Fortune reports the the U.S. economy is growing more slowly than expected.
The government also reported that after-tax corporate profits fell at a 2.4% rate last quarter after increasing at an 8.1% pace in the first quarter. Weak profits could limit an anticipated rebound in business spending.
The nanny state taxes tobacco and soft drinks in an attempt to curb their use and then is surprised about the effect high taxes have on corporate profits.
Chuck Ross has a post over at The Daily Caller reporting that Condoleezza Rice confirms Colin Powell’s recollection of the email advice he gave Hillary Clinton at a 2009 dinner party. The party was gathering of former Secretaries of State at the Madeleine Albright’s home. Powell has complained that Clinton is trying to pin her sloppy practices on his advice.
Powell’s email practices were quite different than Clinton’s. He used an AOL account while Clinton paid a State Department employee under the table to manage her email system, which involved a personal account and a private server.
Powell also says he used the State Department’s classified system to send and receive emails with classified information. Clinton declined to use that system, even though she was provided with an account on it. Instead, she sent and received all of her emails from her personal, non-government BlackBerry.
Read the whole thing.
WaPo reports that the FBI has uncovered another 15,000 documents not previously disclosed by Hillary Clinton’s lawyers in the investigation of her private email server.
This week’s political news opens with the New York Post and the Daily Mail digging into Human Abedin’s (Hillary Clinton’s aide) personal history, including her connection to the radical Islamic publication Journal for Muslim Minority Affairs. Lee Stranahan has a good summary posted over at Breitbart.
Joe Biden flew to Serbia today. His welcome included a rally supporting Donald Trump. Gateway Pundit has video.
There’s no news yet concerning who in the Biden entourage had the “nuclear codes” or whether the Vice-President attempted to access them.
While speaking at a Hillary rally and making the point that Donald Trump couldn’t be trusted with the “nuclear codes,” Joe Biden pointed out the man in his entourage who was carrying them.
The families of two to the victims of the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack are suing Hillary Clinton alleging that her use of her private email server contributed to the wrongful deaths of their sons. They are also suing her for defamation based on her subsequent comments about the families.
NBC and Fox have put different spins on the story. Can you guess which spins which way?