Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE WASHINGTON — The decision by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to admit his guilt and cooperate with prosecutors could be a game-changer for special counsel Robert Mueller, while dramatically ratcheting up the pressure on the president. It wasn’t only Trump critics who were offering that assessment of Paul Manafort's stunning guilty plea Friday, but also some of his most ardent supporters. Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz, who has defended Trump so vigorously he lost friends in his liberal summer enclave of Martha’s Vineyard, acknowledged on MSNBC that the Manafort plea was a “big win” and a “big get” for the special counsel investigating Russia’s 2016 election interference. “Potentially it opens up lots of doors that probably haven’t been open before,” … [Read more...] about Paul Manafort knows some of Trump’s deepest secrets. And now he works for Mueller.
Sep 14, 11:57 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Sean Williams 09/14/18 AT 11:24 AM The past nine and a half years have been nothing short of incredible for investors. The broad-based S&P 500 (SNPINDEX:^GSPC), which is arguably the best gauge of U.S. stock market and economic health, has surged 334% since hitting its low during the Great Recession. For those of you keeping score at home, that's an annualized annual return of better than 16%.But as the old adage goes: Nothing goes up in a straight line.This article originally appeared in The Motley Fool.Make No Mistake About It: Another Recession Is ComingSince 1950, the S&P 500 has undergone 36 separate corrections whereby the value of the index, which is comprised of 500 large, well-known, and often multinational companies, declined by at least 10%. This works out to a correction occurring, on average, about once every two years. So, you … [Read more...] about The Only Thing You Need To Know About The Next Recession
St. Paul is closer to raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. Here’s what we know — and don’t know — about the new ordinance, which city officials hope to pass before the end of this year: How did we get here? Right now, Minnesota’s hourly minimum wage is $9.65 for large employers and $7.87 for smaller ones (except in Minneapolis, which just started phasing in a $15-an-hour minimum after the City Council changed the law last summer). It’s become increasingly common for cities to make their own such rules, however, and almost everyone who voted in St. Paul’s mayoral election last fall went for candidates who supported a minimum-wage hike, Mayor Melvin Carter has noted, and he made increasing the city’s payscale a major part of his campaign. Around that time, St. Paul officials assembled a team to study the pros and cons of a citywide hike — as well as what other cities are doing to boost wages for their lowest-paid workers. … [Read more...] about What we know — and don’t know — about a $15 minimum wage ordinance for St. Paul
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Book Review Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by Nonfiction ByJosh Chafetz Sept. 14, 2018 THE OATH AND THE OFFICE A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents Popular books about the Constitution are something of a countercyclical phenomenon. When all is well in the polity, they are relatively scarce on the ground. Their recent profusion — and, in particular, the development of the this-book-is-about-timeless-constitutional-truths-not-about-Trump-wink-wink subgenre — is not a great sign, then, for the health of our body politic. But even as the very existence of these works signals danger, it also suggests a kind of optimism, a belief that American political institutions will continue to exist in recognizable form. Corey Brettschneider’s “The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future … [Read more...] about What Do Presidents Need to Know?
ONE in 20 young adults in the UK are UNABLE to make a cup of tea, while one in ten have never made their own bed and 17 percent have NEVER even operated a washing machine – according to new research. A new survey of the nation’s young adults has revealed how totally unprepared modern youngsters are for leaving home, with 11 percent admitting they have no idea how to operate a washing machine and a further one in ten (9 percent) not knowing how to cook a simple pasta dish. And it seems modern mums and dads are to blame for mollycoddling, with seven in ten of those polled said their parents make every meal for them and that they are waited on hand and foot – with washing and ironing and even cleaning their own bedroom falling to their parents. The nationwide survey of 1,000 youngsters who are about to leave home to start University, found as many as HALF admit they are completely unprepared to fly the nest for the first time – with as many as 17 percent having … [Read more...] about One in 20 young British adults do NOT know how to make a cup of tea