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Liberals Prefer Illegal Aliens Over Your Kids

RealClearPolitics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:32
Derek Hunter, Townhall
A few weeks ago in this space I asked a simple question: How many victims of illegal alien crime will be enough to make Democrats and the media care about illegal alien crime? The answer was simple – there is no number. They’ll never care because they’ve hitched their fate to the prospect of legalizing illegals and winning their votes. But the problem they back-burner for political gain still smolders, and last week it claimed another victim…all in the name of “progress.”

Here's How 51 Senators Can Reduce Premiums

RealClearPolitics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:31
Avik Roy, Wall Street Journal
The secret to repealing ObamaCare's regulations through reconciliation is buried in the Ryan bill.

The Scammers, the Scammed and America's Fate

RealClearPolitics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:31
Paul Krugman, New York Times
Many people are horrified, and rightly so, by what passes for leadership in today’s Washington. And it’s important to keep the horror of our political situation up front, to keep highlighting the lies, the cruelty, the bad judgment. We must never normalize the state we’re in.

Our Nation's Immune System at Work

RealClearPolitics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:31
Charles Krauthammer, New York Daily News
Let me explain. Donald Trump’s triumph last year was based on a frontal attack on the Washington “establishment,” that all-powerful, supremely cynical, bipartisan “cartel” (as Ted Cruz would have it) that allegedly runs everything. Yet the establishment proved to be Potemkin empty. In 2016, it folded pitifully, surrendering with barely a fight to a lightweight outsider.

Like Jackson, Trump Is an Intensely American President

RealClearPolitics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:31
Newt Gingrich, FOX News
President Trump gave a historic speech last week honoring President Andrew Jackson. True to current form, the media largely either missed or maligned it. During his visit to the Hermitage, Jackson’s home and final resting place in Nashville, Tennessee, President Trump paid respects to his predecessor on Jackson’s 250th birthday.

Did Obama Abuse Raw Intelligence?

RealClearPolitics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:20
Peter Hoekstra, Wall Street Journal
I couldn't have seen those transcripts when I led the House intel committee.

What Republicans Don't Get About Health Care

RealClearPolitics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:20
Adam Davidson, The New Yorker
A few years ago, a relative of mine, an electrician who made a good living laying cable alongside highways, told me that his economic future depended on one thing: his back. He saw what happened to older guys—he meant men in their late thirties—when the pain became unbearable. They either became supervisors or they had to quit. At the time, my relative was about to turn thirty himself, and I remember him saying, “My back is killing me.”

House rules panel clears Trump-backed Obamacare repeal bill for debate

Reuters US Politics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:20
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with a more limited healthcare program for the uninsured was cleared for debate and votes on Friday in the U.S. House of Representatives by the House Rules Committee.

Pass Health Bill or Obamacare Stays, Trump Tells Republicans

RealClearPolitics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:19
Davis & Pear, NYT
President Trump issued an ultimatum on Thursday to recalcitrant Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal the Affordable Care Act vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.

Skechers shares upgraded on international wholesale growth

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:09

Skechers USA Inc. was upgraded to outperform from market perform at Cowen & Company on the footwear brand's global growth in the wholesale channel, which analysts think will increase margins and drive earnings and free cash flow expansion. Skechers' stock price target was raised to $35 from $26. Skechers is the second largest footwear brand in North America behind Nike Inc. , analysts wrote in a Friday note, with particular appeal to the mid-tier and mass markets that are "underserved by competitors." Cowen analysts estimate that its international business will overtake the domestic business in the next two years. "Skechers is transitioning to an international wholesale-driven model, led by distributor-owned and franchise stores, its Asia joint venture, and distribute franchise stores," the note said. "International wholesale generates higher gross and operating margin than other channels." Skechers shares are up 2.4% in Friday trading, but down 7% for the past year. The S&P 500 index is up 15.5% for the last 12 months.

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Mnuchin says U.S. growth prospects not fully reflected in markets

Reuters US Politics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:09
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday that he believes that President Donald Trump's economic policies can produce more growth in the U.S. economy which is not fully reflected in financial markets.

When Mosul falls: Iraq may win the war, but risks losing the peace

MiddleEasteye - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:05
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Experts fear military victory could be followed by sectarian abuses or incompetent government, reopening the route to more violence

Trump administration grants permit for Keystone XL pipeline: TransCanada

Top Reuters News - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:03
(Reuters) - The United States has issued a presidential permit for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the Canadian company said on Friday, ending a years-long battle between environmentalists and the industry over whether Washington should approve it.

Trump administration grants permit for Keystone XL pipeline: TransCanada

Reuters US Politics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:03
(Reuters) - The United States has issued a presidential permit for TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL oil pipeline, the Canadian company said on Friday, ending a years-long battle between environmentalists and the industry over whether Washington should approve it.

U.S. regulators press four foreign banks to improve living wills

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 09:03

U.S. financial regulators on Friday pressed four foreign banks to improve their living wills. Barclays PLC , Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank and UBS AG were each given until July 2018 to improve their resolution plans, which are intended to map out a strategy so their U.S. operations could be closed under bankruptcy law without taxpayer assistance in the event of an unexpected crisis. At the same time, the Federal Reserve and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said livings wills presented by 16 large U.S. banks would be functional. Only Northern Trust Corp.'s living will had shortcomings that must be addressed in this year's plan due on Dec. 31.

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White House budget director: unclear if House healthcare bill can pass - ABC

Reuters US Politics - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:56
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said on Friday he did not know if there was enough support in the U.S. House of Representatives to pass Republicans' healthcare bill to dismantle Obamacare.

Pretending Israel Is Innocent of Apartheid

ConsortiumNews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:49
Without doubt Israel practices apartheid toward Palestinians who are broadly denied human rights, but Israel’s political clout is such that the reality must be denied at the U.N. and in the U.S., as Lawrence Davidson explains. On March 15, the…

Surveillance State Goes After Trump

ConsortiumNews - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:47
Democrats are so eager to take down President Trump that they are joining forces with the Surveillance State to trample the privacy rights of people close to Trump, ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley tells Dennis J Bernstein. By Dennis J Bernstein…

Alteryx prices at top of range to raise $126 million

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:43

Alteryx, Inc. , a provider of self-service data, priced its offering late Thursday at $14, the top of its range, to raise $126 million in its initial public offering. The company sold 9 million shares and the company has granted underwriters the option to buy up to 1.35 million additional shares. Shares are expected to start trading Friday on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "AYX." Goldman, Sachs & Co and J.P. Morgan Securities were the lead underwriters on the offering.

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U.S. stocks open slightly higher, but on track for worst week since November

MarketWatch Market Pulse - Fri, 03/24/2017 - 08:32

U.S. stocks opened slightly higher on Friday, with the Dow rebounding after six straight daily losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 0.2% to 20,696. The S&P 500 added 0.2% to 2,350. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 0.4% to 5,840. Despite the rise on the day, major indexes were on track for their worst weekly performance since November. Investors continued to watch the situation in Washington, where a postponed vote on a key health-care bill is scheduled to take place. Market participants are watching the outcome largely for clues to the fate of other elements of President Donald Trump's agenda, including corporate tax cuts. Health-care stocks could be volatile as details emerge on the likelihood of its passage; the sector opened with a gain of 0.1%. Among the day's biggest movers, Micron Technology Inc. jumped 12% a day after giving a strong outlook.

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