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Former Official Confirms Steele Dossier Was Shared With Obama State Department

A former official in President Obama’s State Department has confirmed a claim by the Senate Judiciary Committee, that former British spy Christopher Steele and Hillary Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal gave him intelligence reports claiming that President Trump had been compromised by the Russians. Jonathan Winer Jonathan Winer, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, confirmed the Judiciary…

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DOJ’s #3 Official Quitting After Just Nine Months

Update: U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT NO. 3 OFFICIAL RACHEL BRAND TO BECOME EXECUTIVE AT WAL-MART: SOURCE … where Hillary Clinton was on the board of directors. *** The number 3 official at the Department of Justice plans to leave the agency after just nine months on the job, the NYT reported citing two people briefed on…

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Some Lessons From The Recent Market Volatility

Authored by John Coumarianos via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Everybody knows the markets are more volatile now than they were just a few weeks ago. But exactly how volatile are they know, and how calm were they previously? Can we use numbers to describe those things? What is the Sortino Ratio? It turns out we can. In finance…

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Crude oil prices sink to fresh 2018 lows

US companies added 26 oil rigs, to a total of 791 active drilling rigs. WTI below its 100 DMA for the first time since August 2017. The sell-off in equities continues, supporting dollar's gains and dragging commodities' prices lower. Oil prices are a fresh 2018 lows, with West Texas Intermediate crude oil … The post <b>Crude…

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No Shutdown: Congress Passes Two-Year Budget Deal

Update: just before 6am ET on Friday, the House joined the Senate in passing the budget deal that would fund the government through March 23, sending legislation to President Trump that would end a brief shutdown of the government that began at midnight. The bill passed in a 240-186 vote despite opposition from most Democrats,…

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“Strong Dollar”…”Weak Dollar”…What About A Gold-Backed Dollar?

Authored by Antonius Aquinas, annotated by Acting-Man’s Pater Tenebrarum, Contradictory Palaver The recent hullabaloo among President Trump’s top monetary officials about the Administration’s “dollar policy” is just the start of what will likely be the first of many contradictory pronouncements and reversals which will take place in the coming months and years as the world’s…

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