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Donald Trump mocks reporter's disability

(CNN) Trump waved his arms in an awkward manner to lampoon Serge Kovaleski at a rally in South Carolina Tuesday night. Kovaleski has a chronic condition called arthrogryposis, which limits the movement of his arms.


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.


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Black Religious Leaders Invited to Trump Meeting Say They Won't Endorse

5 min ago - Several black pastors invited to meet with Donald Trump on Monday have denied reports that they had plans to endorse the presidential candidate at the event. Bishop Clarence McClendon, a Los Angeles-based pastor who like Trump has appeared on reality ... (CNN 7:21 PM ET, Sat November 28, 2015)

Sheriff's deputies rescue newborn found buried near river

1 hr ago - COMPTON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff's officials asked for the public's help Saturday in gaining information about a newborn baby deputies rescued after finding her buried beside a popular Compton bike path. The girl was believed to be ... (AP)

Venezuela president Maduro's nephews negotiate deal to plead guilty for drug trafficking

3 hrs ago - Sobrinos de Maduro negocian acuerdo para declararse culpables de narcotráfico Los sobrinos del gobernante venezolano Nicolás Maduro que fueron arrestados por la agencia antidroga (DEA) por intentar vender 800 kilos de cocaína están negociando un acu ... (El Nuevo Herald)

New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Christie

3 hrs ago - (CNN) —Chris Christie's struggling presidential campaign got a much-needed boost Saturday night when the influential New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed the New Jersey governor. "Gov. Christie is right for these dangerous times," the paper's publish ... (WDSU)

Attorney General Lynch: Clinic Shooting Crime Against Women

3 hrs ago - The Latest: Lynch: Clinic shooting crime against women NOV. 28, 2015 9:14 PM EST Attorney General Loretta Lynch is calling the shootings in Colorado Springs a crime against women receiving health care services at Planned Parenthood. In a statement ... (Associated Press)

Chicago police union stands by cop charged with murdering teen

4 hrs ago - CHICAGO (Reuters) - The main Chicago police union is standing behind the white officer who was charged this week with first-degree murder for gunning down a black teenager. It is facing a backlash from leaders of the city’s black community as a resul ... (Yahoo! News / Reuters)

Army poised to cover for striking NHS doctors

5 hrs ago - Army medical staff are expected to be drafted into NHS hospitals as cover for striking junior doctors, according to a document uncovered by The Telegraph. The first of three strikes by junior doctors is due to begin on Tuesday Dec 1, when only emerg ... (Telegraph UK)

House Dem Threatens To File Suit If Cruz Wins Nomination

5 hrs ago - Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) says he will file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-Texas) presidential bid if Cruz wins his party’s nomination. Grayson said Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban ... (The Hill November 28, 2015, 05:40 pm)

Israel to establish formal presence in Abu Dhabi

6 hrs ago - According to the report, also confirmed by the ministry, Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold was in the United Arab Emirates capital this week taking part in IRENA's biannual meeting and also discussing the opening of the Israeli mission. Wh ... (Jerusalem Post)

More deaths blamed on wintry storm moving through central US

6 hrs ago - DALLAS (AP) — A slow-moving wintry storm system that has been blamed for more than a dozen deaths began moving eastward out of Texas on Saturday but kept coating some states to the north in ice, making driving dangerous. The band of storms that has ... (AP)

Thousands Of Israeli Arabs Protest Ban On Islamist Group

7 hrs ago - Thousands of Israeli Arabs protested on Saturday against the outlawing of a popular Islamist group that Israel says has played a central role in stoking a wave of Palestinian street attacks. Israel's government banned the Islamic Movement's northern ... (Reuters)

Planned Parenthood Shooting Suspect Made Comment About 'No More Baby Parts': Sources

7 hrs ago - The day after a gunman killed three people and shot nine others at a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, officials tell NBC News a motive remains unclear, but say the suspect talked about politics and abortion. Robert Lewis Dear, a North Carolina na ... (NBC)

Black religious leaders invited to Trump meeting say they won't endorse him

7 hrs ago - Updated 5:03 PM ET, Sat November 28, 2015 Several black pastors invited to meet with Donald Trump on Monday have denied reports that they had plans to endorse the presidential candidate at the event. <snip> Bishop Corletta Vaughn, Senior Pas ... (CNN)

Saudi blogger Raif Badawi's sentence suspended: Swiss official

8 hrs ago - A Swiss newspaper is reporting that imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi could have his sentence of 1,000 lashes suspended, but Amnesty International has yet to confirm the news. ... Badawi was arrested in June 2012 for criticizing Saudi Arabian cler ... (CBC)

North Korea Tested Submarine-Launched Missile, But Launch Failed - Report

8 hrs ago - North Korea appeared to conduct a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on Saturday but it ended in failure with no indication that the missile successfully ejected from the vessel and took off, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported. The tes ... (Reuters)

New charges filed against woman bitten by tiger at Omaha zoo

9 hrs ago - By Emerson Clarridge The interim Omaha city prosecutor has filed two new charges against a woman who was bitten by a tiger in early November as she allegedly trespassed at the city’s zoo. One of the charges, criminal mischief, suggests that the pro ... (Omaha World Herald)

Anti-Abortion Groups Condemn Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Attack

9 hrs ago - David Daleiden, the head of the Center for Medical Progress, the group that released controversial and heavily edited videos of Planned Parenthood employees earlier this year, said that he did not support violence against the organization. “The Cent ... (Huffington Post)

NSA will stop collecting bulk phone data by the end of the day

9 hrs ago - November 28, 2015 03:30 pm At 11:59PM ET tonight, the NSA will shut down its systems that collect bulk phone call data from Americans across the US. The move comes as planned, precisely six months after the USA Freedom Act was signed into law. The ... (The Verge)

Chicago Protesters Block High-End Stores, Demanding Inquiry Into Shooting

9 hrs ago - November 28, 201512:34 PM E Bill Chappell Demonstrators do push-ups Friday as others block motorists along Chicago's Michigan Avenue as they protest the shooting of Laquan McDonald who was killed by a police officer in 2014. Joshua Lott/Get ... (npr)

IS blamed for mass Yazidi grave found near Sinjar, Iraq

10 hrs ago - 3 hours ago A booby-trapped mass grave containing the bodies of at least 110 people from the minority Yazidi sect has been found in northern Iraq, officials say. The grave was found close to the town of Sinjar after it was recaptured from the so-ca ... (BBC)

Black Friday sales fall 10% from last year

10 hrs ago - Saturday 28 November 2015 20.01 GMT Total sales in the US on Black Friday fell 10% to $10.4bn this year, down from $11.6bn in 2014, according to research firm ShopperTrak. The decline in sales on the traditional busiest shopping day of the year has ... (Associated Press in New York)

Trump reframes claim that Muslims cheered 9/11

10 hrs ago - Sat Nov 28, 2015 2:42pm EST Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday reframed his claim that he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in Manhattan on Sept. 11, 200 ... (Reuters)

Erdogan expresses 'sadness' over Russian jet shot down

11 hrs ago - Turkey's president voices "sadness" over downing of Russian jet on Syria border, saying he wishes it had not happened. Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced "sadness" on Saturday over the downing of a Russian fighter jet by Turkish forces, ... (Aljazeera)

Putin Orders Sanctions Against Turkey

12 hrs ago - ANKARA, Turkey — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday called for sanctions against Turkey, following the downing this week by Turkey of a Russian warplane. The decree published on the Kremlin's website Saturday came hours after Turkish Presi ... (AP)

Bernie Sanders Calls Planned Parenthood Shooting A Consequence Of Republican Rhetoric

12 hrs ago - (snip) In a statement, Sen. Sanders said, “While we still do not know the shooter’s motive, what is clear is that Planned Parenthood has been the subject of vicious and unsubstantiated statements attacking an organization that provides critical healt ... (Politicus USA)

CIA Asked to Release Documents Related to Massacre in El Salvador

12 hrs ago - CIA Asked to Release Documents Related to Massacre in El Salvador Saturday, 28 November 2015 00:00 By Carmen Rodriguez, CIP Americas Program | Report The wounds of war have still not healed in El Salvador. Twenty-three years after the peac ... (CIP Americas Program)

Missing dog found in storm drain in Maryland

13 hrs ago - BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Officials in Maryland say a 30-pound dog rescued from a storm drain had been missing for over a year. Rescue crews got the dog out of the drain on Friday after a man walking his own dog spotted the other pup in the storm drain. ... (AP)

The Latest: Mayor hints at motive in Colorado clinic attack

14 hrs ago - The mayor of Colorado Springs says authorities aren't ready to discuss a possible motive of the gunman who attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic there but says people can make "inferences from where it took place." John Suthers says investigators hav ... (AP)

None Of The 14 GOP Presidential Candidates Have Responded To The Planned Parenthood Shooting

15 hrs ago - None Of The 14 GOP Presidential Candidates Have Responded To The Planned Parenthood Shooting by Emily Atkin Nov 28, 2015 12:25am CREDIT: AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps Republican presidential candidates John Kasich, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Donald Trump ... (thinkprogress.org)

Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

16 hrs ago - BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing reached hazardous levels on Saturday as smog engulfed large parts of China despite efforts to clean up the foul air. At noon, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported the level of the poisonous, tiny articles of P ... (AP)