Just got back from the anti-LePage rally in Augusta, Maine 29 recs : By jpak
White Lives Matter Has Been Declared a Hate Group 21 recs : By demmiblue
Florida Gives Green Light To Solar Amendment 16 recs : By Native
Debbie Wasserman Schultz wins primary 15 recs : By onehandle
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Best quote so far about Kaepernick situation and not sure who it is from. 67 recs : By 63splitwindow
The Left Column
(Huffington Post) WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Paul Ryan’s re-election to his leadership post in January is fast turning into a potential showdown between establishment Republicans and conservatives looking to weaken the speaker and win changes to House rules.
Conservatives don’t have enough votes to oust Ryan (R-Wis.). But they say their coup movement shows his hold on the speakership is far more tenuous than he realizes. Denying Ryan re-election on the first ballot would undermine his political future and cast him as a conservative pariah, they say, and may give conservatives leverage to enact rules changes that would help them push their agenda for years.
(NYT) Hillary Clinton’s advisers are talking to Donald J. Trump’s ghostwriter of “The Art of the Deal,” seeking insights about Mr. Trump’s deepest insecurities as they devise strategies to needle and undermine him in four weeks at the first presidential debate, the most anticipated in a generation.
Her team is also getting advice from psychology experts to help create a personality profile of Mr. Trump to gauge how he may respond to attacks and deal with a woman as his sole adversary on the debate stage.
(The Hill) President Obama is planning to formally join the Paris climate agreement “as soon as possible,” a top adviser said. Brian Deese gave the update Monday at a White House briefing with reporters in advance of Obama's trip this week and next to Asia
(Roll Call) Bernie Sanders is ready to help Democrats take control of the Senate.
The senator from Vermont is preparing a post-Labor Day blitz of campaign activity, according to three sources briefed on his plans, offering what Democratic leaders hope will be a late-in-the-race boost from the liberal icon to the party's slate of Senate candidates.
In addition to attending campaign rallies, Sanders is also expected to raise money for individual candidates — including through the use of his vaunted list of small donors, according to one source close to the senator.
Look how bad it is getting! How much more crime, how many more shootings, will it take for African-Americans and Latinos to vote Trump=SAFE!
(AP) Hillary Clinton is rolling out a comprehensive plan to address millions of Americans coping with mental illness, pointing to the need to fully integrate mental health services into the nation's health care system.
Clinton's campaign released a multi-pronged approach to mental health care on Monday, aimed at ensuring that Americans would no longer separate mental health from physical health in terms of access, care and quality of treatment.
(Politicus USA) An analysis of RNC fundraising data has revealed that beyond losing, Donald Trump’s drain of a campaign is literally bankrupting the Republican Party. According to Open Secrets, RNC contributions are at their lowest point since before 2004:
Virtually every category of receipts shows a decline this year. Contributions from individuals where the amount given is less than $200 (the “unitemized” category) is less than half what it was in July of 2004, 2008 and 2012. There is a similar decline in direct contributions of larger amounts where specific information about the donor is included in the report. These itemized contributions total much less than July 2004 and 2008 and are even smaller than July 2012 when joint fundraising became much more important.
(Indy Star) As Donald Trump’s running mate, Gov. Mike Pence is campaigning for a man who has promised to penalize companies that ship jobs overseas.
But since Pence became governor in 2013, the state has awarded millions of dollars in economic development incentives to companies that have moved production to foreign countries such as Mexico and China. Those production shifts have cost thousands of Hoosiers their jobs during Pence’s time in office.
(Media Matters) CNN’s senior media reporter Dylan Byers reported that media outlets criticized an “arguably misleading” story by the Associated Press, where an “inaccurate tweet” promoting the story falsely claimed that “more than half” of the people who met Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state had also donated to the Clinton Foundation.
Byers explained that other journalists “noted that Clinton had held thousands of meetings with government employees, foreign representatives, civil leaders, journalists and others while Secretary of State that were not accounted for in the AP's report,” but the AP “is still standing by its story and has yet to correct its tweet, despite near unanimous agreement among other journalists that the tweet, at least, was false.” The AP’s story was also criticized for characterizing Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, who has been a friend of the Clintons for decades, as little more than a donor asking for help.
- OPEN LETTER TO THE MEDIA: In the Name of Decency, Stop Tipping the Scale for Trump
- Colin Powell’s foundation and Hillary Clinton’s are treated very differently by the media
- Why was this Malheur occupier at the state Capitol?
- Former models for Donald Trump's agency say they violated immigration rules and worked illegally
- Trump, do black lives matter more than the NRA?
- Hillary for America Response to Trump’s Latest Misleading Ad
- What Is The “Alt-Right”? A Guide To The White Nationalist Movement Now Leading Conservative Media
- Hillary’s Mental Health Plan Could Help Make Sure It Gets Bette
- Artist Transforms Babies’ Head-Shaping Helmets Into Beautiful Art
- A Powerful Russian Weapon: The Spread of False Stories
- Can anyone figure out a basis to block his re-entry?
- Advice to Anderson Cooper: why don't you just quit? just turn in your journo mask and quit.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz WINS!!!!!!
- Angela Corey is out in Florida
- The state of the race, 70 days out
- Palm Springs Couple Allegedly Dined, Dashed In Front Of Detectives Having Breakfast
- Mandatory Tuesday Malloy Truthseeker Thread! Good Behavior! Live, Uncensored & a new Kitteh gif
- Florida Gives Green Light To Solar Amendment
- Animal Activist Who Gave Water to Slaughter-Bound Pigs is Now on Trial
- Serena just played her 90th match at Ashe - Spoiler
- Socialist Progressives: National Labor Relations Board decides charter schools are private corporations, not public schools
- Omaha Steve's Labor Group: National Labor Relations Board decides charter schools are private corporations, not public schools
- Photography: cosmic capitol
- Catholicism and Orthodox Christianity: Pakistan appoints a Catholic to increase interfaith harmony
- Religion: Atheist Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg Says He'll 'Never Forget' Meeting Pope Francis
- Computer Help and Support: so my laptop's harddrive went kaput...
- Atheists & Agnostics: God's promise to Noah...
- African American: Ever heard of Bass Reeves? He was the real Lone Ranger
- Vegetarian, Vegan and Animal Rights: Animal Activist Who Gave Water to Slaughter-Bound Pigs is Now on Trial
- Parenting: The Zen of Making School Lunches
- Florida: At a pain doctor's office. It is filled with anti-marijuana bullshit!
- Ohio: Why is Ohio always a Battleground State?
- Middle East: US ‘concerned’ over advanced air defense battery at Iran nuke site
- Latin America: Coca Cola facing terrorism support charges in Colombia
- California: Sacramento-area faith-based hospital denies transgender man hysterectomy (xpost from GD)
- Washington: Mental health advocate stabbed by son, in critical condition
- Virginia: Construction continues, VDOT sues as Ashburn man holds on to his home
- Wisconsin: #CLOWNS - Since Scott Walker &.Ron Johnson took office 11,331 Wisconsin jobs went overseas
- Maine: Why do so many people admire Paul.
- Idaho: Fatbeam donates $3.2 million in broadband infrastructure to the University of Idaho
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