Financial News Blurb 9/17/2019

9.17.19 - Gold Steady as Markets Await Fedspeak

Gold last traded at $1,513 an ounce. Silver at $18.14 an ounce.

NEWS SUMMARY: Precious metal prices rose Tuesday on safe-haven buying ahead of Fed statement. U.S. stocks fell for a second straight day as the Federal Reserve kicked off a two-day monetary policy meeting.

Sanders: Chinese Leaders Have Done More Than Anyone to Address Poverty

Presidential Candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in an interview heaped praise on the Chinese leadership and said he believed the US could have a positive relationship due to "they have done more to address poverty in the history of civilization."

Bernie Sanders recently criticized the Chinese government and their authoritarian rule with the people of Hong Kong.

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Red Flag Laws Raising Red Flags

A threat assessment hearing is being held for a Colorado teen who went target shooting with his mother and their legally owned guns. A high school in Loveland says the teen can't go back to school until the hearing concludes.

Nate Evans posted a video of a day with his mom shooting at the range, only to have a report filed with the Loveland Police Department. According to  rallyforyourrights.com, Mom showed the video to the police department, although the police department found nothing wrong with their activities, the school disagreed.

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Ilan Omar Affair Renews Calls for Ethics Investigation

Illhan OmarIllhan Omar courtesy of Fibonacci Blue Rep Ilan Omar's (D-MN) recent appearance in divorce papers filed by Dr. Beth Mynette, stating the US representative had an affair with her husband in April, is renewing calls for an ethics investigation. 

Tom Fitton, of Judicial Watch: " It looks like on the surface, she used campaign finance funds to benefit her paramour."

During her tenure, the representative has been the center of many scandals, including allegedly marrying her brother to help him obtain a green card and fined for campaign finance violations.

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