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Justice Department May Have Something Big in the Works: Over 9,000 Sealed Indictments

(The Epoch Times)  Since late October, more than 9,000 sealed indictments have been filed in districts across the United States. Sealed indictments are typically used to prosecute individuals or criminal networks when revealing names may risk individuals fleeing or destroying evidence. As of Dec. 22, 2017, there were 9,294 sealed indictments, according to data collected by researchers, […]

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Year One List: 81 major Trump achievements, 11 Obama legacy items repealed

(Washington Examiner)  With the passage of the GOP tax bill this week, the Trump administration has scored 81 major achievements in its first year, making good on campaign promises to provide significant tax cuts, boost U.S. energy production, and restore respect to the United States, according to the White House. And along the way, President […]

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U.S. Economic Expansion Could Become Longest on Record

(Wall Street Journal)  Forecasters are increasingly optimistic the U.S. economic expansion could continue beyond the 2020 presidential election, aided by Republican tax legislation that is expected to lift growth over the next several years. The slow-but-sturdy expansion that began in mid-2009 already is the third-longest in U.S. history and, if it continues into the second half of […]

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Trump White House Weighing Plans for Private Spies to Counter “Deep State” Enemies

(The Intercept)  The Trump administration is considering a set of proposals developed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince and a retired CIA officer — with assistance from Oliver North, a key figure in the Iran-Contra scandal — to provide CIA Director Mike Pompeo and the White House with a global, private spy network that would circumvent official U.S. […]

World News

Trump reportedly informs Abbas, Jordan’s Abdullah he intends to move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

(Haaretz)  U.S. President Donald Trump informed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah that he plans to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem on Tuesday, according to Abbas’ spokesman and Jordanian reports. Trump also called Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi to inform him of the decision. To really understand the Middle […]

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Supreme Court allows President Trump’s travel ban to go fully into effect

  (CNBC)  The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices, with two dissenting votes, said Monday that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. […]

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Is Tax Reform A Done Deal? This Is What Wall Street Thinks

(Zero Hedge)  Following the backing of Sen. John McCain on the GOP tax reform bill, markets have surged to new all time highs with Bloomberg reporting that odds for the tax bill’s passage may increase to “near-certainty” if the Senate can finish its version in the days ahead, citing Evercore ISI.  And speaking of banks, the […]