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Most Official Emails Were Not Auto-Archived Until February (2015), Says State Department Official

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Friday it was unable to automatically archive the emails of most of its senior officials until last month, which could mean potential problems for historical record-keeping amid criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's use of a private email server while in office.

On the same day the department announced that it was temporarily shutting down parts of its unclassified Internet-linked systems, including email, to harden security in the wake of several hacking attacks, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that only Secretary of State John Kerry's emails had been automatically retained before February of this year. Kerry's emails have been automatically stored since he took the job in February 2013, she said.

Psaki suggested the inability to automatically retain the emails of all but its most senior official before last month was because the department lacked the technical capability to capture them unless individual employees took action on their own. She said she could not be more specific but that the department hoped to be able to automatically archive all employees' emails by the end of this year.


Hillary Clinton Did Not Keep Personal Emails (Destroyed 10,000s emails)

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted Tuesday that she discarded tens of thousands of emails from a private server kept at her New York home.

In her first extended public remarks about her exclusive use of a personal email account to conduct government business, Clinton was adamant that she complied with all applicable rules and said she went “above and beyond” by handing over some 30,000 work-related emails to the State Department.

But her admission that she did not turn over roughly half the messages in her private account and will not submit them to independent scrutiny will likely fan the controversy.

“At the end, I chose not to keep my private personal emails—emails about planning Chelsea’s wedding or my mother’s funeral arrangements, condolence notes to friends as well as yoga routines, family vacations, the other things you typically find in inboxes,” Clinton said, saying attorneys she paid categorized the correspondence.


She destroyed tens of thousands of emails solely in her possession form the account she used to run the State Department. This story is not going away. And this is EXACTLY why you don't mix personal and business on the same email. This stinks.

2015 Hillary Clinton still hasn't learned what 2007 Obama taught

Campaign Obama would have addressed and moved past a story like Hillary's email use in a day or two. During his campaigns Obama was masterful at getting out and ahead of stories quickly and efficiently. His skill was to hit the issue head on and pivot or counterpoint to stay in control of the frame.

Hillary didn't do this in 2007-2008 and clearly hasn't learned still. Maybe it's hubris or a disconnect with modern politics. But, if she can't learn how to quickly neuter a story like this one, it will be a long and painful campaign. Regardless of how much you like what she supposedly stands for or what she represents, to win she needs to learn how to do more than raise money and hope to simply weather the storms.

Officer Fatally Shoots Armed Man Near Ferguson, Mo., Police Say

A police officer in suburban St. Louis fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him outside a gas station on Tuesday night, the authorities said.

The episode occurred less than five miles from Ferguson, Mo., where the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager in August by a white officer prompted months of protests and started a national conversation about race and the use of force by the police.

The St. Louis County Police said in a statement that a police officer from Berkeley, Mo., was doing “a routine business check” at a Mobil gas station near the St. Louis airport around 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday when he approached two men he saw along the building’s side.

“The Berkeley police officer exited his vehicle and approached the subjects when one of the men pulled a handgun and pointed it at the officer,” the county police department, which is leading the investigation, said in a statement. “Fearing for his life, the Berkeley officer fired several shots, striking the subject, fatally wounding him. The second subject fled the scene.”

The police said they had recovered a handgun at the scene.

Local news accounts and social media posts showed that a crowd of people had gathered outside the gasoline station after the shooting, and that a large group of police officers from several jurisdictions had responded.


It's the wild west out there. I would say that if someone did pull a gun and point it at a cop, the cop would be justified in shooting. But my question is, what was the basis of "the routine business check?" Why was the cop approaching that car and those men?

Does no one remember Zoolander?

The fascists are winning.

Not only can cops kill black men with impunity. Not only can the killers cash in on their killing.

But, most tellingly, look at the expense and show of force deployed to crush any sign of solidarity and protest.

The fascists are winning. Or worse, they won.

Romney tops Republican poll for '16; ahead of Clinton in election

Mitt Romney, the Republican Party's unsuccessful presidential nominee in 2012, leads the field for the 2016 election among Republican voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

The former Massachusetts governor would have a slight edge over potential Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by 45 percent to 44 percent in a general election, the poll found.

Among possible Republican candidates, Romney's 19 percent put him ahead of former Florida governor Jeb Bush with 11 percent, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Ben Carson each with 8 percent each, and U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky with 6 percent.

Carson, a former neurosurgeon with no political experience, is a conservative commentator and author of "One Nation," which topped the New York Times best-seller list in June.

U.S. Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee all had 5 percent, while 16 percent of those questioned were undecided.


Missouri v. Darren Wilson - 4799 page grand jury transcript


Highway blocked in both directions,police trying to get to the blockade


Darren Wilson, meanwhile, got married last month

Meanwhile, St. Louis County records released Monday indicate that Wilson got married last month, The New York Times first reported. He married another Ferguson Police Department officer, Barbara Spradling, on Oct. 24. He has been on paid leave since the shooting.

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