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Facebook Will Release 3000 Russia-Linked Election Ads To Congress

After Democratic lawmakers exploded with outrage following Facebook's revelation that it sold some $100,000 worth of political advertising to a Russia-linked organization during the presidential campaign, the social media behemoth has agreed to release some of the 3,000 suspect advertisements that appeared on its platform with Congressional investigators.

Let Catalonia Decide

"Some Catalans consider themselves Spanish and some don’t. Many Spaniards consider Catalonia part of Spain, while some don’t. But it’s clear that a significant number of Catalans feel politically conquered, and resent it. Why should they live under a Spanish government, when their history, culture, and language are not Spanish?... It’s a fair question, and one for which western democracies have no easy answer..."

Frontrunning: September 20

  • Fed Poised to Set Portfolio Reduction Plan in Motion (WSJ)
  • Dollar close to 2015 lows as conflicted Fed prepares policy update (WSJ)
  • The Risk of a New Economic Non-Order (El-Erian)
  • A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal (AP)
  • McConnell Won’t Promise Obamacare Repeal Vote as Foes Mobilize (BBG)

Paul Craig Roberts Exhorts "Whatever Happened To America?"

"When I was born, America was a nation. Today it is a diversity country in which various segments divided by race, gender, and sexual preference, preach hate toward other segments... America, the melting pot that produced a nation was destroyed by Identity Politics. Identity Politics divides a population into hate groups. This group hates that one and so on. In the US the most hated group is a southern white heterosexual male."

Trump's "Fiery" United Nations Speech: Full Transcript

"Major portions of the world are in conflict and some, in fact, are going to hell, but the powerful people in this room, under the guidance and auspices of the united nations, can solve many of these vicious and complex problems."

Trump Wants July 4th Military Parade Down Pennsylvania Avenue

"But I came back [from France] and one of my early calls was I think we're going to have to start looking at that ourselves.  So, we're actually thinking about 4th of July, Pennsylvania Avenue, having a really great parade to show our military strength."