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Twitter's best reaction to President Trump pulling the health care bill

Due to a shortage of votes Friday, the vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was postponed, after President Trump asked Speaker Paul Ryan to pull the "Obamacare" repeal bill from the House floor because it lacked enough votes to...



SPICER: Trump 'left everything on the field' for GOP Obamacare replacement

President Donald Trump has done all he can, and the fate of the GOP healthcare bill is up to the House lawmakers, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Friday. During his daily press briefing, Spicer said Trump has worked...



Thoughts on the failure of Obamacare reform

I don't buy the conventional wisdom that says that this is a failure of leadership. Leadership alone cannot fix Obamacare. A solution to the problem of Obamacare is going to be extremely difficult, and it can't and shouldn't be done...



No-op: The case of Case and Deaton

In responding to some recent blog comments I noticed an overlap among our two most recent posts: 1. Mortality rate trends by age, ethnicity, sex, and state 2. When does research have active opposition? The first post was all about the fascinating...



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When Britain turned inward - VoxEU Evidence That Regulators Value Profits Over Consumer Welfare - ProMarket Can market based regulation reduce greenhouse gas emissions? - Micro Insights What kind of fiscal policy works best at the ZLB? - Equitable...



Trump starts healthcare judgment day by attacking 'pro-life' Freedom Caucus

President Donald Trump started Friday off with a Twitter tirade aimed at the conservative House Freedom Caucus as Republicans prepare for an uncertain vote on their healthcare legislation.'No deal': Hardline conservatives threaten to sink...



FINGER-POINTING IN LONDON INTENSIFIES ...

FINGER-POINTING IN LONDON INTENSIFIES ... (First column, 1st story, link) Related stories:Khalid Masood once stabbed man in face... ...



Member Of Congress Warns Of A 1,000 Point Stock Market Crash If Obamacare Lite Does Not Pass

Are we going to see a dramatic stock market plunge if the effort to get “Obamacare Lite” through the U.S. House of Representatives ultimately fails?  On Thursday, a vote on the Republican healthcare bill was postponed once it...



George Will's Dream Health Insurance Reform: Policies for Cancer Patients that Cost $200,000 a Year

When we have a guy in the White House who imagines that millions of non-citizens are illegally voting and going undetected and that the former president tapped his phones, we know we are in the crazy season. Therefore it is not surprising to see George...



Nunes apologizes to House Intel Committee for meeting with Trump, public statement

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has reportedly apologized to committee members, one day after he went to the president and press, saying the Trump transition team may have been surveilled during former President Barack Obama's...



Apple’s drops AIDS charity branding for its red iPhone in China

 iPhone enthusiasts the world over were given a new slab of glass to lust over yesterday after Apple unveiled a red colored version of the iPhone 7 in its latest move to support HIV/AIDS charity [Red]. The (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition...



The Worst Retail Cataclysm Ever: Sears Warns It Is On The Verge Of Collapse As Payless Prepares To File For Bankruptcy

More than 3,500 retail stores are going to close all across America over the next few months as the worst retail downturn in U.S. history gets even deeper.  Earlier this week, Sears shocked the world when it announced that there is...



10 Things You Should Never Use to Clean Your Car

Washing and waxing your car regularly will help protect it from the elements when done properly. | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet Suds and water hose at the ready, millions of car owners take to their driveways on any given Saturday, looking to do...



10 things you need to know before the opening bell (SPY, SPX, QQQ, DIA, DB)

Here is what you need to know.  UK inflation surpasses the Bank of England's target. Consumer prices jumped 2.3% in February, surpassing the Bank of England's 2% target for the first time since in almost three and a...



A President's Credibility

Trump’s falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and...



Well, This Was the World's Easiest Chart to Make

CBPP has calculated how much tax money you'll save if Obamacare is repealed. Behold: You know what really gets me? Even among the millionaires, repeal will only earn them about $50,000. That's like finding spare change in the sofa cushions...



A legal complaint about Thinx says things were way, way worse than just corporate feminism

Thinx founder Miki Agrawal was once a feminist darling of the startup world.  Hints that all was not as it seemed were confirmed this week when a former employee filed a complaint claiming Agrawal was guilty of sexual harassment at the period...



‘The Walking Dead’: 10 of Maggie’s Greatest Moments

Glenn and Maggie in The Walking Dead | AMC Fans of The Walking Dead love to talk about the series’ most kick-butt characters. From Daryl’s skills with a crossbow and Michonne’s awesome command of her katana, to...



What the Stars of ‘The Walking Dead’ Look Like in Real Life

The zombie show tries to be realistic while telling its story, but like most shows, it’s not always successful. There are several things about The Walking Dead that don’t make any sense. However, things like makeup and costumes make...



FBI Probe Looking Into Far-Right Websites

“Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s...



Keep Your Eye on Real Rates

From John Melloy at CNBC: The bears believe that low interest rates have been the primary driver of this bull, allowing companies to borrow cheaply to buy back their own stock and making ballooning multiples acceptable on a relative basis. Now that the...



Asian shares near 15-month high, dollar soft on less hawkish Fed

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares clung to their 15-month highs on Tuesday while the dollar and U.S. bond yields were on the back foot on the prospects of a less-hawkish Federal Reserve policy trajectory. ...



Links for 03-21-06

Robot Geometry (Very Wonkish) - Paul Krugman Market Power Probably Contributes to Inequality - ProMarket 1965: The Year the Fed and LBJ Clashed - FRBRichmond Is the Internet Causing Political Polarization? - NBER The Mechanical Turn in Economics and...



Face-scanners placed in public toilet to tackle roll theft...

Face-scanners placed in public toilet to tackle roll theft... (Third column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:Real-life Robocops will soon replace human police... ...



6 Reasons People Stay in Bad Relationships (but Shouldn’t)

Though all couples have their fare share of arguments that can test both partners’ compromising skills, sometimes the odds just aren’t in their favor. Perhaps one person feels smothered while the other feels they’re not...



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President Oprah? Speculation Rises That The 2020 Election Will Feature An Epic Battle Between Donald Trump And Oprah Winfrey

When Donald Trump originally announced that he was going to run for president, he said that his ideal choice for a running mate was Oprah Winfrey, but now he may be actually running against her in the 2020 election.  A recent episode of The David...

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The Animal Spirits in the Jobs Report

Mark Whitehouse, Bloomberg ViewThe first few months since Trump's election have been good for miners, machinists and construction...



SoftBank is in talks to invest up to $4 billion in WeWork

 SoftBank is being linked with an investment that could value WeWork at more than $20 billion. CNBC reported that the Japanese telco giant is gearing up to make an initial investment of $2 billion into WeWork, with a view to putting nearly...



Sessions Did Not Disclose Contacts with Russia

“Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) spoke twice last year with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, encounters he did not disclose when asked about possible contacts between members of President Trump’s campaign and representatives...



Julian Assange Says WikiLeaks Will Share CIA Code With Tech Companies

WikiLeaks on Tuesday disclosed the hacking tools from the so-called Vault 7 series. Now Assange says his group will be working with big manufacturers to develop...



Tinder Has A Secret Version, But Only If You Are Hot, Rich Or Famous

Tinder is a hugely popular casual dating app that connects people from all walks of life. However, the company has been quietly running a secret version of the app, which is an exclusive invite-only app. Image source: Richard foster –...



Trump's win is making Oprah reconsider whether she could be president

Oprah Winfrey was pretty sure she could never be president, and then along came President Donald Trump. In a conversation with the CEO of private equity giant David Rubenstein as part of his Bloomberg TV interview show "The David Rubenstein...



US stock market not in bubble territory, Buffett says

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday that U.S. stock prices are on the cheap side with interest rates are current...



Obama hit North Korea's nuclear program with cyber attacks

Former President Barack Obama wasn't impressed by the United States' missile defense systems. They constantly missed incoming blasts in practice, to say nothing of how they might fare in the face of an actual assault.  Obama was...



McDonald’s serves up one more, calling Trump a ‘disgusting excuse of a President’ on Twitter

 It was a direct reply, but when the world’s second largest restaurant chain slides into the Trump’s mentions to call him “a disgusting excuse of a President,” people are going to take notice. And...



Life After Death: A Look at What Happens to Totaled Cars

Subaru accident | Micah Wright/Autos Cheat Sheet While looking over an article in The Wall Street Journal, an interesting thought arose: What happens to all the totaled cars you see in movies? For decades, action flicks have...



White House split on import tax puts Congress in limbo

Different sides look to the president for a clear...



The White Helmets aren't happy about their Oscar win for a very important reason

Netflix finally won an Oscar for the 40-minute documentary The White Helmets, although the director, Syrian cinematographer Khaled Khatib, was reportedly denied entry to the U.S. at the last minute.  SEE ALSO: Netflix and Amazon finally win...



EPA chief Scott Pruitt says carbon dioxide not primary contributor to global warming

Scott Pruitt said precisely measuring human activity on the climate is very...