Department of State

No Image

Trump’s Mexico Deal Supercharges Spectacular Dow Recovery

The Dow just had its best week of the year. | Source: Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFPBy CCN: On Friday, the Dow Jones surged by 1.02 percent, nearing 26,000 points after gaining more than 1,000 points within five days, demonstrating the current momentum of the U.S. stock market.The Dow Jones has climbed by more than 1,000 points…



Canada ignored its gigantic money laundering problem for years — and lawyers fanned the flames

Canada ignored its gigantic money laundering problem for years — and lawyers fanned the flames

Ottawa’s budget earmarked about $200 million over the next five years to address Canada’s massive money laundering problem.This was promising news, but follows years of neglect resulting in the creation of gigantic laundering networks in Canada, the growth of criminal organizations, increased drug trafficking, housing unaffordability, and few prosecutions.The budget came on the heels of…



Bernie Sanders announces Democratic presidential bid in 2020

Bernie Sanders announces Democratic presidential bid in 2020

“I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country,” Senator Sanders said in an interview with Vermont Public Radio, where he first announced his bid. “I think he is a pathological liar. … I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is…



Senators from both parties have introduced a bill to keep Trump from ditching NATO, but they may not be able to stop him

Senators from both parties have introduced a bill to keep Trump from ditching NATO, but they may not be able to stop him

Senators have reintroduced a measure meant to keep President Donald Trump from pulling out of NATO.The measure prohibits funds from being used for a withdrawal and expresses US support for the alliance.Despite the alliance’s popularity, however, the president has broad foreign-policy and military authorities. Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine reintroduced a bill on Thursday that…


Trump’s national security team reportedly asked for military options to attack Iran last fall, alarming US officials

Trump’s national security team reportedly asked for military options to attack Iran last fall, alarming US officials

John Bolton, a well-known hawk, has headed President Donald Trump’s National Security Council since April. The White House’s request for military options to strike Iran last fall rattled Pentagon and State Department officials, The Wall Street Journal reports. Denis Balibouse/Reuters The Trump administration asked the Pentagon for military options to strike Iran last fall, according…