Donald Trump is mad at me. He thinks I’ve treated him “very badly.” But he returned my call on Friday night on his way to a rally in Colorado and agreed to do a lightning round on the Democratic convention. He began, naturally, by bragging about his convention ratings and bounce, but then we got down to specifics. Michael Bloomberg’s speech suggesting Trump is not “sane” and mocking him as a con man:“A guy who didn’t have the guts to run for president. Little Michael. He doesn’t know anything about me. But he never had the guts to run. He
The children of foreign fighters living in Isis territory in Syria and Iraq are being trained to become the “next generation” of terrorists, Europe’s law enforcement agency has warned. The terror group advertises its use of children as fighters and suicide bombers, as well as featuring children, including a four-year-old British boy, as executioners in its gory propaganda videos. There are concerns the number of young boys forced into Isis ranks will increase as young children taken to live in its territories or born to “jihadi brides” grow up.
An 18-year-old man slain by Chicago Police officers Thursday night in the South Shore neighborhood died of a gunshot wound to the back, an autopsy has found. The Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled Paul O’Neal’s death a homicide on Saturday, a day after two of the three officers who opened fire on him were “relieved of their police powers” because they might have violated department policy in the shooting, CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. “CPD investigators determined [three] officers discharged their weapons … given what is known thus far, it appears that departmental policies may have been violated by
Bernie Sanders’ former national press secretary says she experienced repeated incidents of racism from other staff while on the campaign trail, and at one point broke down in tears in her car. In an interview for Lenny, an online newsletter co-founded by Lena Dunham, 26-year-old Symone Sanders (no relation to the Vermont senator) spoke with writer Mikki Halpin and described several instances in which felt she was discriminated against as a high-ranking black female campaign worker. Mikki Halpin: Last time we spoke, you told me about some really frustrating experiences you had on the road that you felt were definitely
A Minnesota judge dismissed claims from 29 would-be heirs to the estate of the late pop star Prince, strengthening the inheritance claims of the performer´s surviving siblings, court records released on Friday showed. Carver County Judge Kevin Eide made the ruling on Thursday, adding that six people determined to be Prince´s siblings, half-siblings or other relatives would have to undergo genetic testing. The denials of other would-be heirs came in response to a flood of individuals seeking a piece of the estate, estimated to be worth more than $500 million, left by Prince when he died unexpectedly in April at the
York, PA - Describing the acts as “senseless” and “chilling,” Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman on Saturday said two teenagers had been charged with trying to kill police officers, in a series of shootings that threw parts of Columbia into lockdown for several hours. Marquell Rentas, 17, and Trenton Nace, 18, both of Columbia, are each charged with four counts of attempted criminal homicide of a law enforcement officer and related offenses. Both are being held in Lancaster County Prison on $2 million bail. "There's absolutely no question, with incidents like this and incidents that we've seen in the recent
Weatherman Bob Goosmann denied there were any racial undertones to the incendiary Facebook comment that led him to resign as chief meteorologist at KRLD (1080 AM). (Snip) The Facebook message, posted Wednesday, said, "As many of you have probably noticed, I´ve stayed away from politics on FB. The DNC parading the mothers of slain thugs around on their stage has me furious." The comment came after black women whose children have died while in custody, in police shootings or other gun violence took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. Goosmann later posted a comment on dallasnews.comthat said he didn´t
As cases of meningitis, a rare and potentially fatal disease, popped up in cities nationwide over the past several years, public health officials noticed a trend: many of those infected were gay men. There’s no known medical reason why meningitis, which is transmitted through saliva, would spread more among gay and bisexual men. Yet New York, Chicago and now Southern California have experienced outbreaks disproportionately affecting that population. “It is perplexing,” said Dr. Rachel Civen, a medical epidemiologist at L.A. County’s Department of Public Health. Of the 13 cases of meningitis this year in L.A. County — excluding Long Beach,
Schools in St. Paul, Minnesota, are out for the summer, and kids are basking in the rare Minnesota sun. As families head to the lake, there’s an overwhelming sense of relief that school is over. But this is not the usual end-of-school rejoicing, for it hasn’t been an ordinary year in St. Paul. Just days after the last school bell rang, a dramatic uprising of teachers, parents, and school board members ousted Superintendent Valeria Silva. Silva’s approach to school discipline sparked the revolt. Her policies, initiated in 2010, launched the St. Paul schools on a downward spiral of chaos and
RNC chairman Reince Priebus joined Tucker Carlson on Hannity Friday night to discuss the DNC Convention in Philadelphia. Reince told Tucker the Democrats were operating in a fantasyland of “unity” at their convention. (Photo) Reince went on to tell Tucker that 90 percent of Republicans are now supporting Donald Trump. Reince Priebus: Look, 90 percent of Republicans are on board. You have a handful of people that aren’t. They should be on board. They have agreed to be on board. They’re not on board. They should get on board. But I actually think when you look at these two parties
In his first response to a searing charge from bereaved Army father Khizr Khan that he’d “sacrificed nothing” for his country, Donald Trump claimed that he had in fact sacrificed by employing “thousands and thousands of people.” He also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak because she was forbidden to as a Muslim and questioned whether Khan’s words were his own. “Who wrote that? Did Hillary´s script writers write it?” Trump said in an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “I think I´ve made a lot of sacrifices. I work very, very hard.” On the last night of the Democratic
One America News Network is airing the explosive documentary film Clinton Cash this Saturday and Sunday at 5 pm EST, making the 105-minute film that exposes the alarming pattern of corruption at the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation available to a wider audience. “Whether your political views lean to the right or left, there’s nothing worse than politicians that abuse their power for personal gain,” One America News Network President Charles Herring told Breitbart News in an email. “Too many times we’ve seen elected officials take a position on an issue that isn’t based on fundamental values or what’s
(Tweet) College Station, TX - Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a “failed attempt at humor” this week at a football clinic for women. Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks have been suspended without pay and will have to serve 20 hours of community service. The assistant coaches’ presentation at the Chalk Talk clinic Wednesday night included slides with tips for blocking that had double entendre and what could be construed as sexual references. “There is absolutely no place in
After the balloon drop Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as Hillary Clinton made her way off the stage, an American flag fell to the ground, and it appears the nobody moved to save it. (Video) For her part, Clinton appeared to have been looking in the direction of the flag which was next to her top aide Huma Abedin. Last September at a campaign rally at the University of Wisconsin, the American flag adorned backdrop collapsed. In another instance in 2007, Clinton along with Abedin were present when multiple American flags fell to the ground. In this instance, Clinton
Shootings in Chicago left three people dead and at least 11 others wounded between Friday evening and Saturday morning, police said. Two women were shot — one fatally — and two more were stabbed during a fight early Saturday in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, according to Chicago Police. The four women got into a fight with another group of women about 3:20 a.m. in the 0-100 block of North Leclaire, police said. A 27-year-old woman was shot in the head and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. A 21-year-old woman was shot in the left ear,
SACRAMENTO, Calif.- The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground - California´s religious colleges and universities. A bill moving through the Legislature would remove a longstanding exemption from anti-discrimination laws for religious institutions, potentially exposing the schools to civil rights lawsuits from students and employees. Some schools call the measure, SB1146, an attack on their free exercise of religion and say the exemption allows them to craft campus policies in line with their faith. Currently, religious institutions can assign housing based on sex, not gender identity, and discipline students for violating moral codes of conduct, which
BAYTOWN, Texas -- A Baytown neighborhood is all abuzz after "Trump" was mowed into a neighbor´s front yard. One man claimed to have seen someone mowing the grass in the 100 block of N. Burnett Dr. Thursday, but the mystery mower´s identity is still unknown. "I think it´s a little crazy," said neighbor Julie Oinonen. "I noticed when I was going to work the grass was laid over but I didn´t know it actually said ´Trump´ there." Neighbors said the home has been vacant for a few years and no one has seen the owner recently. The lawn is neatly trimmed around
Police are patrolling the protest as crowds gather in Washington Square for an anti-immigration rally following a spate of terror attacks in the country. Holding banners saying ‘Merkel must go’ and ‘The queen of smugglers. Merkel must leave’, crowds waving flags have flocked to the public square and the hashtag #Merkelmussweg is being used by protesters online. Counter-demonstrations are also being held by anti-fascist groups with police expecting up to 5,000 people to gather in the German capital. Posters reading ´Berlin! Better without Nazis´ have been seen as others walk around with t-shirts saying ´The German Reich lives in us’. Right-wing speakers will
Donald Trump lashed out at a fire marshal who directed crowds of people into another room after an auditorium at the University of Colorado where he was speaking reached maximum capacity. Trump said Brett Lacey, a 23-year veteran fire marshal in Colorado Springs, was ´probably a Democrat´ who didn´t know what he was doing before spiraling to the conclusion: ´That´s why we´re going to hell.´ Lacey, who was recognized in February for his service after a 2015 shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic, said he was merely concerned with public safety. Trump spoke for nearly an hour at the Gallogly Events Center
PHILADELPHIA – The Democratic National Convention was almost literally a disaster area. Bernie Sanders suspended all party rules on the floor of the convention to personally nominate Hillary Clinton by a voice vote. Left-wing protesters rampaged in the streets. Pro-Bernie delegates walked off the convention floor in protest. Agitators seized the mainstream media’s control center against an outnumbered police force. Speakers were booed. Green Party candidate Jill Stein crashed the event and emerged as the new Bernie Sanders in the general election. A man set himself on fire stomping on a burning American flag. America now has a real two-party
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Sunday enter the final 100 days of an extraordinary presidential campaign, with the former on a methodical march to energize the Obama coalition and appeal to the broad mainstream and the latter charting an unconventional path driven by a message of wholesale change. With their conventions behind them, the two nominees and their running mates will spend August in predictable ways: fleshing out their ideas for governing and mobilizing voters in battlegrounds such as Ohio and Pennsylvania, where Clinton campaigned over the weekend and where Trump will be Monday.
Gov. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, recently admitted Donald Trump could win the 2016 election, after aggressively opposing the billionaire during the GOP primaries. “To be honest, it’s very possible in my view that Trump wins,” Romney stated during a recent “Radio Free GOP” interview, reported by BuzzFeed. He added: I wouldn’t think it’d be by a landslide, but I think he could win. I think he could lose, I think he could lose by a landslide. But, I don’t know which it’s going to be, and a lot of that depends on what happens to Hillary Clinton. Is there a meltdown moment, or some implosion of some kind?
A hot air balloon has caught fire and crashed in the US state of Texas, probably killing everyone on board, the local sheriff says. Aviation officials said at least 16 people were on board the balloon which came down near Lockhart, south of the city of Austin. Caldwell County sheriff Daniel Law said there did not appear to be survivors. A Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) statement said the balloon came down in a field at about 07:40 (12:40 GMT). The sheriff´s statement said that when emergency crews arrived, the basket of the hot air balloon was on fire. FAA investigators
For decades, the Harris Poll has gauged how much, or how little, people feel their interests are heard and addressed by those with power and influence. The latest survey found that 82 percent of Americans believe that the people running the country don’t really care what happens to them. Another 78 percent say the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer while 70 percent believe that most people in power try to take advantage of people like them. The survey also found that 68 percent believe that what they think doesn’t count very much anymore while 40
Merkel´s premiership is hanging by a thread today as thousands gathered to call for her resignation while a key political ally dramatically withdrew his support over immigration policy. More than 5,000 protested in Berlin and thousands more throughout Germany over the ´open-door´ policy that many have blamed for four brutal terrorist attacks that left 13 dead over the last month. The Chancellor faced a fresh wave of fury after it emerged that two recent terror attacks and a third killing were carried out by men who entered the country as refugees.