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Frontrunning: February 9

  • Airlines, Airports to Meet President Amid Travel-Ban Uncertainty (WSJ)
  • Legal battle pits Trump's powers against his words (Reuters)
  • Trump’s Oval Office Tweets Force CEOs to Choose Fight or Flight (BBG)
  • Companies Plow Ahead With Moves to Mexico, Despite Trump’s Pressure (WSJ)
  • Trump’s Labor Pick Loves Burgers, Bikinis, and Free Markets (BBG)

What Is Trump's Approval Rating? It Depends On Who You Ask

While we would never be the ones to question the integrity of "independent" pollsters, how could we given the amazing job they did predicting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election, we're starting to grow a bit curious about the ever-widening gap in Trump's approval ratings between the various polling institutions.

Iranian Oil Will Not Be Stopped By Trump

Despite new sanctions by the Trump Administration and an escalating war of words regarding its ballistic missile program, Iran is continuing to push ahead with plans to maintain oil production at around 3.8 million bpd, the level agreed upon at the November OPEC meeting last year. In order to do so, Iran will need to attract billions in new investment, as its current production is based on aging fields and crumbling infrastructure.

US To Sell 10 Million Barrels Of Oil From Strategic Petroleum Reserve In February

Following a January announcement according to which the DOE planned to sell 8 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, and which some speculated was the reason for the big buildup in crude inventories in the past several weeks, today the U.S. Energy Department said it will sell 10 million barrels of oil from the government's emergency crude reserve in late February. 

Appeals Court Says It Won't Rule On Trump Ban Today

Those waiting (im)patiently for the US Appeals Court to rule on Trump's immigration executive order following last night's hearing, during which the justices said they could deliver their decision at any moment, can exhale because as Reuters just reported, the Appeals Court announced it won't issue a ruling on the Trump travel ban today.

16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won

We are in the midst of an epidemic of fake news. Since at least Donald Trump’s election, our media have been in the grip of an astonishing, self-inflicted crisis. Despite Trump’s constant railing against the American press, there is no greater enemy of the American media than the American media. They did this to themselves.