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With continued propaganda about the demise of China, the reality is that the U.S. is at China's mercy as they lead the way to a New World Order. This is also important for the gold market. The post U.S. At China’s Mercy As They Lead The Way To A New World Order appeared first on King World News.

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``There's only one reason that Betsy DeVos was nominated... because she has donated tens of millions of dollars to the Republican Party... period.  Her nomination is about as flagrant an example of buying influence I've ever seen... Betsy DeVos is simply a gift to the GOP. Trump might as well have had her gift wrapped. Republicans like her because she'll be popular with their religious base who want government to pay for them to send their kids to religious schools or school their children at home.''

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  I am off to Hollywood (Florida) to speak at the Inside ETFs Conference! It is a giant event, with a ton of great panels and speakers. I am going to ask Frank Luntz to help me with my messaging, get A-Rod to work on my swing. I am also looking forward to meeting Tim Urban, whose… Read More The post Inside ETFs Conference (this weekend) appeared first on The Big Picture.

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Since we're not in a supply-side crisis like we were in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Ronald Reagan came in, those solutions aren't the answer. They worked then. They will NOT work now. And who are Trump's chief economic advisors? Larry Kudlow, Stephen Moore, and Art Laffer -- all zealous supply-siders. Instead, we're in a demand-side crisis like what we saw in the early 1930s with global oversupply. In such a situation, cutting taxes will only create even faster growing deficits and debt, not investment in new capacity and jobs. Besides, does Trump really think a Republican
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The order does not change the law, but could have a significant impact nonetheless. It directs the secretary of health and human services, as well as other agencies, to interpret regulations as loosely as allowed to minimize the financial burden on individuals, insurers, health care providers and others.It stressed that agencies can "waive, defer, grant exemptions from or delay implementation of any provision or requirement" of Obamacare that imposes a burden "to the maximum extent permitted by law."...In keeping with longstanding Republican beliefs, the order also looks to give states more
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``... on Friday, shortly after Trump was sworn in, the administration pledged to negotiate "tough and fair" trade agreements with the goal of creating more U.S. jobs as one of its top policy issues posted on Whitehouse.gov.''

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This week, I speak with with Charley Ellis — Chair of the Yale Endowment, Vanguard Board member and founder of Greenwich Associates. This is our second conversation with the all around finance legend. Ellis explains how he accidentally began his career in the Rockefeller family office (he thought he was going to the Rockefeller foundation to… Read More The post MIB: Charley Ellis on the Index Revolution appeared first on The Big Picture.

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2017 Silver Vote Trump | Inauguration Edition In Stock and Shipping Now! The post 2017 Silver Vote Trump | Inauguration Edition appeared first on Silver Doctors.

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Watch History Unfold LIVE As Donald J. Trump Is Sworn In As 45th President of the United States of America: Donald Trump Will Be Sworn in as the 45th POTUS at 12 noon EST.  We’re sure its wishful thinking, but we would give a 100 oz bar of silver for Trump’s Inaguration Speech to begin […] The post Watch Donald J. Trump’s Inauguration LIVE Online appeared first on Silver Doctors.

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We Are Change’s Luke Rudkowski reveals Barack Obama’s real legacy that you won’t hear anywhere else:   The post 5 Things Barack Obama Wants You To Forget About His Presidency appeared first on Silver Doctors.

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Will 2017/2018 Resemble 2008? Clif High’s Web bot Has A Surprising Answer:   On Sale At SD Bullion! The post Clif High Web bot ALERT | 2008 vs 2017/2018 appeared first on Silver Doctors.

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Is A Global Dollar Shortage Imminent? You are definitely going to want to listen to every minute of this discussion… From Craig Hemke, TFMetals:  We’ve regularly published Paul Mylchreest’s insightful analysis for about as long as there has been a TFMR. Whether his work is written independently or for his employer, ADM ISI in London, […] The post The Dollar, Gold, & Chinese Liquidity | Paul Mylchresst appeared first on Silver Doctors.

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Today a legendary short seller warned King World News that we are seeing euphoria and a suspension of disbelief in markets. The post Legendary Short Seller Warns We Are Seeing Euphoria And A Suspension Of Disbelief In Markets appeared first on King World News.

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President Barack Obama is now ex-President Obama. He's a private citizen now. This got us wondering — how do presidents make money after they leave office? They get a pension from the federal government, but that can only get them so far. Marketplace Weekend Host Lizzie O'Leary talks with Justin Vaughn, an associate professor of politics from Boise State University, to discuss how former presidents keep paying the bills once they move out of the White House. Click on the audio player above to listen to the full interview.

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When you think of iconic American products, maybe items like coca cola or Ford trucks come to mind. What about the chicken nugget? Ryan Sutton, chief food critic from Eater, wrote a definitive ranking of U.S. fast-food chicken nuggets. He sat down with us to discuss his list and to do a taste test, of course. Here are a few of his takeaways on the fast food staple: The difference between a chicken nugget and a chicken tender: A chicken nugget is slightly more complicated than a piece of chicken that's simply battered and fried. The simplest way to break it down is a chicken tender is probably something you can usually make at home. A chicken nugget is something that most people would not make at home and that's why it's so good to eat it out at a delicious fast food establishment. On the chicken nugget being a quintessentially American product: [When] you think of old America, you'd think of manufacturing the chicken nugget is not necessarily you know gastronomy the way it is manifested today. You know by you know celebrity chefs with artisan products who cut things with their hand manipulate it minimally and then cook it or riot and serve it beautifully. Chicken nugget is part of the larger food industrial complex. It's a quintessentially American product to me because it has been manipulated. It has been taken from its natural state and it has been transformed.  Why he decided to rank chicken nuggets in the first place: Probably the catalyst for me to review chicken nuggets on this particular month was [that] one of my editors told me that Taco Bell was making chicken nuggets in the shape of a tortilla chip or in the shape of a nacho and I thought well that sounds tasty, or at least that sounds interesting. I tried to find the tortilla chicken nugget [and] I couldn't because it's being test marketed in areas of the country where there is a lower density of full time food writers. There is probably a reason for that. [So] I decided to just review all the other chicken nuggets and put things in perspective.  On how people have been reacting to the rankings: I'm a professional food critic. I've been doing this for over a decade and I can say reasonably nasty things about extremely high profile restaurants in New York, where dinner for two can easily cost over $800, and I'll have sometimes reasonably few comments on those pieces. But the second you start talking trash about someone's fast food chain? Whoa, you better hide out for a while because people have serious opinions, because fast food is the type of food that people grew up with. I think more importantly, for a lot of people of many different income brackets, this is how they primarily interact with food outside of the home. It's a place for them to go, quickly eat food, leave and it's cheap. I think that's one of the important things about food criticism. If we're going to continue to exist, [and in] the next decade as journalism downsizes, [it's important] to simply be more ecumenical in our criticism. If film criticism can regularly have Hollywood movies as a steady dose of their diet, arguably food critics can do the same with the Hollywood of their own industry.  To listen to the full interview, click on the audio above.

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My frame of reference for this song — the benchmark for duet of this song — is Ella & Louis, but I found this short, live version of Ella and Frank to be totally charming:     The post Frank Sinatra & Ella Fitzgerald – Can’t We Be Friends appeared first on The Big Picture.

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For years, Republicans have called for a repeal of the Volcker Rule — a ban on certain kinds of risky trading by banks. But in his confirmation hearing yesterday, Treasury Secretary nominee and former Goldman Sachs partner, Steven Mnuchin, said he supports the rule, but he also said some parts of it may need tweaking.

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Catherine Rampell of The Washington Post and Cardiff Garcia of FT Alphaville join Marketplace Host Kai Ryssdal to discuss the week's business and economic news. This time, they cover President Donald Trump's decidedly ominous speech at the inauguration, the concept of "buying American and hiring American," and whether we can continue being optimistic about inflation and interest rates.

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Think tanks—from the Center for American Progress and Economic Policy Institute on the liberal side, to the Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute on the conservative side—have played an important role in policymaking in recent decades.  Princeton University political historian Julian Zelizer said President Ronald Reagan ramped up the practice in the early 1980s. “He turned to conservative think tanks like Heritage (Foundation) for some of the actual proposals—literally drafted by them—during his first 100 Days,” said Zelizer. Zelizer said that on the one hand, such a close relationship between conservative think tanks and the new Republican president would be surprising, given that President Donald Trump and many in his cabinet come from outside politics and aren't familiar with the Washington establishment. “Someone like President Trump will be more skeptical of what the quote-unquote ‘experts’ have to say,” said Zelizer. But, he added, “when you have inexperience — both the president and cabinet officials scrambling to govern — that creates opportunities for savvy think tanks to sell their goods.” Leading conservative think tanks, however, won't all have significant influence on policy, or the ears of Republican policy makers, according to budget analyst Stan Collender at the MSL Group in Washington, D.C. “There are tremendous differences among the different Republican think tanks — everything from Heritage to AEI (American Enterprise Institute) to Cato (Institute),” said Collender, adding that the groups may disagree on what to do about free trade, globalization, immigration, the social safety net and other issues. James McGann is director of the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He expects think tanks to continue shifting their focus in the Trump era. “There is a demand for action, in some respects, not ideas, driven by donors,” said McGann. But, he added, in-depth research and analysis are still the basis for advocacy. And he predicted that countering fake news and fabricated data — especially via social media — will be a major new priority for all mainstream think tanks, regardless of their political persuasion.

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``All I kept thinking was how nice it would have been if the media and others would have cared about what OneWest was doing back in in 2009 or 2010 or 2011... you know, when perhaps it could have been stopped... Obviously, we're now all concerned about OneWest Bank's foreclosure practices simply and solely because Donald Trump picked Steven Mnuchin for Treasury Secretary... his crime is being chosen by Trump, not foreclosing on too many homes while CEO of OneWest Bank.  That's just the target on his back that's easiest to hit. ''

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When uninsured people get sick and can’t pay out of pocket, they often go to public hospitals. And the bills they can’t pay get passed down to residents in the form of property taxes. The Affordable Care Act helped some counties lower those taxes by giving states billions of dollars to expand Medicaid. With a repeal pending, what might happen now? Click the above audio player to hear the full story.  Correction: A previous version of this story had an inaccurate headline. It has been updated.

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