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The Left Column
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.
(Political Wire) “Emboldened by Donald Trump’s struggles in the presidential race, Democrats in Congress are laying the groundwork to expand the list of House Republicans they will target for defeat as part of an effort to slash the Republicans’ 30-seat majority and even reclaim control if Mr. Trump falls further,” the New York Times reports.
“Mr. Trump’s unpopularity, which has already undermined the party’s grip on the Senate, now threatens to imperil Republican lawmakers even in traditionally conservative districts… Democrats are particularly enticed by Mr. Trump’s dwindling support in affluent suburban areas — including those near Kansas City, Kan.; San Diego; Orlando, Fla.; and Minneapolis — where Republicans ordinarily win with ease. Mr. Trump is so disliked among college-educated voters, especially white women, that he is at risk of losing by double digits in several districts that the 2012 Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, carried comfortably.”
(MSN) Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump's checkered business past: her dad.
As the Democratic presidential nominee works to undercut Trump's economic record and promote her plans for small businesses, she is invoking memories of her late father's Chicago drapery business. Recalling Hugh Rodham hard at work making and printing curtains for hotels and office buildings, Clinton argues that he would have been "stiffed" in a deal with the celebrity businessman.
"He expected to be paid when he showed up," Clinton said recently during an event in Warren, Michigan. "He did the work. He paid for the supplies and the labor he often hired to help him on big jobs. I can't imagine what would have happened to my father and his business if he had gotten a contract from Trump."
(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.
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- Oh, Anthony. Again?
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- All this shit about an athlete taking a position and not standing for an anthem
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- African American: Trump African American pastor asks bi-racial television host where her ancestors are from
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- Economy: STOCK MARKET WATCH -- Tuesday, 30 August 2016
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- Vegetarian, Vegan and Animal Rights: Do you like ORIGAMI? Do you like elephants? This is for you!
- Pets: Do you like ORIGAMI? Do you like elephants? This is for you!
- Public Transportation and Smart Growth: Amtrak threatens to cut Boston rail service
- Latin America: Mexico's top police chief out after execution allegations
- Maine: LePage public breakdown continues (in Boston)
- Iowa: Why the GOP establishment embraces Trump in Iowa more than any other battleground
- Montana: Gazette opinion: Vetting anti-refugee propaganda in Montana
- Texas: Iraqi immigrant sues Coppell ISD after kids kicked out of school 6 times over boundary dispute
- Missouri: 4 of 7 McCaughey septuplets starting college in Hannibal
- Nebraska: State auditor wants his rulings to be enforced better
- North Carolina: TD 8 (may become Hermione) forecast to brush NC Outer Banks
- Kansas: They get Kansas tax breaks, and they ‘feel like freeloaders’
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