For the past week and change, the media has been feeding the circus attacking Brett Kavanaugh, giving endless coverage to every flimsy accusation of sexual misconduct levied against him, and little coverage to every witness that has denied his accuser’s account of events. And by “every witness,” I literally mean “every witness” that accuser Christine Ford cited as present at the party where the assault allegedly occurred. Despite the coverage, only 25% of women and 28% of women find Ford’s accusations credible, and that’s according to a poll that the Huffington Post conducted.

With Kavanaugh dominating the news coverage, there were plenty of more worthwhile stories that went under-reported over the past few weeks – so let’s give them a look.

The Stock Market has Hit Another All-Time High 

After running into some turbulence in February, all major stock indices (the S&P 500, Dow Jones, and NASDAQ) have surpassed their all-time-highs prior to the correction. The S&P is now up over 8% on the year. Last Friday the Dow hit its all-time high.

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Trump acknowledged the good news, citing the S&P 500’s performance in particular.

CNN advised their viewers to avoid investing in the markets since the election of Donald Trump. The S&P is up over 34% since then.

North Korea Summit 2.0

The peace process with North Korea is showing more signs of commitment from the rogue nation. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae had a three-day summit last week, in which Kim offered steps towards completely dismantling his nation’s nuclear program.

Yesterday, President Trump announced a forthcoming “Summit 2.0” with Kim, following up with their historic summit in Singapore back in June. Speaking at the United Nations, Trump said that “the relationship is very good with North Korea. We have many things in store. Looks like we’ll have a second summit quite soon,” referencing a “beautiful letter” that Kim sent him requesting a second summit.

Al-Qaeda and ISIS Leadership Killed

Osama Bin Laden may have been the face of Al-Qaeda, but the targeted assassination of other high-ranking members just as powerful as he was have gotten little attention. In just the past month:

  • Al-Qaeda “master bomb maker” Ibrahim al-Asiri was killed by a U.S. drone strike in Yemen.
  • Al-Qaeda military commander Tanzim Hurras Al-Deen was assassinated by unknown assailants.

And while a separate terrorist group, the leader of ISIS’ affiliate in Afghanistan, Abu Sayeed Orakzai, was killed by U.S. forces.

Trade War With China Heats Up

After months of trading blows, with the U.S. putting tariffs on Chinese goods met with retaliatory tariffs by the Chinese, both sides are proving that they’re sticking to their guns.

Right after midnight (or early today), the Trump administration slapped an additional $200 in tariffs on Chinese goods, which was met by $60 billion in tariffs from China on U.S. products.

Thus far, American tariffs on Chinese goods far outweigh the tariffs that China has placed on us. Trump is also threatening more tariffs that would more than double outstanding tariffs against China.

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China does not want to further negotiate tariffs before the midterm elections – perhaps because they know that Trump will prevail over them, which will rally his base ahead of the November elections.

The U.S. Warns Russia over Syria

If Trump is an agent of Russia like many conspiracy theorists on the Left seem to believe, he’s doing a terrible job at it.

Russia has accused Israel is “premeditated actions” after a Russian plane was shot down last week by a Syrian defense missile, killing 15. Russia alleges that Israel jets on a bombing raid used Russia’s plane as cover, resulted in Syrian forces shooting it down.

In response, Russia announced that they’ll be upping their anti-aircraft defenses in Syria to warn Israel, which the U.S. is having one of. According to Fox News: “The Trump administration is warning Russia that supplying Syria with an advanced missile defense system would be a “major mistake” and should be reconsidered. National security adviser John Bolton said Monday that delivery of the Russian S-300 would be a ‘significant escalation’ in already high tensions in the region and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he would raise the matter this week with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov at the U.N. General Assembly.”

…. And That’s Just Five Stories

Who knows what else we missed? The overwhelming majority of journalists are leftists, and that’s reflected in their coverage time and time again.

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