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    11/07/2016 7:57:50 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | November 7, 2016
    Nine people were killed and at least 42 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning. The latest killing happened Sunday afternoon in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. An 18-year-old man was found at 4:23 p.m. lying on the ground in the 4900 block of West West End, according to Chicago Police. He had been shot in the torso and was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 5 p.m. The Cook County medical examiner's office has not yet released his name.
  • WikiLeaks: Re: (Now Chelsea involved in scandal?)

    11/06/2016 5:20:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 108 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | November 6, 2016 | Doug Band To: CC:, Date: 2012-01-04 21:45 Subject: Re: I learned from the best The investigation into her getting paid for campaigning, using foundation resources for her wedding and life for a decade, taxes on money from her parents.... I hope that you will speak to her and end this Once we go down this road.... ----- Original Message ----- From: John Podesta [] Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2012 05:00 PM To: Doug Band Cc: Subject: Re: You are perfecting your skills for understatement. On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Doug Band...
  • WikiLeaks: Fwd: Just the messenger (Andrea Mitchell, NBC News)

    11/06/2016 5:10:21 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | November 6, 2016 To:,,, Date: 2015-03-04 16:46 Subject: Fwd: Just the messenger ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Neera Tanden" Date: Mar 4, 2015 1:23 PM Subject: Just the messenger To: "John Podesta" Andrea Mitchell took me aside for 3 minutes to complain when story broke on Monday night she was prepping for Netanyahu but she couldn't get any response til 6:45 am when morning shows had already decided to lead. Not sure who to give this to, but don't yell at me.
  • Dependent on migrant dollars, rural Mexico prays for Trump defeat

    11/05/2016 3:10:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 5, 2016 | By Lizbeth Diaz
    In the small southern market town of Molcaxac, 650 miles (1050 km) from the U.S. border, Alicia Villa is praying to God that Republican candidate Donald Trump does not become the next president of the United States. Over the past two decades, as Mexico's rural economy stalled, Molcaxac and hundreds of towns like it became dependent on dollars sent by relatives who made the perilous journey north, a lifeline she fears will be cut by a Trump White House. Villa, 65, said funds sent by a daughter working illegally as a house cleaner in Sacramento, California have supported her family...
  • WikiLeaks: Re: (Clinton Foundation)

    11/04/2016 8:56:02 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | November 4, 2016 | John Podesta, Doug Band To: CC:, Date: 2012-01-04 20:00 Subject: Re: You are perfecting your skills for understatement. On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 4:43 PM, Doug Band wrote: I just received a call from a close friend of wjcs who said that cvc told one of the bush 43 kids that she is conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from cgi to the foundation. The bush kid then told someone else who then told an operative within the Republican Party I have heard more and more chatter of cvc and bari talking about lots of...
  • WikiLeaks: Re: Trump

    11/03/2016 8:03:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | November 3, 2016 | Robert Blackwill To: Date: 2016-03-03 14:18 Subject: Re: Trump Good. On Mar 3, 2016, at 11:04, John Podesta wrote: Thanks Bob. Saw your name on the recent letter and was going to reach out. Jake or I will be in touch. On Thursday, March 3, 2016, Robert Blackwill wrote: John, If Trump is clearly going to be the GOP Presidential nominee, I would like to be involved in "Republicans for Hillary" including recruiting others who hold my view. Thanks. Best. Bob Sent from my iPhone
  • Wiki: Hillary .. Her efforts in the black community are not resonating (tr)

    11/03/2016 7:41:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | November 3, 2016 | April Ryan To:, Date: 2015-08-18 18:02 Subject: Hillary Clinton needs to sit down with black reporters fast. Her efforts in the black community are not resonating. I would love to be a part of this sit down hopefully in DC. -- April Ryan White House Correspondent Washington Bureau Chief American Urban Radio Networks Follow me on Twitter @AprilDRyan
  • 'Critical' Obamacare year for Anthem, as insurer warns it may 'modify' strategy

    11/02/2016 10:46:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 2, 2016 | by Dan Mangan, Bertha Coombs
    The last of the major American health insurers to have a big presence in the Obamacare marketplaces for 2017 warned Wednesday that it may not remain there for long if business doesn't improve. Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish, calling sales of Obamacare plans "disappointing" since 2013, said "Clearly, 2017 is a critical year as we continue to assess the long-term viability" of the insurer's presence on Affordable Care Act marketplaces. If it does scale back its Obamacare business, Anthem, which sells plans on ACA exchanges in 14 states, would join other big U.S. insurers — United Health Group, Aetna and Humana...
  • WikiLeaks: Follow up the HRC idea re; foundation

    11/01/2016 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | November 1, 2016 | Jennifer Palmieri To:,,,,, more Date: 2015-04-30 01:02 Subject: Follow up the HRC idea re; foundation First, thanks to all for the marathon session today, I thought we got a lot of good work done. Second, I wanted to follow up on HRC idea of doing the video. Having thought about it and talked to Craig and Maura about it - I don't think it is good idea for her to do. There aren't great answers and in many cases not her place to answer them. But I think it does make sense for her to...
  • Donald Trump Used Legally Dubious Method to Avoid Paying Taxes (Slimes hit piece)

    10/31/2016 7:39:24 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Donald J. Trump proudly acknowledges he did not pay a dime in federal income taxes for years on end. He insists he merely exploited tax loopholes legally available to any billionaire — loopholes he says Hillary Clinton failed to close during her years in the United States Senate. “Why didn’t she ever try to change those laws so I couldn’t use them?” Mr. Trump asked during a campaign rally last month. But newly obtained documents show that in the early 1990s, as he scrambled to stave off financial ruin, Mr. Trump avoided reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in taxable...
  • WikiLeaks: Re: Why? (coordinating with SuperPACS)

    10/31/2016 10:20:03 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 31, 2016 | John Podesta, Neera Tanden To: Date: 2015-05-13 12:55 Subject: Re: Why? That's fine But skirting if not violating law doesn't help her INMHO On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, John Podesta wrote: Brock $ machine! On Wednesday, May 13, 2015 , Neera Tanden wrote: I'm not their biggest fan But this does seem shady From: Judd Legum Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 >> Subject: Why? To: Neera Tanden This makes zero sense to me. How a super PAC plans to coordinate directly with Hillary Clinton’s campaign - The Washington Post Sent from my iPhone
  • WikiLeaks: Fyi (WJC, Podesta, Mills are decision makers for Clinton Foundation in 2012)

    10/29/2016 6:13:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 29, 2016 | Chelsea Clinton To:, Date: 2012-02-08 17:26 Subject: Fyi Over the past few days a few people from the Foundation have reached out to me frustrated or upset about _____ (fill in the blank largely derived meetings Friday or Monday). I've responded to all w/ essentially the following (ie disintermediating myself, again, emphatically) below. I also called my Dad last night to tell him of my explicit non-involvement and pushing all back to you both and to him as I think that is indeed the right answer. Thanks Sample: Please share any and all concerns, with examples, without pulling punches,...
  • WikiLeaks: Re: Opposition research

    10/27/2016 9:32:16 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 1 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 27, 2016
    From: Janet Keller Date: March 4, 2016 at 6:40:05 PM EST To: Sara Latham Subject: Re: Opposition research Sara - Per our conversation, John Manly is close to Michael D'Antonio ( who wrote Never Enough about Trump ) and Michael wants to meet with the Clinton campaign's opposition research team. He does not want to be paid. And he has 9 hours of taped conversations with Donald Trump. John Manly needs to join the meeting as well. I have copied him on this email. John, Sara is a close friend and a senior advisor on Hillary's campaign. She...
  • WikiLeaks: Hillary's IT guy

    10/27/2016 8:58:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 27, 2017 | John Podesta To: Date: 2015-09-02 22:46 Subject: Hillary's IT guy Benghazi Dems fearing very bad WashPost story have given us the details so we can be fairer. Anything I should know?
  • WikiLeaks: Re: Cnn poll

    10/27/2016 8:43:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 27, 2016 | John Podesta, Neera Tanden To: Date: 2015-07-25 00:28 Subject: Re: Cnn poll Do we actually know who told Hillary she could use a private email? And has that person been drawn and quartered? Like whole thing is f---ing insane. On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 7:15 PM, Neera Tanden wrote: Well, let's see what the poll actually says. Let's hope the Democratic party is not suicidal. On Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 5:41 PM, John Podesta wrote: PS can you imagine what the Republicans would do to him if he were the nominee? On Friday, July 24, 2015 , Neera...
  • WikiLeaks: Re: NYT

    10/27/2016 7:20:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 27, 2016 | John Podesta To: Date: 2015-03-03 01:32 Subject: Re: NYT Nope. We brought up the existence of emails in reserach this summer but were told that everything was taken care of. On Mon, Mar 2, 2015 at 10:27 PM, John Podesta wrote: Did you have any idea of the depth of this story?
  • WikiLeaks: Re: HRC, Obama and ISIS

    10/26/2016 6:24:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 26, 2016 | John Pidesta To: Date: 2015-12-21 12:00 Subject: Re: HRC, Obama and ISIS Her reference was not to ISIS but to going after Assad diplomatically because of UNSC resolution passed Friday. We will make that clear. She has given two major speeches about how we are NOT where we need to be on ISIS. On Monday, December 21, 2015, Brent Budowsky wrote: Walk back and escape from her statement that "finally we are where we need to be" against ISIS. We are not where we need to be, we are far from it, most voters do not believe it, and when...
  • WikiLeaks: 09.24.15 Latest on Email Guidance

    10/25/2016 7:32:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 25, 2016 | Adrianne Elrod, Spokeswoman, Hillary for America To: Date: 2015-09-24 16:50 Subject: 09.24.15 Latest on Email Guidance *Friends & Allies Talking Points * *Guidance on Bloomberg Report that FBI Has Restored Clinton's Personal Emails * Assuming the Bloomberg report is true, the reason the FBI may be able to recreate these emails is exactly because, as the tech company that maintained Hillary's server has said, the rumors that steps were taken to "wipe" the server's contents were never true. Even if FBI can indeed recreate her personal emails as Bloomberg reports, they are unlikely to be released publicly as they are not work-related. Remember, the...
  • WikiLeaks: Thanks (from Mark Zuckerberg)

    10/25/2016 7:06:41 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 24, 2016 | Mark Zuckerberg To: Date: 2015-08-07 15:23 Subject: Thanks John, I enjoyed spending time with you yesterday and our conversation gave me a lot to think about. Thanks for sharing your experiences with CAP and some of the choices you made as you put the organization together. I hope it's okay if I reach out as my thinking develops to get your ideas and reactions. If there are any other folks you think I should talk to, please let me know. Thanks again. I look forward to continuing our conversation. Mark
  • U.S. can add as few as 50,000 jobs per month and still be healthy, Fed study finds

    10/24/2016 1:03:39 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 24, 2016 | by Greg Robb
    The U.S.economy only needs to generate about 75,000 jobs — and possibly as few as 50,000 — each month to maintain a healthy labor market, according to a study released Monday by the San Francisco Fed. That’s down sharply from the 192,000 average payroll gains seen over the past three months. Because the economy is close to what the Fed calls “full employment,” the future is less about creating an even stronger labor market than about maintaining a healthy one, said San Francisco Fed President John Williams in a speech last week.
  • RE: DRAFT launch statement for progressive media (WikiLeaks: The real Paul Begala)

    10/24/2016 7:12:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 24, 2016 | WikiLeaks
    From: Begala, Paul Sent: Tuesday, February 19, 2008 3:09 PM To:;; Cc:;; Subject: Re: DRAFT launch statement for progressive media Statement looks good - so long as the lawyers approve. I would reach out to Obama supporters. Let me nominate Jamal Simmons. He's young (to me) Af-Am and way smart. He worked in the Clinton White House and now does commentary with me on CNN. Other prominent African-Americans should be courted, like Donna Brazile. How 'bout Dee Dee Myers? Not African-American, but rumored to be a woman. Knows the media as well as anyone....
  • WikiLeaks: Reuters journalist shares Benghazi committee documents with Crooked Hillary Team

    10/23/2016 8:31:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 23, 2016 | Mark Hosenball - Reuters To:, Date: 2015-04-21 19:46 Subject: Fwd: RE: hello Please read original message from Mark. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: On Apr 21, 2015 5:11 PM, Mark.Hosenball@thomsonreuters.comwrote: I have run across a rather interesting document which outlines in detail the principal current objectives of the House Benghazi Committee, and was wondering if you might have a minute or two to discuss this. If you are anywhere near 1333 H in next day or two I might even show the document to you (I’m out on Thursday, however) though I am reluctant to hand out copies at this...
  • WikiLeaks: Proposed response to State Dept disclosure on Sid emails (Coordinate with State and AP)

    10/21/2016 8:47:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 21, 2016 | Nick Merrill, Brian Fallon To: Date: 2015-06-25 00:40 Subject: Re: Proposed response to upcoming State Dept disclosure on Sid emails Based on conversations today, below is the finalized version of the response plan: Q: The State Department says that at least 16 of the emails that Sid Blumenthal turned over to the Benghazi Select Committee were not included in the 55,000 pages of materials produced by Hillary Clinton. Doesn't this prove that Hillary Clinton deleted certain emails at some point before producing them to the Department?* ON-THE-RECORD RESPONSE FROM SPOKESMAN NICK MERRILL: "Hillary Clinton has turned over 55,000 pages of materials to...
  • WikiLeaks: David Kendall had 4 classified emails on thumb drive, referred to State and FBI

    10/21/2016 8:12:12 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 21, 2016 | David Kendall
    From: Kendall, David [] Sent: Friday, July 24, 2015 10:39 AM To: Nick Merrill, Brian Fallon Cc:Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Huma Abedin, Others Subject: Report from the Hill It appears that the IC IG (not State IG) has sent a notification to Congress (maybe only to HPSCI—unclear) describing the work the IC IG has been doing recently (unclear if a general report or one only focusing on 55,000 pages). As to the HRC emails, the report explicitly states that none of those emails bore classification or dissemination-limitation markings. It goes on to say that its own IC IG review of...
  • WikiLeaks: FW: Fact Sheets on Clinton Email

    10/21/2016 7:22:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 21, 2016 | Paul M. Bell, Press Secretary, Benghazi Committee
    From: Bell, Paul Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 3:22 PM To: Democratic Press Secretaries Subject: Fact Sheets on Clinton Email Hi All— Happy Friday. Benghazi Select Committee Chairman Gowdy recently sent a letter to Clinton’s lawyer asking her to turn over her server. Benghazi Dems have put together these attached fact sheets regarding Clinton’s email use. Please take note of the first one which compares Gowdy’s approach to the standard Democrats used during the investigation into Bush Administration staffers sending official emails through private RNC email servers. Only the first fact sheet has been made available to press, so please...
  • WikiLeaks: Wyss Foundation Democracy Strategy Discussion Memo

    10/21/2016 7:00:45 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 21, 2016 | Matt Hollamby To: Date: 2015-03-06 21:00 Subject: Democracy program (Attachment) Unmarried women, youth, and people of color – low-income populations who tend to be reliably progressive on economic and women’s inequality issues—do not participate equally in the democratic process. They are not registered, don’t turnout, and drop-off in non-presidential years. The ultimate goal of the Democracy Program is to create systemic change that will result in the government taking responsibility for all citizens voting. We believe these efforts will alter the electorate, but they will not do it in time to fully achieve the Wyss policy agenda within the next...
  • WikiLeaks: Paul Begala on Israel election

    10/20/2016 8:21:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 20, 2016 | Paul Begala To: Date: 2015-03-18 13:33 Subject: RE: Got a take Just as patterns of immigration are moving the US left, patterns of immigration are moving Israel right. I have never seen anything like Bibi's furious surge to the right in the last 4 days. Nothing like it in America. He had robo-calls calling the President "Hussein Obama, the Muslim," he had ads saying the Arabs will vote in droves. He accused Herzog of wanting to divide Jerusalem. Bibi did not win because of Iran. He won because of race. He cannibalized the smaller parties on the right: Bennett's Jewish...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta and John Harwood NYT/NBC "confused" over private email server

    10/20/2016 8:09:51 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 20, 2016 | John Podesta To: Date: 2015-03-05 14:40 Subject: Re: confused Off the record: no good answer to that. But decision to ask for release at least indicates old habits can change. On Mar 5, 2015 8:41 AM, "Harwood, John (NBCUniversal)" wrote: How and why did she create this problem for herself? and why didn't anyone stop her? John Harwood CNBC/NYT 202 669 0751
  • WikiLeaks: Don't let New York donors push you into doing an Al Gore

    10/19/2016 2:54:30 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 19, 2016 | Anne-Marie Slaughter
    From: "Anne-Marie Slaughter" Date: May 9, 2015 5:12 PM Subject: Don't let New York donors push you into doing an Al Gore To: "Hillary Clinton" Cc: "Huma Abedin", "Jake Sullivan", "Cheryl Mills", "Robby Mook"' "John Podesta" Hillary, I’ve been thinking about this a lot since our last foreign policy meeting. I’m worried that the hostility toward Obama among donors who buy Bibi’s line about his commitment to Israel could cause you to run away from his (and your) overall foreign policy record, which would be a big mistake in the same way that it will squeeze you into...
  • WikiLeaks: Crooked Hillary told Tim Kaine he's her VP as far back as July 2015

    10/19/2016 2:28:54 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 19, 2016 | Erick Mullen
    On Jul 15, 2015, at 8:50 PM, John Podesta wrote: And here I thought it was going to be me. On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, wrote: Won't stop assuring Sens Brown and Heitkamp (at dinner now) that HRC has personally told Tim Kaine he's the veep. A little unseemly Erick's iPhone
  • WikiLeaks: Hard copies made of all of Crooked Hillary's emails?

    10/19/2016 7:34:57 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    WikiLeaks - Podesta ^ | October 19, 2016 | Cheryl Mills To: Date: 2015-03-07 17:04 Subject: Re: REVISED Statement HRC asked about this and wants to use the same number out there to be consistent - so flagging to ensure we do On Sat, Mar 7, 2015 at 1:52 PM, Kendall, David wrote: > This looks fine to me. Unless Heather can confirm otherwise, I would use the figure "over 50,000". Our final copier count was over 52,000, although I have a faint memory that Heather may have identified and copied a few thousand more after we completed our copying. I don't know where the frequently quoted "55,000" number...
  • WikiLeaks: Podesta arranged Harvard student "protests" with Larry Tribe and millionaire Tom Steyer

    10/18/2016 7:14:44 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 18, 2016 | John Podesta To: Date: 2015-03-21 00:51 Subject: Re: Larry Tribe Will try. On it. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 20, 2015, at 6:19 PM, John Podesta > wrote: Can you get your pall McKibben to organize Harvard student protests against him. I'm all for academic freedom when it's not bought and paid for by Peabody Coal.
  • WikiLeaks: List of 2008 Mega Donors to Crooked Hillary (Soros, etc. Excel file at link)

    10/14/2016 11:19:50 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 14, 2014 | Mary Pat Bonner To: Date: 2008-05-04 17:10 Subject: Book1 (5).xls John, Attached is the list of money in to date both the Fund for America, directly to the filed groups and to PMUSA. Anywhere that money went into FFA and was not moved to PMUSA -- I put it in the field column since I assume that is where it will go. I also added to the bottom the commitments we have -- where we know how much it will be and what category it will go in. Note : individuals like Eychner, and Earhardt are not listed because while they...
  • WikiLeaks: Special Category

    10/14/2016 7:09:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    WikiLeaks ^ | October 14, 2016 | John Podesta To: Date: 2015-03-04 20:41 Subject: Special Category Think we should hold emails to and from potus? That's the heart of his exec privilege. We could get them to ask for that. They may not care, but I seems like they will.
  • After Donald Trump’s defeat, the U.S. will have to contend with a ‘war’ between the states

    10/14/2016 5:14:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    Market Watch ^ | October 13, 2016 | By Darrell Dalmeide
    Hillary Clinton’s “dream” of a common market throughout the American hemisphere is a dystopian nightmare to many in this country. This dream was featured in one of the excerpts from her paid speeches to financial institutions released last week by WikiLeaks. My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, sometime in the future,” Clinton said in a 2013 speech for Banco Itau of Brazil, “with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.” John Kass of the Chicago Tribune wondered this...
  • 8 killed, 43 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    09/26/2016 8:16:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    ABC News Chicago ^ | September 26, 2016
    Eight people were killed and at least 43 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, including a west suburban man fatally shot on a sidewalk near Millennium Park. The downtown killing happened about 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Monroe Street in the Loop, where 54-year-old Peter Fabbri was walking with two other people when he got into an argument with another male, who pulled out a gun and shot him in the head, according to Chicago police. The shooter took off on a bicycle but was arrested nearby, police...
  • Police: 5 killed, 38 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago

    09/19/2016 11:13:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 18 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2016
    Five people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and at least 38 more were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, police said. Parasha M. Beard and a 26-year-old man were sitting in a car parked in the 8700 block of South Marquette when another vehicle pulled alongside them and a gunman with dreadlocks opened fire, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. The woman was shot in the neck, and the man suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and chest.
  • Minnesota mall knifeman was student, says father

    09/19/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    BBC News ^ | September 19, 2016
    A knifeman who stabbed nine people at a Minnesota shopping centre at the weekend has been identified by his father as a 22-year-old student. Dahir A Adan is a Kenyan-born ethnic Somali who had been in the US for 15 years, his father told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. He said he had "no suspicion" that his son was involved in extremist activity. Authorities have not identified the attacker. But Ahmed Adan said police had told him at around 9pm on Saturday that his son died at the mall.
  • 7 Killed, 47 Wounded in Weekend Shootings Across Chicago

    08/22/2016 5:33:26 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    NBC News Chicago ^ | August 22, 2016
    Seven people were killed and at least 47 more people — including an 8-year-old girl — were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, according to Chicago Police. The weekend’s latest homicides happened within 20 minutes of each other Sunday afternoon on the Southwest and West sides. About 4:30 p.m. in Gage Park, someone walked up to a 35-year-old man in the hallway of a home in the 5500 block of South Spaulding and shot him in the left leg. He was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he later died, police...
  • Target to spend $20 million on private bathrooms after customer revolt

    08/17/2016 1:03:36 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | August 17, 2016
    Target Corp. said it will spend $20 million to add a private bathroom to each of its stores by next year, following customer protests over its policy allowing transgender individuals to use whichever restroom corresponds with their gender identity. Target’s finance chief Cathy Smith said the move is a response to feedback from customers voicing displeasure over the company’s bathroom policy. She added the customer discontent hadn’t had a “material impact” on sales. CEO Brian Cornell had promised to roll out family restrooms earlier this year and defended the company’s stance on diversity. Protests started at Target stores after the...
  • Witnessing a ‘Complete Collapse of Society’ in Venezuela

    08/09/2016 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    TIME ^ | August 9, 2016 | by Olivier Laurent
    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala puts it bluntly: “Venezuela has become hell.” The photographer had just returned from one of his latest trips to the South American nation when he talked to TIME, and he was visibly affected by the chaos he had witnessed there. “There’s a complete collapse of society,” he said. Once an example for the continent, Venezuela is now a country in freefall. “It’s hard to find food, there’s no medicine,” said Ybarra Zavala. “If you have to have surgery, you need to bring everything with you: the bandages, the gloves, everything. There are no anesthetics.” Ybarra Zavala was...
  • What has the Orlando gunman's father said? [From June 2016]

    08/09/2016 12:21:27 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 9 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 13, 2016 | By/ Tucker Reals
    The Orlando gay club gunman's father has well-known anti-American views and is an ideological supporter of the Afghan Taliban. A new message posted by the father on Facebook early Monday morning also makes it clear he could have passed anti-homosexual views onto his son. Seddique Mir Mateen, father of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen, who died in a shootout with police after killing at least 49 people early Sunday morning, regularly attended Friday prayers at a Florida mosque with his son. Seddique Mateen hosts a program on a California-based satellite Afghan TV station, aimed at the Afghan diaspora in the in...
  • Clinton: 'No knowledge' of FBI investigation timeline

    07/03/2016 4:08:01 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 2, 2016 | By Kyle Balluck
    During a brief interview on MSNBC, Clinton said she was "eager" to speak to authorities and "pleased to have the opportunity" to assist the Justice Department. Clinton would not say, however, if she has been told whether or not charges would be filed against her. "I am not going to comment on the process," she told Chuck Todd, just hours after she was interviewed by the FBI. "I have no knowledge of any timeline," she added. "This is entirely up to the department." Clinton reiterated that she never sent or received material marked classified on her private server. "I'm going...
  • Health care experts question future of Obamacare marketplace in South Carolina

    07/03/2016 3:04:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Charleston Post Courier ^ | July 2, 2016 | by Lauren Sausser
    With insurers struggling to make money and access to plans severely limited, top South Carolina health officials warn the Obamacare health insurance marketplace is on the verge of collapse. Obamacare was supposed to create a competitive platform for customers to shop for coverage. But in most South Carolina counties, more closely resembles a monopoly dominated by the largest private health insurance company in the state - BlueCross BlueShield. Without reform, health officials say the entire system is in jeopardy. "The way it's going right now, it's probably going to implode in the next year or two," said Dr. Pat...
  • Hillary Clinton's Ambitious Climate Change Plan Avoids Carbon Tax

    07/03/2016 2:45:08 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2016 | By CORAL DAVENPORT
    Hillary Clinton, courting young voters and the broader Democratic base, has promised to one-up President Obama on climate change, vowing to produce a third of the nation's electricity from renewable sources by 2027, three years faster than Mr. Obama, while spending billions of dollars to transform the energy economy. A half-billion solar panels will be installed by 2020, she has promised, seven times the number today, and $60 billion will go to states and cities to develop more climate-friendly infrastructure, such as public transportation and energy-efficient buildings. She would put the United States on track to reduce greenhouse gas emissions...
  • It's time to wind down the Clinton email investigation

    07/02/2016 4:16:09 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 1, 2016 | Editorial Board
    NO DOUBT it's difficult to refuse a visit with a former president of the United States. Still, Attorney General Loretta Lynch should have found a polite way to excuse herself when Bill Clinton dropped by her airplane, parked next to his at a Phoenix airport Monday. Given that Ms. Lynch has ultimate responsibility for the federal investigation related to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server to conduct official business while secretary of state. Our view of the matter, stated in previous editorials and supported by a fair reading of the law and publicly available evidence, is that Ms....
  • Mexico teachers protest: Food airlifts to relieve Oaxaca blockade

    07/02/2016 3:59:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    BBC News ^ | July 2, 2016
    Mexico's air force has been flying tons of grain into Oaxaca state in the south of the country to deal with dwindling food supplies caused by roadblocks set up by protesting teachers. Last month, eight people were killed in Oaxaca in clashes between the demonstrators and police. The protesters oppose reforms that allow the federal authorities to remove teachers who fail evaluation exams.
  • July 4th weekend typically Chicago's most violent: analysis

    06/30/2016 10:25:52 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | June 29, 2016 | By Kyle Bentle and Jonathon Berlin
    The Fourth of July holiday is Monday, and if the long holiday weekend is anything like previous years, it could be one of the most violent of the summer. The total number of Chicago shootings rises significantly during the summer months ­- - June, July and August. Those three months have the most shootings per month of the year from 2012 to 2015 combined, the years the Tribune has tracked the data. June, the lowest of the summer months, has a total of 1,137 shootings from 2012 to 2015, which is nearly 150 more than the nearest month, May.
  • House Republicans' Report Sheds New Light on Benghazi Attack

    06/28/2016 10:06:13 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 28, 2016 | by Andrea Mitchell
    A long-awaited report on the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi details an array of bureaucratic miscues and inter-agency blunders but does not specifically blame former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for events that led to the deaths of four Americans. One section of the report seems to allege that U.S. officials fundamentally misunderstood who their allies were at the time. The report found that 35 Americans were saved not by a "quasi-governmental militia" as previous reports concluded, or even a group the U.S. saw as allies. Instead, the report determines that the Americans were saved by the "Libyan Military Intelligence,"...
  • The president just signed a law that affects nearly every product you use

    06/22/2016 12:01:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 22, 2016 | By Darryl Fears
    President Obama signed a bill into law Wednesday that places stronger regulations on chemicals present in nearly every product Americans use, including detergents, clothing, paint thinners, cleansers and automobiles. The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act passed by Congress early this month in a rare bipartisan vote. It updates the Toxic Substances Control Act, which had not been reauthorized since the Ford administration in the mid-1970s. The new law gives the Environmental Protection Agency more oversight and stronger tools to monitor chemicals that in some cases could cause cancer and other health problems in adults and...