What effect has Brexit had on the UK economy?

“GDP would be 3.6% smaller, average real wages would be lower, inflation higher, sterling weaker, house prices would be hit and public borrowing would rise compared with a vote to remain.” He was assuming Article 50, the process by which the UK leaves, would be triggered immediately after the vote; in the event, it was nine months later. But the warning stands. Project Fear? Well, the economy hasn’t contracted, and the level of unemployment is actually the lowest on record. But that’s not to say that the economy’s path hasn’t deviated from what had earlier been expected. Of course, there are other issues that will have influenced our economy’s path – but the anticipation of the UK leaving the EU …

What Donald Trump’s giant White House golf simulator says about him

(CNN)Within the last few weeks, President Donald Trump had a room-sized golf simulator installed in his personal quarters at the White House, according to The Washington Post. Presidents have a lot on their minds. And they can’t just duck out to play a quick 18 holes on a whim. If swinging a club in a gold simulator helps them think, more power to them!

How 1MDB finally caught up with Najib Razak

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (CNN)On Tuesday, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak will appear in court — facing years in prison if convicted on corruption charges which seemed impossible less than a year ago. What is 1MDB? Political son Malaysia 1MDB scandal: Former PM arrested Scoops and scandal In early 2015, journalists from the Sarawak Report and Wall Street Journal began reporting that millions of dollars had been siphoned off the fund after allegedly securing a series of leaked documents. At first it seemed like the scandal might spell the end of Najib, as opponents — and even some within his party — demanded an investigation and called for him to resign. Behind the scenes, there were efforts to smother the …

4 Dolphins Have Now Died At A Marine Park In The Middle Of The Desert

Animal rights advocates took aim at Dolphinaris as well, saying that putting dolphins in pools on tribal land in the desert was tantamount to animal cruelty. Dolphinaris Arizona said it will close temporarily beginning Friday as a panel of experts investigates potential factors in the dolphin deaths. Two of the facility’s four remaining dolphins are being returned to Dolphin Quest, a company that loans dolphins to attractions, while the other two will be moved to another licensed facility while Dolphinaris Arizona is being evaluated. However, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said it’s aware of the latest dolphin death and is “working on the next course of action.” It declined to elaborate. AP Photo/Matt York …

Ozzy Osbourne out of ICU, recovering from flu complications

“He’s doing great. He’s out of the ICU, he’s doing good, he’s breathing on his own,” Ozzy’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, announced on “The Talk” on Tuesday. Ozzy, 70, has been plagued with medical issues recently. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Last month, the Black Sabbath frontman postponed several tour dates in the US and Europe after developing a severe upper respiratory infection. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Democrats are drowning out Trump’s tweets

(CNN)Democrats finally have a bully pulpit of their own: the House of Representatives. Democrats have used their newfound power in the House to focus on investigations surrounding Trump, while forcing policy discussions on health care, climate change and gun control. As a result, the media and the public are talking about these issues instead of constantly responding to every provocation that comes from the President. Sign up for our new newsletter. Join us on Twitter and Facebook But the challenges do not eclipse the successes Democrats have enjoyed in the past week. The conversation in Washington has shifted to issues that are favorable to Democrats. They have also done so much to drown out Trump’s Twitter feed. If Democrats can …

Nearly 100 children dead from Ebola in DRC as crisis worsens

(CNN)Nearly 100 children have died since the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo started last year — and the crisis is gathering pace, with the number of new cases doubling last month, according to charity Save the Children. The current outbreak in Congois the second-deadliest and second-largest in history, topped only by one in West Africa in 2014, when the disease killed more than 11,000 people, according to the World Health Organization. In total, Congo has seen 806 cases, since August, the country’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday. Of those cases, 745 are confirmed and 61 are probable. There have been 505 cases resulting in death. “We are at a crossroads. If we don’t take urgent steps …

New Mexico abortion bill called ‘most extreme in the nation’

OB/GYN: ‘ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO KILL A BABY’ IN 3RD TRIMESTER “This bill is a Trojan horse backed by the national abortion lobby in order to establish abortion as a human right by removing so-called ‘religious refusals’ and turn every hospital, clinic and doctor’s office into an abortion clinic or referral center,” Elisa Martinez, executive director of New Mexico Alliance for Life, told Fox News. Rep. Joanne Ferrary, a Democrat and co-sponsor of the bill, said it “simply removes an antiquated law that criminalizes health care.” CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP But opponents of the bill argue that beyond making abortion legal all nine months of pregnancy, it also forces medical professionals to perform abortions against their will. Original Article : …

Duck Dynasty Star Makes Bonkers Claim: You Dont Need Health Care, Just Jesus

Instead of medicine, he said, people just need more Jesus: Robertson took exception to Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) backing a “Medicare for all” plan to create a single-payer system for health care.  It’s given to me by God. Eternal health care,” he said.  “But people get sick on Earth in human form,” he said. “The temporary reprieve is not worth it. I’m telling her, I have eternal health care and it’s free. Doctors can give you a little temporary reprieve, but they cannot save you from physical death. The doctors who treat you, they die, too.” “But you’re not dismissing that we need, people need health care, right?” Cavuto asked.  Robertson is 72; he did not address the other 22 …

Verdict of Trumps second periodic physical exam: president in very good health

“Over the course of approximately four hours, I performed and supervised the evaluation with a panel of 11 different board-certified specialists. He did not undergo any procedures requiring sedation or anesthesia,” Conley said. “While the reports and recommendations are being finalized, I am happy to announce the president of the United States is in very good health and I anticipate he will remain so for the duration of his presidency, and beyond,” Conley said. It wasn’t immediately clear when a full report on Trump’s exam would be released. Trump’s 2018 examination occurred with much greater fanfare and public attention. His physician at the time, Dr. Ronny Jackson, was peppered with multiple questions by media members about the president’s physical and …

Schultz says he’s looking to give back as a ‘public servant’

Washington (CNN)Former coffee mogul Howard Schultz inched closer toward an independent presidential bid on Thursday, delivering a speech in which he said he’s looking to give back as “a public servant.” Schultz ran through a slew of policy areas, generally hitting what he described as the “far left” and “far right” position on each rather than offering his own specific alternatives. He went after both the left and right for their respective positions on immigration and on health care, saying that neither government-run health care or repealing Obamacare qualified as a “viable solution.” “Neither side, extreme left, extreme right, has offered and developed any kind of credible plan to reduce costs by increasing competition or requiring more transparency on prices …