1. Michael Stumo: Trump Should Avoid “Strong” Dollar Fed Reserve Nominees
2. Jeff Ferry: Trump Administration Rattles the North American Cage on NAFTA
3. Lowell Ponte: Did U.S. Troops Die in Niger Protecting French and Chinese Uranium?
4. James Hirsen: Clinton/Obama Collusion and Uranium Deal
5. Wayne Allyn Root: Mandalay Bay Security Guard Being Kept Out of the Spotlight
6. Dr. Gerard Lameiro: Will the Republican Party Split in Two?
Trump Should Avoid “Strong” Dollar Fed Reserve Nominees
The Coalition for a Prosperous America (CPA) sent a letter to President Trump urging that he ensures that any Federal Reserve nominee favors a competitively priced dollar rather than a “strong” dollar: “Past federal government support for a ‘strong’ U.S. dollar has made our exports too expensive and foreign imports too cheap. President Trump rightfully aims to reduce or eliminate the U.S. trade deficit. We want to alert him to the fact that a pro-‘strong’ dollar stance by the Federal Reserve is unwarranted and will frustrate the administration’s trade deficit reduction efforts.” [more...]
Trump Administration Rattles the North American Cage on NAFTA
By Jeff Ferry
Three rounds of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations came and went without much fanfare. But the fourth round, held in early October, included strong Trump administration proposals which start to fulfill promises to get tough on trade. Mexico and Canada complained about the proposals. The NAFTA negotiations are now looming as the arena for a major international showdown. Predictably, multinational corporations are howling with rage and fear, worried that they may lose important weapons in their perennial battle to reduce their U.S. costs by shipping jobs overseas and forcing U.S. workers to compete with low-paid foreign workers. Meanwhile, President Trump has let the media know that he would not be adverse to walking away from the NAFTA agreement if his negotiators can’t bring him a good enough deal. [more...]
Did U.S. Troops Die in Niger Protecting French and Chinese Uranium?
By Lowell Ponte
America was surprised when U.S. troops in Niger were ambushed and four were killed on October 4. Why are more than 1,000 U.S. soldiers in this desolate region of Western Africa, and in one of the world’s least developed nations? According to Defense Secretary James Mattis, America’s mission there is “supporting the French-led and the African troops in the campaign to throw ISIS and the terrorists, the radicals, those who foment instability and murder and mayhem, off their stride.” He speaks truth – but not the whole truth. [more...]
Clinton/Obama Collusion and Uranium Deal
By James Hirsen
Investigative reporting by John Solomon at The Hill and Sara Carter at Circa have uncovered a sordid tale worthy of the best Hollywood screenwriters; a saga involving blackmail, corruption, and bribery conducted by the mainstream media’s favorite scoundrels, the Russians. Details have emerged of a story involving a multi-year investigation, conducted by the FBI, into criminality and money laundering emanating from Russian entities. The Russian entities were attempting to strengthen Russia’s nuclear weaponry by obtaining access to U.S. uranium. The FBI investigation took place when the Obama administration was in power. [more...]
Mandalay Bay Security Guard Being Kept Out of the Spotlight
Perhaps MGM has been honest and upfront and is merely the victim of a terrible event perpetrated by a madman. None of that matters now. Because of things like the changing timeline, everyone is asking questions. The way MGM is handling this case looks and smells bad. The questions and suspicions exploded when MGM security guard Jesus Campos “disappeared” minutes before interviews with Sean Hannity and other serious media (professionals bound to ask serious questions). But it turns out he didn’t “disappear” at all. Apparently, MGM just didn’t want Campos being asked tough questions. [more...]
Will the Republican Party Split in Two?
It’s becoming increasingly likely that there will be a Republican Party split into two separate parties in 2018 or 2019. The difference between conservative Republicans and establishment Republicans are becoming more intractable and more profound. The conservative wing of the party seems frustrated, unable to push through the reforms most Republicans have campaigned on over the last decade or so. Also, the establishment Republicans align more closely with the old Democrat establishment causing a lot of frustration. Gridlock seems the normal way in Washington despite the fact that one party ostensibly controls The White House and both the House and Senate. [more...]