China’s move to ban coal imports from North Korea, effectively crippling the country’s already battered economy, will have two implications: it may prompt Beijing and Washington to sit deal and figure out how to "resolve" the problem, and it may risk the start of a political crisis with unpredictable regional consequences.
"Affirmative consent" is a fuzzy concept even for adults, which is why one of them taught 10th graders in California that they must say 'yes' every 10 minutes during sex or it becomes rape. The concept was enshrined in state law in October 2015, and since then California has remained the only state to legally require "yes means yes" be taught in public schools. Maryland could soon be the second...
A script advises callers to complain: "I'm honestly scared that a known racist and anti-Semite will be working just feet from the Oval Office... It is everyone’s business if a man who promoted white supremacy is serving as an adviser to the president."
"We need representatives to sift through what the U.S. government says and what the media reports to find out for themselves the truth, the shades of truth and the untruths... Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is a rare member of Congress willing to take heat for challenging U.S. 'regime change' projects..."
Over the last 15 years the starting salary for recent college grads has declined about $4000. Unfortunately, the amount of student loan debt most students are graduating with has skyrocketed...and financing a pizza every Friday night for four years won't help.
When the history of these times is written, former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan will be one of the major villains, but also one of the greatest mysteries. This is so because he has, in effect, been three different people.
Amid judicial blockages, and rogue border agents, it appears the Trump administration is still trying its best to follow through on its campaign promises to crackdown on illegal immigration. As Reuters reports, The Department of Homeland Security has prepared new guidance for immigration agents aimed at speeding up deportations by denying asylum claims earlier in the process.
"Post-election rally closed the valuation gap with the P/E now near “fair”. The current fitted S&P 500 trailing P/E of 19.6x reflects "animal spirits." Accordingly, the current P/E of 19.4x, although high by historical standards, is far from pricing excessive optimism, based on our model." - Barclays
Victory by the 'Russia scare' coalition will limit America’s ability to fight ISIL, complicate efforts to win UNSC support for tough enforcement of the Iran nuclear deal and give China more leverage over both Moscow and Washington.
The Reagan 1986 tax cuts show that equities price in the benefits quickly: while the oil collapse and growth cycle were also issues in 1986, the S&P 500 rallied 40%, pricing in the tax plan before it was really even implemented in July 1987. It then crashed 40%
The Senate intelligence committee has sent formal requests to more than a dozen organizations, agencies and individuals, asking them to preserve all materials related to a probe the panel is conducting on Russian interference in the 2016 election and related issues.
Amid implicit acknowledgement of turmoil in The White House, Trump's Defense Secretary Jim Mattis reassured the world that the US military was "not in disarray", but was "holding the line" as government "sorts out the way ahead."
The Trump admin abruptly terminated a senior National Security Council aide on Friday days after criticizing President Donald Trump and senior White House officials, including son-in-law Jared Kushner and daughter Ivanka Trump at a private event hosted by a Washington think tank.
“I heard nothing in the speech” that was positive, Konstantin Kosachyov, who heads the Russian parliament’s foreign affairs committee, said of Pence quoted by Bloomberg. “The new American leaders have started to reproduce the negatives that accumulated under the previous administration.”