Two Renowned Economists Weigh In on the Worldwide Impact of Trump-conomics.
Syrian refugees have been banned by Executive Order from entering the United States, and the European Union member states remain divided over who will shoulder the burden of the refugees amassing along their borders. Every month, hundreds of thousands of refugees flee the violence and atrocities in their Middle East homelands. But the images of … Continued
Greece’s exit from the Eurozone in 2017 will probably be the first default in Europe that Trump will have to confront. The imminent Grexit will bring the EU further closer to the edge of the cliff after Brexit. Unlike his predecessor, Trump seems not to have any specific plan how to protect the US economy from an another one financial turmoil in Europe.
FBI Director James B. Comey is now himself the subject of a Justice Department investigation. Initiated as a response to complaints from members of Congress, the Department’s Inspector General plans to scrutinize the way that Comey handled the case surrounding Hillary Clinton’s emails during the election. The investigation will not focus on the FBI Director’s … Continued
During the confirmation hearing of Rex Tillerson, President-elect Trump’s pick for Secretary of State, Republican Senator Marco Rubio did not hold back. Perhaps the most striking question of his questions sought to corner Tillerson over whether he would name Russian President Putin a “war criminal.” Tillerson responded that he would never use such a term … Continued
“Your organization’s terrible.” That was President-elect Trump’s response to CNN’s Jim Acosta in today’s press conference, the first in over 160 days. “I’m not going to give you a question, you are fake news,” he added. Trump took aim at CNN because it had reported Tuesday that the heads of U.S. intelligence had briefed the … Continued
The decision by four U.S. intelligence chiefs to present both President Obama and President-elect Trump with a synopsis of allegations that the Russian possess compromising material on Trump indicates that things are getting quite serious. On Nov 1, we originally reported a portion of this story after Mother Jones published information about an ex … Continued
While concerns over unprecedented conflicts of interests regarding Trump’s cabinet picks mount, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer sent a memorable letter to the Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, warning Republicans that all cabinet members must meet standards of accountability on ethics, regardless which party is in power. Schumer’s letter to McConnell is almost an exact replica … Continued
Few could forget President-elect Trump’s pre-election campaign promise that his administration would build a “big, beautiful wall” along the US-Mexico border. That commitment–an integral part of his hardline anti-immigration stance–was accompanied by a firm pledge that Mexico would pay for the total cost of the wall. While his supporters chanted “Build the wall!” during his … Continued