Fox News

Frontrunning: July 20

  • Trump Goes on Offense as Republicans Try to Move Past Missteps (BBG)
  • Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees (Reuters)
  • Behind the scenes, Ryan touts his agenda in Cleveland, not Trump's (Reuters)
  • U.S. Set to Seize $1 Billion in Assets Tied to Malaysian Fund 1MDB (WSJ)
  • 21st Century Fox Negotiating Exit of Fox News Chief Roger Ailes (WSJ)

Obama Administration Explains Its Own "Plagiarism" Was Merely "Inspiration"

With the 'p' word being lobbed around by Republican and Democrat today as Melania and Michelle battled to the death over who is the plagiarizer-est, we are reminded that it wasn't too long ago that the media turned a blind eye when President Barack Obama was busted plagiarizing from Deval Patrick... and today The White House press secretary explained "Obama didn't plagiarize... he was 'inspired by'" the former Massachusetts Governor.

"A Gift From God" - Erdogan Arrests 6,000 In Historic "Systemic Purge", Incirlik Airbase Commander Detained

Moments ago, a Turkish government official said the commander of the critical Incirlik airbase, used by U.S.-led coalition jets to conduct bombing runs against the Islamic State, has been arrested.  Meanwhile, Erdogan's "counter-coup" this time with the implicit blessing of all western powers, is picking up speed as some 6,000 people have been detained in a government crackdown on alleged coup plotters and government opponents.

How The World Reacted To The Nice Bastille Day Massacre

From shock to solidarity and from aggressive reality checks to passive toothless solutions, the world's leaders responded in many different ways to the horrific attack last night in Nice, France. However, it is one seasoned veteran trader's response that is perhaps most poignant. However, it is French PM Valls who has stirred up the most angst by exclaiming "Ignore the hysteria, Europe can live with terror."

Frontrunning: July 14

  • BoE surprises markets by keeping rates on hold, signals August move (Reuters)
  • Bank of England Signals August Stimulus as Rate Kept at 0.5% (BBG)
  • JPMorgan results boost futures, but BoE move trims gains (Reuters)
  • Bernanke Floated Japan Perpetual Debt Idea to Abe Aide Honda (BBG)
  • Oil bounces after big losses but glut persists (Reuters)

Capitol Lockdown Lifted

Earlier today the US Capitol was on lockdown, with the all clear given just a few minutes later. Now, it's time for the second such event of the day, when according to media reports there has been a nearby shooting prompting a police presence on location, just as US lawmakers prepares to leave for 7 week recess on Thursday, one day earlier than expected.

Deadly Dallas Standoff Ends After Final Suspect Dies From Explosion; Five Policemen Killed

UPDATE 1: We learned just moments via ABC News that the suspect in Thursday nights deadly Dallas shooting did not die from a self-inflicted gun shot wound but rather by bomb detonation.

Police described Thursday night's ambush as carefully planned and executed and had taken three people, including a woman, into custody before a fourth died from what Dallas-based media said was a self-inflicted gunshot after a standoff that extended into Friday morning. A fourth suspect exchanged gunfire with police in a tense, hours-long standoff with police overnight, but that confrontation ended early Friday morning when he reportedly shot himself.

Comey Forced To Admit Hillary's FBI Testimony "Wasn't Under Oath Or Recorded"

During testimony before Congress on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey stated that the FBI’s interview with presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not under oath or recorded, but was careful to point out for all the paeons listening that it still would be a crime to lie to the FBI.

Frontrunning: July 7

  • Global stocks and sterling bounce after Brexit bashing (Reuters)
  • FBI director to face Republican fire over Clinton email probe (Reuters)
  • UK's Hammond says Article 50 a decision for government, not parliament (Reuters)
  • GOP Puts Pressure on Clinton, FBI After Lynch Closes Email Probe (WSJ)
  • Gold’s Most Accurate Forecaster Says Prices May Go to $1,425 (BBG)
  • Central Banks Put Squeeze on Sovereign-Debt Market (WSJ)

Read This If You Still Think Political Polls Mean Anything

Polls, to put it plainly, are propaganda - and have been for decades - but one particular election handily evidences this, and offers chilling insight into this year’s presidential race: the 1980 election between incumbent President Jimmy Carter and challenger Ronald Reagan.

Nigel Farage Batters Obama: "He Came To Britain And Behaved Disgracefully"

"Well ultimately let me say this, Vladimir Putin behaved in a more statesmanlike manner than President Obama did in this referendum campaign. Obama came to Britain and I think behaved disgracefully, telling us we'd be at the back of the queue. Treating us, America's strongest, oldest ally, in this extraordinary way. Vladimir Putin maintained his silence throughout the whole campaign."