Juan Arredondo

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Veteran CIA agent on Trump: “Corruption like we’ve never seen before”

Longtime CIA analyst Melvin Goodman: Russian hacking isn’t as dangerous as the “dumbing down of this country”<p>The cauldron that is the Russia scandal and its related tendrils -- including possible money laundering and likely obstruction of justice -- has boiled over. In recent weeks it has been …

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How Your Brain Benefits From the Long Labor Day Weekend

An argument for the permanent three-day weekend.<p>Some Americans will head out of town or host epic end-of-summer barbecues this long Labor Day …

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Amateur sleuths hunt for Trump bombshells

From San Francisco to Belfast, self-assigned Bob Muellers work long hours for no pay to unearth buried secrets.<p>Nearly 3,000 miles from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Washington offices, another investigation into President Donald Trump is underway. This one unfolds in the public libraries and …

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Russia cancels talks after US imposes new sanctions over Ukraine conflict

State department spokeswoman offers blunt response to cancellation amid rising tensions, as planes see another close encounter over Baltic Sea<p>Russia has canceled a planned round of talks with the US in protest at new sanctions imposed this week over Moscow’s military intervention in Ukraine.<p>The …

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Do African Americans Have a Right to Bear Arms?

And if so, why won’t the justice system or the NRA stand up for it?<p>Philando Castile’s shooting death, at the hands of a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, one year ago, was numbingly similar to a string of other killings of black men by police. But Castile’s shooting was notably different …

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2 Leading Quality ETFs

Stocks selected based on quality have outperformed the market over long time intervals.<p>This article looks at the performance and composition of the …

Trump betraying all his health care promises is the biggest Trump scandal of all

It’s out in the open. And it’s a huge deal.<p>On Tuesday, as the Trump administration sunk further into the maw of the Russia scandal, Vice President Mike Pence took a trip to the headquarters of the Department of Health and Human Services and delivered a speech to the staff.<p>“Now I know this room is …

Health Care
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Border Patrol arrests 4 men at medical camp run by aid group

PHOENIX (AP) — Border Patrol agents swept into a medical camp in the Arizona desert to capture four immigrants, an operation that volunteers on Friday called a "staged military siege" as the U.S. government has vowed a crackdown along the border with Mexico.<p>As a helicopter circled overhead, 15 …

Immigration

Why financial advisers prefer ETFs over mutual funds

Hello ETFs. Goodbye mutual funds.<p>Exchange-traded funds or ETFs are the investment vehicle that advisers use and recommend more than any other type of …

Investing

More states sign on to U.S. Climate Alliance to honor Paris agreement

Frustrated by President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement, several governors have joined together to create the United States Climate Alliance.<p>The alliance is the brainchild of Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and California Gov. Jerry …

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James Comey Accuses Trump of 'Lies' in Bombshell Congressional Testimony

Former FBI Director James Comey spoke in public for the first time about his relationship with President Donald Trump and the circumstances that led …

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There’s so much more about Trump to investigate than just Russia

Tax evasion, fraud, misuse of charitable funds...<p>Donald Trump is facing tough questions this week over his campaign’s ties to Russia — and obstruction of justice for allegedly trying to intervene — but when it comes to investigating Trump, Russia is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>We were reminded …

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Not Counting on Having Social Security? Here Are 3 Money Moves You Should Make

You may be surprised to learn that you can actually receive Social Security benefits. But even if you can't, there are ways to get ample income in …

Retirement

Michael Bloomberg Offers $15 Million to Make Up for Washington's Share of the Paris Accord Costs

Bloomberg founder and CEO Michael Bloomberg has offered to make up the $15 million in funding that the United Nations stands to lose from U.S. …

United Nations

Vladimir Putin to Megyn Kelly: Even Children Could Hack an Election

LONDON — Vladimir Putin again denied that Russia interfered in last year's U.S. election, joking to NBC News' Megyn Kelly on Friday that even her "underage daughter" could have been behind the hacking.<p>The journalist asked the Russian president about what American intelligence agencies say is …

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Is Ivanka Trump Getting Tired Of Losing?

She'll always be his daughter — but she'll never be his base.<p>When President Trump set in motion the United States withdrawal from the expansive Paris climate agreement, he was tearing down a central element of Barack Obama's legacy — and the perception that his daughter would shape and moderate his …

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Obama slams Trump for leaving Paris climate agreement

Former President Barack Obama criticized President Donald Trump for announcing on Thursday that the United States will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement, characterizing the decision as America vacating its leadership role on the world stage.<p>Obama, who has refrained from commenting on his …

Clean Technology

It already looks like we're going to blow the new NAFTA deal

This is bad.<p>It's bad because the US still has to enter NAFTA renegotiations with these two countries. And while the Trump administration may think that this kind of talk tough puts the US in a position of strength, it will very likely do just the opposite. It will weaken the US in negotiations for …

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5 Inherited IRA Rules You Should Know by Heart

IRA beneficiaries need to know these key provisions to make the most of their inheritance.<p>IRAs are useful tools to save for retirement, but many IRAs …

How Bannon and Pruitt boxed in Trump on climate pact

The two advisers have spent months building pressure on the president to exit the Paris deal — and trying to outmaneuver Ivanka Trump.<p>Donald Trump’s chief strategist and Environmental Protection Agency administrator maneuvered for months to get the president to exit the Paris climate accord, …

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Health care costs going up? Blame Donald Trump, insurance executives say

Health insurance rates in a number of Affordable Care Act markets are set to rise across the country in 2018.<p>And while President Donald Trump blames …

Health Care

Arrested, missing China activists spark criticism of Trump

SHANGHAI (AP) — The arrest and disappearance of three labor activists investigating a Chinese company that produces Ivanka Trump shoes in China prompted a call for her brand to stop working with the supplier and raised questions about whether the first family's commercial interests would muddy U.S. …

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'This was a disaster': Trump's first overseas trip

Top Talkers: The panel discusses Donald Trump's first overseas trip, why it wasn't a success and why Trump was a 'bull in a China shop' when it came …

Tale of the gringo strongman: Trump’s ill-advised Mexican policies backfire bigly

After Trump’s misinformed attacks on Mexico (on migrants and trade), Mexicans wield their muscle<p>Comandante Trump, El Jefe, the gringo strongman!<p>That's the image our current commander-in-chief seems to be cultivating. He has surrounded himself with generals, he cavalierly threatens war with all "bad …

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