Will the Federal Reserve openly fight President Trump’s economic policies?

The United States’ gross domestic product grew by a paltry 1.6% in 2016, the worst year since 2011, and that growth rate was lower than the Federal Reserve Board’s projection of a 1.9% growth rate, made when the year was already 11½ months over. The growth rate for just the fourth quarter of 2016 was …

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The #DefiantGirl statue

From CNNMoney: Fresh evidence women are better investors than men by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 8, 2017: 3:45 PM ET Have you seen the statue of the “fearless girl” facing the Wall Street bull? State Street Global Advisors put up the statue to mark International Women’s Day and it’s getting a lot of …

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The February unemployment figures

From The Wall Street Journal: In Office, Trump Changes His Tune on Job Growth Numbers He Once Denounced Democrat Party chief says ‘Thanks, Obama!’ By Daniel Nasaw | March 10, 2017 | 12:44 pm ET President Donald Trump and his allies on Friday cheered a report that the U.S. economy had created 235,000 jobs in …

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Democrisy! The Washington Post is terribly upset that Amal Clooney gets so much attention due to whom she is married

Unbelievable! A lawyer named Amal Clooney gave a powerful speech at U.N. Some only saw her baby bump. By Samantha Schmidt | March 10, 2017 at 6:44 AM An accomplished, international human rights lawyer delivered a potent call for action at the United Nations on Thursday, urging the organization to back an investigation into crimes …

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Wait a second! Weren’t we told that it was the Russians who hacked the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign?

From CNNMoney: Wikileaks claims to reveal how CIA hacks TVs and phones all over the world by Jose Pagliery | March 7, 2017: 2:26 PM ET The CIA has become the preeminent hacking operation, sneaking into high-tech phones and televisions to spy on people worldwide, according to an explosive Wikileaks publication of purported internal CIA …

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Obamacare Lite

The Republicans have finally revealed their “repeal and replace” plan for the wholly-misnamed Affordable Care Act: Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill: The winners and losers by Tami Luhby March 7, 2017: 9:52 AM ET Republican lawmakers have long vowed that they can make health care more affordable and accessible. Americans will now see if Congress can …

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Kim Jong-un’s latest temper tantrum Harmlessly wasting four ballistic missiles is a good thing

From CNN: North Korea fires four ballistic missiles into Sea of Japan By Paula Hancocks and Ben Westcott, CNN | Updated 5:36 AM ET, Mon March 6, 2017 (CNN) North Korea fired four ballistic missiles in the early hours of Monday morning, in what Japan’s leader described as “an extremely dangerous action.” Military authorities in …

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Most economists oppose President Trump’s immigration policies

Heather Long tweeted: Over 200 economists disagree with Trump on immigration, NAFTA and the debt, according to @business_econ survey https://t.co/AOgvIItBU2 — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) March 6, 2017 To which I responded: Would those be the same economists who predicted a stock market decline if Trump won? https://t.co/be9JYutNZv https://t.co/E2Jaypbxi1 — Dana Pico (@Dana_TFSJ) March 6, 2017 …

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Two stories about illegal immigration

From CNNMoney: Mexican company: We’ll provide cement for border wall by Patrick Gillespie and Fidel Gutierrez | March 2, 2017: 10:58 AM ET Irony alert: One of Mexico’s biggest corporations says it’s willing to provide the cement for President Trump’s proposed border wall. Cemex, one of the world’s largest providers of building materials, said Wednesday …

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The appearance of impropriety

President Donald Trump alleged that his predecessor, then-President Barack Hussein Obama, ordered wiretapping of Mr Trump during the campaign, something CNN called “baseless.” Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my "wires tapped" in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 4, 2017 From Dr …

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