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Trump, Pence 'Don't Know What They're Talking About' With ISIS, Biden Says

Responding to Republican criticism that Democrats are avoiding talking about ISIS at their national convention this week, Biden said Trump and Pence may talk a lot about the issue, but they have offered no clear plan for what they would do if elected.

Worse, Biden said, Trump has proposed breaking up international alliances, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which he said can help address the problem.

"We have the single most significant homeland security of any country in the world. We have the finest Special Forces in the world. And what are they doing, Pence and and uh, and Trump? What they're doing is they're breaking up our alliances," Biden said in an interview with George Stephanopoulos. "These guys don't know what they're talking about."


Nancy Pelosi Declares Opposition To Obama’s TPP Trade Deal

Nancy Pelosi Declares Opposition To Obama’s TPP Trade Deal
The House minority leader joins Tim Kaine in uniting the Democratic ticket against the Trans Pacific Partnership

WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has come out in opposition to the massive Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal as it’s currently written, putting her on the same page as newly minted vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine.

Pelosi (D-Calif.) made the declaration in a letter late last week to several groups that protested outside her offices in San Francisco and delivered her more than 200,000 petition signatures opposing the TPP.

“Please be assured that I will oppose the TPP as it is currently written or any deal that attempts to separate commerce from the environment and will work to ensure our nation’s trade policies include increased transparency, more consultation, and stronger protections to create jobs, strengthen human rights and protect the environment,” Pelosi wrote in messages sent to the Citizens Trade Campaign, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and others involved in the campaign.

Sources told HuffPost Friday that Kaine (D-Va.) had insisted to Hillary Clinton during his vetting process that he also believed she should oppose the TPP in its current form, even though Kaine voted to make passing the deal easier with so-called fast-track authority. Clinton, who said when she was secretary of state the TPP “sets the gold standard” for trade deals, has since said that the finished product did not live up to her hopes and she is no longer in favor of it.


And the guy who wrote it starts by recounting the death threats he's received

Reddit—of all places—has compiled the most astonishing case against Trump and his supporters I've seen anywhere

A final response to the "Tell me why Trump is... • /r/EnoughTrumpSpam

#Trump openly calls for the U.S to commit war crimes and advocates for the murder of innocent women and children. *...



"slavery denialism"?


...as the first lady pointed out in her speech, slaves first helped build the residence where the first African-American first family has lived for the past seven and a half years.

They then turned to African Americans, "enslaved and free -- to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings."

For the raw materials needed to construct the building, a stonemason, Collen Williamson, "trained enslaved people on the spot at the government's quarry” in Virginia, according to the association.

Immigrants were also part of the crews that built the White House.

"The slaves joined a workforce that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations," the association website states.


Remember the happy, dancing Freedom Kids? Yeah so they're suing Donald Trump:


Back in January, a trio of young girls known as the "USA Freedom Kids" performed at a Donald Trump rally in Pensacola, Florida. The routine, which involved the girls whirling in flashy American-flag dresses and singing a song that denounced the other presidential candidates as sworn enemies, was roundly mocked on social media, where viewers likened the video to performances honoring North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.

Now Jeff Popick, the creator behind the patriotic trio and father of the youngest member in the group, says he plans to sue Trump, alleging his campaign violated several verbal agreements and subsequently stiffed the group of proper monetary compensation.

From the Washington Post:

It started in Pensacola. When Popick first reached out to the Trump campaign about performing, he spoke with various people including former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. His understanding from the campaign was that the Kids would make two appearances in Florida, where Popick lives. The first event didn't come to fruition, and Popick says he asked for $2,500 in payment for the second performance, in Pensacola. The campaign made a counter-offer: How about a table where the group could pre-sell albums?

According to Popick, no table ever showed up—and the incident was the first of a series of broken promises and unreturned phone calls that went on all the way to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. There, Trump's team allegedly offered Popick a consolation prize and promised that the girls could perform because of all the previous disappointments. That performance never materialized either and now he says he's planning to file suit. He wouldn't specify how much he'd sue for, but he explained that it wasn't a "billion-dollar lawsuit" and suggested a performance at a Trump venue similar to the RNC one could also work.


Thank you Philly!

George Armistead @ChArmistead
Most authentic Philly moment of the #DNC2016,
Apparently Sean Hannity showed up at the Wawa on Walnut Street, and was booed out of the store


Olbermann Scolds Trump: "That's "Senator Warren" to you"

That's "Senator Warren" to you,
@realDonaldTrump. And the only thing she bombed was your sorry ass #Dipshit


Russian Hackers Altered Emails Before Release to Wikileaks

The metadata in the leaked documents are perhaps most revealing: one dumped document was modified using Russian language settings, by a user named “Феликс Эдмундович,” a code name referring to the founder of the Soviet Secret Police, the Cheka, memorialised in a 15-ton iron statue in front of the old KGB headquarters during Soviet times. The original intruders made other errors: one leaked document included hyperlink error messages in Cyrillic, the result of editing the file on a computer with Russian language settings. After this mistake became public, the intruders removed the Cyrillic information from the metadata in the next dump and carefully used made-up user names from different world regions, thereby confirming they had made a mistake in the first round.

Then there is the language issue. “I hate being attributed to Russia,” the Guccifer 2.0 account told Motherboard, probably accurately. The person at the keyboard then claimed in a chat with Motherboard’s Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai that Guccifer 2.0 was from Romania, like the original Guccifer, a well-known hacker. But when asked to explain his hack in Romanian, he was unable to respond colloquially and without errors. Guccifer 2.0’s English initially was also weak, but in subsequent posts the quality improved sharply, albeit only on political subjects, not in technical matters—an indication of a team of operators at work behind the scenes.


“It is easy to boo, but it’s harder to look your kids in the face who would be living under TRUMP"


“It is easy to boo,
but it’s harder to look your kids in the face who would be living under Donald Trump”


The President Tweets "I love you, Michelle"

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