Earlier this month in “GOP Leaders, Tech Execs Plot Against Trump At Secret NeoCon Island Meeting,” we discussed the American Enterprise Institute’s annual World Forum, a secretive event held on Sea Island, Georgia. At this year’s gathering the main topic, according to Huff Post, was “how to stop Trump.” Thanks to FEC filings out Sunday we discover still more evidence that conspiracies to stop The Donald are proliferating.
An Illinois college has reversed its position and will allow students to pass out copies of the U.S Constitution on campus. Under the old policies, students were threatened with arrest if they passed out the founding documents on the campus of the College of DuPage.
"I am going to be loyal to Ted Cruz, and I will stick with him until I see if there’s no hope. And if there’s no hope for Ted getting in, as I understand it I can pledge my votes to somebody else, and I would hope Ted would understand."
The Trump campaign is not a hostile takeover of the Republican Party. It is a rebellion of shareholders who are voting to throw out the corporate officers and board of directors that ran the company into the ground. Only the company here is our country.
Another day, another criminal Fed employee admits to being just that.
Several decades ago, Saul Bellow wrote this: "For the first time in history, the human species as a whole has gone into politics. Everyone is in the act, and there is no telling what may come of it." At this point, however, we can say what has come of it: failure. Politics has failed to deliver on nearly every promise it has made since the 1960s, and we think it’s time to hold it to account.
Today at 11:00, President Obama will announce Merrick Garland as his nominee for the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of revered Justice Antonin Scalia.
Today Janet Yellen and the FOMC will go back to square one and try to reset global expectations unleashed by the ill-fated December rate "policy mistake" hike, when at 2pm the Fed will announce assessment of the economy, even if not rate hike is expected today. Just like in December the Fed will be forced to telegraph that it is hiking rates as a signal of a strengthening US, and global, economy where "risks are balanced" and hope that the subsequent global reaction will not be a rerun of what happened in January and February when confusion about the Fed's intentions led to a global market rout.
So far in 2016, Oklahoma has seen six quakes of magnitude-4.0 or higher, including a 5.1. The largest earthquake ever recorded in Oklahoma was in November 2011, a magnitude-5.7 and is believed to be the largest quake induced by fluid injection in the U.S., and is likely one of the largest induced quakes ever. USGS has taken notice - "The more small quakes you have, the higher the chances for a larger quake to occur."
Was that it for the great February/March bear market rally?
Trump may have proven remarkably adept at whipping certain sectors of the electorate into a veritable frenzy, but he himself will tell you that he’s no politician. In fact, he prides himself on being "outside the political fold," so to speak. He may know quite a few tricks in the boardroom, but he doesn’t know all of the tricks of the political trade, and as Bloomberg outlines, he could still have the nomination “stolen” from him, if the party pulls out all of the stops.
Despite the stern protests of such legal luminaries as Cruz and Rubio, Clinton and Sanders, Romney and MSNBC, that "clearly" trump was guilty of inciting violence at his rallies, moments ago BuzzFeed reported that Sheriff’s officials in North Carolina said that Donald Trump will not face charges for possibly inciting riot-like conditions at a rally where one of his supporters punched a protester.
What the politicians and the media and the cringing, pandering intellectuals of this country aren’t figuring is what happens when the political crisis of the moment is amped up by the financial and economic train wreck that is certain to come before the fall elections. The nation has already gone mad with the internal contradictions of its own beliefs. The next step will be when it literally goes to war with itself.
Amid the maelstrom of Sunday's political show machinations over Trump's rallies, one awkward fact remains - The Donald's lead increases. The latest NBC/Marist polls show Trump 'swamping' Rubio in his home state of Florida (43% to 21%), a solid lead in Illinois (34% to Cruz's 25%), and is closing the gap on Kasich in Ohio (33% to Kasich's 39%). However, as Reuters reports, despite the growing social unrest, The Donald shows no sign of toning down his rhetoric, theatening to send his supporters to the campaign rallies of "Communist friend" Bernie Sanders and hammering Kasich's "Ohio recovery" narrative.