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Is Bankruptcy For Illinois The Answer?

Could a formal bankruptcy proceeding for the State of Illinois be the answer to it’s fiscal crisis? If you think that’s out of the question, as many do, you’re wrong.

Violence, Fighting Breaks Out Between Trump Supporters, Protesters In Berkeley

In a day when Trump supporters organized peaceful rallies across the nation in support of the president, violence broke out Saturday in the liberal, if not quite tolerant, west coast capital of Berkeley, when Trump fans and protesters started fighting each other in broad daylight, while police in riot gear stood at a distance.

Exposing The 9 Fakest Fake-News Checkers

"Trust us," they say. "We’ll help you navigate Facebook and filter out the fake news stories,” they promise. But just who are these self-appointed gatekeepers who claim to be the ultimate arbiters of what is or is not “fake news”?

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.

Iran Just Officially Ditched The Dollar

Following President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries, the Iranian government announced it would stop using the U.S. dollar “as its currency of choice in its financial and foreign exchange reports,” the local Financial Tribune reported.

Frontrunning: January 26

  • Trump heads to Philly to charm congressional Republicans (Politico)
  • Trump Set to Lay Out Plans for Safe Zones Inside Syria (WSJ)
  • Trump Wants to Build a Wall. Finding Workers Won’t Be Easy (BBG)
  • Sanctuary cities face huge cuts by Trump policy (Reuters)
  • Trump Faces Criticism Over Prospect of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (WSJ)
  • U.K. Commons to Complete Article 50 Bill Debate in Two Weeks (BBG)

Protest In The Era Of Trump

"If you see Trump as the problem to be solved, as opposed to a symptom of a discredited and failing system, you present more of a danger than a solution. "

Indiana YMCA Bans CNN Over Complaints About Constant Barrage of "Fake News"

After a barrage of complaints over the airing of CNN at an Indiana YMCA, CEO Robert Wanek was forced to change the channel, saying "In order to eliminate perceived political bias associated with national news outlets, the Valparaiso Family YMCA will only be showing local news channels in the future."