Chinese holdings of U.S. debt are at their biggest in seven years Rick Docksai - 14 hours ago
Chinese bond-holders bought up a larger amount of U.S. Treasury debts last year than in the last seven years.
Banks still discriminate against black and Latino borrowers, study concludes Rick Docksai - Feb 19, 2018
They are approving white applicants' loans to move into the neighborhoods while disproportionately turning down nonwhite residents' loan requests.
Gallup survey reveals five happiest, healthiest states in the U.S. Susan Konig - Feb 19, 2018
The Gallup-Sharecare 2017 State of American Well-Being rankings were just released, revealing five of the happiest, healthiest states, and five which scored at the bottom of the list.
Senate kills four immigration bills in one day Rick Docksai - Feb 17, 2018
Four separate proposals on DACA came up for votes in the Senate Tuesday, and all fell short of the votes required to beat a filibuster.

Trump to announce more slashing of federal "red tape" Monday
President Trump will speak from the White House Monday about downsizing federal regulations and then meet with federal agency heads to go over their plans for de-regulating. Getting rid of "red tape" has been a recurring theme of his administration from the beginning.
By Tyler Henderson
Contributor
Feb 17, 2018

20 Amazing Quotes By President Obama

70 Absurd Things Trump Actually Said

The 20 Worst Political Scandals In History

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Trump will start off the new fiscal year Monday with a speech emphasizing his intent to hack away at federal regulations that he thinks are getting in the way of economic growth. Neomi Rao, administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, said that Trump will highlight the "benefit that reform can have for ordinary Americans" when he makes his speech.

De-regulation has been a consistent are of interest for Trump. In the first few days of his presidency, he signed an executive order for expediting environmental review of "high priority" infrastructure projects. And as part of his infrastructure plan rollout in August, he issued more orders to streamline the environmental permitting process and eliminate a requirement that federally funded projects be capable of withstanding the stronger storms that climate change may bring. Another Trump executive order requires federal agencies to eliminate two regulations for every new one that they enact.

According to Rao, the administration has so far imposed four new rules and eliminated 10. Trump referenced these earlier anti-regulation efforts in a speech to manufacturers Friday.

"We have taken unprecedented steps to remove job-killing regulations that sap the energy, creativity and dynamismfrom our country," he said. "We are cutting regulations at a pace that has never even been thought of before."

Rao did not specify if Trump will lay out any specific new anti-regulation measures in Monday's speech. But she said that he will meet afterward with the heads of 10 federal agencies to discuss their plans for targeting more regulations for elimination.