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Republican 'Comfort' Crashes To 2 Year Lows As Black Hope Tops White

The last few weeks have seen an historic shift in Americans' "comfort" levels. For the first time in 6 months, consumer confidence among black Americans is higher than that of white Americans, having soared in the last two weeks, during and following The DNC convention. However, perhaps even more worrying - for Trump - is the collapse in confidence among Republicans, now at 2-year lows. In fact, the spread between Democrats' confidence and Republicans' confidence has never been higher.

Barack Obama Will Be The Only President In History To Never Have A Year Of 3% GDP Growth

Q2's US GDP growth data just crushed President Obama's 'fiction-peddling' that everything is awesome and those doom-and-gloom reality-pushers are cynical skeptics. Simply put, average annual growth rate during the current 'Obamanomics' business cycle remains the weakest of any expansion since at least 1949 leaving the orator-in-chief on track to be the only President in U.S. history to never have a single year when the economy grew by at least 3%.

The 9-Point Guide To Deciphering Political Propaganda

Given we are eyeballs-deep in the US presidential election cycle, now seems a particularly appropriate time to share some observations on the topic of political propaganda. Since it will be impossible to escape the rhetorical onslaught for the next few months, we thought we might be able to shed some light on what goes on in the battle for your subconscious...

RNC Day 3: Make America First Again - Live Feed

Freshly-picked vice presidential nominee Mike Pence is the headliner of Wednesday’s third day of the Republican National Convention. As The Hill reports, with party business, Donald Trump’s official presidential nomination all settled, and any long-shot attempts to deny him the nomination in the rearview mirror, the third day should be a day of unity. With programming not starting until 7pmET, a number of Trump's former rivals and other notable conservatives will all focus on the day's theme: Make America First Again (which is ironically where Trump finds himself, leading Clinton by 1pt in the latest poll).

RNC Day 2: Make America Work Again - Live Feed

Republicans will officially nominate Donald Trump for president on Tuesday, and as The Hill reports, "unity" will be a major theme as the party seeks to put forth Trump as its standard bearer a day after 'Never Trump' forces were all but vanquished. With the theme "Make America Work Again", a gaggle of speakers (from Paul Ryan to Tiffany Trump) is set to lay into the Obama administration’s handling of the economy.

Confidence In The Economy Slumps To Multi-Year Lows: Gallup

One place which fails to corroborate the narrative of a "recovering economy" are the monthly Gallup surveys, and especially the most recent one released earlier today. At -17, this reading is tied for the worst economic confidence reading recorded in the last few years, and suggests that Americans' take on the economy is getting worse, not better.

RNC Day 1: Make America Safe Again - Live Feed

While the 'main event' is not until Thursday, Day 1 of the Republican National Convention's sub-theme is "Make America Safe Again" with Melania Trump headlining (introduced by her husband) along with Duck Dynasty's Willie Robertson, 'Lone Survivor' Marcus Luttrell, Governor Rick Perry, outspoken Milwaukee Sheriff David Clark, and Mark Geist & John Tiegen (Benghazi security team members).

Fake Jobs Plague The U.S. Economy

The long-term decline in median income, amplified in 2016 by the biggest drop in weekly earnings in history, puts the lie to the pretense of self-sustaining recovery. Average people don’t have enough discretionary income to sustain expanded economic activity.

Is America Waking Up? New Gallup Poll Reveals Americans Less Confident In Core Institutions - Especially Banks

Banks, organized religion, television, newspapers, and congress all saw double digit declines since June 2006. What this tells us is that confidence is eroding in those who are entrusted to safeguard our assets, manage the country, communicate news and the truth, and provide support spiritually - said otherwise, it looks like America is calling bullshit on all of the very institutions that it once relied upon for all of the aforementioned reasons.