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Trump says his Saudi deal will create jobs. The companies involved aren't so sure. 24.5.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Many thousands of jobs? Maybe not.
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Pence to give speech Wednesday in Louisiana 24.5.2017 The Hill
Pence will reportedly headline an event just outside of Baton Rouge.
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Soap operatic GOP race for Va. lieutenant governor to play out in courtroom 24.5.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Days ahead of primary, a state senator will try to quash subpoena in defamation case.
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Oklahoma budget crisis spurs battle among oilmen 24.5.2017 AP Business
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An impasse among Oklahoma lawmakers over how to fix the state's worst budget problem in decades has sent the legislature spiraling into chaos and focused blame on the usually sacrosanct oil and natural gas industry for not paying more taxes....
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Bipartisan research groups denounce Trump budget as unrealistic 24.5.2017 The Moderate Voice
President Trump’s budget unveiled today has received a storm of criticism as the administration proposes massive spending reductions while planning tax cuts that would most benefit the wealthy. But a larger question has emerged: Could all of this fiscal pain fail miserably in its goal of ridding the U.S. of a federal budget deficit? One ...
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Surprise, surprise: Trump's budget punishes the sick and the poor while rewarding the wealthy 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

President Trump has set one goal that all Americans can get behind, and that’s making the sluggish U.S. economy grow faster. Yet key parts of the $3.8-trillion budget he proposed Tuesday abandon that goal, seeking instead to cut federal spending at the expense of the long-term strength of the economy...

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Economists say Trump's budget proposal doesn't add up 24.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Trump budget kills program meant to boost US tourism 24.5.2017 The Hill
The proposal is stepping up concern among an already worried travel industry.
Analysis: Trump’s ‘balanced’ budget relies on $2,062,000,000,000 in mystery money 23.5.2017 Washington Post
Analysis: Trump’s ‘balanced’ budget relies on $2,062,000,000,000 in mystery money
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Letter: Hatch is blind to the realities of life 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Sen. Orrin Hatch, you have stated that those who receive any assistance by getting on the government dole “will take every dime they can” (The Tribune, May 9). This statement shows just how out of touch you are with reality. In Utah, those who sign up for Medicaid stay on the program for an average of nine months. That is hardly “taking every dime.” These “dimes” allow for people to control health care problems. We are a healthier nation when we all have health care coverage. That is, coverage t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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How Trump's budget helps the rich at the expense of the poor 23.5.2017 Washington Post
How Trump's budget helps the rich at the expense of the poor
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Renewable energy, consumer groups disappointed with energy bill 23.5.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The jobs-energy omnibus bill passed by the Legislature contains several energy provisions that various stakeholder groups have opposed. Gov. Mark Dayton has not yet indicated whether he will sign it, though GOP leaders said they worked with the governor's staff to find compromise language.
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Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south 23.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Reynosa, Mexico • Waving arms and brandishing a long electric prod, the ranch hands and truck drivers herd about 400 leggy calves onto trucks as the sun crests on the outskirts of this border city. After spending their first eight months on the ranches of Gildardo Lopez Hinojosa, the calves are about to cross the border — bound for Texas and U.S. feed lots beyond. On one of the three bridges connecting Reynosa with Texas, they might cross paths with the beef and chicken shipments that Lopez impo...
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Pittsburgh welcomed Uber’s driverless car experiment. Not anymore 23.5.2017 SFGate: Business & Technology
“This was an opportunity missed,” said Michael Lamb, the city controller, who has called on Uber to share the traffic data gathered by its autonomous vehicles. The deteriorating relationship offers a cautionary tale, especially as other cities consider rolling out driverless car trials from Uber, Alphabet’s Waymo and others. The lessons are college course level “101,” said Linda Bailey, executive director of the National Association of City Transportation Officials. Uber said it planned to share some data collected by its autonomous vehicles with the city this year, though Pittsburgh officials say the data Uber shares with other cities is insufficient. The company, which still has allies in Pennsylvania’s state and county governments, said it had created 675 jobs in the greater Pittsburgh area and had helped local organizations like a women’s shelter, among other moves. Sky-blue Volvo SUVs with large revolving sensors called lidar devices on their roofs navigate around shipping containers and ...
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Riyadh dances with Trump but goes home with Putin to prop up oil 22.5.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Saudi Arabia and Russia are at odds on pretty much everything: the war in Syria, policies on Iran, ties with Washington. But when it comes to propping up global oil prices, they have never been more aligned. Just look at how the world’s two biggest oil producers united last week to tell markets they want to maintain output curbs for an extra nine months. Coordinated leaks and official statements from Riyadh and Moscow — circulated even before the Saudis sit down to agree the cuts with OPEC this ...
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A Job Guarantee and the Federal Reserve Board 22.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
This story was published only because of readers like you. Support independent journalism: Make a donation to Truthout today! The idea that the government would commit itself to act as an employer of last resort and guarantee a job to everyone has been getting more attention in recent months. While many on the left have long pushed this position, the Clinton-linked Center for American Progress (CAP) recently embraced the idea in a conference last week. It is good to see ideas outside of the mainstream getting attention, but there are a couple of issues worth keeping in mind to ensure that the effort does not end up being counterproductive. The first is to recognize that a job guarantee is a huge lift, not only politically but in its implementation. In effect the guarantee is not only going to be providing jobs to workers who do not currently have one, but it will also end up offering a potentially more attractive alternative to millions of people now in low-wage jobs. How attractive the alternative is ...
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How Low-Income Mothers Are Breaking Into the Tech Industry 22.5.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Sarah*, 51, has always had a knack for computers. "In the 1990s, I was teaching basic computers and autocad, but I was self-taught. I didn't have a college degree," she said. "When the economy crashed, all of a sudden I was competing for entry-level technology jobs with people who had one or two higher degrees." A single mother of a 16-year-old daughter, Sarah has worked primarily as an administrative assistant for the past 16 years -- despite her skills and interest in technology. She is raising her daughter in San Francisco, where a family of four earning $100,000 per year is considered to be living in poverty , according to recent research from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Today, programs are emerging to help women -- especially mothers -- like Sarah access high-wage careers in technology. Sarah is hopeful that one such new program, Techtonica , can help steer her career back toward technology. Techtonica is a nonprofit that partners with technology companies to provide free ...
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Winning Back A Blue Seat In California Takes A Progressive  22.5.2017 Crooks Liars
"Let's create our own game-- one founded on the ideals of integrity, sustainability, cooperation and realizing the promise of self-government. It's not up to them-- we're the stewards of this democracy." --Katie Hill, Blue America '18 candidate in CA-25 Even the worst Democrats in Congress have caught on to the fact that railing against Trump is profitable. A case can be made that it is Debbie Wasserman Schultz who is responsible, at least as much as Putin or Comey, for installing Trump in the White House. And now she sends e-mails several times a week begging for money by robotically denigrating Trump. Being anti-Trump doesn't mean a politician backs a progressive agenda. Wasserman Schultz, who opposes John Conyers' Medicare-For-All Act, for example, and is still the poster gal for DC corruption, can be anti-Trump 'til the cows come home but that doesn't mean anyone in their right mind should back her against progressive primary challenger Tim Canova. As you've probably noticed, effective and sincere ...
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If Trump thinks he can get more than 3 percent economic growth, he's dreaming 22.5.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With the political world deeply focused on the question of whether the Trump administration comprises a gang of Russian pawns, less attention has been devoted to more mundane questions, such as what ever happened to Trump’s economic policy?

As it happens, economists are keeping their eye on that...

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Complex world of border trade: Cattle go north, meat south 22.5.2017 Washington Post: World
Waving arms and brandishing a long electric prod, the ranch hands and truck drivers herd about 400 leggy calves onto trucks as the sun crests on the outskirts of this border city. After spending their first eight months on the ranches of Gildardo Lopez Hinojosa, the calves are about to cross the border — bound for Texas and U.S. feed lots beyond.
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