Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson could not name a foreign leader he admires, when asked during a televised town hall meeting. On Wednesday, Johnson and his running mate Bill Weld were being interviewed by MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who posed the question: “Who’s your favorite foreign leader?” “Anyone, in any country, name the one foreign leader that you respect and look up to. Anybody,” the journalist added. There was a tense pause. Weld then decided to help the struggle and said, “Mine was Shimon Perez.” Matthews, however, insisted that Johnson answer the question. “You gotta do this. Anywhere. Any continent. Canada, Mexico, Europe over there,
Mary and I just returned back home to Florida from an awesome week of visiting family in West Virginia and Maryland. We drove up for three special events; Mary´s adoption, the Pumphrey Taxpayer´s Association banquet honoring my 88-year-old dad, and me singing at my 50th high school reunion. Before pulling out of our driveway, we prayed for a safe trip and to be a blessing to all we came in contact with. Mary´s Adoption -Back in the 1950s Mary´s divorced dad married a divorced woman with a son. Blended families were rare back then. Mary´s dad adopted his new wife´s
To understand why Donald Trump probably won the first TV debate, it is necessary to revisit comments I made several days ago about the existence of two American English languages and those who speak them. I contended that one of those languages is spoken by an American "establishment" that includes well educated and self-styled "sophisticated" men and women with political views across the board – left, center, and right. This is a social aristocracy that is, as it is very American, not inherited by money or class, but culturally transmitted by education, occupation, and personal preference. The other language, which
Uber is set to begin making deliveries to warehouses and stores using self driving trucks. It recently acquired self-driving lorry startup Otto in a deal worth up to $680 million, and is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry. Otto plans to expand its fleet of trucks from six to about 15 and is forging partnerships with independent truckers, Otto co-founder Lior Ron told Reuters in an interview. Scroll down for video (Photo) Starting next year, Otto-branded trucks and others equipped with Otto technology
First lady Michelle Obama paid a visit to La Salle University in Philadelphia today and admitted she knew that some young people were not enthused about voting for Hillary Clinton. But asked them to please do it anyway. ´Remember it´s not about voting for the perfect candidate, there is no such person,´ she said. The first lady sporadically hit Donald Trump for his ´birther´ campaign and some of his debate claims, though refused to utter his name. ´When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a president can´t just pop off or lash out irrationally,´ she told the students, clearly aiming the comment
Syed Abedin, the late father of Hillary Clinton´s closest aide Huma Abedin, believed governments should uphold Sharia law, while also arguing that Islamic institutions should have to validate cultural change. The Washington Free Beacon discovered never-before-seen interviews with Syed Abedin, who passed away in 1993, and was a professor at Western Michigan University´s college of general studies. The elder Abedin, had appeared on Western Michigan University television on a show called The World of Islam in 1971 where he used the medium to talk about Islam´s ´hostile´ response to the West and the state´s role in the keeping of Sharia law.
As women’s issues become part of the 2016 presidential race, it may be instructive to review recent statements made by some of Bill Clinton’s alleged female victims regarding the ambitions of Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Last week, Hillary accused Republican canddiate Donald Trump of having a “penchant for sexism” in an interview with the Des Moines Register in Iowa. The billionaire fired back on Twitter: “Be careful Hillary as you play the war on women or women being degraded card.” Trump followed up with a second tweet, saying, “Hillary, when you complain about ‘a penchant for sexism,’ who are you
The Cascade Mall shooting suspect, Arcan Cetin, may face an additional investigation related to his voting record and citizenship status. Federal sources confirm to KING 5 that Cetin was not a U.S. citizen, meaning legally he cannot vote. However, state records show Cetin registered to vote in 2014 and participated in three election cycles, including the May presidential primary. (Snip) While voters must attest to citizenship upon registering online or registering to vote at the Department of Licensing Office, Washington state doesn´t require proof of citizenship. Therefore elections officials say the state´s elections system operates, more or less, under an
Medtronic Plc won U.S. approval on Wednesday for an "artificial pancreas" that is the first device to automatically deliver the right dose of insulin to patients with type 1 diabetes, freeing them from continually monitoring insulin levels throughout each day. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in its approval of the device, the MiniMed 670G, hailed it as a breakthrough.
LEETONIA, Ohio -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, the Republican nominee for vice president, Wednesday night brought his neighborly manner and tough law-and-order message to rural northeast Ohio, where the folks just ate it up. “I’ll tell you what, he touched my heart,” said Stefanne Bryan, 43, who with her best friend, Kim McCormick, joined several hundred supporters of the Donald Trump ticket in the Leetonia High School..."I could feel the joy in the room. I’m just glad they thought to come into a small town like this.” “He might have been crooked, but he was crooked for the people."
The House late Wednesday easily passed a bill to fund the government through Dec. 9, a vote that avoided a partial government shutdown and also allowed lawmakers to escape back to their campaigns. But the vote dramatically split the Republican Party, a sign that GOP leaders are once again angering conservatives who want a more thoughtful process when it comes to spending. Many conservatives were also opposed to language in the bill that didn´t go as far as they wanted toward blocking funds for clinics associated with Planned Parenthood. Republicans split on the bill 170-75. Only 10 Democrats voted against
(Photo) The latest Ipsos-Reuters poll has Hillary up 6 points over Donald Trump. For this poll, Ipsos spoke to 1705 Americans, of whom 752 were Democrats. That’s 44 percent of the total. Only 29 percent of Americans identify as Democrats. Ipsos spoke to 570 Republicans for the poll. That’s 33 percent of the total. That’s media fraud. Prepare for the landslide.
Hillary Clinton has wrestled with allegations surrounding her husband’s infidelities for much of their 40-year marriage, including a sexual harassment lawsuit, a grand jury investigation and an impeachment vote centered on his untruthfulness about a relationship with a White House intern. Now, her Republican opponent Donald Trump and his surrogates have signaled that he may bring up the subject in the next presidential debate, treacherous territory, given his own infidelities and treatment of women. Clinton’s friends say they have seen her deal with Bill Clinton’s conduct before, bristling at threats and countering them with steely determination. Her reaction, said longtime
Congress staved off an Oct. 1 government shutdown Wednesday, passing a stopgap spending measure after House Republicans agreed to address the drinking-water crisis in Flint, Mich., removing a major obstacle in negotiations. The bill extends current government funding levels until early December, giving appropriators time to negotiate 2017 spending measures. It also provides year-long funding for veterans programs, $1.1 billion to address the Zika virus and $500 million in emergency flood relief for Louisiana and other states. The House approved the bill in a 342-85 late-night vote, hours after senators voted 77-21 to pass the measure. Lawmakers have now recessed
A funny thing has happened as we approach Election Day: the issues have more or less disappeared; or, at least, the press has stopped talking about them. Donald Trump raced to the front of the GOP pack by focusing on illegal immigration. For months, liberals inside and outside of the press denounced Trump’s immigration views, accusing him of being a bigot, etc. But immigration has now disappeared from the news. In the first Clinton-Trump debate, moderator Leslie Holt never mentioned the subject. Why? Democrats understand that most voters side with Trump. Likewise with trade. Here, in my opinion, Trump is
(Video) MIAMI — Nobody has seen Tim Tebow and Roy Hobbs in the same room together, so there is always the possibility they are one in the same. Tebow’s imitation of “The Natural” came Wednesday in Port St. Lucie, where he blasted an opposite-field home run on the first pitch he saw in a Mets instructional league game. Tebow, 29, was playing in his first competitive game since his junior year of high school — in 2005. “It’s fun to be back out there playing a game, playing a game I love and haven’t played in awhile, and getting to go
President Obama last night issued a name-dropping, self-referential statement about Israeli President Shimon Peres, who died Tuesday at 93, noting three times that he and Shimon were “friends.” “My friend Shimon” “Our dear friend Shimon Peres” “I will always be grateful that I was able to call Shimon my friend.” Like, what kind of friends? As in, Hey Shimon, I’m calling because you’ll never guess what happened to me today!” They weren’t friends. I doubt if Peres, whose personality was seared in the struggle for the birth and preservation of Israel, had much respect for this man who rose to power through charm and little
Here is the video Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Campaign are selling as intensely controversial. The video is from 20-years-ago in 1997 where Donald Trump and 1996 Miss Universe Alicia Machado appeared together at a joint press event: Team Clinton are manufacturing an outrage, and the water-carrying media is intent on pushing their narrative. Irrelevant 20-year-old nonsense.
BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is firing back at the city´s top prosecutor for critical comments she made in a magazine profile. Rawlings-Blake told reporters Wednesday that State´s Attorney Marilyn Mosby rushed to prosecute six police officers in the death of a young black man whose neck was broken in the back of a transport wagon. (Snip) The mayor´s comments were in response to a profile of Mosby in The New York Times Magazine in which she said the mayor disseminated false information about the investigation into Gray´s death. In the story Mosby recalled "screaming" at Rawlings-Blake and blaming
Indonesia´s Search and Rescue Agency has evacuated approximately 1,000 tourists after a volcano on the Indonesian island of Lombok erupted unexpectedly on Tuesday, shooting a 6,560-foot column of ash into the sky. No injuries have been reported from the eruption that took place on Mount Barujari, a small mountain within Mount Rinjani, one of the most active volcanoes in the region. Approximately 50 climbers are yet to be accounted for, but they are believed to be safe. Located on the famed Pacific Ring of Fire, with more than 130 active volcanoes, Indonesia experiences a great many eruptions, particularly in the past
When Donald Trump first came on the scene during the U.S. primaries, many thought he was only trying to test the waters and give his brand a boost. And perhaps initially those were his intentions. But when the results of open and closed primaries showed overwhelming support for Trump from participating voters, it became clear he was the Republican candidate to beat. Sen. Ted Cruz (TX), also considered anti-status quo and rebellious, came out second. Understandably, the people who represent and benefit from the political, business, and media interests that are constantly under attack by Trump continually try to highlight his
(Photo) Alec Baldwin will play Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on the upcoming 42nd season of Saturday Night Live, with a promotional video released Wednesday offering viewers the first chance to see the actor take on the role. The short promo video shows Baldwin and SNL cast member Kate McKinnon (who just picked up a Supporting Actress Emmy for her role on the show) getting into character as Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, respectively. (Video) According to the Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin will play Trump during the long-running sketch comedy program’s entire upcoming season, taking over the role previously played
Center for Security Policy president and founder Frank Gaffney joined Breitbart News Daily with SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Tuesday to offer his thoughts on the first presidential debate and a vitally important topic that was not addressed, the impending surrender of U.S. control of Internet registration. Gaffney recalled a discussion with Congressman Mike Pompeo of Kansas, in which Pompeo told him: Hillary Clinton made the case – I think pretty well, actually – for more of the same, and if you really want more of the same, whether it’s in immigration, whether it’s in trade policy, whether it’s in
You’re guilty and you don’t know it. Sure, you think you’re a decent person who treats people fairly, judging them on the content of their character and not the color of the skin. But let’s face it: You’re deluded. Especially if you happen to be white, you’re biased and you don’t even know it. You’re unaware of your own privilege, and of the extent to which your beliefs, speech, and even mannerisms oppress people of color. It’s time to confess. It’s time to be re-educated. It’s time to rid yourself of your false consciousness. This is the message of the
Chelsea Clinton weighed in on Donald Trump invoking her father’s “transgressions” this week, and Juanita Broaddrick responded by sending her a message on Twitter. Trump boasted after the debate that he could have gone there on Bill Clinton, but didn’t want to with his daughter in the room. Well, she responded to that in an interview with Cosmopolitan after the debate. Clinton said, “It’s a distraction from his inability to talk about what’s actually at stake in this election and to offer concrete, comprehensive proposals about the economy, or our public school system, or debt-free college, or keeping our country
Fewer than one in five employees with a security clearance at the State Department has completed the mandated training for handling classified information as required by a 2009 Executive Order signed by President Obama, according to a new report from the government watchdog with oversight. (Snip) The report was commissioned after a 2013 review found severe deficiencies at the department when Hillary Clinton was secretary of state. “When Department employees and contractors are unaware of classification standards and no mechanism is in place to enforce training requirements, there is an increased risk that information could be incorrectly marked, misclassified, and/or