Russia Wants To Monitor "Rigged" US Presidential Elections

In what can only be described as an epic attempt to troll both Obama and Hillary, and an apparent move to embarrass the United States over Trump's claims of that the upcoming presidential election will be "rigged", Russia has asked to send monitors to US polling stations for the Nov. 8 vote, according to reports by Russian media.

'Megadrought' Looms In American Southwest, NASA Warns

A megadrought lasting decades is 99 percent certain to hit the region this century, said scientists from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies. "Historically, megadroughts were extremely rare phenomena occurring only once or twice per millennium," the report states. "According to our analysis of modeled responses to increased GHGs, these events could become commonplace if climate change goes unabated."

Global Stocks, Futures Jump On Strong China Inflation; Oil Rises Above $51

One day after a slump in Chinese trade sparked a global market selloff on concerns the world's second biggest economy had once again hit a downward inflection point, overnight China surprised once again, this time to the upside when the latest inflationary data printed hotter than expected, sending European and Asian stocks higher and pushing the yen lower after China’s producer price index rose for the first time since March 2012.

All The Ways You Can Comply (& Still Die) During An Encounter With Police

Sad, isn’t it, how quickly we have gone from a nation of laws - where the least among us had just as much right to be treated with dignity and respect as the next person (in principle, at least) - to a nation of law enforcers (revenue collectors with weapons) who treat us all like suspects and criminals?

Judge Denies Attempt To Block Transfer Of Internet Oversight

An Obama-appointed federal judge ruled Friday that the transfer of internet domain systems oversight to an international governing body can move forward, overruling opposition from several state attorneys general and lawmakers.

Frontrunning: September 23

  • Futures slip after three-day rally as oil dips (Reuters)
  • Charlotte protests diminish early on Friday as family views video (Reuters)
  • Undecided Voters Are Proving a Tough Sell for Clinton and Trump (BBG)
  • Facebook Overestimated Key Video Metric For Two Years (WSJ)
  • Trump received $1.6 million from Secret Service (Politico)