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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Trump’s Economic Sugar Rush Sours As GDP Growth Falls In Final Quarter

For months, right-wing media has been pushing the narrative of a “Trump economic boom” that the POTUS will ride to reelection in 2020…if only the Russia collusion scandal blows over by then.

It doesn’t look like the economy is cooperating.

U.S. economic growth slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2017, under-performing expectations with only a 2.6% expansion of GDP. The number represents the domestic economy’s worst showing since last winter.

It’s a far cry from Trump’s breathless prediction of 6% GDP growth  in December, or even Breitbart’s giddy coverage of the New York Fed prediction of 3.9% final-quarter growth.

And it isn’t good news for the national debt either.…

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Second Women’s March Again Brings Massive Protest Crowds Into Streets

It’s been exactly a year since the historic 2017 Women’s March, which brought millions out to protest Trump’s inauguration, flooding the streets of the nation with pink knitted hats. Millions have taken to the streets again this weekend for the Women’s March 2018, empowered by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and fed up with Trump’s increasingly authoritarian and anti-immigrant policies, his war-mongering and his tantrum-centric presidency.

This year’s march arrived just one day after Trump’s attempt to block Planned Parenthood funding and amid a dramatic government shutdown centering on immigration. The shutdown came as Democrats and several Republicans refused to accept the border wall funding and deportation policies proposed by the Trump administration and the GOP in the federal funding bill.…

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Worse Than George W. Bush! Poll Shows Plunging World Approval Of U.S. Leadership

Earlier this week, based on a survey of nearly 2000 participants, Politico and Morning Consult found more than a third of Americans would give Donald Trump a failing grade for his first year in office. Poll respondents were especially disgusted with his handling of climate change and foreign relations, among other policy matters. Judging from the Rating World Leaders: 2018 report published Thursday, the rest of the world feels much the same way.

According to Gallup, the median approval rating of U.S. leadership abroad has slid from 48 to 30 percent since Trump took office. That’s four points lower than President George W.…

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