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(TPM) A new ad highlighting Sen. Richard Burr's (R-NC) work in helping disadvantaged children in his state appears to feature black children from a school in Africa, not North Carolina.
The ad titled "Kirby" features an interview with African American Pastor Kirby Jones who says that Burr "has done a great deal to help the children and their families get on a path and trajectory that leads to academic success and life success. He is genuinely interested in our community, in our children."
The ad includes two pieces of footage from Getty's iStock catalog that are tagged as "non US" locations.
(Politico) Stephen K. Bannon, the new CEO of the Donald Trump campaign, was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, battery and dissuading a witness following an incident in early January 1996, though the case was ultimately dismissed, according to a police report and court documents.
The Santa Monica, Calif., police report says that Bannon’s then-wife claimed he pulled at her neck and wrist during an altercation over their finances, and an officer reported witnessing red marks on her neck and wrist to bolster her account. Bannon also reportedly smashed the phone when she tried to call the police.
(Middle East Monitor) Saudi billionaire Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal said he twice saved US presidential candidate Donald Trump from bankruptcy, describing him as a “bad and ungrateful person”.
In an interview with Turkey’s Hurriyet newspaper, the prince said he bought Trump’s hotels after they were acquired by the banks which demanded he repay his debts.
The yacht he used to come to Antalya, southwest of Turkey, is one he bought from Trump when he was threatened with bankruptcy.
Earlier, the Saudi prince called on Trump to immediately withdraw from the presidential race describing him as a disgrace to the Republican Party and America.
I am a staunch Bernie supporter. I WILL vote for Hillary!!
I am a 54-yr old white woman who came from an impoverished family in West Texas and grew up oblivious to politics. I worked hard, despite significant disadvantages, to create a life for myself and my children and as it turned out, as a single mother for many years. I had no time for politics or how Washington and its machinations affected my daily life.
My primary concern was paying rent, utilities, food, school supplies, field trips, clothes..etc. As I said, I had no time for politics. I just had to find a way to live day to day...
(Vox) Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of allying with racists and racist ideas in a widely anticipated speech Thursday afternoon.
Speaking at a community college in Reno, Nevada, Clinton said Trump had brought a racist fringe into the "mainstream" in a way that no other major party nominee had in American history.
"Of course, there’s always been a paranoid fringe in our politics, steeped in racial resentment," Clinton said, according to remarks released by the campaign before the speech. "But it’s never had the nominee of a major party stoking it, encouraging it, and giving it a national megaphone. Until now."
Clinton also called out the fringe "alt-right" group by name as she produced examples of how Trump had amplified the voices of racist and misogynists.
(Politico) Hillary Clinton has opened up a 10-point national lead over Donald Trump in the Quinnipiac University poll of likely voters out Thursday, the latest sign of the Democratic nominee's sturdy momentum as Trump wades through self-inflicted controversies.
Among those likely to vote in November, Clinton grabbed 51 percent in a head-to-head matchup, while Trump earned 41 percent.
(CNBC) Fed watching should continue Thursday, as traders digest durable goods and jobless claims data ahead of Friday's Jackson Hole speech by the Fed chair. But they will also be licking their wounds after Democrat Clinton punctured the health-care sector with one powerful tweet Wednesday afternoon. The IBB Nasdaq Biotech ETF fell 3.4 percent, after Clinton tweeted and issued a statement saying that there's no justification for the high prices Mylan is charging for EpiPens.
Mylan has been under fire for the dramatic price hikes in EpiPens, livesaving devices for people with severe allergies. Prices have gone from $100 in 2008 to more than $600 for some customers.
(Business Insider) The exchange (an email thread in 2010) begins when Rooney sends Clinton an updated draft of a speech, which the Secretary would deliver later the next day at the national conference for CARE, an organization that fights global poverty.
The speech "focuses on a chronically overlooked issue (nutrition)," Rooney writes, adding: "This is a speech that only you could give and a number of constituencies will be delighted by it."
In her reply, Clinton appears happy with the speech: "It is so much better — thank you," she writes. But then Clinton raises a number of questions. Most interesting, she catches what appears to be an error: "Is the Vitamin A research on p. 8 accurate given recent research that raised doubts about it efficacy?"
Hours later — and only minutes before Clinton was scheduled to speak — came a reply: "You were right about Vitamin A, no surprise (although a bit surprising that none of the experts noticed it)," Rooney writes. "I've changed it to oral rehydration therapy."
For over 3 decades I have watched the right throw one smear after another at the Clintons in an effort to take them out at any cost. The press has often led the witch hunt because a whiff of another faux scandal about the Clintons is always good to sell more advertising space.
Bill and Hillary know the territory well and have always been able to survive and thrive in this hostile political climate. ....but now the right and the press have gone a step too far.
AP's 'investigative reporting' (and I use that phrase here with disdain) regarding the Clinton Foundation is not only biased reporting from a news organization with a long history of pro conservative views, but it's also shoddy and vindictive reporting...
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