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Clinton Drops Below 50%


Trump A Loser. Cruz A Santorum.

Just saying.


From Twitter: "If Sanders Wins Iowa, expect..."

TOM TOMORROW: Election News Network!

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TOM TOMORROW: Election News Network!

DAILY KOS LINK: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/1/1476754/-Cartoon-The-Election-News-Network

BREAKING: FBI shows video of fatal traffic-stop shooting of armed occupier in Oregon

Source: Associated Press

@AP: BREAKING: FBI shows video of fatal traffic-stop shooting of armed occupier of Oregon wildlife refuge.

@AP: Video of Ore. refuge protester's shooting shows truck speeding toward roadblock, man appears to reach in pocket: https://t.co/61k1r1c0PD/s/xQNp

FBI releases video of Oregon shooting

JAN. 28, 2016 9:23 PM EST

BURNS, Ore. (AP) — The latest on an armed group that took over buildings at a federal wildlife refuge in Oregon (all times local):

6:10 p.m.

The FBI has released video of the fatal traffic stop shooting of an armed occupier of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon.

The aerial video was shown at a news conference Thursday evening. Robert "LaVoy" Finicum, an Arizona rancher, was shot and killed by police Tuesday during the arrest of most of the armed group's leaders on a highway north of the refuge.

The video shows a truck speeding toward a roadblock and hitting a snow bank. Greg Bretzing, special agent in charge for the FBI in Oregon, narrated the video and said that Finicum then got out of the truck.

The video appears to show the individual that got out of the truck reaching into his pocket. Bretzing said Finicum had a loaded handgun in his pocket and he "on at least two occasions" reached his right hand toward the pocket inside his jacket.

The video then shows the man being shot by officers.

Read more: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/11a2f41224c640ea88044853d3374911/latest-oregon-holdouts-willing-leave-if-no-arrests

Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies at 74

Source: SF Gate

Jefferson Airplane’s Paul Kantner dies at 74
Aidin Vaziri | on January 28, 2016

Paul Kantner, one of the giants of the San Francisco music scene, died Thursday, Jan. 28, of multiple organ failure. Mr. Kantner, founding member of the Jefferson Airplane, was 74 and had suffered a heart attack earlier this week.

His death was confirmed by longtime publicist and friend, Cynthia Bowman, who said he died of multiple organ failure and septic shock..

Mr. Kantner suffered from a string of health problems in recent years, including a heart attack in March 2015.

With Jefferson Airplane, Mr. Kantner pioneered what became known as the San Francisco sound in the mid-1960s, with such hits as "Somebody to Love" and "White Rabbit."

Read more: http://m.sfgate.com/news/article/Jefferson-Airplane-s-Paul-Kantner-dies-at-74-6791483.php

Michigan Offered Bottled Water to State Employees in Flint Even as Residents Told Tap Water Was Safe

Source: Associated Press / Mother Jones

@AP: Michigan offered bottled water to state employees in Flint even as residents were told tap water was safe: https://t.co/cQmjENroXP/s/6K9Y

Long Before Helping Flint, Michigan Officials Were Shipping Clean Water to Their Own Workers

According to newly released emails.

—Julia Lurie on Thu. January 28, 2016 5:35 PM PDT

According to newly discovered emails, Michigan officials were trucking clean water to a state building in Flint in January 2015, long before they acknowledged to residents that the city had a contamination problem.

One of the emails, which were obtained by the group Progress Michigan, was sent from the state Department of Technology, Management, and Budget. It reads, "While the City of Flint states that corrective actions are not necessary, DTMB is in the process of providing a water cooler on each occupied floor, positioned near the water fountain, so you can choose which water to drink. The coolers will arrive today and will be provided as long as the public water does not meet treatment requirements."

The email was sent just days after the city sent out an advisory about high levels of a trihalomethanes in its water but maintained that, for healthy individuals, the water was safe to drink. Residents had been reporting smelly, tainted water and adverse health conditions related to it since shortly after Flint switched water sources in April 2014.

Until October 2015, the administration of Gov. Rick Snyder maintained that it was unaware of high levels of lead in Flint's water. Progress Michigan's Lonnie Scott says the emails "blow a hole in the governor's timeline for when they knew or started to have concerns about Flint water. They were helping state employees while telling everyone else that there was nothing to worry about."

Read more: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/01/snyder-administration-started-trucking-clean-water-state-buildings


The Latest: State workers have been getting water for a year

JAN. 28, 2016 6:38 PM EST

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The latest on Flint's water crisis and efforts to fix the problem of lead in the drinking water (all times local):

6:35 p.m.

An official says the state of Michigan has offered fresh bottled water at a state building in Flint for a year — although residents were told not to worry about their tap water until last fall.

Caleb Buhs, a spokesman for the agency that manages state buildings, says the water coolers began in January 2015 after Flint had flunked some drinking water standards apart from the lead contamination that has caused the current crisis.

He says the water coolers still are supplied to a state building in Flint. Employees can also use the drinking fountains.

Buhs says it was a decision "we made as the building owner."

A liberal group critical of Gov. Rick Snyder released state emails Thursday that described how water was being provided to the building.

BREAKING: Leader of Oregon wildlife refuge occupation arrested: CNN (1 Dead)

Source: CNN

@Reuters: Leader of Oregon wildlife refuge occupation arrested: CNN https://t.co/WgQXgPXUPk/s/

ader of Oregon wildlife refuge occupation arrested: CNN

(Reuters) - The leader of an armed occupation at a wildlife refuge in Oregon and several of his companions were arrested by federal authorities on Tuesday, CNN reported.

A law enforcement source told CNN that shots were fired during a traffic stop where Ammon Bundy and others were arrested, though it was not clear who opened fire first.

Reuters could not independently verify the report. Local and state authorities could not be immediately reached for comment.

Read more: Link to source

BREAKING: Harris Grand Jury Indicts Pair Behind Planned Parenthood Videos

Source: Associated Press / Houston Chronicle

@AP: BREAKING: Grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood indicts 2 anti-abortion activists who made videos.


Harris Grand Jury Indicts Pair Behind Planned Parenthood Videos

Brian Rogers | January 25, 2016

A Harris County grand jury probe into Planned Parenthood of the Gulf Coast ended Monday with the indictments of two anti-abortion activists.

David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted for tampering with a governmental record. An additional indictment for prohibition of the purchase and sale of human organs was issued for Daleiden, according to a release from the Harris County District Attorneys Office.

"We were called upon to investigate allegations of criminal conduct by Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast," said Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson. "As I stated at the outset of this investigation, we must go where the evidence leads us. All the evidence uncovered in the course of this investigation was presented to the grand jury. I respect their decision on this difficult case."

Daleiden and Merritt were involved in undercover videos that surfaced last year appearing to show a Planned Parenthood official discussing reimbursement fees associated with fetal tissue procurement and donation.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Harris-grand-jury-indicts-pair-behind-Planned-6782865.php
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