America Has A Hole In Its Head

We need a new civil war like we need a hole in the head. But that’s just it: America has a hole in its head. It’s the place formerly known as The Center. It didn’t hold.

Have The Majors Given Up On Canada's Oil Sands?

Canadian oil sands is struggling to remain competitive in a marketplace that has changed dramatically from three years ago. A glaring example of this problem came from ExxonMobil this week, which announced that it had removed 3.3 billion barrels of Canadian oil sands from its books.

Chair Of House Intel Committee: No Evidence Of Contact Between Trump Campaign, Russia

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said on Monday he has seen no evidence of contact between Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. Nunes said he had been briefed on a transcript of a phone call that Michael Flynn had with a Russian envoy after the election and said he did not hear anything worrisome about that call.

Trump Seeks "Historic" $54 Billion Increase To Defense Spending

As observed earlier in the day, as part of the leaked preliminary Trump budget, the president was set to unveil major spending increases in the US defense budget, offset by cuts to federal agencies, and other non-defense sectors. Moments ago, the first details emerged, including that the boost to defense spending is expected to be $54 billion.

Risk Bounces After Trump Promises To Start "Spending On Infrastructure Big", But Warns On Tax Plan

With the dollar sliding on rising fears Trump may disappoint in his address to Congress tomorrow evening, moments ago the dollar spiked, and risk assets rebounded after headlines hit from Reuters and Bloomberg in which Trump previewed that "we're going to start spending on infrastructure big." However, fading the optimistic tone, Trump also warned that his tax plan would be released only after Obamacare is tackled, and health plan costs are known: