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Donald Trump Charity Gave to Jenny McCarthy’s Anti-Vaxx Crusade

Donald Trump Charity Gave to Jenny McCarthy’s Anti-Vaxx Crusade TIM MAK 09.30.16 12:03 AM ET

Donald Trump has not only spread dangerous misinformation about the links between vaccines and autism, but he’s also given money to the anti-vaxxer cause.

His monetary support for the conspiracy theory came in the form of a $10,000 check to an anti-vaccine charity run by former Playboy model and television host Jenny McCarthy.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/30/donald-trump-charity-gave-to-jenny-mccarthy-s-anti-vaxx-crusade.html
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 04:50 PM (1 replies)

Trump says he may not accept result if Clinton wins, in reversal from debate

Trump says he may not accept result if Clinton wins, in reversal from debate
GOP nominee also spoke at length with the New York Times about the marital infidelities of former president Bill Clinton, insisting ‘Hillary was an enabler’
Alan Yuhas @alanyuhas Friday 30 September 2016 21.39 EDT

Donald Trump said on Friday that he would not necessarily accept the results of the presidential election in the event that Hillary Clinton defeated him, reversing his statement four days earlier that he would “absolutely” respect them.

After the first presidential debate on Monday, the Republican nominee told reporters “absolutely I would” honor the results of the election should he lose. In an interview with the New York Times on Friday, he backtracked: “We’re going to have to see. We’re going to see what happens. We’re going to have to see.”

Earlier that day at a rally in Detroit, Trump resurfaced fears of voter fraud and his unsubstantiated complaints of a “rigged” election. He told supporters that voter fraud is “a big, big problem in this country”, although research has found a few dozen potential incidents of in-person voter fraud in 14 years of US elections. He also urged them to “go and watch the polling places and make sure it is on the up and up”.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/sep/30/trump-clinton-support-election-winner-debate-interview
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 11:51 AM (41 replies)

Republican Official: Don’t Raise The Minimum Wage, Because Workers Will Just Spend It On Heroin

Republican Official: Don’t Raise The Minimum Wage, Because Workers Will Just Spend It On Heroin
Rick Snow said the additional income would be squandered on “illegal activities.”
09/30/2016 06:38 pm ET Emily Tate Politics Intern, The Huffington Post

The Maine Heritage Policy Center launched a campaign this week against a November referendum to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 per hour to $12 per hour by 2020.

It’s off to a rocky start.

The Center, which is connected to billionaires Charles and David Koch, announced its opposition during a press conference in the capital Augusta, where business owner Rick Snow, who is running for office in Maine, suggested that raising the wage would only provide more drug money to poorly paid workers.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/minimum-wage-maine_us_57ed91a8e4b082aad9ba7491?section=&
Posted by workinclasszero | Sat Oct 1, 2016, 11:43 AM (20 replies)

North Carolina Gun Group Raffles AR-15 Rifle With A Picture Of Hillary Clinton

North Carolina Gun Group Raffles AR-15 Rifle With A Picture Of Hillary Clinton
Entrance money will be used in campaigns against Democratic candidates.
09/29/2016 03:49 am ET Ed Mazza Overnight Editor

A North Carolina gun rights group plans to raffle off an AR-15 rifle, 1,000 rounds of ammunition and a picture of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

“Of course, we won’t tell you what to do with the photo,” Grass Roots North Carolina stated on the page created to promote the raffle. “But when we ran a picture of Hillary on the front of our newsletter, we heard it was very popular at the range.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/grass-roots-north-carolina-hillary-clinton-raffle_us_57ecbb0be4b082aad9b94bdf?
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Sep 29, 2016, 01:57 PM (7 replies)

Donald Trump: Eugenics?

Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Sep 29, 2016, 01:34 PM (14 replies)

Hillary Clinton is now the only candidate not pandering to the anti-vaccine movement

Hillary Clinton is now the only candidate not pandering to the anti-vaccine movement
Updated by German Lopez @germanrlopez [email protected] Aug 1, 2016, 1:30p

The science is clear on vaccines’ safety and efficacy. But the presidential candidates’ thoughts on vaccines? Well, they’re a mixed bag.

Over the past week, Green Party candidate Jill Stein — who’s a medical doctor by trade — entered the heated political debate over vaccines by suggesting there are still "real questions" about the medical devices that scientists say are generally effective and safe. She later added that she supports vaccines, but has questions about how they’re regulated.

The small blow-up put attention on yet another bizarre element of the 2016 election: Out of the four big presidential candidates, only Hillary Clinton seems to be fully pro-vaccine, meaning she’s the only one aligned with the scientific consensus on this issue.

http://www.vox.com/2016/8/1/12341268/jill-stein-vaccines-clinton-trump-2016
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:09 AM (11 replies)

Donald Trump's company violated the US embargo against Cuba

Visit http://Newsweek.com on 9/29 for @kurteichenwald's cover story on how Donald Trump's company violated the US embargo against Cuba


https://mobile.twitter.com/Newsweek/status/781300513815957505
Posted by workinclasszero | Thu Sep 29, 2016, 03:07 AM (4 replies)

For The First Time In Its 126-Year History, This Newspaper Endorsed A Democrat

For The First Time In Its 126-Year History, This Newspaper Endorsed A Democrat
The Arizona Republic backed Hillary Clinton and trashed Donald Trump in the process.
Rebecca Shapiro Senior Editor, The Huffington Post 09/28/2016 12:14 am ET

The Arizona Republic has only endorsed Republican candidates for president in its 126-year history.

But this year is different, the paper’s editorial board wrote on Tuesday.

Hillary “Clinton has the temperament and experience to be president,” the board wrote. “Donald Trump does not.”

The editorial also called out Trump for consistently making degrading comments toward women and minorities, which it said show “a stunning lack of human decency.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/arizona-republic-hillary-clinton-endorsement_us_57eb284fe4b024a52d2b7437?section=&%27
Posted by workinclasszero | Wed Sep 28, 2016, 10:31 AM (0 replies)

It’s beyond debate that Donald Trump is unfit to be president

It’s beyond debate that Donald Trump is unfit to be president
Editorial Board September 25 at 7:17 PM

DEMOCRAT HILLARY CLINTON and Republican Donald Trump will debate on national television for the first time Monday night, and the stakes could not be higher. The presidency and, by extension, the country’s future — maybe the world’s — could hinge on what they say and how they say it.

In a fundamental sense, however, there is nothing much at stake, or shouldn’t be, because there is not much more to learn: Mr. Trump has amply demonstrated his unworthiness to occupy the Oval Office. It’s beyond his capacity in the upcoming 90-minute question-and-answer sessions to reverse or even substantially modify that conclusion.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/its-beyond-debate-that-donald-trump-is-unfit-to-be-president/2016/09/25/f5926648-81b4-11e6-8327-f141a7beb626_story.html?utm_term=.943a3fd12932
Posted by workinclasszero | Mon Sep 26, 2016, 08:09 AM (0 replies)

The Mylan EpiPen pricing controversy is why people hate Washington

The Mylan EpiPen pricing controversy is why people hate Washington
By Chris Cillizza September 20

If you need to understand why Donald Trump has done so surprisingly well in the 2016 presidential race, you don't need to look any further than the controversy surrounding the soaring price of EpiPens.

On Tuesday, USA Today reported that Gayle Manchin, the wife of Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), urged states to require schools to stock EpiPens to deal with children with severe allergy issues. (Note: My son is one of these kids; he has a severe peanut allergy.) Gayle Manchin was, at the time, the head of the National Association of State Boards of Education.

As USA Today writes:

The association’s move helped pave the way for Mylan Specialty, maker of EpiPens, to develop a near monopoly in school nurses’ offices. Eleven states drafted laws requiring epinephrine auto-injectors. Nearly every other state recommended schools stock them after what the White House called the "EpiPen Law" in 2013 gave funding preference to those that did.

What's the big deal, you ask? Just this: The Manchins' daughter, Heather Bresch, is the chief executive of Mylan, the pharmaceutical company that manufactures EpiPens.

But wait, there's more! Over the past eight years, the price of EpiPens has risen 461 percent while Bresch's salary as chief executive has gone up 671 percent, according to NBC News. In 2015, Bresch made $18.9 million in salary.

Outraged yet?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/09/20/the-mylan-epipen-pricing-controversy-is-why-people-hate-politics/
Posted by workinclasszero | Sun Sep 25, 2016, 01:16 PM (18 replies)
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