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Christopher Condon – Summers Warns of Financial-Crisis Risk From Trump Economic Plans

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers attacked the policy proposals of Donald Trump on several fronts, saying the president-elect’s plans for deregulation were setting the stage for the next financial crisis. “The deregulation in some areas like finance is hugely dangerous,” Summers said Sunday in an interview on Fox News Channel. “Who wants to go back to the era of predatory …

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Philip Bump – Has Obama elected more Republicans than any human being in history? Kind of.

“Barack Obama has elected more Republicans than any human being in the history of mankind,” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) asserted on Fox News on Wednesday night. And despite the hyperbole built into that, he might be right. Cruz was reacting to a litany of numbers offered by host Sean Hannity detailing the change in Democratic fortunes since 2009. More Republican governors, more senators …