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Newsweek Teases Trump Cover Story It Says Could Change Election (Huffpost)

Newsweek Teases Trump Cover Story It Says Could Change Election
“If he wins, his many overseas deals would create a national security nightmare,” a mockup warns.
09/14/2016 12:50 am ET Nick Visser Reporter, The Huffington Post

Newsweek has promised to release a major cover story about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday that its author says “could change the dialogue about this election season.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/newsweek-trump-cover-story_us_57d8c587e4b09d7a68808c7d?19byb123gsb7c766r
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Sep 14, 2016, 07:03 AM (0 replies)

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Says Conservatives May Have To Turn To Physical Violence

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin Says Conservatives May Have To Turn To Physical Violence
“Whose blood will be shed? It may be that of those in this room,” Bevin said.
09/13/2016 09:20 am ET Sam Levine Associate Politics Editor, The Huffington Post

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) said on Saturday that conservatives may have to turn to physical violence to protect their values.

“I want us to be able to fight ideologically, mentally, spiritually, economically, so that we don’t have to do it physically,” Bevin said during his speech at the Values Voter Summit in Washington. “But that may, in fact, be the case.”

Bevin went on to say that he believed the U.S. would survive a Hillary Clinton presidency, but it might require bloodshed.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/matt-bevin-physical-violence_us_57d7f56ae4b0aa4b722c58e3?section=&
Posted by workinclasszero | Tue Sep 13, 2016, 05:35 PM (8 replies)

The Earth Lost 10 Percent of Its Wilderness in Only 2 Decades

The Earth Lost 10 Percent of Its Wilderness in Only 2 Decades
The rate at which pristine areas are being destroyed is “catastrophic,” say scientists.
JOHN METCALFE @citycalfe Sep 8, 2016

Cows graze next to burned Amazon rainforest in 2013 near the city of Novo Progresso, Brazil. (Nacho Doce/Reuters)

Picture a plain the size of India made of grass, exposed dirt, and the smoking remnants of vegetation. That’s what humanity has gifted the world since the early 1990s thanks to logging, mining, energy exploration, development, and other agents of landscape destruction.

The planet lost roughly 1.2 million square miles of wilderness over this period, equivalent to one-tenth of its total stock, according to a new study in Current Biology.

http://www.citylab.com/weather/2016/09/earth-has-lost-110th-of-its-forests-in-only-2-decades/499085/?utm_source=feed
Posted by workinclasszero | Mon Sep 12, 2016, 09:23 AM (1 replies)

Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall gets dropped by sponsor for anthem protest

Denver Broncos' Brandon Marshall gets dropped by sponsor for anthem protest
by Ahiza Garcia and Kevin Dotson @CNNMoney
September 9, 2016: 3:40 PM ET

Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall got dropped by a sponsor for kneeling in protest during the national anthem.
Air Academy Federal Credit Union, which mostly serves members of the military and their families, announced on social media Friday that it was ending its five-month relationship with Marshall.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/09/news/brandon-marshall-national-anthem-protest-aafcu/
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Sep 10, 2016, 12:21 PM (24 replies)

Biden: Community college should be free

Biden: Community college should be free
By Tim Devaney - 09/08/16 12:39 PM EDT

Vice President Biden on Thursday doubled down on a proposal to make attending community college free for students.

“The president and I and Hillary [Clinton] are talking about free community college education,” Biden said during a speech to the Center for American Progress.

“I don’t know of any businessman that believes 12 years is enough education to compete in the 21st century,” he added.

http://thehill.com/regulation/295003-biden-community-college-should-be-free
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Sep 10, 2016, 08:59 AM (3 replies)

A maker of deadly painkillers is bankrolling the opposition to legal marijuana in Arizona

A maker of deadly painkillers is bankrolling the opposition to legal marijuana in Arizona
By Christopher Ingraham September 9

The campaign against marijuana legalization in Arizona received a major infusion of cash last week from a synthetic cannabis drugmaker that has been investigated for alleged improper marketing of a highly addictive prescription painkiller, according to campaign finance reports.

The $500,000 donation from Insys Therapeutics, based in Chandler, Ariz., amounts to more than one-third of all money raised by Arizonans for Responsible Drug Policy, the group opposing legalization. It's one of the largest single contributions to any anti-legalization campaign ever, according to campaign finance records maintained by ballotpedia.com.

Insys also manufactures the deadly painkiller Subsys fentanyl. The company is facing state and federal investigations, as well as a shareholder lawsuit, over allegations that it improperly marketed the drug to doctors in an effort to boost sales.

In February, a former sales rep for the company pleaded guilty to fraud charges stemming from a kickback scheme involving Subsys fentanyl purchases. Last month, two former employees pleaded not guilty after being arrested for participating in a similar fentanyl kickback scheme.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/09/09/a-maker-of-deadly-painkillers-is-bankrolling-the-opposition-to-legal-marijuana-in-arizona/
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Sep 10, 2016, 08:55 AM (9 replies)

A Whistle-Blower Accuses the Kochs of “Poisoning” an Arkansas Town

A WHISTLE-BLOWER ACCUSES THE KOCHS OF “POISONING” AN ARKANSAS TOWN
By Jane Mayer , 12:00 A.M.

In June, Koch Industries, the conglomerate owned by the billionaires Charles and David Koch, launched a new corporate public-relations campaign called “End the Divide,” to advance the notion that Koch Industries is deeply concerned by growing inequality in America.

An ad for the campaign urges viewers to “look around,” as an image of an imposing white mansion is replaced by one of blighted urban streets. “America is divided,” an announcer intones, with “government and corporations picking winners and losers, rigging the system against people, creating a two-tiered society with policies that fail our most vulnerable.”

The message was surprising, coming from a company owned by two of the richest men in the world, who have spent millions of dollars pushing political candidates and programs that favor unfettered markets and oppose government intervention on behalf of the poor.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-whistle-blower-accuses-the-kochs-of-poisoning-an-arkansas-town?mbid=gnep&intcid=gnep&google_editors_picks=true
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Sep 9, 2016, 10:13 AM (0 replies)

16 Quotes from the NBC Commander-in-Chief Forum Indicating Donald Trump Might Have Brain Damage

16 Quotes from the NBC Commander-in-Chief Forum Indicating Donald Trump Might Have Brain Damage
"We’re losing our jobs like we’re a bunch of babies," and other Trump quotes clearly indicate that he might've suffered a traumatic head injury at some point.
BOB CESCA 14 HOURS AGO

You might've heard the endless rumor-mongering from Donald Trump and other conspiratorial Republicans about Hillary Clinton's health and mental capacity. It all emerged after Hillary collapsed from dehydration a few years ago, banging her head in the process. Since then, there's been a steady stream of GOP concern-trolling about her ability to handle the office of the presidency in her allegedly feeble condition. (It's clearly a sexist "crippled old granny" dog whistle.)

However, after watching the Commander-in-Chief Forum on MSNBC Wednesday night, we can't help but to wonder whether it's Trump who's really suffering from brain damage.

Read and decide......

http://thedailybanter.com/2016/09/donald-trump-might-have-brain-damage/
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Sep 9, 2016, 09:53 AM (3 replies)

Trump attacks U.S. foreign policy, political press corps on state-owned Russian television network

Trump attacks U.S. foreign policy, political press corps on state-owned Russian television network
By Jose A. DelReal September 8 at 8:38 PM

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump criticized U.S. foreign policy and the American political press corps Thursday during an interview on RT America, a state-owned Russian television network.

In a wide-ranging interview that aired Thursday evening, Trump spoke with journalist Larry King about the presidential race, American intervention in Iraq and the Middle East, and the potential intrusion by Russian hackers into Democratic Party databases. RT, which airs in several countries in English and Russian, is funded by the Russian government; though it characterizes itself as independent, the network has been regularly accused of pro-Kremlin bias.

The interview came as Trump faced sustained criticism for praising Russian President Vladimir Putin, which he has regularly done on the campaign trail — to the discomfort of many members of his own party, who have distanced themselves from the comments.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/09/08/trump-attacks-u-s-foreign-policy-political-press-corps-in-state-owned-russian-television-network/
Posted by workinclasszero | Fri Sep 9, 2016, 09:43 AM (10 replies)

Donald Trump just lied about opposing the Iraq War before it started. Here’s proof.

Donald Trump just lied about opposing the Iraq War before it started. Here’s proof.
Updated by Zack Beauchamp @zackbeauchamp zack@vox.com Sep 7, 2016, 8:55p

Donald Trump repeated a claim during an NBC candidate forum on Wednesday night that he's made again and again this campaign: that he was opposed to the Iraq War before the US invasion.

The problem: It's simply not true. In 2002, Trump came out in favor of the Iraq War.

Trump has been lying throughout the campaign, about both his issues and his own past record. But the problem is that he can just get away with brazenly lying. By virtue of his status in the polls, news outlets are forced to give Trump airtime, and it is very hard to disprove a dedicated serial liar on air if he just commits to their falsehoods.

Trump hasn't stopped lying, and there's no evidence that negative press coverage has damaged his campaign.

http://www.vox.com/2016/2/18/11057968/donald-trump-iraq-war-2002
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Sep 8, 2016, 09:52 AM (3 replies)
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