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Frontrunning: January 27

  • Mexico Dispute Could Overshadow May’s Free-Trade Message (BBG)
  • NATO, Russia and trade top the agenda for Trump talks with Britain's May (Reuters)
  • Trump's plan for import tax worsens crisis with Mexico (Reuters)
  • Nafta’s U.S. Impact is Modest (WSJ)
  • Republicans Are Making Little Progress on Their Obamacare Repeal Strategy (BBG)

Former CNN Reporter: "CNN Is All About One Thing... And It's Not Journalism"

"Ted Turner wrote in 2004, CNN 'puts journalism first'... Consider how far CNN departed from this model in the last election... Even though CNN has many able journalists prepared to report stories, its programs were dominated by pundits... All this was about one thing, and it’s not better journalism. It’s bigger profits."

Alex Jones' InfoWars Offered White House Credentials

"Here’s the deal, I know I get White House credentials, we’ve already been offered them, we’re going to get them, but I’ve just got to spend the money to send somebody there. I want to make sure it’s even worth it. I don’t want to just sit there up there like ‘m in the media, look our people are there.’"

Frontrunning: January 26

  • Trump heads to Philly to charm congressional Republicans (Politico)
  • Trump Set to Lay Out Plans for Safe Zones Inside Syria (WSJ)
  • Trump Wants to Build a Wall. Finding Workers Won’t Be Easy (BBG)
  • Sanctuary cities face huge cuts by Trump policy (Reuters)
  • Trump Faces Criticism Over Prospect of Enhanced Interrogation Techniques (WSJ)
  • U.K. Commons to Complete Article 50 Bill Debate in Two Weeks (BBG)

America's Putin Derangement Syndrome

Last week as Trump was preparing to take office, New York Times declared "the big winner" of the change in US presidents was Vladimir Putin. So how did he do it? The answer is not by blackmailing Trump, hacking the DNC, or any other such nonsense put out by disappointed Clintonites. Rather, Putin prevailed through a combination of skill and luck. He played his cards well, and had the good fortune of having an opponent who played his own hand extremely poorly - Russia won because America lost.

US Financial Markets - Alarm Bells Are Ringing

If any unexpected fundamental news should emerge that throw doubt on the beliefs so widely held by market participants of late, a sizable surge in market volatility is likely to ensue.

US Government Caught Massively Fabricating Student Loan Default Data

Many more students have defaulted on their college loans than the U.S. government previously revealed. This stunning admission came last Friday, when the Education Department released a memo revealing that it had overstated student loan repayment rates at most colleges and trade schools. The explanation? the problem resulted from a "technical programming error."