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Russia-Gate Spreads To Europe

Authored by Robert Parry via ConsortiumNews.com, Ever since the U.S. government dangled $160 million last December to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation, obscure academics and eager think tanks have been lining up for a shot at the loot, an unseemly rush to profit that is spreading the Russia-gate hysteria beyond the United States to Europe… British Prime […]

Who Killed President Kennedy And Why?

Via Oriental Review, In late October President Trump ordered that “the veil be lifted” from the investigation into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. More than 3,000 new, previously classified FBI, CIA, and Congressional documents were released to the public. A quick overview of the material shows that the bulk of it […]

Russia Warns It Will Retaliate Against American Media Next Week

It has been over a month since Russia and the US engaged in political tit-for-tat escalations, but that is about to change: after a recent crackdown by the U.S. government, which ordered state broadcaster RT to register as a foreign agent following accusations it interfered in last year’s presidential elections, and which saw Twitter ban […]

How The DPRK Riddle Is Freaking Out The US Establishment

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Saker blog, The 19th Party Congress has made it very clear that “socialism with Chinese characteristics” – as codified by President Xi Jinping – is China’s road map ahead. Not only does the strategy graphically eschew those much-lauded “Western values”; it will, in Xi’s own words, offer “a new […]

Senator Feinstein Demands Twitter Hand Over Wikileaks DMs

Shortly after representatives from Twitter, Google and Facebook agreed to testify before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee on Tuesday – and just days before the chief counsel from each firm is set to testify before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Intelligence committees – Wikileaks tweeted that a formal request had been sent from […]

Ayatollah Blasts Trump’s “Rants And Whoppers”, Says Iran Will “Shred” Deal If US Pulls Out

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – who famously waited three months before offering a tepid endorsement of the JCPOA – largely echoed the threats of other Iranian government officials when he said Wednesday that Iran would adhere to the terms of the deal if other world powers respected it, but would “shred it” if […]

Is The Aramco IPO On The Brink Of Collapse?

Authored by Nick Cunningham via OilPrice.com, In what could be a humiliating decision, Saudi Aramco is considering not staging an IPO next year as planned, due to the difficulty of pulling off an international listing. On Friday, the Financial Times reported that Aramco is weighing a different strategy: selling stakes in the company to private […]

Social Security Means-Testing Looms: “It’s Impossible Without A 50% Income Tax Hike”

Authored by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com, The projected total US debt will be $30 trillion within 10 years, using the CBO’s own numbers. But the CBO also makes the rosy assumptions that there will be no recessions and that GDP will grow at a 4% nominal rate. Now, that’s possible; I'm inclined to haircut it […]

Watch Live: Trump To De-Certifies Iran Deal, Ask Congress To Impose Sanctions “Trigger Points”

In what is set to be the least-surprising, and most-telegraphed event of the day (unless the president decides to do a press conference Q&A afterwards), Trump delivers his statement de-certfiying the Iran Deal and punting it to Congress… Live Fed: due to start at 1245ET… *  *  * Update (11:40 am ET): As expected, Trump […]

What Happens To Iran’s Oil Exports If Sanctions Are Renewed: Goldman Explains

President Trump is poised to announce over the coming days, that the landmark Iran nuclear agreement is no longer in the national interest of the United States. While the so-called “decertification” would not be the fatal blow to the Iran deal that Trump promised on the campaign trail, it would kick the issue back to […]