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The Trump Administration Has Lost Track of Nearly 1,500 Migrant Children

Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across …

Trump Administration

There Will Be No Retaliation, They Told Us

On March 2, the president told us that trade wars are good and easy to win. Six months later, he has been proven wrong.<p>The same day, Peter Navarro …

Tariffs

Donald Trump erodes Social Security and Medicare solvency while blaming Democrats

Trump says Democrats want to destroy Social Security and Medicare (they don't) and he's making them stronger (he isn't). They've weakened on his watch.<p>Some of President Donald Trump’s lies fall into what I call the “yeah, right” category. Like saying he doesn’t have time to watch TV, or how, as a …

Donald Trump

Trump says tariffs will save American factories. History shows otherwise.

WASHINGTON — President Trump is building a wall of tariffs around the domestic economy, attempting to protect American jobs by limiting imports. But …

Tariffs

Time to Kill the Zombie Argument: Another Study Shows Trump Won Because of Racial Anxieties — Not Economic Distress

Do you remember “economic anxiety”? The catch-all phrase relied on by politicians and pundits to try and explain the seemingly inexplicable: the …

Voting

24 Funny One-Liners to Tell at Parties

These corny jokes are guaranteed to get the crowd laughing with – or at – you<p>Most of us aren't stand-up comedians, and we don't walk around with a …

Jokes

The economy is growing under Trump, but it was under Obama too

The economy is better for President Trump's first midterm election than it was for either of Barack Obama's two midterm elections — largely because …

Donald Trump

What’s Going On with the Economy? It’s the Stimulus, Stupid

In the past few days, there has been a lot of partisan back-and-forth about the state of the economy, and about who is responsible for its present condition. Speaking at the University of Illinois, on Friday, shortly after the Labor Department announced that employers created another two hundred …

Trump Administration

New deficit numbers shred Republican talking points on tax breaks

It’s been a few months since Larry Kudlow, the director of the Trump White House’s National Economic Council, boasted that the U.S. budget deficit …

Taxes

FACT CHECK: Who Gets Credit For The Booming U.S. Economy?

The U.S. economy is chugging along. Employers added 201,000 jobs last month, and the unemployment rate held steady at a low 3.9 percent. Average wages in August were nearly 3 percent higher than they were a year ago.<p>Who should get the credit for that strong performance?<p>At a campaign rally in North …

Donald Trump

Trump cuts $25 million in aid for Palestinian hospitals

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is withdrawing $25 million it had committed to the East Jerusalem Hospital Network after a review found that the funds were not advancing U.S. interests, a State Department official said.<p>The decision follows an announcement last month that the U.S. would cut …

Donald Trump

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Imagine winding the hour hand of a clock back from 3 o’clock to noon. Mathematicians have long known how to describe this rotation as a simple …

Mathematics

A single chart refutes Don Jr.’s claim that Obama ‘killed growth’

Sad!<p>In recent months, President Trump has gotten in the habit of taking credit for “the greatest economy in the history of our country.”<p>Trump’s claim …

Donald Trump

Barack Obama asked the question everyone's been wondering about the Republican Party

<b>(CNN) —</b> "What happened to the Republican Party?"<p>That's the question former President Barack Obama asked in a speech at the University of Illinois on Friday, taking direct aim at not only the presidency of Donald Trump but also at the broader Republican Party's capitulation to him.<p>It's easy to …

Barack Obama

These Military Members Are Proudly Showing Off Nike Combat Boots In Response to New Ad Campaign

Nike's new campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick as their spokesperson sparked controversy, as many saw Kaepernick's kneeling during the national …

Donald Trump

I confess, I voted for Trump, but as bad as he is, Democrat’s response has been irresponsible

OK, the confession first: I admit that I voted for Donald Trump. I didn’t intend to. I was thoroughly disgusted with both candidates and I had …

Foreign Policy