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Egyptian lawmaker says women should prove they are virgins to go to college

By Sudarsan Raghavan October 1 at 2:44 AM

JERUSALEM – He’s at it again.

Last month, Egyptian lawmaker Elhamy Agina declared that women should undergo female genital mutilation in order to “reduce their sexual desires” because Egyptian men are “sexually weak.”

Now, he wants all Egyptian women to undergo compulsory “virginity tests” prior to being admitted into the country’s universities. “Any girl who enters university, we have to check her medical examination to prove that she is a Miss,” Agina told Egypt’s Youm 7 newspapers, according to a translation in the Egyptian Streets news website. “Therefore, each girl must present an official document upon being admitted to university stating she’s a Miss.”

“No one should be upset by this decision,” he added.

Agina’s use of “Miss” was widely interpreted by Egyptians on social media as referring to a woman who is a virgin. And they took to Twitter and Facebook to ridicule Agina and call for punitive measures against him.



Democrats Rake In the Big Money

New York Times: “The flow of money, documented in Federal Election Commission reports, shows Democrats expanding their fund-raising advantage in the final phase of the presidential race, defying expectations at the beginning of the campaign that Republicans would dominate the money chase. Mrs. Clinton and the Democrats are now outpacing Mr. Trump and the Republicans on every front, according to F.E.C. records: Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, her party and outside groups supporting her have raised almost twice as much as Mr. Trump and his allies.”

“The influx of cash and the new rules have allowed the national Democratic Party to overcome a cash shortage and provide Democrats in key states like Virginia and North Carolina with money for early voting drives, additional staff and canvassing aimed up and down the ticket.”



Trump Made Cameo In Softcore Porn Video

“Donald Trump made an appearance in an explicit 2000 Playboy video,” BuzzFeed reports.

“Trump’s role in the porn is relatively benign and centers around him breaking a bottle of champagne on a Playboy-branded limo while several of the playmates are visiting New York City.”



Congresswoman Defends Trump’s 5 a.m. Sex Tweet: “That’s the Kind of President We Need”

By Jeremy Stahl

Rep. Renee Ellmers was the first woman in Congress to endorse Donald Trump. She was also the first member of Congress to be endorsed by Trump. She also lost her Republican primary in June by 30 points.

On Friday, the North Carolina congresswoman took her Trump support to a new level, attempting to defend his bizarre, unhinged, and despicable early morning rant about former Miss Universe contestant Alicia Machado’s purported sex tape.

The interview with Ellmers, which took place on MSNBC, is a fantastic demonstration of how indefensible Trump’s behavior has been in this instance and how impossible it is for surrogates to even attempt to mount such a defense. Still, Ellmers tried her best and completely embarrassed herself in doing so. She basically blamed Clinton for Trump’s response and then said this: “Donald Trump is setting the record straight and he's using social media. That's the kind of president we need.”



New Trump TV Ad Explains Why Clinton Isn't '50 Points Ahead' In The Polls

Donald Trump's campaign released a new TV ad Friday responding to Hillary Clinton wondering why she isn't further ahead in the polls.

The 30-second ad begins with a clip of Clinton asking, “Why aren’t I 50 points ahead, you might ask?”

A narrator then recites Trump’s presumed answer: “Maybe it’s because the director of the FBI said you lied about your emails,” “because your policies have allowed ISIS and terrorism to spread,” and “because you call Americans deplorable.”

The Trump campaign said the spot will air nationally. The size of the ad buy and how long the campaign planned to air the spot remained unclear.


Clinton Burns Trump: Easier For Him To Insult Women Than Make Mexico Pay Up

Source: Talking Points Memo

Hillary Clinton on Friday needled Donald Trump for his apparent obsession with Alicia Machado, saying it was easier for Trump to insult the former Miss Universe than to demand payment for his border wall from the Mexican president.

Speaking to a crowd in Coral Springs, Florida, Clinton said Trump “finds it a lot easier to insult women than to talk to the president of Mexico about building a wall. I mean, really? Who gets up at 3:00 in the morning to engage in a Twitter attack against a former Miss Universe?”

“I mean, he hurled as many insults as he could," she added, "Really? Why does he do things like that?” Clinton also taunted Trump on his “only infrastructure plan”: demanding that Mexico pay for a wall along its border with the United States.

“My opponent's only infrastructure plan is to build a wall! I loved that he went down to Mexico and he choked,” Clinton said. “He didn't even raise it. He's been going around telling people for months we're going to build a wall, make Mexico pay for it, so he's sitting with the president of Mexico and he doesn't even bring it up.”


Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/clinton-alicia-machado-trump-border-wall

Republicans predicted an Obamacare apocalypse. It hasn’t happened.

By Dana Milbank Opinion writer September 30 at 11:59 AM

It was a case of the dog that didn’t bark.

For 90 minutes this week, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton clashed in their first presidential debate on a full range of issues. But meriting not a single mention? Obamacare.

The Affordable Care Act ripped apart the nation and dominated political argument for several years. But now, six years after enactment, Obamacare isn’t on the radar screen during this election. And for good reason: The predicted apocalypse has not occurred.

Remember that talk of Obamacare forcing employers to cut back on workers’ hours and even “phase out full-time work”? Didn’t happen. A thorough study by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation found that the law’s impact was, if anything, toward more full-time work.

Remember the talk about the “job-killing government takeover of health care”? The U.S. economy has added 15.1 million private-sector jobs over the last 78 months.



The clear and present danger of Donald Trump - Washington Post Editorial Board

By Editorial Board September 30 at 1:53 PM

IF YOU know that Donald Trump is ignorant, unprepared and bigoted, but are thinking of voting for him anyway because you doubt he could do much harm — this editorial is for you.

Your support of the Republican presidential nominee may be motivated by dislike of the Democratic alternative, disgust with the Washington establishment or a desire to send a message in favor of change. You may not approve of everything Mr. Trump has had to say about nuclear weapons, torture or mass deportations, but you doubt he could implement anything too radical. Congress, the courts, the Constitution — these would keep Mr. Trump in check, you think. Well, think again. A President Trump could, unilaterally, change this country to its core. By remaking U.S. relations with other nations, he could fundamentally reshape the world, too.

Of course, in many areas Mr. Trump would not have to act unilaterally. If he won, chances are Republicans would maintain control of Congress. GOP majorities there would be enthusiastic participants in much of what Mr. Trump would like to do: gutting environmental and workplace regulations, slashing taxes so that the debt skyrockets, appointing Supreme Court justices who oppose a woman’s right to have an abortion. In areas where Republican officeholders such as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) imagine themselves acting as a brake on Mr. Trump’s worst instincts, skepticism is in order. If these supposed leaders are too craven to oppose Mr. Trump as a candidate, knowing the danger he presents, why should we expect them to stand up to the bully once he was fully empowered?

But say they did — or imagine, also improbably, that Mr. Trump faced a Democratic Congress. The president would appoint officers — a budget director, an attorney general, a CIA chief — who were disposed to let him have his way. And in the U.S. system, the scope for executive action is, as we will lay out in a series of editorials next week, astonishingly broad. At times we have questioned President Obama’s sweeping use of those powers even when we agreed with his goals, such as his broad grant of amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. Mr. Trump could push it much further.



Trump sex tape comments frustrate GOP supporters

By Jonathan Easley - 09/30/16 03:54 PM EDT

Donald Trump’s middle-of-the-night tweets about a beauty queen sex tape are frustrating Republican supporters, who worry once again that their candidate’s lack of discipline will hamper his campaign.

They say Trump needs to keep his focus on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, prepare for their second debate, on Oct. 9 in St. Louis, and quit taking the bait from Democrats. “It’s unlikely the Miss Universe flap is hurting Trump with current supporters, but it’s hard to see how it helps grow our vote,” said one GOP lawmaker who supports Trump.

“Maybe it's quaint conventional wisdom. But it seems he would help himself to talk about the real world problems that every day voters face,” the lawmaker said.

Trump has not been able to let go his feud with former Miss Universe Alicia Machado.


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