6 months ago

Republicans are finally willing to spend on the economy -- at the ... - Washington Post

New Keynesianism. (UPI)The view of Keynes that Republicans suddenly seem to like best. (UPI)

Its curious to hear Republicans suddenly talking about the urgent need for fiscal stimulus. For the past eight years, including the darkest days of the Great Recession, they tried to convince us that fiscal stimulus doesnt work, and that the only way to really boost economic growth is to cut the budget deficit. But now that they are about to get their hands on the federal checkbook, Republicans have decided that we are all Keynesians once again.

To anyone serious about economic analysis, it should

9 months ago

Trump on Clinton's guards: 'Take their guns away, see what happens to her'

Story highlights"Take their guns away, let's see what happens to her," Trump saidIt's not the first time he has called for Clinton's Secret Service detail to "disarm""I think her bodyguards should drop all weapons. Disarm immediately," Trump said. "Take their guns away, let's see what happens to her.""Take their guns away, OK? It'll be very dangerous," he added.Donald Trump's 'birther' game

12 months ago

Elizabeth Warren wants the government to crack down on technology giants - Vox

In an electric June 29 speech delivered at the New America Foundation, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts threw her rising political weight and prestige behind an idea thats been bubbling beneath the surface of the Obama-era Democratic Party for several years: The United States needs a revived and reinvigorated antitrust policy.

The Obama administration itself shares and to some extent has driven, via a Council of Economic Advisers report and some executive actions the analysis that the American economy suffers from a shortfall of competition.

But Obama has focused his energies in two particular areas, aspects of competition policy that dont involve antitrust enforcemen

1 year ago

Gawker appeals $140M verdict in Hulk Hogan lawsuit

TAMPA OUT; CITRUS COUNTY OUT; PORT CHARLOTTE OUT; BROOKSVILLE HERNANDO TODAY OUT; MANDATORY CREDITEve Edelheit/AP Gawker founder Nick Denton, expects the company to be "fully vindicated" after appeal.

Round two of Hulk Hogan versus Gawker got underway Tuesday as the website filed papers appealing the $140 million verdict after the wrestlers sex tape was posted.

Key evidence was wrongly withheld and the jury was not properly instructed on the constitutional standards, Gawker said in a statement. So we expect to be fully vindicated. And even if the verdict were to stand, there is no justification for awarding tens of millions of dollars never seen by victims of death and serious injuries.


Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, was awarded $140 million from the company that published a sex tape online.POOL/REUTERS Terry Bollea, aka Hulk Hogan, was awarded $140 million from the company that published a sex tape online.

Hogans attorney said the appeal only showed Gawker was unwilling to take responsibility for invading the wrestlers privacy.

2 years ago

San Bernardino: At least 14 people killed in mass shooting; suspect identified - CNN

Story highlights One of the suspects involved in the San Bernardino shootings has been identified as Syed Farook, a county health inspectorPolice say at least 14 people were killed, 17 hurt at health department holiday partyTwo suspects shot dead after police chased them in black SUVThe family has not been able to track down recently named suspect Syed Farook or his wife since Wednesday morning, said Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR (the Council on American Islamic Relations).

[Update 12:02 a.m ET Thursday]

Farhan Khan, the brother-in-law of the suspect Syed Farook, told reporters: "I have no idea why he would he do something like this. I have absolutely no idea. i a

2 years ago

Turkey Advises Against Travel to Russia - Voice of America

Turkey on Saturday advised its citizens to delay any non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in a diplomatic spat over the downing of a Russian warplane.

In a statement, Turkey's foreign ministry said it issued the travel warning because of unspecified "difficulties" faced by Turkish visitors and residents in Russia.

Russia reacted angrily after Turkish fighter jets shot down the warplane Tuesday near Turkey's border with Syria, where Moscow is conducting a military campaign.

The dispute is threatening ties between the two countries, which are on opposite sides in the Syrian civil war, and raising fears of a wider international conflict.

Retaliatory measures<

2 years ago

Are The New U.N. Global Goals Too Ambitious?

Syrians arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos are part of the largest flow of refugees since World War II. The challenge for the U.N. is to find the funds and political will to address refugee needs while tackling the newly ratified Sustainable Development Goals. Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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