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  • If Trump is innocent of collusion with Russia, what happens to the media?

    05/26/2017 1:34:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 25, 2017 | Lisa Boothe
    With the investigation into Russia's interference in our election underway, the mainstream media has engaged in rampant speculation about President Trump's administration. Despite any evidence of collusion or an actual crime that has taken place, publications and networks have drawn comparisons to President Richard Nixon and Watergate. They have wildly and recklessly speculated about impeachment and obstruction of justice. But no one is asking the more likely question: What happens to the media if the president is innocent? The media is already suffering from a credibility crisis. Trust in the media is at an all-time low. And according to Gallup,...
  • Official: Louisiana man tried to steal Trump's tax info

    05/26/2017 12:53:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The News & Observer ^ | May 25, 2017 | The Associated Press
    An Education Department watchdog says a Louisiana man has unsuccessfully tried to obtain President Donald Trump's tax information using an online student aid tool. Inspector General Kathleen Tighe told a House hearing Thursday that the attempt took place in September, several weeks before the presidential election. The man tried to access Trump's records with the help of a data retrieval tool used by college students applying for financial aid....
  • Trump Advisor Miller Blocked G-7 Migration Proposal: Author of ‘Muslim Ban’ is now working...

    05/25/2017 11:42:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | May 25, 2017 | Colum Lynch
    President Donald Trump’s controversial senior advisor and speechwriter, Stephen Miller, has led White House efforts to undercut an initiative by Italy to place the migration crisis at the center of this week’s Group of Seven major summit meeting starting Friday in Sicily. For Italy, the summit in Taormina, Sicily, was to provide a poignant opportunity to raise awareness of the plight of hundred of thousands of refugees who cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy’s shores each year, and to reach agreement on a plan to find them permanent homes....
  • Modi must visit Trump to stay on the radar, India has huge stakes in the US

    05/25/2017 11:11:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Economic Times ^ | May 26, 2017 | Indrani Bagchi
    Washington mavens have a new parlour game ­ called “impeachment & removal“. The game is all about devising new and innovative ways of putting President Donald Trump out to grass. But Trump has danced with Saudi leaders, eaten chocolate cake with Xi Jinping and burgers with Netanyahu, played golf with Abe and been blessed by the Pope. In a few weeks, it will be his turn to get the Modi hug. India has watched with apprehension as the Trump administration moved from being....
  • Southeast Asian market rises in importance as affluents flock to region

    05/25/2017 10:43:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Luxury Daily ^ | May 25, 2017 | Brielle Jaekel
    The 3.5 million high-net-worth individuals located in the Asia Pacific region makes the market increasingly important for the luxury sector, as the affluent group's appetite for high-end continues to grow. Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are becoming an increasingly important part of consumerism in the luxury market. Countries that make up the association such as Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam are expected to become the fourth largest economy by 2020. “The ASEAN nations are part of a high-growth region where we are active in terms of member growth and hosting...
  • Why 63 Million Trump Voters Will Never Leave Trump

    05/25/2017 9:38:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 26, 2017 | Wayne Allen Root
    The latest poll numbers are out. Rasmussen (the most accurate poll of the 2016 election) has Trump at 48 percent approval. It's important to note that's just about the exact same place he was at when he was elected president- just under half the country supports him. Since we come out to vote in much higher numbers...and we have an electoral edge in Midwest battleground states...48 percent is all Trump needs to win re-election again. Keep in mind that's after the two worst weeks in the history of modern presidents. That's after two weeks of the most biased, vicious, negative...
  • Island View casino starts big expansion on Mississippi coast (250 new jobs)

    05/25/2017 5:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The New Orleans Times-Picayune ^ | May 25, 2017 | Bob Warren
    South Mississippi officials gathered Wednesday (May 24) to break ground on a big addition to the Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, south Mississippi media outlets reported. The addition will push the casino's floor space to 123,000 -- the largest on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, WLOX television station reported. The new, smoke-free venue will be on the south side of U.S. 90 and provide an additional 43,000 square feet of gambling space. Floor-to-ceiling glass will give visitors a view of the water in the Mississippi Sound....
  • How He Used Facebook to Win

    05/25/2017 4:58:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The New York Review of Books ^ | The June 8th, 2017 Issue | Sue Halpern
    Not long after Donald Trump’s surprising presidential victory, an article published in the Swiss weekly Das Magazin, and reprinted online in English by Vice, began churning through the Internet. While pundits were dissecting the collapse of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the journalists for Das Magazin, Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus, pointed to an entirely different explanation—the work of Cambridge Analytica, a data science firm created by a British company with deep ties to the British and American defense industries. According to Grassegger and Krogerus, Cambridge Analytica had used psychological data culled from Facebook, paired with vast amounts of consumer information purchased...
  • Letter: Clinton shows dignity

    05/25/2017 4:25:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Spokesman-Review ^ | May 25, 2017 | Halina Slobodow
    <p>Welcome, spring. Finally, the dreary winter days have gone and spring days offer hope and renewal.</p> <p>Fittingly, Hillary Clinton took her place back in New York at the gathering of “Women for Women International.”</p> <p>It was a pleasure to see her in best form, relaxed, humorous, witty … a class act. If not for Russian intervention and FBI hindrance 10 days before the election, Hillary would have taken on the weighty job of president, without whining, with dignity.</p>
  • Kroger to invest $70M in Northern Ky. distribution center; will employ 90

    05/25/2017 3:18:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Lane Report ^ | May 25, 2017
    The Kroger Co. has identified a facility suitable for a logistics and distribution location in Boone County and will invest $70 million in it, according to a request for a reduction in state ad valorem tax rate to the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority. Kroger will be buying a newly created building, which will be one of the first significant capital investments for the company in the Northern Kentucky community beyond a retail project. This will allow Kroger to distribute thousands of items to over 1,000 stores regionally as well as create opportunities for additional investment and job creation in...
  • Basic income hailed as way to give people chance to chase their dreams

    05/25/2017 2:14:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Toronto Star ^ | May 25, 2017 | Laurie Monsebraaten, Social justice reporter
    For many years, Regent Park resident Sam Haque thought the Disney adage: “If you can dream it, you can do it” was advice only for people of privilege. “I thought it was only something rich parents tell their children,” he says. “But I’m proof that everyone can do it. And that’s the message I’m trying to get out there.” Haque, 35, who came to Toronto with his mother from Bangladesh when he was 15, turned his back on an opportunity to go to law school about eight years ago to follow his passion for doodling and design, and created Wise...
  • Trump's proposed budget would cut $2.2 billion from global health spending

    05/25/2017 1:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    National Public Radio's Goats and Soda ^ | May 25, 2017 | Nurith Aizenman
    U.S. aid for international family planning would be eliminated. Programs to combat HIV/AIDS in the world's poorest countries would be slashed by 17 percent. Efforts to fight malaria would be chopped by 11 percent. Those are just some of the cuts to global health spending called for by President Trump in the proposed budget he unveiled this week. On one level the reductions did not come as a surprise. Trump had already made clear in his "skinny budget" proposal, released in March, that he wanted to lower spending on foreign assistance by more than a third. Yet advocates for global...
  • Obama tells adoring crowd in Berlin: ‘We can’t hide behind a wall’

    05/25/2017 1:01:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | May 25, 2017 | Kate Connolly in Berlin
    Barack Obama received a hero’s welcome when he reunited with Angela Merkel for the first time since leaving office, calling on the audience to engage in democracy and telling the tens of thousands in Berlin: “We can’t hide behind a wall.” Speaking in front of the Brandenburg Gate, which was once cut off by the Berlin Wall, the former US president was greeted with cries of “Barack, Barack” as he urged the 70,000-strong crowd to “push back against those trends that would violate human rights or suppress democracy or restrict individual freedoms” and to “fight against those who divide us”....
  • BuzzFeed editor, reporters could soon be under oath ("Russian spy dossier" lawsuit)

    05/25/2017 12:29:00 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    McClatchy DC ^ | May 23, 2017 | Kevin G. Hall and Greg Gordon
    Lawyers for a Russian tech mogul suing online news site BuzzFeed for defamation will seek within the next two weeks to take sworn testimony from its editor and several reporters. The suit stems from BuzzFeed’s decision to become the first news operation to post online a former British spy’s dossier about Russia’s alleged scheme to help Donald Trump win the presidency last fall. A federal judge in Miami on Monday rejected BuzzFeed’s bid to move the case to New York. In a phone interview Tuesday, attorney Val Gurvits, representing a Russian web hosting company and its owner who were named...
  • White-Owned Restaurants Shamed for Serving Ethnic Food: It's Cultural Appropriation

    05/24/2017 11:24:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    Reason's Hit & Run Blog ^ | May 23, 2017 | Robby Soave
    If you're a white person, you have no business running a restaurant that serves Asian, Latin, African, or Indian cuisine. That's according to the creators of a "white-owned appropriative restaurants" list, which accuses several Oregon establishments of engaging in cultural appropriation—a tool of "a white supremacist culture." The list, a Google Docs spreadsheet, includes about 60 Portland-area restaurants, the names of their white owners, and the kind of cuisine they serve. (For example, the list informs us that Burmasphere "was founded by a white man who ate Burmese food in San Francisco.") The spreadsheet also lists competing restaurants that are...
  • Missy Elliot's sample of Rachel Jeantel was a nod to Trayvon Martin

    05/24/2017 10:09:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Mic ^ | May 18, 2017 | Jamilah King, senior staff writer
    Missy Elliot gave a subtle nod to Trayvon Martin with a sample in 2015's "WTF (Where They From)."(VIDEO-AT-LINK) The fact that was recently unearthed in a stunning profile for Elle by Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah. BuzzFeed's Saeed Jones pointed out the excerpt from the profile out on Twitter on Thursday. The sample was the voice of Rachel Jeantel, Trayvon Martin's teenage friend who was also the last person to speak to him just moments before he was gunned down by neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman on February 26, 2012. Zimmerman was later acquitted of criminal charges related to Martin's death, but it...
  • Kohn: Here’s how we have a special election and make Hillary President anyway

    05/24/2017 8:53:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    So is anyone still in denial over idea that Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) is a thing? If so, look no further than regular CNN contributor and perennial Democratic supporter Sally Kohn. While I happened to miss this original announcement the good folks at the New York Post highlighted a plan which Kohn tweeted out a few days ago. It’s a brilliant strategy and just what the chanting masses in the streets have been hungering for. In a few simple steps progressive activists will be able to sweep away the results of the 2016 election and install Hillary Clinton as the...
  • Report says basic income may not reduce poverty, advocates firmly disagree

    05/24/2017 8:28:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Humanosphere ^ | May 24, 2017 | Joanne Lu
    As the global economy stares down the barrel of rising inequality and increased automation, more countries are toying with the idea of a universal basic income. But a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is less than enthusiastic, saying that without significant tax hikes, a basic income would do little to reduce poverty and even exacerbate it in some cases. That conclusion is very problematic for a welfare reform that advocates bill as a solution to poverty. A small safety net of cash distributed to everyone regardless of income level or employment status, prevents people...
  • There Remains No Evidence Of Trump-Russia Collusion

    05/24/2017 8:08:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 23, 2017 | Paul Roderick Gregory
    Where is the evidence of President Trump's collusion with Russia? The Wall Street Journal – no particular fan of Trump – characterizes the DOJ charge to Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, as fatally open-ended, vague, and flawed. His instruction lists no federal statutes and invites a fishing expedition into trivial matters. Journalists covering the story appear to disagree on what Mueller is supposed to do: Is he to “oversee the investigation into ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russian officials” or “investigate possible coordination between President Trump’s associates and Russian officials?” The political feeding frenzy has, to date, brought forth the...
  • On tour abroad, Trump does what Obama should have

    05/24/2017 7:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN Opinion ^ | May 24, 2017 | Dr. Timothy Stanley
    Today, I admire Donald Trump. His remarks made in the aftermath of the terror attack in Manchester captured the mood in Britain perfectly. Terrorists are not soldiers, not even murderers -- they are "losers." And this tragic event validates Trump's initiative of uniting the world against terrorism. Suddenly, he feels like a serious international leader. There has to be a change in tone. Barack Obama began his presidency with an erudite speech in Cairo declaring that America would be humbler from now on. Trump, by contrast, landed in Saudi Arabia looking like an emperor meeting a king. Trump's provincialism is...