, Louisiana Local News NOLA.com Get New Orleans, Louisiana latest news. Find photos and videos, comment on the news, and join the forum discussions at NOLA.com 02/21/2017 - 3:17 am | View Website
Archives Archives and past articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com. 02/20/2017 - 3:00 pm | View Website
Big Government Articles Big government is a term used by conservatives to describe a government that has too much power over others. It can also mean that some government polices can be too ... 02/20/2017 - 10:28 am | View Website
Iran's former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter Sunday to President Donald Trump, striking a somewhat conciliatory tone while applauding immigration to America and saying it shows "the contemporary U. S. belongs to all nations.
Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:
Don't cheer a big tax refund"A generous income tax refund from Uncle Sam may feel like free money, but don't be fooled — it isn't," said Darla Mercado at CNBC. The average refund for 2015 was $2,860, a chunk of cash that could help you pay down debt or save for retirement.
Egyptian officials say plans to more than double charges for entry visas paid by foreign visitors arriving in the country have been put off until July 1.
The officials say the postponement was made at the request of leaders of the tourism sector who warned that introducing the higher charges now — from $25 up to $60 — would further hurt the struggling sector as the off-season approaches.
The officials spoke late Saturday on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
Egypt's vital tourism industry has been decimated after Islamic militants downed a Russian airliner over the Sinai Peninsula in October 2015, killing all 226 people on board.
The sector has, however, shown signs of slow recovery since the beginning of the year.
The island of Naxos hosts some of the most colorful Carnival celebrations in Greece, with some customs dating from antiquity.
Others, such as the now-famous Lampadiforia (Torch Parade) are more recent but have become very popular and an integral part of the festivities.
In the Torch Parade, a procession of young men and women with faces painted to resemble black-and-white masks wear white sheets and hold torches on long poles on Saturday night.