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Biden Admin Disobeys Judge’s Order; Drags Feet on Oil, Gas Leases

(Bob Pepalis, The Center Square) The Biden administration is delaying lease sales of federal lands for oil and gas exploration even after a court order, the head of the Western Energy Alliance said. President Joe Biden banned oil and gas lease sales by directing the U.S. Department of the Interior to...

U.S. Government Plans to Default on Debt the Dishonest Way

(Mike Gleason, Money Metals News Service) Debt troubles in China and Washington, D.C. helped boost safe-haven demand for precious metals early this week. By Thursday, however, investors piled back into stocks and sold safe-havens again. As of this Friday recording, the gold price is essentially unchanged on the week to trade at...

Rubio Legislation Would Let Shareholders Sue Woke Corporations

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., on Thursday introduced legislation that would force corporate boards and managers to prove that their far-left social ideologies benefit shareholders, or else accept personal responsibility for harming their companies. The Mind Your Own Business Act would empower shareholders to sue corporate leaders for enacting social policies that...

$1 Trillion Coins Instead of More Federal Debt?!

Credit risk out of China and debt ceiling drama in Washington are driving precious metals markets this week. Gold and silver attracted some significant safe-haven buying as equity markets succumbed to selling. The storyline being trumpeted in the financial media is that a government shutdown and possible debt default loom in...

Jobless Claims Rise 351,000 in Surprise Jump

(Headline USA) The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week to 351,000, a sign that the Biden administration's and Congressional Democrats' policy prescriptions for stimulating the economy may be disrupting the job market's recovery. Thursday's report from the Labor Department showed that jobless claims...

Corruption at the Fed: Are America’s Money Masters Engaged in Self-Dealing?

(Jp Cortez, Sound Money Defense League) America’s central bankers are tasked with impartial oversight over aspects of the American economy. But could these individuals be making decisions on interest rates and bailout operations based on what is best for their own personal investment portfolios? After some embarrassing revelations regarding the trading activities...

Biden’s Economy is Worse than Global Economic Experts Expected

(Casey Harper, The Center Square) – A major international economic forecasting group has now lowered its optimism about a U.S. rebound from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Tuesday released its Economic Outlook, a “twice-yearly analysis of the major global economic trends and prospects for...

John Kerry’s Wife Has Millions of Dollars Invested in China

Climate change envoy John Kerry’s wife has millions of dollars in Chinese investments through her family’s trust, according to government documents. Kerry disclosed the investments in his latest filing with the Office of Government Ethics. The report shows his wife, Teresa Heinz, heiress of Heinz Ketchup, has holdings worth “at least...

New Ben & Jerry’s Flavor Supports ‘Defund the Police’ Activists

Ben & Jerry's on Monday released a new ice cream flavor called "Change is Brewing" in coordination with Movement 4 Black Lives and Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., who vehemently oppose funding for the police, the New York Post reported. The company will donate some proceeds from sales to "grassroots groups...

Audit Finds California Regularly Sends Pension Checks to Dead People

(Cole Lauterbach, The Center Square) An audit of the California Public Employees' Retirement System, America’s largest public pension fund, found regular payments to pensioners well after they died, so much so it’s challenging to get the money back. Around 1,800 CalPERS pensioners die every month, according to a June memorandum from the fund’s...

Media Attempt to Downplay Alarming New Inflation Report

(Brad Polumbo, Foundation for Economic Education) It’s no secret that the mainstream media has a left-leaning bias. So it’s not exactly surprising that when alarming new inflation data were released on Tuesday, many journalists and media outlets attempted to downplay the story. After all, rising concerns about inflation could hamper the federal...

Futures Market Speculators Crushed Again

(Clint Siegner, Money Metals News Service) The gold and silver futures markets were designed to increase volatility and discourage physical ownership of precious metals, as revealed in 1970s-era disclosures. The futures markets have also created opportunities for manipulation. Today, the corruption is on full display for anyone who cares to look...

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