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  • American Electorate Loses As Partisan Media Coverage Of Candidate Health Turns Outright Bizarre

    08/27/2016 10:49:13 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 2 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | August 27, 2016
    The recent media frenzy surrounding Clinton and Trump's health records has accomplished little more than to, once again, expose a "press" that is becoming increasingly partisan with each passing day. Right-leaning media outlets have spent countless hours reporting on the various health issues experienced by Clinton over the years and pointing to pictures of her falling down on the campaign trail or seemingly zoning out at times as evidence of her frailty. Meanwhile the left-leaning organizations have mostly dismissed the Hillary health concerns as conspiracy theories of right-wing nut jobs. Like this tweet from a New York Times columnist calling...
  • Anti-Trump Republicans To Run Ads Against Trump In Key States

    08/27/2016 9:59:54 PM PDT · by Innovative · 54 replies
    MSN ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Lauren Fox
    The ad is titled "Keep Your Promise," which is a throwback to a comment Trump made early in the campaign that he'd bow out of the presidential race if he was far behind in national polls. "Resign the nomination. Let the RNC replace you so we can beat Hillary," the ad read at the end.
  • US elections: Trump details plans to track illegal immigrants

    08/27/2016 9:14:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    kathmandupost ^ | August 28, 2016
    Aug 28, 2016- The US Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump, has said he will develop a tracking system to help authorities control immigration. Speaking on the campaign trail in Iowa, he outlined what he called an "entry-exit" programme, which would track those who overstay their visas. He also reiterated his support for building a wall along the southern border with Mexico. And he said he would stop illegal immigrants getting welfare benefits. "I am going to build a great border wall, institute nationwide e-verify, stop illegal immigrants from accessing welfare and entitlements, and develop an exit-entry tracking system to ensure...
  • Inside Facebook’s (Totally Insane, Unintentionally Gigantic, Hyperpartisan) Political-Media Machine

    08/27/2016 8:08:56 PM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 5 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 8/24/16 | JOHN HERRMAN
    Open your Facebook feed. What do you see? A photo of a close friend’s child. An automatically generated slide show commemorating six years of friendship between two acquaintances. An eerily on-target ad for something you’ve been meaning to buy. A funny video. A sad video. A recently live video. Lots of video; more video than you remember from before. A somewhat less-on-target ad. Someone you saw yesterday feeling blessed. Someone you haven’t seen in 10 years feeling worried.
  • Jill Stein fires back at Liz Warren

    08/27/2016 7:34:11 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    BOSTON HERALD ^ | 27 AUGUST 2016 | Marie Szaniszlo
    Presidential candidate Jill Stein fired back at Bay State U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren for claiming that a vote for the Green Party nominee could only help Donald Trump. Stein, a Lexington physician lagging far behind in the polls — pulling only single digits — said votes still need to be “earned.”
  • Gerald Celente Predicts Trump Wins White House

    08/27/2016 7:34:08 PM PDT · by GilGil · 52 replies
    USA Watchdog ^ | 8/23/2016 | Greg Hunter
    On the 2016 election, a surprising turn around for Trump. Trends forecaster Gerald Celente explains, “We now forecast Trump will win. First, we had Clinton. Trump is his own worst enemy. . . . What’s going to determine the election, we believe, is the debates. These debates will determine it more than they did with Kennedy and Nixon. You are going to see viewer turnout on this break records, maybe even Super Bowl records. It’s going to come down to the debates if Trump doesn’t destroy himself and/or there is not a wild card event. In the absence of that,...
  • Texas Democrat Says Trump Is Correct–They Take Minorities for Granted

    08/27/2016 7:14:30 PM PDT · by Innovative · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    MCALLEN, Texas — A Democrat Texas State Senator publicly stated that the Democrat Party has taken minorities for granted. The statement was made by Texas Democratic Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa Friday afternoon during a panel hosted by the Texas Tribune in this border city. In one of the questions, Tribune CEO Evan Smith brought up Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump’s effort to court African-American and Hispanic voters.
  • Clinton Foundation Official Requests State Lunch Invitation, Special Seating for Foundation Allies

    08/27/2016 7:01:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 22 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Jonathan Karl , Devin Dwyer and BENJAMIN SIEGEL ·
    A series of newly released State Department emails obtained by ABC News offers fresh insight on direct contact between the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton's inner circle while she was Secretary of State. The emails -– released as part of a public records lawsuit by conservative group Citizens United and shared exclusively with ABC -- reveal what the group claims is new evidence Foundation allies received special treatment. In one December 2010 email chain with Clinton's closest aide Huma Abedin, then-top Clinton Foundation official Doug Band offers names for a State Department lunch with Chinese President Hu Jintao scheduled for...
  • African American Trump Supporter Got Standing Ovation After Speaking On The Black Community Must See

    08/27/2016 6:44:24 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Live Broadcasting ^ | 8/24/2016 | Live Broadcasting
    African American Trump Supporter Gets Standing Ovation After Speaking On The Black Community! Powerful Speech At Trump Rally In Austin Texas! SHARE!
  • Tea party conservative to run as Democrat against Shuster [ Pennsylvania]

    08/04/2016 2:08:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    The conservative tea party challenger who was narrowly beaten in the Republican primary by U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster says he will run against the eight-term incumbent -- as a Democrat. Art Halvorson, a retired Coast Guard captain from Bedford County, received more than the 1,000 write-in votes in the Democratic primary. ... Halvorson has called Shuster too moderate, and the challenger touts himself as a tea party-backed conservative Christian. Shuster is the House Transportation Committee chairman and is Pennsylvania's highest-ranked member of Congress. He beat Halvorson in the 2014 Republican primary, but his second victory over Halvorson in April was...
  • Dallas Judges Shred Constitution, Steal Millions

    08/27/2016 6:27:20 PM PDT · by MThomp · 32 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 8-12-2016 | John Griffing
    In a series of events most would normally dismiss as outlandish, one American citizen was launched from civil court into a legal limbo where for years he was deprived by a federal judge of counsel, property, speech and travel. The case seems unthinkable in the American judicial system, but the story is true, and it happened to one Jeff Baron. Jeff Baron is a Dallas resident and U.S. citizen who was put into “virtual slavery” by U.S. District Court Judge Royal Furgeson after Baron settled an otherwise ordinary contract dispute in his court. Although Baron was never accused of any...
  • San Francisco 49ers Issue Statement After Colin Kaepernick Sits Through National Anthem

    08/27/2016 5:52:57 PM PDT · by drewh · 133 replies
    KNBR ^ | 8/27/16 | KNBR Staff
    SANTA CLARA — Colin Kaepernick didn’t do much to warrant headlines with his performance on the field Friday, but he’s certainly in for his fair share of scrutiny after he sat through the national anthem before his preseason debut against the Packers. Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com was first to report Kaepernick didn’t stand for the national anthem and got the 49ers to issue a statement on the matter. The statement from the 49ers to PFT: “The national anthem is and always will be a special part of the pre-game ceremony. It is an opportunity to honor our country and reflect...
  • Sarkozy says Britain should manage asylum seekers on its own territory

    08/27/2016 5:50:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 27th, 2016 | by Bate Felix and Ingrid Melander
    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is attempting a political comeback before next year's election, said on Saturday that Britain should open an asylum center on its territory to deal with asylum seekers now camped in Calais. Migrants aiming to reach Britain have over the years gathered in camps called the "jungle" in the French port of Calais. In the past two years, the population of the camps has swelled as warfare and economic upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East has driven thousands of migrants to try to reach Britain illegally through the Channel Tunnel. "I'm demanding the...
  • Nigeria: Christian Group Rails Against John Kerry for ‘Divisive’ Visit

    08/27/2016 5:44:40 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 9 replies
    Newsweak ^ | August 26, 2016 | Conor Gaffey
    A prominent Christian group in Nigeria has accused U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry of being “discriminatory...and divisive” during a recent trip to the West African country. Kerry was in Nigeria on Monday and Tuesday and was hosted by the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar III, the most senior Islamic cleric in the country. The U.S. diplomat also met with 19 governors of Nigeria’s northern states and held talks with President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also a Muslim. The president of the Christian Association of Nigeria, Reverend Supo Ayokunle, told reporters on Thursday that Kerry’s visit showed a “lack...
  • Cousin Of NBA Star Dwyane Wade Killed In Chicago Shooting ( why blacks will vote for Trump)

    08/27/2016 5:43:55 PM PDT · by GilGil · 16 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 8/27/2016 | Reuters
    The cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade was killed in a shooting while she pushed her child in a stroller on the South Side of Chicago on Friday, local media reported. Nykea Aldridge, 32, a mother of four, was shot in the head and arm by crossfire at about 3:30 p.m. local time on Friday in Chicago’s Parkway Gardens neighborhood near a school where she had gone to register her children, the Chicago Tribune reported on Saturday.
  • Turkey targets Kurdish forces south of Syria's Jarablus

    08/27/2016 5:22:08 PM PDT · by BlackVeil · 13 replies
    Al-Jazeera ^ | 28 August 2016 | Dylan Collins
    Turkish jets and artillery have targeted Kurdish forces south of the strategic town of Jarablus, according to a monitor and local sources, as Turkey continues a major military offensive inside northern Syria. Turkey first sent tanks across the border on Wednesday as part of a two-pronged operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters, as well as Kurdish-led forces. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Saturday's air strikes and shelling hit the village of Amarneh, ...
  • Man Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 2 Nuns in Mississippi

    08/27/2016 5:09:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    KFOR ^ | AUGUST 27, 2016 | NIKKI FERLAINO
    A man has been arrested in the stabbing deaths of two nuns whose bodies were found in their home in rural Mississippi, authorities said. Margaret Held and Paula Merrill, both nurse practitioners, failed to show up for work Thursday at a clinic in Lexington, where they served one of the state’s poorest counties. Authorities believe the killer took the victims’ car, a blue Toyota Corolla, which was later found on an abandoned road less than a mile from their home. But nothing was taken from the house, according to a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation.
  • In Unhinged Trump Attack, Clinton Libels Millions as Racists

    08/27/2016 4:55:50 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 34 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 August 2016 | Alex Newman
    Anti-establishment conservatives of all stripes — from the nationalist “alt-right” at Breitbart to the liberty-minded anti-globalist Infowars media empire — were apparently delighted with Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her latest anti-Donald Trump screed. With her bizarre speech Thursday attempting to demonize huge swaths of the American public as racists and paranoid conspiracy theorists, Clinton sounded almost unhinged. But it may all backfire.Ironically, the scandal-plagued Democrat candidate denounced what she called the “paranoid fringe” in American politics — even while sounding unusually paranoid by outlining an imagined global “right-wing” conspiracy of immense proportions apparently led by former KGB boss...
  • 4.9 Magnitude Earthquake Recorded in the Arabian Sea

    08/27/2016 4:55:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    Saturday, August 27, 2016 | Bindu Rai
    Epicentre along the Owen Fracture Zone An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter Scale was recorded in the Arabian Sea at 6.43am on Saturday. The incident was confirmed by the country’s National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS), with the authority confirming no impact on the UAE. The earthquake struck along the Owen Fracture Zone, stated the NCMS, which is a fault line that runs along the eastern boundary of the Arabian Plate. Speaking with Emirates 24|7, Khamis Al Shamsi, Head of Seismology at NCMS, stated: “This was not a big earthquake, with no impact on UAE following the...
  • Mother ‘stood by and watched’ (murder of 10-year old Victoria Martens)

    08/27/2016 4:51:25 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 57 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 26 Aug 16 | Robert Browman, Elise Kaplan And Nicole Perez
    The scene Wednesday morning in apartment number 808 of the Arroyo Villas complex was like something out of a horror movie. A man and a woman had allegedly drugged a little girl, then raped, killed and dismembered her. Most would expect the girl’s mother to fight with everything she had to save her daughter. But Michelle Martens, according to her own reported account to police, is not that kind of mother. In her statement to police, it appears that Martens wanted to watch as her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, 31, and his cousin Jessica Kelley, 31, raped her 10-year-old daughter Victoria...
  • Honey Rose manslaughter case will drive up NHS waiting times, court told

    08/27/2016 4:50:56 PM PDT · by originalbuckeye · 11 replies
    DailyTelegraph ^ | 8/26/16 | Sara Knapton
    The manslaughter prosecution of an optometrist who failed to spot a schoolboy’s fatal condition will spark a culture of fear which will drive up NHS waiting times, a court was told. Honey Rose, 35, failed to notice that eight-year-old Vincent Barker had swollen optic discs - a symptom of fluid on the brain - when she examined him at a branch in Boots in Ipswich. He died five months later. Yesterday Rose was sentenced to a two year suspended prison term and ordered to carry out 200 hours of community service. But her barrister Ian Stern QC warned that the...
  • Rock Star Welcome for Donald Trump in Iowa: Hillary Clinton ‘Will Sell You Out"

    08/27/2016 4:49:27 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Aug 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald Trump received a rockstar welcome from roughly two-thousand people when he took the stage as “I’m Proud to Be an American” played from the speakers at Sen. Joni Ernst’s second annual Roast and Ride in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday. “The GOP is offering voters a chance to break up the corrupt establishment and create a new American future,” the Republican nominee stated. “This chance will never come again.” “Our campaign is about protecting those who have no power,” he added. “These are the people that work hard, but don’t have a voice.” The outsider...
  • As Shipowners Slash Costs, Some Crews Are Left Behind

    08/27/2016 4:35:03 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 16 replies
    gcaptain/Reuters ^ | August 27, 2016 | Keith Wallis, Aradhana Aravindan
    Marooned on the medium-sized tanker Amba Bhakti that is moored close to Shanghai and is in urgent need of repair, Hasan claims he and his crew of four from India and Bangladesh have not received their wages from the owner, Varun Shipping, since February and are now owed tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Washington’s plans for pot research going forward, despite federal rules

    08/27/2016 3:26:40 PM PDT · by Ken H · 15 replies
    The News Tribune ^ | August 19, 2016 | Melissa Santos
    Washington state is moving ahead with its plans to allow scientific research of marijuana, sidestepping federal rules that critics say have hampered study of the drug for decades. The state has a new marijuana research license that will allow laboratories to grow marijuana for scientific study. State officials expect to start accepting applications for the new license by January.
  • Are Jews who refuse to renounce Israel being excluded from "progressive" groups?

    08/27/2016 3:26:04 PM PDT · by Lera · 26 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | Alan M. Dershowitz
    Hard left activists are trying to exclude Jews who do not renounce Israel from "progressive" organizations. Last year, Rabbi Susan Talve, a longtime activist on race issues in the St. Louis area was told that her advocacy for Israel was incompatible with the objectives of Black Lives Matter: "Solidarity from Ferguson to Palestine has become a central tenet of the movement" she was informed, because "Israeli and U.S. state oppression are deeply interconnected." Similarly, a student who attended a Black Lives Matter rally at Northwestern University last year was told "you support Israel, so you cannot also support us." Recently,...
  • Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest(BLMer)

    08/27/2016 3:23:25 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 92 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 27, 2016
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media . ''I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,'' Kaepernick said. ''To me, this is bigger than football and it...
  • Restaurant operator responds to claims of worms in burgers

    08/27/2016 3:14:48 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 63 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC) ^ | August 27, 2016 2:01 pm | AP
    <p>MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A McDonald’s franchisee says he’s been unable to substantiate claims by two customers who reported finding worms in food at the fast-food chain’s restaurants in two Kentucky communities.</p> <p>Michael Love, owner-operator of the two restaurants, says inspections of the restaurants by health officials did not uncover any of the problems raised by the customers.</p>
  • Hillary Releases Ad Linking Trump to KKK, Turns Out People in Video are Paid Actors, Not Klansman

    08/27/2016 3:13:50 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 52 replies
    Hillary Clinton attempted to link Donald Trump to the KKK in an attack ad the other day, because former Klansman David Duke showed his support earlier in the year for the Republican nominee. Grandma forgot that members of her beloved party actually founded the organization in the first place. She also couldn’t recall that a prominent Klansman, Robert Byrd, was her “mentor.” What also seemed to slip Hillary’s mind is that the KKK gave $20,000 to her campaign. Face palm. Turns out that the people used in Clinton’s KKK ad are actually paid actors, not klansman. I just hope they...
  • Peter Navarro: ‘Hillary Clinton Has Got A Proven Record In Destroying Jobs’

    08/27/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 25, 2016 | Peter Navarro
    Trump economic advisor Peter Navarro told Fox Business News’ Sandra Smith on Thursday that millions of jobs have been lost due to Hillary Clinton’s bad trade deals. Peter Navarro is a professor at the Merage School of Business at the University of California-Irvine. With a Masters of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard, this distinguished macroeconomist has written extensively on Asia as well as lived and worked there. He is is the author of Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World (Prometheus, 11/2015). He has published ten previous books,...
  • Why Americans want Gary Johnson at presidential debates (the next MSM diversion alert)

    08/27/2016 3:06:15 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 25 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 27, 2016 | Lucy Schouten
    Three out of five American voters want a third-party candidate to speak during the coming presidential debates, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll - a sign that Americans want an alternative to this unusually negative presidential race. This poll gave Libertarian Gary Johnson, the top third-party presidential candidate, just 10 percent of the vote, but noted 62 percent of those surveyed said they wanted to see a third-party candidate in the presidential debates, and 37 percent said they were looking to vote independent of the two major parties this November.
  • Horrified by Trump, Democrats getting nostalgic about Romney

    08/27/2016 2:59:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 52 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | Aug. 27, 2016 | Josh Lederman - Associated Press
    When President Barack Obama ran for re-election, Democrats made no secret of their disdain for Mitt Romney. That was all before Donald Trump. Horrified by the prospect of Trump in the White House, Obama and his party have changed their tune about Romney. As they denounce Trump as "unhinged" and unfit, they're getting nostalgic about the 2012 Republican nominee they now describe as principled, competent and honorable. Cutter said that in 2012 Democrats had ideological clashes with Romney, but didn't doubt his temperament or basic competence. She said unlike Trump, Romney didn't "insult his way through his campaigning," malign minorities,...
  • Entire Facebook Trending News Team Fired Following Breitbart Coverage

    08/27/2016 7:48:37 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | August | by ALLUM BOKHARI
    Facebook has fired its Trending News team, responsible for curating the social media network’s “Trending News” list, after Breitbart Tech began to reveal their progressive biases last month. The team is set to be replaced by a team of engineers managing an algorithm. Facebook’s Trending News feature is supposed to present users with the most popular news topics being discussed across the platform. But a Gizmodo exposé in May revealed that Trending News operated much like a traditional newsroom, with a team of “curators” selecting stories they considered newsworthy. It was later revealed that the team artificially injected stories that...
  • (San Fran) Women to go topless Sunday, protesting laws that discriminate against female breasts

    08/27/2016 2:48:12 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 53 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2016 | Brandon Mercer
    The proper headline for this story could be: "Women go topless to protest inequality." "Men put on bikini tops to protest inequality." "UFO religion leader promotes topless protests nationwide." "Race car driver abducted by aliens launches topless movement as part of spiritual awakening" Or, "Women can go topless whenever they want San Francisco, so who cares if they do it Sunday?" Any of the above would be accurate. As women take off their bras and blouses in Union Square Sunday, and men don string bikinis tops in solidarity, the San Francisco Go Topless day celebrants may not realize the strange...
  • Seriesly, folks, we need to be working on completing this FReepathon very soon. [Thread LVIII]

    08/27/2016 2:38:55 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 90 replies
    Click here to donate via secure server ^ | August 27, 2016 | Jim Robinson
    It's almost the end of the second month and we still have a ways to go. We need to be wrapping this baby up soon. FR is funded solely by contributions made by the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties ( not even the IRS) trying to control...
  • Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’

    08/27/2016 2:21:47 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 18 replies
    Black Gun Rights Activist Launches ‘Black Guns Matter’Gun rights activist Maj Toure is seeking to educate his fellow black citizens on the importance of the Second Amendment, gun ownership, and gun safety via his new group, “Black Guns Matter” (BGM). The launch of BGM “kicked off a planned 13-city tour, with similar events in cities like Baltimore and Chicago with high rates of gun violence, where he feels gun training could make a difference.
  • DCLeaks Website Down, Twitter Suspended After Releasing Soros Docs

    08/27/2016 2:02:46 PM PDT · by blueyon · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/27/16 | Peter Hasson
    DCLeaks, a website that releases information on powerful political figures, has had its Twitter account suspended and part of its website taken offline after releasing a cache of documents on billionaire donor George Soros. The website had previously released 2,500 internal Open Society Foundation (OSF) documents in order to “shed light on one of the most influential networks operating worldwide.” OSF is one of Soros’ networks of organizations. The leaked documents had resulted in several damaging reports about the organization. OSF had previously confirmed that the documents were legitimate.
  • Poll: Gun Rights More Important Than Gun Control

    08/27/2016 1:55:27 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 14 replies
    A Pew Research Center survey released August 26 shows majority support for protecting the right to gun ownership versus passing more laws to control who can own a gun. According to Pew, 52% of the public want to “protect the right of Americans to own guns” while 46% support passing more laws “to control gun ownership.” The gap between the two positions was even larger when the question was posed to Donald Trump supporters, who chose gun ownership instead of controlling gun ownership roughly “nine-to-one.” On the other hand, when Clinton supporters were asked the question they responded in favor...
  • Honduran woman and her child sue Obama administration over 'inhumane' detention

    08/27/2016 12:51:48 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies
    Honduran woman and her child sue Obama administration over 'inhumane' detention By Elizabeth LlorentePublished August 26, 2016Fox News Latino An Honduran woman is suing the Obama administration over alleged mistreatment that she and her child suffered while held in a family detention center in Dilley, Texas. The woman, Suny Rodriguez Alvarado, filed the lawsuit – on which her then-7-year-old son also is a plaintiff – in federal court in New Jersey. Alvarado, who is 43, was kept in detention for more than four months last year. The suit is believed to be the first of its kind to seek damages...
  • Maine Governor Paul LePage criticized for 'racist' remarks

    08/27/2016 12:43:27 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 30 replies
    BBC World News ^ | Aug 27 , 2016 | BBC
    Speaking about Maine's effort to combat drug crime, Paul LePage said that "the enemy right now... are people of colour or people of Hispanic origin". [snip] Mr LePage was asked about a statement he made in January, in which he blamed the state's heroin problem on "guys by the name D-Money, Smoothie, Shifty" who "come from Connecticut and New York". "They come up here, they sell their heroin, then they go back home. Incidentally, half the time they impregnate a young, white girl before they leave," he said.
  • Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard called 'devil' by Christian opponent in US election campaign.

    08/27/2016 12:15:38 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 78 replies
    Struggle for Hindu Existence ^ | August 25, 2016 | PTI; Swarajya; Hindu Existence
    Caption: Not the days of Joan of Arc, this is US 2016. Still, the Christian mentality to annihilate the faiths of other exists. Shame!!! Hindu Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Called 'Devil' Shamelessly By A Republican Opponent. Hindu Reactions Surfaced. HENB, Washington, Aug 25, 2016: Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu member in House of Representative (for Hawaii's 2nd congressional district since 2013) contesting again to the US Congress, has been targeted for her Hindu faith by her Republican opponent in the Congressional elections, prompting sharp reactions from the Hindu-American community members. 35-year-old Democratic Representative Gabbard is seeking her third-term re-election from Hawaii...
  • THE LEAGUE TO ENFORCE PEACE

    08/27/2016 12:07:07 PM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    The Independent, Volume 86 | June 5th, 1916
    EVER since the calling of the First Hague Conference, The Independent and its editor have been urging a League to Enforce Peace as the next great step in the political evolution of the world. Tho the idea of world federation has been the dream of the poets, prophets and philosophers down the ages it is only in recent times that it has been put forward here and there as a practical possibility. In 1905 at the Thirteenth Interparliamentary Conference at Brussels Richard Bartholdt, member of Congress from Missouri and president of the American delegation, presented a plan for consideration that...
  • Joy Reid Shuts Down Conservative Latino Who Brings up Hillary's Praise of Eugenicist Sanger

    08/27/2016 12:00:15 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show today, conservative Latino Alfonso Aguilar cited Hillary Clinton’s praise of the eugenicist Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood. Hillary has said that she “admire[s] Margaret Sanger enormously.” Reid responded by saying Sanger was not a legitimate issue because she is a “dead person.” Even worse, when Aguilar tried to make that point that a majority of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood are on minority women, Reid shut Aguilar down, calling his statement “incredibly offensive. I think that smear of Planned Parenthood cannot go forward and we’re not going to continue with that line of...
  • 6 reasons why Berlin is now known as 'the failed city'

    08/27/2016 11:58:00 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 20 replies
    The Local De ^ | 8/26 | De Staff
    Since its reunification in 1990, Berlin has developed into a thriving, cosmopolitan centre. Dubbed "poor but sexy" by its former mayor, it has attracted creative types like moths to a flame with its low rents and exploding startup scene. Tourists flock to this grungy vibe too, with nearly six million visiting in the first six months of this year alone. But the reality is that the city is struggling with poverty, unemployment, poor infrastructure, a floundering education system, debt, the refugee crisis and crime. Its chronic problems led national newspaper Die Welt to label it a “failed state” in 2014....
  • The EpiPen Scandal Is Worse Than You Think: What You’re Not Being Told

    08/27/2016 11:45:21 AM PDT · by amorphous · 32 replies
    The Antimedia ^ | 26 August 2016 | Alice Salles
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton urged Mylan to voluntarily slash the prices of its products while promising that, once she’s elected, her “plan to address exorbitant drug price hikes like these” will be finally implemented. This is a particularly empty promise considering Mylan has donated between $100,000 and $250,000 to the Clinton Foundation, which was recently revealed to be peddling influence in exchange for cash. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Claire McCaskill (D-MO) are also pressuring the manufacturer to disclose more about its pricing. Even Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) — whose own daughter, Heather Bresch, serves as Mylan’s CEO — weighed...
  • Transgender North Carolinians get restroom-access win [Federal Judge Perversion of Law]

    08/27/2016 11:18:26 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    Savannah Now ^ | 8/27/16 | JONATHAN DREW and EMERY P. DALESIO
    A federal judge ruled Friday that two students and an employee must be allowed to use restrooms matching their gender identity at University of North Carolina campuses, and he said they have a strong chance of proving the state's bathroom-access measure violates federal law, a judicial rebuke that transgender rights advocates hailed as a victory. U.S. District Judge Thomas Schroeder temporarily blocked the University of North Carolina from making the three plaintiffs follow the restroom provision of the so-called HB2 law as the larger case makes its way to trial in November. His final decision on the law won't come...
  • Dutch far-right party says it will ban mosques, Koran

    08/27/2016 11:14:16 AM PDT · by BrianE · 31 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | The Hague (AFP)
    Dutch far-right party says it will ban mosques, Koran
  • Absentee ballot returns show spike in unlikely voters weighing in on Florida’s primary

    08/27/2016 11:03:37 AM PDT · by Mariner · 83 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | August 25th, 2016 | By ADAM C. SMITH
    The political team at the Florida Chamber of Commerce has come across a remarkable trend this campaign season: A huge spike in mail voting by people who rarely vote in primary elections. Almost half of the mail ballots returned so far for Tuesday’s primary election have come from Floridians who voted in either one or zero of the past four primary elections. That means a big, decisive chunk of the vote will come from people who have not been polled, and potentially not courted, targeted or accounted for by countless campaigns across the state. “This is huge,” said Marian Johnson,...
  • ‘No One Is Safe’: Zimbabwe Threatens to Seize Farms of Party Defectors

    08/27/2016 10:39:40 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 24, 2016 | NORIMITSU ONISHI
    BINDURA, Zimbabwe — Dozens of angry young men jumped off a truck in front of Agrippah Mutambara’s gate, shouting obscenities and threatening to seize his 530-acre farm in the name of Zimbabwe’s president. They tried to scale the fence, scattering only when he raised and cocked his gun. Zimbabwe made international headlines when it started seizing white-owned farms in 2000. But Mr. Mutambara is not a white farmer. Far from it, he is a hero of this country’s war of liberation who served as Zimbabwe’s ambassador to three nations over two decades. But when he defected from President Robert Mugabe’s...
  • Jerry Coleman, 89, Yankee Infielder, Fighter Pilot and Voice of the Padres

    08/27/2016 10:21:49 AM PDT · by rey · 11 replies
    NYT ^ | 4 Jan 2014
    Jerry Coleman, a former fighter pilot who played in six World Series as an infielder for the Yankees
  • Colin Kaepernick Protests Anthem Due to Treatment of Minorities

    08/27/2016 9:54:56 AM PDT · by Baladas · 182 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 27, 2016, | Nick Wagoner and The Associated Press
    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick says he refused to stand during the national anthem Friday due to his views on the country's treatment of racial minorities. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL Media after Friday's game. "To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder." Graziano: Kapernick sitting out national anthem...