S&P futures extended their Wednesday decline, dropping in the overnight session with banking shares in focus ahead of results from JPMorgan and Citigroup. European stocks likewise retreated along with the dollar, while Asian shares were mixed.
"The Secretary General and I had a productive discussion about what more NATO could do in the fight against terrorism. I complained about that a long time ago and they made a change. And now they do fight terrorism. I said it was obsolete. It's no longer obsolete."
Take a moment to consider the Neocon camp's over-reaction to the inchoate challenge to its dominance posed by the Trump administration. What does their frantic over-reaction and full-court press by the media signal about their grasp on history and power?
"I'm hearing from sources on the ground in the Middle East... intimately familiar with the intel that is available, that the essential narrative that we’re all hearing... is a sham... The intelligence confirms pretty much the account that the Russians have been giving..."
The Trump administration should make President Obama's troubled health tax work instead of letting it fail, after Republicans tried and failed to repeal and replace Obamacare, according to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation.
The WSJ provides two new pieces of incremental information : i) in addition to Michael Flynn, at least one more member of the Trump transition team was "unmasked" in intelligence reports due to multiple foreign conversations that weren't related to Russia; and ii) Rice wasn't the administration official who instigated Mr. Flynn’s unmasking, suggesting there is at least one more high-level official giving "unmasking" orders.
What was lost in all of today's conflicting narratives is that it was an almost identical alleged chemical attack by Assad in 2013 that got the Obama administration involved in the Syria proxy war in the first place; the motive behind today's attack is hardly any different.
"On this program tonight, we will not insult your intelligence by pretending [it's legitimate]... Nor will we aid and abet the people trying to misinform you, the American people, by creating a diversion. Not going to do it."