HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home

Enter Discussion Forums

235,046 user registrations and 73,001,041 posts since 2001
Pic of the Moment

The Left Column

greyl

David Cameron resigns as UK shocks the world by voting for Brexit

(The Telegraph) While England voted overwhelmingly for Brexit, Scotland and Northern Ireland backed Remain. Statements are expected to be made by Sinn Fein and the SNP later today calling for a breakaway from the Union. London backed Remain but the turnout was lower than expected because of bad weather.

The pound crashed to the lowest level since 1985 as sterling fell below $1.35. Complacency about a Brexit outcome will come clear this morning, as out of hours trading suggests that the FTSE 100 will drop by 8.8pc, or by some 560 points. The fall would be the third worst in history if stocks ended the day down as sharply.

brooklynite

Supreme Court upholds University of Texas affirmative action admissions program

(Washington Post) The Supreme Court on Thursday said University of Texas admission officials may consider the race of student applicants in a limited way to build a diverse student body.

The decision was a surprising win for advocates of affirmative action, who say the benefits of diversity at the nation’s colleges and universities are worth the intrusion on the Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection that generally forbids the government from making decisions based on racial classifications.

riversedge

Donald Trump's speech on Hillary Clinton filled with distortions

(CBS News) Donald Trump's fierce denunciation of Hillary Clinton on Wednesday was rife with distortion.

He accused Clinton of announcing a withdrawal from Iraq that wasn't on her watch, pulled numbers out of nowhere on her plan for refugees and went beyond the established facts behind the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya in stating starkly that she "left him there to die." In doing so, he assigned her far more influence in the world than she exercised as secretary of state.

Lucinda

Clinton tells House Democrats she will compete in all 50 states

(Politico) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton got a raucous welcome from House Democrats on Wednesday during her first visit to Capitol Hill since effectively clinching the nomination.

The theme of the day was one word — unity, unity — and more unity, and she entered the meeting to chants of “Hillary, Hillary!”

“We need to unify the country,” Clinton said to applause.

sufrommich

Keith Ellison,your Mom called and wants you on the floor.

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., was in a meeting Wednesday when he received a message from his mother.

"Was in a meeting when my scheduler handed me this note," Ellison wrote on Facebook.

DonViejo

Ryan says Democratic ‘sit-in’ demanding gun control vote is publicity stunt

(Reuters) U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday a sit-in by Democratic representatives aimed at pushing for a vote on gun control legislation was a publicity stunt and he would not bring the bill up for a vote.

“They know that we will not bring a bill that takes away a person’s constitutionally guaranteed rights without … due process,” Ryan said in an interview with CNN. “We don’t agree with that. The Senate already doesn’t agree with that…. This is a publicity stunt.”

Around DU

Good Reads

General Discussion

Topics

Places

Latest Breaking News

Michelle Obama to visit Africa to highlight girls' education

1 min ago - 06/25/2016 05:17 WASHINGTON - US first lady Michelle Obama will travel to Africa on Sunday with daughters Sasha and Malia and her mother as part of an effort to promote girls' education, her office said. The upcoming, six-day trip will include vis ... (Jerusalem Post)

Britain’s EU Commissioner Lord Hill calls its quits after Brexit vote

47 min ago - Jonathan Hill, Britain’s most senior official in Brussels, has resigned from his position, citing his disappointment in Thursday’s vote to leave the EU. Lord Hill has been a defender of the UK’s financial services industry in Brussels, since his app ... (Telegraph.UK)

Republican delegate sues to avoid voting for Donald Trump at convention

1 hr ago - One of Virginia’s delegates to the Republican National Convention has filed a federal lawsuit in an effort to avoid voting for presumptive nominee Donald Trump at the party convention next month. The delegate, Carroll Correll Jr of Winchester, Virgi ... (The Guardian)

Weekly Address: Designating Stonewall National Monument

2 hrs ago - On Friday, June 24, President Obama designated the Stonewall National Monument – the first national monument dedicated to telling the story of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community’s struggle for equal rights. In this week’s address, t ... (White House)

Judge orders Michael Brown juvenile records released to lawyers

3 hrs ago - CLAYTON • A judge will allow lawyers representing Ferguson to inspect the juvenile records of Michael Brown as part of their defense against a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Brown’s family. <snip> The order also outlines who are permitted vi ... (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Arizona abandons use of sedative as a lethal-injection drug

3 hrs ago - Jun. 25, 2016 4:43 AM ET PHOENIX (AP) — The state of Arizona has eliminated its use of the sedative midazolam as one of the drugs it relies on in carrying out executions. Lawyers for the state said in a court filing Friday that its current supply o ... (Associated Press)

Diplomats from EU's founding 6 meet in Berlin to talk Brexit

4 hrs ago - Jun. 25, 2016 4:04 BERLIN (AP) — Top diplomats from the European Union's six founding nations met in Berlin on Saturday for hastily arranged talks following Britain's stunning vote to leave the bloc. As German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinme ... (Associated Press)

CNN staff revolts over Corey Lewandowski hire

4 hrs ago - June 24, 2016 | 9:38pm Ivanka Trump isn’t the only one who doesn’t want Corey Lewandowski around. Sources told Page Six on Friday that CNN’s “facing a near internal revolt” over Jeff Zucker’s hiring of Lewandowski as an exclusive commentator for th ... (NY Post)

EU referendum: Moody's cut UK's credit outlook to 'negative'

5 hrs ago - The UK has had its credit rating outlook downgraded to "negative" by the ratings agency Moody's after the country voted to leave the EU. Moody's said the result would herald "a prolonged period of uncertainty". Meanwhile, PM David Cameron is unde ... (BBC News)

Dems Adopt $15 Minimum Wage In Platform Draft

6 hrs ago - Democrats' platform drafting committee took a first step toward giving Bernie Sanders a major concession, voting to adopt language in support of a $15 minimum wage. The committee, which will continue drafting the party's guiding document Saturday, ... (The Hill)

Obama comes to Stanford, talks diversity, global connections

7 hrs ago - PALO ALTO -- Speaking to an eager audience of international entrepreneurs at Stanford University on Friday, President Barack Obama challenged the tech community to look beyond Silicon Valley to embrace diversity and forge global relationships. Obama ... (San Jose Mercury News)

2 Die in California Wildfire That Left Little Time to Flee

11 hrs ago - A deadly wildfire that roared through dry brush and trees in the mountains of central California gave residents little time to flee as flames burned dozens of homes to the ground, propane tanks exploded, and smoke obscured the path to safety. An eld ... (Associated Press)

APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs

11 hrs ago - APNewsBreak: Experts demand more effort to save coral reefs Jun 24, 9:03 PM EDT By CALEB JONES Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) -- As the largest international gathering of coral reef experts comes to a close, scientists and policy makers are moving ... (Associated Press)

Arizona unable to carry out lethal injections after abandoning drug used in botched execution

11 hrs ago - Arizona unable to carry out lethal injections after abandoning drug used in botched execution Arturo Garcia 24 Jun 2016 at 19:55 ET The state of Arizona is unable to carry out any executions after the Department of Corrections announced it ... (Raw Story)

POLITICO delegate survey: Dump Trump lacks the votes

12 hrs ago - By Kyle Cheney 06/24/16 06:35 PM EDT Republicans looking to dump Donald Trump at next month’s convention have passion, energy and a fierce sense that their party will suffer unless Trump is unseated. What they appear to lack, however, are the votes ... (Politico)

Virginia jail rejects inmates' claims of mistreatment

12 hrs ago - Virginia jail rejects inmates' claims of mistreatment Jun 24, 8:39 PM EDT PORSMOUTH, Va. (AP) -- The superintendent of a Virginia jail is rejecting claims made by inmates who say they are being mistreated for discussing the alleged abuse of a mental ... (Associated Press)

Man freed after 20 years: Don't just drop charges — clear me

12 hrs ago - Man freed after 20 years: Don't just drop charges — clear me Updated 5:28 pm, Friday, June 24, 2016 NEW YORK (AP) — After 20 years behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit, Richard Rosario was about to get the charges dropped Friday. Un ... (Associated Press)

Reports: Two dead, one hospitalized after shooting in Katy

12 hrs ago - Reports: Two dead, one hospitalized after shooting in Katy Will Axford, Houston Chronicle Updated 6:53 pm, Friday, June 24, 2016 A mother fatally shot one of her daughters and critically wounded another before she was shot and killed by an of ... (Houston Chronicle)

Moms fighting for gun control to join NYC Pride March

13 hrs ago - BY Rich Schapiro Friday, June 24, 2016, 5:12 PM In a sign of the growing alliance between gun control advocates and the LGBT community, a large contingent of moms fighting for stricter firearms laws will be taking part in the city’s Pride March ... (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

Democrats Reject Platform Proposal Opposing Trade Deal

13 hrs ago - ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party's platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, avoiding an awkward scenario that would have put its statement of values at odds with President Ba ... (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

2nd man in 2 weeks contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Gulf of Mexico, TV station reports

13 hrs ago - 2nd man in 2 weeks contracts flesh-eating bacteria in Gulf of Mexico, TV station reports By Chelsea Brasted, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on June 24, 2016 at 5:20 PM A Texas man has contracted a flesh-eating bacteria after swimming in the Gulf ... (Times-Picayune)

President Obama visits Seattle real time-

13 hrs ago - http://www.kiro7.com/news/local/breaking-news-events Real-time updates: President Obama to visit Seattle Air Force One landed at Sea-Tac Airport on Friday. President Barack Obama will visit Seattle Friday to attend fundraisers for Gov. Jay Inslee a ... (kiro news 7)

Sanders walks back pledge to vote for Hillary Clinton about an hour after saying he would

15 hrs ago - Only hours after telling the hosts of Morning Joe that he would be voting for Hillary Clinton in the November election, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders gave a less definitive answer on CNN to the same question, adding the caveat “in all likelihood.” Spe ... (Raw Story)

UK Independence Party Leader Admits His Bold Brexit Claim Was a "Mistake"

16 hrs ago - As Britain awoke on Friday to the news that it had voted in favor of withdrawing from the European Union, voters were introduced to their new reality with a stunning admission from Nigel Farage, the pro-Brexit advocate who leads the U.K. Independence ... (Mother Jones - UK Independent)

SEC Sues ‘Frack Master’ for Spending Investor Cash on Strippers

16 hrs ago - SEC “U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission” Calling himself the “frack master,” Texas businessman Chris Faulkner charmed hundreds of investors and major media companies into believing he had extensive experience in energy markets. It turns out ... (Bloomberg News)

Biden Rails Against Xenophobia From US Politicians: 'It's Un-American'

16 hrs ago - During a speech on Irish-American heritage and immigration in Dublin on Friday, Vice President Joe Biden warned against nationalist and xenophobic rhetoric from politicians in Europe and the United States. He noted that there has been unrest over i ... (Los Angeles Times)

Dow Closes Down -606 points

16 hrs ago - https://www.bloomberg.com/live ... (Bloomberg)

Orders for U.S. Capital Goods Unexpectedly Dropped in May

19 hrs ago - June 24, 2016 — 8:30 AM EDT Updated on June 24, 2016 — 9:24 AM EDT Orders for business equipment unexpectedly fell in May by the most in three months, pointing to weakness in investment even before the likely damage to confidence stemming from U.K. ... (Bloomberg)

Obama makes Stonewall Inn first national monument of LGBT movement

20 hrs ago - President Obama has declared the Stonewall Inn a national monument, making the iconic West Village bar the first national monument of the LGBT rights movement. "Stonewall will be our first national monument to tell the story for the struggle for LGB ... (NY Daily News)

United clinches long-sought deal with flight attendants union

20 hrs ago - United Continental Holdings Inc (UAL.N) has reached a deal for the first labor contract in its history that covers all flight attendants at the company, their union and the airline said on Friday, a breakthrough after workers' protests and years of t ... (Reuters)

Blogroll

.