Trump Retains Marc Kasowitz As Private Attorney For Russia Probe

As reported earlier by Charles Gasparino of Fox News and subsequently confirmed by ABC, President Trump has reportedly retained Marc Kasowitz to assist with Special Counsel Mueller's probe of alleged collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Illinois Democrats In Senate Pass 33% Hike Of Personal And Corporate Income Taxes

Senate Democrats in Illinois are pushing ahead with a new budget proposal that includes a massive personal and corporate income tax hike and an expansion of the state's sales tax, after saying they are no longer willing to wait for a broader deal with Republicans.  In all, the package is expected to cost Illinois taxpayers an incremental $5 billion.

Ron Paul Exposes The Presidential Budget Charade

Presidential budgets are pure hocus-pocus. The politically-connected get their share of the loot, and the mainstream media gets to scream and shout about "cuts" that aren't really cuts at all.

WTI/RBOB Pop-n-Drop After Mixed Inventory Data

More OPEC jawboning and continued (modest) draws in crude inventories beat production increases and SPR sales headlines heading into tonight's API data and with inventory drawdowns across the entire crude complex sending both WTI & RBOB prices jumped higher. However, prices quickly reversed lower as traders realized the Crude draw was smaller than expected...

Does The World End In Fire Or Ice?

Japan has managed to offset decades of deflationary dynamics, but at a cost that is hidden beneath the surface of apparent stability. Do we implode in a deflationary death spiral (ice) or in an inflationary death spiral (fire)?

There Is One Big Problem With The Trump Budget

the White House budget is based on the assumption that the expansion that started in June 2009 will last at least until December 2027, an unprecedented 222 consecutive months of growth. This has never happened before...