Friday, December 30, 2016
Heinz-Christian Strache wrote on his Facebook page that he had met with retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn in Trump Tower."
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Thursday, December 29, 2016
Little did Flores realize the hell that would soon rain down from Trump's throng of enforcers." 'via Blog this'
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
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Monday, December 26, 2016
Monday, December 19, 2016
Our next guest spent the past several years interviewing members of the so-called Islamic State. As a correspondent for The Atlantic magazine, Graeme Wood travelled to places as far apart as Texas and Australia in this effort to find out what united a diverse group of young men and women to embrace the apocalyptic ideology of ISIS. His book based on those interviews is called "The Way Of The Strangers."
Monday, December 12, 2016
Muslim NYPD officers request meeting with Trump after spike in hate crimes: "A group of Muslim New York City police officers, including a cop who was a victim of an alleged hate crime earlier this month, has asked to meet with President-elect Donald Trump. Thus far Trump has not responded to their request.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams wrote to Trump on Dec. 6 (see below) to ask him to meet with Officer Aml Elsokary and “several of her colleagues from the NYPD Muslim Officers Society.”" 'via Blog this'
Friday, December 9, 2016
New York firefighter was arrested after allegedly setting fire to his own home in an apparent attempt to smear anti-police brutality activists.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The president-elect has already singled out Rexnord, Carrier and Ford Motor for attacks over their plans to ship jobs out of the United States.
And on Tuesday he lashed out at aerospace giant Boeing over what he described as the bloated cost of the company's contracts to build presidential planes. His comments initially slammed Boeing's stock price and those of defense contractors across the board and sent shockwaves through boardrooms nationwide as chief executives worry they will wind up in Trump’s crosshairs."
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Friday, December 2, 2016
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Saturday, November 26, 2016
In an interview with NBC Miami, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida called it "an opportunity to begin a new chapter of freedom and democracy," noting that people in Cuba would not be allowed to openly show such emotion." 'via Blog this'
Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
In the bowels of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, three blocks from the White House, members of the so-called alt-right movement gathered" 'via Blog this'
Saturday, November 19, 2016
Saturday, November 12, 2016
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Monday, October 31, 2016
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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Trump: Islamic State will take over America if Clinton elected - POLITICO: "The Islamic State will take over the West if Hillary Clinton is elected president, Donald Trump warned Wednesday.
The Republican presidential nominee told supporters during a rally in Ocala, Florida, that the terrorist network is “hoping and praying” for a Clinton presidency."
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Stone’s Super PAC Stone reportedly paid Kathy Shelton — the Arkansas sexual assault victim whose alleged rapist Hillary Clinton defended in court — $2,500 to appear with Trump before the second presidential debate, according to the Chicago Tribune."
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Sunday, October 9, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
Trump’s role in the porn is relatively benign and centers around him breaking a bottle of champagne on a Playboy-branded limo while several of the playmates are visiting New York City. BuzzFeed News obtained the footage from the online-only Buffalo, New York–based video store Cinema Cornucopia." 'via Blog this'
Saturday, October 1, 2016
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Monday, September 19, 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Vox Sentences is written by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind." 'via Blog this'
Friday, July 29, 2016
Hillary Clinton's plans for the economy would boost growth and create millions of jobs, according to a new analysis.Moody's Analytics estimates that if the Democratic presidential nominee's proposals are enacted, the economy would create 10.4 million jobs during her presidency, or 3.2 million more than expected under current law.The pace of GDP growth would also accelerate to an annual average of 2.7%, from the current forecast of 2.3%.http://money.cnn.com/2016/07/29/news/economy/hillary-clinton-economy-jobs-moodys/
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Friday, July 15, 2016
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Thursday, July 14, 2016
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Philando Castile had just finished getting his hair styled last Wednesday when he called his sister, Allysza, and offered to deliver dinner to the suburban house she shares with their mother.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Trump accuses Cruz's father of helping JFK's assassin - POLITICO: "Donald Trump on Tuesday alleged that Ted Cruz’s father was with John F. Kennedy’s assassin shortly before he murdered the president, parroting a National Enquirer story claiming that Rafael Cruz was pictured with Lee Harvey Oswald handing out pro-Fidel Castro pamphlets in New Orleans in 1963.
A Cruz campaign spokesperson told the Miami Herald, which pointed out numerous flaws in the Enquirer story, that it was “another garbage story in a tabloid full of garbage.”" 'via Blog this'
The United Gun Group, which hosted the auction on its website, told News 6 that they had at least one verified offer of $120,000 for Zimmerman's gun and that they had 22 bidders on its real auction. A total of 42 bids were made."
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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Friday, May 6, 2016
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Mr. Bradley’s doubts tell a story about the fog of war, the efforts of a son to memorialize his father and the apparent willingness of the Marines to at first brush aside questions about one of their most historic moments.
The photograph was taken by Joe Rosenthal, a photographer for The Associated Press, during one of the bloodiest battles of the war. It was splashed across the front pages of newspapers throughout the country less than 48 hours after it was taken, and was an immediate source of patriotism and controversy. President Harry S. Truman used it to sell bonds to fund the war, Mr. Rosenthal brushed back accusations that it had been staged, and questions arose — and were apparently answered — about who was really in it.
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Denver's top marijuana power couple - Business Insider: "Wanda James and Scott Durrah were seasoned entrepreneurs before they became the first African Americans to own a cannabis dispensary and edibles company in Colorado. The cannabis industry has allowed them as a couple and business partners to pursue their three greatest passions: food and health, social justice, and enjoying marijuana. " 'via Blog this'
Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
A Year After Freddie Gray Died, Baltimore Activist Says City Hasn’t Changed Much | Here & Now: "In April 2015, Freddie Gray was arrested by the Baltimore Police Department and later died of spinal injuries sustained in a police van. His death sparked riots and calls for change in both the police department and the political arena. A year later, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson takes a look at what has and hasn’t changed in Baltimore with community activist J.C. Faulk." 'via Blog this'
Friday, April 15, 2016
Friday, April 8, 2016
Donald Trump’s Health Care Ideas Bewilder Republican Experts - The New York Times: "Donald J. Trump calls for “a full repeal of Obamacare” but says that “everybody’s got to be covered.” Initially, he liked “the mandate,” a central feature of the Affordable Care Act that requires most Americans to have insurance or pay a penalty, but he backed off that position under fire from conservatives.
He would allow individuals to take tax deductions for insurance premium payments. But aides acknowledge that this tax break would not be worth much to people whose income is so low they pay little or nothing in federal income taxes. For them, Trump aides say, there would be Medicaid, which the billionaire businessman says he would not cut but would turn into a block grant to state governments." 'via Blog this'
In Texas, Concerns Over The Future Of State Medicaid | Here & Now: "Texas lawmakers are debating the future of the state’s Medicaid program and looking at ways to cut services and costs. But a bigger question looms in the discussion: will a major chunk of the money even be there next year?" 'via Blog this'
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
So on Friday morning, Rubio spokesperson Alex Conant made an unusual appeal during a CNN appearance — that Republicans should vote for Kasich in Ohio.
"If you are a Republican primary voter in Ohio and you want to defeat Donald Trump, your best chance in Ohio is John Kasich," Conant said. He added, naturally, that the best chance to stop Trump in Florida would be by voting for Rubio." 'via Blog this'
Normalization wasn’t even on the minds of Cuban officials as Rhodes in 2013 began the secret talks that led to the release of American prisoner Alan Gross, he said, arguing that the Castro government felt like it benefited from the isolation and opposition to the United States." 'via Blog this'
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Freddie Gray case: Maryland high court says Officer Porter must testify against all 5 co-defendants - Baltimore Sun
Freddie Gray case: Maryland high court says Officer Porter must testify against all 5 co-defendants - Baltimore Sun: "Maryland's highest court ruled in favor of prosecutors in the Freddie Gray cases Tuesday, ordering that Officer William Porter can be compelled to testify against his fellow officers. The rulings sent the cases back to the lower court to resume with trials, though a timetable was unclear." 'via Blog this'
The massive racial disparities in voter turnout between Republicans and Democrats help explain how Donald Trump seems to be insulting his way to the nomination. But this same dynamic also underscores how screwed the GOP is in terms of national demographic shifts if they choose to go further down this dangerous path.
Today is Super Tuesday, nicknamed the SEC primary because it includes many states in the Southeastern college sports conference. Contrary to stereotypes, the South is more racially diverse than many regions in the United States. Also contrary to stereotypes, Republicans field a more diverse set of statewide elected officials than Democrats, as evidenced by the presence of two Hispanic senators from the South running for president on the right side of the aisle." 'via Blog this'
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
“We’ve got a real strong job market going,” said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust. “It does suggest that fears about a U.S. recession have been greatly overdone.”" 'via Blog this'
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The Resurgence Of Black Lung In Appalachia | Here & Now: "Black lung rates, especially among coal miners in Appalachia, are rising to levels not seen since the 1970s. This comes despite the enactment of coal dust safety laws in the U.S. in 1969 and a decrease of the disease in the 1990s that made health officials believe black lung might be a disease of the past." 'via Blog this'
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Monday, February 29, 2016
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Then, Breitbart covered his Nazi comparisons and that set him off even more. On his radio show this afternoon, Beck unleashed more comparisons, taking aim at executive chairman Steve Bannon:" 'via Blog this'
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Everyone's a Law-abiding citizen until.. Uber driver who killed six in Kalamazoo shooting spree chose victims ‘at random,’ authorities say - The Washington Post
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Man asked his Uber driver in Kalamazoo, ‘You’re not the shooter, are you?’ - The Washington Post: "On Saturday night, an Indianapolis man named Derek and his wife took her parents to a show at the Bell’s Brewery in Kalamazoo, Mich. As the craft beer flowed, a band called Andy Frasco and the U.N. belted out uplifting blues music. The group’s new album title seemed to capture the mood: “Happy Bastards.”
As the night drew on, however, the crowd began to hear increasingly horrific news. A Kalamazoo woman had been shot outside her apartment complex. Then a father and son had been gunned down in front of a car dealership. Finally, a local Cracker Barrel had been turned into a bloodbath when a shooter opened fire, killing at least four." 'via Blog this'
Trump on protester: 'I’d like to punch him in the face': "“We’re not allowed to punch back any more,” Trump lamented. The billionaire said he missed the “good old days,” when the man would be treated differently.
“You know what they used to do to a guy like that in a place like this?” Trump said. “They’d be carried out on a stretcher, folks.”" 'via Blog this'
Saudi oil minister Al-Naimi: Oil production cuts won't happen: "Saudi oil minister Ali bin Ibrahim Al-Naimi said Tuesday producers will hopefully meet in March to negotiate an output freeze, but production cuts will not happen." 'via Blog this'
Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, February 21, 2016
U.S. tractor factory in Cuba gets green light - CBS News: "The Obama administration has approved the first U.S. factory in Cuba in more than half a century, allowing a two-man company from Alabama to build a plant assembling as many as 1,000 small tractors a year for sale to private farmers in Cuba.
The Treasury Department last week notified partners Horace Clemmons and Saul Berenthal that they can legally build tractors and other heavy equipment in a special economic zone started by the Cuban government to attract foreign investment." 'via Blog this'
Friday, February 19, 2016
Thursday, February 18, 2016
The indictment charges the four with 16 felonies: one count of conspiring to commit an offense against the United States, one count of conspiring to impede or injure a federal officer, four counts of carrying a firearm in a crime of violence, two counts of assault on a federal officer, two counts of threatening a federal law enforcement officer, three counts of obstructing justice, two counts of interfering with interstate commerce by extortion and one count of interstate travel in aid of extortion." 'via Blog this'
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
"I think foreign observers are troubled by some of the rhetoric that's been taking place in these Republican primaries and Republican debates," Obama said when asked what foreign leaders thought of Donald Trump." 'via Blog this'
Co-owners Horace Clemmons and Cuban-born Saul Berenthal plan to self-finance a $5 million to $10 million factory at the Cuban port of Mariel just west of Havana to build small tractors for sale to private farmers and builders in Cuba. Named "Oggun" after the god of iron in the Afro-Cuban religion Santeria!" 'via Blog this'
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Ultimately, she says, the suspect responded to her verbal commands and dropped his weapon. A couple of bystanders also ignored the danger and rushed to help… holding the suspect down until Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputy M. Bailey, #707, who was working off-duty at the store, placed him in handcuffs." 'via Blog this'
Monday, February 15, 2016
Yellen: Slower Rate Hikes If Economy Disappoints | Here & Now: "While the Fed expects to raise interest rates gradually, they are not on any preset course, she said Wednesday. The Fed would likely move slower “if the economy were to disappoint.”
In her first public comments in two months, Yellen offered no major surprises. She reiterated the Fed’s confidence that the U.S. economy was on track for stronger growth and a rebound in inflation. At the same time, she acknowledged the weaker economic data reported since the start of the year and made it clear the Fed is closely monitoring greater risks from abroad." 'via Blog this'
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79; ardent conservative fought liberalism's tide - LA Times
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Fact-Checking Trump’s ’42 Percent Unemployment’ Claim | Here & Now: "Donald Trump talked about the unemployment rate. “Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment,” he said. “The number’s probably 28, 29, as high as 35. In fact, I even heard recently 42 percent.”
An unemployment rate of 42 percent would be nearly 10 times higher than the official unemployment rate of 4.9 percent, reported last Friday. Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson looks at how Trump is coming up with that number with Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera America." 'via Blog this'
Last Occupiers Of Oregon Wildlife Refuge Surrender To FBI | Here & Now: "The occupiers were 27-year-old David Fry of Blanchester, Ohio; Jeff Banta, 46, of Elko, Nevada; and married couple Sean Anderson, 48, and Sandy Anderson, 47, of Riggins, Idaho.
In the live stream, Fry said the three others had surrendered but he refused to. He later said he was giving up. The FBI did not immediately confirm that the three surrendered." 'via Blog this'
How to build a "post-Ferguson" police station - POLITICO Magazine - POLITICO Magazine: "How to build a "post-Ferguson" police station
With a radical new design, Chicago architect Jeanne Gang aims to repair the trust between communities and cops." 'via Blog this'
Ferguson Votes To Reject Police Reform Agreement | Here: "The Justice Department says it is considering taking legal actions against the city of Ferguson, Missouri, after Ferguson city councilors unanimously voted last night to amend and potentially gut a negotiated agreement to reform the city’s police department and municipal court." 'via Blog this'
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Robert Rialmo’s lawsuit provides the officer’s first public account of how he says the Dec. 26 shooting happened. It says Rialmo opened fire after Quintonio LeGrier swung a bat at his head at close range. Also killed in the shooting was LeGrier’s neighbor Bettie Jones, 55." 'via Blog this'
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Ben Carson to Florida to get 'a fresh set of clothes,' accuses Cruz campaign of 'dirty trick' - CNNPolitics.com
"If Ted Cruz doesn't know about this, then he clearly needs to very quickly get rid of some people in his organization," Carson said on Fox News' "Fox and Friends." "And if he does know about it, isn't this the exact kind of thing that the American people are tired of? Why would we want to continue with that kind of shenanigan?"" 'via Blog this'
And Mr. Christie has a secret ally: Jeb Bush.
Mr. Christie, whose White House hopes hinge on a strong showing in New Hampshire, is unleashing the kind of cutting and personal attacks that brought him renown in New Jersey but that pose a far greater risk in a presidential campaign, where they can harm the assailant as much as the intended target.
Over the past 48 hours, Mr. Christie has mocked Mr. Rubio as a cosseted “boy in the bubble,” derided him as “constantly scripted,” likened him to “the king of England,” and, perhaps most creatively, compared his Senate career to that of a helpless fourth grader who is told which chair to sit in at school. On Wednesday, Mr. Christie challenged anyone “to show me the significant accomplishment that Senator Rubio has done while he’s in the United States Senate.”" 'via Blog this'
Willie Wood Made the Most Memorable Play of Super Bowl I. He Has No Recollection. - The New York Times
He does not even recollect playing in the first Super Bowl, on Jan. 15, 1967, or ever being on an N.F.L. roster.
Wood, who spends most of his time in a wheelchair, has been at an assisted living center in his hometown, Washington, for the last nine years, first for physical woes — debilitating neck, hip and knee operations — and later because dementia robbed him of many cognitive functions. Nonetheless, Wood, 79, likes to wear a green Packers cap most days now as he sits in his sunny room listening to jazz and 1950s doo-wop. Wordlessly and impassively, he will point to the logo on the cap as if he knows it has some shadowy meaning in his life. But specifics elude him." 'via Blog this'
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
According to the study, Bush and seven top officials -- including Vice President Dick Cheney, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and then-National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice -- made 935 false statements about Iraq during those two years." 'via Blog this'
Over beer, chips, soda and, according to one caucus member who asked to remain anonymous to discuss the private meeting, "all the normal kinds of bagged munchies that you’re not supposed to eat," Ryan hosted caucus members around a large conference table in his office to tell them that, if Republicans want to pass appropriations bills this year, they have to accept the budget number that leaders from both parties agreed to at the end of October.
"There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell that I’ll vote for that," caucus member Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) told The Huffington Post after the meeting." 'via Blog this'
Plumbers Converge On Flint To Help Get Lead Out Of Its Drinking Water : NPR: "Some good news for Flint, Mich., where the water was contaminated with lead. Dozens of union plumbers volunteered to install water filters and replace faucets for some of the city's poorest residents." 'via Blog this'
The next day, when the policy was scheduled to go into effect, dozens of drivers caravaned to Uber’s office in downtown Dallas and planted themselves outside until company officials met with them. Many had taken out loans to buy luxury vehicles that cost upward of $35,000, and worried that the modest per-mile rate for UberX passengers would barely cover gas and wear and tear, to say nothing of their car payments." 'via Blog this'
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Cost Of Investing Falls As Companies Try To Attract New Investors | Here & Now: "The cost of investing in some basic stock funds is falling, as firms try to attract new customers, many of whom are younger and skeptical of paying hefty fees. According to Morningstar, the number of funds that cost $10 or less for every $10,000 invested has more than doubled in recent years, from 40 in 2010, to more than 100 today. This puts pressure on companies to make money elsewhere. Jill Schlesinger of CBS News joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to explain." 'via Blog this'