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Opinion columnist at @washingtonpost. Previously econ reporter/moonlighting theater critic at @nytimes.

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Catherine Rampell
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trump cancels some sanctions aimed at north korea contradicting treasury dept
Trump cancels some sanctions aimed at North Korea, contradicting Treasury Dept. https://t.co/eEg8gRv2js
Catherine Rampell
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every policy moore evaluates both fiscal and monetary he appears to do through the lens of what is best for re
Every policy Moore evaluates -- both fiscal and monetary -- he appears to do through the lens of what is best for Republicans, not what is best for the economy. One way to explain why he was a deficit and inflation hawk under Obama, and a deficit and inflation dove under Trump. https://t.co/IiBN2JK7jp
Catherine Rampell
crampell
none of this bodes well for preservation of central bank independence if moore gets a fed seat moore often sca
None of this bodes well for preservation of central bank independence if Moore gets a Fed seat.
Moore often scaremongers about the risk of turning into Venezuela; but putting politicians or their political minions in charge of the printing press is the swiftest way to get there.
Catherine Rampell
crampell
not only that moore has urged trump to fire everyone at the fed for raising interest rates
Not only that: Moore has urged Trump to fire *everyone* at the Fed for raising interest rates. https://t.co/BfCFjqiExJ
Catherine Rampell
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moore has also explicitly urged trump to fire fed chair powell for not doing trump s bidding on interest rates
Moore has also explicitly urged Trump to "fire" Fed chair Powell for not doing Trump's bidding on interest rates. https://t.co/YgU3PGVU0k
Catherine Rampell
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one time when i was on cnn with him he claimed the volcker rule required setting interest rates according to c
One time when I was on CNN with him, he claimed the "Volcker Rule " required setting interest rates according to commodity prices. That is...not what the Volcker Rule is. Watching this clip, starting around 07:59:https://t.co/fibswJ2Yy9
Catherine Rampell
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when pressed about what deflation he sees right now moore points to commodity prices including soybeans whose
When pressed about what "deflation" he sees right now, Moore points to commodity prices (including soybeans, whose prices plummeted because China stopped buying them thanks to the trade war).
Catherine Rampell
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funnily enough when we did have deflation during the depths of the financial crisis he argued for tighter mone
Funnily enough, when we DID have deflation -- during the depths of the financial crisis -- he argued for tighter monetary policy, suggesting that the Fed was about to stoke hyperinflation.
Of course, a Democrat was in the White House then.https://t.co/osuYfChdAQ
Catherine Rampell
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trump reportedly wants to put stephen moore on the fed which moore says should loosen monetary policy because
Trump reportedly wants to put Stephen Moore on the Fed, which Moore says should loosen monetary policy because the Fed policy is causing "deflation." We do NOT actually have deflation right now.
Catherine Rampell
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trump wants to make socialism a boogeyman in the hopes of confusing and freaking out the public the gop has be
Trump wants to make “socialism” a boogeyman, in the hopes of confusing and freaking out the public.
The GOP has been using this scare tactic for at least six decades, and at some point it may backfire. https://t.co/anxZtD3Yd0

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Catherine Rampell
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bread linestelevised cabinet flattery sessionscentrally planned economic industrial policy under republican le
Bread lines...televised Cabinet flattery sessions...centrally-planned economic industrial policy: Under Republican leadership, the US is turning into Republicans’ scariest 30-year-old Soviet fever dreams.

https://t.co/exJpcI3p6N
Catherine Rampell
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if you re not disgusted enough read this on how arpaio s office botched 400 sex crime cases many involving kid
If you're not disgusted enough: read this on how Arpaio's office botched 400 sex-crime cases, many involving kids https://t.co/w03j8ab6XF
Catherine Rampell
crampell
gop stole a scotus seat from obama took away filibuster so that they could push through a pick without 60 vote
GOP stole a SCOTUS seat from Obama; took away filibuster so that they could push through a pick without 60 votes; arranged for a sham FBI investigation when their pick was credibly accused of sexual assault; mocked the victim; and now can’t fathom why people might be upset https://t.co/OnuW4NFvRm
Catherine Rampell
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trump got feds to build him helipad at maralago and town of palm beach to permit use of helicopter there on co
Trump got feds to build him helipad at Maralago, and town of Palm Beach to permit use of helicopter there on condition it's used for official presidential business only.
Been used twice, both times by private business helicopter with corporate Trump logo. https://t.co/um3S5KKlYb
Catherine Rampell
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william barrs son in law just landed a job advising trump on legal issues
William Barr’s Son-in-Law Just Landed a Job Advising Trump on “Legal Issues” https://t.co/J5Oxk0gAgr
Catherine Rampell
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arkansas added medicaid work requirements reporting is online only not by phone mail office also state has low
Arkansas added Medicaid work requirements.
Reporting is online-only, not by phone, mail, office.
Also, state has lowest home internet access in the country.
And the website *shuts down every day at 9pm.*
No surprise that 12k kicked off Medicaid so far https://t.co/eQgWrG2BGS
Catherine Rampell
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i ran trump s qualifications through the points based immigration system he endorsed he would not get a green
I ran Trump's qualifications through the points-based immigration system he endorsed. He would not get a green card https://t.co/1ZPniOmfIU
Catherine Rampell
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awful thanks to the shutdown 2500 retailers around the country are unable to take any form of food stamps beca
Awful. Thanks to the shutdown, 2,500 retailers around the country are unable to take any form of food stamps because they need to renew their EBT debit card licenses and can’t.
https://t.co/uW4VMxyeS1
Catherine Rampell
crampell
feb 2016 trump on syrian children i can look in their faces and say you can t come i ll look them in the face
Feb 2016, Trump on Syrian children: "I can look in their faces and say 'You can't come.' I'll look them in the face" https://t.co/nwly3O6iZN
Catherine Rampell
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a national leader threatening retribution against those who practice political satire what would you say if yo
A national leader threatening “retribution” against those who practice political satire. What would you say if you saw this in any other country? https://t.co/XjpzDN16Yy
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