Second Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment

August 20, 2019 inPolitics

Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Ill.) on Tuesday announced support for an impeachment inquiry, becoming the second House Democrat representing a district carried by President Trump in 2016 to back the move.Underwood pointed to recent comments from House... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

Trump says he's considering cut in payroll taxes, calls on Fed to cut rates

August 20, 2019 inPolitics

President Trump confirmed Tuesday that he’s considering a cut in payroll taxes to spur more growth, as he called on the Federal Reserve again to cut interest rates and chided the media for rooting for a recession. “Payroll taxes is something I have been thinking about,” Mr. Trump told reporters during an Oval Office meeting with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis. “Many people would like to see that.” He said he would also...

I’m 34 and have 5 to 10 years to live — I want to spend $50K…

August 20, 2019 inEconomics

Dear Moneyist, I am a 34-year-old with a degenerative neurological condition that gives me somewhere between five and 10 years to live. I recently retired on disability from my job and will gross $80,000 a year, 50% of which is tax-free. My wife is a teacher and has a steady career, grossing $68,000 a year. We have no children, and have total savings (retirement and other...

Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the…

August 20, 2019 inPolitics

Former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in an interview published Tuesday that decriminalizing border crossings "is not something that should be at the top of the list" for 2020 Democrats.“There are so many more important things to do,” the... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

"Impossible" Events Are Becoming A Daily Occurrence

August 20, 2019 inEconomics

Submitted by Monday Morning Macro "Impossible" Events Are On The Rise... A 4-sigma event would be expected to happen once or twice in a trading lifetime – according to the most popular VaR-based risk models. We’ve seen 10 of those this month in Treasuries. What we should have learned from the GFC has been all but forgotten. What the market had considered to be impossibilities (or at least highly unlikely…) is quickly...

Pelosi, Schumer press for gun screenings as Trump inches away

August 19, 2019 inPolitics

Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill pressed President Trump on Monday to support tougher gun laws, a move that comes as the president attempts to shift the focus of gun-violence prevention from firearms to mental illness.Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-... ...Read more from our friends at The Hill

No. 4 Democrat in Congress wants impeachment inquiry

August 19, 2019 inPolitics

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The No. 4 Democrat in Congress has announced his support for moving forward with an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. In a statement published Monday, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján accused Trump of actively encouraging Russian interference in U.S. elections and said an impeachment inquiry is needed to uncover facts and hold the president accountable. Luján is running for an open U.S. Senate seat in 2020 as...

CNBC’s Jim Cramer: It’s a trap!

August 19, 2019 inEconomics

If you’re frantically buying or selling stocks based on what the inversion and the subsequent uninversion of the yield curve is signalling, Jim Cramer has a message for you: Calm down. ‘Everything seems like a trap now. It was a trap to sell off the inverted, and now they have to go buy back on the uninverted. What happens if we get inverted again?’ ...

Israeli Lessons For Mass Shootings

Israeli Lessons For Mass Shootings

August 14, 2019 inOpinion

Mass shootings such as those that happened in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, have given rise to an anguished national discussion...

Graham warns Trump on Taliban deal in Afghanistan: Learn from 'Obama's mistakes'

August 17, 2019 inPolitics

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a foreign policy hawk and close ally of President Trump, warned the White House against withdrawing troops from...

Soldier from India awarded citizenship after long delay

August 17, 2019 inPolitics

BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says a member of the U.S. Army from India has been granted citizenship...

I built a nest egg of $1 million and I’m only 46…

August 17, 2019 inEconomics

Dear Moneyist, Over the past 25 years, my wife, 47, and I, 46, have both held professional careers...

Twitter Briefly Bans Scaramucci For Calling Trump "Fattest President Since Taft"

August 17, 2019 inEconomics

Now that the BFF affair between President Trump and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci clearly over,  Trump appears to be getting the...

Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media

Why No One Trusts the Mainstream Media

November 6, 2017 inVideos

Trust in the media is at an all-time low. But should it be? Why do fewer and fewer Americans trust the mainstream...

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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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