Student stimulus: $1,400 checks sneak past adult dependents

By: Mo Juenger, World News Editor President Joe Biden signed the $1.9 trillion America Rescue Plan into law on Thursday, prompting taxpayers to relook at those who will receive a check.  Adult dependents, a category which largely contains students between the ages of 19 and 24 whose relatives pay more than 50% of their income, are eligible to receive up to $1,400 in stimulus aid. The IRS will send this check, via mail or direct deposit, to the person who claims the adult dependent on their taxes.  This means that a college student or adult dependent will not receive the … Continue reading Student stimulus: $1,400 checks sneak past adult dependents

The art of politicking

By: Benjamin Giles The media loves close elections and elected officials do not. Elected officials like safe elections, and for quite some time in American political history there were few more potent guarantees of electoral safety than incumbency, particularly for a member of Congress. If a representative or senator wanted to keep his or her seat for another term, chances were very good. It has recently been the case that more than 90 percent of all congressional incumbents win re-election. Combine that record with the fact that Congress has no term limits set out in the Constitution or any subsequent … Continue reading The art of politicking

The More You Know

By: Jonathon Hogue ~Columnist~ Before you head to the voting booth on Nov 4, here is some information about important local races that may affect the Xavier community. Congress In the race for Congress, voters in the 1st Congressional District have the choice between incumbent Steve Chabot (R) and challenger Fred Kundrata (D). Incumbent Congressman Chabot has represented the 1st District since1995 and only lost his seat once during the 2008 Obama sweep, but was reelected in 2012 by a 20 percent margin. Challenger Fred Kundrata is an Air Force veteran with experience as a practicing attorney and operating a … Continue reading The More You Know