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White House On Lockdown After Fence Jumped Again, Suspect In Custody

While details are sparse, the U.S. Secret Service has just placed the White House on lockdown after yet another fence jumper decided to hop over the bike rack along the North Fence Line of Penn Ave..  The suspect has since been taken into custody.

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How To Mismanage The Turkish Economy, By President Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan came away from April 16th’s referendum with a narrow, if not questionable, win. As a result of the vote, Turkey’s constitution will be amended to allow the President of the Republic to amass considerably more power. For Erdogan, this means that, among other things, he could stay on the throne until 2029. If that weren’t enough, he will not face much in the way of checks and balances.  Indeed, he will have the authority to pick judges and ministers and to appoint the heads of the military and intelligence agencies, university rectors and senior bureaucrats. Further, he gains the power to issue laws by decree with very little oversight.

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Erdogan Blocks Wikipedia, Bans TV Dating Shows, Purges Another 4,000 Public Officials

Two weeks after winning the Turkish constitutional referendum by a modest but decisive margin, president - or perhaps it is now despot - Erdogan decided to take his newly decreed powers for a spin and overnight in rapid succession surprised foreign observers when Turkey decreed that it would ban TV dating shows, fire an additional 4,000 public officials and also ban Wikipedia.

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EU Rapporteur For Turkey Warns Turkish Talks Will Be Suspended If Erdogan Gets "Unchecked Powers"

Just hours after the predictable passage of today's Turkish referendum, the EU has promptly slammed the outcome, warning it threatens to slide the country's collapse into "authoritarianism" and that Turkey's accession talks with the EU will be suspended if the constitutional package is implement as per today's outcome.

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EU Rapporteur For Turkey Warns Turkish Talks Will Be Suspended If Erdogan Gets "Unchecked Powers"

Just hours after the predictable passage of today's Turkish referendum, the EU has promptly slammed the outcome, warning it threatens to slide the country's collapse into "authoritarianism" and that Turkey's accession talks with the EU will be suspended if the constitutional package is implement as per today's outcome.

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Top Turkish Banker Arrested At JFK Airport Over Massive Gold Money-Laundering Scheme

If Turkish president Erdogan needed one more reason to go ballistic in his daily comparisons of western leaders to Hilter and the Nazis, he got it this morning when a top executive at Halkbank, one of Turkey’s largest state-owned banks was arrested at JFK airport on charges of conspiring with an Iranian-Turkish financier who is awaiting trial for using his network of companies to circumvent Iranian sanctions.

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