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Two Court Cases Will Determine if the Judicial System Will Enforce the Constitution in the Face of Trump

April 26, 2018 - 12:29am
Two Court Cases Will Determine if the Judicial System Will Enforce the Constitution in the Face of Trump

Today, two courts will have to decide whether to uphold our country's system of checks and balances, limiting the damage the Trump administration has done and will do to the thousands of people facing deportation, in detention or being refused entry to the US.

Defending Nuclear Pact, Iran's Rouhani Says Trump Has "No Clue" About International Treaties or Law

April 25, 2018 - 2:00pm
Defending Nuclear Pact, Iran's Rouhani Says Trump Has "No Clue" About International Treaties or Law

Iran's president Hassan Rouhani gives a speech in the city of Tabriz in the northwestern East-Azerbaijan province on April 25, 2018. (Photo: Atta Kenare / AFP / Getty Images)
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Fox in the Hen House: Why Interest Rates Are Rising

April 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

On March 31st the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the sixth time in 3 years and signaled its intention to raise rates twice more in 2018, aiming for a fed funds target of 3.5% by 2020. LIBOR (the London Interbank Offered Rate) has risen even faster than the fed funds rate, up to 2.3% from just 0.3% 2-1/2 years ago. LIBOR is set in London by private agreement of the biggest banks, and the interest on $3.5 trillion globally is linked to it, including $1.2 trillion in consumer mortgages.

The Supreme Court Is About to Weigh In on Trump's Muslim Ban

April 24, 2018 - 2:00pm

The Supreme Court is preparing to weigh in for the first time on the constitutionality of President Donald Trump's travel ban  -- which, due to the curious list of countries it includes and Trump's own rhetoric on the matter, has been widely perceived as an attempt to ban Muslim immigrants from coming to the United States. Now, experts seem to agree that the highest court's decision will have a major impact on the question of whether religious discrimination will be deemed legally acceptable in the United States.

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