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Democratic Leaders' Responses To Brazile Allegations Expose A Widening Rift

Donna Brazile's shocking revelations about how the Clinton campaign rigged the 2016 primary to favor Hillary and disadvantage the insurgent press of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders have exposed a divide in the Democratic Party that is manifesting itself in the stark difference in tone between establishment figures, who've crticized Brazile and sought to rebut her claims, and members of the party's progressive wing, who've offered messages of support.

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Jeff Flake Blasts "Reckless, Outrageous And Undignified" Trump; Announces Retirement From Senate

Update (4:30 PM EST): Not surprisingly, Jeff Flake has awarded his first, post-resignation interview to CNN who just happens to be making a lot of new Republican friends today...Here's what he had to tell Jake Tapper:

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Is Trump Irrelevant?

Those who had lauded the expansion of executive powers when Barack Obama was president perhaps now see the dangers of an imperial presidency with Donald Trump as president. It doesn’t matter if you are Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, because we all know what Lord Acton said about the corrupting influence of power.

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Gary Cohn "Unlikely To Get Trump's Nomination" For Fed Chair, WSJ Reports

Just hours after Fed Vice Chair Fischer resigned, and Goldman CEO Lloyd Blankfein threw his support behind Gary Cohn...

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Goldman Sachs On What Happens Next - Recession, War, Or Goldilocks

After several months of low volatility across assets since mid-2016, particularly in equities, markets were more volatile last week owing to fears of central bank tightening. Volatility picked up first in FX and rates, and then spilled over to equities. However, as Goldman notes, this might not be the end of the low vol regime yet.

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