Republicans storm ultra-secure “SCIF,” some with cell phones blazing [Update]
Oct24

Republicans storm ultra-secure “SCIF,” some with cell phones blazing [Update]

Enlarge / The US House of Representatives. (credit: Wally Gobetz / Flickr) On Wednesday, Republican lawmakers committed a major breach of security guidelines when they carried cell phones as they tried to force their way into a secure room where a closed-door impeachment hearing with a Defense Department official was taking place. At least one House member, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, got inside the Sensitive Compartmented Information...

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A Republican Raid, NASA's Venus Plans, and More News

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

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Why Republicans Storming a SCIF Puts National Security at Risk

House Republicans barged into a secure facility uninvited Wednesday, creating a host of problems in the process.

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3 Major Signs That Precede the Fall of World Reserve Currencies
Oct24

3 Major Signs That Precede the Fall of World Reserve Currencies

The story of reserve currencies is long and stretches far back into ancient times. As modern history shows, however, the average lifespan of fiat reserve assets is just around 100 years. This means that even the U.S. dollar’s period of dominance is probably nearing its end very soon, statistically speaking. But it’s not mere guesswork, as there are distinct patterns that emerge prior to the fall of any world reserve...

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Germany’s Financial Crisis Invokes 5-Year Rent Freeze
Oct24

Germany’s Financial Crisis Invokes 5-Year Rent Freeze

All eyes are on the German economy which was once perceived as stable and strong. However, the financial state of affairs has been tumultuous and Berlin’s state cabinet recently agreed to a five-year rent freeze to help curb the rising housing costs in the country. Moreover, Bundesbank just published a monthly report that explains how Germany’s economic output is in a deep slump and the country’s monetary system has...

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