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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 


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Trump Does Brilliantly in Mexico
Finally, walkin' on sunshine. Except for that
troublesome business of paying for the wall.
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John Kerry: You Media People Should Stop Reporting on
Terrorism So People Don´t Know What´s Going On

Breathtakingly mindless.
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Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio easily wins GOP primary
Somebody out there likes tough talk and bold action.
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Children’s Services launches Anthony Weiner probe
Now we're talking REAL trouble.
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How the media caused the 2000 Florida recount
Down memory lane. It could happen again.
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Ron Fournier: Forget All My Clinton
Criticism, Hillary for President!
NewsBusters, by Kyle Drennen    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/31/2016 7:26:51 PM     Post Reply
On her MSNBC show on Tuesday, anchor Andrea Mitchell teed up The Atlantic´s senior political columnist Ron Fournier to promote his latest op/ed declaring Donald Trump “unfit” to be president compared to the “very experienced” Hillary Clinton: “...you´ve got a provocative column up today....you said there is ‘no equivalency’ between Clinton and Trump. That, ‘Hillary has her problems, but Donald Trump is unfit for the presidency.’” She wondered: “You´ve been a tough critic of the Clintons for many decades. So what inspired you to come down this hard?” Fournier downplayed his record of hammering the Clintons: “Well, you know, I´ve

After NAFTA: $1.66B Merchandise
Trade Surplus With Mexico
Became $60.66B Deficit
Cybercast News Service, by Terence P. Jeffrey    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 7:09:03 PM     Post Reply
In 1993, the last year before the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect, the United States ran a $1,663,300,000 merchandise trade surplus with Mexico, according to the trade data published by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2015, the last full year on record, the U.S. ran a merchandise trade deficit with Mexico of $60,662,800,000. In 1994, the first year NAFTA was in effect, the U.S. ran a merchandise trade surplus with Mexico of $1,349,800,000—down from the $1,663,300,000 surplus of 1993. 1994 is now the last year the United States ran a merchandise trade surplus with Mexico.

How did a famed painting of Frederick
Douglass go missing from Fisk?
Tennessean [Nashville], by Adam Tamburin    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/31/2016 6:45:17 PM     Post Reply
The towering portrait of noted abolitionist Frederick Douglass arrived at Fisk University to great fanfare. A gift from W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the university´s most famous graduates, the near life-size painting was cause for unfettered celebration when he made the donation in 1959. (Snip) But now, more than 50 years later, the prized portrait is gone. Fisk´s newest leaders say they are not sure what became of the decades-old gift. After a Tennessean inquiry, along with historic documents tracing the painting´s journey from Du Bois´ home in Brooklyn to Nashville, officials at Fisk said they are mounting an intense

  


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Four Selma High School Students
Arrested after Pregnant Student Attacked
WAKA-TV [Selma, AL], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/31/2016 6:32:50 PM     Post Reply
Selma police say four students have been arrested after a pregnant classmate was attacked inside Selma High School. Police say the four students jumped the victim during class this morning. She was taken to the hospital, but no word yet on her or her baby’s condition. Police say two teachers who tried to break up the fight were also assaulted. All four students were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, according to police. Selma School Superintendent Angela Mangum tells Alabama News Network that she is devastated that this has happened, after all of the positive strides that have been made

China´s ´Little Green Boats´
Have Japan on Alert
Bloomberg View, by Eli Lake    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/31/2016 6:26:42 PM     Post Reply
In early August, Japan´s Coast Guard witnessed an unconventional Chinese assault on its territorial waters. According to Japanese officials I met with last week, at least 300 Chinese "fishing vessels" began incursions into the exclusive economic zone around the uninhabited Senkaku Islands, disputed territory administered by Japan but claimed by China and Taiwan as well. Japan has seen similar probing activities for years. But in August, the Chinese escalated. There were far more boats than before, and the Chinese sent armed coast guard vessels to accompany these "fishermen." This may sound fairly benign compared to the shooting wars in Ukraine

Mexico gamble a huge win for Trump
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 5:49:26 PM     Post Reply
About an hour before Donald Trump made his joint statement with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, a strategist in Trump´s extended circle saw success on the horizon. (Snip) "If [Trump] just has a calm, behind-closed-doors meeting, has a photo taken, looks presidential, and gets out of town, that´s a big win." Indeed, it was a big win — a very big win — for Trump. Going into a meeting with the potential for disaster — who knew how Pena Nieto would receive the world´s most controversial presidential candidate or what embarrassments might lie ahead? — Trump came out of the meeting

Trump Does Brilliantly in Mexico
PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/31/2016 5:47:48 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump´s perfomance at his dual statement cum brief press conference with Mexican President Enrique Nieto on Wednesday should put shivers in the Hillary Clinton camp even more than the new L.A. Times poll numbers showing a sudden bounce for Trump. Trump was a hundred percent presidential in his performance, showing that he was not about to put his foot in his mouth on the global stage as easily as Hillary´s supporters are hoping. All this is occurring with her email/foundation metastasizing. This election is not over. Trump had a five-point plan for the border, including the building of the

  


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House Intel Committee Members:
Largest-Ever Gitmo Release
Endangers U.S. Troops
Washington Free Beacon, by Morgan Chalfant    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 5:42:20 PM     Post Reply
Republicans on the House intelligence committee said Wednesday that the Obama administration’s largest release of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay endangers American troops, and that the president will be fully responsible for any American casualties resulting from the transfer. Fourteen Republicans, including all GOP members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, penned a letter to Obama objecting to the release of 15 detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, arguing that the administration’s decision to release “increasingly dangerous terrorists” from U.S. custody jeopardizes U.S. forces operating abroad. “Your actions increase the risk to U.S. forces and

Seattle Mariners apologize after
lesbian couple are told to stop
kissing at the baseball team´s first
ever gay pride night because it was
against their ´family-friendly´ policy
Daily Mail [UK], by Chris Summers    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/31/2016 5:42:02 PM     Post Reply
The Seattle Mariners had to make a groveling apology after a lesbian couple were told off for kissing at the team´s first ever Pride night. Mary McHale and her partner Sara Hinton had enjoyed the game against the Milwaukee Brewers - which the Mariners won 7-6 - and were waiting for a ride afterwards when a steward told them to stop smooching because it was a ´family-friendly´ event. McHale, whose grandfather is a Mariners fan, told local news website KUOW: ´My sweetheart looked at me and said what a great time we were having, and we kissed.

Duterte can’t wait to meet
Putin at Asean Summit
Inquirer [Manila, Philippines], by Nestor Corrales    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/31/2016 5:27:16 PM     Post Reply
President Rodrigo Duterte is looking forward to meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit in Laos next week. “That I look forward to,” Duterte said in a chance interview at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Pasay City. Duterte was at the airport on Wednesday to greet 129 repatriated overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) from Saudi Arabia. Asked why he was excited about meeting the controversial Russian leader, Duterte said: “I like Putin. We have similarities” The President said one of their similarities was “perhaps when it comes to girls.” Duterte and Putin are

Marine Le Pen: ´Anything
but Hillary Clinton´
CNN, by David Wright    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/31/2016 5:19:07 PM     Post Reply
Marine Le Pen, the leader of the right-wing French political party National Front, praised Donald Trump on Wednesday and said that "for France, anything is better than Hillary Clinton." In an exclusive interview with CNN´s Hala Gorani, Le Pen compared herself to Trump, observing that both of them have waged iconoclastic campaigns against their country´s political "establishment." "We are similar because we are not part of the establishment, we are not part of the system, and we do not depend on anybody and we don´t take orders from anyone," she said.

  


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Nancy Pelosi Memo: Obama’s Iraq
Withdrawal Created Islamic State
Breitbart Jerusalem, by Aaron Kline    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 5:14:05 PM     Post Reply
NEW YORK – An internal Democratic Party memo allegedly hacked from Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)’s personal computer and posted by purported hacker Guccifer 2.0 seems to agree with Donald Trump’s sentiments that the policies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama helped to create the Islamic State. “In short: Our invasion created the atmosphere for a Jordanian to start a Muslim sectarian war, which ultimately created ISIS,” states an October 2, 2014 memo from Mike Ryan, policy director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). The memo, titled, “ISIS Backgrounder,” was clearly attempting to first blame the creation of the Islamic State on the

Breaking: Judge Orders State
Dept To Release Hillary’s Security
Training Records, Or Be Deposed
Daily Caller, by Richard Pollock    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 5:09:23 PM     Post Reply
A federal judge ordered the Department of State Wednesday to produce for The Daily Caller News Foundation the security training records of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aide Huma Abedin within two weeks, or face direct deposition of multiple government officials. (Snip) “Let me put it to you this way: You need to discuss with your client whether it would be better to give them the answers to these questions or to have depositions to depose those at the State Department,” Leon said. TheDCNF filed the lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act last November, after the State

Trump´s Mexican Hail Mary
Commentary, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/31/2016 5:05:53 PM     Post Reply
The revelation that Donald Trump was preparing to visit Mexico per the request of the Mexican government and its president, Enrique Peña Nieto, was leaked to the press before the details had even been worked out. And there are so many details. The gamble that such a trip represents for Donald Trump is a big one. It demonstrates the extent to which the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign knows they are well behind the eight ball heading into the fall campaign season. This is the equivalent of a Hail Mary passes downfield, which, while a gamble, offers the prospect of a

Professors advise students to drop
class if they question climate change
Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 4:56:14 PM     Post Reply
DENVER — The University of Colorado Colorado Springs is coming under fire after three professors warned their class that there would be no debate on human-caused climate change, and that any students who disagree should drop the course. The professors, who are team-teaching the fall online course Medical Humanities in the Digital Age, issued the memo after some students expressed concerns about the first online lecture on climate change, according to the College Fix, which obtained a copy of the email. “The point of departure for this course is based on the scientific premise that human induced climate change is valid and

  


  

Fox News Host Neil Cavuto Sets Return
Date From Heart Surgery (Exclusive)
Yahoo TV, by Brian Flood    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 4:50:33 PM     Post Reply
Neil Cavuto is expected to return to air on Sept. 6 after undergoing heart surgery earlier this summer, TheWrap has learned. Cavuto will return to host both Fox Business Network’s “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” and Fox News’ “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” His first day back on television will be his first day back at the office, where he is also a managing editor. The 57-year-old has been off the air since May 31. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1997, and also successfully battled cancer. Cavuto is extremely well-liked among colleagues and was recently given a shout-out by Donald Trump

Trump Factor: President Nieto Says
NAFTA Can Be Reopened and Improved
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/31/2016 4:40:50 PM     Post Reply
For months Donald Trump has called NAFTA a “disaster.” Trump promised to renegotiate NAFTA as president – one of the worst trade agreements in history. (Video) Today during his visit to Mexico President Pena Nieto said NAFTA can be renogiated. Nieto says he told Trump NAFTA was good for the U.S.— Gideon Resnick (@GideonResnick) August 31, 2016- Nieto, via translation: "This doesn’t mean that the NAFTA may not be improved to benefit both parts."— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) August 31, 2016- Nieto concedes NAFTA "could be improved". The "next President…will find in my gov´t a partner" — Simon Marks (@SimonMarksFSN) August 31,

Hillary Clinton’s Missed Opportunity:
Why She Should Have Held a News Conference Today
Wall Street Journal, by Doug Heye    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 8/31/2016 4:38:41 PM     Post Reply
There is no ideal day for Hillary Clinton to face the media.Except today.For nearly a year–270 days, to be exact–there has been a constant refrain from reporters covering the 2016 presidential campaign: another day without a Hillary Clinton news conference. To most voters, the form of reporters’ access is a non-issue. They care much more about creating jobs, economic growth, defeating ISIS, troubled schools, and myriad other issues our next president will face. Still, Mrs. Clinton’s refusal to hold a press conference remains a daily distraction for the Clinton campaign, one that directly speaks to voters’ concerns about Mrs. Clinton’s

Trump dials back rhetoric:
‘Great respect’ for Mexicans
Washington Times, by Stephen Dinan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 4:31:42 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump emerged from a meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto Wednesday proclaiming “great respect” for Mexicans, reversing the harsh language he deployed over the last year as he made his foray into statecraft. For his part, Mr. Pena Nieto signaled a willingness Wednesday to negotiate new trade terms between his country and the U.S., delivering at least one constructive outcome to the meeting for Mr. Trump, the GOP’s presidential nominee. Mr. Trump, with the Mexican leader looking on, insisted he will build more barriers between the two countries, but also promised to try to control drug cartels and the flow

America Has Never Disliked
Hillary Clinton This Much
New York Magazine, by Eric Levitz    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 8/31/2016 4:27:06 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton has never had a better chance of becoming the president of the United States. She’s also never been more widely disliked by American voters. So suggests a new Washington Post–ABC News poll, which finds that 41 percent of the country views Clinton favorably, while 56 percent sees her unfavorably — the highest such percentage in her decades-long career in national politics.That headline finding is a tad misleading: Clinton is only one percentage point more unpopular today than she was in June, well within the poll’s margin of error. The real story of the survey, then, is that the Democratic

  



Mexicans respond to Trump with jokes, jeers
CNN, by Catherine E. Shoichet    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/31/2016 4:16:32 PM     Post Reply
As word of Donald Trump´s surprise trip south of the border spread, many Mexicans took to social media with a common refrain: "Is this a joke?" But it wasn´t long before they started coming up with jokes themselves about the controversial visit. Many also poked fun at Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has agreed to meet with Trump and whose popularity has been tanking. "An advanced look of what we´ll see tomorrow," one person tweeted Tuesday night, posting an image of the lead characters from the 1990s cartoon "Beavis and Butt-head." View image on Twitter

Hacked: Dems warned candidates
against saying ´all lives matter´
Washington Examiner, by Rudy Takala    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/31/2016 3:57:55 PM     Post Reply
Democratic House candidates should never say "all lives matter" under any circumstances, according to a highly confidential memo sent to staffers for the party´s congressional campaign arm, which was leaked this week. "This document should not be emailed or handed to anyone outside of the building," according to the November 2015 memo. "Please only give campaign staff these best practices in meetings or over the phone." The document, intended to advise staffers on how to deal with the Black Lives Matter movement, was released Tuesday evening as part of a trove purportedly obtained from a personal computer belonging to House

Reminder: MSM Denied and Attacked
Breitbart Exposure of Weiner Scandal
Breitbart Big Government, by Lee Stranahan    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/31/2016 3:25:01 PM     Post Reply
With Monday’s news that Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin is – finally – leaving her husband Anthony Weiner after his most recent sexting scandal hit the New York Post Sunday night, it is worth remembering it was Andrew Breitbart and Breitbart News that broke the original scandal. If the mainstream media had had its way, the Weiner scandal would be just another so-called “right-wing conspiracy theory.” (Snip) Andrew Breitbart and the team at Breitbart News watched as photos were deleted from Weiner’s private photo stash and waited until he began making claims until reporting the story. At that point,

***2016 LiveWire*** Trump Arrives in
Mexico Before Arizona Immigration Speech
Breitbart Presidential Race, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/31/2016 3:22:09 PM     Post Reply
Welcome to Breitbart News’s live updates of the 2016 election. Donald Trump will meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto today before giving a major immigration address in Arizona. Stay tuned to Breitbart News for live updates. (Video) All times eastern. 3:20: Podiums being set up for Trump and Pena Nieto. (Photo/Tweet) 3:10: Scene in Mexico City: (Videos/Tweets)

Hillary Clinton Hits Trump
for ´Dropping In´ on Mexico
ABC News, by Liz Kreutz and Josh Haskell    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 8/31/2016 3:21:46 PM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton today used her first public event in nearly a week to bash Donald Trump for “dropping in” on Mexico, saying building relationships takes more than “a photo op.” "You don´t build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon. You do it by putting in the slow, hard work of building relationships," the Democratic presidential nominee and former secretary of state said during remarks at the American Legion´s national convention in Cincinnati, referring to her Republican opponent. "Getting countries working together was my job every day as your secretary of state. It´s more than

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