On the Monday edition of CNN’s Inside Politics, Washington Post political reporter Abby Phillip employed a tiresome tactic to deflect away from any number of the Clinton scandals and particularly the revelations via WikiLeaks because it’s all “too complicated” to explain to voters in building a case against her. Host John King turned from Donald Trump’s continued issues with female voters to Clinton’s ongoing problems with the truth as he explained that, despite the Clinton campaign’s deflections, “just now voters are learning some of the things in these WikiLeak releases that are pretty damaging or at least raise serious questions.”
After Democratic Party boss Donna Brazile claimed emails showing her apparently tipping off Hillary Clinton to questions at a March town hall were “doctored,” tech sleuths got to work -- and now say they´ve found proof the emails are authentic. Fox News´ Megyn Kelly questioned Brazile last week about an email that surfaced in hacked messages from Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s account. The email, posted by WikiLeaks and attributed to Brazile, passed on a question to campaign adviser Jennifer Palmieri about the death penalty, under the subject line: “From time to time I get questions in advance.” The exchange came right before
Washington — Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama´s health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That´s sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election. Before taxpayer-provided subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan will increase an average of 25 percent across the 39 states served by the federally run online market, according to a report from the Department of Health and Human Services. Some states will see much bigger jumps, others less. Moreover, about 1 in 5 consumers will only have plans
The newest batch of John Podesta’s hacked emails released by Wikileaks shows Obama’s transition team kept lists of Muslim and Asian candidates for jobs in the administration. According to an email chain from 2008, John Podesta received lists of exclusively Muslims and Asians to be considered for jobs in the Obama administration. The email chain revealed that in this process, Middle Eastern Christians were purposefully excluded, or set aside in a separate list, with an aide writing, In the candidates for top jobs, I excluded those with some Arab American background but who are not Muslim (e.g., George Mitchell). Many Lebanese Americans,
(Video) Hillary Clinton did not appear to break state law this weekend when she greeted voters near a polling place in Raleigh, N.C., a county official said Monday. Video captured by a local ABC News affiliate, WTVD-TV, showed the Democratic nominee doing a meet-and-greet with supporters near a polling place at Chavis Park in Wake County. State law bars "electioneering activities" within specific distances of polling places, and mandates that candidates remain at least 50 feet from the area. North Carolina law states that: No election officer, challenger or any other person within the polling place or within 50 feet
BRUSSELS has been accused of acting like a self-styled Soviet dictatorship over its plan to force EU member states to take in quotas of migrants. Hungary PM Viktor Orban launched a scathing tirade against the direction of the European project as he called on elected leaders to “save” it from meddling eurocrats. The firebrand leader, who has repeatedly clashed with Brussels over its migration policies, railed against a plot for an EU superstate, saying Hungary wanted to be ”a European nation, not a nationality within Europe”. He raged: “People who love their freedom must save Brussels from Sovietization, from people who want
Four juveniles have been arrested in a series of violent incidents Friday night near Temple University´s main campus in North Philadelphia. According to Temple security, a group of over 150 juveniles coordinated a “meet up” on Instagram, amassing on Broad Street near the campus at approximately 8 p.m. Four youths, ranging in ages between 14 and 17, were arrested in connection with wide-ranging attacks on Temple students, others in the crowd, and two Temple police officers that seemed to mimic the “flash mobs” that hit Center City in recent years. In one incident, police say a group of three that included
Dustin Moskovitz, one of the co-founders of Facebook, has donated tens of millions of dollars to defeat Donald Trump. Moskovitz is not one of the usual Democrat deep-pocketed suspects. Politico reports that his donations came "suddenly and without any advance warning to the top rung of Democratic party megadonors with two unheralded tears through his checkbook in the past six weeks. " (Snip) Moskovitz is worth an astonishing $12.5B, money he made by profiting off of conservative and Republican use of the Facebook social media platform. Maybe it´s time to stop giving these folks the rope to hang us with?
In a recent op-ed for TIME magazine, Public Broadcasting Service late-night host Tavis Smiley expressed concern that blacks in America might one day return to slavery if Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wins the election on November 8. “In my lifetime, I have never seen Congress so blatantly mock our Constitution,” he stated. “It’s especially striking that it comes from the political party that’s always lecturing us about the ´rule of law,´ What’s worse is that they’re getting away with it.” The host of The Travis Smiley Show continued: When I hear Donald Trump suggest that he wants to “Make
Donald Trump lashed out at the FBI on Monday, and at Democrats who he claims corrupted the agency´s investigation into Hillary Clinton´s classified email scandal. A PAC controlled by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, one of Bill and Hillary Clinton´s most consistent backers, donated $467,500 to the Virginia state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe. Her husband is FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, who runs the Washington Field Office – the subagency in charge of investigating Clinton. The Virginia Democratic Party, normally at McAuliffe´s beck and call, also donated $208,000, Trump said in St. Augustine, Florida that the ´rigged´ process was predestined to clear
Air India has won the world title for the longest non-stop flight route. The airline´s flight from Delhi to San Francisco was originally the second longest flight, behind the Emirates Auckland to Dubai flight that took 8,825 miles. But earlier this month, Air India switched the direction its flight took to get to San Francisco, traversing the Pacific Ocean instead of the Atlantic Ocean. The change added 870 miles to the route, giving it a total of 9,506 miles and nabbing the company the ´world´s longest´ title. (Photo) Incredibly though, although the route was significantly longer, it took almost two
The Obama administration is forging a pathway for Iran to purchase American-made airliners that are likely to be converted for use in the Islamic Republic’s military, drawing concerns on Capitol Hill amid a flurry of recent attacks by Iranian-backed forces on U.S. military assets in the Middle East, according to conversations with lawmakers and fleet information obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. Iran recently announced that it had struck deals with the U.S. Boeing airline manufacturer and France’s AirBus that would permit the companies to transfer technology and provide training to help the Islamic Republic produce equipment that would strengthen its
Pennsylvania’s former Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced to 10 to 23 months in jail for perjury and obstruction of justice that was a part of a political retaliation feud. Kane, 50, had illegally disclosed details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and then lied about the incident under oath, local ABC affiliate WTAE reported. The former attorney general was also sentenced to eight years of probation by Montgomery County Judge Wendy Demchick-Alloy. “This case is about retaliation and revenge against perceived enemies who this defendant … felt had embarrassed her in the press,” Demchick-Alloy said during the
Hillary Clinton may be leading Donald Trump in the polls, but there´s another predictor of presidential elections that should have her scared. According to two Halloween costume retailers, Trump masks have been outselling Clinton masks across the country. Halloween mask sales have long been a predictor of the presidential election. One index shows that the candidate with the highest mask sales has won the election since 1980. Retailer Spirit Halloween says their records have shown the same pattern going back to 1996. (Photo) Data from Savers/Value Village shows that Trump masks are currently outselling Clinton masks by seven percentage points.
State Department spokesman John Kirby defended his boss, Secretary of State John Kerry, on Monday for accepting an award for his role in negotiating the Iran nuclear deal along with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Kirby and Zarif were given the annual Chatham House Prize for finalizing the agreement in July 2015 and working to implement it in January 2016. Critics of the deal in the United States say that it does not do enough to curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities and gives the Islamic Republic too much sanctions relief without addressing the country’s malign activities in the Middle East.
Given two terrible choices, a depressing number of voters have responded in the worst way. Yes, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are terrible presidential candidates, but not all of the blame for this thoroughly depressing election year can be placed at their feet. The primaries gave the general electorate two bad, disliked, dishonest, vindictive options . . . and in far too many cases, the general electorate responded appallingly, making a crummy situation worse. Let’s start with the violence. A GOP office was firebombed in North Carolina. A threatening if ultimately non-hazardous white powder was sent to Hillary Clinton’s campaign
The Department of Justice (DOJ) made the decision to severely limit the number of election observers to a handful of states, according to a New York Times report Monday. “I was a little surprised by the Justice Department’s decision, to be honest,” Derek T. Muller, law professor at Pepperdine University, told the New York Times. Since the Voting Rights Act of 1965 created the program, the DOJ collectively sent 32,000 electoral observers to selected communities. A three-year-old Supreme Court ruling in Shelby County V. Holder held that certain portions of the Voting Rights Act governing federal oversight of local elections are
In what could be the most A-list campaign trail showing yet, rapper Jay Z is expected to perform at a concert in Cleveland, Ohio, on behalf of Hillary Clinton. Buzzfeed first reported the news, citing three sources close to the Democratic nominee´s campaign. A Democratic source also told the website that Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, who endorsed Clinton at the beginning of the month, will likely appear. While the Clinton campaign has announced a number of ´Love Trumps Hate´ concerts that are supposed to motivate certain blocs of voters – such as one with Jennifer Lopez this Saturday in Miami –
The game wasn´t much fun to watch. It was one of those blowouts with things pretty much settled long before the fourth quarter was over. There were the usual penalties, with the officials meeting to discuss whodunit and what to call. These provided opportunities for what are described by the announcers as a "break in the action." Those would be commercials for everything from Viagra to life insurance.
Tucked away in the middle of Detroit lies one of the city´s many hidden gems. Abandoned since 2005, the Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church was once a cornerstone of the local community. Constructed in 1911, the century old building was built by Detroit´s Presbyterians who wanted a place to meet and worship. The abandoned church is now an all too familiar sight in a city that has been struggling financially in recent years. (Snip) Ioanna explained: ´Over the summer of 2011, the church was used as a set for the movie Alex Cross and in preparation for shooting, much of the
Arnold Schwarzenegger could have been the one battling Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House. The former California governor, 69, said in an interview published Monday that he would have run for president if he could. This year, according to him, would have been an ideal time to launch his campaign. Schwarzenegger, an Austrian native, became a naturalized citizen in 1983. That makes it impossible for him to run for president, in a country where only natural-born citizens - born either in the United States or on foreign soil from at least one US citizen parent - can
The owner and operator of the tour bus involved in the Desert Hot Springs crash that left 13 people dead had been previously sued at least twice for negligence after collisions with vehicles, one of which ended in three deaths. Teodulo Elias Vides was named in a civil suit after a USA Holiday bus crashed into a Honda Civic on the northbound 215 Freeway in Riverside on May 6, 2007. The driver of the sedan, Sylvia Saucedo, and two of her passengers, Maria Llamas and Julio Morales, were killed. Llamas’ relatives sued Vides and the bus driver, Paulino Camacho Ceballos, the
The percentage of Americans who say they have a “great deal” of respect for the police in their area has climbed to 76 percent—just one percentage point shy of the all-time high of 77 percent recorded 49 years ago, according to a Gallup poll released today. Respect for the police has increased over the past year among Americans of differing racial groups, ideologies, political affiliations and age, according to data published in a Gallup analysis. Since 1965, Gallup has asked this question nine times: “How much respect do you have for the police in your area—a great deal, some, or
Democratic Governor Terry McAullife’s PAC donated almost $500,000 to the wife of an FBI agent leading the probe into Hillary Clinton’s e-mail scandal. This stunning revelation, despite being reported in a front page story in Monday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal, didn’t receive any time on the Big Three network (ABC, CBS, NBC) morning shows. The Wall Street Journal’s Devlin Barrett, in the October 23 online version of the story, reported the following: The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign
On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox New Sunday,” veteran journalist Bob Woodward said Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s family organization the Clinton Foundation was “corrupt.” Partial transcript as follows:WALLACE: Then there are the allegations about the Clinton Foundation and pay to play, which I asked Secretary Clinton about in the debate, and she turned into an attack on the Trump Foundation. But, Bob, I want to go back to the conversation I was having with Robby Mook before. When — when you see what seems to be clear evidence that Clinton Foundation donors were being treated differently than non-donors in