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Trump should reverse Obama and Kerry’s 11th-hour sneak attack

Robert Charles, As they left office, President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry pulled a fast one. They violated the trust of the American people, showed contempt for the electoral process and upended traditional respect for congressional holds on federal money. As Americans gathered around their television sets on Inauguration Day, Kerry’s State Department,

World Bank reports nearly 80 million people could slide into poverty

Natural catastrophes and changing climate could have devastating effects on cities in developing countries, the World Bank has said. As a result, over 77 million people could slide into poverty. Out of 7.5 billion people in the world, more than 1 billion – or one in seven people – live on less than $1.25 (1.13

Yes, Donald Trump offends some conservatives. Here’s my advice for them

Liz Peek,   Many of America’s leading conservatives are behaving as though someone walked through their front door smelling of manure. They are loftily disapproving of Donald Trump, who does not pass their ideological sniff test and who nonetheless is the presumptive Republican nominee. My advice: get over it. Your guy lost and, as Obama

Oil at three-month high on Iraq anxiety, stocks steady

 European shares held steady near 6-1/2-month highs on Thursday, with gains limited by concerns over the pace of global growth, while oil prices hit a three-month peak on escalating violence in Iraq. A cut in the World Bank’s global growth forecast prompted investors to book profits from recent gains which propelled European, U.S. and Asian

Hillary Clinton defends State Department record amid criticism

Hillary Clinton, a likely U.S. presidential candidate in 2016, on Wednesday defended her time as secretary of state as Republican criticism of her time in government mounts. Clinton told a forum of the American Jewish Committee advocacy group that she played a key role in securing U.N. sanctions on Iran in 2010 to try to

China Set to Overtake U.S. as Biggest Economy in the World

 China is poised to overtake the U.S. as the world’s biggest economy, while India has vaulted into third place, ahead of Japan, using calculations that take exchange rates into account. China’s economy was 87 percent of the size of that of the U.S. in 2011, assessed according to so-called purchasing power parity, the International Comparison

Bill Gates, in Communist newspaper, urges more in China to help poor

 Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Monday took to the pages of the People’s Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China’s ruling Communist Party, to encourage people in China to do more for the poor. “China has many successful entrepreneurs and business people. I hope that more people of insight will put their talents to work to

Outsider Club: This Secret Group Controls the World

By Jimmy Mengel,  “Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”  — Aldous Huxley So who really controls the world? The Illuminati? Freemasons? The Bilderberg Group? Or are these all red herrings to distract your prying eyes from the real global elite? The answer, like most topics worth exploring, is not quite so