Iran

Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court To Restore Travel Ban

"We have asked the Supreme Court to hear this important case and are confident that President Trump’s executive order is well within his lawful authority to keep the nation safe and protect our communities from terrorism," Justice Department spokeswoman Sarah Isgur Flores said in a statement.

Frontrunning: June 1

  • Trump Expected to Withdraw From Climate Deal Today (WSJ)
  • Saudi-Russia detente heralds new oil order (Reuters)
  • Uber Posts $708 Million Loss as Finance Head Leaves (WSJ)
  • Fearing Trump's next move, liberals urge Supreme Court conservative Kennedy to stay (Reuters)
  • Trump, after House panel subpoenas, backs efforts to probe Obama administration (Reuters)
  • Trump ‘Self-Help’ Infrastructure Plan Irks State, Local Leaders (BBG)

Did Trump Spark The Breakup Of 'The West' Last Week?

"The European half of Trump’s trip should be taken as a fire-bell-in-the-night warning: Shape up, Europe, or you may find yourselves on your own when it comes to the defense of your continent. For we Americans have had about enough."

Economists Puzzled By Unexpected Plunge In Saudi Foreign Reserves

Saudi Arabia's reserves inexplicably tumbled below $500 billion in April for the first time since 2011 even after accounting for the first ever Islamic bond sale, fueling speculation it’s triggered by capital flight and the costs of the kingdom’s war in Yemen.

Iran's Shockingly Honest Reaction To Trump's Visit To Saudi Arabia

"We have seen it all before. The Saudis are spending billions on arms which they don’t have the capacity to absorb...The Shah, too, spent billions of dollars buying arms from America, he too had capacity problems. We had 65,000 Americans in Iran, most of them in the armed forces. But then came the revolution and the weapons were used against him and his regime."

Why Bother?

"The best strategy for dealing with crazies is to keep your distance."