Looks like Bernie bot challenger failed.
Looks like Bernie bot challenger failed.
Hahahaha, buh bye.
Via The Hill:
Rep. Corrine Brown (D-Fla.) is projected to lose her Democratic primary, making her the fifth House incumbent this cycle to be defeated in a primary.
Brown, who was indicted last month, was defeated by former state Sen. Al Lawson in a primary for the Jacksonville-area seat.
In early July, Brown and Chief of Staff Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, were charged with 24 counts of fraud in connection with a fake charity. The charges include mail and wire fraud, conspiracy and tax fraud, according to the Department of Justice.
Lawson will likely represent the district next year in Congress, give that the seat is seen as a safe for Democrats.
Brown now joins the ranks of Reps. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), Renee Ellmers (R-N.C.), Tim Huelskamp (R-Kan.) and Randy Forbes (R-Va.) as incumbents who lost primaries this year.
The FBI plans to release a report from its year-long investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email use as soon as Wednesday.
The report will include about 30 pages of details about the probe, as well as roughly a dozen additional pages of notes from Clinton’s interview with the FBI in early July.
The law enforcement agency will release the report publicly in response to Freedom of Information Act requests filed by CNN, which first reported the planned release, and other groups.
Lawmakers who have reviewed classified summaries of the investigation have said the FBI’s notes raise more questions than they answer.
Via Daily Caller:
Judicial Watch on Tuesday submitted 25 questions for Hillary Clinton about her use of a private email system.
U.S. District Court judge Emmet Sullivan granted the watchdog group the right to pose the questions to Clinton as part of the discovery process for its lawsuit against the State Department. Sullivan had denied Judicial Watch’s request to depose the Democratic presidential candidate.
The 25 questions range from queries about why Clinton created her private email system to whether she was made aware about hacking attempts to her communications with Bryan Pagliano, the former State Department employee she paid off-the-books to manage the system.
“Describe the creation of the clintonemail.com system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was decided to create the system, why it was created, who set it up, and when it became operational,” reads Judicial Watch’s first entry.
Warning for language:
Singer Chris Brown posting videos from inside his home with police outside. Will they cut off his accounts? pic.twitter.com/zYh9utEDwX
— Justin Fenton (@justin_fenton) August 30, 2016
9:40 AM PT — Police say they are still trying to make contact with Chris.
9:20 AM PT — Chris is finally awake and posting videos. He’s pissed about the police presence at his house and feels he’s being harassed. He even dropped a “F*** tha police!”
The cops are still outside.
8:45 AM PT – We’ve learned the SWAT team is on its way to Chris’ home and the LAPD is in the process of obtaining a search warrant. We’re told cops want to see if a gun matching the description from the woman is in the house. As of now, Chris has not left his residence.
7:55 AM PT — TMZ has learned Chris was in the house with several friends, including Ray J. They were talking and at one point Ray was getting a tattoo when some “uninvited guests” appeared inside the house and were asked to leave.
At that point, the story gets murky. The guests included a man who was invited, and two women who were not — one of the women who’d been asked to leave is the one who made the police report, claiming Brown pulled the gun on her. Someone inside the house insists Chris was asleep the whole time.
At some point Ray J left the house and when he got to the base of the driveway, police handcuffed him and seized his BMW. They checked his ID, uncuffed him and let him go, but kept his car as evidence. He Ubered home.
The problems of trying to State-control every little thing.
Via Daily Beast:
What appear to be internal documents from the administration of the so-called Islamic State, obtained exclusively by The Daily Beast, show the terrorist organization under strain from financial misappropriation, embezzlement, alleged infiltration by anti-ISIS spies, and bureaucratic infighting.
These documents, originally captured by a Syrian rebel group near Damascus, are stamped by official ISIS “ministries.” They show the dollar salaries ISIS paid to its jihadist fighters, at least as of a year ago, in addition to other income earmarked for those fighters’ dependents.
The truth hurts.
A prominent Donald Trump supporter is in the spotlight after posting a very controversial tweet.
Pastor Mark Burns tweeted the image of Hillary Clinton in black face Monday afternoon. He said it represents Hillary Clinton’s pandering to black voters with the message, “Thank you for your votes and letting me use you again.”
Burns says he sticks by his point about Clinton and about Democrats.
After the tweet Monday night, Burns delivered a message on Periscope, saying he didn’t intend to offend anyone with his tweet and he apologized to those who were offended.
Burns has been an outspoken voice as Trump has cranked up his appeals to black voters to consider voting for him. Trump has said Democrats’ policies have hurt black Americans and that the party takes them for granted. Burns said that’s been his point too.
“Black people have been taken advantage of,” Burns said. “The black vote is very important in our society today and I believe that voting bloc is not being properly worked for in our country. It’s just assumed that that voting bloc belongs to the Democratic Party.”
Burns says he stands by what the image of Clinton represents.
Trump plans to turn up his outreach. This weekend he’s planned a speech at a black church in Detroit.
An Open Letter to Colin Kaepernick,
Dear Colin guess you have been pretty busy these last few days. For the record I don’t think any more or less of you for not standing for the National Anthem. Honestly, I never thought that much about you, or any professional athlete for that matter, to begin with. I’ve read your statement a few times and want you to know I am one of the reasons you are protesting. You see I am a retired police officer that had the misfortune of having to shoot and kill a 19-year-old African American male. And just like you said, I was the recipient of about $3,000 a month while on leave which was a good thing because I had to support a wife and three children under 7-years-old for about 2 months with that money. Things were pretty tight because I couldn’t work part time. Every police officer I’ve ever known has worked part-time to help make ends meet.
You know Colin the more I think about it the more we seem to have in common. I really pushed myself in rehab to get back on the street, kind of like you do to get back on the field. You probably have had a broken bone or two and some muscle strains and deep bruising that needed a lot of work. I just had to bounce back from a gunshot wound to the chest and thigh. Good thing we both get paid when we are too banged up to “play”, huh? We both also know what it’s like to get blindsided. You by a 280- pound defensive end, ouch! Me, by a couple of rounds fired from a gun about 2 feet away, into my chest and thigh. We also both make our living wearing uniforms, right? You have probably ruined a jersey or two on the field of play. I still have my blood stained shirt that my partner and paramedics literally ripped off my back that cold night in January. Fortunately, like you I was given a new one. Speaking of paramedics aren’t you glad the second we get hurt trainers and doctors are standing by waiting to rush onto the field to scoop us up. I’m thankful they get to you in seconds. It only took them about 10 minutes to get to me. By the grace of God, the artery in my thigh didn’t rupture or else 10 minutes would have been about 9 minutes too late. We also have both experienced the hate and disgust others have just because of those uniforms we wear. I sure am glad for your sake that the folks who wear my uniform are on hand to escort you and those folks that wear your uniform into stadiums in places like Seattle!
Diaz is one of those rarest of characters, a relatively conservative Democrat.
Via NY Post:
A veteran New York politician is demanding city authorities open a probe into the household of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin for potential child abuse and neglect.
Bronx state Sen. Ruben Diaz Sr., who is also a pentecostal minister, said he was repulsed by the shocking revelation that Weiner sexted a woman a lurid crotch shot of himself with his 4-year-old son in the picture.
“You should know that the Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 cover of the New York Post shows a photo of former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner in his bed alongside his toddler, while doing things that no child should see on camera in Anthony Weiner’s sexual exchange with a woman,” Diaz wrote in an open letter calling on authorities to take action.
They basically removed everyone’s right to have a flag because they thought some students had used it badly against a visiting school.
Via Fox News:
Students at Travelers Rest High School in South Carolina will once again be able to wave American flags at football games.
Principal Lou Lavely reversed his ban on Old Glory just a few hours after we posted a column about the controversial decision.
The high school’s stadium is named after my great uncle — Chico Bolin, a decorated World War II Marine veteran.
Uncle Chico restarted the football program at Travelers Rest in 1949 – and named the team the Devildogs in honor of the Marines.
Following is the school district’s complete statement:
“Today, after meeting with Travelers Rest student and faculty leadership, and with the benefit of time to reflect, Mr. Lavely has reached a different decision. He based this decision on current students’ request that he judge them on their own merits and not based on the actions of past students. As a result, effective immediately, students are allowed to bring the American Flag to any and all Travelers Rest High School events. Instead of restricting possession of the flag, the TRHS administration will, if needed, address the misuse of the Flag, or any other inappropriate behavior, on an individual basis.
It’s actually a complete reconstruction of the tweet, with a different avatar and a capital ‘R’ in Trump as well. Earning their name, Clinton News Network…
Via The Hill:
CNN is willing to quote Donald Trump’s talking points on Hillary Clinton, but apparently not his nickname for her.
In a continuing effort to cast doubt on his presidential opponent’s health, Trump called on Clinton to release her full medical records in a tweet Sunday night.
But when CNN reported the tweet on “CNN Newsroom” with anchor Jim Sciutto, a graphic of the tweet omitted the GOP nominee’s use of “Crooked” proceeding “Hillary.”
A CNN.com story that updated Monday morning does include Trump’s tweet in its entirety.
A CNN spokesperson told The Hill that “the tweet should have been shown in its entirety.”
The actual tweet:
Because he sucks as a player.
Via Daily Caller:
A report from Fox Sports analyst Jay Glazer has indicated that the San Francisco 49ers are likely to part ways with embattled quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
“Regardless of politics or not, he has a very, very big uphill battle to make this team. I’d be shocked if he’s on the 49ers by the time this season ends. It has nothing to do with political views whatsoever. He lost a ton of weight this offseason, had three surgeries, couldn’t work out, lost that double threat, that size-speed ratio. No political views, he just hasn’t been effective. He’s regressing as a player. I’d be shocked if he’s on this roster by the end of this year. He may not be on it in the next two weeks,” Glazer said Monday on Fox Sports, according to Pro Football Talk.
It’s heartening to see complete strangers put their own safety at risk in order to help someone in need. Stories like these renew my belief in the American Spirit.
Via Daily Mail
Dramatic dashcam footage shows the moment strangers pulled a woman from a burning car after a horrific 10-car pile-up. The video begins with a truck slamming through traffic on Route 17 in Binghamton, New York, last Thursday. One of the vehicles is seen resting against the central divide, engulfed in flames.
Drivers are then seen running towards the burning car, reaching into the window and dragging the woman to safety. Bystanders then put out the remainder of the blaze with fire extinguishers.
The Mayor of Binghamton, David Rich, shared the incredible clip on Facebook. He praised those who helped as ‘brave individuals’, and thanked them on behalf of the community. Mayor Rich wrote about the video: ‘It captures the chilling first moments of the crash and the actions of bystanders who pulled a woman from a burning vehicle.
‘In a time of crisis, these brave individuals navigated through flames and broken glass to save a stranger’s life. ‘The woman suffered only minor cuts and bruises. Miraculously, the crash resulted in no fatalities.
‘We’re still attempting to identify those seen on video so they can be recognized for their efforts. ‘On behalf of our entire community, I commend these unsung heroes as well as our local police, fire and EMS first responders. Binghamton is safer because of you. ‘
A tractor trailer involved in the wreck had faulty brakes, according to reports.
Update to this story.
(WASHINGTON) — The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI’s recently closed investigation into her use of a private server.
Government lawyers told U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta Tuesday that an undetermined number of the emails among the 30 were not included in the 55,000 pages previously provided by Clinton. The State Department’s lawyer said it would need until the end of September to review the emails and redact potentially classified information before they are released.
Mehta questioned why it would take so long to release so few documents, and urged that the process be sped up. He ordered the department to report to him in a week with more details about why the review process would take a full month.
The hearing was held in one of several lawsuits filed by the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which has sued over access to government records involving the Democratic presidential nominee. The State Department has said the FBI provided it with about 14,900 emails purported not to have been among those previously released.
Clinton previously had said she withheld and deleted only personal emails not related to her duties as secretary of state. With the November election little more than two months away, Republicans are pressing for the release of as many documents related to Clinton as possible.
Libs have a second new hero to worship.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie linebacker Myke Tavarres has decided to join Colin Kaepernick in sitting out the national anthem.
Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Tavarres said he almost sat during the anthem ceremony preceding Saturday night’s game against the Colts in Indianapolis, and he plans to follow through when the Eagles host the New York Jets in their preseason finale Thursday night.
“Oh, I thought about it. Believe me, I definitely thought about it,” Tavarres said of sitting Saturday night. “And usually I’m front and center on the line with the rest of the guys, and that’s since pre-K all the way up. Saturday’s game, I stepped back, I was in the background, and it didn’t feel right to me at all, and so I will be taking a stand — or sitting down — for the fourth game.”
Kaepernick has created a national conversation for opting not to stand for “The Star Spangled Banner” this preseason because of his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities.
Update: Sounds more like his agent backed down for him. The Eagles play on Thursday so we’ll see.
(Metro) – Eagles Monday, Eagles undrafted free agent Myke Tavarres made headlines when he told ESPN that he planned to join 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in protest of the way the United States treats minorities and refuse to stand during the national anthem before Thursday’s fourth preseason game.
But later Monday, according to ESPN, his agent interjected to stop the protest.
“He plans on standing for the National Anthem,” Tavarres’ agent, Corey Williams, said in a statement Monday. “Myke does not want to be a distraction to the Philadelphia Eagles organization. Myke’s goal is and will always be to make the Eagles 53-man roster and help the team win a Super Bowl.”
Whether or not Tavarres will adhere to the updated statement given by his agent when the players take the field against the Jets at Lincoln Financial Field Thursday night is still an unknown — but it sounds like the player is at least being told he should be prioritizing football and not politics at this time.
Via Deseret News:
An atheist organization that has asked private hotels and publicly funded university-owned hotels to remove Bibles from their guest rooms has reportedly convinced the Thunderbird Executive Inn in Glendale, Arizona, to do just that.
According to a press release from The Freedom From Religion Foundation, an atheist activist group, rooms at the hotel “are now Bible free” after the organization requested their removal.
The sticking point for atheists is that the Thunderbird Executive Inn is located on the premises of the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which recently became a “unit” of Arizona State University, a public college.
With the hotel standing on public land and having an affiliation with the college, the Freedom From Religion Foundation sent a letter dated March 4, 2016, to Allen J. Morrison, CEO and director general of Thunderbird school, urging the removal of the Bibles.
“If a state-run university has a policy of providing a Christian religious text to guests, that policy facilitates illegal endorsement of Christianity over other religions and over nonreligion,” the letter read. “State-run colleges have a constitutional obligation to remain neutral toward religion.”
The letter stated that the atheist group was under the impression that Thunderbird Executive Inn had — along with the Thunderbird School of Global Management — become units of the public university in 2015.
Good f*cking riddance.
Via NBC News:
The No. 2 man in ISIS, who was at the top of the U.S. kill list, is dead, according to a media arm of the terrorist organization.
The circumstances of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani’s death in Aleppo, Syria, have not been confirmed. Officials in Washington — who had put out a $5 million reward for al-Adnani — had no immediate comment.
The 37-year-old, who was ISIS’ director of external operations and main spokesman, is best known for issuing an edict for lone wolves to kill Westerners in September 2014.
“If you can kill a disbelieving American or European — especially the spiteful and filthy French — or an Australian, or a Canadian, or any other disbeliever from the disbelievers waging war, including the citizens of the countries that entered into a coalition against the Islamic State, then rely upon Allah, and kill him in any manner or way however it may be,” he said.
“Smash his head with a rock, or slaughter him with a knife, or run him over with your car, or throw him down from a high place, or choke him, or poison him.”
As NBC News reported in December, al-Adnani was the No. 1 name on the U.S. list of ISIS leaders it wanted to kill.
“Adnani has been the main voice behind issuing ISIS threats to the West,” Laith al-Khouri of Flashpoint Intelligence, an NBC counterterrorism analyst, said at the time. “He is so admired and glorified by jihadists worldwide that he stands as a primary point of recruitment.”
Even worse, 9,945 of them follow the same religion as ISIS and al-Qaeda, Sunni Islam.
Via CNS News:
(Update: As of midafternoon eastern time on Monday 224 new Syrian refugee arrivals have been reported. That lifts the total this fiscal year to 10,126, of whom 52 or 0.51 percent are Christians; and 9,945 or 98.2 percent, are Sunni Muslims.)
The Obama administration is expected on Monday – a month ahead of schedule – to achieve its goal of admitting 10,000 Syrian refugees this fiscal year.
As of late Sunday, 9,902 had been resettled in the United States, but more than 200 more are expected to arrive from Jordan and surrounding areas over the next day. U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells told reporters the 10,000 target announced by President Obama last September will be reached on Monday.
Barring an unlikely last-minute shift, the number of Christians among the 10,000 will be less than half of one percent.
“Feminists outraged” post #25,872.
Today in everyday sexism: Old Navy’s drawing criticism for the sexist subtext in a pair of Ghostbusters t-shirts geared toward toddler boys and girls.
For the boys, Old Navy offers a plain gray t-shirt featuring the franchise logo. For the girls, it offers a pink shirt featuring not only the franchise logo, but the phrase, “Ghostbuster In Training.”
The subtle messaging behind these shirts: Even at toddler age, girls are always inferior.
Most U.S. voters think U.S. foreign policy should focus on what’s best for America but believe President Obama is more interested in what’s best for the world.
The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on August 25-28, 2016 by Rasmussen Reports.