"From now on, America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears –- inspired by the future, not bound by the failures of the past –- and guided by our vision, not blinded by our doubts. I am asking all citizens to embrace this Renewal of the American Spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big, and bold and daring things for our country."
In a note by Evercore ISI's Terry Haines and Ernie Tedeschi, the analyst duo pours cold water on Trumps' budget proposal before it has been even formalized and confidently predicts that "Trump budget not happening" adding that the most likely outcome is that "Congress will modestly hike defense and nondefense spending."
The main focus this week will be on President Trump's speech to Congress and Chair Yellen's speech which is the last before the blackout period. US durable goods, ISM, the BoC rate decision, EZ CPI, UK PMIs and a busy calendar in Australia & Scandinavia also coming up.
The 24-page formerly classified memo entitled 'Syria: Scenarios of Dramatic Political Change' presents "a number of possible scenarios that could lead to the ouster of President Assad or other dramatic change in Syria."
The Chicago public school system has decided to openly defy the president of the United States. More than 392,000 students attend public schools in Chicago, and on Tuesday a letter was sent home with each of those students telling their parents that Chicago schools will not “assist in the enforcement of federal civil immigration law”.
"The message of these exercises ... for world arrogance is not to do anything stupid," said General Mohammad Pakpour, head of the Guards’ ground forces. "The enemy should not be mistaken in its assessments, and it will receive a strong slap in the face if it does make such a mistake."
Stunt or not, acknowledging the power of the media in creating a pretext for war, and therefore putting a stop to the drums of war, is one of the first key marks of his success. The main problem continues to be the ongoing war with the US deep state, something that will not be going away anytime soon, and a campaign that may have entered a new stage against the Trump presidency.
Over a month after clashes erupted outside of a court where an Israel soldier was convicted of manslaughter for executing a wounded Palestinian assailant, an act caught on video which stunned media around the globe, the saga finally ended on Tuesday when he was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on Tuesday, far less than prosecutors requested, in one of the most divisive cases in Israel's history.