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Friday, September 21, 2018

The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.

Analysis: It was another crazy news week, so it's understandable if you missed a small but important announcement from the Treasury Department: The federal government is on track to borrow nearly $1 trillion this fiscal year -- President Donald Trump's first full year in charge of the budget. That's almost double what the government borrowed in fiscal year 2017.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Trump's carousel of preoccupations has once again spun back around to the border wall. This time, he's going global. On Tuesday, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell claimed that Trump suggested building a wall across the 3,000-mile-long Sahara Desert to prevent African migrants from making their way into Europe. "You need to build a wall around the Sahara," Trump said recently, according to Borrell. When Borrell asked Trump if he understood just how big the Sahara is, Trump argued that "it can't be bigger than our border with Mexico." Borrell then informed Trump that the Sahara is far bigger than the U.S. border with Mexico. "In any case, it wouldn't be very useful to do that," Borrell told the president.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Long read but well worth the effort. Punctures a ton of myths about poverty. An example: "This imbalanced economy explains why America's poverty rate has remained consistent over the past several decades, even as per capita welfare spending has increased. It's not that safety-net programs don't help; on the contrary, they lift millions of families above the poverty line each year. But one of the most effective antipoverty solutions is a decent-paying job, and those have become scarce for people like Vanessa. Today, 41.7 million laborers -- nearly a third of the American work force -- earn less than $12 an hour, and almost none of their employers offer health insurance."

Thursday, August 30, 2018

His tweetstorm comes after continued attacks on Google and other Big Tech giants for allegedly silencing conservative voices. For Trump, it's not just "Fake News" anymore -- he's waging a war on fake everything.


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