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zerohedge January 16, 2019

Federal authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest of a Georgia man in a terror plot involving using an anti-tank rocket in an attack against federal buildings, including the White House, according to the Springfield News-Sun.  21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb of Cumming, Georgia was arrested in Gwinnett County, after which he appeared briefly in a downtown Atlanta courtroom […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

President Trump’s nominee for Attorney General, William Barr, signaled during his confirmation hearing on Tuesday that he may put the screws to tech monopolies.  When asked by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) whether he thought antitrust laws were there “to protect consumers,” Barr responded that he is interested in “reassessing” Justice Department antitrust policies when it comes […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

Stocks were hit just after 3:30pm when the WSJ reported that Federal prosecutors are pursuing a criminal investigation of China’s Huawei Technologies – whose CFO was arrested late last year and is pending extradition to the US – for allegedly stealing trade secrets from U.S. business partners, “including the technology behind a robotic device called […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

As conflicting reports about the EU27’s willingness to compromise keep hitting the tape (Ireland’s prime minister has said there’s no room to negotiate or add any limits to the Irish backstop, but elsewhere officials appear to be open to the idea of some more concessions), Continental leaders are reportedly stepping up their planning for Brexit […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

A rare and under-reported tense exchange occurred between US and Chinese military commanders in Beijing on Tuesday. A high level Chinese military official, General Li Zuocheng, told the head of the United States Navy, Admiral John Richardson, in a face to face meeting that Beijing would defend its claim to Taiwan “at any cost”.  “The Taiwan issue is an internal […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

Via Macro-Man blog, There’s a saying that goes “mistakes are the tuition of learning”. The PG&E case in California is rife with risk management lessons where we can learn from the mistakes of others while they pick up the tab. A big story in the financial news lately is the significant liabilities incurred by Pacific […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

Authored by Charles Hugh Smith via OfTwoMinds blog, The Paris elites and their enablers may find that the next general strike won’t immobilize Paris, it will strangle Paris from the periphery. Eleven months ago, I posited in The Ghosts of 1968 (2/14/18) that the idealistic hope that mass demonstrations could trigger real reform had expired. The mass demonstrations […]

zerohedge January 16, 2019

In what Judicial Watch describes as a “major victory for accountability,” a federal judge ruled Tuesday that former national security adviser Susan Rice and former deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes must answer written questions about the State Department’s response to the deadly 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, as part of an ongoing legal battle over whether Hillary […]