Strong dollar is a signal of a major market event rate hike – Business Insider

The dollar is set for its strongest quarterly strengthening since 1992, according to Bank of America, a good sign that a rate hike is around the corner. When markets expect that US interest rates will be hiked, it typically strengthens the dollar. That’s because people rush to change other currencies into dollars — they can […]

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Loretta Lynch nomination a cliffhanger – Seung Min Kim – POLITICO

Just days before her nomination as attorney general goes to the Senate floor, Loretta Lynch is stubbornly stuck right around 50 votes — suggesting a confirmation fight the Obama administration once seemed certain to win with relative ease will go down to the wire. Barring an 11th-hour surprise, Lynch is likely to be confirmed. But […]

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The ‘Swift-Boating’ of Bowe Bergdahl | National Review Online

As the Bowe Bergdahl prisoner swap has curdled from presumed triumph to public-relations nightmare, the White House and its defenders have cast about for excuses to explain why the administration’s negotiating brilliance has gone unappreciated. White House staffers told NBC’s Chuck Todd that they were taken aback at the “swift-boating” of Bergdahl by his former […]

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White House staff tried to ‘un-ring the bell’ after revealing CIA chief’s identity | World news | The Guardian

President Barack Obama greets US troops during a his visit to Afghanistan, which led to the CIA’s station chief’s identification. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images The White House blew the cover of the top CIA agent in Afghanistan on Sunday, when the person’s name was included on a list given to reporters during a visit to […]

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Europe Cracks Down on Illegal Aliens

For the last twenty years, European Union members regularly snarled at the United States’ policies against illegal aliens as a selfish violation of human rights. But with thousands of screaming demonstrators protesting against depressed wages and carrying fake coffins emblazoned with the names of politicians, EU Labor Ministers in Brussels were forced on December 17th […]

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French Rioting to Dump the Euro

French riot police fired water cannons and tear gas at 30,000 truckers, farmers, fishermen and food industry workers waving banners of “Right to Work” and hurling rocks and iron bars at police to protest a new “ecotax” on commercial trucking. The controversial $1.4 billion tax for rail and river expansion is causing layoffs across the […]

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