· One week after George Floyd's death, the US awakens to cities in shambles →
Former vice president Joe Biden, the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, quietly visited the site of protests in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, and talked to demonstrators.
· S.Korea’s Moon tells Trump he would accept invitation to G7 summit →
SEOUL, June 1 — South Korean President Moon Jae-in told US President Donald Trump today that he would willingly accept the American leader’s invitation to join this year’s Group of Seven summit, South Korea’s presidential Blue House said in a statement.
· Putin says vote on changes to allow him to extend his rule will take place on July 1 →
The changes, already approved by parliament and Russia’s Constitutional Court, would reset Putin’s presidential term tally to zero, allowing him to serve two more back-to-back six year terms until 2036 if re-elected.
· Trump's inaction after George Floyd's death speaks louder than words →
Don’t miss the pod from Friday, when we looked at how the TV/radio ad spending in the presidential race has been essentially tied so far during the general election.
· Latino comic book pays tribute to the real superheroes—essential workers →
The issue was in response to Trump's presidential campaign announcement, where he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.
· The White House went dark as protests raged outside →
Rattled by the escalating tension outside the gates, the Secret Service briefly took Trump to the Presidential Emergency Operations Center, an underground bunker that is used to shelter presidents during threatening situations, on Friday for nearly an hour, according to the New York Times.
· George Floyd protests: How the unrest could influence Joe Biden’s choice of running mate →
“Well, we've never seen a black woman selected as a vice presidential candidate.
· What Trump’s Latest Moves on Hong Kong Really Mean for the City →
Furthermore, the results of the 2020 presidential election remain up in the air, and Trump may well find limited incentive to follow through on his bluffing as he redirects his attention to mollifying disillusioned voters.
· Weekly S&P 500 ChartStorm - Some Clues But Little Direction →
And oh yeah - there is a Presidential election in early November to consider.
· Virtu: So Much More Than Just A Play On Volatility →
What’s more, volatility is expected to stay reasonably elevated throughout 2020, with the coronavirus pandemic stretching into the fall, continued central bank commentary dictating market reaction, and the contentious November presidential elections quickly approaching.