Tess Torelli

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

Senators were optimistic they had the votes to end the government shutdown Monday after leaving meetings more confident about a compromise deal to allow Congress to pass a short-term funding bill. The chamber advanced a stopgap bill on Monday afternoon to keep the government open through Feb. 8 by a comfortable 81-18 margin. Final passage […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

Trump has faced relatively few roadblocks on the path to getting his judicial nominees confirmed. Not only does his party hold a majority in the Senate, but Senate Democrats have little recourse to hold up nominees they find objectionable. In 2013, majority Senate Democrats made a change allowing most presidential nominees to advance to a […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

This collapse of trust was driven mainly by an increased lack of faith in government, which fell 14 points to 33 percent among the general population, and slumped 30 points to 33 percent among the informed public. The remaining institutions of business, media and NGOs also experienced declines between 10 and 20 points. In the […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

Bitcoin and other major digital currencies dropped sharply Monday morning. Bitcoin briefly tumbled to a low near $10,376 on Coinbase around 9 a.m. ET, marking a loss of more than 11 percent over the last 24 hours. Bitcoin traded near $10,720 as of 9:24 a.m. ET, on Coinbase, the leading U.S. marketplace for buying and […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

“When you encourage folks and you have willing people that are dedicated, look at what you can do. Look at Uber, look at what they did. Look at the unlikely candidate — Apple, they were not in the phone business, they changed phones forever. “The same thing could happen to folks that were always left […]

Tess Torelli January 22, 2018

Venezuela — rife with double-digit inflation, civil strife and signs of imminent economic collapse everywhere — has seen the future, and it’s in cryptocurrency. Now, it just has to convince elements of its own citizenry, as well as the rest of the world. Earlier this month, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the government plans to […]