Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sunday roundup (05-28-2017)

Trump: 'Trip was a great success for America' (The Hill)

Trump Pushes Past Montenegro PM at NATO [May 25] (Youtube)

Trump's Trip Was a Catastrophe for U.S.-Europe Relations: Angela Merkel has served formal notice that she will lead the German wandering away from the American alliance. (The Atlantic)

Merkel Signals New Era for Europe as Trump Smashes Consensus (Bloomberg) Angela Merkel says Germany can no longer rely on Donald Trump's America: 'We Europeans must take our destiny into our own hands': German Chancellor says traditional western alliance threatened by new presidency and UK's Brexit (The Independent) Thanks to Trump, Germany says it can’t rely on the United States. What does that mean? (The Washington Post)

Macron says handshake with Trump 'wasn't innocent' (The Hill)

Trump tells confidants U.S. will quit Paris climate deal (Axios)

Trump's obsession over Russia probe deepens: But the president's senior aides say he has yet to decide on a strategy for confronting the crises. (Politico)

[Former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper on Kushner-Russia reports: My ‘warning light was clearly on’ (Politico) Former CIA Dir. On Jared Kushner Russia News: 'Is This A Prank?' (MSNBC)

Inside Trump's war on regulations: The push to block, rewrite and delay scores of Obama-era rules may be the administration's biggest untold success. (Politico)

Now we know how Hillary Clinton felt watching Trump’s inauguration speech (The Washington Post) What George W. Bush Really Thought of Donald Trump’s Inauguration [March 29] (New York)

May 2017: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 140 Institutions (Calculated Risk blog)

     The aim of this blog is to show (mostly from reports in mainstream respected news sources) that there is reason to believe that both the United States and the global economies remain fragile in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008 and that a number of threats exist today that could, if they worsened, bring about economic depression -- not just a minor depression, but a depression worse than the Great Depression. Key threats include excessive risk-taking by financial firms, unchecked by effective regulation; the continued existence of "too big to fail" institutions; and most especially, the amassing of levels of public and private debt which could become unsustainable.

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