Podesta Part 21: Wikileaks Releases Another 1,400 Emails; Total Is Now 35,594

With just days to go until the November 8 presidential election, the final countdown is now on, and Wikileaks continues its ongoing Podesta dump by unveiling another 1400+ emails in the latest Part 21 of its Podesta release, bringing the total emails released so far to exactly 35,594, leaving just 30% of the total dump left to go.

Q3 GDP Jumps 2.9% On Rise In Inventory And Exports, Offset By Weak Consumption And Investment

For once it appears that the Atlanta Fed, with its 2.1% Q3 GDP nowcast was overly pessimistic, and moments ago the BEA reported that in the third quarter, US GDP increased at an annual rate of 2.9%  according to the first "advance" estimate released up more than double from the Q2 real GDP of 1.4%, and beating Wall Street consensus of a 2.6% rise in the quarter.

In "Shocking Defeat" For Prosecutors, Anti-Government Militant Leader Ammon Bundy And Six Followers Acquited

A federal court jury delivered a shocking verdict on Thursday by acquitting anti-government militant leader Ammon Bundy and six followers of conspiracy charges from their role in the armed takeover of a wildlife center in Oregon earlier this year. The outcome marked a "stinging defeat" for federal prosecutors in a trial the defendants sought to turn into a pulpit for airing their opposition to U.S. government.

Frontrunning: October 28

  • European Stocks Fall on Earnings as Bond Rout Eases; Metals Rise (BBG)
  • Wall Street’s Frantic Push to Hire Coders (BBG)
  • In Germany, Syrians find mosques too conservative (Reuters)
  • Oregon militants acquitted of conspiracy in wildlife refuge seizure (Reuters)
  • Some Cities Want Their Immigrants to Vote (BBG)
  • Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too (BBG)

Secretary Of State Joe Biden?

Hillary Clinton is considering tapping Vice President Joe Biden as secretary of State should she win in November. "He'd be great, and they are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins," a source familiar with the transition team’s plans told Politico.

Global Stocks Drop On Poor Earnings, Bond "Bloodbath" Ahead Of US Q3 GDP

S&P futures and Asian stocks were little changed while European shares fell as the global bonds sell-off deepened on speculation major central banks are moving closer to reining in stimulus, while stocks retreated after disappointing results from companies including Amazon.com and AB InBev.

Pound Tumbles After UK Government Wins Brexit Suit In Northern Ireland Court

Moments ago sterling did what it has been doing so well these past few months, it tumbled by as much as 50 pips after a Northern Irish judge rejected a pair of challenges to the Brexit process, removing at least one obstacle to Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to begin severing ties with the European Union by the end of March. 

Remember When The Media Sold Us The Iraq WMD Lies? It's Happening Again

Ever since the Arab Spring, the Obama administration has beat the war drums against Russia by pushing for more U.S. presence in Syria via official and unofficial means. And like what happened prior to the Iraq war, the U.S. government — and the Fourth Estate — are working tirelessly to sell the public on yet another unjustified war. Luckily, Americans aren’t as gullible in 2016 as they were in 2003, as many now keep up with the news by seeking more independent channels. But will the next administration bother to ask us our opinion before launching into another war?

GDP - A Grossly Defective Product

There have only been TWO previous points in history where real economic growth was below 2% at the time of the first quarterly rate hike – 1948 and 1980. In 1948, the recession occurred ONE-quarter later and THREE-quarters following the first hike in 1980. But then again, if you can just keep changing the data calculation to goal seek a better economic picture, then surely that is enough. Right? Might want to ask those 100 million on government welfare what they think.

The Mayor Of London: "My Side" Versus Reality

Taken as a whole, Mayor Khan's presentation to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs on "The Breakdown of Social Integration – The Challenge of Our Age," seemed to ignore unpleasant facts which suggest that there is more incompatibility of values than he is willing to admit -- in the interest of pushing an immigration agenda favored by his "side." Mayor Khan's presentation seemed designed to pacify Westerners and enable the spread of the rule of Islam.

Paul Craig Roberts Explains "What's At Stake In The Election"

"If the American people are really so unbelievably stupid that they think lewd remarks about women are more important than avoiding nuclear war, the American people are too stupid to exist. They will deserve the mushroom clouds that will wipe them and everyone else off the face of the earth."

Let Crude Crash: US Oil Producers Are Hedging At Levels Not Seen Since 2007

Short positions in WTI futures contracts held by producers or merchants totaled more than 540,000 contracts as of October 2016, the most since 2007. Banks have tightened lending standards as crude oil prices declined, and some banks require producers to hedge against future price risk as a condition for lending. As a result, an oil crash may be just the windfall domestic shale producers need.

Trigger-Free Trick-Or-Treat Guide To Halloween Costumes

"It's Halloween and that can only mean one thing... people who wear offensive costumes are literally Hitler." This Halloween, don't be Hitler and have a trigger-free trick-or-treat by following the advice of Lauren and Faith from Rebel Media...