The US intelligence community "incidentally" collected information on members of President Trump's transition team, and potentially Trump himself, and the information was "widely disseminated" in intelligence reports, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes told reporters on Wednesday.
As the diplomatic squabble between Turkey and the Netherlands continues to fester, concerns are raised about whether — and to what extent — the tensions will harm bilateral relations, particularly in economics where the two countries have robust trade and investment connections.
Clearly learning absolutely zero lessons from their recent election pummeling, the Democratic Party is simply doubling down on its hopelessly failed strategy. Namely, a focus on more cash, even more donor influence and an absence of any new or interesting ideas that could actually get frustrated and struggling American voters excited.
During the so-called Chinese Banking Liquidity Crisis of 2013, the relative cost of funds for non-bank institutions spiked to 100bps. So, the fact that the 'shadow banking' liquidity premium has exploded to almost 250 points - by far a record - in the last few days should indicate just how stressed Chinese money markets are.
"What's going on in the US now is a culture clash. They don't just dislike each other and disagree on politics; they can no longer even have a conversation. They hate each other on a visceral gut level. They have totally different world views. I've never seen anything like this in my lifetime. There hasn't been anything like this since the War Between the States, which shouldn't be called "The Civil War," because it wasn't a civil war. "
Pepsi is pulling 2-liter bottles and 12-packs of its products from Philadelphia grocery store shelves over the city’s new tax on sweetened drinks. The company says it wants to offer products and package sizes working families can better afford.
As the immigration debate goes on, many commentators continue to sloppily ignore the difference between the concept of naturalization and the phenomenon of immigration. Immigration results naturally from allowing persons to exercise their property rights. Naturalization, on the other hand, is a political act.
The total value of student loans in America today is LARGER than the total value of subprime loans at the peak of the financial bubble. And just like the subprime mortgages, many student loans are in default.
With the stunning run-up in markets since 2009, investors can’t reasonably expect returns to continue at double the long-term average. At a time of exuberance, it’s important to remember markets are cyclical.The other takeaway from today’s valuations is that when the drawdown does come, it will be severe.
California, a state infamous for its environmental protections, including a $65 billion tunnel project being pushed by Governor Jerry Brown so as not to disrupt the habitat of the tiny, non-native fish species, may be facing a lead poisoning crisis more severe than Flint, Michigan.
"...as someone who’s been teaching for a long time, and wants to see my students able to function in the world post-graduation - that protecting students from the ‘distress’ of someone’s ideas isn’t education, it’s a $67,000 babysitting bill."
A terrorist drove an SUV into pedestrians on Westminster bridge, mowing down numerous people, killing at least four people and injuring 20 in the process, then driving to Parliament Square, and stabbing a police officer before being shot by police
The Director of The FBI has managed to do what many have failed to do - bring a desperately divided nation together. James Comey is unpopular across the political spectrum, according to a new poll that finds voters have a negative opinion of Comey by a more than two-to-one margin.
"The unprecedented comments of Chairman Nunes are an act of diversion and desperation. The Chairman's highly irregular conduct with the White House raises serious questions about his impartiality, especially given his history as part of the Trump Transition team.... Chairman Nunes is deeply compromised, and he cannot possibly lead an honest investigation."