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  1. Reuters reports that “Trump says he will announce Iran nuclear deal decision on Tuesday at 2pm ET (1800 GMT)”.

    I make that 6:00 am Wednesday New Zealand time.

  2. Patzcuaro

     /  May 8, 2018

    Trump’s disapproval rating breaks through 52% level to sit at 51.9%, its lowest level in a year. The gap between approval and disapproval is -7.7% also the lowest level in a year.

  3. PartisanZ

     /  May 8, 2018

    In a new book, ‘The Vanishing Middle Class: Prejudice and Power in a Dual Economy’, Peter Temin, Professor Emeritus of Economics at MIT, draws a portrait of the new reality in a way that is frighteningly, indelibly clear: America is not one country anymore. It is becoming two, each with vastly different resources, expectations, and fates …

    In one of these countries live members of what Temin calls the “FTE sector” (named for finance, technology, and electronics, the industries which largely support its growth). These are the 20 percent of Americans who enjoy college educations, have good jobs, and sleep soundly …

    The FTE citizens rarely visit the country where the other 80 percent of Americans live: the low-wage sector. Here, the world of possibility is shrinking, often dramatically. People are burdened with debt and anxious about their insecure jobs if they have a job at all.”