May 9, 2016

Trump proposes tax hike for rich, raise in minimum wage. Clinton seeking support from disaffected Republicans. “The billionaire real estate tycoon has said he would like to see an increase in the minimum wage, although he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday he would prefer to see states take the lead on that front instead of the federal government.” http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-trump-idUSKCN0XZ0I3

Protests and strikes in Greece as Syriza government approves additional austerity measures. “Amid violence on the streets and a three-day general strike that had brought much of the country to a halt, the embattled government pushed the legislation through parliament with the backing of its 153 MPs.” http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/08/rioters-take-to-the-streets-ahead-of-greek-austerity-vote

Muslim student’s name was reportedly changed from “Bayan Zehlif” to “Isis Phillips” in high school year book. “The school reached out to me and had the audacity to say that this was a typo.” http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-high-school-yearbook-misidentifies-muslim-student-as-isis-phillips-20160508-story.html

Long Beach police shooting victim identified, but his race not being reported. “Lionel Gibson, 21, of Long Beach was (fatally) shot by police just before 5 p.m. Saturday in the area of 21st Street and Locust Avenue, Sgt. Megan Zabel of the Long Beach Police Department said.” Gibson was reportedly holding a replica Airsoft pellet gun. http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/138989823-story

Cuban migrants stranded in Panama reportedly being airlifted to U.S.border. “The Cubans have been stranded in Panama for months, hoping to reach the US under a decades-old law which gives them privileged entry and a fast-track to residency. ” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36244632

More details emerge regarding Kunduz hospital bombing. “The report notes, for instance, that the ground commander who ordered the strike and the aircrew “failed to comply with the LOAC (laws of armed conflict)” by making an “unreasonable” determination that the MSF facility was a lawful target and an unjustified blanket determination that all at the site were combatants, and ordering the attack on persons at the site even after observing that they did not appear to be armed or engaging in hostile activity.” http://edition.cnn.com/2016/05/04/opinions/kunduz-hospital-report-sifton/

Donald Trump reportedly a climate change skeptic. “This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bullshit has got to stop.” http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2016/05/donald-trump-global-warming

Former female Arizona governor Jan Brewer says Trump doesn’t need a female running mate. “You know, this woman thing has gotten way out of control I believe.” http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/jan-brewer-calls-for-fewer-female-candidates-this-woman-thing-has-gotten-way-out-of-control/

North Carolina’s bathroom gender law a solution in search of a problem. ““Have their been any cases of (transgendered people molesting women in bathrooms)?” Wallace pressed. “Not that I’m aware of,” McCrory admitted.” http://www.rawstory.com/2016/05/chris-wallace-crushes-nc-gov-let-it-go-theres-no-case-of-transgender-people-molesting-girls/

Hillary Clinton’s deleted “personal” emails may have been backed up to cloud storage site. “A Connecticut company, which backed up Hillary Clinton‘s emails at the request of a Colorado firm, apparently surprised her aides by storing the emails on a “cloud” storage system designed to optimize data recovery.” http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article37968711.html

 

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May 9, 2016

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