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Donald Trump Campaigning in Charlotte Today Donald Trump Campaigning in Charlotte Today
- August 19, 2016

Election Day is 81 days away, with early voting in the first states set to begin in five weeks. Rarely do presidential campaigns wait to advertise, or undergo such leadership tumult, at such a late stage of the general election. I certainly hope that USA voters are smart enough, as those in Britain and Israel are, to not follow Obama's advice. But the DNC isn't the first one to play off Trump's first name; it is a bipartisan affair. (more...)
Longtime TV host John McLaughlin dies at 89 Longtime TV host John McLaughlin dies at 89
- August 19, 2016

John McLaughlin , host of the respected public affairs show "The McLaughlin Group", passed away at age 89 on Tuesday after complications from prostate cancer, according to Eleanor Clift , a journalist and colleague. McLaughlin worked as a speechwriter for President Richard Nixon and was parodied by Saturday Night Live (the highest form of a compliment, really ) on multiple occasions for his serious and brash on-air personality. (more...)
Murphy wants Trump to release tax returns Murphy wants Trump to release tax returns
- August 19, 2016

Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden and Chris Murphy are pushing for a vote on a bill created to force presidential candidates to release their tax returns to the public after Congress returns from its August recess. Wyden and Murphy said they would work to get a Senate vote on the measure in September. "If Donald Trump had nothing to hide in his taxes, we would have seen them by now - and if he hasn't been afraid to release his taxes in the past when it would have worked to his advantage in trying ... (more...)
'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore' Cancellation Surprised Larry
- August 19, 2016

Comedy Central's president Kent Alterman said in an announcement on Monday that 'The Nightly Show ...' had been invaluable in "crafting a platform for underrepresented voices". As for Wilmore's network, Comedy Central , where does it stand now? After Stewart bowed out on August 6, 2015, " Nightly Show' struggled with the smaller lead-in as Noah took the reins from Stewart". (more...)
Man arrested at Kendall Jenner's LA home
- August 19, 2016

Sgt. Leonard Calderon told The Associated Press that they arrested 25-year-old Shavaughn McKenzie around 9:45 Sunday night. Police say Jenner found McKenzie in her driveway after returning to her home Sunday night. You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website, Since 1996. For the protection of AP and its licensors, content may not be copied, altered or redistributed in any form. (more...)
Mental health exam ordered in infant death case Mental health exam ordered in infant death case
- August 19, 2016

Morris was arrested at his duplex Saturday. Ultimately, 4-month-old Emersyn died from blunt force trauma-related injuries, according to medical examiners and the hospital staff that tried desperately to save her life. "None of us can comprehend what this is all about", Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said at a news conference Tuesday. Freeman said there were "suggestions" of mental health issues, which would be evaluated. (more...)
Hawaii authorities urge awareness of raw food risk
- August 19, 2016

They were served at Genki Sushi restaurants on the islands of Oahu and Kauai. Health Department officials ordered an embargo of all frozen scallop products distributed by Koha Oriental Foods and True World Foods in Hawaii. Those who ate there more than two weeks ago should keep an eye on their well-being for 50 days and call a doctor if they develop hepatitis A symptoms. (more...)
Usain Bolt runs in men's 200-meter final
- August 19, 2016

I felt good, but when I came into the straight it didn't feel as good. "You have to be aiming for that: if you're aiming for second best you'll only get second best". "I definitely think I can try for the world record", Bolt said. "I was a bit lazy , I don't know why today, but I executed it". Tonight it got real stiff on me. (more...)
Simone Biles Wins Gold Medal in Women's Vault at 2016 Olympics
- August 19, 2016

Her first Olympics was Barcelona in 1992, five years before Biles was born. Asked if she considers herself the same on uneven bars, Mustafina smiled and said "well, now I think yes". Louis. "I tried to stay in my own little bubble", said Douglas, who has nearly a million followers on Twitter and starred in her own reality TV show. (more...)
The Big Lebowski is Getting a Spin-Off About The Jesus The Big Lebowski is Getting a Spin-Off About The Jesus
- August 19, 2016

Now, according to Birth Movies Death , he may have gotten exhausted of waiting for the Coens and resurrected Jesus himself for his latest directorial effort Going Places , itself a remake of a 1974 French film starring Gerard Depardieu, Jeanne Moreau and Isabelle Huppert. (more...)
Oil Prices Return to Bull Market Territory Oil Prices Return to Bull Market Territory
- August 19, 2016

The market was pressured earlier in the session after a Reuters report said that Saudi Arabia could boost crude output in August to record highs, overtaking Russian Federation as the world's top oil producer, even as OPEC aims for a pact to curb global output. (more...)
Donald Trump shakes up staff, intent on finishing race on own terms
- August 19, 2016

The shaggy-haired Harvard MBA partial to shorts and Timberland boots is moving to the Trump campaign from the top of Breitbart News, a conservative website that has emerged in recent years as a social media colossus in politics — one that has been unabashedly supportive of Trump's campaign lately. (more...)
Senior Republicans say RNC must stick with Trump or risk losing Congress
- August 19, 2016

The concerns highlight a growing split among the party establishment about how to handle their nominee as he struggles to stay competitive with Clinton in places like Pennsylvania , Wisconsin, Florida , Ohio , North Carolina and New Hampshire - all states with GOP senators battling to hang onto their seats. (more...)
Man arrested at Kendall Jenner's home is charged with stalking
- August 19, 2016

In addition to several outings in Los Angeles, Kendall Jenner and the rapper, real name Rakim Mayers, recently enjoyed a dinner date and stroll through the streets of Paris, France. But until then , she said , "Why would you let other people have their opinion on it, when you're not even certain of what's going on?" "On the flip side, I try to teach her things all the time but she doesn't listen to me!" Last week, Us Weekly reported that Jenner and A$AP Rocky were "full on" dating now. (more...)
Trump to take 'optimistic' message to voters, new manager says
- August 19, 2016

The Breitbart website's hiring section says it's looking for media junkies willing to "walk toward the fire" - an apt description of Bannon himself. Republican strategist and lobbyist John Feehery, a former top House aide who supports Trump, said the Bannon hire was "not helpful". Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has been highlighting Trump's campaign issues, hoping to take advantage of his missteps and continue her momentum. (more...)
Trump, in law and order speech, calls for African-American support Trump, in law and order speech, calls for African-American support
- August 19, 2016

In the Fox News Latino poll released Monday, 78 percent of Latino voters believe that the Republican nominee is not honest or trustworthy, as opposed to Clinton, whom 51 percent of Latino voters believe is not honest or trustworthy. These six states can give her enough advantage of Trump at the final of the political rally. He added he hears "more and more" that the November 8 vote may not be contested fairly. (more...)
Giuliani jab at Obama misfires, forgets when 9/11 happened
- August 19, 2016

Casual observers of history will note that the 9/11 attacks happened more than seven years before Obama became president, in the first year of former President George W. But his comments Monday may have permanently hurt his legacy, as social media users criticized him repeatedly. "I'm not there to give a major 45 minute policy address", Giuliani said . (more...)
Clinton to appear in Philadelphia on Tuesday Clinton to appear in Philadelphia on Tuesday
- August 19, 2016

Flash forward and Trump is the nominee for the Republican Party. The Nov. 8 elections will decide whether Republicans keep control of both chambers. Donald Trump is such a weak presidential nominee that he can't lock down the red state that should have been a given for him. (more...)
Donald Trump Has Made Some Big Changes To His Campaign Staff ... Again
- August 19, 2016

Paul Manafort will stay on as Trump's campaign chairman. Trump, who is lagging behind in the polls , accused Clinton of being on the side of the rioters, declaring: "Our opponent Hillary would rather protect the offender than the victim". (more...)
Southern California's Blue Cut Wildfire Is 4% Contained
- August 19, 2016

Greg Massialas, head of the U.S. Olympic men's foil team that won a bronze medal in Rio, said in a statement Thursday that Porter was a critical member of the team, and it's a shame he lost so much himself while assuring that the fencers prospered. (more...)

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