Obama Administration

Putin Tried To Warn Us About Syria Three Years Ago, But Nobody Listened

As Russia and the United States approach arguably the most dangerous crossroads in history - and as Western media continues to crucify Russia for its actions within Syria - a closer look at the rationale Putin used for intervening in the Syrian war paints a sane explanation of how we ended up at this juncture of a global conflict.

Clinton Campaign Chair Had Dinner With Top DOJ Official One Day After Hillary's Benghazi Hearing

In the latest revelation certain to reignite accusations of collusion between the Clinton campaign and the DOJ, among the recent batch of hacked emails released by Wikileaks, we learn that one day after Hillary Clinton's Benghazi tesimony last October, John Podesta, Hillary's campaign chairman met for dinner with a small group of well-connected friends, including top DOJ official Peter Kadzik.

Is Britain Destroying Its Military To Appease Enemies?

Elements of the British establishment in Whitehall think their own soldiers are "bad," and terrorists are "freedom fighters," according to General Lord Richards, former Chief of the Defence Staff and the UK's most senior military officer. Over several years these ministers, permanent secretaries, generals, admirals and air marshals have been swept aside in pursuit of a corrosive drive to discredit our troops. It is the first time in history that any government has turned on its own armed forces in such a way.

More Bad News For Philadelphia: Obamacare Premiums Set To Soar More Than 50%

When the Affordable Care Act open enrollment period begins next week customers will see some changes, including fewer choices and higher prices. In Pennsylvania, the number of insurers in the marketplace has gone from 13 to eight. But the worst fate is set to befall the city that famously booed Santa Claus, Philadelphia, where CBS reports that just two insurers are left and premiums are expected to rise 53%.

Frontrunning: October 24

  • The CEO Behind AT&T’s Huge Time Warner Deal (BBG)
  • AT&T-Time Warner deal sparks calls for scrutiny in Washington (Reuters)
  • Wall Street’s $40 Billion AT&T Pledge Offers Fees and Risks (BBG)
  • Bernie Sanders: Obama Administration “Should Kill” The AT&T-Time Warner Deal (Deadline)
  • Oil prices under pressure as Iraq resists joining output cut (Reuters)

Paul Volcker Explains Why The Fed Can't Raise Rates

"Our current debt may be manageable at a time of unprecedentedly low interest rates. But if we let our debt grow, and interest rates normalize, the interest burden alone would choke our budget and squeeze out other essential spending. There would be no room for the infrastructure programs and the defense rebuilding that today have wide support."