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An Economic Showdown Is Looming

The idea that the entrenched political establishment is willing to take these risks to further their political agenda is frightening.

Trump Begins Crackdown On DREAMers: "We Are Hoping This Detention Was A Mistake"

As state after state lodges various complaints to block President Trump's immigration executive order, it appears he is following through on campaign promises in other ways. What seems to be the first detention of a so-called DREAMer, a 23-year-old illegal Mexican immigrant has been arrested in Seattle by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

Donald Trump's Most Important Fed Appointment (Spoiler Alert: It's Not The Chair)

Fed Chair Janet Yellen is still at the helm and will be for another year. But two long-standing vacancies are available for the President immediately, and in them lies a key to understanding a fundamental relationship that should guide how we think about the Trump presidency and the very nature of financial and monetary system.

Daniel Tarullo, Fed's "Regulatory Point Man", Unexpectedly Resigns

"After more than eight years as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, I intend to resign my position on or around April 5, 2017. It has been a great privilege to work with former Chairman Bemanke and Chair Yellen during such a challenging period for the nation's economy and financial system."

Top US Commander In Afghanistan: "I Am Short A Few Thousand Troops"

 "I have adequate resourcing in my counterterrorism mission. In my train, advise and assist mission, however, we have a shortfall of a few thousand," Army General John Nicholson, who leads U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, told the Senate Armed Services Committee.

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won

We are in the midst of an epidemic of fake news. Since at least Donald Trump’s election, our media have been in the grip of an astonishing, self-inflicted crisis. Despite Trump’s constant railing against the American press, there is no greater enemy of the American media than the American media. They did this to themselves.