"Somebody is going to hell" over the political attacks on the Clinton Foundation, longtime Clinton confidant James Carville declared Tuesday, denouncing the recent scrutiny and criticism of the charitable organization. If the Clinton Foundation had decided not to accept foreign donations while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, as it has recently announced it would do if she is elected president, Carville said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" that the "good" thing would be that the organization would not be part of the political discussion.
Syria's civil war claimed 470,000 lives since it started in March 2011, the Syrian Centre for Policy Research announced in February. That's an average of about 262 deaths per day and 7,860 per month. The carnage has continued unabated, so, applying the same death rate nearly 200 days after the February estimate, the death toll is over 520,000.
Such numbers are staggering, even by Middle East standards. However, the violence has become so routine that it only occasionally captures global attention, usually when a particularly poignant moment of human suffering is documented. The most recent example is Omran Daqneesh, a 5-year old Syrian boy who was filmed shell-shocked, bloody, and covered in dust after the airstrike bombing of his Aleppo apartment block.
Major media outlets in the US have ignored the leak of thousands of emails from billionaire George Soros’s Open Society Foundation by the activist hacker group DCLeaks. The OSF is the vehicle through which Soros has funneled billions of dollars over the past two decades to non-profit organizations in the US and throughout the world.
According to the documents, Soros has given more than $30 million to groups working for Hillary Clinton’s election in November, making him her largest single donor. So it is likely the case that the media’s support for Clinton has played some role in the mainstream media’s bid to bury the story.
On his Tuesday show, 97.5 The Fanatic host Mike Missanelli reiterated that he didn’t know frequent caller “Dwayne from Swedesboro” was really a character created by producer Pat Egan.
“I didn’t know that “Dwayne from Swedesboro” was not a real person,” Missanelli said to open his show, noting that seemingly everyone at the station, including on-air partner Jason Myrtetus, was in on the bit.
“I would not have authorized a racially charged caller like that,” Missanelli said, noting that a white producer creating a black character with some racial stereotypes might have pushed "racial bounds."
Moles—that is, long-term penetration agents—are every intelligence service’s worst nightmare. Though rarer in reality than in spy movies and novels, moles exist and can do enormous damage to a country’s secrets and espionage capabilities. They’re what keep counterintelligence experts awake at night.
The recent appearance on the Internet of top secret hacking tools from the National Security Agency has shined yet another unwanted spotlight on that hard-luck agency, which has been reeling for three years from Edward Snowden’s defection to Moscow after stealing more than a million classified documents from NSA. As I explained, this latest debacle was not a “hack”—rather, it’s a clear sign that the agency has a mole.
The unprecedented rainfall and subsequent flooding that took place earlier this month in Louisiana was the result of a significant amount of moisture in the air paired with a warm and already moist ground, said Andrew Revkin, an environmental reporter for The New York Times.
The epic storm left 13 people dead and tens of thousands of homes damaged. President Barack Obama toured the city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Tuesday to review damage.
"Southern Louisiana is implicitly warm and moist. It’s a state that has a lot of low land and a lot of swamp," said Revkin who writes about the environment and climate change for the newspaper's Dot Earth blog.
Rev. Al Sharpton has voiced his support for actor and director Nate Parker after new details of a 17-year-old rape case against the filmmaker resurfaced this month, sparking major controversy ahead of the release of Parker’s The Birth of a Nation.
Parker and Birth of a Nation co-writer Jean Celestin were accused of sexually assaulting a woman at Penn State University in 1999. Parker was charged, though he was later acquitted in a 2001 trial; a jury found Celestin guilty of sexual assault and he was sentenced to six months in prison. (The conviction was later overturned.) It was later revealed by the alleged victim’s brother that she died by suicide in 2012. Speaking to The Root, Sharpton revealed he’d personally conversed with Parker, who maintains his innocence. Sharpton said he believes the court’s decision concerning the sexual assault charges brought against the 36-year-old should be the defining outcome of Parker’s involvement in the case.
Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has moved forward in filing a lawsuit against Fox News and its ex-chief Roger Ailes for alleged sexual harassment. She didn't stop there. Also named as defendants in a complaint lodged in New York Supreme Court is Ailes' replacement Bill Shine, vp legal affairs Dianne Brandi, vp corporate communications Irena Briganti and executive vp programming and development Suzanne Scott.
Wikileaks found 67 emails between Hillary Clinton and daughter Chelsea under her fake name– –At least one was during a foreign policy meeting — Another was on September 11, 2012 during the Benghazi terror attack!
Wikileaks discovered 67 emails between Hillary Clinton and “Diane Reynolds” who we now know to be her daughter Chelsea.
Don’t mess with the elderly, especially those who are packing heat. One robber in the Detroit area learned that the hard way when he thought a 91-year-old would be easy pickings. Little did he know that he would end up with a gunshot wound to the throat; the police are treating this matter as an act of self-defense (via Detroit News):
I have spent my life as a Democrat which probably isn’t that surprising considering that I am African-American. One of the things that always attracted me to the party were the ideals of equality, fighting for the little guy and our openness to differing opinions, but lately I have seen my party take a turn that makes me uncomfortable. Somewhere along the way we stopped fighting for the little guy and became the party of the smug, educated elites who look down on those with less education and deem them unable or unworthy of being able to make personal decisions for their own lives.
On Monday, former president Bill Clinton belatedly announced plans to tighten the ethical safeguards for the Clinton Foundation, the family charity, to eliminate “legitimate concerns about potential conflicts of interest.” The plans range from the laughable to the laudable, and they are woefully incomplete.
Changing the foundation’s name from the “Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation” to the “Clinton Foundation” will convince precisely zero people that everything is on the up and up. Taking Bill off the board and ending his official fundraising role won’t stop people from trying to buy access through the foundation.
(CNN)Twelve people were killed in an attack on a university in Kabul, the Afghan capital, a spokesman for the Chief of Kabul Police tells CNN.
Seven students, three policemen and two security guards were killed in the attack on the American University campus, Basir Mujahid, the spokesman said. Around 750 students were on campus at the time, he added.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review by The Associated Press of their postings.
A transgender man denied a haircut based on gender has locked down a settlement with Hawleywood's Barber Shop in southern California.
Rose Trevis announced the pact Monday, saying he was shocked and humiliated when he visited the Long Beach shop last March, asked for a trim and got shut down based on the belief of two barbers that he was a woman.