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Two people injured in Colorado elk attack captured on video



https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/two-people-injured-colorado-elk-attack-captured-video-n1059851

New Yorkers show Trump the hate, and he delivers crazed closed-door tirade

President Trump loves to talk tough, but it just may be that residents of his own hometown got under his skin Thursday.

He went off on a maniacal rant while addressing U.S. diplomats at a Midtown hotel, one of several stops punctuated by outraged New Yorkers with protest signs calling for the president’s impeachment and middle fingers directed at the notoriously thin-skinned commander-in-chief.


His morning started with a motorcade ride from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue and 57th Street to the InterContinental New York Barclay just six blocks away, to meet with members of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations as the U.N. General Assembly continued.

Trump immediately went into a tirade against the whistleblower, calling him “almost a spy” and fumed that he wants him exposed.

“I want to know who’s the person, who’s the person who gave the whistleblower the information? Because that’s close to a spy,” he reportedly said during the closed-door session. “You know what we used to do in the old days when we were smart? Right? The spies and treason, we used to handle it a little differently than we do now.”


He also threw in some digs at one of his favorite targets, the news reporters, who he called “scum” and “crooked.”


Trump was speaking to about 50 diplomats and their families, according to the New York Times, which noted some of them laughed at the president’s off-the-rails remarks.


The polemic continued a pattern of Trump outlandishly — and baselessly — calling perceived opponents “traitors.” He used the term to smear ex-FBI Director James Comey and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, among others.

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After blowing off a lot of steam in front of U.S. diplomats, the president made for ritzy Cipriani for a “Trump Victory” fundraiser. Along the way, a handful of protesters held up signs with slogans like “Impeach” and “Trump lies, democracy dies,” according to a White House pool report.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-trump-in-new-york-city-amid-impeachment-furor-20190926-pekvmqu6trfm7irtdkdo3fkyae-story.html%3foutputType=amp

Trump Slashes Refugee Cap to 18,000, Curtailing U.S. Role as Haven

President Trump has decided to slash the American refugee program by almost half, greatly dimming the United States’ role in accepting persecuted refugees from most parts of the world, the State Department announced Thursday.

The administration said it would accept 18,000 refugees during the next 12 months, down from the current limit of 30,000 and a fraction of the 110,000 President Barack Obama said should be allowed into the United States in 2016, his final year in office.

Even that low figure may overstate the number of slots that could be open for unanticipated crises, since many of the openings have been allocated. The Trump administration will reserve 4,000 refugee slots for Iraqis who worked with the United States military, 1,500 for people from Central America and 5,000 for people persecuted for their religion, senior administration officials said. The additional 7,500 slots are for those who are seeking family unification and have been cleared for resettlement.

That will eliminate many opportunities for people fleeing war and persecution throughout the world to resettle in the United States, which until Mr. Trump took office was the world’s leading destination for refugees.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/us/politics/trump-refugees.html

Trump headed for historic loss in California. 29% inclined to vote for him.

Californians Appear Even Less Inclined to Support Trump Next Year than in 2016 When He Lost the State by 30 Points

by Mark DiCamillo, Director,Berkeley IGS Poll(c) 415-602-5594California has never been a Donald Trump stronghold and the results of the latest Berkeley IGS Pollsuggest that his standing with voters in this statemay be moving even lower.

When asked ifthey are intendingto voteto re-elect Trump next year, just 29% of the state’s likely voterssay theyare inclined to do so, while 67% are not. This 38-percentage point deficit is eight points greater than the historic 30-point defeatthat Trump suffered at the hands of DemocratHillary Clinton in Californiain the 2016 presidentialelection.


https://escholarship.org/uc/item/3bx7c4tf

Kentucky reporter Sara Rivest kissed on live TV says: 'This is not OK'

Sara Rivest was reporting for NBC affiliate WAVE 3 in Louisville about the Bourbon and Beyond festival Friday when three men started making a commotion around her. A man in a black shirt and sunglasses pauses in her shot, then two men in red shirts pass in front of her and behind her. She gets briefly distracted but maintains her composure while detailing the festival's new location.

She is midsentence when the man in the black shirt returns and plants a kiss on her cheek. "It's allowing people to focus on the fun, on the music, on the bour ... O-o-o-kay," she reacts while pulling away.

"OK, that was not appropriate," Rivest says as she chuckles. "Let’s just go to the story.” After the package runs, a male anchor in the studio asks Rivest if she is alright and "free from the kissing bandit," pointing to a nearby police officer and offering to "come down there and protect you.”

"Yeah, I might need some help” she responds, laughing.

Rivest reported the incident to police, and the man has since been identified as Eric Goodman, according to the Louisville Metro Police Department. Goodman has been charged with harassment with physical contact, a misdemeanor, and was issued a summons to appear in court, a department spokesman told NBC News on Thursday.

Prior to his being identified, Rivest tweeted the video segment from Friday, writing “Hey mister, here’s your 3 seconds of fame. How about you not touch me? Thanks!!”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/kentucky-reporter-sara-rivest-kissed-live-tv-says-not-ok-n1058966

Republicans believe Trump made a 'huge mistake' releasing transcript

As of yesterday, Romney wasn’t the only congressional Republican with concerns. The Washington Post reported overnight on new fissures in the GOP’s wall.

Several Senate Republicans were privately stunned Wednesday and questioned the White House’s judgment after it released a rough transcript of President Trump’s call with the Ukraine president that showed Trump offering the help of the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.

One Senate Republican, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to speak candidly, said the transcript’s release was a “huge mistake” that the GOP now has to confront and defend – while the party argues at the same time that House Democrats are overreaching with their impeachment inquiry of Trump.


http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/republicans-believe-trump-made-huge-mistake-releasing-transcript

EPA tells California it is 'failing to meet its obligations' to protect the environment

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/epa-tells-california-it-is-failing-to-meet-its-obligations-to-stem-water-pollution/2019/09/26/b3ffca1e-dfac-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html

Trump officials will notify California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) on Thursday that the state is “failing to meet its obligations” to protect the environment, just days after the president mocked its biggest cities for their “tremendous pollution.”

The unusual move by the Environmental Protection Agency ratchets up the Trump administration’s ongoing battle against the nation’s most populous state, a multi-pronged assault that Newsom has described as “weaponizing” the federal government. The fight extends from immigration to environmental policy and involves agencies ranging from the Justice Department to the Department of Homeland Security and EPA.

In an oversight letter, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler cites multiple instances of California failing to meet federal water-quality standards, attributing this in part to the state’s homelessness problem.

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n recent weeks, Newsom and other top California officials have denounced Trump for targeting the state on several fronts. In the past month alone, the administration has moved to revoke the state’s long-standing right to limit air pollution from cars, began investigating an agreement with four automakers for possible antitrust violations and threatened to withhold federal highway funds if California does not do more to clean up its air.

California has emerged as one of the Democrats’ most potent counterweights to the White House in the Trump era, advancing liberal priorities on everything from climate change to abortion rights. Its attorney general, Xavier Becerra, has sued the administration 62 times in federal court, blocking policies such as the White House plan to end protections for young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally by their parents.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/epa-tells-california-it-is-failing-to-meet-its-obligations-to-stem-water-pollution/2019/09/26/b3ffca1e-dfac-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html

The House doesn't need an impeachment inquiry to confirm Trump's wrongdoing. Just look at his hotel.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-house-doesnt-need-an-impeachment-inquiry-to-confirm-trumps-wrongdoing-just-look-at-his-hotel/2019/09/25/3b95e41e-dfd9-11e9-8dc8-498eabc129a0_story.html

The House doesn’t need an impeachment inquiry to confirm Trump’s wrongdoing. Just look at his hotel.

The House just launched its “impeachment inquiry,” but that’s a bit of a misnomer, because it implies questions must be asked to discover whether President Trump is guilty of wrongdoing.

In reality, his corruption is hidden in plain sight.

Consider two events that occurred simultaneously at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.

Trump, after acknowledging that he suspended military aid to Ukraine just before a phone call with the Ukrainian president in which he sought dirt on Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, released a rough transcript of the call, as though the moves would exonerate him. Instead, they provided evidence Trump was proposing the very arms-for-dirt trade he denies:

Ukrainian president: “I would also like to thank you for your great support in the area of defense. We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps. Specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins [anti-tank missiles] from the United States for defense purposes.”

Trump: “I would like you to do us a favor though. . . . I would like you to find out what happened with this whole situation with Ukraine.”

Trump went on to ask for help undermining the Russia probe’s findings and digging up dirt on Biden and his son.

Whoa — a quid pro quo, no?

Alexandra Petri: But was it quid pro quo? A guide.

As the call notes were being released, a joint House committee opened a hearing on Trump’s lease of the Old Post Office, now the Trump International Hotel in Washington. Trump has violated the plain language of the lease (it says no U.S. elected official can be part of or benefit from the lease), and the plain language of the Constitution (it says no U.S. officeholder can accept payments from any “foreign state”). But the General Services Administration found a novel way to avoid declaring that Trump had obviously violated both: It looked the other way.


How did the GSA, under Trump’s authority, declare his hotel in “full compliance” with its lease? Well, in two hours of testimony by GSA Inspector General Carol F. Ochoa and Trump appointee Dan Mathews, the GSA’s commissioner of the Public Buildings Service, lawmakers learned that GSA:

● Ignored the emoluments issue and related breach-of-lease issue.

● Disregarded existing legal precedent and instructions.

● Didn’t seek legal guidance from the Justice Department.

● Ignored the inspector general’s recommendation that it revisit the emoluments question.

● Doesn’t audit the property, instead taking the word of Trump’s accountants.

● Doesn’t keep track of payments by foreign governments.

● Won’t provide financial information about the hotel to Congress.

● Won’t provide its legal reasoning to Congress.

● Resolved the matter by deciding to remove conflict-of-interest restrictions on Trump (and future presidents) from future GSA leases.

But there’s really nothing to see here, the Trump appointee explained.

man in Dallas admitted that he followed a transgender woman to a bus stop before shooting her

https://twitter.com/CNN/status/1177087911789047808

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/us/dallas-transgender-attack-arrest/index.html?utm_source=twCNN&utm_content=2019-09-26T05%3A10%3A01&utm_term=link&utm_medium=social

(CNN)Police said a man in Dallas admitted that he followed a transgender woman to a bus stop before shooting her multiple times.
A transgender woman had surgery last week after she was shot multiple times at a bus stop. Police said a Latino man driving a late-model four-door Chevrolet pickup pulled alongside the victim and shouted transphobic slurs.
The victim walked away and went to a bus stop but the suspect saw her waiting alone and approached h
er, an arrest affidavit states.
The suspect opened fire, striking her multiple times in the chest and arm, officials said.
Police said Ramirez-Cavente was arrested Tuesday after detectives located a vehicle that matched the suspect's vehicle, the affidavit said.
Ramirez-Cavente was initially arrested on traffic charges and taken for questioning to the police headquarters, where he spoke to the detectives after waving his Miranda rights, police said.
"During the interview, the suspect admitted to the details of the offense, including shooting the victim at the bus stop," an arrest affidavit said.

Today summarized:

https://twitter.com/KellywiseClown/status/1177018789864624128

Kellywise the Clown🤡
@KellywiseClown
Today summarized: Rudy threw the State Dept under the bus who came back & threw Rudy under the bus who threw Donald under the bus who threw Pence & Barr under the bus. Then Rudy rolled out from under the bus just so he could throw himself back under the bus. It’s a bumpy ride.
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