Wearing a white pantsuit, Hillary Clinton plodded out on stage to accept the nomination that she had schemed, plotted, lied, cheated, rigged and eventually fixed a series of elections to obtain. Then she claimed that she was accepting the nomination of a race she had rigged with “humility”. Humility is not the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Hillary Clinton. It is not even the last word. It is not in the Hillary dictionary at all. But this convention was a desperate effort to humanize Hillary. Everyone, including her philandering husband and dilettante daughter, down to assorted people she
Have you ever wondered what it might look like if a cult that enabled death and destruction and chaos and anarchy had its own national convention? I have. Preceding that convention, we might already presumably know something about that cult, as well as its goals and objectives, since cults exist to spur larger and more oppressive versions of themselves that usurp power and mandate allegiance. They can´t very well do this under a bushel basket. They have to go public in order to recruit enough gullible and warped individuals to swell the ranks. If there were such a cult, we
MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY – A resettled former Guantanamo prisoner who disappeared last month in Uruguay, setting off alarm bells in neighboring countries and recriminations in Washington, has reappeared in Venezuela, the government said Wednesday. Foreign Minister Rodolfo Nin Novoa told The Associated Press that Syrian native Abu Wa´el Dhiab showed up at Uruguay´s consulate in Caracas. Consulate officials refused to provide information or entry to AP journalists gathered outside. Late Thursday, the Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying Dhiab told the consulate he wanted to move to Turkey or another country where he could reunite with his family. "He expressed clearly that in no
Investigators found a hidden room outfitted with restraints inside a barn belonging to a man accused of abducting and killing an Ohio college student, and they were looking into whether it was used to hold other victims, according to search warrants released Thursday. The room also had a carpet-lined freezer with blood inside and had been concealed by hay bales, the documents said. James Worley, 57, who spent three years in prison after abducting a woman in 1990, has been charged with aggravated murder and abduction in the death of 20-year-old University of Toledo student Sierah Joughin. She disappeared a week ago
We’re already at the fourth and final night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. And the entire country is gripped with the suspense of Hillary Clinton’s decision. After only a generation of striving for her party’s presidential nomination, she has it. Will that be good enough? Will she accept? Must Americans pay her and her family foundation huge sums of money to cajole into the Oval Office the country’s first female president who isn’t trusted by two-thirds of her countrymen? [Snip] Obama ad-libbed an extra 600 words into his original 4,100-word text, much of which was devoted to hailing his
American women have fought long and hard over the past century and a half to take a stand in the public square. The original suffragists fought for voting rights for all women, as they do have opinions distinct from men and should have a right to voice those opinions in the public square and at the ballot box. On Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention that thought process was turned on its head. Woman speaker after woman speaker assumed that all American women stand with Hillary Clinton (mostly because of fertility issues), and even offered a “woman card” from
Babs Proller met the man when she was living in a Maryland hotel.(Snip) She soon learned that her new acquaintance, Armando Morales, was a convicted felon and former gang member, recently released after decades in prison. He was also the star witness in one of the Washington area’s most sensational murder trials. Proller eventually became suspicious of Morales and began recording hours of their conversations. Eventually, she contends, Morales revealed a secret that she caught on tape, telling her that he had lied when he testified in 2010 that a onetime cellmate had confessed to killing Chandra Levy.
PHILADELPHIA -This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight. It was him in the VIP seating, watching as his wife took center stage to claim the presidential nomination at the Democratic convention Thursday night.It was one small step in the role reversal Americans will need to get used to if Hillary Clinton wins the White House in November. Already, satires and spoofs are circulating, taking note of Bill´s fashion choices, accessories and hair style. How about that fetching pantsuit! And that nice head of hair! Whose shoes
PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania — Vice Presidential nominee Tim Kaine did a terrible Donald Trump impression in his Trump-themed attack speech Wednesday night at the Democratic convention. Kaine spoke Spanish numerous times and also falsely stated that Woodrow Wilson was married to a woman named “Eleanor,” clearly mixing Wilson up with Franklin Roosevelt. Kaine also cited Republican establishment figures Barbara Bush and John Kasich to attack Trump. (Snip) “I tell ya, if any of you are longing for that party of Lincoln we’ve got a home for you right here in the Democratic Party,” Kaine said, essentially borrowing a talking point that
Denmark should halt immigration from Muslim countries to stem the threat of violence from extremists, the nation´s second-largest party argued Thursday. The deputy party leader of the anti-immigrant Danish People´s Party, Soeren Espersen, and other officials said the existing 270,000 Muslims in Denmark, a country of less than 6 million people, already posed a severe risk of harboring sympathizers to the Islamic State militant group. (Snip) "Islam is a belligerent religion. One should not be blind that many who commit terror find inspiration in Islam. That is why there is a connection between the number of Muslims in a country
The FBI warned the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign in March that its computers had been the object of a foreign-government cyberattack, Yahoo News reported Thursday evening. However, according to Yahoo News, when the FBI requested that the Clinton team turn over email logs and staff addresses, the campaign’s lawyers refused. At the time, Mrs. Clinton was being investigated by the FBI for possible criminal offenses in her setting up and using a private email server to conduct government business and handle classified information. Citing “two sources who have been briefed on the matter,” Yahoo News said the FBI’s approaches to
Former and possibly future first daughter Chelsea Clinton told childhood tales in an effort to humanize the Democratic nominee who would soon come onstage at tonight´s Democratic National Convention – her mother, Hillary Clinton. She portrayed the former secretary of state as a doting grandma, who will drop everything ´for a few minutes of blowing kisses and reading "Chugga- Chugga Choo-Choo" with her granddaughter.´ She spoke of childhood games with the former first lady, as they made up stories about what would happen if they ever met a triceratops. ´In my opinion the friendliest dinosaur,´ Chelsea said. ´Though my mom
After nearly three days of speeches and video propaganda one major part of Democrat Nominee Hillary Clinton’s life’s work has gone virtually unmentioned during the Democrat National Convention in Philadelphia. Even as speaker after speaker lauded Hillary’s career in public life, no mention of the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation has been uttered from the dais. It seems strange that a $2 billion charity that has purportedly done such great things all across the world has not rated a single word in Philly. But with the wild success of the documentary film Clinton Cash, perhaps there is a reason the
An Orlando man was charged with possession of crystal meth with a gun, but a state crime lab proved him right — it was actually glaze from Krispy Kreme doughnuts. When the man stopped by the 7-Eleven without buying anything and left with an employee in his car, cops were suspicious. Orlando police were staking out the convenience store, 938 W. Colonial Dr., after neighbors complained of drug activity, the Orlando Sentinel reported. Police saw the man in the silver Chevy leave without stopping at the stop sign and speed off going 42 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone, according to the report. They pulled him over.
Philadelphia - The U.S. news media has entirely ignored the newsworthy confirmation from Juanita Broaddrick that she was allegedly raped not once but twice by Bill Clinton during the same infamous encounter in 1978. The story was splashed as the main banner of the Drudge Report for much of the day on Wednesday, after Bill Clinton brandished Hillary’s purported credentials as a champion of women on Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention here. In addition to its massive general readership, the Drudge Report is read widely throughout the day as a tip sheet of sorts by many in the news industry.
“Santo subito.” The Italian words mean “make him a saint now.” This was the cry of the crowds at the funeral of Pope John Paul II — a demand swiftly acted upon by the church authorities in Rome. The words are echoing around the world again now. This time, the call comes from Catholics shocked at the death of the Rev. Jacques Hamel, the priest whose throat was cut as he officiated at morning prayers on Tuesday in a small French town near Rouen. The demand to put the slain French priest on the fast track for sainthood was made by
Hillary Clinton will take the stage tonight at the Democratic National Convention and tell Americans this election is a ´moment of reckoning.´ ´Powerful forces are threatening to pull us apart. Bonds of trust and respect are fraying. And just as with our founders there are no guarantee,´ she will said according to prepared remarks. ´It´s truly is up to us. (Snip) ´Are we going to succumb to some very powerful forces that are tearing at our social fabric, that are dividing us economically and socially? Or are we going to come together to solve these problems?´ she´ll ask, he said.
Thousands of people across three US states watched the night sky in awe on Wednesday as mystery fireballs streaked past. Many feared they could be a plane disintegrating while others guessed it was a meteor shower. It was later revealed the objects ablaze — seen in Utah, Nevada and Californiia — were debris from the Chinese rocket launched last month and were travelling at around 18,000mph, about 50 miles overhead, the LA Times reported. (Video/Photos) The launch, which began a new era in Chinese rocketry, re-entered the atmosphere after a month in low orbit, astronomer Jonathan McDowell, of the Harvard-Smithsonian
A moment´s silence for slain police officers was interrupted by chants of ´Black Lives Matter´ during the Democratic convention. Dallas Sheriff Lupe Valdez was on stage paying a stirring tribute to the five officers who were gunned down in her city on July 7. The veteran officer then asked the crowd to remember all of the cops who had fallen in the line of duty with a quiet moment of reflection. She said: ´Please help me to honor ALL of America´s fallen officers with a moment of silence.´ Then members of the crowd shouted the controversial slogan, and it was
PHILADELPHIA — Fifteen years after they concluded that gun control was a losing issue for them, Democrats say it’s time for a rethink, convinced that a spate of mass shootings has changed the politics and left Americans clamoring for action. From the stage this week, a powerful lineup of victims and family members of those killed in shootings begged for gun bans, saying the deranged shooters would have caused far less damage without the semi-automatic rifles many of them used. Hillary Clinton may be a flawed messenger — in the 2008 election, she ran as a defender of gun rights — but
Is fake burping in gym class enough to get a seventh-grader arrested? Yes, according to a federal appeals court, which granted immunity to school officials sued by the kid’s family after the 13-year-old was hauled off to juvenile detention in handcuffs. The officer´s action was based on a New Mexico misdemeanor law that makes disrupting school activities a crime. In a 94-page opinion, the court backed the arrest, saying the law didn´t forbid arresting someone for burping. One judge on the panel wrote a pungent, four-page dissent explaining why that reasoning is wrong. But determining the correct outcome here is a little
The FBI warned the Clinton campaign that it was a target of a cyberattack last March, just weeks before the Democratic National Committee discovered it had been penetrated by hackers it now believes were working for Russian intelligence, two sources who have been briefed on the matter told Yahoo News. In a meeting with senior officials at the campaign’s Brooklyn headquarters, FBI agents laid out concerns that cyberhackers had used so-called spear-phishing emails as part of an attempt to penetrate the campaign’s computers, the sources said. One of the sources said agents conducting a national security investigation asked the Clinton
PHILADELPHIA — This election is a “moment of reckoning,” Hillary Clinton will tell the nation Thursday night as she accepts Democrats’ nomination to be their presidential candidate, putting her just months away from becoming the first woman to win the Oval Office. Warning that Republicans are trying to win by fear, Mrs. Clinton said she offers a more affirming vision of the country — both its challenges and its possibilities. “We are clear-eyed about what our country is up against. But we are not afraid,” she says in remarks prepared for delivery. “We will rise to the challenge, just as
Philadelphia — In a luxury suite high above the convention floor, some of the Democratic Party’s most generous patrons sipped cocktails and caught up with old friends, tuning out Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Monday as he bashed Wall Street in an arena named after one of the country’s largest banks. On Tuesday, when Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee of a major party, a handful of drug companies and health insurers made sure to echo the theme, paying to sponsor an “Inspiring Women” panel featuring Democratic congresswomen. And in the vaulted marble bar of the Ritz-Carlton downtown,
PHILADELPHIA—Much has been made of the gigantic four-mile wall that the security people have built to shield DNC attendees from the robust protests taking place throughout Philadelphia. Even People magazine noted that high-profile supporters of Bernie Sanders cannot get anywhere near the delegates they’re trying to influence and several have been arrested trying to scale the 8-foot fence that rings not just the stadium proper, but a giant area outside the stadium. According to the US Secret Service, it was a nearly unprecedented effort to shield convention-goers from the riffraff. Special Agent James Henry told NBC10.com