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  • Migrants and Smugglers Won’t Be Stopped by Donald Trump’s Wall, Ranchers Say

    07/24/2016 3:58:58 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 24, 2016 | DAN BARRY
    ... The solution favored among ranchers is infused with a fatalism that nothing will change — government being government, and the cartels always one step ahead — so why bother. But here it goes: Intensive, round-the-clock patrols along the border are required for a fence or wall to work; otherwise, those determined to cross will always find a way. But, they argue, if you have boots on the ground, you will have no need for anything so beautiful as the Great Wall of Trump. It is easy, from a distance, to dismiss the ranchers along the border as right-wing Chicken...
  • Why Readers See The Times as Liberal (Public Editor)

    07/24/2016 3:58:19 AM PDT · by Drango · 4 replies
    NY Times ^ | JULY 23, 2016 | LIZ SPAYD
    I HAVE been here less than a month, but already I’ve discovered something that surely must be bad for business if your business is running The New York Times. ~snip this perception by many readers strikes me as poison. A paper whose journalism appeals to only half the country has a dangerously severed public mission. ~snip
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Officials Planned Anti-Trump Protests (Sent Interns To Staff Them)

    07/24/2016 3:34:56 AM PDT · by Strac6 · 22 replies
    Dailly Caller ^ | Alex Pfeiffer
    The release of Democratic National Committee emails by WikiLeaks Friday reveals that DNC officials planned anti-Donald Trump protests. In multiple emails DNC officials sign off and acknowledge the existence of two anti-Donald Trump protests in South Bend, IN. and Billings, MT. The release of nearly 20,000 emails is the first in a WikiLeaks “Hillary Leaks” series. On April 29, a DNC press staffer, Rachel Palermo, alerted Eric Walker, deputy communications director, about a Facebook page for an anti-Trump protest on May 2 in South Bend. “Whoo! Thanks to our interns for finding this out.” Walker replies, “I like it, as...
  • ‘RIGGED’: Trump Slams DNC For ‘Vicious Plan To Destroy’ Bernie

    07/24/2016 3:30:50 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 4 replies
    Donald Trump has piled in on the DNC, following damaging revelations of underhand tactics by the supposedly impartial committee against their own candidate Bernie Sanders. So far, Democrats have failed to respond to controversies raised by the leak. “Leaked e-mails of DNC show plans to destroy Bernie Sanders. Mock his heritage and much more. On-line from Wikileakes [sic], really vicious. RIGGED,” tweeted the Republican nominee on Saturday afternoon. “The Wikileaks e-mail release today was so bad to Sanders that it will make it impossible for him to support her, unless he is a fraud!” Trump added in another tweet.
  • Donald Trump: EU was formed 'to beat the US at making money'

    07/24/2016 3:21:46 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 7 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07-23-2016 | Ben Jacobs
    Donald Trump has claimed that the European Union was created to “beat the United States when it comes to making money” in an interview with NBC News. Speaking to Chuck Todd, whom the Republican nominee has repeatedly berated as “sleepy-eyed”, Trump also said of the EU “the reason that it got together was like a consortium so that it could compete with the United States”. The European Union was founded as the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952 in an effort to promote strong cross-border ties in Europe and avoid future wars. It has since evolved to a customs...
  • Petition: Remove air conditioning from all US State Department property.

    07/24/2016 3:01:14 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 26 replies
    Change.org ^ | 7/24/16 | Me, as "Hopalong Ginsberg"
    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 and appointed government officials to lead by example, THEREFORE, we call upon the U.S. Department of State to remove air conditioning from all property that the Department owns, rents, or otherwise employs, including but not limited to embassies, consulates, office buildings, etc., all vehicles owned and/or operated by the Department, and any other property, real or movable, owned, rented, or otherwise employed by the Department.
  • Democrats Need to Stop Insisting That Everything Is Going Well

    07/24/2016 2:03:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Current Affairs ^ | July 23, 2016 | Nathan J. Robinson, editor
    Trivializing people’s problems and fears is not a good way to win support. Among members of the liberal press, the reaction to Donald Trump’s RNC acceptance speech has been almost unanimous. It was, they say, “grim,” “angry,” and “dark.” Trump painted a “Mad Max” picture of the United States, as a nation is crisis, beset by crime, terrorism, unemployment, and despair. This picture, say the commentators, is false. Trump exaggerated crime rates, which are actually going down rather than up. He scare-mongered about immigrants and terrorism, creating threats where there are none. And he suggested that the world is going...
  • Wikileaks hits DNC ahead of convention, competes with Kaine VP nomination (Rats in turmoil alert)

    07/24/2016 12:49:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 31 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 23, 2016 | Javier E. David
    The release of more than 20,000 pages of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee competed on Saturday with the big reveal of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as the running mate of presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton. On Friday, Wikileaks dropped a bombshell cache of DNC emails. Several weeks ago, Russian hackers were reported to have breached the DNC's servers, but on Saturday Wikileaks refused to disclose where it had obtained the trove of data. Among other things, the documents purport to show the party apparatus favoring Clinton's campaign over the insurgency of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. On a number of...
  • FBI: 3 Palm Beach County ISIS Supporters Arrested

    07/24/2016 12:42:43 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    cbs12.com ^ | July 23 2016 | Kathleen Walter
    WEST PALM BEACH (CBS12) — According to the FBI, the Islamic State in Syria was about to get three new fighters: Dayne "Shakur" Christian, a convicted felon and self-proclaimed "thug" with an AK-47; Greg "Jibreel" Hubbard, and Darren "Daoud" Jackson--all from the West Palm Beach area. Federal investigators allege the three told an informant they wanted to join the terror group with one of the men--Hubbard--even booking a flight to Germany, the first leg of his trip.
  • Germany 'urgently needs tighter gun control laws in wake of Munich mass shooting'

    07/23/2016 11:05:25 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 55 replies
    Sunday Express ^ | Jul 24, 2016 | FRASER MOORE
    Crazed Ali David Sonboly, 18, gunned down nine helpless victims during a rampage outside a McDonalds restaurant and then busy shopping centre in Munich. And now Sigmar Gabriel, head of the Social Democrats, has demanded that more must be done to limit access to deadly weapons, saying gun control is an “important issue”. He added: “We must continue to do all we can to limit and strictly control access to deadly weapons.” The comments come as questions were raised as to how Sonboly, who was reportedly obsessed with mass killings, gained access to the 9mm Glock pistol used in the...
  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal

    07/23/2016 10:58:39 PM PDT · by parisa · 32 replies
    New York Times ^ | APRIL 23, 2015 | JO BECKER and MIKE McINTIRE
    The New York Times’s examination of the Uranium One deal is based on dozens of interviews, as well as a review of public records and securities filings in Canada, Russia and the United States. Some of the connections between Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation were unearthed by Peter Schweizer, a former fellow at the right ­leaning Hoover Institution and author of the forthcoming book “Clinton Cash.” Mr. Schweizer provided a preview of material in the book to The Times, which scrutinized his information and built upon it with its own reporting.
  • U.S. Army Officer Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust Dies at 99

    07/23/2016 10:56:02 PM PDT · by Scutter · 11 replies
    jspace news ^ | 7/22/2016 | Jewish News Service
    A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 99. On April 7, 1945, Lt. Frank Winchester Towers, who was the division liaison officer of Regiment 743 of the 30th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army during World War II, approached (with his regiment’s tanks) a stopped train in which there were 2,500 Jewish prisoners bound for the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czechoslovakia. The Nazis stopped the train because they were ordered to destroy it and drown the passengers in the Elbe river. When the U.S. regiment approached, the passengers shouted, “We’re...
  • FReeper MeekMom (Kristin) has passed away

    07/23/2016 9:56:45 PM PDT · by BigSkyFreeper · 99 replies
    July 23, 2016 | BigSkyFreeper
    Many FReepers who frequent the Canteen threads might know MeekMom (known to many as Kristin). MeekMom passed away on July 15, 2016, at the age of 50. She was born March 11, 1966 in Indianapolis, IN and passed away at home in Valparaiso, IN of natural causes. Besides her sweet and loving Maine Coon cat Elsa, who lived with her, she leaves behind one son, her parents, one brother and one sister; as well as a niece and nephew who she loved dearly. She also leaves behind countless friends she made over the years online. But she spoke often of...
  • Kmart workers believe all the stores are going to be imminently shut down

    07/23/2016 9:45:09 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 58 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | 07/23/2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Kmart employees believe the company is nearing bankruptcy and is in the process of shutting down all its stores. The chain has closed one-third of its stores in the last decade, and sales have been cut in half in the same time period. Store-level employees who spoke to Business Insider said many of the remaining 941 Kmart stores now appear to be in the midst of liquidation. Stores are being entered into numbered phases — such as Phase 1 and Phase 2 — employees said.
  • Twitter users erupt: #DNCLeaks disappears from trending news as WikiLeaks emails released

    07/23/2016 9:42:46 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | July 23, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    Conservative Twitter users erupted on Friday after the social media platform torpedoed #DNCLeaks from its trending-news feed after Wikileaks released 20,000 emails by Democratic National Committee staff members. Embarrassing emails sent and received by DNC members had enough momentum to propel the story to Twitter’s top “trending” news feed on Friday afternoon. The #DNCLeaks entry vanished in the evening, but returned 20 minutes later after users cried foul. The story had 250,000 tweets at the time it was pulled. The Washington Examiner then aggregated the stream of angry feedback by conservatives.
  • Wasserman Schultz furiously pressured MSNBC after it criticized her “unfair” treatment of Sanders

    07/23/2016 9:42:06 PM PDT · by catnipman · 18 replies
    Saloon ^ | 7/22/2016 | Ben Norton
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee, was furious when she was criticized by MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. Wasserman Schultz called for Brzezinski to “apologize” and told her co-worker Chuck Todd “this must stop.” The DNC chair even complained to MSNBC’s president.
  • Ivanka Trump Wore $138 Dress to Address the Nation on Prosperity – Hillary Wore $12,000 Smock...

    07/23/2016 9:31:22 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 64 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | July 24, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On Thursday night Ivanka Trump, daughter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, used the national spotlight a showcase her taste in fashion to the American public. Her dress costs $138 – so it is affordable for most American women. And she looked gorgeous. The dress was from the Ivanka Trump Collection and has already sold out at Nordstrom.com and Macys.com. In June Hillary Clinton gave a campaign speech on income poverty. She wore a $12,000 Giorgio Armani jacket.
  • Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

    07/23/2016 9:28:22 PM PDT · by Innovative · 35 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2016 | MJ Lee
    Speaking at Florida International University, a campus that is more than half Hispanic, Kaine described his vision for an inclusive country. Dipping in and out in Spanish several times, he drew on his experiences as mayor, governor and the time he spent helping Jesuit missionaries in Honduras to emphasize the importance of service.
  • Gatlin Brothes & Dinesh D'Souza Music Video - GREAT!

    07/23/2016 9:27:06 PM PDT · by Loud Mime · 9 replies
    You tube Video ^ | 7/23/2016 | Gatlin Brothers
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  • [June 30, 2016 11:30am ] Debbie Wasserman Schultz Served Class Action Lawsuit for Rigging Primaries

    On June 28, the Miami-based law firm Beck & Lee filed a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. “There are essentially six legal claims we are asserting in this lawsuit on behalf of the composed class members,” said attorney Jared Beck in a YouTube video announcing the lawsuit. “The first is a claim for fraud—against the DNC and Debbie Wasserman Schultz—based on the revelations from the recent Guccifer 2.0 documents purportedly taken from the DNC’s own computer network.” The Guccifer 2.0 documents include internal memos in which the DNC broke legally binding...
  • DNC chair won't speak at Dem convention following Wikileaks fallout

    07/23/2016 9:02:52 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 106 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 23, 2016 | Theodore Schleifer, Eugene Scott and Jeff Zeleny
    The head of the Democratic National Committee will not speak at the party's convention next week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, whose stewardship of the DNC has been under fire through most of the presidential primary process, will not have a major speaking role in an effort "to keep the peace" in the party, a Democrat familiar with the decision said. The revelation comes following the release of nearly 20,000 emails. One email appears to show DNC staffers asking how they...
  • Hillary Clinton Demanded Passwords to Every Social Media Account of Veep Candidates’ Family Members

    07/23/2016 8:55:39 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 56 replies
    Politico via The Gateway Pundit ^ | 23 July 2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    Presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, who used a secret unsecured private email server to conduct government business during her entire tenure as secretary of State–and deleted of those 30,000 emails before government investigators could review them, demanded the passwords to every social media account of every family member of her potential vice presidential candidates, according to a report in Politico published Saturday evening. How tough was the vetting? Finalists had to turn over every password for every social media account for every member of their families. They had to turn over every password for every social media account...
  • Leaked Emails Show DNC Chair Told Chuck Todd Negative Coverage ‘Must Stop’ (Debbie Owns Chuck)

    07/23/2016 8:46:41 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 53 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | July 22nd, 2016
    Part of the cache of emails from top DNC officials reveals that DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz took issue with the negative coverage coming from MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, going so far as to email NBC’s Chuck Todd to tell the anchor that it “must stop.” The email was sent on May 18 to Todd with the subject “Chuck, this must stop.” In the email, Wasserman Schultz forwards Todd an article from Breitbart‘s Ian Hanchett glossing the criticism Wasserman Schultz had received from the Morning Joe co-host. Brzenzinski is quoted as saying that Wasserman Schultz “should step down” over her poor...
  • Unity through racism: Trump makes his big play to make the GOP a white nationalist party

    07/23/2016 7:43:41 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 41 replies
    Salon ^ | 22 Jul, 1016 | AMANDA MARCOTTE
    The final night of the Republican National Convention was as confusing and incoherent as it was disturbing. Before Donald Trump brought forward his chilling imitation of history’s greatest fascists, Ivanka Trump and Peter Thiel made bizarre plays for the votes of women and LGBT people. Ivanka Trump riffed on issues like equal pay and affordable childcare, which are typically Democratic issues. Thiel announced that he’s “proud to be gay” to wild applause from a roomful of people who are the very base that voted against the rights and dignity of LGBT people, over and over again. “This is a distraction...
  • Kasich leaves door open to Trump endorsement

    07/23/2016 6:21:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 184 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/23/2016 | Harper Neidig
    <p>Ohio Gov. John Kasich left open the possibility of endorsing his party’s presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying he “takes no joy” in his withholding his support.</p> <p>“I take no joy in the fact that I’ve had to stake out this position of non-endorsement. Maybe it will change,” he said in an interview with MSNBC that was released Saturday.</p>
  • Turkey failed coup: Presidential guard to be disbanded

    07/23/2016 6:11:31 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 27 replies
    BBC ^ | July 23, 2016
    Turkey's elite presidential guard is to be disbanded after nearly 300 of its members were detained following last week's failed coup. Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told a TV channel that there was "no need" for the regiment. Earlier, Turkey detained a nephew of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen who it says was behind the uprising. He strongly denies the claim. A key aide of Mr Gulen has also been arrested, a presidency official said.
  • The UT Tower Shooting, 50 Years Later

    07/23/2016 6:07:46 PM PDT · by Elderberry · 73 replies
    texasstandard.org ^ | 7/22/2016 | Laura Rice
    The Texas Standard spoke to nearly 100 survivors of the UT Tower shooting. Next week, you can hear their stories. Dallas. Baton Rouge. Nice. Orlando. It seems like we can’t go more than a few days without a violent event somewhere in the world. While it’s true these attacks are happening for very different and very complicated reasons – they keep happening. It’s almost hard to remember a time when they didn’t. But when a shooter took aim at the University of Texas of Austin campus from the top of the UT tower on August 1, 1966, no one had...
  • Dems vote down push to abolish superdelegates

    07/23/2016 5:55:45 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016
    The Democratic Rules Committee voted down an effort to abolish the role of unbound superdelegates, dealing a blow to Bernie Sanders supporters, many of whom see the superdelegate system as unfair. An amendment failed before the committee Saturday by a vote of 108-58. The amendment received vocal support during discussion from several people who characterized the superdelegate system as "undemocratic" and contrary to the principle of "one person, one vote."
  • France to Send Aircraft Carrier to Aid Coalition Fight Against Daesh (aka ISIS)

    07/23/2016 5:43:03 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 70 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 7-22-16 | unattributed
    France will send artillery to Iraq and its Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier to assist the US-led coalition’s efforts in Syria and Iraq in the coming months, but will not deploy its troops in these countries, French President Francois Hollande said Friday. France will also send artillery to Iraq in August to help the Iraqi army fight Daesh terrorists, the President added. "The Defense Council and I made a decision this morning to provide Iraqi forces with artillery as a part of anti-Daesh efforts. The artillery will be delivered in August," Hollande said. The French aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle...
  • Benghazi victim's mother calls on Trump to stop invoking son's death

    07/23/2016 5:42:06 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 146 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 23, 2016
    The mother of the U.S. ambassador killed in the 2012 Benghazi attacks called on Republicans to stop invoking her son on Friday, blasting their references to his death as “opportunistic and cynical.” “As Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s mother, I am writing to object to any mention of his name and death in Benghazi, Libya, by Donald Trump’s campaign and the Republican Party,” Mary F. Commanday wrote in a letter to the editor published in the New York Times Friday.
  • Clinton Cash - Official Movie Premiere [till 11pm]

    07/23/2016 5:34:35 PM PDT · by thouworm · 138 replies
    Breitbat/YouTube ^ | 7-23-2016
    Available here without going through the Breitbart loops. Many Freepers never got a reply from Breitbart with a password for access to the movie. Try the YouTube link for the full documentary.
  • Munich shooting linked to neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Breivik (Liberals changing reality again)

    07/23/2016 5:26:26 PM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 53 replies
    The German-born shooter, Ali Sonboly, was likely inspired by right-wing extremists. He was not at all religious A German gunman likely influenced by right-wing extremists killed nine people and injured 27 more in a mass shooting on Friday. German police said the shooter was “obsessed” with mass shootings. Authorities also said the shooting was connected to neo-Nazi Anders Breivik. Munich police chief Hubertus Andrae said the link between Breivik and the Munich shooting is “obvious,” the BBC reported. The Munich shooting took place on the fifth anniversary of the massacre Breivik carried out in Norway, in which he murdered 77...
  • Influential Donors Criticize Ted Cruz for His G.O.P. Convention Speech

    07/23/2016 5:24:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 68 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/23/2016 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    In an extraordinary public rebuke, two influential donors who were among the biggest supporters of Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign excoriated Mr. Cruz on Saturday for his decision not to endorse Donald J. Trump at the Republican National Convention. The remarks from Robert Mercer of Long Island and his daughter Rebekah Mercer suggest widening fallout over Mr. Cruz’s convention speech, in which he did not endorse his former rival and, instead, suggested that Republicans should “vote your conscience” for candidates “up and down the ticket.” “Last summer and again this year, Senator Ted Cruz pledged to support the candidacy of...
  • Donald Trump is a unique threat to American democracy (WaPo Barf Alert)

    07/23/2016 5:08:50 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 87 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | July 22, 2016 | WaPo Editorial Board
    DONALD J. TRUMP, until now a Republican problem, this week became a challenge the nation must confront and overcome. The real estate tycoon is uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament. He is mounting a campaign of snarl and sneer, not substance. To the extent he has views, they are wrong in their diagnosis of America’s problems and dangerous in their proposed solutions. Mr. Trump’s politics of denigration and division could strain the bonds that have held a diverse nation together. His contempt for constitutional norms might reveal the nation’s two-century-old experiment in checks and balances to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS ~ 24 July 2016

    07/23/2016 5:01:46 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 94 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
            "AND LO, I AM WITH YOU ALWAYS" Matthew 28:20 One morning I stood on the bluffs overlooking the coast at Camp Pendleton. I spied an amphibious naval vessel just off shore. As I stood watching, it came into full view, then disappeared as the early morning fog came and went. The ship was always there, but it was only visible part of the time. It spoke to me of the reality of God's presence. The truth is God is always there, but our changing moods affect our ability to see. It's good days and bad...
  • Trump's Speech Wasn't 'Dark' or 'Angry.' The Media Is Out of Touch.

    07/23/2016 4:51:31 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 58 replies
    The National Interest ^ | July 23, 2016 | Peter Navarro
    Either the mainstream press doesn’t get Donald J. Trump—or its poison pens are simply out to get him. Exhibit A is last week’s dour coverage of one of the most electrifying presidential nomination acceptance speeches in the last thirty years. I was at the Cleveland arena Thursday night where this history was made, and I was particularly revolted by Friday morning’s spin from two of the biggest Horseman of the Trump Apocalypse. The New York Times castigated the speech as “dark” and “angry” while the Washington Post labeled it “a dire portrait of a lawless, terrorized nation.” In truth,...
  • The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked

    07/23/2016 4:33:54 PM PDT · by orchestra · 72 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | 7/23/2016 | Carmine Sabia
    (Full title): The Hillary email scandal keeps getting uglier: 3 key aides got messages clearly marked ‘Top Secret’ Emails marked “top secret” were sent from Hillary Clinton’s private server to the email addresses of three of her top aides. They included 22 such emails in seven email chains sent to Jacob Sullivan, Cheryl Mills, and William Burns, according to State Department documents obtained by Vice News on Friday. The 22 emails were originally held back from emails received by Vice News in response to a 2015 Freedom of Information Act request it made because releasing them to the public would...
  • Trump starts considering Cabinet

    07/23/2016 4:17:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 214 replies
    The Hill ^ | 23 Jul 2016 | Alexander Bolton
    CLEVELAND — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is already focused on picking people for his future Cabinet. A day before accepting his party’s nomination and completing an astonishing political rise that has taken him to the heights of the Republican Party’s power, Trump met with his inner circle at the Cleveland Westin to discuss his possible transition. Eric Trump told The Hill that his father is determined to put together a Cabinet that can help him turn around the country. He suggested his father would look to the private sector to find effective leadership for government. “You have to have...
  • Weary of protest, Baltimore activists seek change elsewhere

    07/23/2016 4:12:13 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 23, 2016 3:35 pm | JULIET LINDERMAN
    In this June 9, 2016 file photo, Arthur B. Johnson Jr., of Baltimore, demonstrates alone outside Baltimore's Courthouse East on the first day of the trial of Officer Caesar Goodson, one of six Baltimore city police officers charged in connection to the death of Freddie Gray, in Baltimore. More than a year after Freddie Gray's death, the same streets that exploded in fury and flame are calm. Despite back-to-back acquittals for officers charged in Gray's death, the physical protest movement that helped topple the careers of both the police commissioner and the mayor has dissipated, leaving activists exploring other...
  • Support pours in for teen who's ready to die

    07/23/2016 4:03:18 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 40 replies
    KHOU ^ | July 21, 2016
    Cannot excerpt as a USAToday originated story. Today there is a story that 1000 attended her prom. Not certain if posting a link is even acceptable. But I could not find the story elsewhere.
  • LA Times/Dornsife tracking poll now Trump +2

    07/23/2016 4:02:46 PM PDT · by brookwood · 20 replies
    LA Times/Dornsife poll now Trump +2 - not updated on RCP average yet. Also Reuters is +3 Clinton today not +4. Combined this brings Trump to +.5% in the average of the last 5 polls on RCP.
  • Hillary Clinton's choice of Tim Kaine shows she's the grown-up in this contest (Barf, Barf, Barf)

    07/23/2016 3:32:24 PM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    The Guardian/MSN ^ | 7/23/2016 | Richard Wolffe
    One candidate paraded his veep choices through Twitter and openly mused about their qualifications. The other kept her shortlist confidential and her opinions private. One had instant regrets about his decision. The other always seemed to be heading towards the same destination. One needed a safe pick to balance his own volatility. The other chose a safe pick because they are kindred souls in earnest wonkery. Both in the manner of their selection and the content of their character, the veep picks of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton open yet another chasm between the Republican and Democratic nominees. Don’t be...
  • Tim Kaine Addresses Crowd in Spanish, Promises Amnesty Plan ‘In the First 100 Days’ in Office

    07/23/2016 3:30:57 PM PDT · by maggief · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 23, 2016 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) was officially announced as Hillary Clinton’s running mate in Miami this afternoon as she introduced him as a “progressive who likes to get things done.” “Hey, guys. Thank you!” he said as he took the podium, before immediately launching into a message in Spanish. Kaine repeatedly referred to his missionary work in Honduras, where he learned to speak fluent Spanish. (snip) “In our administration in the first 100 days we’ll put forward a comprehensive immigration reform package that includes a path to citizenship,” he shouted.
  • Michael Moore on Kaine Pick: Progressives Will ‘Stay Home’

    07/23/2016 3:25:27 PM PDT · by GilGil · 53 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 7/23/2016 | Breitbart News
    Left-wing filmmaker Michael Moore was more than disappointed with Hillary Clinton’s selection of Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) as her running mate, predicting Kaine would not excite the liberal base to go to the polls. He contrasted Clinton’s pick with Indiana Governor Pence, Donald Trump’s running mate, who Moore predicted would excite the GOP base.
  • Police consider terrorism motive behind RAF abduction attempt

    07/23/2016 3:07:28 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 21 July 2016 | Alice Ross, Jamie Grierson and Vikram Dodd
    Police are looking for two men described as “Middle Eastern” in appearance who allegedly attempted to abduct an RAF serviceman at knifepoint outside his military barracks, an incident they say may have been motivated by terrorism.
  • Kerry: Air conditioners as big a threat as ISIS

    07/23/2016 3:05:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 82 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 23/7/16
    ecretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State. ADVERTISEMENT The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers. “As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is...
  • Melania Trump's RNC fashion: A scary statement

    07/23/2016 3:02:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 208 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 7-19-16 | Elizabeth Wellington
    So while Trump appeared flawless on the Cleveland stage Monday night, whether she intended it or not, her all-white ensemble displayed the kind of foreignness that is accepted by her husband’s political party. To many, that outfit could be another reminder that in the G.O.P. white is always right. Four years ago, Republicans fretted about trying to diversify their base, in the wake of Barack Obama’s clear voter mandate. This time around, with Trump at the top of the ticket, it’s obvious that ship has sailed. On Monday night, Melania Trump was a not-so-subliminal billboard for what’s looking like the...
  • With protests predicted, businesses warned to batten down the hatches

    07/23/2016 3:00:52 PM PDT · by Mariner · 39 replies
    Philly.com ^ | July 23rd, 2016 | by Julia Terruso
    With the Democratic National Convention and an attendant influx of protesters a week away, the city is suggesting businesses bring in loose planters, take down flags, and secure commercial dumpsters "to avoid misappropriation by demonstrators." The city expects 35,000 to 50,000 protesters daily during the July 25-28 convention. Anticipated gathering spots include FDR Park, Marconi Plaza, Independence Mall, City Hall, and the Municipal Services Building. Marches are planned down Broad Street and Market Street. Simultaneously, Philadelphia is rolling out a literal multicolored carpet for visitors and delegates and hosting four days of live music along Broad Street. The Mural Arts...
  • Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far

    07/23/2016 2:59:36 PM PDT · by Bobalu · 7 replies
    wikileaks ^ | 07/22/16 | A Dem Operative
    From:info@crfb.org To: kaplanj@dnc.org Date: 2016-05-02 16:48 Subject: Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far Adding Up Secretary Clinton’s Campaign Proposals So Far May 2, 2016 Read the analysis. Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has proposed numerous new policies that would increase spending and expand tax breaks along with other policies that would increase taxes and reduce certain spending. Using independent estimates from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the non-partisan Tax Policy Center (TPC), and others, we estimate that Secretary Clinton’s proposals would cost $1.8 trillion over a decade with interest, and they would be...
  • Cities bidding for NCAA games must submit details on discrimination

    07/23/2016 2:56:44 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 22 replies
    Charlotte Observer ^ | July 22, 2016 | Rick Rothacker
    The NCAA on Friday said cities looking to host future championship games must submit details by Aug. 12 about how they will protect participants from discrimination, a move that could hurt North Carolina's chances of landing future games. The announcement came one day after the NBA said it was moving the 2017 All-Star Weekend from Charlotte over a controversial North Carolina law known as House Bill 2. Cities that have already been awarded games will face a separate questionnaire deadline, which will be determined later, the NCAA said. [Snip] Cities bidding for games now must complete a questionnaire from the...