NUTS AND BOLTS: SHOULD READ
EU To Greece: Get Your Act Together In Three Months… Or Else We Give You Another Three Months The EU declared that it has almost run out of patience with Greece again, and this time it has nothing to do with debt. The EU gave Greece three months to “figure out the border situation” (sounds vague) before it risks being kicked out of the visa-free Schengen zone. They state that Greece isn’t doing enough to stop refugees from flowing through its border, although it is unclear what can be done (short of shooting or deportation) to prohibit people from taking the very short boat rides between Turkey and Greece.
#pnut4prez: Republicans Debate (Best One Liners Yet)South Carolinians are a lively bunch. Thanks to the energy from the audience–which often came in the form of booing– Republican candidates gave us some of the best election entertainment to date. The GOP circus, err debate, included Sideshow Donald Trump collecting boos, Mystic Ben Carson using a fake Joseph Stalin quotation and Comedian Ted Cruz yelling at Marco Rubio in Spanish. Here’s a recap of their best lines:
Donald Trump: [To Cruz] “You are the single biggest liar. You probably are worse than Jeb Bush!”
Jeb Bush: [To Trump] “You want to talk about weakness? You want to talk about weakness? It’s weak to disparage women. It’s weak to disparage Hispanics.”
Ben Carson: “Joseph Stalin said if you want to bring America down you have to undermine three things: our spiritual life, our patriotism, and our morality.” (Joseph Stalin never said this.)
Marco Rubio: “I don’t know how [Ted Cruz] knows what I said on Univision, because he doesn’t speak Spanish.” (Not sure how you say MIC DROP in Spanish, but Rubio probably muttered it under his breath.)
Ted Cruz: [Yelling at Rubio in Spanish] “That’s how you want it? Right now, say it in Spanish! If you want!”
John Kasich: “I gotta tell ya, this is just crazy. This is just nuts! Jeez, oh man.” (It’s sweet how he want’s to be everyone’s pal.)
CBS Moderator John Dickerson: [To Trump and Cruz] “Gentleman, I’m going to turn this car around.”
Keeping Our Eye On..
- Kanye: After multiple album name switches, listening parties and Martin Shkreli trying to buy exclusive rights to the latest album, “The Life of Pablo” is finally out.
- Deutsche Bank: Shares are down 40% since the beginning of the year, falling below their price at the time of the 2008 financial crisis. Although German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble dismissed concerns, some expect the bank to admit insolvency.
- Popes: Popes Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill had an historic meeting on Christian unity over the weekend. This was the first time these two figures met since the two Churches split more than 1,000 years ago.