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  • THERE’S A WAR GOING ON OVER KAMALA HARRIS’S WIKIPEDIA PAGE, WITH UNFLATTERING ELEMENTS VANISHING

    07/05/2020 10:44:14 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 37 replies
    The Intercept ^ | July 2 2020, 4:52 p.m. | Aída Chávez
    CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC SEN. Kamala Harris is widely seen as a frontrunner for a spot on the ticket with presumptive nominee Joe Biden, with vetting well underway. Presidential vetting operations have entire teams of investigators, but for the public, when the pick is announced, the most common source for information about the person chosen is Wikipedia. And there, a war has broken out over how to talk about Harris’s career. At least one highly dedicated Wikipedia user has been scrubbing controversial aspects of Harris’s “tough-on-crime” record from her Wikipedia page, her decision not to prosecute Steve Mnuchin for mortgage fraud-related crimes,...
  • CRUZ MISSILE Ted Cruz calls for CRIMINAL investigation into Twitter for potentially ‘violating US sanctions against Iran’

    05/29/2020 9:13:11 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    The Sun ^ | 29 May 2020, 14:58Updated: 29 May 2020, 16:32 | Mollie Mansfield
    SENATOR Ted Cruz is calling for a criminal investigation into Twitter for potentially "violating US sanctions against Iran." Cruz asked for the investigation in a letter to the Justice and Treasury departments on Friday. In February, Cruz wrote a letter to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to ask him to stop providing social media services to Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif. Now, the senator is calling on Attorney General William Barr and Secretary Steve Mnuchin to "take action." In Friday's letter, Cruz wrote: "I believe that the primary goal of (the International Emergency Economic...
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin Urges Governors to Reopen States to Prevent ‘Permanent’ Economic Damage

    05/10/2020 7:11:37 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 44 replies
    https://time.com/ ^ | MAY 10, 2020 4:46 PM EDT | BY KEVIN FREKING / AP
    Some of President Donald Trump’s top economic advisers emphasized on Sunday the importance of states getting more businesses and offices open even as the pandemic makes its way to the White House complex, forcing three members of the administration’s coronavirus task force into self-quarantine. The president and governors who will decide when to reopen their states are facing competing pressures. More economic activity and travel will likely lead to more people contracting COVID-19. But tight restrictions on which businesses can operate are causing millions of people to join the ranks of the unemployed. Decisions about how fast to reopen come...
  • Mnuchin: 'You're Going To See The Economy Really Bounce Back In July, August, September'

    04/27/2020 5:27:19 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/26/20 | Zac Budryk
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Sunday predicted the U.S. economy hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic would rebound this summer and early in the fall even as Fox News’s Chris Wallace noted most experts have projected a longer, slower recovery.“I think as we begin to reopen the economy in May and June you’re going to see the economy really bounce back in July, August, September,” Mnuchin said on “Fox News Sunday.”“We are putting an unprecedented amount of fiscal relief into the economy," he added. "You’re seeing trillions of dollars that’s making its way into the economy, and I think this is going to have a significant...
  • Mnuchin On EconomicIimpact Of Efforts To Slow The Pandemic

    03/22/2020 12:11:30 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 2 replies
    Fox News via Youtube | 03/22/20
    Tens of millions of Americans directed to stay home as coronavirus crisis escalates; Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin joins John Roberts on 'Fox News Sunday.'https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-AOqaYSBRA 
  • TURNER: Why Isn’t Greta Sailing To China To Whine At President Xi?(Pic warning!)

    01/22/2020 10:16:23 AM PST · by rktman · 29 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/22/2020 | Daniel Turner
    The annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, once again hosted young climate activists spewing their ignorance. Their leader, Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” teenage eco-warrior Greta Thunberg shouted that “our house is on fire”. Noticeably absent from Ms. Thunburg’s Davos screed was any country other than America. Sure, she blasted America from withdrawing from the Gospel of the Paris Climate Accord. But there was no mention of the world’s largest polluter of poisonous Sulphur Dioxide: China, India, and Russia. China emits more carbon dioxide than the US and the EU combined. China and India are also world leaders...
  • CNN's Chris Cuomo rips 'Trumpers' for attacking 'kid' Greta Thunberg, critics remind him of Sandmann settlement

    01/23/2020 3:58:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 23, 2020 | Joeseph A. Wulfsohn
    CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was quick to defend climate activist Greta Thunberg from "Trumpers" who mocked her on Thursday but was quickly reminded about the settlement his network recently made with Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was asked by reporters about Thunberg's call for countries to divest from fossil fuels, which he didn't exactly take too seriously. “Is she the chief economist? Who is she? I’m confused,” Mnuchin jokingly replied. "After she goes and studies economics in college, she can come back and explain that to...
  • Trump administration announces new sanctions on Iran

    01/10/2020 9:58:14 AM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 10, 2020 | Brett Samuels, Morgan Chalfant
    Video at link. The Trump administration announced new sanctions on Iran Friday targeting the country’s metals sector and several of its government leaders following Tehran’s missile attacks on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops earlier this week. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a press conference at the White House to detail the new measures, which President Trump promised were coming earlier in the week. The new sanctions target the Iranian aluminum, copper, iron and steel industries. The U.S. is also sanctioning eight senior Iranian officials who were allegedly involved in Tuesday’s missile attacks against U.S....
  • The Treasury Department Is Wrong. China Didn’t Just Devalue Its Currency.

    08/14/2019 2:21:10 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | August 13, 2019 | Riley Walters
    The U.S. Treasury Department has incorrectly labeled China a manipulator of its currency. An important distinction exists between devaluing a currency and currency depreciation. Devaluing implies the People’s Bank of China actively manipulated the value of the Chinese renminbi to gain unfair advantage for its exports. Depreciation simply means the renminbi has lost purchasing power relative to the U.S. dollar, based on market forces. There’s no indication that China is actively devaluing its currency. However, according to the Treasury Department, China met a broad definition of manipulation laid out in the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, which says...
  • Here’s a Promising Plan to Finally Get a Grip on Federal Spending

    07/27/2019 11:06:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | July 25, 2019 | Romina Boccia
    The massive spending deal, negotiated by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and agreed to by the president, looks poised to kill off the Budget Control Act of 2011—the law that was meant to restrain federal spending. With that law on the way out, the question arises: Where can fiscal conservatives turn to exert real and lasting fiscal discipline? Thankfully, two members of Congress have introduced a bill to do just that. The Maximizing America’s Prosperity Act—or MAP Act—is a bill proposed by Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, and Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., that would limit federal spending...
  • MSNBC's Jason Johnson: Trump Team 'Basically' Says 'I Hate Black People'

    07/21/2019 1:26:30 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 71 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 27, 2019 | Newsbusters
    Appearing as a panel member on Sunday's AM Joy, liberal MSNBC contributor Jason Johnson spewed vitriol at several Donald Trump administration members as he called for the President's impeachment, declared that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin had essentially been pushed to say "I hate black people," and that HUD Secetary Ben Carson was exposed to be a "sexist fool." Near the end of the show, during the regular "Who Won the Week?" segment, Johnson proclaimed:
  • It Happened Again: Trump Administration Slaps Away Another Subpoena Issued By House Democrats

    05/17/2019 6:05:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 17, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    The Trump administration isn’t backing down from their war with House Democrats. We all saw this coming miles away. The Trump administration partially based on the fact that this was a crew that was going to fight for the forgotten American and they have. The House Democratic majority was elected in 2018 to fight the Trump agenda. There is no room for cooperation. There is no room for compromise. In other words, it’s what I love about our political system: conflict. Gridlock is a good thing. Division and partisanship is a good thing, and the more of it, the more...
  • House committee sends new letter to IRS demanding Trump's tax returns

    04/13/2019 7:41:59 AM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 13, 2019 | Lauren Fox
    House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal is not backing down on his request for six years of the President Donald Trump's personal and business tax returns, he writes In a new letter sent Saturday to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig. In a two-page letter, Neal writes that he believes his committee is well within its rights to see the President's tax returns and that he expects a decision from the IRS within the next 10 days. "I expect a reply from the IRS by 5:00 p.m. on April 23, 2019. Please know that if you fail to comply, your failure...
  • House Democrats give IRS hard deadline of April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns, say...

    04/13/2019 8:41:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 48 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 13 April 2019 at 9:34 AM | Jeff Stein
    FULL TITLE: House Democrats give IRS hard deadline of April 23 to turn over Trump tax returns, say administration’s concerns ‘lack merit’ House Democrats are giving the Trump administration a hard-deadline of April 23 to turn over President Trump’s tax returns, pushing back against Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin’s skepticism over their request for the presidents’ private records. House Ways and Means Committee Chair Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.) on Saturday sent a two-page letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig rebuffing Mnuchin’s statement earlier this week that Treasury would miss House Democrats’ initial April 10 deadline for the returns. Mnuchin’s concerns “lack...
  • The Latest: More candidates emerge for Trump chief of staff

    12/09/2018 6:59:35 PM PST · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    CBS Cleaveland 19 ^ | | December 9, 2018 | ZEKE MILLER
    people being considered are the White House budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, and a Republican congressman from North Carolina, Mark Meadows. Other names in the mix include Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker and Trump's former deputy campaign manager, David Bossie.
  • Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he's expecting a 'big' GDP number

    06/28/2018 11:54:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    CNBC ^ | 06/28/2018 | Tae Kim
    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is optimistic on U.S. economic growth. "We’re excited. This is the six month anniversary of tax cuts. We’re expecting a big second quarter GDP number," he said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday. “Let me just say I have no advance notice of what it looks like.” President Donald Trump signed the Republican tax overhaul in December, which lowered the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. Mnuchin cited the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's projected GDP growth of 4.7 percent for the second quarter. "I have no idea whether it will be that...
  • Harriet Tubman may not be on $20 bill after all

    08/31/2017 12:12:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 31, 2017 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON -- Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is raising speculation that Harriet Tubman's future on the $20 bill could be in jeopardy. Mnuchin is avoiding a direct answer when asked whether he supports the decision made by the Obama administration to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with Harriet Tubman, the 19th century African-American abolitionist famous for the Underground Railroad. During last year's campaign, Donald Trump praised Jackson, the nation's seventh president, for his "history of tremendous success" and said the decision to replace him with Tubman was "pure political correctness."
  • Should Steve Mnuchin Be Confirmed as Treasury Secretary Despite Producing "Midnight Special?"

    12/18/2016 8:34:02 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 35 replies
    Self | December 18, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Okay, I like all of Donald Trump's choices for his cabinet so far, including Secretary of Treasury. However, it appears that Steve Mnuchin has a big black mark against him. It turns out that he was the executive producer of "Midnight Special" which I wasted my time watching tonight. Did anybody else watch it on HBO? An all too predictable sci-fi. Kid has unusual powers. Government and cult are after him to keep him from showing up at a certain location. Kid makes it to the location and ET's himself into another dimension. End of story. Oh, and...YAWN. Should Steve...
  • ELIZABETH WARREN: Trump's Treasury secretary pick was the 'Forrest Gump of the financial crisis'

    11/30/2016 10:22:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 11/30/2016 | Bob Bryan
    It appears Elizabeth Warren does not think too highly of President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary. In a statement, the Massachusetts senator said Mnuchin was involved in the worst kind of lending practices that led to the financial crisis during his time as head of mortgage lending at Goldman Sachs. "Steve Mnuchin is the Forrest Gump of the financial crisis — he managed to participate in all the worst practices on Wall Street," Warren said in a statement, according to Politico's Ben White. "He spent two decades at Goldman Sachs helping the bank peddle the same...
  • Wall Street Reacts To Steve Mnuchin Choice For Treasury Secretary

    11/30/2016 10:02:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/30/2016
    Following the news that Steve Mnuchin would be US Trasury Secretary, Wall Street analysts offered mixed predictions on which policies Donald Trump’s choice for Treasury secretary may pursue, as they have little to go on other than Mnuchin’s background with Goldman, buying/selling the former Indy Mac. The prevailing consensus is that Mnuchin’s Wall Street past will lead to easing regulations, tax policies; but at the same time, Mnuchin may not help larger banks as he may focus on regionals and/or seek to distance himself from his GS/IndyMac past. For now optimism dominates, as banks gain, with the KBW banks...