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Frontrunning: August 14

  • Korea tensions ease slightly as U.S. officials play down war risks (Reuters)
  • Pence Plays Down Trump Threat on Venezuela (WSJ)
  • Trump Pressed to Reject White Nationalist Groups (WSJ)
  • Charlottesville, and the World, Take Stock of Violent Episode (NYT)
  • Car Attack Suspect Had Shown Troubling Behavior (NYT)

The Globalist Agenda Is Being Met: "To Collapse The United States Internally And Attack It Externally"

"War is right around the corner, and the globalist agenda is being met: to collapse the United States internally and attack it externally.  I stand by my prior statements regarding the latter: The next world war will be initiated by an EMP (Electromagnetic Pulse) weapon detonated over the continental U.S., followed by a nuclear exchange and an attack by conventional forces."

Senate Republicans Defy Trump, Will Work With Democrats On Stabilizing Obamacare

In the first tangible sign of GOP defiance of Donald Trump in the Senate, Lamar Alexander, head of the Senate Health Committee, announced Tuesday that he would work with Democrats to "stabilize and strengthen" the individual insurance market under Obamacare, even as Trump threatens to end "bailouts" for insurers.

'Narratives' Are Not 'Truths'

"The American polity is not thriving. It has been incrementally failing to meet its needs for quite a while now... It is drunk on the untruths it tells itself in the service of playing games to avoid meeting its real needs. Narratives are not truths."

Global Stocks Rise On "Growth Optimism", Ignore Political Turmoil; Dollar, Oil Creep Higher

S&P futures rose 0.1% on the last trading day of the month, trailing European and Asian markets boosted by China's July Mfg. PMI, which despite declining from from 51.7 to 51.4, and missing expecations  of 51.5, saw the construction index rise to its highest level since December 13, sending Chinese iron ore futures surging and the European commodity sector broadly higher.