Rick Newman

Columnist, Yahoo Finance; book author
    Nov 15, 2019
    Elizabeth Warren unshackles herself from 'Medicare for all'

    Elizabeth Warren has committed herself to a huge, government-run health plan that would eliminate private insurance, even though voters don’t like the cost or the tradeoffs. But the presidential contender has now rolled out a “transition” to…

    Elizabeth Warren has committed herself to a huge, government-run health plan that would eliminate private insurance, even though voters don’t like the cost or the tradeoffs. But the presidential contender has now rolled out a “transition” to…

    Elizabeth Warren has committed herself to a huge, government-run health plan that would eliminate private insurance, even though voters don’t like the cost or the tradeoffs. But the presidential contender has now rolled out a “transition” to…

    Nov 15, 2019
    This week in Trumponomics: 22 glaring lies

    President Trump this week gave a high-profile address on the economy that was filled with fiction. It’s just one speech of many, but it’s also a preview of the claims Trump will be making during the next 12 months as he tries to persuade voters to…

    President Trump this week gave a high-profile address on the economy that was filled with fiction. It’s just one speech of many, but it’s also a preview of the claims Trump will be making during the next 12 months as he tries to persuade voters to…

    President Trump this week gave a high-profile address on the economy that was filled with fiction. It’s just one speech of many, but it’s also a preview of the claims Trump will be making during the next 12 months as he tries to persuade voters to…

    Nov 14, 2019
    There’s a tiny opening for Deval Patrick, the latest Democrat running for president

    Most voters want to see the sprawling menu of Democratic presidential candidates shrink, not grow. But that hasn’t stopped former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick from joining the overcrowded race. Patrick, 63, is a lawyer and former executive at…

    Most voters want to see the sprawling menu of Democratic presidential candidates shrink, not grow. But that hasn’t stopped former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick from joining the overcrowded race. Patrick, 63, is a lawyer and former executive at…

    Most voters want to see the sprawling menu of Democratic presidential candidates shrink, not grow. But that hasn’t stopped former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick from joining the overcrowded race. Patrick, 63, is a lawyer and former executive at…

    Nov 12, 2019
    Why Elizabeth Warren is triggering billionaires

    If you’re following Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, you’re watching the most diabolically clever display of populism since Donald Trump ran for president in 2016. Trump trounced a dozen seasoned competitors by finding a way to connect with…

    If you’re following Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, you’re watching the most diabolically clever display of populism since Donald Trump ran for president in 2016. Trump trounced a dozen seasoned competitors by finding a way to connect with…

    If you’re following Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, you’re watching the most diabolically clever display of populism since Donald Trump ran for president in 2016. Trump trounced a dozen seasoned competitors by finding a way to connect with…

    Nov 12, 2019
    Trump’s 'phase one' trade deal with China is a phantom

    On Oct. 11, President Trump announced a “phase one” trade deal with China. A month later, it looks more like a phase zero deal. There is, in fact, no trade deal with China. Trump’s negotiators haven’t even agreed among themselves what they want from…

    On Oct. 11, President Trump announced a “phase one” trade deal with China. A month later, it looks more like a phase zero deal. There is, in fact, no trade deal with China. Trump’s negotiators haven’t even agreed among themselves what they want from…

    On Oct. 11, President Trump announced a “phase one” trade deal with China. A month later, it looks more like a phase zero deal. There is, in fact, no trade deal with China. Trump’s negotiators haven’t even agreed among themselves what they want from…

    Nov 12, 2019
    The biggest myth of the Trump economy

    President Trump gave a big-deal speech on the economy in New York on Nov. 12 that was as much fiction as fact. Trump overplayed the health of the economy, said his daughter Ivanka created 14 million jobs, vastly overstated income gains on his watch…

    President Trump gave a big-deal speech on the economy in New York on Nov. 12 that was as much fiction as fact. Trump overplayed the health of the economy, said his daughter Ivanka created 14 million jobs, vastly overstated income gains on his watch…

    President Trump gave a big-deal speech on the economy in New York on Nov. 12 that was as much fiction as fact. Trump overplayed the health of the economy, said his daughter Ivanka created 14 million jobs, vastly overstated income gains on his watch…

    Nov 8, 2019
    This week in Trumponomics: Impeachment bites

    Impeachment proceedings start in earnest next week, when the House of Representatives will hold its first public hearings into misdeeds by President Trump. This is something that doesn’t happen very often. Markets have been shrugging off the…

    Impeachment proceedings start in earnest next week, when the House of Representatives will hold its first public hearings into misdeeds by President Trump. This is something that doesn’t happen very often. Markets have been shrugging off the…

    Impeachment proceedings start in earnest next week, when the House of Representatives will hold its first public hearings into misdeeds by President Trump. This is something that doesn’t happen very often. Markets have been shrugging off the…

    Nov 8, 2019
    Bloomberg can help Democrats, but not by running

    There’s already a well-known 70-something centrist running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Michael Bloomberg evidently feels there needs to be another. Bloomberg, 77, is reportedly ready to join the already crowded Democratic presidential…

    There’s already a well-known 70-something centrist running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Michael Bloomberg evidently feels there needs to be another. Bloomberg, 77, is reportedly ready to join the already crowded Democratic presidential…

    There’s already a well-known 70-something centrist running for the Democratic presidential nomination. Michael Bloomberg evidently feels there needs to be another. Bloomberg, 77, is reportedly ready to join the already crowded Democratic presidential…

    Nov 7, 2019
    Biden is winning the Democrats’ war for the middle class

    You, middle America, are the battlefield for the top Democrats chasing the 2020 presidential nomination. All major Democratic candidates want to reverse Trump administration policies such as cutting taxes on businesses and the wealthy and trying to…

    You, middle America, are the battlefield for the top Democrats chasing the 2020 presidential nomination. All major Democratic candidates want to reverse Trump administration policies such as cutting taxes on businesses and the wealthy and trying to…

    You, middle America, are the battlefield for the top Democrats chasing the 2020 presidential nomination. All major Democratic candidates want to reverse Trump administration policies such as cutting taxes on businesses and the wealthy and trying to…

    Nov 6, 2019
    Calm down about Elizabeth Warren wrecking the stock market

    Wall Street is alarmed at the prospect of President Elizabeth Warren. As the Massachusetts senator rises in the polls, famed investors such as Leon Cooperman and Paul Tudor Jones have been warning that stocks would fall 25% or more if she becomes the…

    Wall Street is alarmed at the prospect of President Elizabeth Warren. As the Massachusetts senator rises in the polls, famed investors such as Leon Cooperman and Paul Tudor Jones have been warning that stocks would fall 25% or more if she becomes the…

    Wall Street is alarmed at the prospect of President Elizabeth Warren. As the Massachusetts senator rises in the polls, famed investors such as Leon Cooperman and Paul Tudor Jones have been warning that stocks would fall 25% or more if she becomes the…

    Nov 5, 2019
    The middle class should pay for Elizabeth Warren’s freebies

    Do you expect valuable stuff for free? If you do, you’re Elizabeth Warren’s sucker. The Massachusetts senator is basing her presidential campaign on massive new benefits for the middle class, paid for by somebody else. Her juiciest offering is “free”…

    Do you expect valuable stuff for free? If you do, you’re Elizabeth Warren’s sucker. The Massachusetts senator is basing her presidential campaign on massive new benefits for the middle class, paid for by somebody else. Her juiciest offering is “free”…

    Do you expect valuable stuff for free? If you do, you’re Elizabeth Warren’s sucker. The Massachusetts senator is basing her presidential campaign on massive new benefits for the middle class, paid for by somebody else. Her juiciest offering is “free”…

    Oct 30, 2019
    The Trump tax-cut stimulus has disappeared

    President Trump believes debunked conspiracy theories about Ukrainian malfeasance in the 2016 U.S. election. That has contributed to an impeachment inquiry against him. Turns out Trump favors bogus economic theories, too. Two years ago, Trump…

    President Trump believes debunked conspiracy theories about Ukrainian malfeasance in the 2016 U.S. election. That has contributed to an impeachment inquiry against him. Turns out Trump favors bogus economic theories, too. Two years ago, Trump…

    President Trump believes debunked conspiracy theories about Ukrainian malfeasance in the 2016 U.S. election. That has contributed to an impeachment inquiry against him. Turns out Trump favors bogus economic theories, too. Two years ago, Trump…

    Oct 29, 2019
    How Trump is risking his most important voters

    Democrats hope to win the White House in 2020 by flipping suburban women who voted for Trump in 2016. But they may be overlooking another key constituency: the farm and factory vote. Farmers and factory workers helped put Trump over the top in 2016…

    Democrats hope to win the White House in 2020 by flipping suburban women who voted for Trump in 2016. But they may be overlooking another key constituency: the farm and factory vote. Farmers and factory workers helped put Trump over the top in 2016…

    Democrats hope to win the White House in 2020 by flipping suburban women who voted for Trump in 2016. But they may be overlooking another key constituency: the farm and factory vote. Farmers and factory workers helped put Trump over the top in 2016…

    Oct 28, 2019
    The Democratic plan for a 42% national sales tax

    If you’re a Democrat who supports “Medicare for All,” pick your poison. You can ruin your political career and immolate your party by imposing a ruinous new sales tax, a gargantuan income tax hike or a surtax on corporate income that would wreck…

    If you’re a Democrat who supports “Medicare for All,” pick your poison. You can ruin your political career and immolate your party by imposing a ruinous new sales tax, a gargantuan income tax hike or a surtax on corporate income that would wreck…

    If you’re a Democrat who supports “Medicare for All,” pick your poison. You can ruin your political career and immolate your party by imposing a ruinous new sales tax, a gargantuan income tax hike or a surtax on corporate income that would wreck…

    Oct 28, 2019
    There’s one Republican presidential contender with a climate plan

    Virtually every Democrat running for president has a plan to deal with climate change and global warming. President Trump? Nothing. Trump has one competitor, however, who says what most Republicans won’t. “This environmental and climate change stuff…

    Virtually every Democrat running for president has a plan to deal with climate change and global warming. President Trump? Nothing. Trump has one competitor, however, who says what most Republicans won’t. “This environmental and climate change stuff…

    Virtually every Democrat running for president has a plan to deal with climate change and global warming. President Trump? Nothing. Trump has one competitor, however, who says what most Republicans won’t. “This environmental and climate change stuff…

    Oct 25, 2019
    This week in Trumponomics: Trump quiets down

    Here’s one collateral benefit of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump: He’s got far less time to hector the Federal Reserve, send stocks on trade-war gyrations or attack companies that are otherwise chugging along nicely. Trump’s…

    Here’s one collateral benefit of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump: He’s got far less time to hector the Federal Reserve, send stocks on trade-war gyrations or attack companies that are otherwise chugging along nicely. Trump’s…

    Here’s one collateral benefit of the impeachment proceedings against President Trump: He’s got far less time to hector the Federal Reserve, send stocks on trade-war gyrations or attack companies that are otherwise chugging along nicely. Trump’s…

    Oct 24, 2019
    Why this Republican wants to boot Trump from office

    William Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts who’s now running for president, thinks impeaching President Trump and booting him from office would be an important safeguard against future autocrats. “I hope the Republicans are going…

    William Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts who’s now running for president, thinks impeaching President Trump and booting him from office would be an important safeguard against future autocrats. “I hope the Republicans are going…

    William Weld, the former Republican governor of Massachusetts who’s now running for president, thinks impeaching President Trump and booting him from office would be an important safeguard against future autocrats. “I hope the Republicans are going…

    Oct 24, 2019
    The staggering cost of Elizabeth Warren’s plans: $4.2 trillion per year

    Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. Some of those plans are expensive. With Warren emerging as a front-runner in the Democratic presidential contest, Yahoo Finance tallied the cost of her plans. Altogether, the Massachusetts senator’s agenda…

    Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. Some of those plans are expensive. With Warren emerging as a front-runner in the Democratic presidential contest, Yahoo Finance tallied the cost of her plans. Altogether, the Massachusetts senator’s agenda…

    Elizabeth Warren has a plan for everything. Some of those plans are expensive. With Warren emerging as a front-runner in the Democratic presidential contest, Yahoo Finance tallied the cost of her plans. Altogether, the Massachusetts senator’s agenda…

    Oct 23, 2019
    How Buttigieg could trump Biden

    Democrats don’t like their presidential candidates. Joe Biden, 76, is too flubby, while Elizabeth Warren, 70, and Bernie Sanders, 78, are too unsettling. And all three front-runners are old-timers. This could be a breakout moment for Pete Buttigieg,…

    Democrats don’t like their presidential candidates. Joe Biden, 76, is too flubby, while Elizabeth Warren, 70, and Bernie Sanders, 78, are too unsettling. And all three front-runners are old-timers. This could be a breakout moment for Pete Buttigieg,…

    Democrats don’t like their presidential candidates. Joe Biden, 76, is too flubby, while Elizabeth Warren, 70, and Bernie Sanders, 78, are too unsettling. And all three front-runners are old-timers. This could be a breakout moment for Pete Buttigieg,…

    Oct 22, 2019
    The best Democrats are the ones who are losing

    Pragmatic Democrats are grinding their teeth over the direction the presidential primary election is going. Among the leading candidates are the geriatric bumbler Joe Biden, the radical scold Elizabeth Warren, and the cranky socialist Bernie Sanders.…

    Pragmatic Democrats are grinding their teeth over the direction the presidential primary election is going. Among the leading candidates are the geriatric bumbler Joe Biden, the radical scold Elizabeth Warren, and the cranky socialist Bernie Sanders.…

    Pragmatic Democrats are grinding their teeth over the direction the presidential primary election is going. Among the leading candidates are the geriatric bumbler Joe Biden, the radical scold Elizabeth Warren, and the cranky socialist Bernie Sanders.…