Russian Billionaire Deripaska Responds To AP Story On Manafort Ties

Responding to the AP story about Manafort's ties with Deripaska that is certain to dominate today's news cycle, a spokeswoman for Deripaska said that the Russian billionaire didn’t pay Manafort for the Russia-related work. There was an "agreement between Mr. Deripaska and Mr. Manafort to provide investment-consulting services related to business interests of Mr. Deripaska which now is a subject to legal claims."

Frontrunning: March 23

  • U.S. stock futures slip as concerns mount over delays to Trump tax cuts (Reuters)
  • Global Markets Follow U.S. Stocks Lower (WSJ)
  • Gorsuch, Avoiding Pitfalls, Moves Closer to Approval (WSJ)
  • Trump, Koch brothers at odds over 'Trumpcare' vote (Reuters)
  • Manafort's plan to 'greatly benefit the Putin Government' (AP)

Kremlin Says Report Of Fillon's Ties To Putin Is "Fake News"

A French media report alleging that presidential candidate Francois Fillon was paid to arrange introductions to Russian President Vladimir Putin is "fake news," Russia's Kremlin said on Wednesday. "It is what in English we call 'fake news,'" Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said, when asked to comment on the report.

Global Stocks Tumble; Gold, Safe Havens Jump On Doubts Trump Tax Cuts Will Pass

Global stocks tumbled amid growing doubts President Trump will be able to deliver on a promise of tax cuts that has powered stocks markets to record highs pushed shares lower on Wednesday and drove investors to seek safety in government debt, gold and the yen. As DB put it: "Warning! US equities can occasionally go down as well as up a lot."

Here Are The 26 People Responsible For Today's Market Plunge

For all those who are looking for someone - or someones - to blame for today's selloff, which is shaping up as the worst of 2017, here is the list of 26 Republican house members who are jeopardizing Trump's entire domestic agenda. As a reminder, the GOP can only afford to lose 21.

Trump's Wealth Takes 'Yuge' Billion Dollar Hit; Plummets 'Bigly' On Forbes List

Trump's ranking on Forbes' annual list of the world's wealthiest billionaires took a 'bigly', if not totally 'yuge', hit when the latest list was posted last night.  After ranking 336 with an estimated wealth of $4.5 billion last year, Trump fell too 544 with an estimate of $3.5 billion this year.

The Kagans Are Back; Wars To Follow

The Kagan family, America’s neoconservative aristocracy, has reemerged having recovered from the letdown over not gaining its expected influence from the election of Hillary Clinton. Back pontificating on prominent op-ed pages, the Family Kagan now is pushing for an expanded U.S. military invasion of Syria and baiting Republicans for not joining more enthusiastically in the anti-Russian witch hunt over Moscow’s alleged help in electing Donald Trump.

Paul Craig Roberts Exposes "The Conspiracy Against President Trump"

What the Democrats tried to do yesterday was to criminalize everyone who works for better relations between the US and Russia. To be for peace between the nuclear powers is to be a Russian agent and to be put on a list. The Democrats insisted that Russia was an enemy out to get us, and the Democrats had no difficulty getting Comey and Rogers, both Obama appointees, to agree.

The True Legacy Of David Rockefeller

While often remembered for his philanthropy, the last surviving grandson of America’s first billionaire died today, leaving behind a dark legacy indicative of how American nobility often shape policy from behind the scenes.

Perfect Example Of Why Job Losses From Minimum-Wage-Hikes Are Being Underestimated, 'Bigly'

Over the past several months, we've highlighted a number of economic studies analyzing the potential negative impact, in terms of job losses, that may be expected to result from the state-mandated minimum wage hikes that are currently being implemented around the country...that said, here are a couple of examples of why the issue may be much larger than anyone expects.