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The Legacy Of Reagan's Civilian 'PsyOps'

"In more recent years, the wording of the program may have changed to more pleasing euphemisms. But the idea is the same: how you can use psyops, propaganda and disinformation to sell U.S. government policies abroad and at home."

"You Should Take The Fed At Their Word"

"We think they’re going to be... getting more worried about some of the negative consequences of QE, the fact that it encourages risk taking and may create some issues for the banks...”

A Look At US Government Shutdowns Since 1976

Since 1976, the federal government has experienced 18 funding gaps under the current budget process, although most did not result in a shutdown of operations and a furlough of non-essential employees... A shutdown in October would have to proceed for several weeks or more to have sizeable economic effects.

Eclipse Day Begins With S&P Futures Flat While Industrial Metals Soar

S&P500 futures, as well as Asian and European stocks, started off the week off unchanged after the S&P cash index fell to its lowest level in five weeks on Friday, with the "Bannon rally" fading on growing concerns about the US political situation, while tensions ratcheted up again as the US and South Korea began massive military drills