Leadsom: I’m not a plotter

Cabinet minister Andrea Leadsom insists she is not involved in any plot against the prime minister but says the planned Brexit deal could be improved.

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The Empire Keeps Proving Assange Right About Everything

Guest Post by Caitlin Johnstone WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been charged under seal by the Trump administration. This has been revealed by a purportedly accidental copy-paste error in an unrelated court document which used Assange’s name, interestingly not long after it was reported to the Wall Street Journal that federal prosecutors “have considered publicly … Continue reading “The Empire Keeps Proving Assange Right About Everything”

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Trump Denies US Will Extradite Gulen To Turkey

Two days after NBC reported that in what would amount to a stunning foreign policy concession by the White House, the Trump Administration was contemplating extraditing Turkish president Erdogan’s nemesis, cleric Fethulah Gulen who has been living for …

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Pessimism Reigns Among Brexit Experts

Theresa May managed to get the draft Brexit agreement approved by her cabinet after five hours of discussion Wednesday night.

As Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes in the chart below, there is still an awfully long way to go though…

You will find …

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The Woolsey Fire

Last week the Woolsey fire started in Simi Valley, where I live.  For days we watched the flames march through the hills that surround the valley from the relative safety of strong Santa Anna winds.  For most of the week those winds blew at a pretty consistent 40 mph and while they protected the North … Continue reading “The Woolsey Fire”

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Pence, Xi Showdown Crushes Hopes For Trade War De-escalation

For two consecutive days US stocks surged on renewed hopes that trade tensions between the US and China may be thawing ahead of the upcoming G-20 meeting between presidents Trump and Xi, when first an FT suggested that USTR Lighthizer had said no furth…

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Why Washington Blows Up Over A European Army

Via The Strategic Culture Foundation,

“Insulting” – that’s how US President Donald Trump sharply reacted to the idea of a “real European army” proposed by French President Emmanuel Macron.

And it was how Macron rationalized the need for an independ…

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US-led airstrikes kill dozens in Syria

At least 40 people, mostly women and children, were killed on Saturday by US-led airstrikes on the last pocket held by Islamic State militants in eastern Syria, a war monitor and Syrian state media reported.

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Trump to talk to CIA’s Pompeo about Khashoggi murder

US President Donald Trump said he had not yet been briefed on the CIA’s conclusions regarding the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, but that he would speak with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the CIA about the issue later on Saturday.

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60% Of Italians Think EU Is Bad For Italy

If the European Commission does levy billions of fines against the Italian government (or enforce some other punishment), some “60 million Italians will rise up” against the trade bloc – or at least that’s what a clearly frustrated Deputy Prime Ministe…

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Vicious Machete Attack In Birmingham, U.K. Shows The Migrant Crisis Going Unchecked Across Europe

Originally Posted at Free Market Shooter – Authored by Jon Hall Last week, in Birmingham, England, a startling and graphic machete attack was captured on film as a horrified resident recorded the footage from the window of a nearby home. A large gang of men can be seen chasing after their victim, knocking him to … Continue reading “Vicious Machete Attack In Birmingham, U.K. Shows The Migrant Crisis Going Unchecked Across Europe”

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California Democrat Threatens “Nukes” If Americans Don’t Hand Over Their Guns

Well that escalated quickly… Via Zerohedge.com Just days after taking back the House, a Democratic Congressmen has proposed outlawing “military-style semi-automatic assault weapons” and forcing existing owners to sell their weapons or face prosecution. In a USA Today op-ed entitled “Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters,” Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., argued Thursday that prior … Continue reading “California Democrat Threatens “Nukes” If Americans Don’t Hand Over Their Guns”

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THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Washington, D.C., sniper John Muhammad convicted – 2003

Via History.com On this day in 2003, ex-soldier John Muhammad is found guilty of one of a series of sniper shootings that terrorized the metropolitan Washington, D.C., area and dominated national headlines in October 2002. Police charged that Muhammad and his 17-year-old accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, killed 10 people and wounded three others during a … Continue reading “THIS DAY IN HISTORY – Washington, D.C., sniper John Muhammad convicted – 2003”

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