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FAST FIVE: Mattis To Spicer: "I've Killed People For A Living. Call Me Again, I'm Going To F**king Send You To Afghanistan"

We previously chronicled a number of the more explosive of Washington Post editor Bob Woodward's strategically “leaked” excerpts from his upcoming book about the Trump administration earlier this week.  In response to the allegations, Trump unleashed a string of tweets Tuesday and Wednesday slamming the allegations as false and libelous. Woodward's book Read more…

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FAST FIVE: R.I.P. Chinese Exceptionalism?

From Argentina to Turkey and from South Africa to Indonesia, emerging markets are once again being roiled by financial turbulence. China's economic exceptionalism is now being threatened by a perfect storm of existing stresses – namely, the domestic debt build-up – and new complications, including US trade barriers, the geopolitical Read more…

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FAST FIVE: Washington Is Growing Exasperated Over Iran's "Defiance" In Region

This follows the Washington Post dropping an exclusive bombshell Thursday night based on top White House policy planning sources that President Trump has approved a plan for complete 180 policy shift in the region involving “an indefinite military and diplomatic effort in Syria”. The WSJ reports, based on US defense sources:  Tehran signed a long-term security Read more…

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FAST FIVE: How Cory Booker's Failed "Spartacus" Moment Made Brett Kavanaugh Look Like A Star

During Thursday's Supreme Court confirmation hearing for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, New Jersey Democratic Senator Cory Booker held the proceedings hostage with a dramatic display over the release a 12-page email conversation between Kavanaugh and several other people with the subject “racial profiling.”  The email in question was part of a massive Monday night Read more…

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