Political Discord

Trump’s August Approval Ratings Tumble

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Longer-term trends show that President Donald Trump’s approval ratings continue to slide. In August, the president’s approval rating slipped to 42% from 43% in July. Fifty-seven percent disapproved of his job performance in August, compared to no changes from July.

Hookworm, a Disease of Extreme Poverty, Thrives in Alabama

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People testing positive for hookworm, an intestinal parasite that is only found in areas of extreme poverty, is thriving in the United States, the wealthiest country in the world. While hookworm, or Necator americanus, is a tropical disease that is often associated with the developing world of sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, it is currently rampant (more…)

Republicans Divided As Trump Rescinds Obama’s DACA Program

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Trump Calls on Congress to Replace Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program The Donald Trump administration confirmed on Tuesday morning that it plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which was introduced five years ago by former President Barack Obama.

America Fades in Global Popularity as China Rises

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When it came to global goodwill, it was always a fight between the U.S. and Russia. But those days appear to be over—not because the U.S. is running away with the popularity contest, but because China is now in the running as the most favored world power.

Political Discord in DC Damaging Values of U.S. Dollar

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Political discord in Washington is causing the U.S. dollar to lose its value as economists question the likelihood that the Trump administration will be able to pass any tax form-related legislation. And it could get worse; this is also generating uncertainty on the stock market, which could put an end to the bull market.