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What Ted Cruz Has, and What He Lacks

Ted Cruz’s strengths and weaknesses as a presidential candidate. Shortly after learning that Texas Senator Ted Cruz plans to formally announce his presidential candidacy at Liberty University on Monday, With All Due Respect host Mark Halperin reflected on the challenges that lie ahead for Cruz’s campaign, as well as the strengths that make him more than just a long shot.  Everyone […] Continue reading →

What the Superdollar means for summer travel

 Jane McManus can hardly believe her luck. The New York-based sportswriter for ESPN.com is planning a summer vacation with her family in Ireland. Following the strength of the U.S. dollar, McManus upgraded their travel plans, reserving a swankier hotel room in Dublin and booking a couple of days at an actual 13th-century castle. The overall […] Continue reading →

Bailout is Back: Fannie and Freddie Likely Need “Additional Treasury Investment” After Derivatives Losses

Mac Slavo | SHTFplan.com  There is trouble again for federal mortgage backers and bailout queens Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, whose failures helped to trigger the housing market collapse and subsequent 2008 economic crisis. The government enterprises are again turning their lowest profits since the recovery,thanks to derivatives losses – where most of the mortgage lender […] Continue reading →