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Month: September 2019

NYT Editors Removed Detail That Woman Didn’t Recall Alleged Kavanaugh Incident

The New York Times reporters who wrote about a previously unreported sexual misconduct accusation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh said an editor removed the key detail that the woman in question had no memory of the event. The Times is under fire for a widely criticized piece excerpted from a new book by its reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation. The book included the revelation that a Yale classmate told lawmakers last year that he saw Kavanaugh expose himself at a dorm party and his penis was shoved into a woman’s hands. Recent Stories in Politics NYT Editors Removed Detail That Woman Didn’t Recall Alleged Kavanaugh Incident Warren-Endorsed Senate Candidate Violates Her Anti-Corruption Plan Times Reporter: Alleged Kavanaugh Victim Doesn’t Remember Incident Because ‘She Was Drunk’ But the Times omitted a fact from the book in the article: The woman did not remember it happening. MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell asked the pair of reporters Monday night what happened with the “omission that the Times later felt belonged in the piece.” In reality, it took sharp online criticism led by author Mollie Hemingway—whose book Justice On Trial covered the furor around the Kavanaugh hearings—to force the Times to issue the embarrassing correction. Kelly said there was “zero intent to mislead anybody” about the details of the alleged “incident.” She maintained the book and article were more about the experiences...

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Canadian RCMP Official’s Arrest Could Compromise ‘Five Eyes’ Intelligence Alliance

Canadian RCMP Official’s Arrest Could Compromise ‘Five Eyes’ Intelligence Alliance There’s something rotten in the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, an intelligence sharing community that includes the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Australia. Canada on Friday revealed that it had arrested the former director general of the RCMP’s National Intelligence Coordination Center, one of the country’s top intelligence officials, but Canada wouldn’t say exactly what he had done. That has allowed unsavory suspicions that he was some how in league with Russian criminals who laundered money through Canada to fester. All we know is that Cameron Ortis, a director general with the RCMP’s intelligence unit, has been charged under a 2012 security of information law used to prosecute spies. According to Reuters, his arrest on what amounts to charges of leaking secret information could hurt intelligence operations by “allied nations,” the RCMP said on Monday. And that could hurt Canada’s standing inside five-eyes. Here’s the RCMP’s only comment on the arrest so far: “We are assessing the impacts of the alleged activities as information becomes available,” RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki said in a statement. “We are aware of the potential risk to agency operations of our partners in Canada and abroad and we thank them for their continued collaboration.” […] “Mr. Ortis had access to information the Canadian intelligence community possessed,” said Lucki. “He also had access to...

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The Risk Of A Liquidity-Driven Event Is Rising

The Risk Of A Liquidity-Driven Event Is Rising Authored by Lance Roberts via RealInvestmentAdvice.com, Over the last few days, the internet has been abuzz with commentary about the spike in interest rates. Of course, the belief is that the spike in rates is “okay” because the market are still rising.  “The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note was poised for its largest weekly rally since November 2016 as investors checked prior concerns that the U.S. was careening toward an economic downturn.” – CNBC See, one good economic data point and apparently everything is “A-okay.”  Be careful with that assumption as the backdrop, both economically and fundamentally, does not support that conclusion.  While the 10-year Treasury rate did pop up last week, it did little to reverse the majority of “inversions” which currently exist on the yield curve. While we did hit the 90% mark on August 28th, the spike in rates only reversed 2 of the 10 indicators we track.  Nor did it reverse the most important inversion which is the 10-year yield relative to the Federal Reserve rate.  However, it isn’t the “inversion” you worry about.  Take a look at both charts carefully above. It is when these curves “un-invert” which becomes the important recessionary indicator. When the curves reverse, the Fed is aggressively cutting rates, the short-end of the yield curve is falling faster than the long-end as money seeks the safety of “cash,” and a recession is emerging. As I noted in...

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Warren-Endorsed Senate Candidate Violates Her Anti-Corruption Plan

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has made it part of her presidential platform to ban lobbyists from donating to campaigns, despite endorsing a South Carolina Senate candidate who has received more than $15,000 from lobbyists this year. Warren went into detail about her anti-corruption plan during a speech Monday at Washington Square Park in New York City. Recent Stories in Politics NYT Editors Removed Detail That Woman Didn’t Recall Alleged Kavanaugh Incident Warren-Endorsed Senate Candidate Violates Her Anti-Corruption Plan Times Reporter: Alleged Kavanaugh Victim Doesn’t Remember Incident Because ‘She Was Drunk’ “Lobbyists and a public official should be a matter of public record. No more lobbying on behalf of foreign governments,” Warren said. “And no more campaign contributions or bundling by lobbyists. Contributing to a campaign at the same time that you are paid to influence those same elected officials is the very definition of bribery, and we’re going to put a stop to it.” But in May, Warren endorsed Jaime Harrison, a former corporate lobbyist who is running for Senate to replace Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.). Warren said Harrison “will fight hard for the people of South Carolina and take our country forward.” Jaime Harrison will fight hard for the people of South Carolina and take our country forward. Go Jaime! https://t.co/pY5keteN1i — Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) May 30, 2019 Harrison, who is worth over $3 million due to his lobbying...

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Times Reporter: Alleged Kavanaugh Victim Doesn’t Remember Incident Because ‘She Was Drunk’

New York Times reporter Robin Pogrebin, the co-author of a new book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, said the alleged victim of a claim of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh doesn’t remember the incident because “she was drunk.” Pogrebin described the incident as “a drunken party and it’s conceivable that people don’t always remember what happens in a situation like that,” during an appearance on CNN’s New Day Tuesday morning. Recent Stories in Politics NYT Editors Removed Detail That Woman Didn’t Recall Alleged Kavanaugh Incident Warren-Endorsed Senate Candidate Violates Her Anti-Corruption Plan Times Reporter: Alleged Kavanaugh Victim Doesn’t Remember Incident Because ‘She Was Drunk’ “We’ve been talking about this other revelation. Not Debbie Ramirez, not Christine Blasey Ford, but a third woman who eyewitnesses or an eyewitness says the same thing that happened to Debbie Ramirez, which is Brett Kavanaugh exposing himself and forcing his body onto a woman, happened at yet another party,” host Alisyn Camerota said. “One more time: Did you speak to that woman?” “I tried to reach her, and she had no interest in addressing these allegations,” Pogrebin said. “She was a close friend of Deborah Ramirez, one of her best friends. And so she ultimately drafted a statement about her support of Deborah Ramirez and Deborah Ramirez’s integrity and basically guilelessness and why she would have no motivation to make up a story like this,” she...

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