Trump Picks Vocal Obamacare Critic Tom Price As HHS Secretary

In a choice that confirms Trump's intentions to dismantle Obamacare, Reuters reports that President-elect Donald Trump will shortly announce he has chosen vociferous Obamacare critic Tom Price (R. Ga), an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, as his Health and Human Services secretary to help him overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.

"Europe Will Devalue Or Dissolve..."

It’s hard to overstate the threat posed by these two votes to the EU - the world’s largest economic entity - and by implication to the rest of the global financial system. Italy is the third biggest country in the EU, and France is the second. Let either pull out and the result might be dissolution and the end of the euro. So what does a fiat currency/fractional reserve banking Establishment do when confronted with such a looming catastrophe? What it always does of course: Cut interest rates and ramp up money creation in order to devalue the currency.

Assad On Verge Of Biggest Victory Since Start Of Syrian War With Imminent Capture Of Aleppo

The imminent loss of Aleppo by rebel forces has sent shockwaves of demoralization across the war-torn country. Capturing eastern Aleppo would be the biggest victory for President Bashar al-Assad since the start of the uprising against him in 2011, restoring his control over the whole city apart from a Kurdish-held area that has not fought against him.

Mugabe's "Last Gamble" - Zimbabwe Unleashes Newly-Printed 'Bond Notes' Pegged To The Dollar

One might think that after 92 years, some wisdom may have leaked into the brain of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe. But no. As the world's oldest head of state, he has overseen the demise from a post-colonial success to a pariah state wrecked by hyperinflation. However, having apparently learned no lesson from his prior experiences, The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has decided to print a new national currency for the first time since 2009.

Defense Department Launches Probe Of Petraeus Sex Scandal Leaks

The Defense Department has launched a leaks investigation related to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of former CIA Director David Petraeus, The AP confirmed Monday, the same day Petraeus was meeting with President-elect Donald Trump in New York.

Former CNN Anchor Lays Out Rules For Covering Trump - "Be Relentless"

"The next president comes to office with a disturbing disregard for the cacophonous freedom of the press that is part of the Constitution he will swear to uphold. The president-elect talked a lot about protecting the Second Amendment. He should start with the First. Our most basic freedoms are at stake."

'Real' Money & Why You Need It Now, Part 2

"It might work for a while. But the falcon of asset prices becomes deaf to the falconer of the real economy. Then, in a kind of financial never-never land, he gets lost completely and flies into a tree. Asset prices fall to the ground. Investors panic. Lenders call their loans. Art investors rush to auction off their tableaux. Lines form at ATMs."

Wealthy Fashion Designers Refuse Service To Melania Trump

Prominent fashion designers are refusing to serve Melania Trump because they do not want to appear as though they endorse her husband’s behavior. They should have the right to make that decision free from threats of lawsuits and public harassment. In just the same way, religious photographers and bakers should have the right to politely refuse to endorse the practice of gay weddings.