Dem senator: 'Putin had something on' Trump which may account for 'plainly false' statements

January 22, 2019 inPolitics

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Tuesday said that he believed Russian President Vladimir Putin "had something" on President Trump, suggesting the Russian leader holds leverage that could account for some of Trump statements.The senator... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Existing Home Sales Preview: A Crash Is Coming

January 22, 2019 inEconomics

Amid a government-shutdown-driven dearth of macro data, this morning offers a tasty morsel to feed the hungry and hopeful masses as existing home sales (EHS) is due to print. According to the Bloomberg consensus, EHS should decrease by 1.5% MoM to 5.24M, after having reached a 3-month high in November. However, Market Securities' Chief Economist/Strategist Christophe Barraud is convinced that EHS will surprise on the downside due to both fundamental and transitory...

Joe Biden admits past mistakes on criminal justice

January 21, 2019 inPolitics

Former Vice President Joe Biden, who has given himself a January deadline to decide whether to run for president in 2020, used his address at a Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast in Washington Monday to express regret for supporting tough-on-crime bills during his time in Congress, including a measure that established strict sentencing standards for crack and powder cocaine offenses. Why it matters: Biden would be an early front-runner if he...

Ocasio-Cortez raises money for transgender youth on video game live stream

January 21, 2019 inPolitics

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Sunday night raised money for transgender youth by appearing on a video game live stream on Twitch.Ocasio-Cortez appeared on a livestream, which had been going on for 50 hours and raised... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Bill to promote government transparency clears Idaho House

January 21, 2019 inPolitics

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho’s House has approved a bill intended to promote government transparency by exempting public records requests from a sales tax on top of copying and other fees. The House passed the bill with a 67-0 vote on Monday. Officials say the change clarifies existing law. The bill now heads to the Senate. Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC. ... The Washington Times Comment Policy The Washington Times welcomes your comments...

Tech is ready to respond to Wall Street’s doubts, but don’t expect a holiday miracle

January 21, 2019 inEconomics

The most important earnings season for tech since the dot-com boom went bust is about to begin, but don’t expect a holiday miracle, especially for the companies that are used to a victory lap at this time of year. The first round of quarterly earnings every year is normally an exuberant time for tech companies, which get to show off how many devices they put under Christmas trees, how many ads...

Senate Dem on call for Nielsen investigation: I am 'sick and tired of this administration lying'

January 21, 2019 inPolitics

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said on Monday that he is asking for the FBI to investigate Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen for possible perjury because he is "sick and tired" of the administration "lying" to Congress."I am just sick and... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Blain: "China Is Juggling Half A Dozen Flaming Hand Grenades While Walking On A High Wire"

January 21, 2019 inEconomics

Blain's Morning Porridge, submitted by Bill Blain I got up early to see the Super Blood Wolf Moon this morning. It hung in the western sky, a baleful dark pink ball in the sky - caused by the earth eclipsing the moon. Reading the headlines about Chinese growth this morning – annual growth at 6.6% is the slowest since 1990 - I can’t help but wonder if the Blood Moon was...

Pennsylvania 12 special election: Is Marino’s seat at risk?

January 18, 2019 inPolitics

By Nathan L. Gonzales North Carolina’s 9th District was the clear front-runner to host the first congressional election of 2019 until Republican Tom...

Report Shorts (Jan. 18, 2019)

January 18, 2019 inPolitics

California’s 50th District. Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar came within 4 points of defeating GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter in 2016 and announced he will seek...

Iran's General Soleimani Ramping Up Efforts To Counter Trump In Iraq And Syria

January 19, 2019 inEconomics

Authored by Elijah Magnier, Middle East based chief international war correspondent for Al Rai Media "Trump will pull out US forces in 30...

US, North Korea Hold Secret Talks In Stockholm

January 18, 2019 inEconomics

A secret meeting of envoys from the United States and North Korea took place on Friday in Stockholm, Sweden on Friday, according...

Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From 'New York Aristocracy' To The End Of America's Hegemony

Pepe Escobar Covers The World: From 'New York Aristocracy' To The End…

June 26, 2018 inOpinion

Brazilian-born journalist Pepe Escobar, who is perhaps best known for predicting the War on Terror in a column he published for the...

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...

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Why Do Governments Fail? (The Exponent Problem)

Why Do Governments Fail? (The Exponent Problem)

Authored by Robert Gore via Straight Line Logic blog, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64, 128...

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