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Donald Trump actually admitted that he doesn’t check his facts. Seriously.

(WaPo) On Fox News Channel on Monday night, “O’Reilly Factor” host Bill O’Reilly called out the Republican presidential candidate for a bunch of bogus homicide statistics he retweeted over the weekend. The stats, which grossly inflated the rate at which black people kill white people, have been thoroughly debunked and widely labeled as race baiting.

Trump, in a moment of stunning candor, broke from the strategy he typically deploys when confronted with one of his inaccuracies — attack the media and insist that he is, despite seemingly insurmountable evidence to the contrary, correct. This time, he admitted that he hadn’t done his homework.


After outcry, Minnesota GOP deletes tweet about 'Negro problem'

A tweet sent out yesterday by the Seventh Congressional District Republicans with a message the DFL called "racist and bigoted" has been taken down and the DFL Party chair has asked the Minnesota GOP to apologize to the people of Minnesota.


NYT: America has just lived through another campaign week dominated by Trump’s racist lies

America has just lived through another presidential campaign week dominated by Donald Trump’s racist lies. Here’s a partial list of false statements: The United States is about to take in 250,000 Syrian refugees; African-Americans are responsible for most white homicides; and during the 9/11 attacks, “thousands and thousands” of people in an unnamed “Arab” community in New Jersey “were cheering as that building was coming down.”

In the Republican field, Mr. Trump has distinguished himself as fastest to dive to the bottom. If it’s a lie too vile to utter aloud, count on Mr. Trump to say it, often. It wins him airtime, and retweets through the roof.


Five people were shot near Black Lives Matter protest site

(Star Tribune) Five protesters were shot Monday night near the Black Lives Matter encampment at the 4th Precinct police station in north Minneapolis, according to police.

According to Miski Noor, a media contact for Black Lives Matter, “a group of white supremacists showed up at the protest, as they have done most nights.”


The Man Beaten And Choked At A Donald Trump Rally Tells His Story

(Think Progress) When activist Mercutio Southall Jr. was curled up on the ground getting kicked, punched, and choked by Donald Trump supporters at a campaign rally in Birmingham, Alabama, he thought, “I can’t die today. I’ve got shit to do. I have little kids. Fuck these people.”

The single father of three, who was raised in the civil rights cradle of Selma, Alabama, told ThinkProgress that he had gone to Trump’s event with two friends in order to speak out against the frontrunner candidate’s “racist” rhetoric.

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Donald Trump on waterboarding: 'Even if it doesn't work they deserve it'

(Guardian) Trump told supporters: “Would I approve waterboarding? You bet your ass I would. In a heartbeat. I would approve more than that. It works.”

The Republican frontrunner then added “… and if it doesn’t work, they deserve it anyway for what they do to us”.


Paul Krugman: Despite the opposition, Obamacare is "still a huge success story."

(NYT) To the right’s dismay, scare tactics — remember death panels? — and spurious legal challenges failed to protect the nation from the scourge of guaranteed health coverage. Still, Obamacare’s opponents insisted that it would implode in a “death spiral” of low enrollment and rising costs.

But the law’s first two years of full implementation went remarkably well. The number of uninsured Americans dropped sharply, roughly in line with projections, while costs came in well below expectations. Opponents of reform could have reconsidered their position — but that hardly ever happens in modern politics. Instead, they doubled down on their forecasts of doom, and hyped every hint of bad news.


Federal court rules Wisconsin abortion law unconstitutional

(AP) A Wisconsin law that requires abortion providers to get admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel's ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood and Affiliated Medical Services. The groups argue that the 2013 law amounts to an unconstitutional restriction on abortion. The law has been on hold since a federal judge struck it down earlier this year.


Boy Donates Savings to Mosque, Muslim Community Responds with a Surprise

(ILM Feed) When 7 year old Jack Swanson heard that the Islamic Center of Pflugerville in Texas had been vandalised, he decided to donate all of his savings – $20 dollars – to the mosque.

But the story doesn’t end there. When the local Muslim community learned of Jack’s generosity, they decided to surprise him with a gift.


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