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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

 


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Majority of snap polls show Trump won debate by a
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Miss Universe ´fat-shamed´ by Donald
Trump was accused of threatening to
kill a judge and being an accomplice
to a MURDER bid in her native Venezuela
Daily Mail [U.K.], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/27/2016 7:56:42 PM     Post Reply
The former Miss Universe at the center of a bitter exchange in Monday´s presidential debate was accused of aiding a would-be murderer and threatening to kill a judge, it has emerged. Alicia Machado was named by Hillary Clinton as having been shamed for her weight in 1996 by Donald Trump, when she was Miss Universe and he bought the beauty contest, by being called ´Miss Piggy´ when she gained weight. The then Miss Venezuela was photographed with Trump at a gym as he spoke about how she ´loves to eat´, and she also claimed he mocked her Latino accent, calling

Democrats Urge Obama to
Bypass Congress to Set Aside
6,261 Acres on California Coast
Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 7:31:31 PM     Post Reply
California Democrats introduced legislation earlier this year that would have expanded the California Coastal National Monument some 6,261 acres covering five coastal sites. The bill did not advance, and in February those lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to use his authority under the Antiquities Act to make the land off limits for everything except tourism. Last week, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), and Reps. Lois Capps (D-Calif.), Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) courted the director of the Bureau of Land Management, hoping to gain momentum on their protected land expansion. “The iconic scenery of the California coast is beloved by millions

Dem Senators Request DOD
‘Bolster Contraception Education’
Cybercast News Service, by Eric Scheiner    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 7:27:54 PM     Post Reply
Three Democratic Senators have written a letter to Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter to “request that the Department of Defense (DOD) bolster contraception education and access” to service members. Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter saying that military women "may not have access to the most effective or preferred methods of contaception" and that the DOD should do more to stop unwanted pregnancies. “We write today to request that the Department of Defense bolster contraception education and access for servicemembers and their families,” the letter dated Sept. 2

  


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Heather Mac Donald Fact-Checks
Hillary Clinton on Systemic
Bias and Stop-and-Frisk
National Review Online, by Andrew C. McCarthy    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 7:12:26 PM     Post Reply
At City Journal, Heather Mac Donald dismantles Hillary Clinton’s debate claims that the criminal justice system is infected with racism and that stop-and-frisk (which Trump has called for reviving) is unconstitutional and ineffective. As with anything Heather writes, the whole thing is worth your time. But I’ll home in on two points so I can make a couple of points of my own. First, she explains the elephant in the room that no one (including Donald Trump last night) wants to confront: Mrs. Clinton’s “systemic bias” libel ignores that the statistical overrepresentation of blacks in the prison population (compared to

Jill Biden to talk culture,
health in Cuba next week
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 7:06:54 PM     Post Reply
Dr. Jill Biden will accompany senior State Department officials to Cuba next week to meet with government officials and "engage in a diverse range of Cubans on topics related to culture, education and health," the White House said Tuesday. The trip will take place Oct. 6-9 and the U.S. delegation will visit Havana and Camaguey. Biden will travel with two State Department officials: Catherine Russell, the U.S. ambassador-at-large for global women´s issues, and Evan Ryan, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for education and cultural affairs. Following their travel to Cuba, Biden and Russell will visit the Dominican Republic from Oct. 9-10,

GOP senators probe Clinton
Foundation ties to State, Boko Haram
Washington Examiner, by Sarah Westwood    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 6:54:09 PM     Post Reply
Sens. David Vitter and Chuck Grassley pressed the Justice Department Tuesday on why the State Department, under the leadership of Hillary Clinton, refused to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. "For two years, Boko Haram grew as Secretary Clinton and her Department of State refused official requests to designate Boko Haram" as a terror group, the Republican lawmakers wrote in a letter to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday. (Snip) Vitter has in the past raised the possibility that Clinton´s proximity to Gilbert Chagoury, one of Nigeria´s most prominent businessmen, was related to the delay. The agency has stonewalled

Keith Scott WAS carrying a stolen
gun, police say – and his wife filed for
a restraining order against him
saying he was armed, violent
and had threatened to kill her
Daily Mail [UK], by Clemence Michallon    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 9/27/2016 6:44:13 PM     Post Reply
Keith Scott was carrying a stolen gun when he was shot and killed during a confrontation with police in Charlotte, North Carolina, authorities have said. The gun was reported stolen after a breaking and entering, according to the police. A breaking and entering suspect told agents at the bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives that he had sold the gun to Scott, ABC 11 reported Monday. He is now in custody. Scott´s wife Rakeyia, who filmed her husband´s killing on Tuesday, had filed for a restraining order against him and had told authorities he carried a gun, hit her as

  


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Ratings in: Most-watched
presidential debate ever
Washington Examiner, by Jason Russell    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 6:43:29 PM     Post Reply
Monday´s presidential debate set records as the most-watched presidential debate in American history. The debate averaged 80.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen, across the 12 channels that carried it live. That barely beats the previous record, 80.6 million viewers, set by the only debate in 1980 between Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. For the 2016 debate, 80.9 million viewers translates to roughly one in four Americans. In 1980, 80.6 million viewers would have been more than one in three Americans. No other debate comes within 10 million viewers of the new record. There have been 26 presidential debates from 1976

Pat Caddell: Breitbart/Gravis Post-Debate
Flash Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Won
Slightly; Trump Gains ‘Plausibility’
Breitbart, by Neil W. McCabe    Original Article
Posted By: Tianne- 9/27/2016 6:39:42 PM     Post Reply
Democratic nominee for president Hillary Clinton edged her GOP rival Donald Trump in Monday’s presidential debate held at Hofstra University before a television audience estimated at 100 million viewers, according to a Breitbart/Gravis “flash poll” conducted minutes after the debate ended. Pat Caddell, the Democratic pollster and Fox News Insider, told Breitbart News that poll respondents said Clinton performed better at the debate; 48 percent said Clinton did a better job, compared to 43 percent, who said Trump did the better job. “However, 95 percent of the people we contacted told us they were not going to change their vote

Suicidal transgender boy faced
discrimination from hospital staff
who called him a girl, lawsuit says
New York Daily News, by Jason Silverstein *    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/27/2016 6:31:48 PM     Post Reply
A transgender teenager who was hospitalized for suicidal depression — and later killed himself — faced discrimination from medical staff who kept calling the boy a girl, a new lawsuit says. A federal civil suit filed Monday says Kyler Prescott, a 14-year-old transgender boy, left San Diego’s Rady Children´s Hospital in April 2015 feeling “shocked, angry, humiliated, anxious and depressed” from discrimination during his brief stay. (Snip) According to a civil complaint, Kyler Prescott was assigned the female gender at birth, but started living as boy as early as 10. By the time he was 14, Prescott had come out to

New mom Chelsea Clinton details her week
at the conventions: Last minute speech practice,
lots of breast pumping and an emotional speech
Daily Mail [UK], by Hannah Parry    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/27/2016 6:20:21 PM     Post Reply
From racing to breast pump in between speeches, to last minute speech practice in an empty locker room, Chelsea Clinton certainly had her hands full at the Democratic National Conference. Juggling looking after a newborn with almost any other responsibility can be incredibly tough, as any new parent will testify. But new mom Chelsea has described the difficulty of not only having to care for her six-week-old son, but to prepare to address millions in a historic speech to introduce the first Democratic female candidate. In a lengthy interview with MarieClaire, the mother-of-two described how she prepared for weeks with

  


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Kaepernick shoots back at Trump: ´Let´s
make America great for the first time´
CBS Sports, by Sean Wagner-McGough    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 9/27/2016 6:19:40 PM     Post Reply
A month ago, just after Colin Kaepernick´s protest against racial injustice hit the mainstream, the 49ers quarterback was told by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump to leave the country. Clearly, Trump did not approve of Kaepernick´s decision to kneel during the national anthem. On Tuesday, a day after the first presidential debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Kaepernick responded to those remarks. He called Trump´s comment "ignorant" and criticized Trump´s campaign slogan, "Make America great again." According to Kaepernick, that slogan should read, "Let´s make America great for the first time." "That´s a very ignorant statement that if you

Former NATO Chief Claims Putin
Was Once a Pro-Western Politician
Georgia Today [Tbilisi, Georgia], by Natia Liparteliani    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/27/2016 6:00:24 PM     Post Reply
KYIV - Former NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed in an interview with independent Ukrainian broadcaster Hromadske that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a pro-Western politician when he first came to power in late 1999, but later soured on his relationship with the West. “The first time we saw each other was in May 2002. At that time, he was a very pro-Western and pro-European president. I had met him under different circumstances in later years, and each time his attitude become increasingly negative. All this because of the color revolutions in Georgia and Ukraine. He was convinced that the revolutions

Man attacks San Francisco
parkgoer with hatchet
San Francisco Chronicle, by Kimberly Veklerov    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/27/2016 5:58:59 PM     Post Reply
An assailant wielding hatchet attacked a stranger for no apparent reason Monday in San Francisco’s Jefferson Square Park before he was thwarted by two good Samaritans, police said. The 39-year-old victim was sitting in the Hayes Valley park when the man approached him and struck him with the handle of the hatchet, police said. As the victim tried to run, the attacker continued hitting him with the hatchet’s handle, police said. It appears to be a random attack, said Officer Giselle Talkoff, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Police Department. A short distance away, the man fell to the ground,

What did Clinton’s dad do? Meet
Hillary’s father Hugh Rodham
Daily Express [UK], by Reiss Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 9/27/2016 5:56:26 PM     Post Reply
HILLARY CLINTON spoke about how her father printed curtains for a living in the first US presidential debate last night. But who was her dad Hugh Rodham? Mrs Clinton said that her upbringing in a hardworking family made her the strongest candidate to slash unemployment and put millions of Americans in work. During the televised debate last night, she told the audience: “My father was a small-businessman. “He worked really hard. He printed drapery fabrics on long tables, where he pulled out those fabrics and he went down with a silkscreen and dumped the paint in and took the squeegee and

  


  

Arrest made in connection with
blast that killed FDNY chief
New York Post, by Selim Algar and Tina Moore    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 9/27/2016 5:41:18 PM     Post Reply
Authorities arrested the man who was living inside the Bronx drug house that exploded Tuesday morning, killing an FDNY battalion chief and injuring 20 others, law enforcement sources said. Julio Salcedo was arrested in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, by the Regional Fugitive Task Force made up of NYPD detectives and US Marshals. He was busted on a warrant for a petty crime, according to law enforcement sources. (Snip) Salcedo, 34, has been arrested at least five times, most recently in April on charges of strangulation and unlawful imprisonment, law enforcement sources said. He’s also been arrested on drug and grand larceny charges,

White House says Donald Trump’s
complaint about Fed is ‘funny’
Washington Times, by Dave Boyer    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 5:27:43 PM     Post Reply
The White House on Tuesday ridiculed Donald Trump’s assertion that Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen is playing politics in her management of the central bank by keeping interest rates low during President Obama’s tenure. “The charge, of course, is preposterous, and it is baseless,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest. “There has been no evidence to marshal to support it.” In the first presidential debate Monday night, Mr. Trump said the Fed under Ms. Yellen’s leadership “is being more political than Hillary Clinton.” “We have a Fed that’s doing a political thing — this Janet Yellen of the Fed

Dating website Beautiful People to open
LA club where guests are vetted to ensure
they are attractive enough… and this is the benchmark
The Sun [U.K.], by Guy Birchall    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 9/27/2016 5:17:57 PM     Post Reply
A DATING website is opening an exclusive new club where every guest is vetted to ensure they are attractive enough to enter. Those deemed to not reach the California club’s standard – which is decided by a panel of judges – will be ejected from the bar. Managing director of BeautifulPeople.com Greg Hodge says that they are just following the site’s users’ wishes, as they are apparently tired of going on nights out surrounded by people they don’t consider pretty enough. He said: “We listen to our members and they are fed up of going out to expensive bars, hoping

Obama: Trump shouldn´t
be close to nuclear button
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 5:09:23 PM     Post Reply
President Obama on Tuesday argued that Donald Trump shouldn´t have his finger on the nuclear button because he doesn´t have the "preparation, the temperament or the core values" to be president. Obama phoned in to Ryan Seacrest´s radio show the morning after this first debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton to talk about the importance of voter registration. But he also readily offered his thoughts on the debate, according to a CNN report of the on-air discussion. The president said he enjoyed watching "what was a pretty vigorous debate about where we need to take our country." He took specific

´Favors´ to Blacks
Townhall, by Thomas Sowell    Original Article
Posted By: Calvinesq- 9/27/2016 5:08:39 PM     Post Reply
Back in the 1960s, as large numbers of black students were entering a certain Ivy League university for the first time, someone asked a chemistry professor -- off the record -- what his response to them was. He said, "I give them all A´s and B´s. To hell with them." Since many of those students were admitted with lower academic qualifications than other students, he knew that honest grades in a tough subject like chemistry could lead to lots of failing grades, and that in turn would lead to lots of time-wasting hassles -- not just from the students, but

  



Updated: Trump Mega-Rally in Melbourne,
FL Live On Scene Pre-Rally Reports
Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/27/2016 4:48:27 PM     Post Reply
The Gateway Pundit contributor Kristinn Taylor is in Melbourne, Florida Tuesday covering the mega-rally by Donald Trump to be held this evening at 7 p.m.EDT. Over 10,000 supporters are expected to attend the rally which will be held in an aircraft hangar at Orlando Melbourne International Airport. Site of @realDonaldTrump rally in Melbourne. FL on Tuesday. Over 10,000 expected for 7 PM rally, gates open at 4 PM.

After presidential debate, Clinton falters
among some focus group voters in
swing state
McClatchy (Washington DC), by David Lightman & Tim Funk    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/27/2016 4:43:34 PM     Post Reply
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -Kae Roberts and Jay Eardly were leaning toward Hillary Clinton before Monday night’s debate. By the end, they had both pulled away. John Kokos and Hank Federal were undecided going in, potential Clinton backers. By the end, they’d ruled her out. Indeed, while polls found that Clinton had won the first general-election debate with Donald Trump on Monday, she may not have won actual votes. And she may even have lost some, at least in the battleground state of North Carolina. In a focus group of 21 voters from around Charlotte conducted by McClatchy and The Charlotte Observer,

U.S. established working group to
stop Middle East migrant smugglers
Reuters, by Julia Edwards    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 4:39:39 PM     Post Reply
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel on Tuesday the United States was cracking down on Middle Eastern migrants illegally crossing the southern U.S. border. (Snip) Johnson told the committee his agency has established a working group in recent months to crack down on smuggling groups bringing Middle Eastern migrants across the southern U.S. border. He said the new group works with the law enforcement in Central and South America to "interdict these people before they get to our border and share intelligence about what we´re seeing." Johnson said the group is focused on the smuggling

Many women say Trump showed too
much testosterone at debate
Associated Press, by Tamara Lush    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 9/27/2016 4:33:58 PM     Post Reply
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.- Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling. For many women, the presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump was a case study in deja vu. For more than 90 minutes on a national stage, they said Tuesday, Trump subjected the first female presidential candidate from a major party to indignities they experience from men daily, in the workplace and beyond. Tweeted Chicago-based writer Britt Julious: "Thoughts & prayers to every woman watching the #debates & getting painful flashbacks to dudes talking over them at work, school, home, etc." "The sad thing," said Christina Emery, an author from

Comey vows to review past warnings
to FBI about alleged NY bomber
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 9/27/2016 4:28:39 PM     Post Reply
FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Tuesday his agency will learn from any missteps it might have made leading up to last week’s Manhattan bombing, amid reports that the alleged bomber had been known to agents for at least two years. Comey, who was testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing, also said that when the FBI makes a mistake, the agency is open about it. In two recent cases, he noted the FBI is looking over its past investigation of the Orlando nightclub shooter -- and the bureau´s prior interactions with the father of Ahmad Rahami, who was charged last

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