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NYT’s ‘Impossible To Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked By Media

Authored by Adam Johnson via FAIR.org, Buoyed by a total of 18 speculative verb forms – five “mays,” eight “woulds” and five “coulds” – New York Times reporters David E. Sanger and William J. Broad (4/24/17) painted a dire picture of a Trump administration forced to react to the growing and impending doom of North […]

Will Trump Release The Missing JFK Files?

Authored by Philip Shenon via Politico.com, The nation’s conspiracy-theorist-in-chief is facing a momentous decision. Will President Donald Trump allow the public to see a trove of thousands of long-secret government files about the event that, more than any other in modern American history, has fueled conspiracy theories – the 1963 assassination of President John F. […]

The Rise Of The Generals

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, Has President Donald Trump outsourced foreign policy to the generals? So it would seem. Candidate Trump held out his hand to Vladimir Putin. He rejected further U.S. intervention in Syria other than to smash ISIS. He spoke of getting out and staying out of the misbegotten Middle East wars […]

Will Trump’s Tax Plan Pass: Here Is The Complete Probability Matrix

With global equity markets enjoying the biggest weekly inflow since the election on what BofA described was rising expectations of a Trump tax deal, the obvious question is “what is the probability of the Trump tax deal getting done.” And, as it turns out, that is also the wrong question, because as Morgan Stanley shows, […]

Government Shutdown Averted For 7 Days: Senate Passes Stopgap Spending Bill

One hour after the House of Representative passed the a stopgap spending bill in a 382-30 vote, moments ago the US Senate likewise voted the measure through; the bill which gives the government a week before this specatcle has to be repeated again unless a full spending bill is enacted, now goes to Trump for […]

Trump Warns There Is A Chance Of “A Major, Major Conflict” With North Korea

While emoting sympathy for Kim Jong Un's situation, President Trump told Reuters, during a lengthy interview ahead of his 100th day in office, that he'd "love to solve things diplomatically," but warned that "there is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea." Putting a somewhat human face […]

The Issues Americans Think Are Worth A Government Shutdown

As the deadline for U.S. federal budget authorization approaches, this infographic highlights the issues that people think are important enough to justify a government shutdown. You will find more statistics at Statista This infographic draws data from a Morning Consult/POLITICO survey. As Statista's Martin Armstrong notes, although 67 percent of respondents said Congress should do everything it can […]

Democrats Take Government Hostage: Threaten To Shut It Down If GOP Repeals Obamacare

Once again Republicans have managed to box themselves in. Just as the GOP has reportedly found enough votes among conservative Republicans to pass the latest iteration of the proposed Healthcare bill, with Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows saying “republicans will have the votes to pass” Obamacare repeal, Democrats realized that they once again have the leverage […]

Trump Tweet: “Democrats Want To Shut Government” Over “OCare Failure” and Puerto Rico

After President Trump flipped on two major campaign promises yesterday, funding for the border wall and obamacare subsidies, many believed that a government shutdown crisis had been averted. But, that is only because most of the mainstream media doesn’t understand, or is simply unwilling to admit, that Democrats aren’t looking for a ‘deal’ on a […]

Initial Jobless Claims Jump Most In 5 Months; Higher Since Trump’s Election

The last two weeks have seen initial jobless claims rise 23k to 257k. This is the biggest 2-week rise since Thanksgiving last year and is back above the Trump election levels and the start of 2017 levels.   This is a four-week high but could perhaps be impacted by the holiday during the most recent […]