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The Next Recession: We Are Witnessing The Largest Twin Bubbles In History

In the coming years, we will have to deal with the largest twin bubbles in history. It’s global debt (especially government debt) and the even larger bubble of government promises.<p>Together, these twin bubbles make up what investor John Mauldin calls “The Great Reset.” Nobody can tell how this …

Trump defends GOP health care bill, blasts Obamacare

President Donald Trump on Saturday criticized the Affordable Care Act and Democratic opposition to the Senate's Obamacare repeal bill as he continues to push for its passage.<p>"Democrats slam GOP healthcare proposal as Obamacare premiums & deductibles increase by over 100%. Remember keep your doctor, …

New details of Russia election hacking raise questions about Obama's response

Obama and advisers were concerned any pre-election response could trigger escalation from Putin or be interpreted as motivated on behalf of Clinton<p>Barack Obama received an “intelligence bombshell” from the CIA last August warning him that Russian president Vladimir Putin was directing a hacking …

Johnny Depp Says He 'Intended No Malice' With Trump Assassination Joke

Johnny Depp has apologized for making a joke about assassinating President Donald Trump.<p>“I apologize for the bad joke I attempted last night in poor …

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President Trump wants a ‘sweeping transformation’ of government tech, he says at a White House meeting with execs

The leaders of Apple, Amazon, Google and Microsoft, who met with Trump on Monday, have a few asks of their own.<p>President Donald Trump on Monday called for a “sweeping transformation of the federal government’s technology,” beginning his push to update the dated inner workings of Washington that …

Democrats to halt Senate business over Obamacare repeal

Democrats will grind Senate business to a halt in a protest against Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.<p>Beginning Monday night, Democrats will start objecting to all unanimous consent requests in the Senate, according to a Democratic aide. They plan to control the floor of the chamber Monday …

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Key takeaways from Attorney General Sessions' testimony

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave more than two hours of sometimes heated testimony to Congress, with Democrats demanding details …

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Judge orders DOJ to produce Sessions' clearance form

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A US District Court judge in Washington gave the Justice Department one month to make public a page of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' clearance form, on which he was meant to disclose any contacts with Russian officials.<p>Judge Randolph Moss' order came the day before Sessions was …

Schiff: Echoes of Watergate getting louder

Rep. Adam Schiff tells CNN's Anderson Cooper that President Trump does not get to choose who leads the investigation into Russia's ties to the 2016 election.

One-quarter of F-35 fighter jets grounded over oxygen issues

(Reuters) - About a quarter of the F-35 fighter jets made by Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N), or 55 planes, have stopped flying until further notice because of irregularities in pilots’ oxygen supplies, U.S. Air Force spokesman Captain Mark Graff said on Monday.<p>FILE PHOTO - The fourth U.S. Air Force …

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Trump Loses Travel Ban Ruling in Appeals Court

WASHINGTON — A second federal appeals court has ruled against President Trump’s revised travel ban, delivering on Monday the latest in a string of defeats for the administration’s efforts to limit travel from several predominantly Muslim countries.<p>The administration has already sought a Supreme …

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify in public Tuesday

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify at a public hearing of the Senate intelligence committee Tuesday afternoon, the committee said in a statement.<p>This will be the first time Sessions has testified in Congress since he recused himself from the Justice Department's probe …

US Federal Reserve poised to raise interest rates

America's central bank is poised to raise interest rates for the second time this year as policymakers take another step towards normalisation amid an improving economy.<p>The US Federal Reserve is expected to raise its federal funds target to between 1pc and 1.25pc, from 0.75pc to 1pc in just the …

Trump crashed a wedding at his Bedminster golf club Saturday night

While he was spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey over the weekend, President Donald Trump crashed a wedding.<p>Newlyweds Kristen and Tucker looked pleasantly surprised the president dropped by their reception Saturday night. Guests shouted, "Lookin' good, Donald!" and …

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Donald Trump launches Twitter attack on 'cowardly' former FBI director

Donald Trump launched another Twitter attack on his former FBI director on Sunday, describing him as “cowardly” and accusing him of multiple leaks of information.<p>Washington is still absorbing the public testimony of James Comey, who last week said he believed he was fired by Mr Trump because of his …