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Clinton's pledge: Steady hand at 'moment of reckoning' Clinton's pledge: Steady hand at 'moment of reckoning'
- August 06, 2016

Chamber of Commerce official who is heading a GOP group supporting Clinton, part of an expanded outreach to Republican voters and donors. Donald Trump has no political survival instincts. "I want to thank Bernie Sanders", Clinton said. The shoot-from-the-hip billionaire believes he can make headway in those states with blue-collar white men, a demographic that has eluded Clinton and was unlikely to be swayed by a convention that heavily celebrated racial and gender diversity. (more...)
Labour slammed over Shami Chakrabarti Lords nomination
- August 06, 2016

Ms Chakrabarti said she was "honoured" to have been nominated for the peerage. "There was no serious discussion of how "Anti-Zionism" is now the focal point for contemporary anti-Jewish prejudice, no dissection of how the thinking of the hard left on these issues now most closely resembles that of the far right", he said. (more...)
Gas prices are lower in Arizona this week
- August 06, 2016

The declines began immediately after the average price rose to its highest amount since January 14. Gas Buddy.com said the lowest price Thursday in Casa Grande was $1.86 a gallon at Sam's Club, 2425 E. As of yesterday, more than 40 percent of gas stations nationwide were selling gasoline for $2.00 per gallon or less, compared to just a handful on this same date past year. (more...)
Did #ShutDownCityHallNYC Lead to Early Resignation of NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton?
- August 06, 2016

Teneo Holdings, the advisory firm run by Irishman Declan Kelly, has appointed New York's outgoing police commissioner Bill Bratton (68) as director and executive chairman of Teneo Risk. "One of the gifts he gave me was a key to the city, he didn't tell me that he'd already changed the locks", Bratton said. His announcement comes on the heels of a two-day occupation of lower Manhattan's City Hall Park, where almost 100 demonstrators gathered to force a shutdown of the facility until Mayor de ... (more...)
Maine senator calls Trump's comments on Somalis Maine senator calls Trump's comments on Somalis "unhelpful"
- August 06, 2016

Clinton saw a 15-point lead over Trump in the McClatchy-Marist poll out Thursday, making gains among Trump's bread-and-butter demos of whites and men. House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican primary challenger is on the defensive after saying he wants a discussion about deporting all U.S. Muslims. When reports emerged early on Friday that Trump would endorse Ryan , Nehlen released a statement responding to the news, suggesting Trump had to endorse Ryan because he's the GOP nominee. (more...)
Trump's clash with military family puts party ties at risk
- August 06, 2016

Republican nominee Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthyism returns to America Khizr Khan says he's done doing interviews Pence endorses Ryan, "strongly" supports the Speaker MORE, who is showing increasing signs he may cracking under the pressure of presidential politics, has expanded his campaign of insults by attacking House Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanPence endorses Ryan, "strongly" supports the Speaker Freedom Caucus committed to impeaching IRS chief despite Huelskamp loss Gingrich: Trump has ... (more...)
North Carolina takes case for voter ID law to Supreme Court
- August 06, 2016

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton signaled the fight wasn't over despite the compromise for this election and didn't rule out eventually going to the U.S. The Republicans in the state legislature have been taking it on the chin in the courtroom recently. While attorneys for Gov. Pat McCrory asked the court to hold off on the injunction on the grounds that the November presidential contests are so close, the 4 Circuit panel denied the stay Thursday. (more...)
Obama Lashes Out At Trump During Conference Obama Lashes Out At Trump During Conference
- August 06, 2016

Media captionFormer US Secretary of Defense William Cohen rejects Donald Trump's response to the family of a dead US Muslim soldier and says it is very unlikely he will vote for the Republican presidential candidate come November. She said "absolutely", yet also tried to reframe the debate by noting that " Donald Trump had nothing to do with this war that sent Capt. Khan over there". (more...)
Obama: Trump Obama: Trump "unfit" to serve
- August 06, 2016

Obama spoke at a news conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong inside the White House and uttered his harshest remarks yet about the NY billionaire. "The alternative is that the entire party, the Republican Party, effectively endorses and validates the positions that are being articulated by Mr Trump", Obama said. (more...)
Majority of Americans disapprove of Trump's response to Khan family
- August 06, 2016

Still, he said, he might still vote for the Republican nominee for president; such was his dislike of Hillary Clinton. "Why would you do anything to alienate people in your own party, your own team, which is what Trump is doing", Mr Williams said. (more...)
Trump Meets With Gold Star Families Amid Khan Controversy
- August 06, 2016

Trump supporter Ben Carson, the retired neurosurgeon who ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination, said Trump realized the need to focus on Clinton, . "We don't plan on winning in August, we plan on winning in November", he said. Trump drew the ire or many in his own party for comments he made attacking Khizr and Ghazala Khan. (more...)
Taliban ambush wounds 5 foreigners in Afghanistan
- August 06, 2016

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said that so far he has no information about the incident. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif contacted commander of Resolute Support Mission (RSM) General Nicholson, Afghan government and Afghanistan National Army (ANA) on Thursday to help in the recovery of crew of Punjab government helicopter which crash landed in Afghanistan , reported Dunya News. (more...)
William Bratton's legacy as a crime fighter
- August 06, 2016

Public Advocate Letitia "Tish" James: "For the second time in as many decades, Commissioner Bill Bratton has led New York City's finest, keeping our City and communities safe". O'Neill was intimately involved in using CompStat to help identify crime trends in neighborhoods and helped implement Bratton's plans for new neighborhood policing models like having officers walk beats again and build relationships with community members. (more...)
Californian Mayor Accused of Playing Strip Poker With Minor at Youth Camp
- August 06, 2016

The FBI says it handed the case over to the district attorney last week. The mayor has denied the charges. After investigation , the devices were found to have 23 photographs and four video clips of a youth camp Silva hosted for children from low-income families (via Fox News). (more...)
DA's early calling of Nelson Mandela Bay vote an act of desperation DA's early calling of Nelson Mandela Bay vote an act of desperation
- August 06, 2016

The absence of a clear victor means the municipality, which includes the city of Port Elizabeth, will be run by a coalition after the elections. "The reasons why the ANC wouldn't get the majority is too little, too late, which characterised all of their campaign, which characterised all of the turnarounds that they made - the arrogance, the hubris, the corruption, the inability to manage their internal factions; it's a long history, Nelson Mandela Bay and systematically what happened their ... (more...)
2nd legal activist sentenced as China reigns in critics
- August 06, 2016

Zhou's trial followed those of activists Zhai Yanmin and Hu Shigen, who were both found guilty of subverting state power by the same court. Both were arrested previous year as part of the "709 crackdown" - so-called because most were rounded up July 9, 2015, a nationwide crackdown on legal rights activists. (more...)
Strikes kill 13 in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo: monitor Strikes kill 13 in Syria's rebel-held Aleppo: monitor
- August 06, 2016

In an audio message, Jolani said God had granted fighters "a glorious victory in the battle to break the siege of Aleppo ". Nour el-Deine Zengi didn't immediately issue a response to the allegations. While burning tires is hardly a longterm air-defense strategy that any military commander would approve, it certainly could complicate Russian and Syrian bombing runs as they fly low and drop unguided munitions . (more...)
One Oregonian among President Obama's record 214 commutations
- August 06, 2016

On Wednesday, Obama shared a picture of a letter he'd received from a Florida inmate who was sentenced to life without parole for a nonviolent drug charge. He also expects Obama to continue to call on Congress for a criminal justice reform bill. Obama said that his administration was acting in accordance with tradition by offering briefings to Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton to ensure that whoever won November's election would be up to speed on the threats facing the nation. (more...)
Appeals court buries state's voter ID law Appeals court buries state's voter ID law
- August 06, 2016

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday refused the state's request to put its decision on hold while North Carolina asks the Supreme Court to overturn it ahead of the U.S. Since the Supreme Court struck down the coverage formula on constitutional grounds, it won't be reinstated. This set North Carolina apart from other states - including Hillary Clinton's home state of NY, which doesn't offer early voting - while helping working men and women take advantage of extended hours. (more...)
South Africa: ANC faces worst election loss in 20 years South Africa: ANC faces worst election loss in 20 years
- August 06, 2016

DA leader Mmusi Maimane told the BBC: "If you ask people in Nelson Mandela Bay what they voted for they said, "We voted for change". Earlier on, ANC chief whip, Jackson Mthembu, said South Africans still trusted the ruling party. South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) has gained its lowest share of the vote since apartheid ended in 1994 - the BBC's Milton Nkosi looks at four things the poll has shown. (more...)

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