Trump to send 1,000 troops to Middle East as U.S. continues to accuse Iran of attacks

June 17, 2019 inPolitics

The U.S. is deploying an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East in response to "hostile behavior by Iranian forces and their proxy groups" that threaten U.S. "personnel and interests," acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan announced Monday. The backdrop: The U.S.-Iran standoff is reaching uncharted waters. As the Trump administration scrambles to rally an international response to Iran’s alleged covert attacks last week, Tehran is taking a long-feared step in...

Judge dismisses House lawsuit over border wall funding at their request

June 17, 2019 inPolitics

A federal judge on Monday dismissed House Democrats' lawsuit challenging President Trump's authority to tap military funds for a border wall after attorneys for the House asked him to do so. Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, had... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Former Greitens' investigator indicted on 7 felonies

June 17, 2019 inPolitics

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former FBI agent who was involved in the criminal investigation of former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been indicted as part of a perjury investigation. William Tisaby turned himself in Monday, on the same day that an indictment against him was unsealed. He is charged with seven felonies stemming from allegations that he lied during a deposition. Tisaby was hired last year by St. Louis Circuit Attorney...

Cannabis stocks mixed ahead of shareholder vote on Canopy/Acreage deal

June 17, 2019 inEconomics

Cannabis stocks were mixed on Monday, with market leader Canopy Growth Corp. gaining after it announced its latest growth moves ahead of Wednesday’s shareholder vote on its proposal to acquire Acreage Holdings Inc. The ETFMG Alternative Harvest ETF MJ, +0.87%[1]  was up 0.7% with 18 of its...

McConnell to force vote next week on Trump border funding request

June 17, 2019 inPolitics

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is pledging to force a vote on President Trump's $4.5 billion request for emergency border money, regardless of whether or not the GOP can reach a deal with Democrats. McConnell told Fox... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Homebuilder Sentiment Slips For First Time In 2019

June 17, 2019 inEconomics

For the first time in 2019, sentiment among US homebuilders dropped in June signaling that lower mortgage rates are failing to give the housing market a sustained boost amid property prices that remain out of reach for many buyers. The headline index dropped to 64 from 66 (with expectations of a rise to 67). All three components declined, with sales expectations hitting a four-month low. We note that Bloomberg reports homebuilders cited rising costs...

Exclusive: GM CEO Mary Barra on the race to be first with self-driving cars

June 16, 2019 inPolitics

GM CEO Mary Barra, facing an aggressive timeline to launch a self-driving taxi fleet, tells "Axios on HBO" they won't deploy the technology until it is safer than a human driver. Why it matters: In a largely self-regulated industry, it is up to carmakers to demonstrate when self-driving cars are ready for deployment. The race to be first means the buzz and hype have often gotten ahead of the reality. ...

Ocasio-Cortez: Progressive frustration with Pelosi 'quite real'

June 16, 2019 inPolitics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said on Sunday frustration among progressive members of the Democratic caucus with Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) over her refusal to open impeachment proceedings against President Trump is "quite real." ... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Exclusive: GM CEO Mary Barra on the race to be first with…

June 16, 2019 inPolitics

GM CEO Mary Barra, facing an aggressive timeline to launch a self-driving taxi fleet, tells "Axios on HBO" they won't deploy the...

Neighbor convicted in political official's slaying

June 15, 2019 inPolitics

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) - A neighbor has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Republican official outside...

Think you’ve got the smarts to be a financial analyst? Take this…

June 16, 2019 inEconomics

Thousands of people around the world are hoping they have what it takes to be a chartered financial analyst. Could you be...

Waiting For The Black Swan

June 16, 2019 inEconomics

Authored by Chris Martenson via PeakProsperity.com, Two more tankers were attacked near the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday morning  (6/13/19) in the Gulf...

A Top Secret Security Clearance Doesn't Guarantee Secrecy

A Top Secret Security Clearance Doesn't Guarantee Secrecy

March 4, 2018 inOpinion

It's no secret... getting a top secret security clearance is hard. It requires a rather extensive (some would even say invasive) background...

Public Union: Public Enemy

Public Union: Public Enemy

July 16, 2018 inVideos

Public-sector unions have been gaming the political system for decades, bankrupting whole cities and plunging states into massive debt. How did this...

Opinion

Dems Fall Into the Monica Lewinsky Trap

Dems Fall Into the Monica Lewinsky Trap

In the Congressional elections of 1998, the Republicans failed to gain seats in either house...

71°F

Philadelphia

Cloudy

Humidity: 94%

Wind: 3.11 m/h

  • 18 Jun 2019 80°F 70°F
  • 19 Jun 2019 78°F 67°F