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  • Muslim Man Attacks Girl To Rape Her; She Gets The Knife And Castrates Him

    07/27/2016 6:58:00 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 17 replies
    Shoebat.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Andrew Bieszad
    [Title too long: Muslim Man Attacks Indian Teen Girl And Tries To Rape Her At Knifepoint, She Wrestles The Knife Away And Castrates Him] Islam is a cowardly religion without honor that advances itself by exploiting the weak, be they individuals or entire peoples. Muslims only attack when they think their target is unable to protect itself. They don’t expect non-Muslims to fight back, and when they do, they often are completely taken by surprise and lose, like how this 17-year-old Indian girl wrestled the knife away from a Muslim man trying to rape her and used it to castrate...
  • Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped

    07/27/2016 6:53:11 AM PDT · by maggief · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 27, 2016 | Kevin Rector
    Charges against the remaining three Baltimore Police Officers in the Freddie Gray case were dropped Wednesday morning.
  • In Leaked Recordings, DNC Shown Controlling Donor Access

    07/27/2016 6:49:57 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 16 replies
    The release of a trove of “embarrassing” hacked internal emails and private voicemail recordings reveal not only the unseemly deal-making involved in recruiting high-dollar donations for political campaigns, but the role fundraising officials play in approving and denying access to President Obama and other top officials. At least two former U.S. ambassadors called the DNC to speak about personal meetings with the president, according to audio recordings of the calls included in the leaks. One is heard on a recording from May for then-DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz seeking to confirm plans to attend a “small dinner” with President Obama....
  • COOK COUNTY PROPERTY TAX BILLS CAUSE OUTRAGE [Pensions]

    07/27/2016 6:41:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    ABC 7 News Chicago ^ | July 5, 2016 | Charles Thomas
    Cook County taxpayers are outraged after property tax bills showed up in the mail. The bills are skyrocketing this year. The city of Chicago and its public school district's fiscal problems literally hit home over the weekend, when property owners saw their second installment tax bills. Outside the assessor's office, city homeowners told one property tax horror story after another.
  • John Hinckley, Who Tried To Kill A President, Wins His Freedom

    07/27/2016 6:40:33 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 56 replies
    NPR ^ | 07/27/2016 | Carrie Johnson
    Thirty-five years after he tried to kill a president, John Hinckley has won his freedom. A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has granted a request for Hinckley to leave the mental hospital where he's lived for decades, to go live full-time with his elderly mother in Williamsburg, Va. The release could happen as early as next week, the judge ruled. Under the terms of his order, Hinckley is not allowed to contact his victims, their relatives or actress Jodie Foster, with whom he was obsessed. Hinckley also will not be permitted to "knowingly travel" to areas where the current president...
  • Bill Clinton tells a love story to make his case for Hillary

    07/27/2016 6:24:54 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 52 replies
    AP ^ | July 27, 2016 | LISA LERER
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There have been millions of words, decades of video and reams of commentary devoted to the story of Bill and Hillary Clinton. It's been dissected, defended and decried at kitchen tables and on cable news, in tabloids and classrooms. But on Tuesday night, as millions of voters watched and with the political stakes as high as they've ever been, the former president tried to make sense of it all and make the case for his wife, the newly minted Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. "In the spring of 1971, I met a girl," he began. The former...
  • Tim Kaine owes Virginians an answer

    07/27/2016 6:07:16 AM PDT · by Captain Jack Aubrey · 7 replies
    (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot ^ | 7/27/2016 | Kerry Dougherty
    I hate to be the one to rain – or even sprinkle – all over the merry Tim Kaine parade. But someone has to. It’s time to shake off the he’s-so-much-nicer-than-Hillary-and-he-speaks-Spanish euphoria to ask Kaine to explain his conduct during his final days in Virginia’s governor’s mansion. The issue concerns a convicted murderer serving life in prison and Kaine’s last-minute move to quietly spring him. We’re going to talk about Jens Soering today. Members of the national press corps ought to be asking Kaine about the Soering matter every day – at least until the veep hopeful from Virginia comes...
  • Trump Edges Ahead Of Clinton In U.S. Presidential Race: Reuters/Ipsos Poll

    07/27/2016 5:59:18 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 29 replies
    reuters.com ^ | Jul 26, 2016
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump posted a two-point lead over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, according to a Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Tuesday, the first time he has been ahead since early May. Trump's gains came as he accepted his party's nomination to the Nov. 8 ballot at the four-day Republican National Convention in Cleveland last week, and as Clinton's nomination in Philadelphia this week was marred by party divisions and the resignation of a top party official.
  • Trump Left Out Of Google Search For Presidential Candidates

    07/27/2016 5:48:33 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 42 replies
    NBC.com ^ | July 27, 2016
    Need to know who’s running for President of the United States? Don’t Google it. Searching for ‘presidential candidates’ brings up a handy guide above all of the other search results with pictures of candidates with active campaigns. Clicking on a picture brings up searches for the candidates. The only problem is that Republican candidate Donald Trump isn’t included.
  • How the Clintons Got Rich Selling Influence While Decrying Greed

    07/27/2016 5:33:30 AM PDT · by randita · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/26/16 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Peddling access and elite status, the Clintons have turned progressivism into a lucrative global venture.</p> <p>Most presidents, before and after holding office, are offered multifarious opportunities to get rich, most of them unimaginable to Americans without access to influential and wealthy concerns. But none have so flagrantly circumvented laws and ethical norms as have Bill and Hillary Clinton, a tandem who in little more than a decade went from self-described financial want to a net worth likely over $100 million, or even $150 million.</p>
  • Media Have a ‘Cry Wolf’ Problem with Trump

    07/27/2016 5:30:39 AM PDT · by randita · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | Jonah Goldberg
    Media Have a ‘Cry Wolf’ Problem with Trump Decades of smearing decent Republican candidates leaves them without credibility on Trump’s demagoguery. By Jonah Goldberg — July 27, 2016 Dear Mainstream Media and Democrats: It’s your turn. Now that Donald Trump has been formally nominated, the formal responsibility to stop him passes from the Right to the Left, from Republicans to Democrats and the journalists who amplify their values. You’re going to find it a very tough slog. And it’s your own damn fault. During the primaries, the task of exposing the true nature of the Trump takeover fell disproportionately to...
  • Obama’s Final Revenge: The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 5:28:20 AM PDT · by randita · 30 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/27/16 | Ben Shapiro
    Obama’s Final Revenge: The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton She’s forced to defend his legacy and his happy talk. But Americans aren’t happy. By Ben Shapiro — July 27, 2016 Hillary Clinton is in serious trouble. She’s not in trouble because of the massive competence of Donald Trump. She’s in trouble because she is terrible at the game her husband invented: the game of “who cares more about people like you.” In March 1992, Bill Clinton met a member of an AIDS-activism group at an event at a nightclub in New York City. Attacked by the activist for not doing...
  • DNC Email Hack: Why Vladimir Putin Hates Hillary Clinton

    07/27/2016 5:21:04 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 27, 2016 | Mark Schone
    If Russia is indeed behind the damaging leak of Democratic Party emails on the eve of its national convention, it's not just because President Vladimir Putin likes Republican nominee Donald Trump and his pro-Russian views, former U.S. officials and experts tell NBC News.
  • 'White People to the Back!': Black Lives Matter Segregates Media by Race

    07/27/2016 5:00:23 AM PDT · by cba123 · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jillian Melchior
    On Tuesday, Black Lives Matter activists took to the streets in Philadelphia to protest police-involved shootings of African-Americans. During the demonstrations, protesters attempted to segregate members of the media based on their race. "White media get to the back! Black media come to the front!" one activist shouted into a megaphone. (please see the full article, linked below)
  • Investors Beware of 'False Profits' In this Market

    07/27/2016 4:17:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 11 replies
    Real Clear Markets ^ | July 27, 2016 | Doug Kass
    "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves." -- Matthew 7:15 I try to exclude personal experiences from my diary and only include observations related to the markets. But I have to start the morning by saying that the past few days have been moving ones of monumental importance on multiple fronts for myself and my family. Let's just leave it at that. As for Wall Street this morning, aggressive liquidity continues to buoy stocks. The money is coming from a combination of the world's central banks and historically large share buybacks,...
  • France Church Attack: Normandy Priest Killer Was Tagged and on Terror Watch List

    07/27/2016 4:07:28 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Telegraph ^ | July 27, 2016
    One of the terrorists who cut the throat of a village priest in an attack claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (Isil) had been turne back from Syria and was under police supervision, wearing an electronic tag. -excerpt- It was also last night reported that the church had been on a "hit list" found on a 24-year old Algerian jihadi who had planned attacks last year in a Parisian suburb. Sid Ahmed Ghlam, a computer sciences student, was arrested by French police who are investigating whether he was directed to carry out attacks on churches by Isil.
  • Normandy Priest Slaughter: Europe Teeters On The Brink

    07/27/2016 4:06:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 29 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Ari Lieberman
    Still reeling from a truck attack in the French resort city of Nice on Bastille Day that left 84 dead and more than 300 wounded, France was hit yet again with Islamic terrorism, this time in the northern French town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. The carnage began at approximately 9am on Tuesday when two knife-wielding Muslim terrorists, chanting their battle cry of “Allahuakbar,” burst into a church during morning mass and took hostages. They then proceeded to murder, Jacques Hamel, an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot dead by police snipers. Another hostage, gravely wounded by the attackers, is...
  • Bill Clinton Delivers Rambling Speech Full Of Personal Anecdotes From Decades Past

    07/27/2016 4:00:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 76 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Patrick Howley
    PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Former president Bill Clinton delivered a long, rambling speech at the Democratic convention Tuesday night, apparently failing to consistently fire up the crowd despite his reputation as a great orator.
  • Disorderly Coronation

    07/27/2016 3:48:54 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 5 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Mathew Vadum
    PHILADELPHIA -- Democrats made their second affirmative-action pick in a row yesterday as they formally anointed Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton as their party's nominee for the highest office in the land. The news comes as Republican standard-bearer Donald Trump continues to rise in the polls and after President Obama publicly acknowledged that Trump "could win" in November.
  • Amid Tsunami of Scandals, UN Ignores Massive Corruption

    07/27/2016 3:48:08 AM PDT · by HomerBohn
    The New American ^ | 7/25/2016 | Alex Newman
    As the United Nations continues to drown in mega-scandals ranging from the systematic rape of children by UN “peace” troops to the vicious persecution of the whistleblowers who expose UN crimes, the global outfit's own inspectors have revealed that the prevailing approach to fraud within much of the UN is to basically ignore it. Indeed, many UN entities “continue to remain in a state of near denial with regard to fraud,” the investigators reported. The findings of the UN Joint Inspection Unit (JIU) highlighting widespread fraud, corruption, and impunity across the UN system, among other problems, represent another devastating blow...
  • A Career Sexual Predator Makes The Case For Hillary At The DNC

    07/27/2016 3:34:50 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | July 27, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    “Hillary Clinton took me through Hell.” Those were the words of a woman who was raped and beaten into a coma when she was twelve years old. Instead of helping that twelve year old girl, Hillary Clinton aided her rapist. She falsely accused the abused child who would never be able to have a family of her own after the assault of “a tendency to seek out older men”. Then Hillary Clinton was recorded on tape laughing at how her client had failed a lie detector test while relishing describing how she had gotten him off.
  • While Vets Were Dying, The VA Spent $20 Million on Art

    07/27/2016 3:15:52 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 19 replies
    Daily Sheeple ^ | 7/27/2016 | Joshua Krause
    It’s been over two years since the Veteran’s Affairs scandal first broke, when whistleblowers revealed that the agency in charge of providing medical treatment to our veterans was grossly callous, negligent, and inefficient. Countless veterans were dying while waiting for treatments, and VA workers were covering it up. And unfortunately, the VA is still just as bad at treating our veterans, if not worse, than it was in 2014. Two years after this scandal first broke however, we’re still learning about some of the terrible things that the VA did while their patients were waiting to be treated. Recently it’s...
  • Racially charged feud over Senate race in California spills into Democratic convention

    California’s racially charged all-Democrat Senate race has spilled onto the Democratic National Convention as the candidates continued to feud over President Obama’s endorsement of one over the other. Attorney General Kamala Harris, the recipient of Mr. Obama’s blessing, said Monday that she thought Rep. Loretta Sanchez should apologize to the president for suggesting that race played a role in the endorsement. Ms. Harris is black and Ms. Sanchez Hispanic. “I find it very troubling, and I think that that is not the voice or perspective of a leader,” Ms. Harris told Fox11 in Los Angeles. “Especially in these times, where...
  • Bernie Sanders Supporters Don’t Care if Russia Hacked DNC Email

    07/26/2016 9:09:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | July 26, 2016 | Tim Mak
    Die-hard Bernie Sanders supporters aren’t too concerned over whether or not Russia and Vladimir Putin leaked the DNC’s emails. PHILADELPHIA — Bernie Sanders’ most ardent supporters couldn’t care less about Vladimir Putin’s alleged role in the hack of Democratic National Committee emails that suggest the primary was rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. They’re fuming over the content of the emails, but seem unconcerned about how they were released to the public—apparently through an insidious Russian information operation to influence the American elections. The revelations in the emails are a scandal, to be sure. But the broader scandal is that...
  • Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

    07/26/2016 9:10:12 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 26th, 2016 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MEGAN TRIMBLE
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside the Democratic National Convention site and clashed with police on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination. Despite Sanders' calls for them to support Clinton, thousands of activists have taken to the streets during the convention this week to voice support for the liberal Vermont U.S. senator and his progressive agenda. Moments after Clinton became the first woman to be nominated for president by a major U.S. political party, a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exited the Philadelphia convention site to hold a sit-in inside a...
  • California governor: Clinton should be worried

    07/26/2016 8:42:50 PM PDT · by Mariner · 79 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...
  • Sanders Delegates Stage Mass Walkout, Promising to Leave Democartic[sic] Party

    07/26/2016 5:00:01 PM PDT · by thoughtomator · 114 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | 7/26/2016 | Brian X. McCrone
    Dozens of Bernie Sanders delegates walked out of their Democratic National Convention and many promised to leave the political party in protest. Vincent Venditti, a George delegate pledged to Sanders, said outside the Wells Fargo Center that he considers himself an independent effectively immediately. Vincent Venditti, a #Bernie delegate, walked out of the #DemConvention. He is leaving to protest. And he's now a IND pic.twitter.com/kjbgHBrB0f — Brian X. McCrone (@BrianXMcCrone) July 26, 2016 Their protest and subsequent exodus from the Democratic Party is in line with hundreds of protesters outside the security perimeter, who said Hillary Clinton's nomination as the...
  • U.S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 8:08:34 PM PDT · by PROCON · 52 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...
  • Clinton Friend McAuliffe Says Clinton Will Flip On TPP

    07/26/2016 7:59:52 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 16 replies
    politico.com ^ | 07/26/16
    Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons, said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will support the TPP trade deal if elected president, with some tweaks. “I worry that if we don’t do TPP, at some point China’s going to break the rules -- but Hillary understands this,” he said in an interview after his speech on the main stage at the Democratic National Convention. “Once the election’s over, and we sit down on trade, people understand a couple things we want to fix on it but going forward we got to build a global economy.” Pressed...
  • Sanders Backers Storm Media Tent As Clinton Accepts Nomination

    07/26/2016 7:55:34 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 28 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 26, 2016
    Diehard supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders stormed media tents and staged a sit-in Tuesday night minutes after Hillary Clinton officially claimed the party’s presidential nomination, injecting another round of drama into the convention and pouring cold water on claims Democrats are fully uniting behind their White House nominee. Hundreds of Sanders backers, most carrying signs backing their candidate, conducted what seemed to be a well-coordinated march from the Wells Fargo Center to the media tents just outside the arena. They said that party officials were trying to confiscate Sanders signs inside Wells Fargo
  • Obama: 'Possible' Russia interfering in US election [ promises to... blame Trump!]

    07/26/2016 7:47:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 43 replies
    The DNC through The Hill ^ | July 26,2016 | DNC via The Hill
    President Obama on Tuesday raised the possibility that Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in order to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. “Anything's possible,” Obama said in an interview with NBC News.
  • Australia goes two years without illegal boat arrival

    07/26/2016 7:33:43 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 20 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 26th July 2016 | Daniel Meers
    AUSTRALIA has officially gone two years without people smugglers successfully bringing an ­illegal boat into the country. ..... The government’s uncompromising turnback policy has led to 28 boats being turned around, with 700 people on board, since Operation Sovereign Borders was implemented when the Coalition came to power in 2013.... nobody has died at sea during the operation. ..... It is stark contrast to the 50,000 people who arrived illegally on more than 800 boats during six years of Labor. More than 1200 people died at sea during the period.....
  • More protesters arrested as police seek to reopen Summit Avenue

    07/26/2016 7:23:26 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 12 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...
  • The worst might be yet to come with the DNC email hack

    07/26/2016 7:06:22 PM PDT · by Mariner · 73 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...
  • Moody’s Downgrades Alaska

    07/26/2016 6:43:39 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Alaska’s credit rating was downgraded by Moody’s Investors Services, in the midst of its multi-billion-dollar deficit. Moody’s dropped the Last Frontier’s general obligation rating from Aa1 to Aa2. The outlook remains negative, according to the bond credit rating business. This marks the 49th State’s third credit decline from leading global credit rating agencies, that includes downgrades by Standard and Poor’s Rating Services and Fitch Ratings. ... In addition, Moody’s downgraded Alaska’s lease-appropriation bonds to Aa3 from Aa2, along with its moral obligation bonds to A1 from Aa3. These two bonds are consistently ranked one to two grades lower than the...
  • Clinton campaign braces for more DNC leaks

    07/26/2016 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Mariner · 27 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....
  • 'We're in this together': Local police officers overwhelmed by donations after Dallas tragedy

    Cookies, cupcakes, handwritten notes, Gatorade and even Tang. Those are some of the ways citizens have chosen to show their support and appreciation for area law enforcement in the weeks since a sniper murdered five police officers in Dallas in the wake of the fatal officer-involved shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. “You get to where you feel like you’re kind of on an island, and you’re all by yourself, and so the support from the community is fantastic because we’re in this together,” said Capt. Todd Enzbrenner with the Sand Springs Police Department. Since the shooting, he...
  • NOTHIEFSALLOWED Live Stream - ANTI-DNC PROTESTS

    07/26/2016 6:15:42 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 26 replies
    You Tube ^ | 7/26/16 | NOTHIEFSALLOWED
    VISIT US AT WWW.NOTHIEFSALLOWED.ORG FOR SAFE SPACE (LOL) MODERATED CHAT ROOM ..........Mainstream Media isn't showing you the protests by the same groups here in the USA that are out in the streets daily in countries like Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Mexico, Palestine, Russia, Spain, Syria, Turkey, and the Ukraine, as well as other parts of the world...........Why is the question?.......... What is it they are afraid you find out? Probably because they are all inter-connected groups wishing to destabilize their governments, many have already! ..........Propaganda & Half Truths is what you will see on the...
  • NY Times: A Worry if Hillary Clinton Wins: What to Do With Bill (Freeper input needed)

    07/26/2016 5:31:21 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 89 replies
    NY Times ^ | July 26, 2016 | Patrick Healy
    If Hillary Clinton wins the presidency, Bill Clinton will not become a regular at cabinet meetings, his wife's advisers say. He will not be invited into the Situation Room. He will step away from his family's foundation work and may not even have an office in the West Wing, given the undesirable optics of a former president and husband looking over the shoulder of the first female commander in chief. But the steps Clinton aides are planning to shape his new life do little to address a potentially thornier problem: Historically, when Mr. Clinton does not have a job to...
  • New York AG refuses to comply with U.S. House subpoena on Exxon probe

    07/26/2016 5:09:33 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 17 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) - New York state's attorney general on Tuesday said his office will not comply with a subpoena issued by U.S. congressmen for details on its probe of whether Exxon Mobil misled investors on climate change risks, saying it interferes with the state's "sovereign" interests. The move by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is the latest in the escalating political and legislative fight over Exxon Mobil and investigations on whether the oil giant knowingly misled shareholders and the public on climate change. Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives committee on science, space and technology...
  • Alexandria [VA] police officer says she was denied service at Noodles & Company

    07/26/2016 5:08:45 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 49 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | July 26, 2016 7:55 pm | Megan Cloherty | @ClohertyWTOP
    WASHINGTON — An Alexandria police officer who says she was refused service at a local restaurant is getting an apology. Peter Feltham, with the Alexandria Committee of Police told NBC 4 an Alexandria officer went into a Noodles & Company on Duke Street for dinner Monday evening and was denied service. “While they were waiting in line, the cook from behind the counter went up to the cash register person and pointed at the police officer and said, ‘You have to take me off the line. I ain’t serving that.’ The officer realized what was happening and rather than make...
  • DNC Promoting an all-male charter school? (Vanity)

    07/26/2016 5:01:41 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 5 replies
    This is the school just promoted by the DNC. It's gender segregated. Republicans support that; Dems oppose and the ACLU has gone after schools for segregating courses like math or science by gender despite evidence it helps kids. It also appears to be a charter school. Republicans support school choice and charter schools; Dems oppose. Did they screen this before promoting a Republican concept at the DNC?
  • Diamond & Silk: Blacks Are Leaving Obama's Plantation

    07/26/2016 4:56:03 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | Jul 23, 2016 | THElNFOWARRlOR
    Diamond & Silk break down their view on what's to come after the RNC and why blacks are leaving the democratic party in favor of the trump movement.
  • Donald Trump: ‘We’re Going to Bring Honesty back to Government’

    07/26/2016 4:44:12 PM PDT · by PROCON · 17 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | ALEX SWOYER
    Republican nominee Donald Trump enjoyed a warmer welcome from the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Charlotte, North Carolina than his rival Hillary Clinton received on Monday. The New York Republican told the crowd that spending time with veterans has been the “greatest honor of this campaign.” “Our veterans are the bravest and the finest people on earth,” Trump said, as he pledged to work with the VFW if elected president. “Our most basic commitment to provide health and medical care [to veterans] has been violated completely.” “The other candidate in this race, crooked Hillary Clinton, […] has a much...
  • Team Clinton’s Overconfidence

    07/26/2016 4:31:19 PM PDT · by Innovative · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 26, 2016 | Jason L. Riley
    On Friday, Hillary Clinton’s choice of Tim Kaine as her running mate projected confidence. By Monday, it looked more like overconfidence. For more than a month, Mrs. Clinton and her allies have been running campaign ads in battleground states, and Mr. Kaine, a senator from one such state (Virginia), is a potential plus in nearly all of them. His bilingualism could enhance her appeal among Hispanic voters in places like Florida and Colorado. His Roman Catholicism could help her in swing states with large Catholic populations such as Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. As a former governor of Virginia, Mr. Kaine brings...
  • CLINTON, DEMS PUT GUN CONTROL AT CENTER OF CONVENTION STAGE

    07/26/2016 4:26:59 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 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.
  • Hillary Clinton Wins Convention Votes to Make History

    07/26/2016 4:24:35 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 25 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 26 JULY 2016 | ABC 13 HOUSTON
    Breaking a historic barrier, Democrats triumphantly chose Hillary Clinton as their White House nominee Tuesday night, the first woman to ever lead a major political party into the general election.
  • U. S. opens door to a change in blood donation policy for gay men

    07/26/2016 4:17:17 PM PDT · by plain talk · 25 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | 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.
  • Black protesters at DNC send white supporters ‘to the back of the march’

    07/26/2016 4:16:46 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 26 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 26, 2016
    Though civil rights leaders in the 1960s fought for unity among Americans regardless of race, the Black Lives Matter movement of today often seeks voluntary re-segregation of our society based solely on skin color. The troubling and recurring theme has been evident since protests began in 2014, with one of the group’s first marches offering a list of separate rules for whites wishing to participate. This week, organizers of the Black Resistance March held near the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia made it clear that sympathetic whites should not consider themselves on equal footing with their darker comrades. Video of...
  • Is Trump’s Campaign Too Small? Or Is Clinton’s Too Big?

    07/26/2016 4:07:19 PM PDT · by grayboots · 25 replies
    New York Slimes ^ | 7/26/2016 | Robert Draper
    Despite the view expressed by many commentators that last week’s Republican convention more closely resembled a grand-mal seizure than a smoothly coordinated rollout of a presidential nominee, Donald Trump emerged from Cleveland with exactly the kind of bounce such events are supposed to deliver. A CBS News poll now has Trump slightly ahead in 11 battleground states; FiveThirtyEight also shows him leading Hillary Clinton in Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Nevada and Iowa. If this lead holds, he would most likely be guaranteed victory on Nov. 8.