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  • Could buying a fully loaded Kodi box soon be illegal?

    09/27/2016 5:25:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 59 replies
    Trusted Reviews ^ | 09/27/2016
    Selling 'fully loaded' Kodi boxes that can access subscription content for free could soon become illegal as a court case concerning the equipment is set to get under way. Brian Thompson of Middlesbrough is accused of selling equipment that "facilitated the circumvention" of copyright protection rules. The equipment mentioned refers to so-called 'fully loaded' boxes which use the increasingly popular Kodi open-source media centre software which brings together videos, music, games, and photos onto one platform. Formerly known as Xbox Media Centre (XBMC) the software has been developed so it can now be used on several devices, including the Amazon...
  • Plank #10 of the Communist Manifesto and the key to our enslavement: Free Public Education

    09/25/2016 1:01:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies ^ | 09/25/2016 | Karl Heinrich Marx
    The teachers unions have hidden behind the "for the children" mantra for decades, all the while creating a system that costs more and more to educate less and less. New York City spends more than $20,000 per year per pupil, and 80% of the "graduates" do not read well enough to attend community college. Now that millions of invaders are coming here to collect government checks, we are expected to pay for the "education" of their children as well. The teachers unions look upon this as a multicultural bonanza, allowing them to create teaching positions for eight different dialects of...
  • Trumpís week reveals bleak view, dubious statements in Ďalternative universeí

    09/24/2016 12:15:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 65 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 09/24/2016 | Michael Kranish, Jose DelReal and Sean Sullivan
    HIGH POINT, N.C. ó Donald Trumpís week began in the wake of explosions in New Jersey and New York. It ended in the aftermath of shootings and riots. For a candidate whose strategy relies on painting a dystopian view of the nation - often based on inaccurate and questionable claims - the tragedies yielded a trove of political opportunities. Shortly after the first bomb went off -- Trump boasted that he had been ahead of newscasters in calling it a ďbombĒ -- he seized upon the terrorist act as justification for some of the most disputed things he has said...
  • Donald Trump unleashes on 'dopey' Mark Cuban, threatens to seat ex-Bill Clinton mistress next to...

    09/24/2016 12:09:35 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | September 24, 2016 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump threatened on Saturday to put Gennifer Flowers, a woman Bill Clinton said he had an affair with, in the front row of Monday's debate as a direct result of Hillary Clinton's campaign giving Mark Cuban a front-row seat at the titanic event. "If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him," he wrote on Twitter. The Benefactor was a 2004 reality TV show starring Cuban, who is more widely known as the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's...
  • A Week of Whoppers from Donald Trump (New York Slimes Whoppers Alert!)

    09/24/2016 12:06:22 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 09/24/2016 | MAGGIE HABERMAN and ALEXANDER BURNS
    All politicians bend the truth to fit their purposes, including Hillary Clinton. But Donald J. Trump has unleashed a blizzard of falsehoods, exaggerations and outright lies in the general election, peppering his speeches, interviews and Twitter posts with untruths so frequent that they can seem flighty or random ó even compulsive. However, a closer examination, over the course of a week, revealed an unmistakable pattern: Virtually all of Mr. Trumpís falsehoods directly bolstered a powerful and self-aggrandizing narrative depicting him as a heroic savior for a nation menaced from every direction. Mike Murphy, a Republican strategist, described the practice as...
  • Thousands gather as Smithsonian's new African American museum opens today

    09/24/2016 9:37:16 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 72 replies
    LA LA Slimes ^ | September 24, 2016 | Associated Press
    Centuries of struggles and strife, decades of planning and pain, and years of hoping for a place that African American history can call home will culminate as President Obama officially opens the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Obama tweeted from his presidential Twitter account Saturday morning that he was "Proud to help open @NMAAHC with so many heroes. African American history is a central part of our glorious American history." Before formally opening the museum, Obama will ring the Freedom Bell, acquired in 1886 by the historic First Baptist Church in Williamsburg, Va., believed to be...
  • Clinton, Trump agree to postpone North Carolina visits, amid demonstrations

    09/24/2016 9:34:49 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 24, 2016
    Presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are complying with a request from the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., to postpone a visit to the key battleground state amid riots, demonstrations and other unrest sparked by a fatal police shooting of a black male. The incident Tuesday has reignited public concern and anger about a recent series of black males being killed after coming into contact with police. In Charlotte, police fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott, 43, while looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant. Participants in the ensuing days of demonstrations and rioting have clashed with police officers and...
  • Harvard Study: More Guns in More Hands, and More Women Shooters

    09/24/2016 9:31:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies ^ | 09/20/2016 | Jon Stokes
    There‚Äôs a new Harvard/Northeastern study that‚Äôs all over my news feeds, and it confirms pretty much what anyone paying attention already knows:1. America has more guns in more hands than ever before. 2. Women shooters are on the rise. 3. The vast majority of gun owners are handgun owners and only have one or two handguns. 4. Most gun owners have guns for personal protection, not hunting.I want to take each of these in turn because they‚Äôre all important.More Guns, More Owners First, the original headline of this big Guardian piece on the study advertised ‚Äėmore guns in fewer hands‚Äô...
  • Times (Slimes) Editor Dean Baquet on Calling Out Donald Trumpís Lies

    09/24/2016 9:26:35 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 09/23/2016 | Susan Lehman
    ďHe lies about small stuff. He says one thing one day and says something different the next day. He insists that things are true that are sort of demonstrably wrong.ĒThatís The New York Timesís executive editor, Dean Baquet, on Donald J. Trump.Mr. Baquet says he cannot recall a time the paper has called out a presidential candidate ó or anyone else ó using the word ďlieĒ in a Times headline.But thatís what The Times did after Mr. Trump ó who spent years fueling the provably false notion that Barack Obama was born outside the United States ó renounced his earlier...
  • Donald Trump campaign chair in Ohio county resigns over Obama racism remark (truth prohibited!)

    09/24/2016 9:17:56 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    SeeBS Snooze ^ | 09/24/2016 | REENA FLORES
    Donald Trumpís campaign chair in a key Ohio county is resigning, following a firestorm over comments she made regarding racism and how it didnít exist before President Obama took office. In an interview with the Guardian earlier this week, Kathy Miller, former chair of Trumpís campaign in Mahoning County, asserted that, ďgrowing up as a kid, there was no racism, believe me.Ē ďI donít think there was any racism until Obama got elected. We never had problems like this,Ē Miller said. ďNow, with the people with the guns, and shooting up neighborhoods, and not being responsible citizens, thatís a big...
  • Bill Maher Slams Donald Trump For Blaming Charlotte Protests On Drugs

    09/24/2016 9:09:42 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies
    Huff and Puff ComPost ^ | 09/24/2016 | Lee Moran
    ďYeah, theyíre taking something alright ó bullets.Ē Bill Maher tore into Donald Trump for suggesting that drugs are ďa very big factorĒ in the Charlotte protests on Friday. The ďReal Time with Bill MaherĒ host compared the GOP presidential candidateís asinine reaction to the demonstrations, which erupted in the North Carolina city following the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old black man Keith Lamont Scott on Tuesday, to those of a ď90-year-old aunt.Ē
  • Donald Trump's Shiny New Washington Hotel (New York Slimes alert!)

    09/24/2016 9:02:57 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | Sept. 23, 2016 | Elizabeth Williamson
    WASHINGTON ó When Donald Trump labeled Mexican immigrants ďrapistsĒ in announcing his candidacy in June of last year, he lost contracts with Nascar, Macyís, NBC Universal, Univision, even Serta mattresses. Not surprisingly, his three eldest children ó Ivanka, Donald Jr. and Eric ó began worrying about whether the marketability of the Trump brand could survive the campaign undamaged.Worry they should, if Mr. Trumpís new hotel, which Mr. Trump himself opened last week, is any indication. The hotel is on Pennsylvania Avenue, a short walk from the White House, and to a lot of people, just walking through the door seems...
  • Cruz says he and his family have forgiven Donald Trump, says decision to endorse took months of...

    09/24/2016 8:58:21 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 64 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Sep. 24, 2016 | Chris Enloe
    For Sen. Ted Cruz (Texas), the decision to endorse Republican nominee Donald Trump wasnít an easy one. Although for the former Republican presidential nomineeís supporters the decision seemed to be sudden and rash, Cruz told KTRK-TV Friday that the decision to support Trump didnít come as a result of a political deal, but rather it came after several months of thought and prayer. ďThere were no deals,Ē Cruz told the news station. ďWe had been engaged in conversations. You know itís been a decision as I said Iíve been thinking about and praying about for weeks and months, discussing it...
  • No Fortune 100 CEOs Back Republican Donald Trump (Cheap Labor Express prefers Cankles)

    09/24/2016 8:52:22 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Wall Street Urinal ^ | Sept. 23, 2016 | REBECCA BALLHAUS and BRODY MULLINS
    Democrat Hillary Clinton has 11 contributors and 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney had far more No chief executive at the nationís 100 largest companies had donated to Republican Donald Trumpís presidential campaign through August, a sharp reversal from 2012, when nearly a third of the CEOs of Fortune 100 companies supported GOP nominee Mitt Romney. During this yearís presidential primaries, 19 of the nationís top CEOs gave to other Republican candidates, including former Gov. Jeb Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of campaign donations. Since then, most have stayed on the sidelines,...
  • Washington mall shooting: Manhunt underway after gunman kills 5

    09/24/2016 8:48:06 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 52 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | September 24, 2016 | Faith Karimi, Shanna Pavlak and Joe Sutton
    (CNN) -- A man carrying a rifle entered a Macy's store at a mall in Washington state, shot dead four women and a man, and vanished into the night, police said. Authorities believe only one person fired the shots Friday night at Cascade Mall in Burlington, about an hour north of Seattle. A search is underway for an armed man who headed toward Interstate 5 after the attack, said Sgt. Mark Francis, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.
  • The Dallas Morning News Is Paying Dearly for Endorsing Hillary Clinton

    09/24/2016 8:37:55 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20, 2016 | Rachel Stoltzfoos
    The Dallas Morning News is paying a steep price for endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in the form of canceled subscriptions and loud protests. The endorsement broke a 75-year streak in the paperís history of endorsing Republicans, and generated a lot of reader pushback in the form of angry comments and vows to unsubscribe from the paper. Although Dallas is relatively liberal, the state hasnít gone Democrat in a presidential election in 40 years. ďCertainly weíve paid a price for our presidential recommendation,Ē Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson said in an email to Poynter. Wilson acknowledged some of...
  • Incredulous Obama on Trump's 'rigged' election worries: 'What does that mean?' (from August)

    09/24/2016 8:29:09 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Clinton News Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 4 Aug 2016 | Christine Wang
    Obama: Of course the elections won't be rigged President Barack Obama seemed incredulous Thursday at the idea of a "rigged" general election, which was suggested by Donald Trump. "Of course the elections will not be rigged," Obama said. "What does that mean?" Earlier this week, Trump told a crowd in Ohio that he is "afraid the election's going to be rigged." Speaking from the Pentagon after a meeting with his National Security Council, Obama explained that the federal government does not run the election process.
  • Donald Trump the Philanthropist Is Known for His Reluctance (NY Slimes slime alert!)

    09/23/2016 7:03:00 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 09/23/2016 | Steve Eder and Megan Twohey
    When Donald J. Trump made an appearance this spring at the New York Military Academy, his high school alma mater in Cornwall-on-Hudson, he spoke of it with gratitude and in glowing terms, describing it as ďone of the really great military academies.ĒďI had such incredible experiences here,Ē Mr. Trump told a crowd during a campaign stop in April.But six years ago, when it was on the verge of closing under the weight of debt, and a small group from the school came to Trump Tower seeking financial assistance, Mr. Trump gave a swift and firm response: No.ďWe were disappointed,Ē said...
  • Obama used a pseudonym in emails with Clinton, FBI documents reveal

    09/23/2016 5:16:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 122 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 09/23/2016 | JOSH GERSTEIN and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    President Barack Obama used a pseudonym in email communications with Hillary Clinton and others, according to FBI records made public Friday. The disclosure came as the FBI released its second batch of documents from its investigation into Clintonís private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. The 189 pages the bureau released includes interviews with some of Clintonís closest aides, such as Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills; senior State Department officials; and even Marcel Lazar, better known as the Romanian hacker ďGuccifer.Ē In an April 5, 2016 interview with the FBI, Abedin was shown an email exchange between...
  • Is she Ďlikable enoughí? (If she was, they wouldn't be asking the question)

    09/23/2016 5:08:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 09/23/2016 | Marc Fisher
    The real Hillary Clinton ó the funny, kind, passionate woman her friends and colleagues insist actually exists ó has been missing from public view for so long that even some of her most admiring defenders wonder whether she will ever emerge again. On the eve of the first presidential debate, Clintonís campaign is launching a drive to convince voters that she is, well, human. The move, coming just six weeks before the election, is a frank admission that whether it traces to her embarrassingly public marital traumas, or to the arrows aimed at her during the White House years by...
  • GoFundMe page for Terence Crutcherís children raises $120,000 in less than 24 hours

    09/23/2016 5:01:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 22, 2016 | Dylan Stableford
    An online campaign to raise money for the children of Terence Crutcher ó the unarmed black man who was shot and killed last week by a white Tulsa, Okla., police officer ó has raised more than $120,000 in less than a day. The fundraising campaignís GoFundMe page, which was created by the law firm representing the family, received more than 4,800 donations since its launch Wednesday morning. The fund, which will be used to assist Crutcherís four children ďas they deal with the tragic loss of their father,Ē is about $50,000 shy of its $175,000 goal. Crutcherís killing attracted national...
  • Hillary Clinton releases ad featuring Donald Trump's degrading comments toward women

    09/23/2016 4:55:11 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 53 replies
    Hillary Clinton this week released an ad showing a series of individual girls looking at themselves in the mirror with voiceovers from clips of Donald Trump making degrading comments toward women. ďIíd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers,Ē Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, says in the first clip in the 30-second ad. ďSheís a slob,Ē he added. ďShe ate like a pig,Ē Trump said, which appeared to be from an interview on CNN. ďA person who is flat-chested, itís very hard to be a 10.Ē ďDoes she have a good body? No. Does she have a...
  • The Many Times Donald Trump Has Lied About His Mob Connections (Mother Jones Hallucinates)

    09/23/2016 4:51:29 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 28 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | SEP. 23, 2016 | David Corn
    He apparently lied under oath to deny he associated with organized crime figures. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters via ZUMA Press Last week, media coverage of Donald Trump may have hit an inflection point, when major news outlets, while covering Trump's latest birther shenanigans, characterized the GOP presidential nominee's remarks as a lie. Though Trump has scored more pants-on-fire false statements than any other candidate in this campaign, mainstream news outlets have struggled over whether and how to use the L-word when reporting on him. With this birther-driven breakthrough in coverage, there now remain plenty of brazenly untrue assertionsódeliberate lies or notóuttered by...
  • Why Donald Trump Is Winning Iowa (ignorant white people with no college education)

    09/23/2016 4:44:04 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/23/2016 | DAVID KOCHEL
    David Kochel worked on six presidential campaigns in Iowa and five campaigns for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad (R.). He was chief strategist to Jeb Bushís presidential campaign and was an adviser to Mitt Romneyís presidential campaigns in 2008 and 2012. He is a fellow at Harvardís Institute of Politics. He is on Twitter: @DDKochel. Donald Trump is poised to win Iowa, a state carried by Democrats in six of the past seven presidential elections. After a string of fresh surveys, the Real Clear Politics average in Iowa shows Mr. Trump with a 6.3% lead, his strongest in any battleground state....
  • Charlotte Mayor: Donald Trump drug comments 'presumptuous'

    09/23/2016 4:32:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | 09/23/2016 | Eugene Scott
    Washington (CNN) -- Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts said Republican nominee Donald Trump's assumption that drugs are a factor in her city's protests is "presumptuous." "It's presumptuous for him to make conclusions like that without having thorough conversations with some of the folks who are here on the ground and are really aware of what's going on and what the reasoning is," she told CNN's Carol Costello on "Newsroom." Multiple police officers and citizens have been injured this week during protests after the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a police officer. Charlotte police say Scott was armed at the...
  • 9 times Ted Cruz insulted Donald Trump before endorsing him (Pollutico Alert!)

    09/23/2016 3:37:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 09/23/2016 | MADELINE CONWAY
    Two months after he was booed off the stage at the Republican National Convention for snubbing his partyís presidential nominee, Sen. Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump on Friday. That declaration to vote for him, though, comes after the Texas senator openly disparaged his primary opponent repeatedly ó in part responding to Trumpís attacks on his wife and father. 1. Early on, Cruz speculated that Trumpís tax returns could show a mob connection In February, Cruz offered his take on why Trump hadnít released his tax returns in an interview on NBCís ďMeet the Press,Ē suggesting that they might show ďDonald's...
  • Wife of Keith Scott, Charlotte Shooting Victim, Filmed Police Encounter (Includes Video)

    09/23/2016 2:59:50 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 47 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 09/23/2016 | Richard Fausset and Yamiche Alcindor
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. ó A cellphone camera video made by the wife of Keith Lamont Scott as he was fatally shot by the police here shows the moments before and after the incident, including the wifeís pleas to her husband to get out of his truck and her pleas to the officers not to shoot him.But the video, which was given to The New York Times by lawyers for the family Friday, does not include a view of the shooting itself. Nor does it answer the crucial question of whether Mr. Scott had a gun, as the police have maintained.One of...
  • Bruce Springsteen Calls Donald Trump a 'Moron' (consider the source)

    09/23/2016 2:56:37 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 60 replies
    Rolling (Kidney) Stone ^ | 09/23/2016 | Brian Hiatt
    "The republic is under siege by a moron," Springsteen says in excerpts from upcoming Rolling Stone feature. "It's a tragedy for our democracy" Bruce Springsteen spent the summer playing stadiums with the E Street Band and preparing to release his autobiography, Born To Run, while largely staying clear of this year's presidential campaigns. In an excerpt from an extensive interview that will appear in the next issue of Rolling Stone, Springsteen shares his thoughts on Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, while addressing his own absence from the trail. RELATED Bruce Springsteen Talks Throat Surgery, Depression, New Music Musician opens up...
  • Donald Trump Unveils New, More Diverse, Supreme Court Short List

    09/23/2016 2:23:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    National Propaganda Radio ^ | 09/23/2016 | Nina Totenberg
    Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump expanded his list of potential Supreme Court nominees Friday. The new list consists of 10 more possible nominees, including a U.S. senator who has refused to endorse Trump. Trump's additional list, coming just days before the first debate, suggests he wants to add diversity to his earlier all-white list of eight men and three women. The second list, like the first, consists of bedrock conservatives, many with records hostile to abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and federal regulations. While the new list adds the name of just one more woman, it is more racially and ethnically...

    09/23/2016 2:12:27 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 78 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 09/23/16 | KURT EICHENWALD
    Donald Trump committed perjury. Or he looked into the faces of the Republican faithful and knowingly lied. There is no third option. It has become an accepted reality of this presidential campaign that Trump spins a near-endless series of falsehoods. For months, the media has struggled with this unprecedented situationóa candidate who, unlike other politicians who stretch the truth, simply creates his own reality. Trumps regularly peddles ďfactsĒ that arenít true, describes events that never happened or denies engaging in actions that everyone saw him do. He utters his falsehoods so fast that before reporters have the chance to correct...
  • Trump Calls For National Anti-Crime Agenda Amid Charlotte Unrest

    09/22/2016 11:11:46 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    NBC Snooze ^ | 2016-09-22 | ALI VITALI
    PITTSBURGH ó Donald Trump on Thursday weighed in on the unrest and violence in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the wake of the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, calling it another sign that America needs "unity" and using it as an example of why "we need a national anti-crime agenda to make our cities safe again." Trump said that the violence, broadcast the past two nights live on cable news, makes America "look bad to the world, especially when we're supposed to the world's leader." He also blamed drugs as "a very, very big factor in what you're watching...
  • Donald Trump up big over Hillary Clinton in national poll

    09/22/2016 10:50:45 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 67 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/22/2016 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump is up 5 points nationally over Hillary Clinton in a four-way race, a Thursday poll from right-leaning Rasmussen found. It's the Republican nominee's largest lead in the poll since mid-July. In the poll that also includes Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein, Trump holds a 44% to 39% advantage over Clinton. It's an improvement from his 2-point lead in the four-way poll last week, and a much larger improvement from his 4-point deficit in early September. The poll surveyed 1,000 likely voters between September 20 and 21. It has a margin of error of...
  • 'He Will Be Our Brother': Boy, 6, Asks Obama To Bring Syrian Boy To Live With Him (NPR Alert)

    09/22/2016 10:47:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    National Propaganda Radio ^ | September 22, 2016 | Bill Chappell
    The breathtaking sadness of seeing a boy suffering amid Syria's civil war has prompted a breathtaking offer of hospitality and kindness. The sight of shell-shocked 5-year-old Omran Daqneesh, who was wounded in an airstrike in Aleppo, left many people speechless last month. It also prompted a New York boy named Alex to write to President Obama with a simple request: "Can you please go get him" so Omran can become part of Alex's family? A Wounded Child In Aleppo, Silent And Still, Shocks The World THE TWO-WAY A Wounded Child In Aleppo, Silent And Still, Shocks The World The generous...
  • Donald Trumpís real governing priority: Hassling the media (Call the Waaambulance!)

    09/21/2016 8:26:37 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 09/20/2016 | Eric Wemple
    Evan Osnos of the New Yorker faced the tortuous work of trying to divine what a Donald Trump White House would actually do. ďPresident Trumpís First TermĒ considers the possibility that in his first days running the country, Trump could ďrenounceĒ the Paris agreement, revive an examination of the Keystone XL pipeline and take the initial steps toward a trade war with China. Too late for inclusion in Osnosís harrowing projection: a possible Trump defamation suit against the New York Times. In an interview Monday night with Bill OíReilly of Fox News, Trump was asked what would happen if Hillary...
  • Two Ex-Spies and Donald Trump (Thomas L. Friedman Alert!)

    09/21/2016 5:27:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 09/21/2016 | Thomas L. Friedman
    When it comes to assessing the presidential race, I prefer to listen to the spies. They tend to be brutally unsentimental, see through the nonsense and cut to the cold, hard bottom line. And right now, two of the worldís foremost former spymasters are sending uncoded messages about what it will mean for America and the Western alliance if Donald Trump is elected president. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce former C.I.A. Director Robert Gates and his longtime nemesis and former K.G.B. agent, President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Putin is voting Trump. Gates is not. In an essay in The Wall...
  • There is little evidence that terrorist attacks help Donald Trump (Compost flop-sweat)

    09/21/2016 5:20:20 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 09/21/2016 | Dina Smeltz
    This past weekendís bombings in New York and New Jersey and the stabbing of nine people in a Minnesota mall ó now being referred to as terrorist attacks ó have led some observers to suggest that these attacks could help Donald Trump. Washington Post reporter Chris Cillizza wrote on Monday that ďchaos, uncertainty and anxiety will work in Trumpís favor,Ē and Trump adviser Alex Castellanos said that ďTrump is strength in an uncertain world.Ē But is this really true? The 2015 attacks in Paris and San Bernardino didnít really move polls about a then-hypothetical Trump-Clinton matchup. Moreover, in a result...
  • The Washington Compost: Trump tells Post he is unwilling to say Obama was born in the U.S. (Comp

    09/19/2016 7:09:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 25 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | September 15, 2016 | Robert Costa
    CANTON, Ohio ó Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said in an interview here that he remains unwilling to say that President Obama was born in the United States, that he is more bullish than ever on his chances to win and that he is not exploring the launch of a new media company in case he loses the race. Trump also made a far-from-subtle push ó in the interview and in a letter from his doctor released Thursday ó to be seen as vigorous and healthy, as his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, returned to the campaign trail after being treated...
  • CLINTON NEWS NETWORK: Clinton goes after disenchanted millennials with warning about Trump (Granny l

    09/19/2016 7:01:19 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 40 replies
    CLINTON NEWS NETWORK ^ | September 19, 2016 | Dan Merica and MJ Lee
    Philadelphia (CNN)Hillary Clinton made a direct appeal Monday to a demographic group that continues to be deeply skeptical of the Democratic nominee: millennials. Addressing a largely younger crowd here at Temple University, Clinton argued that her Republican opponent, Donald Trump, does not share their values, and that in contrast, she has fought her entire life for children and young people and would be their biggest advocate in the White House. Clinton said that young people she has spoken with to over the course of this campaign have expressed concerns about divisiveness and discrimination. "Too many young black men and women...
  • Hillary Clinton Now Gives Press Conferences While Donald Trump Avoids Them (Slime Magazine Alert!)

    09/19/2016 5:05:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Time ^ | 09/19/2016 | Sam Frizell
    For months journalists complained they couldnít get Hillary Clinton to answer questions from her traveling press entourage, while Donald Trump cavorted with reporters and appeared on television ad nauseam. Now the tables have turned. In the last two weeks, Clinton has taken informal and formal questions from traveling reporters on at least eight occasions, while Trump has not taken questions at formal press conference for more than 50 days. Clinton welcomed reporters onto her plane on Labor Day, got chummy with the press photographers, spoke with reporters after recovering from pneumonia and most recently took questions twice in the two...
  • MOTHER JONES: Donald Trump's Takeover of the Republican Party Is Complete (Mother Jones plays the ra

    09/19/2016 4:59:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    MOTHER JONES ^ | 09/19/2016 | PEMA LEVY
    Eric Thayer/Reuters via ZUMA Press On Sunday, the Republican Party establishment officially endorsed Donald Trump's false narrative about the birther conspiracy. For five years, Trump has pushed the discredited theory that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States. Even after the White House released Obama's birth certificate in 2011, Trump continued to fan the flames of this conspiracy. He refused to admit that he was wrong until last Friday, when his role in the birther movement became an issue in the presidential election. Then, rather than admit he was wrong, Trump falsely blamed Hillary Clinton for starting...
  • THE WASHINGTON COMPOST: Suspect in N.Y., N.J. bombings arrested after shootout; Ďno indicationí o

    09/19/2016 4:47:42 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    THE WASHINGTON COMPOST ^ | 09/19/2016 | Renae Merle, Matt Zapotosky, Amy B Wang, Mark Berman and Ellen Nakashima
    ELIZABETH, N.J. Ė Authorities said they apprehended Ahmad Khan Rahami, the 28-year-old wanted in connection with weekend bombings in Manhattan and Seaside Park, N.J., after a shootout Monday with police officers. The bloody incident capped off a frantic 72-hour period in this region and beyond, marked by the dual bombings, a stabbing spree in Minnesota and then, Sunday night, the discovery of still more explosive devices at a train station here. Even as the widening probe into the bombings continued across this region, authorities sought to reassure residents that the the bombings and additional explosives appeared to be the work...
  • Hillary Clintonís looming turnout problem (Democrat plantation voters personally insulting Obola!)

    09/19/2016 2:30:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 09/19/2016 | y Philip Bump
    It's hackneyed and it is true: The outcome of the 2016 election will hinge on turnout. I legitimately hate to say that because it's such a cop-out. You're on a campaign that's probably going to lose but needs to get volunteers to come and phone bank? Remind the press that it all comes down to turnout! Yes, you're saying that the results depend on which voters vote, which is not exactly ground-breaking. But it's also true, in the way that hackneyed comments can often be. To reinforce that, I can point to an interesting pair of graphs from the New...
  • Donald Trump Suggests ĎFreedom Of Expressioní Is Hurting Fight Against Terrorism (Huff&Puff Alert!)

    09/19/2016 12:41:45 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    Huff and Puff ComPost ^ | 09/19/2016 | Michael Calderone
    But the Republican presidential nominee says he¬ís ¬ďtotally in favor of freedom of the press.¬Ē NEW YORK ‚Äē Republican nominee Donald Trump cited ¬ďfreedom of expression¬Ē Monday as a potential roadblock in the fight against terrorism, remarks that set a troubling precedent if he¬ís elected president in November. While speaking about the recent bombings in New York and New Jersey, Trump suggested that press freedom is preventing law enforcement from arresting the publishers of bomb-making instructions. ¬ďI see the other day, and they¬íre all talking about it so wonderfully, because, you know, it¬ís called freedom of the press, where you...
  • Terror and fear play into Trump's hands (Clinton News Network Alert!)

    09/19/2016 12:37:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Clinton News Network ^ | 09/19/2016 | Timothy Stanley
    (CNN)There's a tradition of not injecting political comment into terror incidents, out of deference to those affected. But let's not be naÔve. The wave of attacks that occurred over the weekend are the context to this presidential election. They are one of the reasons why Hillary Clinton's politics seem out of date and Donald Trump's seem more relevant. We still don't know who was behind the bombing in New York, explosion and abandoned devices in New Jersey, or the stabbings in Minnesota -- but even if officials have been reluctant to speculate, Americans will be connecting dots and arriving at...
  • Clinton scolds Trump for grandstanding on terror fears (Pollutico Alert!)

    09/19/2016 12:34:06 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Pollutico ^ | 09/19/2016 | NOLAN D. MCCASKILL
    Donald Trump says the latest domestic terror attacks prove the need to remove the stigma around profiling. Hillary Clinton says Trumpís ďdemagogicĒ popping off borders on treason and shows why heís unfit to be commander in chief. The dueling arguments, played out on Twitter and cable news, sharply politicized the latest outbreak of domestic terror ó a series of planted bombs throughout New York and New Jersey, as well as a stabbing spree at a Minnesota mall. ďWe donít wanna do any profiling,Ē Trump bemoaned during a phone interview with ďFox and FriendsĒ on Monday morning, before going on to...
  • Donald Trump just set the GOP record for the most small donations in a presidential campaign

    09/19/2016 12:28:39 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 8 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/19/2016 | The Week
    Never before has a Republican presidential candidate enjoyed as much success with small donors as Donald Trump has. Politico reported Monday that, particularly in the last "few months," Trump has "unleashed an unprecedented deluge of small-dollar donations for the GOP": Trump has only been actively soliciting cash for a few months, but when he reveals his campaign's financials later this week they will show he has crushed the total haul from small-dollar donors of the last two Republican nominees, John McCain and Mitt Romney ó during the entirety of their campaigns. All told, Trump is approaching, and has possibly already...
  • Donald Trump Has Made More From Small Donors Than Any GOP Candidate in History (The 99% love him!)

    09/19/2016 12:23:25 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies ^ | 09/19/2016 | Valentina Zarya
    Heís still lagging behind the Democrats. Donald Trump has broken plenty of rules throughout his campaign, but he has also broken records. According to PoliticoĎs reporting, which includes an analysis of Federal Election Commission filings, the Trump campaign has possibly already raised $100 million from donors who have given less than $200ómore than any other GOP nominee in history. Moreover, the campaign has only been actively soliciting donations for less than three months: Trump signed his first email solicitation for donors on June 21.
  • Hillary Clinton outdoing Donald Trump in Pennsylvania (Record number of dead people voting!)

    09/19/2016 12:20:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    CBS Snooze ^ | 09/19/2016 | Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA -- Hillary Clintonís campaign is aggressively outworking Donald Trump in battleground Pennsylvania, a state the billionaire businessman can scarcely afford to lose and still hope to become president. Despite polling well in Pennsylvania throughout the summer, Clintonís team is nevertheless bearing down in a state her party has carried in six straight elections. They are ratcheting up advertising and dispatching their top supporters to Pennsylvania, from Bill Clinton to Joe Biden to last weekís visit from President Barack Obama. ďWeíve got to fight for this thing,Ē Obama thundered at a rally in Philadelphia last Tuesday. ďI need you to...
  • How Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Addressed Chelsea Bomb (Cankles good, Trump bad)

    09/19/2016 12:16:23 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    Time ^ | 09/19/2016 | Zeke J Miller
    If you only read one thing: The issue of terrorism is once again taking center stage on the campaign trail following a trio of incidents this weekend in New York, New Jersey, and Minnesota. Within minutes of the explosion in Chelsea‚ÄĒeven before local officials confirmed it was a bomb‚ÄĒDonald Trump told supporters in Colorado it was a bomb and encouraged the country to be ‚Äútough.‚ÄĚ Hillary Clinton adopted a more measured approach, waiting several hours to be briefed by aides and allowing local officials to conduct a preliminary investigation. Her initial statement spoke of those injured and warned against a...
  • Donald Trump Doesnít Understand Food (Nanny-State Uber Alles Alert!)

    09/19/2016 12:11:58 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 09/19/2016 | JAMES HAMBLIN
    What we eat may be the most important issue before the country. Last week The New York Times reported, ďDonald Trump Checkup Said to Reveal He Is Overweight.Ē This revelation was a prelude to the Republican candidate's appearance on The Dr. Oz Show on Thursday. There Trump appeared surprised by one question about obesity. The question was not about Trumpís own body mass, but rather what he planned to do about the metabolic health of American children. It was a sobering moment, a reminder that concerns about Donald Trump or Hillary Clintonís health should be dwarfed by concerns about how...