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  • California governor: Clinton should be worried

    07/26/2016 8:42:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26th, 2016 | By Alexander Bolton
    PHILADELPHIA — California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) says the presidential election is looking “very uncertain,” and Hillary Clinton should be worried. Brown, who arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday, said recent polls show the race between Clinton and Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nominee, is “very tight, very tight.” When asked if Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, should be nervous about her sagging numbers, Brown said, “Of course.” “You think she isn’t? It’s very uncertain at this point and very threatening,” he told The Hill. “Full alert is what I would say.” Clinton’s campaign has signaled that it is concerned...
  • Pokémon Go Players Do the Craziest Things

    07/26/2016 3:17:02 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 36 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 26 July 2016 | Ann Oldenburg
    Pokémon Go mania has turned a corner — it has reached the point of ridiculousness. The game is making people do nutty, dangerous, and even life-threatening things. The “augmented reality mobile game” is sending players all over the place as they try to catch the crazy creatures. These people might be in a park or on private property — in a church or in your bathroom. The stories are getting more outrageous and outlandish. The upside of the game is that it’s getting people moving. They are actually walking around outside. They are running. They are breathing fresh air (except...
  • U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 8:08:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 16 replies
    reuters ^ | July 26, 2016 | TONI CLARKE
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the door on Tuesday to a change in its blood donor deferral recommendations, which currently prohibit donations from gay men for a year following their last sexual encounter in order to reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In December the FDA overturned a 30-year ban on all blood donations from men who have sex with men, saying the change was based on science showing an indefinite ban was not necessary to prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus. The FDA is now signaling it may go further. Gay...
  • Disorder erupts on Philly streets outside DNC

    07/26/2016 7:55:20 PM PDT · by SSS Two · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/26/16 10:18 PM EDT | DARREN SAMUELSOHN and KATIE GLUECK
    PHILADELPHIA — Protests outside of the Democratic National Convention turned chaotic and veered into violence Tuesday night in Philadelphia, with at least one fistfight breaking out... Vincent McGrath, a 56-year-old retiree and Hillary Clinton supporter, was sitting on top of a Camaro convertible holding "Blue Lives Matter" and Clinton signs. Several protesters went right up to him, middle fingers extended, and hurled insults. "Get a job," McGrath responded... A Philadelphia police officer on the scene, and one of the protesters' legal advisers, both said at least four arrests had been made by nearly 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, though the Philadelphia...
  • More protesters arrested as police seek to reopen Summit Avenue

    07/26/2016 7:23:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 11 replies
    PioneerPress.com ^ | 7/26/16 | Mara H. Gottfried
    St. Paul police arrested at least 46 people Tuesday near the Governor’s Residence on Summit Avenue in a day marked by tense standoffs and groups of protesters being driven to jail in buses. The location has been the focal point of protests for 20 days, beginning just after a St. Anthony police officer fatally shot Philando Castile in Falcon Heights the night of July 6. Police shut down Summit Avenue in front of the residence for about a week and a half and then reopened it, but protesters closed it down again Sunday night. On Tuesday morning police made an...
  • Clinton Campaign Manager: Prospect of More DNC Emails Being Released Was ‘Concerning’

    07/26/2016 7:11:20 PM PDT · by Mariner · 47 replies
    ABC via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Unattributed
    Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook said on "Good Morning America" that he was concerned an "aggressive regime" like Russian President Vladimir Putin's could be trying to "infiltrate the system of the Democratic Party" and also "influence the outcome of the election." Mook was responding to a question this morning regarding the email hack from WikiLeaks that showed that several staff members of the Democratic National Committee were biased against Sen. Bernie Sanders during the campaign primary. Michael Buratowski, a cyber analyst with the firm that investigated the hack, told ABC News on Monday he's "very confident" that Russian actors...
  • The worst might be yet to come with the DNC email hack

    07/26/2016 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Mariner · 60 replies
    Business Insider via Yahoo ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Pamela Engel
    The leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee has already rocked the party's convention this week, but it might not be over quite yet. Cybersecurity experts and Democratic strategists worry that more emails could come out in what might be a slow drip of hacked messages deployed strategically throughout the election cycle for maximum impact. "Like everyone in DC, I immediately searched my name," an unidentified strategist who works with the DNC told BuzzFeed News. "I wasn't in there, which I was happy about, until I realized just how sinister this leak actually was." Russia is a prime suspect...
  • Black Lives Matter supporters march against Clinton: ‘Just hard to trust’

    07/26/2016 6:52:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | S.A, Miller
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is using the Democratic National Convention to aggressively woo minority voters, whom she is relying on to put her over the top in November, and she enlisted President Obama to spearhead the effort with a keynote speech Wednesday. But the bid to reunite the coalition of black and Hispanic voters who were instrumental in Mr. Obama’s two White House wins ran into powerful headwinds Tuesday from the Black Lives Matter movement. Black protesters took to streets with calls to shut down the convention just as Mrs. Clinton received the nomination and made history as the first...
  • Clinton campaign braces for more DNC leaks

    07/26/2016 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 24 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | July 26th, 2016 | By David M. Drucker
    PHILADELPHIA — The Clinton campaign is bracing for another WikiLeaks email dump. Jennifer Palmieri, the Clinton campaign's communications director told reporters she wouldn't be surprised if the rogue organization notorious for publishing hacked documents releases more emails from the trove it stole from the Democratic National Committee. Palmieri said the campaign was not concerned about any of its emails or documents being released, and downplayed the impact another dump could have on the rest of the Democratic convention that will officially nominate Clinton for president Tuesday evening in a roll call vote of delegates. "We're not concerned about our emails....
  • U.S. city rolls over for radical mosque

    07/26/2016 5:54:16 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 26 July 2016 | Leo Hohmann
    A radical mosque known for breeding terrorists has been granted special privileges by the city of Bloomington, Minnesota, which allows its members to take over a public park and treat it as their own, to the exclusion of other residents, according to complaints filed by a citizens group. The Friends of Smith Park started a petition drive and took its case to the Bloomington City Council with a formal complaint Monday night. At issue is the Dar al-Farooq mosque, which WND has previously reported has a record of turning Somali refugees into jihadists for ISIS and other terror groups.
  • Undercover Video Confirms Hillary’s Strategy to Ban All Firearms

    07/26/2016 5:29:59 PM PDT · by detective · 56 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    The first 57 seconds of James O’Keefe’s latest undercover video interview, of a Clinton delegate from California, confirms what many have long suspected: Hillary Clinton’s real goal of complete and total confiscation of all firearms from every American citizen is being hidden behind benign and persuasive phrases such as “common sense gun control” and “protect our families,” etc. It also reveals what happens when the “useful idiot” in the video learns that she has been exposed for what she is: a mouthpiece for the movement to disarm America and ultimately turn it into a totalitarian state. Most importantly it reveals...
  • Priest killed in France ‘was always there for others’

    Last line of article: "The mosque in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray was inaugurated in 2000, built on a plot of land that was donated by Saint-Etienne’s sister parish, Saint Theresa's."
  • Bogus ‘sex offender’ labels are ruining lives

    07/26/2016 5:06:04 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 16 replies
    New York Post ^ | Lenore Skenazy
    What’s the most common age of sex-offenders? It’s not a trick question, but unless you follow this stuff closely you’ll almost certainly answer wrong. In fact, most people are shocked to learn that the most common age of people charged with a sex offense isn’t a creepy 39, or 51. It’s 14. That’s right. As the US Bureau of Justice reports: “The single age with the greatest number of offenders from the perspective of law enforcement was age 14.” Why so young? Because people tend to have sex with people around their own age, which means young people tend to...
  • Clarke: The DNC Theme is Compassion for Criminals

    07/26/2016 5:02:13 PM PDT · by kevcol · 16 replies
    Fox Business ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matthew Wisner
    "The theme tonight, with this group that's going to get up and speak is compassion for criminals. Every one of these individuals, nearly every one of these individuals whose mother will speak was engaged in questionable lifestyle choices. Mike Brown was a criminal who tried to disarm a law enforcement officer. Eric Garner resisted arrest, Freddie Gray resisted arrest." . . . "Here’s the question I have, where are the dads?"
  • Trump's ban on Muslims 'common sense' says Barack Obama's BROTHER - who is a Muslim

    07/26/2016 4:43:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 12 replies
    Express-UK ^ | July 26, 2016 | Nick Gutteridge
    But it is Malik's backing of Mr Trump's controversial proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the US to stamp out Islamist extremism that has raised the most eyebrows. He said: "I'm a Muslim, of course, but you can't have people going around just shooting people and killing people just in the name of Islam." . . . Malik was born to the same father but a different mother to his half-brother Barack and holds dual Kenyan and American citizenship. He and the US President were once close - Malik was best man at Barack’s wedding to Michelle .
  • Normandy: Jihadist Mosque Next Door to Beheaded Priest’s Church

    07/26/2016 4:28:10 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    The more details that emerge surrounding the gruesome lethal attack on a priest in northern France Tuesday, the more it appears that the attack could have been foreseen and perhaps prevented. On Tuesday morning, two jihadists associated with the Islamic State entered the parish church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in Normandy while 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel was celebrating Mass in the company of several members of the parish. The assailants seized Father Hamel and slit his throat before taking the other members of the congregation as hostages.
  • CLINTON, DEMS PUT GUN CONTROL AT CENTER OF CONVENTION STAGE

    07/26/2016 4:26:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 26 replies
    AP ^ | July 26, 2016 | KEN THOMAS AND CATHERINE LUCEY
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention. "They're too easily accessible to everyone, even children. You can go out on the street and get a gun," said Terrez McCleary of Philadelphia, who lost her 21-year-old daughter to gun violence in 2009 and was among a few hundred people held a rally against gun violence Tuesday in Philadelphia's Logan Square.
  • White House announces surge for Central American refugees

    07/26/2016 3:44:08 PM PDT · by PROCON · 36 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    New program goes beyond children, allows uncles, aunts, grandparents to applyThe Obama administration on Tuesday invited thousands of new Central Americans to apply for refugee status in the U.S., creating a new path to bring not only the vulnerable children fleeing the region, but also their parents, adult siblings and even aunts, uncles, grandparents or others “related” to the kids. Officials said they have no guess as to how many people might apply, but said it could be “significant” surge, and they said they expect it to be a “lasting” trend. Officials also announced that Costa Rica has agreed to...
  • How do you know Russia hacked the Hillary emails? Clinton campaign is asked. 'We saw it on CNN.'

    07/26/2016 3:37:22 PM PDT · by detective · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 July 2016 | Nikki Schwab,
    Truncated title: Full title: How do you know Russia hacked the Hillary emails? Clinton campaign is asked. 'We saw it on CNN.' Democrats admit they have no evidence of Putin link to disastrous leak Hillary Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook pointed to media reports when asked for evidence that Russia was behind the embarrassing Democratic National Committee email hack. 'It's a theory that is being put forward now by CNN, by the Washington Post, by the New York Times, these are the experts speaking out on this,' Mook told the Today show's Savannah Guthrie who brought up that Republican Donald...
  • Leaked DNC E-mails Show the Fix Was In for Hillary

    07/26/2016 3:04:45 PM PDT · by detective · 19 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 July 2016 | C. Mitchell Shaw
    E-mail and Hillary Clinton: The two seem to go together like oil and water. Whenever the two appear together in an article — much less the same sentence — there is bound to be scandal. Now, as Clinton approaches the official announcement of her nomination as the Democrat candidate in the upcoming presidential race, scandal is once again afoot. This e-mail scandal, though, appears to run through the very center of the DNC. As a direct result of WikiLeaks publishing a nearly 20,000 DNC e-mails, the Clinton campaign and the DNC itself are scrambling for damage control. In fact, the...
  • Two South Carolina Soldiers Killed Defending Woman at Bar, Suspect Charged

    07/26/2016 2:58:34 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 10 replies
    NBC ^ | Jul 26 2016 | Corky Siemaszko
    The military was mourning two soldiers Tuesday who were fatally shot while trying to protect a woman from a gun-toting man in a South Carolina bar. Staff Sgt. Charles Allen Judge Jr., 40, and Sgt. First Class Jonathan Michael Prins, 29, "were acting as good Samaritans when they were shot," said Capt. Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. Joseph Elijah Mills, 25, is charged with two counts of murder in Lexington County, South Carolina. Lexington County Sheriff's Office And they paid for their bravery with their lives. "We are shocked and saddened by the loss of Staff Sgt....
  • The Clinton Cash documentary is now available on YouTube.

    07/26/2016 2:35:49 PM PDT · by Gunpowder green · 10 replies
    Clinton Cash, the long awaited documentary based on Peter Schweizer's book is up on YouTube. It documents the many years of corruption and dark financing surrounding the Clintons and their Foundation. Check it out: https://youtu.be/7LYRUOd_QoM
  • EXCLUSIVE: DNC Blocked Challenge to Tim Kaine By Denying Paperwork to Bernie Supporters

    07/26/2016 2:17:52 PM PDT · by detective · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Jul 2016 | Patrick Howley
    The Democratic National Committee shut down the plot to field a vice presidential challenger to Sen. Tim Kaine … by stalling on paperwork! Breitbart News has learned that the DNC used Office Space tactics to shut down the anti-Kaine effort, which we reported on Monday as it was developing among pro-Bernie delegates on the convention floor. The roll call vote to nominate Hillary Clinton and Kaine will occur Tuesday.
  • Prosecutors Drop All Charges Against Planned Parenthood Whistleblower David Daleiden

    07/26/2016 2:04:05 PM PDT · by GilGil · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/26/2016 | Staff
    Houston prosecutors dropped all charges against Planned Parenthood whistleblower David Daleiden and his partner on Tuesday. Daleiden was the force behind a series of undercover videos that showed Planned Parenthood executives conspiring to traffic body parts harvested from aborted babies.
  • Indian girl, 14, dies after being raped for the SECOND time by the SAME man

    07/26/2016 2:01:23 PM PDT · by pabianice · 31 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/26/16 | Davies
    Indian girl, 14, dies after being raped for the SECOND time by the SAME man who attacked her last year and is out on bail The girl was raped, tied down with rope and forced to drink acid, say family Was initially attacked in December but was kidnapped in May and tortured Accused is understood to have been on bail awaiting trial for first incident Family say she was held captive by a group of abusers, including a woman Reports have indicated a girl or woman is raped every 22 minutes in India She died on same day Israeli tourist...
  • We Have Failed to Protect Christians From Islamic Terror

    07/26/2016 1:38:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Ralph Peters
    When two fanatics pledged to ISIS slit the throat of 85-year-old Father Jacques Hamel at mass on Tuesday morning, we steadied the knife. Our tolerance for Islam’s intolerance is the greatest weapon these blood-cult terrorists have. How, exactly, did we help kill that priest? We ignored the Islamist slaughter of Christians elsewhere. When Coptic Christians were murdered in Egypt, we dismissed it as an internal matter. When Christians were butchered in Nigeria and elsewhere in Africa, we merely shrugged.
  • Alan Grayson’s ex-wife Lolita alleges decades of domestic abuse

    07/26/2016 12:49:51 PM PDT · by dware · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07.26.2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Rep. Alan Grayson’s ex-wife has accused him of physically abusing her over a two-decade period, Politico reported Tuesday. From 1994 to 2014, the Florida Democrat’s then-wife, Lolita Grayson, went to police at least four times with accusations of domestic abuse, according to documents she provided to Politico.
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushed Narrative Against NC's Transgender Bathroom Law

    07/26/2016 12:07:50 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 27 replies
    Christian Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | Samuel Smith
    Leaked Emails Show DNC Pushed Narrative Against NC's Transgender Bathroom Law BY SAMUEL SMITH , CP REPORTER July 26, 2016|2:38 pm The Democratic National Committee helped push a national narrative opposing the contreversial North Carolina transgender bathroom law and officials seemingly celebrated the potential for economic struggles to hit the state following the law's passage earlier this year, emails leaked by WikiLeaks last weekend show. After North Carolina passed a law in March that allows places of public accommodation to enforce their own bathroom policies and requires people to use state-run bathrooms consistent with their biological sex, LGBT rights groups,...
  • Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards Sitting Next to Bill Clinton Speaks Volumes [Speaker, too]

    07/26/2016 11:38:13 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 28 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    The head of the Planned Parenthood abortion business will be a featured speaker tonight at the Democrat convention. But last night, Cecile Richards, a best friend of abortion activist Hillary Clinton, got a prominent seat in the box seat next to pro-abortion former President Bill Clinton. Lots of pro-life advocates noticed the pro-abortion pairing on Twitter... [SNIP] The pairing tells you all you need to know about the pro-abortion direction of the country under Hillary Clinton. She is literally Planned Parenthood’s BFF.
  • Michelle Obama chooses a custom Christian Siriano dress for her Democratic convention speech

    07/26/2016 11:09:05 AM PDT · by McGruff · 128 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Adam Tschorn
    Michelle Obama went as low-key as Melania Trump had gone high-style, choosing to deliver her convention speech in a cobalt-blue silk crepe A-line dress with cap sleeves. The dress, custom-made by New York-based designer Christian Siriano, who shot to fame after winning the fourth season of “Project Runway” in 2008, fell to just below the knee and was paired with a pair of metallic heels that industry trade publication Footwear News identifies as Jimmy Choo pumps.
  • Dump truck driver crashes through FBI Pittsburgh security gate

    07/26/2016 11:00:24 AM PDT · by RS_Rider · 79 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 07-26-2016 | Tribune Review
    A man driving a dump truck rammed through a security gate of the FBI Headquarters on the South Side Tuesday, an FBI spokesman said. The driver was injured and transported to a hospital, but no one else was hurt, said Special Agent Greg Heeb. The ramming was intentional, he said, but the motive of the driver aren't clear yet. “We're investigating it now with the Pittsburgh police,” he said. Police have identified the driver but haven't released his identity yet, Heeb said. Police stopped the driver on Carson Street after he ran several red lights, Heeb said. The driver said...
  • Prosecutors give up on felonies against baby body-parts investigators

    07/26/2016 11:00:05 AM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    WND ^ | 26 July 2016 | Bob Unruh
    Felony counts that had been filed by a “rogue” prosecutor in Texas against two investigators who in 2015 released videos uncovering the baby body-parts trade of Planned Parenthood have been dismissed by a judge. The prosecutor, who had been the target of outrage when the charges against David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were filed last winter, asked for the dismissal on Tuesday, and the request quickly was granted by the judge in the case. The videos revealed Planned Parenthood executives explaining how they could adjust abortion procedures to save the body parts requested by the undercover videographers, who were posing...
  • Is the DNC leak Putin’s payback for State Department’s involvement in Russia’s elections?

    07/26/2016 10:55:04 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    Hot air ^ | July 26, 2016 | JOHN SEXTON
    Former U.S. officials who worked on Russia policy with Clinton say that Putin was personally stung by Clinton’s December 2011 condemnation of Russia’s parliamentary elections, and had his anger communicated directly to President Barack Obama. They say Putin and his advisers are also keenly aware that, even as she executed Obama’s “reset” policy with Russia, Clinton took a harder line toward Moscow than others in the administration. And they say Putin sees Clinton as a forceful proponent of “regime change” policies that the Russian leader considers a grave threat to his own survival. “He was very upset [with Clinton] and...
  • MICHELLE OBAMA RAISES BARACK'S BIRTH-CERTIFICATE ISSUE

    07/26/2016 10:53:00 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 37 replies
    WND.COM ^ | 26 July 2016 | BOB UNRUH
    Michelle Obama focused on praising Hillary Clinton Monday night at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, insisting she was the only presidential candidate who could be trusted with the children of the nation, but she took a side trip down a path that raised old shadows. She said one of her jobs in the White House was to teach her daughters “to ignore those who question their father’s citizenship or faith.” She was referencing the challenges to her husband’s constitutional qualification for office as a “natural born citizen.” Dozens of lawsuits were filed over that issue before and after Obama’s...
  • Petition To Remove Air Conditioning From State Department Has Over 1,800 Signatures [over 5000 now]

    07/26/2016 10:27:26 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 67 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/25/2016 | Craig Bordeau
    An online petition to remove all air conditioning from Department of State property has gotten more than 1,800 signatures since it was posted online Sunday.A Change.org user named Hopalong Ginsberg created the petition in response to remarks made by Secretary of State John Kerry claiming air conditioning and refrigerants are as much of a threat to the world as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). The petition garnered 1,869 signatures by Monday afternoon.The petition states: “WHEREAS, Secretary of State John F. Kerry has suggested that air conditioners are as big a threat as ISIS, and WHEREAS, it is the duty of our elected...
  • Russian Hackers Altered Emails Before Release to Wikileaks

    07/26/2016 10:15:25 AM PDT · by ncfool · 99 replies
    Russian Hackers Altered Emails Before Release to Wikileaks Source: Motherboard Vice, NPR, and MSNBC New evidence is emerging that content from the DNC emails accessed by Russian hackers may have been altered before being released to Wikileaks. This added layer of information joined with the timing of the release and TrumpÂ’s cozy relationship with Putin paint a picture of deep collusion and planning aimed at fracturing any potential Democratic unity at the most crucial point in the 2016 presidential election cycle. Thomas Rid at Motherboard Vice reported on the discovery this morning: The metadata in the leaked documents are perhaps...
  • Trump Enjoys Six Point Bump with Women Post-Convention

    07/26/2016 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 26, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    A Morning Consult survey taken over the course of six weeks from June through July showed only about 36 percent of women supported Trump. However, a post-convention poll taken last weekend following the Republican National Convention (RNC) gave Trump a bump with females. Support from women jumped to 42 percent for the billionaire. Prior to the RNC, independent women supported Hillary Clinton over Trump 33 percent to 31 percent. After the convention, independent women support Trump over Clinton 37 percent to 30 percent.
  • Mothers of the Movement to Speak Out at Democratic National Convention

    07/26/2016 9:37:52 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 49 replies
    Seven mothers united in grief over losing their children to gun violence or excessive use of force by police will put their message in the spotlight tonight when they deliver a speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The group known as the Mothers of the Movement includes Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was shot while walking in his neighborhood in 2012, and Lezley McSpadden, the mother of Michael Brown, whose death in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 at the hands of a police officer set off nationwide protests. Mothers of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner Offer Emotional...
  • Sanders warns his supporters against choosing a third party

    07/26/2016 9:33:47 AM PDT · by McGruff · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2016 | David Weigel
    Sen. Bernie Sanders rebuffed calls from the Green Party — and a loud minority of his delegates and supporters here — to abandon the Democratic Party and build a third force outside it. The Green Party, which has never again reached the heights of its 2000 performance under Ralph Nader, has held a series of Philadelphia events since the weekend aimed at persuading Sanders voters to make a "DemExit." Jill Stein, the party's likely nominee, has spoken even as rainstorms shut down meetings, repeatedly calling on Sanders to quit the Democrats and talk to her; Cornel West, a Sanders supporter...
  • Donald Trump Polling Ahead of Clinton – But Did He Really Get Polling Bounce?…

    07/26/2016 9:17:44 AM PDT · by GilGil · 30 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/26/2016 | Sundance
    ...Does it really make sense that Donald Trump jumped that far (10 to 12 points) from a convention bounce? Of course not. The reality is, Clinton was NEVER ahead, and the race is not even close now... You see, the reality is folks – this race is not close. This race is not even in the same city where the close ballpark is located. Look at the Philly Convention. Do you notice how the entire venue is optically different from the GOP convention by intentional design? In Cleveland the delegates were all on the floor of the event venue. The...
  • Negotiations underway for Sanders to officially nominate Clinton

    07/26/2016 8:52:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2016 | By Jonathan Easley
    Negotiations are underway to have Bernie Sanders officially nominate Hillary Clinton for president at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, a move that would further signal party unity. According to a source familiar with the talks, the Vermont senator would nominate the presumptive Democratic nominee after the roll call vote that will be held on the convention floor. NBC News first reported the negotiations.
  • Dems fret over Trump bounce

    07/26/2016 8:45:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26, 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    PHILADELPHIA — Democrats are alarmed over a cluster of new polls showing Donald Trump enjoying a healthy bounce in support after the Republican National Convention. Worried Democrats say they thought some of the “dark” themes that Trump and his allies raised in Cleveland wouldn’t gain traction in modern-day America. Yet a flurry of polls have suggested that the GOP presidential nominee is ahead or in a dead heat with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Some Democrats can’t believe they are in a close race. “It shouldn’t be this close. I don’t think there’s any question that the closeness of this...
  • As a Teen Cashier Seeing Food Stamp Use, I Changed My Mind About the Democrat Party

    07/26/2016 8:36:44 AM PDT · by milton23 · 72 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 7/26/16 | J. D. Vance
    Mamaw encouraged me to get a job—she told me that it would be good for me and that I needed to learn the value of a dollar. When her encouragement fell on deaf ears, she then demanded that I get a job, and so I did, as a cashier at Dillman’s, a local grocery store. Working as a cashier turned me into an amateur sociologist. A frenetic stress animated so many of our customers. One of our neighbors would walk in and yell at me for the smallest of transgressions—not smiling at her, or bagging the groceries too heavy one...
  • Clinton aide on email leaks: 'I don't think they're done'

    07/26/2016 8:28:50 AM PDT · by ncfool · 125 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 26th, 2016 | Peter Schroeder
    PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton's campaign is bracing for the possibility of more damaging emails being leaked to the public as the presidential campaign enters its home stretch. Jennifer Palmieri, communications director for Hillary for America, said it’s possible that more emails will be released at a time designed to inflict maximum political pain to Democrats. “The WikiLeaks leak was obviously designed to hurt our convention,” she told reporters. “I don’t think they’re done. That’s how they operate. “We can’t know, but it’s part of the reason that we wanted people to understand our belief that the Russians are behind this,”...
  • Dr. Dre cited on gun charge following driveway encounter

    07/26/2016 8:17:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | unkinown
    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man says the rapper pointed a handgun at him. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department says the man told them he was parked outside a Malibu, California, home when Dre ordered him to leave and showed a gun. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, told sheriff's deputies he didn't have a gun and that the man was blocking his driveway. He says the man moved his car but parked nearby. He says the man drove off after Dre recorded video of him.
  • Fearful Democrats Erect Makeshift Interior Wall Around DNC Convention Stage…

    07/26/2016 8:06:28 AM PDT · by GilGil · 61 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 7/26/2016 | Sundance
    A very hastily constructed interior wall surrounding the stage using metal crowd barriers and blue cloth drapes. What/who do you think they were attempting to “block"?
  • DNC sought to hide details of Clinton funding deal

    07/26/2016 7:45:21 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 23 replies
    Leaked emails show the Democratic National Committee scrambled this spring to conceal the details of a joint fundraising arrangement with Hillary Clinton that funneled money through state Democratic parties. During the three-month period when the DNC was working to spin the situation, state parties kept less than one half of one percent of the $82 million raised through the arrangement — validating concerns raised by campaign finance watchdogs, state party allies and Bernie Sanders supporters.
  • Homeless Encampments Worry Commuters At Penn Station [DeBlasio's NYC]

    07/26/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CBS New York ^ | July 25, 2016 | Staff
    As the New York City homeless problem persists, passengers have been encountering crowds of people camped outside Penn Station. As CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported, Penn Station commuters said the city needs to do something.
  • DNC Leak Reveals Party Insiders Promised Access to Obama in Exchange for Cash

    07/26/2016 7:38:14 AM PDT · by Admiral_Zeon · 17 replies
    Wealthy potential donors to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) were courted with promises of access to the president, a Washington Post analysis of internal DNC emails released by WikiLeaks has found. The party insiders' pitches appear to be in violation of White House policy, the newspaper notes.
  • Big Labor Makes The Case For Hillary Over Trump

    07/26/2016 7:35:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/26/2016 | Connor D. Wolf
    National union leaders made the case Monday for why Democratic presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton is a better choice over Republican nominee Donald Trump. National unions have overwhelmingly endorsed Clinton with many warning Trump would be disastrous for worker rights. The AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the National Education Association, AFSCME, among others within the labor movement voiced their support for her at the the Democratic National Convention. “We need a president that wants to raise wages instead of one that thinks wages are too high and doesn’t even think there should be a federal minimum wage,” SEIU International...