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ap fact check: trump errs in describing obama stimulus


president donald trump disparaged his predecessor's economic stimulus spending as a windfall for social programs and said he's unaware of anything built from the money steered to infrastructure. that's a mischaracterization of former president barack obama's 2009 stimulus package, which had tax cuts as its largest component and plowed more than $100 billion into highway, transit and other "shovel-ready" infrastructure projects, to use the buzz phrase of that time.






fact check: trump errs in describing obama stimulus


president donald trump disparaged his predecessor's economic stimulus spending as a windfall for social programs and said he's unaware of anything built from the money steered to infrastructure. that's a mischaracterization of former president barack obama's 2009 stimulus package, which had tax cuts as its largest component and plowed more than $100 billion into highway, transit and other "shovel-ready" infrastructure projects, to use the buzz phrase of that time.






ap fact check: trump errs in describing obama stimulus


washington (ap) — president donald trump disparaged his predecessor’s economic stimulus spending tuesday as a windfall for social programs and said he’s unaware of anything built from the money steered to infrastructure. that’s a mischaracterization of former president barack obama’s 2009 stimulus package, which had tax cuts as its largest component and plowed more than […]






ecb official: stimulus lowers incentive to cut deficits


a top european central bank official is warning that the bank's stimulus measures are easing pressure on indebted governments to straighten out their finances.






japan's central bank holds steady on interest rate, stimulus


japan's central bank opted thursday to retain its ultra-lax monetary stimulus, citing u.s. policy changes as one of the risks for the global economic outlook.






european central bank keeps stimulus on track to aid economy


the european central bank has decided to keep its stimulus programs unchanged, leaving president mario draghi with the job of explaining at his news conference why he is pressing on with the measures when inflation has reached the bank's target.






european central bank head draghi says stimulus still needed


the head of the european central bank says that its monetary stimulus efforts are still very much needed to support the continent's economic recovery — despite the recent spike in inflation in the countries that use the euro currency.






european central bank's draghi says stimulus still needed


european central bank head mario draghi insisted thursday that the bank's stimulus efforts were still needed, while acknowledging that the risks to the economy across the 19-country eurozone appear to have diminished.






european central bank's draghi says stimulus still needed


european central bank head mario draghi says the recovery is gaining momentum in the 19 countries that use the euro currency but insisted that the bank's stimulus efforts were still needed.






european central bank's draghi says stimulus still needed


european central bank head mario draghi insisted thursday that the bank's massive stimulus efforts are still needed even though the 19-country eurozone's economy is strengthening.






european central bank keeps stimulus on track to aid economy


frankfurt, germany (ap) — the european central bank has decided to keep its stimulus programs unchanged, leaving president mario draghi with the job of explaining at his news conference why he is pressing on with the measures when inflation has reached the bank’s target. draghi argues that the recent rise in the annual inflation rate […]






european central bank’s draghi says stimulus still needed


frankfurt, germany (ap) — european central bank head mario draghi insisted thursday that the bank’s stimulus efforts were still needed, while acknowledging that the risks to the economy across the 19-country eurozone appear to have diminished. “the recovery is progressing and now may be gaining momentum,” draghi said in a speech. he added that the […]






european central bank head draghi says stimulus still needed


frankfurt, germany (ap) — the head of the european central bank says that its monetary stimulus efforts are still very much needed to support the continent’s economic recovery — despite the recent spike in inflation in the countries that use the euro currency. mario draghi told members of the european parliament on monday that the […]






ecb official: stimulus lowers incentive to cut deficits


frankfurt, germany (ap) — a top european central bank official is warning that the bank’s stimulus measures are easing pressure on indebted governments to straighten out their finances. jens weidmann of germany said wednesday that current low borrowing rates offer “few incentives for governments to consolidate their budgets” since debt does not incur high interest […]






german inflation up again; set to fuel criticism of stimulus


frankfurt, germany (ap) — germany’s annual inflation rate in january has risen to 1.9 percent from 1.7 percent the month before, a jump that’s likely to stoke local criticism of the european central bank’s stimulus efforts. the figures, published monday by the state statistics agency, will likely mean inflation for the wider 19-country eurozone will […]






japan’s central bank holds steady on interest rate, stimulus


tokyo (ap) — japan’s central bank opted thursday to retain its ultra-lax monetary stimulus, citing u.s. policy changes as one of the risks for the global economic outlook. the bank of japan gave no indication it was leaning toward cutting back on the massive purchases of government bonds it is using to support the world’s […]






european central bank head draghi says stimulus still needed


frankfurt, germany (ap) — the head of the european central bank says that its monetary stimulus efforts are still very much needed despite the recent spike in inflation in the 19 countries that use the euro currency. mario draghi told members of the european parliament’s economic and monetary affairs committee monday that the uptick in […]






less pressure to unwind eurozone stimulus as inflation eases


london (ap) — inflation across the 19-country eurozone fell sharply in march due to weaker price increases partly related to the timing of easter, official figures showed friday, in a development that’s likely to ease the pressure on the european central bank to rein back its stimulus efforts soon. the european union’s statistics agency, eurostat, […]






european central bank’s draghi says stimulus still needed


frankfurt, germany (ap) — european central bank head mario draghi says the recovery is gaining momentum in the 19 countries that use the euro currency but insisted that the bank’s stimulus efforts were still needed. draghi said thursday in a speech that “the recovery is progressing and now may be gaining momentum.” but he said […]






john ivison: liberals’ hopes in infrastructure plan to grow canada’s economy dim


as a new senate review makes clear, stimulus spending is not like a vending machine, where you insert your money and economic growth is dispensed






maybe donald trump is just a weak president


by this point in his presidency, george w. bush had announced the outline of a tax plan that, with modifications, he would sign into law a few months later. barack obama had signed the stimulus, a bill to expand the children's health-care program, and the lilly ledbetter fair pay act. president...






fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and trump


federal reserve officials struggled last month to come to grips with two big uncertainties facing the u.s. economy: whether it would be safe to let inflation rise faster for a while and how to assess the impact of president trump's ambitious economic stimulus plans. minutes of the fed's discussion...






the russia story roars back to life — reviewing week 4 of the trump saga


eight years ago today, president obama signed the economic stimulus bill into law, marking a major legislative triumph for his new administration.  sixteen years ago at this point, president george w. bush had submitted his tax cut plan to congress and was negotiating what would become the no child...






eurozone growth running at fastest rate since 2011


the 19-country eurozone economy is growing at its fastest rate since 2011, according to a survey released friday, but few economists expect the european central bank to ease up on its stimulus efforts anytime soon given political uncertainties that could derail the recovery.






fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and trump


federal reserve officials last month struggled to come to grips with two big uncertainties facing the u.s. economy — whether it would be safe to let inflation rise faster for a while and how to assess the impact of president trump's ambitious economic stimulus plans. minutes of fed officials’ discussion...






french centrist candidate macron: i'm not a bubble


centrist french presidential candidate emmanuel macron is pledging 60 billion euros in spending cuts and 50 billion in stimulus programs as he starts to reveal his long-awaited platform.






eurozone inflation above target for first time in 4 years


inflation across the 19-country eurozone is running above the european central bank's target for the first time in four years — but don't expect the ecb to reverse its monetary stimulus anytime soon.






fed minutes reveal debate over inflation and trump


washington (ap) — federal reserve officials last month struggled to come to grips with two big uncertainties facing the u.s. economy — whether it would be safe to let inflation rise faster for a while and how to assess the impact of president donald trump’s ambitious economic stimulus plans. minutes of the fed’s discussion at […]






eurozone growth running at fastest rate since 2011


london (ap) — the 19-country eurozone economy is growing at its fastest rate since 2011, according to a survey released friday, but few economists expect the european central bank to ease up on its stimulus efforts anytime soon given political uncertainties that could derail the recovery. financial information company ihs markit said its purchasing managers’ […]






japan’s central bank holds steady on interest rate, stimulus


tokyo (ap) — japan’s central bank has opted to keep its monetary policy steady, as the u.s. federal reserve and european central bank move toward tightening. the bank of japan ended a policy meeting on thursday by keeping the minus 0.1 percent benchmark interest rate unchanged while working toward a 2 percent inflation rate target. […]






japan’s central bank holds steady on interest rate, stimulus


tokyo (ap) — japan’s central bank opted thursday to keep its monetary policy steady, as the u.s. federal reserve tightens and european central bank edges in that direction. the bank of japan ended a policy meeting by keeping the minus 0.1 percent benchmark interest rate unchanged while working toward a 2 percent inflation rate target. […]






fact check: trump distorts facts on obama's stimulus bill


trump’s dig at the american recovery and reinvestment act came during remarks at a ceo town hall on the american business climate.       






cenk uygur dissects tomi lahren's 'blaze' suspension—and dings glenn beck


was she punished for her pro-choice views? "the young turks" isn't so sure. tomi lahren would like you to believe she was suspended from her nightly show on the blaze for declaring herself pro-choice. "the young turks'" cenk uygur isn't so sure."did tomi lahren always have that position? did tomi lahren really have any position?" he asked. "other than, is the whole internet looking at me yet?""apparently glenn beck and i share that concern because he took action [monday]," continued uygur. beck, who owns the blaze, waited until lahren had defended her remarks via twitter to weigh in.i have moderate, conservative, and libertarian views. i'm human. i will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker.— tomi lahren (@tomilahren) march 18, 2017wait, libertarian






cenk uygur dissects tomi lahren's 'blaze' suspension — and dings glenn beck


was she punished for her pro-choice views? "the young turks" isn't so sure. tomi lahren would like you to believe she was suspended from her nightly show on the blaze for declaring herself pro-choice. "the young turks'" cenk uygur isn't so sure."did tomi lahren always have that position? did tomi lahren really have any position?" he asked. "other than... 'is the whole internet looking at me yet?'""apparently glenn beck and i share that concern because he took action [monday]," continued uygur. beck, who owns the blaze, waited until lahren had defended her remarks via twitter to weigh in.i have moderate, conservative, and libertarian views. i'm human. i will never apologize, to anyone, for being an independent thinker.— tomi lahren (@tomilahren) march 18, 2017wait, libertar






can smarter clickbait save us?


var icx_publication_id = 18566; var icx_content_id = '1073770'; click here for reuse options! mind candy for people who aren't afraid to think. recently, jon stewart and bill maher both challenged the press to do their job. i embrace their arguments as far as they go, but i embrace even more the format these two co-invented along with others: honest clickbait news.we need it now more than ever—now, in the 21st century add, or era when stimulus is available everywhere, too cheap to meter, too easy to access and we’re all easily distracted by it.what's the difference between an artist and a con-artist? both vie for attention by delivering stimulation, but the con-artist does it solely for profit, while the artist does it to bring attention to the truth.i have modest respe