Tag Archives: political

How Trump’s political drama could hurt the economy

President Trump speaks at a rally on June 21 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. – Scott Olson/Getty Images Uncertainty. That’s got to be how you would describe the feeling coming out of Washington these days. There is plenty of policy uncertainty: health care legislation, tax reform, the debt ceiling. There is also political uncertainty: congressional investigations, special prosecutors, lawsuits, even calls for impeachment. ... Read More »

Hillary Clinton Launches New Political Group Supporting Trump ‘Resistance’

Hillary Clinton is wading back into politics. After hiking in the woods, attending Broadway shows and making a series of increasingly frank public statements on her election loss to Republican Donald Trump, the former Democratic presidential candidate officially launched her new political group Monday afternoon. Onward Together, whose name and logo are a nod to her campaign’s “Stronger Together” slogan, ... Read More »

Global political jitters are creeping up in the markets

Jung Yeon-Je | AFP | Getty Images People watch a television news showing file footage of a North Korean missile launch, at a railway station in Seoul on April 5, 2017. Investors are hunkering down in bonds, fearful that events such as North Korea tensions, the French election and strained Russian-American relations could turn out badly. Treasurys and gold rose ... Read More »

Samsung raided in political corruption probe

South Korean prosecutors have raided the offices of Samsung Electronics as part of a probe into the political scandal around President Park Geun-hye. The prosecutors are investigating allegations that Samsung gave money to the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, a close friend of the president. Ms Choi is accused of using their friendship to interfere in politics and solicit business donations. ... Read More »

The Guardian view on the Irish election: economic pain for no political gain

The voters don’t do gratitude, self-pitying politicians are wont to moan. For technocratic admirers of Dublin’s outgoing Fine Gael/Labour coalition, the Irish election of 2016 has proved the point. In 2011, a near-bankrupt and recently bailed-out republic turned to Enda Kenny as a new broom, and his government enjoyed a record majority. Five years on, the economy is growing at ... Read More »