October 29, 2020

John McCain: Tributes as Vietnam veteran and six-term senator dies at 81

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From BBC Tributes from former US presidents and across the political spectrum have poured in for Republican Senator John McCain, who has died aged 81. Barack Obama, who beat him to the White House in 2008, said they had shared a “fidelity to something higher”. George W Bush described him as “a patriot of the […]

Gasparino: With the economy, Trump ‘Crazy’ like a fox

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By f mcguire From Newsmax Economic guru Charles Gasparino is advising savvy investors to ignore the mainstream media’s criticism of President Donald Trump and to focus on the dollar-and-cents verdict as the stock market seemingly sets new record highs on a daily basis. If there ever was an “insane” president, at least in the economic […]

Trump’s tax plan seeks to bring back trillions in corporate profits held abroad. Can he succeed where many others have failed?

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By Sam Brodey From MINNPOST What if there were a magic source of free money, sitting just outside the borders of the United States — across the Caribbean in the Cayman Islands, perhaps — just waiting for a sharp politician to come along and enact the right policy to haul those trillions of dollars back to the […]

Glamorous hotels

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11 glamorous hotels where the US presidents have stayed N7 Alisha Prakash, Oyster.com From Business Insider 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue might be home base for the POTUS, but when you’re the leader of the free world, you’re bound to spend a lot of time traveling, too. Over the course of his two-term presidency, Barack Obama jetted […]

OUR CARIBBEAN: Any Trump tricks

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From Rickey Singh TONIGHT’S THIRD and final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will take place amid increasing fears over the future of stable democratic governance in the world’s sole superpower. For a start, it is to be hoped that Trump would not again be permitted, uninterrupted to display “bad manners’’ with his […]

Newsmaker: Jack Lew

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From Independent.ie Who said politicians have no power any more? If we needed, or wanted, evidence of the awesome power of government to bend events to their will, we got it last week when the US effectively killed the largest pharmaceutical merger in history when it promised new rules on so-called “inversions”. Last Monday Allergan […]

Anti-Obama forces cloud global stability

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By Ronald Sanders From Caribbean360 BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Thursday November 13, 2014 – With just 2 years effectively left in Barack Obama’s Presidency of the United States, the world suddenly looks set to face even more danger than it does currently. Control of the US House of Representatives by the Republican Party, following the November 4 […]

Russia won’t ban homosexual relations: Putin

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From the Siasat Daily Russian laws do not criminalize homosexual relations unlike some other countries, President Vladimir Putin said Friday (17). “We prohibit nothing and grab no one, there’s no responsibility for those relations unlike in the other countries,” Putin told the Winter Olympics volunteers’ gathering in Sochi Friday. He mentioned several U.S. states as […]

Obama: Marijuana is not more dangerous than alcohol

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By Jason Abbruzzese From Mashable In another inch forward for Barack Obama’s stance on marijuana, the U.S. president revealed in a new interview that he finds the drug no more dangerous than alcohol. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not […]