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6 Theories for Why Donald Trump Won’t Release his Tax Returns

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/07/26/inside-the-5-theories-for-why-donald-trump-isnt-releasing-his-tax-returns/

6 theories for why Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns

By Chris Cillizza The FixJuly 26 at 2:25 PM

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1. He has Russian ties. (See above.)


2. He is being audited. I mean, maybe. Trump could, of course, release his tax returns even while he is under an audit. Richard Nixon did it in 1973.

3. He did not pay any taxes. The scant evidence we have on Trump's approach to taxation gives this theory credence. A 1981 report by New Jersey gambling regulators showed that Trump did not pay any taxes at all for two years in the 1970s. How? Because as a developer he was able to report negative income. (Here's a good explanation of how he could do that.)

REST AT LINK

Damn, this guy giving a speech right now would make a GREAT President!

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(For historical reference, it's Sen. Bernie Sanders.)

SNOPES: What We Know So Far About WikiLeaks' #DNCLeaks

Very well done and useful.

http://www.snopes.com/2016/07/25/what-we-know-so-far-about-wikileaks-dncleaks/

Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

Source: New York Times

Marni Nixon, the Voice Behind the Screen, Dies at 86

By MARGALIT FOX
JULY 25, 2016
Marni Nixon, the American cinema’s most unsung singer, died on Sunday in New York. She was 86.

The cause was breast cancer, said Randy Banner, a student and friend.

Classically trained, Ms. Nixon was throughout the 1950s and ’60s the unseen — and usually uncredited — singing voice of the stars in a spate of celebrated Hollywood films. She dubbed Deborah Kerr in “The King and I,” Natalie Wood in “West Side Story” and Audrey Hepburn in “My Fair Lady,” among many others.

Her other covert outings included singing for Jeanne Crain in “Cheaper by the Dozen,” Janet Leigh in “Pepe” and Ida Lupino in “Jennifer.” “The ghostess with the mostest,” the newspapers called her, a description that eventually began to rankle.

Before her Hollywood days and long afterward, Ms. Nixon was an acclaimed concert singer, a specialist in contemporary music who appeared as a soloist with the New York Philharmonic; a recitalist at Carnegie, Alice Tully and Town Halls in New York; and a featured singer on one of Leonard Bernstein’s televised young people’s concerts.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/26/arts/music/marni-nixon-singer-soprano-dies-86.html

New CNN Poll: Trump Bounces Into the Lead

Source: CNN

Trump bounces into the lead

By Jennifer Agiesta CNN Polling Director
Published On: Jul 25 2016 05:01:24 AM CDT
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The bounce is back.

Donald Trump comes out of his convention ahead of Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House, topping her 44% to 39% in a four-way matchup including Gary Johnson (9%) and Jill Stein (3%) and by three points in a two-way head-to-head, 48% to 45%. That latter finding represents a 6-point convention bounce for Trump, which are traditionally measured in two-way matchups.

There hasn't been a significant post-convention bounce in CNN's polling since 2000. That year Al Gore and George W. Bush both boosted their numbers by an identical 8 points post-convention before ultimately battling all the way to the Supreme Court.

The new findings mark Trump's best showing in a CNN/ORC Poll against Clinton since September 2015. Trump's new edge rests largely on increased support among independents, 43% of whom said that Trump's convention in Cleveland left them more likely to back him, while 41% were dissuaded. Pre-convention, independents split 34% Clinton to 31% Trump, with sizable numbers behind Johnson (22%) and Stein (10%). Now, 46% say they back Trump, 28% Clinton, 15% Johnson and 4% Stein.

Read more: http://www.kcci.com/politics/trump-bounces-into-the-lead/40867076

Up to 17 People Shot in Ft. Meyers FL Nightclub

Source: CBS News

Law enforcement: 2 dead, as many as 17 shot at Fort Myers nightclub

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Two people are dead, according to the Fort Myers Police Department, and as many as 17 people were shot, according to Lt. Jim Mulligan of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, at a local nightclub, Club Blu located at 3580 Evans Avenue, early Monday morning.

There are two active scenes — one located on Ortiz Avenue between Luckett and Ballard roads — as authorities search for suspects and persons of interest.

The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. One attendee said the gunshots rang out outside, as she hid under a table inside the nightclub, which was hosting a teen party.

“Everyone tried to run and duck for cover. I’m sorry I’m so shaken up,” she wrote via Facebook.

Read more: http://www.winknews.com/2016/07/25/developing-gunshots-heard-large-deputy-presence-at-fort-myers-nightclub/

It's Kaine - "I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate."

I'm thrilled to tell you this first: I've chosen Sen. Tim Kaine as my running mate. Welcome him to our team: http://hrc.ms/vp/37e1ej -H

Leaked DNC emails reveal secret plans to take on Sanders

Source: The Hill

July 22, 2016 - 02:21 PM EDT

Leaked DNC emails reveal secret plans to take on Sanders

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Top officials at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) privately planned how to undermine Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, according to a trove of emails released by WikiLeaks on Friday.

The Sanders campaign had long claimed the DNC and Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz had tipped the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton during the party’s presidential primary.

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The email does not name the Vermont senator, but it talks about a man of “Jewish heritage” Marshall believes to be an atheist. It makes reference to voters in Kentucky and West Virginia, two states that were holding upcoming primary elections.

“It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist,” the email says.

Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/presidential-races/288900-leaked-dnc-emails-reveal-secret-plans-to-take-on-sanders

Rolling Stones Told Trump Quit Using Our Song Back in May. It's playing now after Trump's speech:

What an asshole move, if nothing about request by them changed.

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-36210829

The Rolling Stones have told Donald Trump to stop playing their songs during his presidential campaign.

The band have issued a statement saying that the US presidential candidate does not have permission to use the band's music.

"The Rolling Stones have never given permission to the Trump campaign to use their songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately."

The candidate has been playing their songs at his rallies for months.

Their 1969 hit You Can't Always Get What You Want has been a particular favourite.

It's playing now after Trump's speech.

From George Harrison's Estate's Facebook page:

The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate.

If it had been "Beware of Darkness" then we MAY have approved it!

#TrumpYourself
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