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Australia Votes Overwhelmingly For Gay Marriage After Heated Campaign

It was only twenty years ago that the last Australian state, Tasmania, decriminalised male homosexuality. Whether one is in favour or not, Australia had a lot of catching up to do with other western nations. In an Australian general election, there is no such thing as a “low turnout” since voting is compulsory for citizens. […]

Global Stocks Tumble, Asia Plunges On Chinese Commodity Carnage

The euphoria of the past month has ended with a thud and BTFDers are strangely missing as the commodity chill out of China (which overnight became full blown carnage), has unleashed a global risk-off phase ahead of today’s critical CPI data, resulting in broad and sharp selling across global markets, as European stocks followed declines […]

McConnell Reveals Senate Tax Bill Will Include Repeal Of Obamacare Mandate

In what is emerging as the latest potential stumbling block for the passage of GOP tax reform, on Tuesday afternoon Senate Majority leader announced that the Senate tax bill will include language to repeal ObamaCare’s individual mandate, a move which could make passage prolematic as it could withdraw support from moderate Republicans. According to The […]

Steven Mnuchin: “Nobody Thinks Russia Had An Impact On The Election”

With at least one crucial vote on the White House’s tax reform plan looming later this week, and Special Counsel Robert Mueller reportedly preparing to indict former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and possibly his son as well, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended the administration’s approach to both issues during an appearance on CBS’s “Face […]

Watch Live: Jeff Sessions Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

Last night, the Washington Post reported Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering whether to appoint another special counsel to investigate the Clintons and other Obama-era officials. This morning, the AG will face questions from Democrats when he testifies before the House Judiciary Committee. According to Reuters, the questions will likely focus on whether Sessions lied […]

Roy Moore Denies “Completely False” Teen Sex-Abuse Allegations, Has “Evidence Of Collusion”

"It never happened… If you abuse a 14-year-old you shouldn't be a Senate candidate. I agree with that," Moore said. "But I did not do that." In his first interview since the Washington Post published the explosive allegations regarding his sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl in 1979, Moore – the Republican nominee for the […]

Blame Game Over Obamacare’s 2018 Premium Surge Reaches Feverish Pitch, Will It Matter In 2018?

As Americans head to the exchanges to purchase their Obamacare plans for 2018, many are experiencing a bit of sticker shock.  As the Wall Street Journal points out this morning, folks in Deaf Smith, Texas can expect their premiums to surge 87% next year while those in Clinton, Iowa are looking at a sickening increase […]

Here Is The Full Text And Summary Of The Amended House GOP Tax Bill

While we await the full details of the Senate bill, moments ago the House Ways and Means Committee released the Amended House GOP tax bill, as well as its summary. Here are the key highlights from the Amendment (link), first in principle: Amendment to the Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 1 […]

WikiLeaks Publishes CIA Hacking Tool Designed To “Impersonate” Russia’s Kaspersky Lab

On September 18th, the US Senate voted to ban the use of products from the Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab by the federal government, citing national security risk. The vote was included as an amendment to an annual defense policy spending bill approved by the Senate on the same day and was written to […]

Trump Blames Gillespie For Virginia Defeat: “He Did Not Embrace What I Stand For”

Update (8:45pm EST): In a somewhat terse tweet, President Trump wasted not time apportioning any blame squarely on the shoulders of establishment Republican Ed Gillespie for his loss… Ed Gillespie worked hard but did not embrace me or what I stand for. Don’t forget, Republicans won 4 out of 4 House seats, and with the […]