Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bill Clinton: The Clinton Foundation Will No Longer Accept Foreign And Corporate Donations If Hillary Wins

From the Associated Press: The Clinton Foundation will no longer accept foreign and corporate donations if Hillary Clinton is elected president. Former President Bill Clinton tells staff members on Thursday that it will also hold its final Clinton Global Initiative meeting in September in New York, regardless of the outcome of the November election. The former president made the announcement …

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FLORIDA: Anti-Zika Billboards From AIDS Healthcare Foundation Removed After Officials Complain

Miami’s ABC affiliate reports: Two billboards designed to bring awareness to the spread of the Zika virus have been removed in Broward County after their depiction of an unrolled condom stirred controversy. A spokesperson with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation said pressure from the Fort Lauderdale Mayor’s office and the Tourism Board caused their signage company to pull the ad from …

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Federal Judge Rules That Hobby Lobby Decision Means Transgender Employees Can Be Fired Because Jesus

Politico reports: A Supreme Court decision allowing some companies to opt out of portions of Obamacare for religious reasons also guarantees the right of firms to engage in religiously motivated discrimination against their employees on the basis of gender, a federal judge in Michigan ruled Thursday. U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox held that the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling on …

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Michael Savage: Donald Trump Is The Last Great Savior Of White People And Western Civilization [VIDEO]

Brian Tashman reports at Right Wing Watch: While speaking with a caller, Savage explained that when he and others, such as Donald Trump, talk about “the forgotten people,” he means “the white people,” “the white family that is targeted by Hillary Clinton and Kaine, who says that you have to become a minority in your own country to know what …

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New Pew Research Poll: Hillary +4 Nationwide, 81% Of Republicans Say Life Was Better 50 Years Ago

CNN reports: Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has a narrow nationwide lead against her Republican rival, Donald Trump, in a four-way match-up that includes third-party candidates, according to a new poll released Thursday. The Pew Research Center survey finds that if the election were held today, 41% of those surveyed would support Clinton, 37% would support Trump, 10% would back Libertarian …

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Feds To Phase Out Private For-Profit Prisons

The Washington Post reports: The Justice Department plans to end its use of private prisons after officials concluded the facilities are both less safe and less effective at providing correctional services than those run by the government. Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates announced the decision on Thursday in a memo that instructs officials to either decline to renew the contracts …

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Gawker.com To Shut Down Forever Next Week

And homocon Peter Thiel gets his scalp. From Gawker: After nearly fourteen years of operation, Gawker.com will be shutting down next week. The decision to close Gawker comes days after Univision successfully bid $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and four months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company. Nick …

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MANHATTAN: Naked Trump Statue Prompts Selfie Frenzy In Union Square, Parks Department Rips It Down

DNA Info reports: This is some very public art. A statue of a completely naked Donald Trump mysteriously appeared on the south side of Union Square Park Thursday morning. The full-frontal sculpture of the Republican presidential candidate, which stood for at least two hours before being removed by the Parks Department around 1:20 p.m., featured realistic details such as an …

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REPORT: USA Swimmers Admit Robbery Was Faked

The Boston Globe reports: A Brazil police official said US swimmer Ryan Lochte fabricated his robbery claim and that US Olympic swimmers were involved in a rowdy gas station confrontation. The official, who has direct knowledge of the investigation, spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak about an ongoing probe. He said that around …

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Hillary’s Lead Holds Steady In Battleground States

From the latest round of polls issued yesterday afternoon by Quinnipiac: Hillary Clinton holds double-digit leads among likely voters in Colorado and Virginia and a narrow edge over Donald Trump in Iowa, according to a trio of battleground-state Quinnipiac University polls released Wednesday. In the head-to-head matchups, Clinton leads Trump 49 percent to 39 percent in Colorado. The race is …

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New Hillary Ad Again Hits Trump On Taxes [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: The Clinton campaign is taking its call for Donald Trump to release his tax returns to the next level. Today, the Democratic presidential nominee has unveiled a new television ad accusing her opponent of flip-flopping on the issue. The 30-second spot, titled “Absolutely,” opens with old footage of Trump saying if he ran for office he would …

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Ryan Lochte Changes His Robbery Story After Brazilian Police Pull Teammates From USA-Bound Plane

The Los Angeles Times reports: Three days after claiming that he and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint, American swimmer Ryan Lochte has tempered his initial, dramatic description of the alleged incident. The 12-time Olympic medalist said earlier this week that one of the robbers pressed a gun to his head. On Wednesday night, he told NBC News the robber …

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FLORIDA: Koch Brothers Pull Pro-Rubio Ads

The Koch brothers are feeling confident about Marco Rubio’s chance of reelection. The Hill reports: The powerful donor network helmed by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch is canceling more than half a million dollars in Florida advertising designed to help Marco Rubio in his Senate race, according to Koch network spokesman James Davis. The canceled reservation period is from …

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Jewelers Cause Stir With Note To Ivanka

New York Magazine reports: Jill Martinelli and Sabine Le Guyader have been designing the jewelry line Lady Grey since 2009, and in that time, Beyoncé and Rihanna have worn their designs. But their most famous customer interaction may be the one they just had with Ivanka Trump. Yesterday afternoon, Martinelli and Le Guyader posted a handwritten note to Trump, who …

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Donald Trump: Soon They’ll Call Me Mr. Brexit

Says who? Via The Hill: Republican nominee Donald Trump on Thursday attempted to draw a comparison between himself and the Brexit decision in June. “They will soon be calling me MR. BREXIT,” the GOP nominee tweeted Thursday morning. In June, after British voters chose to leave the European Union, Trump applauded the people who he said “took their country back.” …

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July 2016: The Hottest Month On Record

CNN reports: July was the world’s hottest month ever, according to NASA, the tenth month in a row to break temperature records globally. But help may be on the way in the form of a developing La Nina weather pattern — it just may not arrive until 2017. On Tuesday, NASA confirmed in a statement 2016 had seen the warmest …

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Target To Spend $20M On Single-Stall Restrooms

The Washington Post reports: Target said Wednesday it is preparing to spend $20 million in the coming months to add single-stall bathrooms along with men’s and women’s restrooms in its stores, a move meant to accommodate shoppers who have expressed concern about the retailers’ policy of allowing customers and employees to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender they …

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Mikhail Baryshnikov For Hillary [VIDEO]

Via the Hollywood Reporter: Mikhail Baryshnikov has never publicly endorsed a political candidate before, until now. The Russian-American dancer, choreographer and actor — he played Carrie Bradshaw’s (Sarah Jessica Parker) sixth-season love interest Aleksandr Petrovsky in Sex and the City — endorses Hillary Clinton and strongly denounces Donald Trump in a video for the Humanity for Hillary social media campaign. …

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