Saturday, January 21, 2017
The world's oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi, was founded in 1472. Its recent history has been shambolic .
The world's oldest bank, Monte dei Paschi, was founded in 1472. Its recent history has been shambolic https://t.co/48Bz9MrAM6— The Economist (@TheEconomist) January 21, 2017
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe, an Obama appointee, ordered a new ammunition ban for certain federal lands on Thursday–his last full day in office.The Obama regime's final moments.
The ban, which took effect immediately, eliminates the use of lead-based ammunition on federal lands like national parks and wildlife refuges, as well as any other land administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service. The ban is expected to have a major impact on much of the hunting that takes place on federal lands across the United States as lead-based ammunition is widely legal and used throughout the country.
Ashe said the order was necessary to protect wildlife from exposure to lead.
In 13 of the last 20 years and for the last 8 years in a row, the passive return on the S&P500 > the active return on the average hedge fund
In 13 of the last 20 years and for the last 8 years in a row, the passive return on the S&P500 > the active return on the average hedge fund pic.twitter.com/02uI47vDg2— Mark J. Perry (@Mark_J_Perry) January 20, 2017
Season Premiere: January 20, 2017 | Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO) . Democrat Party Donor Bill Maher Returns.
President Trump vindicated his severest critics by serving up reheated campaign rhetoric. Twenty minutes into his presidency, Donald Trump, who is always claiming to have made, or to be about to make, astonishing history, had done so. Living down to expectations, he had delivered the most dreadful inaugural address in history.George Will : globalist at heart.
Defective breast implants: German product certifier to pay over $90mn to 20,000 women https://t.co/8sbdrmFO1t— RT (@RT_com) January 21, 2017
Meet the inner circle of Donald Trump's inner circle https://t.co/qDhY7s4mAA— TIME (@TIME) January 21, 2017
I'll be unembarrassedly old-fashioned here: It is profoundly depressing and vulgar to hear an American president proclaim "America First."— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 20, 2017
‘They’re Screwing This Up!’ MSNBC Knocks Parade, Trump Family as the New ‘Romanovs’ https://t.co/03XtIMm9KT— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) January 21, 2017
Donald Trump's inaugural address is going to go down in history as one of the great ones.Trump lays down the marker.
I say this as a man with 59 years of public speaking experience and a Ph.D. in American history.
There have only been three inaugural addresses that have come down through the ages. The first was Lincoln's second inaugural, with the phrase: ". . . with malice towards none, with charity for all." The second was Franklin Roosevelt's first inaugural: "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." The third was John Kennedy's: "Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country." These are legendary phrases.
But Trump's speech was different from any previous inaugural address. He spoke directly to his political base. He did not try to pull the country together in some kind of vague, pie-in-the-sky, common-ground political rhetoric. He threw down the gauntlet from the very beginning. Standing in front of the Capitol building, surrounded by former Presidents and politicians, he said that everything they had done in the past has been a way to extract power from the American people and to feather their own nests. This, of course, is exactly what they have done. Nobody had ever said this before in an inaugural address.
He made it clear that this is a turning point. Again, always in the past inaugural addresses have called for unity. He did not call for unity in general. He called for unity on his terms, governed by his agenda. He called for the transfer of power from the halls of Washington back to the people.
President Trump signed an executive order late Friday giving federal agencies broad powers to unwind regulations created under the Affordable Care Act, which might include enforcement of the penalty for people who fail to carry the health insurance that the law requires of most Americans.Imagine that.
The executive order, signed in the Oval Office as one of the new president’s first actions, directs agencies to grant relief to all constituencies affected by the sprawling 2010 health-care law: consumers, insurers, hospitals, doctors, pharmaceutical companies, states and others. It does not describe specific federal rules to be softened or lifted, but it appears to give room for agencies to eliminate an array of ACA taxes and requirements.
However, some of these are embedded in the law, so it is unclear what latitude the executive branch will have.
Though the new administration’s specific intentions are not yet clear, the order’s breadth and early timing carry symbolic value for a president who made repealing the ACA — his predecessor’s signature domestic achievement — a leading campaign promise.