Frontrunning: October 17

  • Bonds Selloff Spreads on Inflation Concern; Stocks Fall With Oil (BBG)
  • Trump charges U.S. election results being rigged 'at many polling places'  (Reuters)
  • CNN’s Stelter Blames Firebombing of NC Republican Office on Trump's 'Over Heated' Rhetoric (Newsbusters)
  • Britain, France seek EU condemnation of Russia over Syria (Reuters)
  • Inside the Secret Society of Wall Street's Top In-House Lawyers (BBG)
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Wars and rumors of wars are filling the headlines: Russian prep for nuclear war, US accuses Russia of cyberwar and vows retaliation, US military overthrow of Assad, US proxy war with Iran in Yemen, Breakdown in South-Pacific alliances, Pentagon video of dystopian future.

Russia Slams "Unprecedented, Insolent" US Cyber Threats, Vows Retaliation

Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said today that "The threats directed against Moscow and our state's leadership are unprecedented because they are voiced at the level of the US vice president. To the backdrop of this aggressive, unpredictable line, we must take measures to protect (our) interests, to hedge risks."

Is The US On The Verge Of Mass Race Riots?

Ferguson, Baltimore, Ferguson (again), Milwaukee, Charlotte. Much has been made by the media of the recent riots that have taken place across America. Which begs the question: Are these riots passing occurrences or, like a series of smaller seismic events, a forewarning of much larger mass civil unrest to come? For the answers, we take a quick trip back in time.

Donald Trump Uncensored: This Is America's "Moment Of Reckoning"

"There is nothing that the political establishment will not do; no lie they will not tell, to hold their prestige and power at your expense... For those who control the levers of power in Washington and for the global special interests, our campaign represents a true existential threat... this election will determine whether or not we, the people, reclaim control over our government."

Noam Chomsky Explains How He Was Banned From Mainstream Media

"...a society that operates in a way where propaganda is not only emanating from the major media but it gets into our schools, the kind of courses are taught, the content of the history, is a society that’s not going to be mobilized for its own survival, much less the survival of other countries whose dictators we have for decades supported to oppress their people..."

Frontrunning: October 12

  • UK's May offers lawmakers scrutiny of Brexit process, no Article 50 vote (Reuters)
  • For or Against Trump, GOP Fears Intensifying Civil War If He Loses (BBG)
  • Podesta: 'Reasonable Belief' WikiLeaks Tipped Off Trump Campaign (BBG)
  • Obama says Trump's comments on women disqualifying (Reuters)
  • Samsung slashes third quarter profit estimate by a third after pulling plug on Note 7 (Reuters)