Twitter has suspended over 5,000 accounts tied to a network amplifying a message denouncing the report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as a “RussiaGate hoax.” According to a researcher, the accounts—most of which had only posted three or four times in the past—were connected to other accounts previously used to post pro-Saudi messages. Source: Twitter… Read More Twitter shuts down 5,000 pro-Trump bots retweeting anti-Mueller report invective | Ars Technica
“En garde Madame LaGarde!” America’s allies plan to confront Trump over his trade and climate policies at the G7 summit, which Trump now plans to leave early. Other leaders warned if he refuses to sign onto the goals the group hatches, they will proceed without the U.S., further isolating the country from longtime partners. —… Read More Trump departs early from a tense G-7 summit after rattling allies with trade threats
“Any criminal investigation into this payment would likely have significant overlap with plaintiff’s assertion that the agreement, and the payment in particular, had an illegal purpose,” Otero wrote.
Makes our bailouts look strong a virile.
Here we go. Say bye bye to the Eurodollar. Greece will miss a deficit target set just months ago in a massive bailout package, according to government draft budget figures released on Sunday, showing that drastic steps taken to avert bankruptcy may not be enough. As Germany slowly makes for the door, one might ask… Read More So Goes the EU and the Eurodollar Dream
California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris will no longer take part in a national foreclosure probe of some of the nation’s biggest banks, which are accused of pervasive misconduct in dealing with troubled homeowners. Harris removed herself from talks by a coalition of state attorneys general and federal agencies investigating abusive foreclosure practices because the nation’s… Read More California breaks from 50-state probe into mortgage lenders [Updated] – latimes.com
The 24 arrestees, comprising 15 women and nine men, spent several hours in a jail in South Boston, but are unlikely to face any serious charges. via Bank of America: 24 People Arrested in Boston Protest.
Santa Monica is under attack — by cranes! Santa Monica has big plans for a facelift before the end of the second decade of the twenty-first century, but the city’s businesses, residents, and visitors will have to endure an even bigger headache over the next five years as such projects break ground and reach fruition.… Read More Santa Monica Considers the Impacts of Downtown Construction
“I had grossly underestimated the level of extraordinarily unethical and even fraudulent behavior that had occurred on such a large scale,” Ferguson tells All Things Considered host Melissa Block, in a conversation airing Friday. via Inside Job Director Charles Ferguson, Taking Wall Street Firmly To Task : Monkey See : NPR.