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Trump Warns Xi: Trade War With China Begins Monday

As if there weren't enough geopolitical stress points in the world to fill a lifetime of "sleepy, vacationy" Augusts, late on Friday night President Trump spoke to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him that he's preparing to order an investigation into Chinese trade practices next week, effectively launching trade war with China.

Illinois Makes "Barack Obama Day" State Holiday

Former President Barack Obama got a special present for his birthday this year: his very own holiday. According to NBC Chicago, on Friday Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law a measure to designate Aug. 4 as "Barack Obama Day" across the state. The holiday will be celebrated each year on Obama’s birthday beginning in 2018.

The United States Of Unicorns

The United States is home to 105 unicorn companies valued at $1B+. Six private US companies are worth over $10B. Of the top four highest valued, only WeWork (which is based in NYC) is headquartered outside California. California has the highest unicorn “population” of any US state by far...

It's Official, Obamacare Rate Hikes Are Trump's Fault

Obamacare premiums have been exploding higher ever since the controversial legislation took over health insurance markets.  And while many would say that another year of premium increases is a logical extrapolation of a predictable, multi-year trend resulting from a failed policy, others would like for you to believe that the massive (yet consistent) premium increases being proposed for the 2018 plan year are unique because they're Trump's fault.