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zerohedge April 17, 2018

Update: While The IRS still expects Americans to pay their taxes, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says extensions will be granted to those impacted when the site is up again. However, Mnuchin who oversees the IRS, said that they expect the direct pay system to go up shortly. “We’ll make sure taxpayers have extensions once […]

zerohedge April 17, 2018

Authored by David Stockman via Contra Corner blog, When the Cold War officially ended in 1991, Washington could have pivoted back to the pre-1914 status quo ante. That is, to a national security policy of America First because there was literally no significant military threat left on the planet. Post-Soviet Russia was an economic basket case that […]

zerohedge April 17, 2018

Robert Fisk’s bombshell first-hand account for the UK Independent runs contrary to nearly every claim circulating in major international press concerning what happened just over week ago on April 7th in an embattled suburb outside Damascus: not only has the veteran British journalist found no evidence of a mass chemical attack, but he’s encountered multiple local eyewitnesses who experienced […]

zerohedge April 17, 2018

As we anticipated, just hours after California Gov. Jerry Brown rejected the federal government’s plan to send state National Guard troops to the border, President Donald Trump has chimed in with a response via Twitter. However, the tone of today’s tweet sharply contrasted with a tweet sent a week ago where Trump had thanked Brown […]

zerohedge April 17, 2018

After plunging in February, Housing Starts and Permits were expected to recover in March and while both showed increases MoM (and upward revisions to Feb data), Starts disappointed expectations, extending the Housing market’s disappointing streak. The gains for both were driven by a rental nation renaissance (multi-family units up, single-family units down). The flip-flopping nature […]

zerohedge April 17, 2018

The Trump administration is hoping to secure a commitment from a handful of Middle Eastern states to assemble what is effectively an Arab army for a permanent military “stabilizing force” in Syria that would replace the U.S. military deployment in Syria and overthrow Assad prevent ISIS from regaining lost territory in Syria’s battle-ravaged east. According […]