Donald Trump’s dollar

President Donald Trump’s assertion this week that the “dollar is getting too strong” led to a sharp decline in the value of the greenback. The market’s reaction to Mr. Trump was a reminder that presidents often get the dollar they want. This has us worried Mr. Trump and his Treasury department will pursue a weaker currency… Read more

France’s overseas territories begin voting in presidential ballot

Early voting has begun in France’s overseas territories for the first round of the country’s most closely-fought presidential race in decades. This as final preparations are made ahead of Sunday’s main casting of ballots across France, where some 47 million people are eligible to take part. A blackout on opinion polls and the candidates or their… Read more

Tax System Is Unfair, Majority of Americans Say
As people across the country scramble to file their taxes before Tuesday’s deadline, a majority will be doing so under the belief that the system they are adhering to is fundamentally unfair. More Americans than not now state that neither corporations nor wealthy individuals pay their fair share of taxes, a Pew Research Center survey released… Read more

Designs for Trump’s border wall are here. They fall into 4 categories.

Imagine the Great Wall of China along the banks of the Rio Grande. Or maybe an animal-friendly barrier that keeps migrants out but lets roadrunners in. These are some of the designs contractors submitted this week in the first round of bids to build President Donald Trump’s promised 2,000-mile wall along the Mexican border. Chicago Tribune… Read more

Meet the Billionaires Who Run Trump’s Government

Mr. Monopoly, that mustachioed fat cat with the Taftian profile, was about as close as most Americans got to a New York City billionaire until candidate Donald Trump started flying his jet to their cities and villages last year. Now they are practically an everyday sight, because President Donald Trump has coaxed a pack of them… Read more

Checking Trump’s ‘Failing Media’ Claims

President Donald Trump is quite vocal about his disdain for many media houses, labeling them “fake news” and “failing” often, with the latter most frequently used for the New York Times (NY Times), and some other print media. But it’s not like Trump hates all media; he clearly likes Fox News, retweeting its positive stories about… Read more

Vladimir Putin visits Arctic to reaffirm Russia’s claim

Russian President Vladimir Putin has visited an area in the Arctic archipelago as part of Russia’s efforts to reaffirm its foothold in the oil-rich region. On a tour on the Franz Josef Land archipelago, a sprawling collection of islands where the Russian military has recently built a new runway and worked to open a permanent base,… Read more

Is the U.S. Heading for a Government Shutdown?

Arizona Sen. John McCain wants to hold the government hostage if military spending doesn’t increase in the next federal spending bill. McCain said Wednesday he wouldn’t vote on a funding bill that maintains previous spending levels, or a continuing resolution, even if means a government shutdown. “If that’s the only option. I will not vote for… Read more

Denmark Rids Itself of Foreign Debt For First Time in 183 Years

After Denmark pays off the final installment of a $1.5 billion loan to the United States today, it will be the first time the nation will have been without foreign currency debts since 1834. style=”display:inline-block;width:300px;height:250px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-8420654331411867″ data-ad-slot=”1313712966″> Though the country still carries domestic debt, the improved national economy and fixed exchange rate policy makes for a… Read more

Trump budget shifts income to upper class: it’s a good thing for all of us

WASHINGTON, March 19, 2017 – Outspoken critics of President Trump’s policies, including liberal public-policy professor and former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich, object that Trump’s policies will shift income from the lower class to the upper class. Looking at the numbers, it is easy to make that correct conclusion. But this is actually a good thing,… Read more

Clinton Hints at Comeback to ‘Shine a Light’ on Issues

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton hinted Friday that she is ready to re-enter public life. Clinton said, “I am ready to come out of the woods,” at the end of a St. Patrick’s Day speech in Scranton, Pennsylvania, in a reference to her viral photograph while hiking in the woods near her home in Chappaqua, New… Read more

Trump’s tough trade talk scores a win in battle with G20 powers

Baden-Baden, Germany (dpa) – President Donald Trump’s tough talk on trade paid off Saturday when ministers from 20 world powers meeting in Germany agreed to abandon their tradition of championing free trade and rejecting protectionism. “We couldn’t be happier with the outcome,” said US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin of the two-day meeting of Group of 20… Read more

Trump’s first budget to offer look at his vision for dismantling ‘administrative state’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, asserted a bold goal recently, sounding as if he were pitching a plot of an action thriller: “deconstruction of the administrative state.” On Thursday, as Trump releases his first budget, Americans will get a wider glimpse of what exactly that means. This earliest version of Trump’s… Read more

Highlights of Premier Li’s press conference

  1. Premier Li Keqiang answers questions of reporters at a news conference during the annual two sessions in Beijing on March 15, 2017. [Photo by Kuang Linhua/chinadaily.com.cn] Premier Li Keqiang met reporters from home and abroad at a news conference on Wednesday at the end of the annual meeting of the National People’s Congress. Premier Li answered… Read more