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  • Michelle Obama Claims People Dismiss Presidency After Barack: ‘If a Black Guy Can Do It, Anybody...

    07/07/2019 3:28:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 106 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07 July 2019
    FULL TITLE: Michelle Obama Claims People Dismiss Presidency After Barack: ‘If a Black Guy Can Do It, Anybody Can’ In a Saturday interview, former first lady Michelle Obama insisted that Americans now dismiss the U.S. presidency because a black man was recently in the office. Speaking to TV host Gayle King during the 2019 Essence Festival at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Obama exclaimed that husband Barack made the presidency “look too easy,” Fox News reported. “I guess it’s kind of like if the black guy can do it, anybody can do it — and that’s not true. It’s a hard job,”...
  • Marx Bites Bernie: Sanders Campaign Engulfed In Messy Fight With Unionized Staff Over Pay

    07/19/2019 7:36:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/19/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Bernie Sanders is one of the many faces that make up the progressive left within the Democratic Party. HeÂ’s an unapologetic democratic socialist. He has an economic agenda that would cost us trillions of dollars. And heÂ’s staunchly pro-labor union. That is until his campaign staff starts making demands for better pay, right? Yeah, it seems so. The Sanders campaign has unionized and is demanding $15/hour for staff nationwide and so far the left-wing candidateÂ’s leadership is silent on the matter. You just canÂ’t make this up. The far left guy unionizes the staff, makes minimum wage hikes part...
  • ‘I’ve Never Seen a Stronger Economy in My Life’ says ‘Shark Tank’ Investor Kevin O’Leary

    07/18/2019 9:55:57 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 18, 2019 | Matt Margolis
    Appearing on CNBC Wednesday, Canadian businessman and television personality Kevin O’Leary raved about the state of the U.S. economy , based on his more than 50 “Shark Tank” companies. “Most of the Sharks have a similar portfolio,” O’Leary told CNBC on Wednesday. “It’s an amazing index on America’s economy because they’re almost in every state, in every sector.” O’Leary along with investors Mark Cuban, Robert Herjavec, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner and Daymond John put up their own money on “Shark Tank” to buy stakes in start-ups looking for capital and influential business partners. “I can report to you, on a...
  • Harris and Obama prove Dems have to lie in order to get you to believe their healthcare proposals

    07/18/2019 8:31:34 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 7/18/19 | Jon Dougherty
    “How do you think we … Health care is not free. Now, we pay for health care in a variety of ways, pretty complicated. About half of health care dollars, more or less, comes from taxes.” Quick — who said that? None other than Sen. Bernie Sanders, Congress’ original and most enduring Socialist. The 2020 Democratic presidential contender admitted in a recent interview with the Washington Post that yes, every American will have to be taxed in order to afford a socialism-style, one-size-fits-all, government-run healthcare system. What Bernie isn’t honest about is just how much such a system will cost....
  • Beware, the IRS is eyeing your inherited money

    07/15/2019 10:21:23 AM PDT · by DFG · 42 replies
    Market Watch ^ | 07/15/2019 | Staff
    One of the perils of being well-off is the constant risk that the federal government and/or your friendly state and local tax collectors will figure out new and different ways to snatch more of your wealth. Especially wealth that you earned the old-fashioned way: by inheriting it. To raise your paranoia to the appropriate level, here are two new things to worry about. Few noticed when the House of Representatives in May overwhelming passed the imaginatively named “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019.” The vote was 417-3. Senate passage was thought to be a mere...
  • Bitcoin price tumbles following Trump’s criticism

    07/15/2019 9:52:30 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2019 | Katherine Lam
    The price of bitcoin tumbled Monday after President Trump Opens a New Window. tweeted Thursday that he was “not a fan” of cryptocurrencies and criticized Facebook’s Opens a New Window. Libra digital currency that’s set to launch next year. Bitcoin price briefly hit below $10,000 just after midnight Monday, a two-week low for the leading digital coin, Coindesk’s data Opens a New Window. showed. The cryptocurrency appeared to rebound slightly to bring it past $10,000 as of Monday morning. It’s unclear what caused the sudden price drop, but it comes just days after Trump took to Twitter to slam cryptocurrencies....
  • Citing higher minimum wages in Seattle, Portland, and SF, restaurant chain files for bankruptcy

    07/15/2019 9:08:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Progressives never learn.  Even as Democrats running for president line up behind a national $15/hour minimum wage, on the West Coast, where cities like Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco all have implemented this demand, a restaurant chain with over 2,000 employees has filed for bankruptcy, citing the high minimum wages that have increased its costs. Jeremy Hill reports for Bloomberg (hat tip: Legal Insurrection): Progressive wage policies helped force upscale eatery operator Restaurants Unlimited Inc. into bankruptcy, according to court documents filed Sunday. The company, which operates 35 restaurants ranging from fine dining to "polished casual" eateries, including Henry's Tavern, Stanford's, and Kincaid's, filed for Chapter 11 protection...
  • Economic improvement in China’s northeast rust belt is just skin deep as state firms bleed

    07/15/2019 2:02:42 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 5 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Published: 6:30pm, 14 Jul, 2019 | Elaine Chan
    When China’s central government chose Shenyang Machine Tool, a state-owned manufacturing behemoth in the northeastern province of Liaoning, to undergo a programme of reform two years ago, it probably imagined it would provide a yardstick for the broader regeneration of the region as a whole. It could not have been more wrong. While the provincial authorities reported growth of 6.1 per cent in the first quarter, which was on a par with the national figure, little of that upturn came courtesy of Shenyang Machine Tool. In fact, the company’s decline, coupled with years of losses due to mismanagement and political...
  • China's Q2 GDP grows at slowest pace in 27 years

    07/14/2019 7:40:00 PM PDT · by lasereye · 22 replies
    Marketwatch ^ | July 14, 2019 | Liyan Qi
    BEIJING--China's gross domestic product rose 6.2% in the second quarter from a year earlier, the slowest pace in at least 27 years, according to official data released on Monday. The result was the slowest since the first quarter of 1992 when the earliest quarterly data was available, according to Wind. In the first quarter, China's GDP grew 6.4% from a year earlier.
  • Tom Steyer is Biden’s biggest threat

    07/15/2019 6:55:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 15, 2019 | David Avella
    President Trump’s impeachment organizer Tom Steyer has joined the race to become the Democratic presidential nominee with a pledge to spend $100 million of his own billion-dollar fortune. While it will not put him any closer to defeating Donald Trump, it does likely close the door on former Vice President Joe Biden winning the nomination. Steyer’s notoriety comes from donating the billions he has made investing in fossil fuels, private prisons and subprime lending companies into progressive activism for impeaching President Trump and reckless environmental policies. He will be pushing the same radical, job-killing climate change ideas that those defining...
  • Howard Schultz Unifies the Parties -- Against Him

    02/06/2019 10:10:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2019 | Salena Zito
    The endless fight between Republicans and Democrats seemed to pause last week. The cause: former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz's announcement on "60 Minutes" on Jan. 27 that he is seriously considering a 2020 run for president as a centrist independent. Social media and partisan opinion writers lost their collective minds on that possibility, one of the parties seemingly deploying an activist to disrupt his first public outing, a New York City book event. "Don't help elect Trump, you egotistical billionaire a--hole," the heckler yelled. "Go back to getting ratio'ed on Twitter. Go back to Davos with the other billionaire elites...
  • Democrats have moved ‘too far to the left,’ says BET network founder Bob Johnson

    07/12/2019 10:25:57 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 25 replies
    cnbc ^ | JUL 10 2019 | Holly Ellyat
    America’s political establishment is riven with partisanship that has become “very wicked and very mean,” said entrepreneur and media mogul Robert Johnson, who added that the Democratic Party has become too liberal for his liking. “The party in my opinion, for me personally, has moved too far to the left,” Johnson, the founder of cable network BET and RLJ Companies business network, told CNBC’s Hadley Gamble Tuesday. “And for that reason, I don’t have a particular candidate (I’m supporting) in the party at this time,” he said. “I think at the end of the day, if a Democrat is going...
  • Record 157,005,000 Employed; 19th Record of Trump Era

    07/05/2019 11:20:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    CNS ^ | July 5, 2019 | susan Jones
    A record 157,005,000 people were employed in June, the most since February and the 19th record of Trump's presidency, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday. And the economy added a strong 224,000 jobs in June, well above the estimate of 160,000. The unemployment rate, the lowest in 50 years, ticked up a tenth of a point to 3.7 percent. In June, the nation’s civilian noninstitutionalized population, consisting of all people age 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 259,037,000. Of those, 162,981,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job...
  • U.S. Job Growth Rebounds With 224,000 Created In June, Quelling Fears Of Economic Slowdown

    07/05/2019 6:38:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    U.S. employers added 224,000 jobs Opens a New Window. in June, beating Wall Street Opens a New Window. ’s expectations of 160,000 likely quelling some concerns about an impending economic slowdown on the heels of a worse-than-expected month for job creation. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly at 3.7 percent, while the labor force participation rate was also little unchanged at 62.9 percent. Average hourly earnings, meanwhile, rose by 6 cents to $27.90. Over the year, average hourly earnings have increased by 3.1 percent, slightly missing expectations of 3.2 percent growth. Fox News Posted at 9:15 am on July 5,...
  • Economy adds 224K jobs in June, exceeding expectations

    07/05/2019 6:08:48 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/05/19 | Sylvan Lane
    The U.S. added 224,00 jobs in June, the Labor Department reported Friday, exceeding expectations amid heightened concerns about the health of the economy. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly to 3.7 percent, but the strong June jobs gains are welcome news for economists after a May jobs report that fell far short of initial predictions. This developing report will be updated.
  • $1.5 trillion tax cut had no major impact on business spending

    01/28/2019 1:29:13 PM PST · by C19fan · 66 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 28, 2019 | Staff
    The Trump administration's $1.5 trillion tax cut package appeared to have no major impact on businesses' capital investment or hiring plans, according to a survey released a year after the biggest overhaul of the tax code in more than 30 years. The National Association of Business Economics' quarterly business conditions poll, published on Monday, found that while some companies reported accelerating investments because of lower corporate taxes, 84 percent of respondents said they had not changed plans. That compares to 81 percent in the previous survey published in October.
  • Five Principles That Will Power President Trump's Reelection

    07/04/2019 3:41:28 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 11 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jly 2,2019 | Loren Thompson
    Peace. Trump said this week that if he hadn’t been elected, the U.S. would be at war with North Korea. That’s a stretch, but he has demonstrated repeatedly that he is not eager to use America’s military overseas. Prosperity. The single most reliable indicator of whether an incumbent president will be reelected is whether the economy is doing well. Under Trump, the economy is going gangbusters—in fact, better than most economists predicted was even possible. With unemployment at record lows and the stock market at record highs, there isn’t even a hint of inflation. Trump stimulated an economy Sovereignty. If...
  • Dow Industrials Close at Record High

    07/03/2019 10:06:29 AM PDT · by abb · 54 replies
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at a record on Wednesday, notching its fourth straight session of gains.
  • Trump’s Deregulation Is Strengthening Families

    07/02/2019 6:47:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2019 | Horace Cooper
    Two things happened last week that may not seem connected, but are. The first was the release by the White House Council of Economic Advisors of a new report showing the deregulatory accomplishments of the Trump administration. The second was the gathering of nearly 1,000 social conservative activists from across the country for the annual conference held by the Faith and Freedom Coalition.While ending abortion and religious liberty remain the centerpiece issues for social conservatives, there is an important thread running through the beneficial impacts of deregulation and the beneficial impacts of strong families.This thread manifests itself in two ways. The first...
  • AP-NORC Poll: Trump not boosted by strong American economy [lol]

    07/01/2019 11:09:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Dissociated Press ^ | July 1, 2019 | Josh Boak and Hannah Fingerhut
    The solid economy is doing little to bolster support for President Donald Trump. Americans give Trump mixed reviews for his economic stewardship despite the growth achieved during this presidency, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. Nearly two-thirds describe as “good” an economy that appears to have set a record for the longest expansion in U.S. history, with decade-long growth that began under Barack Obama. More people consider the economy to be good today than did at the start of the year. But significantly fewer approve of Trump’s handling of the economy, even...