Russia Deploys Flagship Aircraft Carrier To Syria Coast

Russia's defence minister said Wednesday that Moscow was dispatching its flagship aircraft carrier to bolster its forces in the eastern Mediterranean off Syria. The Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier would be sent to join Russia's current naval deployment there, minister Sergei Shoigu said during a televised meeting.

New Report Proves What We Already Knew – The U.S. Economy Sucks

We're surprised it took this long, but it’s finally become mainstream thinking to acknowledge that the official unemployment rate is little more than nonsensical propaganda. As the emergence of massive populist movements on both the “right” and the “left” have demonstrated, something ain’t right in the U.S. economy, and everyday people get it.

US Officials Claim ISIS Attacked US, Iraqi Troops With Mustard Gas

Shortly after Russia's accusations that a US drone was coincidentally overhead when the UN convoy was struck, CNN reports that US officials are stating that ISIS is suspected of firing a shell with mustard agent that landed at the Qayarrah air base in Iraq Tuesday where US and Iraqi troops are operating. Luckily, no US troops were hurt or have displayed symptoms of exposure to mustard agent.  Unfortunately, for now, John Kerry has been unable to find any YouTube clips to confirm the chemical weapons usage.

Senate Approves Sale Of $1.15 Billion In Weapons To Saudi Arabia

The Senate backed a $1.15 billion arms sale to Saudi Arabia, even as Congress is preparing to override an expected presidential veto of a different bill allowing 9/11 victims’ families to sue the Saudi government. The Senate voted 71-27 to table, or kill, the resolution from Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) that would have blocked the $1.15 billion sale of Abrams tanks to Saudi Arabia, which the State Department approved last month

"The System Is Rigged, Racist" Don King Urges "Black People Need Donald Trump"

"Everybody counts," explained boxing promoter Don King to an African-American church, stating that "every white woman should cast their vote for Donald Trump." But then King took it to '11' as he raged "the system is corrupt; the system is rigged; the system is sexist; the system is racist," concluding that “we need Donald Trump to create a new system - especially black people.

Yellen Responds To Trump

"In order to insulate monetary policy from short-term political pressures and I can say, emphatically that partisan politics plays no role in our decisions about the appropriate stance of monetary policy....  We do not discuss politics at our meetings and we do not take politics into account in our decisions."

Fed Chickens Out: 3 Presidents Dissent As Fed "Decides To Wait For Further Evidence" Of Strengthening Before Hiking

With rate hike odds tumbling post-J-Hole thanks to Brainard (but up to 24% today), macro data deteriorating, European banks tumbling, and China money markets turmoiling, expectations were low for a 'surprise' rate hike today. And sure enough, they didn't...

  • *FED: DECIDED TO WAIT ‘FOR THE TIME BEING’ FOR MORE EVIDENCE
  • *FED SAYS GEORGE, MESTER, ROSENGREN DISSENTED IN FAVOR OF HIKE (most dissents sine Sept 2014)

No addition of "Risks are balanced" language and cuts the long-run growth rate for the US economy below 2% for the first time ever.

Mylan CEO Explains To Congress Why EpiPen Prices Rose 550% in 9 Years - Live Feed

Mylan chief executive Heather Bresch, the daughter of Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), has been called by The House Oversight Committee to explain why she has significantly increased the price of the EpiPen, an auto-injector used to treat severe allergic reactions, by over 550% in the last few years, due to "justified outrage from families and schools across the country struggling to afford." The committee claims it will " encourage greater competition in the EpiPen market by speeding FDA’s approval of generics." Grab your popcorn.