Trump’s Kept and Not Yet Kept Promises in First 100 Days

President Donald Trump has scoffed at the measurement even as the White House heralded the successes of his first 100 days in office.  In the final week before this key presidential marker, Trump made progress on several promises such as unveiling a tax reform proposal and talking with leaders of Canada and Mexico about renegotiating the … Continue reading Trump’s Kept and Not Yet Kept Promises in First 100 Days

Trump advisers likely to meet in days on Paris climate pact

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials will likely meet in May to reach a final decision on whether the United States should stay in the Paris climate deal, after holding an initial meeting on Thursday at the White House, an administration source said. The group of advisers, which includes Secretary of State … Continue reading Trump advisers likely to meet in days on Paris climate pact

Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

By Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.  President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White … Continue reading Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

Global finance leaders find a more temperate Trump in Washington

By Howard Schneider and Jan Strupczewski WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Donald Trump took power in January pledging to overhaul a global order that he said cheated middle-class Americans with a promise to tear up trade agreements and impose tariffs on China and Mexico. Some of Trump's policy advisers named allies like Germany and Japan as possible … Continue reading Global finance leaders find a more temperate Trump in Washington

Why Record Numbers of Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship

Would you give up your citizenship in order to keep your bank account? That’s a question few Americans would ever want to confront, yet many Americans living abroad are now having to answer. A little-known tax law, known as the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, has resulted in some foreign banks no longer serving Americans. … Continue reading Why Record Numbers of Americans Are Renouncing Their Citizenship

Does Canada Have More Economic Freedom Than the United States?

When speaking of Canada, conservatives laugh at our “socialist neighbor to the north” with its lavish social programs. The main point of contention is, of course, Canada's infamous “socialized healthcare," which has been viewed as the epitome of a system NOT to imitate because of its high costs and long waiting times. While, yes, Canada … Continue reading Does Canada Have More Economic Freedom Than the United States?

The federal debt is $20 trillion? Try $100 trillion

As the national debt grows toward $20 trillion, a financial watchdog says $100 trillion is a more realistic number when factoring in unfunded obligations. The U.S. Treasury’s “Debt to the Penny” website listed the outstanding debt as $19,846,045,559,411.81 on Monday morning and prognosticators are predicting when the amount will hit $20 trillion. Even Truth in … Continue reading The federal debt is $20 trillion? Try $100 trillion