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18-Year-Old German-Iranian Is Behind Munich "Shooting Rampage" Which Killed 10 Including Gunman

After another day of tragedy and drama, where the police had earlier suggested that as many as three gunmen were behind a deadly shooting in a shopping center in Munich, Germany moments ago the local police reported that the gunman was in fact a lone 18-year-old of German and Iranian origin who is believed to have carried out the "shooting rampage" on his own, killing at least nine people before later apparently killing himself.

Hillary Clinton Picks Tim Kaine For Vice President

Moments ago the worst kept secret in Washington was confirmed when Hillary Clinton announced on Twitter she has picked Virginia senator Tim Kaine as her running mate in an attempt to bolster her support among blue-collar workers and maximize votes from US Latinos dismayed by Donald Trump.

Boehner On Ted Cruz: "Lucifer Is Back"

Back on April 28, we learned that John Boehner is not a fan of Ted Cruz. At all. So much so that he called Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and a "miserable son of a bitch." Overnight, the former House Speaker, a stalwart of the old GOP establishment, chimed in again in the aftermath of the Cruz fiasco and summed up his reaction to Cruz's controversial RNC speech in three words, according to a former aide: "Lucifer is back."

Cleveland Cops Demand Emergency Suspension Of 'Open Carry' Ahead Of RNC

"An AR-15, a shotgun, multiple handguns. It's irresponsible of those folks -- especially right now -- to be coming downtown with open carry AR's or anything else. I couldn't care less if it's legal or not. We are constitutional law enforcement, we love the Constitution, support it and defend it, but you can't go into a crowded theater and scream fire. And that's exactly what they're doing by bringing those guns down there."

US Futures Rebound Sharply From Friday's Coup Fears, Focus Shifts To M&A

Having panciked briefly on Friday night on news of a Turkish coup, which has since not only failed but been cast away as speculation rises that it was staged and designed to give Erdogan even more authoritarian power, markets have moved on and are now focusing on the main overnight event which was the surprising $32 billion bid by Japan's SoftBank for U.K.’s semiconductor giant ARM which has sent comparable semis higher in European trading and pushing the Stoxx Europe 600 Index up by 0.6%, after surging 3.2% last week. After sliding sharply on Friday, US equity futures are up 0.1% in early trading.

Trump Narrows Clinton's Lead But Latest Polls Show Voters "Hate Them Both"

The last few weeks have seen Hillary Clinton's lead over Donald Trump reduced notably from over 8pts to below 3pts as her poll numbers tumbled post-Comey. While variance (discussed here) across the polls remains yuuge, Clinton remains the clear winner among African-Americans and younger Americans while Trump leads among whites and men; but as one pollster noted with regard the unfavorables, "Let me summarize the poll into four little words: 'They hate them both'."

ISIS Takes Responsibility For Nice Attack, Warns "Crusader States" Not Safe

Despite claims that the Nice truck attacker was a radicalized Islamist, close friends of Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel say it "just doesn't add up" noting "he ate pork, he drank alcohol, he hit his wife," the mainstream media narrative that he was an ISIS jihadi were 'confirmed' today. As WSJ reports, Islamic State on Saturday claimed responsibility for the deadly attack, saying the assault was a response to calls by the extremist group to target those nations allied against it, adding that so-called "Crusader states" weren’t safe from its fighters in a news bulletin broadcast over its Al Bayan radio station.

More Questions Emerge About Skewed Hillary Polls

One glimpse at the massive variance between the last two days polls in swing states suggests something very odd is going on. Simply put, given the post-Email-gate disapproval ratings, Pro-Hillary Clinton polls simply don't make sense... "The American public is far more pissed off than even you’d like to admit. Part of the reason you refuse to admit it is that this reality is truly terrifying."

Email-Gate Blowback: Trump Takes Lead Over Clinton In 3 Key Swing States

With the majority of Americans disapproving of FBI Director Comey's (and implicitly Loretta Lynch's) decision to let Hillary off, it is perhaps not surprising that in the first major poll following the email-gate debacle, Donald Trump has taken the lead in three key swing states and narrowed Clinton's lead overall to just 3 points. As one analyst noted, "while there is no definite link between Clinton's [drop and the DoJ decision] she has lost ground to Trump on questions which measure moral standards and honesty."

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.

Hillary's Lead Over Trump Shrinks To Just 3% As Two-Thirds Of Voters Find Her "Dishonest And Untrustworthy"

Following yesterday's report that a majority of Americans disapprove of FBI director Comey's decision on Hillary Clinton, it is perhaps not surprising that the Democrat's lead over Donald Trump has shrunk substantially in the latest NBC poll, and is now leading the presumptive Republican candidate by just three points after several days of "controversy" following FBI Director James Comey's recommendation that no criminal charges be brought against the former secretary of state over her use of a private email server.

The Strange Gaps In Hillary Clinton's Email Traffic

The media has spent a lot of time parsing through the Clinton emails that already have been released - compiling lists, looking for specific names or discussion of particular issues. But they ought to pay more attention to the holes. Bob Woodward has declared that Hillary Clinton’s email scandal “reminds me of the Nixon tapes.” He’s right. In that case and here, it’s not what’s in the record that’s most troubling. It’s what’s not there.

Frontrunning: July 11

  • Global stocks rise as markets anticipate stimulus (Reuters)
  • Global Stocks Buoyed by Rally in Japan (WSJ)
  • Andrea Leadsom Pulls Out of Conservative Party Leadership Race (WSJ)
  • More protesters arrested, police say Dallas sniper plotted bigger assault (Reuters)
  • Voters Add to Election Turmoil by Threatening to Jump Party Lines (WSJ)