"He wants them to suffer more": Inside Trump's China bet

October 21, 2018 inPolitics

President Trump has no intention of easing his tariffs on China, according to three sources with knowledge of his private conversations. Instead, these sources say he wants the Chinese leaders to feel more pain from his tariffs — which he believes need more time to fully kick in. What we're hearing: "He wants them to suffer more" from tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods, said a source with direct knowledge...

Schiff predicts Trump will accept Saudi denials of involvement in Khashoggi's death

October 21, 2018 inPolitics

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, on Sunday predicted that President Trump will accept Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's denials of involvement in the murder of U.S.-based journalist... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Lindsey Graham would continue Justice Department-FBI probe as Judiciary Committee chairman

October 21, 2018 inPolitics

If Republicans hold the Senate and Sen. Lindsey Graham becomes chairman of the Judiciary Committee, he’ll continue to investigate the Justice Department and the FBI’s actions ahead of the 2016 election, the South Carolina Republican said Sunday. Mr. Graham praised the work House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte[1], Virginia Republican, and Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, have done in their probe of the controversial Trump...

Doctors have a simple piece of advice for heart patients who want to live longer

October 21, 2018 inEconomics

Heart patients should move around every 20 minutes during an eight-hour period of sitting, according to a paper presented on Saturday at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Toronto, an event where visiting experts from the European Society of Cardiology participate in joint scientific sessions with the Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Heart patients spend most of their waking hours sitting, lying down, but remaining sedentary for long periods could shorten their life, research...

Arizona newspaper backs Democrat in dead heat Senate race

October 21, 2018 inPolitics

The Arizona Republic is backing Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) in her contentious Senate race against Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), the paper announced in an editorial on Sunday. The endorsement of Sinema is the paper's first for a... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

The Brexit Trilemma (Explained In 1 Simple Chart)

October 21, 2018 inEconomics

As EU negotiators have continued to push back the deadline for achieving a draft Brexit treaty this week, Theresa May and her EU counterparts have expressed tentative support for extending the Brexit transition period, the latest "compromise" proposal to crop up during the seemingly interminable negotiations. However, this proposal isn't a solution. As one BBC editor put it, the proposal for a longer transition is "an extension to an extension...

Trump looking at "major tax cut" ahead of midterms

October 20, 2018 inPolitics

Making an audacious pre-midterm promise, President Trump told reporters in Nevada on Saturday that he is working with Republican congressional leaders on "a very major tax cut for middle-income people," to be announced in early November or just before. The big picture: Trump has been promising major tax cuts since his presidential campaign. Congress is in recess until after Election Day, which is just 16 days away. ... Read more from our...

Pelosi, Schumer: Trump 'desperate' to put focus on immigration, not health care

October 20, 2018 inPolitics

Democratic congressional leaders on Saturday slammed President Trump for calling Democrats "obstructionists" on immigration reform and accused the president of attempting to "change the subject" away from a national conversation on health care.... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Congress Isn’t Perfect but the Politicians Aren’t Always to Blame

Congress Isn’t Perfect but the Politicians Aren’t Always to Blame

August 16, 2018 inPolitics

Thanks to Nathan L. Gonzales of Inside Elelections and David Hawkings for this fine piece explaining the five key issues about why...

Two-Thirds Of Rich Kids Depend On Parents' Inheritance To Maintain Lifestyle

Two-Thirds Of Rich Kids Depend On Parents' Inheritance To Maintain Lifestyle

July 22, 2018 inEconomics

As young people continue their journeys through life with a negative net worth, more members of the "mass affluent" American youth are...

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...

Politics

Congress Isn’t Perfect but the Politicians Aren’t Always to Blame

Congress Isn’t Perfect but the Politicians Aren’t Always to Blame

Thanks to Nathan L. Gonzales of Inside Elelections and David Hawkings for this fine piece...

Economics

Two-Thirds Of Rich Kids Depend On Parents' Inheritance To Maintain Lifestyle

Two-Thirds Of Rich Kids Depend On Parents' Inheritance To Maintain Lifestyle

As young people continue their journeys through life with a negative net worth, more members...

Opinion

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…

Brazilian-born journalist Pepe Escobar, who is perhaps best known for predicting the War on Terror...

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