President Trump’s 2017 MAGA accomplishments

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2017: President Trump and his administration have generated an amazing number of wins for America and Americans. He is making good on his “MAGA” promise. The President’s lack of previous political experience has made his first-year rocky, to say the least. As Democrats, liberal media and political foes in both parties do everything… Please follow and like us:

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4 Big Signs of a Trump Economic Recovery

The economic numbers clearly have improved on President Donald Trump’s watch, with unemployment down and consumer confidence stronger. “We are just getting started,” @POTUS says. “Economic growth has topped 3 percent,” Trump said Thursday at a White House event while addressing his administration’s reduction in regulations. “Two quarters in a row, except for the hurricanes, we… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Touts Progress on Rolling Back Federal Regulations

With the ceremonial flourish of oversized golden scissors slicing a giant piece of red tape, U.S. President Donald Trump symbolically cut through decades of regulations on Thursday. “So, this is what we have now,” the former reality television program host said, gesturing toward a 190-centimeter-high pile of what was said to be 185,000 sheets of paper.… Please follow and like us:

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Ireland and Brexit: Five things you need to know

Outside of the UK, the Republic of Ireland is the country that will be most affected by Britain’s exit from the European Union, or Brexit. The UK is the second biggest customer for Irish exports, while Ireland, an EU member state, is the only country to share a land border with Britain. The border between the… Please follow and like us:

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Understanding the economics of tax reform

LOS ANGELES, December 9, 2017: Tax cuts are just one part of tax reform. Albeit a major part. Undoubtedly there will be winners and losers whenever a major overhaul in the arena of public policy occurs. Those who benefited under the existing regulatory structure will most likely oppose changes. Unless the replacement structure also benefits them… Please follow and like us:

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Global regulators seal final post-crisis banking rules

Regulators from around the world polished off the final set of new regulations for banks in Frankfurt on Thursday, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision said in a statement, closing a saga begun at the height of the financial crisis. Completing the so-called “Basel III” reforms “represents a major milestone that will make the capital framework… Please follow and like us:

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Franken resignation, Jerusalem move, whatever: Stocks continue to melt up

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017: This column’s devoted cadre of regular readers has undoubtedly noticed we’ve been playing hooky for the last week or two. That’s mainly been due to the stock market’s unusual case of late-year malaise. Yet this week, neither the latest fake Russian scandals, the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, nor… Please follow and like us:

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Koch-Funded Academics Infiltrate The Trump Administration

Things have changed since then-presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted that the Koch brothers “cannot influence Trump!” in July 2015. Or in November of that year when he tweeted that Charles Koch was “looking for a new puppet” after Scott Walker’s and Jeb Bush’s campaigns failed. Or in February 2016, when Trump repeated his puppet claims in… Please follow and like us:

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Broadcom moves to unseat Qualcomm board, escalates takeover fight

Singapore-based computer chip maker Broadcom stepped up its battle for rival Qualcomm on Monday, proposing a new slate of board members for the US firm to back a $130 billion hostile bid. Broadcom, which has signaled its plan to reincorporate in the United States, said the effort to replace the Qualcomm board members is aimed at… Please follow and like us:

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Occupational Licensing Is Just Another Form of Cronyism

Occupational Licensing Experts in the field of political marketing periodically tell me that you need to have sympathetic victims when trying to change policy. When pushing for Obamacare repeal, highlight a family who lost its health plan and now has to pay twice as much for insurance. When advocating for repeal of the death tax, publicize… Please follow and like us:

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Dublin repeats Brexit demands as Tusk seeks border deal

Ireland repeated Friday its demand for British guarantees over the post-Brexit border as EU President Donald Tusk sought a breakthrough on the key sticking point in the withdrawal negotiations. Tusk was due to meet with Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in Dublin on Friday afternoon, ahead of a Monday deadline by which the EU has demanded progress… Please follow and like us:

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Some Say Facebook and Amazon Should Be Broken Up. Here’s Why That Thinking Is Wrong.

Is it time for Congress to step in and dismantle Facebook, Amazon, and Google’s ever-expanding internet empires? In recent months, the left has raised sharp cries against the dangers of tech companies’ rapid growth and allegedly ironclad hold of their respective market spaces. Some critics have even argued that internet giants such as “Amazon, Google, and… Please follow and like us:

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Mick Mulvaney seeks more Trump appointees to help him ‘refocus’ consumer bureau

Interim Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Mick Mulvaney said Thursday that he wants to bring more Trump political appointees on board at the agency as he pores over its books and considers halting dozens of pending cases targeting businesses. “We’re trying to get help over here,” Mr. Mulvaney told The Washington Times in an interview. “It’s… Please follow and like us:

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Trump’s pick for ‘watchdog’ agency sets hiring freeze

Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget and President Trump’s selection for acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Photo: Flickr) WASHINGTON – White House budget director Mick Mulvaney says he has ordered a 30-day suspension on regulations and a hiring freeze at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau amid a contentious legal… Please follow and like us:

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Two of the Biggest Threats to the Stability of the World Economy Are Hiding in Plain Sight

In the early 1990s, transnational corporations (TNCs) in the agriculture, services, pharmaceuticals, and manufacturing sectors each got agreements as part of the WTO to lock in rights for those companies to participate in markets under favorable conditions, while limiting the ability of governments to regulate and shape their economies. The topics corresponded to the corporate agenda… Please follow and like us:

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