2017 & the Return of OM’s Chatter

No Natural Disasters Here, Metaphorical or Otherwise

Observatory Media's Chatter is back, and the team hopes everyone had a super awesome holiday and happy new year! To ring in 2017 the gang starts off in Istanbul to discuss how the hunt for the gunman is going, and why the struggle is real for the Turkish government and their plethora of detained suspects. Then we move to North Korea, where we ponder whether the threats of an ICBM capable of reaching the US are credible and if Trump is throwing fuel on the fire with incendiary wild-card twitter diplomacy. Next up is Israel, the United Nations, and the United States, and their settlement drama. Will tensions increase or decrease when Trump takes over? Is Obama trying to pidgeon-hole the President-Elect? Last on

ICBM Explosions & Political Implosions

The Round-Up Three Elections Gunman Referendum

The World in a Flash This week's Round-Up covers China's ICBM testing, Brazil's continuing political soap opera, voting irregularities in New York, migrant deaths on the Mediterranean, Mike Duffy, 4/20, & More! New York Primary After campaigning hard in the Empire State, Trump and Clinton came out on top. Trump managed to secure 89 delegates, winning by over 50% in all but one congressional district. Kasich managed to rake in 4 delegates while Cruz went home empty handed. The Donald still hasn’t managed to secure the nomination. Clinton’s margin of victory over Sanders, though enough to get her the win, was not as wide as predicted. She won only 16% more of the vote than he did and taking 33 more delegates. Following the