October 31, 2016

Trump appears to have told his Colorado supporters to vote twice, because mail-in ballots may not be counted properly. “…you can go to the University Center and they’ll give you a ballot, a new ballot. They’ll void your old ballot, they’ll give you a new ballot.”  http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article111519972.html

Fan in Obama mask with a noose around his neck attends college football game in Wisconsin, sparking hate speech debate.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-mask-noose_us_58165422e4b064e1b4b316b8

Boston mother disputes police account of fatal shooting of her mentally ill son by officers.  https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/10/30/man-killed-boston-police-early-sunday/VGvLhiJDGSmu5nzEt6expM/story.html

Trump vs. Clinton on your constitutional rights – both reportedly support limiting them.  http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2016/10/who_will_protect_the_constitution_donald_trump_or_hillary_clinton.html

Four Richmond, California police officers reportedly fired or to be fired in connection with teen prostitute sex scandal, officers’ names reportedly not released.  http://www.41nbc.com/2016/10/30/four-california-police-officers-fired-in-sex-misconduct-case/

Iceland’s center-right Progressive Party prime minister resigns after huge loss in parliamentary election following Panama Papers revelations: Independence Party 21 seats, Pirate Party 10 seats, Left-Green Party 10 seats, Progressive Party 9 seats.  http://www.ibtimes.com/iceland-election-results-2016-pirate-party-wins-big-prime-minister-resigns-internet-2437431

British court rules that Uber drivers are employees. “Drivers do not and cannot negotiate with passengers … They are offered and accept trips strictly on Uber’s terms.” https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/oct/28/uber-uk-tribunal-self-employed-status

Canada and EU sign free trade deal, still needs national ratifications before full implementation.  http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/30/eu-canada-sign-free-trade-deal-but-battle-not-over.html

Senior New Boston, New Hampshire cop accused of sexism and harassment by fired female trainee who alleges he rated the women he pulled over on a “rapability” scale, claims he told her he would rather drag them out of their cars and rape them instead of writing them citations.   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/nh-police-lieutenant-ranked-female-drivers-rapability-suit-article-1.2851271

60 reportedly killed in Saudi airstrike on Yemeni prison, claim it was being used as a military command center, local officials say only guards and prisoners were in the building.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-yemen-security-strike-idUSKCN12U03R

Al Qaeda aligned groups allegedly leading “moderate” anti-government forces in Syria.  https://consortiumnews.com/2016/10/29/the-de-facto-usal-qaeda-alliance/

Amnesty International sends human rights observers to monitor treatment of anti-pipeline protesters by police.   http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/amnesty-international-usa-sends-human-rights-observers-standing-rock-dapl/

Native Americans occupy Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign office, demand she take a stand on pipeline.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/28/indigenous_youth_occupy_hillary_clinton_campaign

Green Party candidate crashes U.S. Senate candidates’ debate in Maryland, is removed from the stage by police. “So, how does this serve democracy or serve the public if I’m excluded from this discussion when I’m on the ballot?”  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/27/headlines/green_party_senatorial_candidate_in_maryland_disrupts_debate_after_being_excluded

October 31, 2016

October 30, 2016

Abedin reportedly unsure how her work emails ended up on Weiner’s computer, which was not checked during previous Clinton email investigation.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/clinton-aide-huma-abedin-has-told-people-she-doesnt-know-how-her-emails-wound-up-on-her-husbands-computer/2016/10/29/1d30c2b8-9e15-11e6-a0ed-ab0774c1eaa5_story.html  She had reportedly sworn under oath that she had given up all devices with State Department emails.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/29/huma-abedin-swore-under-oath-she-gave-up-all-the-devices-containing-state-department-emails.html

City of Santa Ana will pay marijuana dispensary $100,000 to settle lawsuit alleging the city harassed them on behalf of favored competitors. Video of police raid allegedly showed cops eating the company’s edible marijuana.  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-santa-ana-pot-20161026-story.html

U.S. Marshals tackling and tasing of Bundy defense attorney after trial unprecedented. “It just doesn’t happen.” http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/us_marshals_use_of_force_again.html

Wife of Massachusetts police officer charged with filing a false report with police after claiming their home was burglarized by Black Lives Matter supporters.  http://www.10news.com/news/national/cops-wife-accused-of-staging-robbery-blaming-it-on-black-lives-matter

High school cheerleaders in Ohio reportedly displayed banner saying, “Hey Indians, Get Ready for a Trail of Tears” during football game.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/hey-indians-get-ready-for-a-trail-of-tears-ohio-school-football-banner-sparks-controversy/

Donald Trump allegedly showed up at children’s charity event, sat on stage and posed for photos without making a donation.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-boasts-of-his-philanthropy-but-his-giving-falls-short-of-his-words/2016/10/29/b3c03106-9ac7-11e6-a0ed-ab0774c1eaa5_story.html

Foreign election observers say they’ve seen no evidence of overt election rigging so far but add that not letting prisoners and former prisoners vote does not “meet international standards”.   http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/10/28/international-election-observers-already-sounding-alarm/

Little mainstream media coverage of police surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists  http://fair.org/home/brandi-collins-on-black-lives-surveillance/  or of Dakota Access pipeline protests.  http://fair.org/home/at-dapl-confiscating-cameras-as-evidence-of-journalism/

Turkish government dismisses 10,000 more public employees, shuts down more news outlets.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-turkey-security-dismissals-idUSKBN12U04L


October 30, 2016

October 29, 2016

“Tens of thousands” of Clinton top aide’s emails found on Anthony Weiner’s personal computer, FBI says it will review them for classified information.  http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/29/us/politics/fbi-hillary-clinton-email.html?_r=0

American Airlines passenger jet aborts takeoff after catching fire on Chicago runway, 20 injured during evacuation.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-plane-fire-ohare-20161028-story.html

Baylor University football program – 17 women reportedly assaulted by 19 players since 2011, including four alleged gang rapes.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/2016/10/28/baylor-football-sexual-assault-scandal-art-briles/92902086/

28 Guantanamo prisoners labelled “indefinite detainees”, could be held for life without trial.  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/americas/guantanamo/article110891862.html

Pipeline protesters claim police used excessive force, including pepper spray and rubber bullets, wrote numbers on their arms and held them in dog kennels.  http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-north-dakota-pipeline-20161028-story.html  Sniper rifle allegedly aimed at protesters, journalist allegedly hit with a baton by a police officer.    http://www.unicornriot.ninja/?p=10476

Army general who was to take command of Space and Missile Command reportedly committed suicide.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/28/army-generals-death-ruled-suicide/92880986/

Two reportedly charged with election fraud in Florida, an election worker caught filling in ballots and a voter registration worker who submitted fake voter registration forms.  http://miami.cbslocal.com/2016/10/28/two-arrested-in-separate-voter-fraud-cases-in-miami-dade-county/

Some polling places in Texas accused of posting outdated information about voter ID policy, telling voters photo ID was required to vote. http://keranews.org/post/texas-civil-rights-advocates-air-concerns-about-voter-id-issues

Wells Fargo accused of “black-balling” former employees who had complained about excessive sales pressure.  http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2016/10/28/499805238/episode-732-bad-form-wells-fargo

Economic growth estimated at 2.9% in third quarter, exceeding projections.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/10/28/u-s-economy-surges-to-strongest-growth-in-two-years/

Facebook allegedly allowing housing advertisers to target ads by race, exclude unwanted ethnic groups.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/10/28/facebook-advertisers-exclude-racial-ethnic-groups/92888160/

Sweetened beverage tax cut soda consumption among low income Berkeley residents by 26% says study, as consumption increased in nearby cities without the tax.   http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-soda-tax-idUSKCN12S200

Bob Dylan says winning Nobel Prize “left me speechless”, will attend ceremony “if it’s at all possible”.   http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/bob-dylan-the-nobel-prize-left-me-speechless-w447406

12th Trump accuser, former Miss Finland, claims he “squeezed my butt” during photo shoot.   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/trump-twelfth-woman-sexual-assault-accusation-ninni-laaksonen

Bernie Sanders will be a write-in option for California voters, without his consent.   http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-sac-essential-politics-updates-california-here-are-all-of-your-1477703160-htmlstory.html

ABC News journalist arrested and held for 3 days in Venezuela while covering problems with public health system.  http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/10/27/abc-news-matt-gutman-detained-in-venezuela-for-72-hours-for-reporting-on-health/

Clinton avoids taking sides in oil pipeline standoff. “…it’s important that on the ground in North Dakota, everyone respects demonstrators’ rights to protest peacefully, and workers’ rights to do their jobs safely.”  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/28/what-crock-clinton-breaks-dapl-silence-statement-says-literally-nothing

Trump Super PAC representative allegedly explained step by step how to funnel money from a foreign country into a U.S. election.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/28/trump-super-pac-sting-shows-how-citizens-united-opened-door-to-foreign-money/

Clinton campaign reportedly has still not released evidence showing that any of the emails released by Wikileaks have been altered for forged, despite repeatedly claiming this is happening. Why not release the original emails to show where the alleged changes have been made?   https://theintercept.com/2016/10/28/if-clinton-campaign-believes-wikileaks-emails-are-forged-why-dont-they-prove-it/

Iowa Republican arrested for attempting to vote twice, is allegedly a Trump supporter.  http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/303406-iowa-republican-voter-arrested-for-alleged-voter-fraud

Indigenous Canadian, now 24  years old, allegedly held in solitary confinement for 1,500 days.   http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/adam-capays-journey-through-prison-system-tells-familiar-story/article32585480/


October 29, 2016

October 28, 2016

Old touch screens blamed in voting machine caught flipping votes.  http://www.npr.org/2016/10/26/499450796/some-machines-are-flipping-votes-but-that-doesnt-mean-theyre-rigged

15 facts about the Patriot Act 15 years after its assault on your constitutional rights.  https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2016/10/debunking-patriot-act-it-turns-15

Pennsylvania prison reportedly using painful restraints to punish uncooperative prisoners.  “If you did to your dog what they do to men here, you would be arrested.” https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/10/26/28-days-in-chains

There is reportedly not a single polling place in New York City located in a mosque or Islamic center, despite 96 being located in churches, synagogues, parochial schools or other religious community centers.  http://www.villagevoice.com/news/why-arent-there-any-polling-stations-in-nyc-mosques-9264341

Bundy brothers and other wildlife refuge occupiers acquitted, defense lawyer claims he was assaulted and tasered by U.S. Marshals after arguing with the judge over why his client was not being released.  http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-oregon-standoff-jury-acquits-20161027-story.html

Lawyer claims Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas groped her at a party in 1999.  http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-oregon-standoff-jury-acquits-20161027-story.html

President Obama commutes sentences of 98 more drug offenders.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/10/27/obama-commutes-sentences-of-98-inmates-thursday-42-had-life-terms/

Trump allegedly suggests at rally cancelling the election and appointing him president.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/27/politics/donald-trump-cancel-election/

Trump promises to dismantle Obamacare, replace it with “a really great plan that’s going to cost much less and be much better.” No details were reportedly provided.  http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/27/trump-set-toledo-rally-urban-jobs-speech/92840278/

Texas Republican official claims selective enforcement of ban on political t-shirts after man is arrested for refusing to take off “Basket of Deplorables” shirt at polling station.   http://www.chron.com/news/local/article/Electioneering-violation-leads-to-arrest-10418085.php

Phone scammers who claimed to be IRS employees busted, 24 U.S. based defendants were allegedly operating out of call centers in India, more than $250 million reportedly stolen.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-department-charges-dozens-in-massive-indian-call-center-scheme/2016/10/27/ae64a6b0-9c48-11e6-a0ed-ab0774c1eaa5_story.html

22 students and 6 teachers reportedly killed in airstrike on Syrian school, still unclear who was responsible.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/27/must-stop-school-bombing-kills-22-syrian-children-six-teachers

117 reportedly arrested as police raid satellite camp of Dakota Access pipeline protesters.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/north-dakota-access-pipeline-protest-arrests-pepper-spray

Some health insurers accused of “unaffordable cost sharing” which denies some patients care even though they are insured.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/27/obamacare-preexisting-condition-health-insurance-discrimination

Government officials accused of repeatedly ignoring whistle-blowers and attempting cover-ups instead.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/27/when-cia-and-nsa-workers-blow-the-whistle-congress-plays-deaf/

U.N. committee votes to ban nuclear weapons, motion now moves to General Assembly.  http://www.dw.com/en/un-committee-votes-to-initiate-process-that-would-outlaw-nuclear-weapons/a-36180964

October 28, 2016

October 27, 2016

Trump promises “New Deal” for black Americans. “I will be your greatest champion.”  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-aide-makes-apparent-threat-against-megyn-kelly-after-on-air-tiff/2016/10/26/59f260fe-9b71-11e6-9980-50913d68eacb_story.html

NATO members planning to send thousands of troops to countries bordering Russia.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-nato-russia-idUSKCN12P31W

Juror who was a former BLM employee dismissed from Bundy wildlife refuge occupation jury due to alleged bias.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-oregon-militia-idUSKCN12Q2IU

“Immigrant workers” group blocks commuters crossing New York City area bridge in suspiciously timed rights protest, angering drivers and snarling traffic for hours. Who would want to stoke anger against immigrants just days before an election? http://newjersey.news12.com/news/protest-over-immigration-rights-stalls-george-washington-bridge-drivers-outraged-1.12508387

Man who was brought to the U.S. at 3 for adoption is reportedly being deported to Korea 37 years later since neither he nor his adoptive parents (who reportedly abandoned him) applied for citizenship. The man does not even speak Korean.  http://www.whio.com/news/world/adopted-and-brought-south-korean-man-deported/11Accyl72J6z7rBBoxtWOJ/

Donald Trump apparently breaks record for most statements of dubious veracity in a minute while discussing wind power.  http://fusion.net/story/362395/trump-is-getting-even-more-creative-with-the-reasons-he-hates-wind-power/

Former Illinois legislator, now conservative talk show host, allegedly tweets, “On November 8th, I’m voting for Trump. On November 9th, if Trump loses, I’m grabbing my musket. You in?”  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/10/26/joe-walsh-musket-tweet/92799286/

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson endorses Clinton. “Clinton has the plan to move American forward” and her economic plan is “akin to a New Deal”.  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/deray-mckesson-endorses-clinton-230324

Green Party candidate Jill Stein has been advocating a “Green New Deal” at least since her 2012 presidential campaign, an example of how “third parties” can change the focus of politics.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jill_Stein_presidential_campaign,_2012

Montana’s secretary of state reportedly compares theories about election rigging to “theories about Elvis or Roswell or the moon landing”.  http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/26/montana-official-calls-election-rigging-a-conspira/

Some Clinton Foundation donors allegedly also made million of dollars of direct payments to Bill Clinton for “for-profit” activities, according to leaked email, Clinton family also allegedly received “personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like.”  http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/hacked-memo-offers-an-angry-glimpse-inside-bill-clinton-inc-230364

Some children who were living in “The Jungle” immigrant squatter camp reportedly left homeless after French authorities clear the area.   http://abcnews.go.com/International/children-jungle-refugee-camp-risk-trafficking-organizations-warn/story?id=43069703

Global wildlife has decreased by 58% since 1970 according to estimate.   http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-37775622

Protesters call Cleveland Indians mascot Chief Wahoo “red Sambo”.  http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/world-series-outrun-objections-cleveland-indians-red-skinned/story?id=43045970

Edward Snowden tells journalists offensive hacking more of a threat to the U.S. than to its enemies, current anti-privacy policies are short-sighted.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/26/snowden-journalists-are-threatened-class-era-mass-surveillance

Hacked Podesta emails show questionable contacts between Clinton campaign manager and Department of Justice official.  http://dailycaller.com/2016/10/25/clinton-campaign-chairman-had-multiple-dinners-with-top-doj-official-during-clinton-email-investigation/

Coalition of rights groups demands answers from government about monitoring of Yahoo users.   http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/26/groups-yahoo-and-us-government-you-owe-us-answers-spy-ops

Bakersfield police officers reportedly took drugs from suspects and resold them, accepted bribes and provided tip-offs.  http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-bakersfield-police-20161021-snap-story.html

School districts and local Halloween festivals reportedly banning creepy clown costumes.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/26/clowns-banned-halloween-costume-2016-schools

Bush administration official who told the U.N. there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and links between Saddam and al Queda endorses Hillary Clinton.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/25/colin-powell-vote-for-hillary-clinton-endorsement   and   http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/colin-powell-u-n-speech-was-a-great-intelligence-failure/

EPA accused of downplaying criminal enforcement of environmental laws, shifting towards self-monitoring by companies.   https://theintercept.com/2016/10/26/fewer-polluters-criminally-prosecuted-as-epa-cowers-from-gop-attacks/

92 year-old Scottish woman claims she has had to collect water from a stream with a wheelbarrow for 4 years after Trump broke her waterline while building his golf course because he refuses to repair it. “I pity America if he’s president.”  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/26/meet-a-92-year-old-woman-whose-life-was-ruined-by-donald-trump.html

Jill Stein accused of holding shares in mutual funds that invest in fossil fuel, financial, pharmaceutical, tobacco and defense industries. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/26/jill-stein-s-ideology-says-one-thing-her-investment-portfolio-says-another.html

Rudy Giuliani quoted as saying, “To say that Donald Trump is a racist is outrageous, and to call anyone a racist is outrageous.” Because there are no real racists?   http://www.mediaite.com/online/giuliani-not-only-is-trump-not-a-racist-nobody-is-a-racist/

Trump golf course built on public land reportedly planning to charge Boys and Girls Clubs of Palm Beach $20,000 for hosting charity event.  http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/charity-expected-free-event-at-trump-club-says-its/nsxfC/

Canadian flight attendant not the source of HIV in U.S. says study.   http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/gene-study-clears-patient-zero-as-cause-of-us-hiv-epidemic/

Contractors who used dogs on Dakota Access pipeline protesters were reportedly not properly licensed as security guards in North Dakota.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/26/morton_county_finishes_investigation_into_dogs

Many in Yemen facing starvation due to Saudi coalition blockade, which includes U.S.  forces.   https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2058006/horror-photos-reveal-millions-starving-in-yemen-amid-fears-an-entire-generation-could-be-crippled-by-hunger/

October 27, 2016

October 26, 2016

Respect for police up sharply, possibly due to backlash against anti-brutality protesters. https://reason.com/blog/2016/10/24/american-respect-for-police-hits-a-48-ye

Sheriff Joe Arpaio formally charged with criminal contempt-of-court for allegedly ignoring federal judge in racial profiling case.  http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/arizona-sheriff-joe-arpaio-officially-charged-criminal-contempt-n672846

Maryland state prosecutor arrested on child pornography charges.  http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-co-city-prosecutor-arrested-20161025-story.html

Green Bay, Wisconsin city clerk reportedly questioned state election officials about whether or not to allow early voting on a college campus because “I have heard it said that students lean more toward the Democrats…”  http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2016/10/25/clerk-wanted-block-early-voting-students/92719232/

Colorado reportedly allows company to test a self-driving semi on the highway without a driver at the wheel.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/10/25/120-mile-beer-run-made-self-driving-truck/92695580/

British designer clothing allegedly being made with the child labor of Syrian refugees in Turkey at below the Turkish minimum wage.  http://qz.com/817573/zara-marks-spencer-brands-are-made-by-exploited-syrian-refugees-in-turkey-investigation-finds/

“Broad-based”drop in consumer confidence.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/10/25/consumer-confidence-tumbles-october/92700110/

Wolf Blitzer complains that Trump is scaring young journalists at his rallies by provoking audience hostility against the media.   http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-journalists-kellyanne-conway-2016-10

Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein endorses Hillary Clinton.  http://www.businessinsider.com/goldman-sachs-lloyd-blankfein-supporting-hillary-clinton-2016-10

Video emerges of mass arrest of 140 peaceful Dakota Access pipeline protesters near Standing Rock, North Dakota.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/25/video-police-viciously-attacked-peaceful-protestors-at-the-dakota-access-pipeline/

AT&T’s secret “Hemisphere” service allegedly analyzes call data to provide tips to law enforcement agencies, but company allegedly requires investigators to come up with after-the-fact “parallel construction” investigations to keep the program secret.  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/10/25/at-t-is-spying-on-americans-for-profit.html

61% of Americans say neither the Democratic nor Republican parties represent their opinions, 74% say the country is on the wrong track.  Only 41% say they think building a wall along the Mexican border is a good idea.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/25/american-political-parties-democrats-republicans-representation-survey

South Atlantic whale sanctuary rejected by international whaling organization.  http://www.ibtimes.com/south-atlantic-whale-sanctuary-creation-bid-falls-through-after-whaling-nations-2436483

Amnesty International claims anti-IS coalition airstrikes have killed 300 Syrian civilians.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/syria-coalition-airstrikes-civilian-death-toll-amnesty-international

Political turmoil in Hong Kong over seating of pro-independence members of city’s Legislative Council.  https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/26/pro-beijing-supporters-hong-kong-parliament-turmoil

Michigan anti-corruption activist spending his 68th birthday in prison, claims abuse by guards.  http://whowhatwhy.org/2016/10/24/corruption-fighting-minister-hopes-obama-pardon/

President Obama reportedly received emails from Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, but he claims he did not realize that her non-government email address was actually a private email address until he read about it in the news.   http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/25/politics/cheryl-mills-john-podesta-email-obama-clean-up-wikileaks/

L.A. area man arrested after making threatening phone calls to mosque, police seize weapons and ammunition.   http://ktla.com/2016/10/25/man-arrested-on-suspicion-of-criminal-threats-islamic-center-of-socal/

Courts around the country are reportedly sentencing people based on profiling questions such as, “Has anyone in your family ever been arrested?” and, “Do you agree that it’s ok for hungry people to steal?”     http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37658374

Trump reportedly takes a break from campaigning to attend the opening of one of his hotels.  http://fortune.com/2016/10/26/donald-trump-hotel-promotion/


October 26, 2016

October 25, 2016

Jill Stein explains how the Democratic and Republican parties keep it a “two-party system”.  http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-jill-stein-third-party-candidates-perspec-1021-20161020-story.html

Life sentences without parole are actually death sentences, argues Kenneth Hartman, who was sentenced to life after killing a man in a fight when he was 19, 36 years ago.   https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/10/23/death-by-another-name

Obamacare costs up 25% but most customers will reportedly still pay less than $100 a month after income tax credits.   http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2016/10/24/heatlhcaregov-opens-plan-window-shopping-today-amid-rate-worries/92688126/

Tensions rising between Turkey and Iraq over Turkish participation in Mosul operation.  http://www.businessinsider.com/us-diplomacy-turkey-mosul-iraq-2016-10

Venezuelan government and opposition to hold talks mediated by Pope and UNASUR over recall referendum crisis.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-37758515

NAACP demands investigation of allegations that white students put a noose around the neck of a black high school football player without anyone being charged.   http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article110146897.html

Kathleen Kane sentenced to 10 to 24 months in prison for leaking emails of Pennsylvania officials, which reportedly contained pornography and racist and sexist remarks, and then engaging in coverup.   http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/24/499173124/former-pa-attorney-general-sentenced-to-10-23-months-in-prison-for-perjury

Democratic Party and allied PACs allegedly made large donations to campaign of wife of FBI official who would later oversee probe of Clinton private server emails.   http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/24/clinton-ally-aided-campaign-fbi-officials-wife.html

Exonerated death row prisoner and Catholic priest who saved him to speak out against death penalty ahead of Nebraska referendum vote.   http://www.kmtv.com/news/local-news/exonerated-death-row-inmate-speaks-in-omaha-for-nebraska-catholic-conference

Election prediction group with outstanding record gives Clinton 85% chance of victory, taking into account more unpredictability than other forecasters, some of which give her a 99% chance of winning.  https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-why-our-model-is-more-bullish-than-others-on-trump/

The “conservative media industrial complex” is to blame for Trump’s presidential campaign say critics. “… it was a natural outgrowth of a growing and influential faction of conservative media that for years fed the Republican base a steady diet of fringe theories masqueraded as news.”   http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-conservative-media-hannity-limbaugh-drudge-2016-10

Death toll in Pakistan police academy shooting rises to 59.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-pakistan-attack-idUSKCN12O2M6

75 arrested at anti-pipeline protest at Canada’s parliament.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/24/over-75-arrested-ottawa-youth-demand-climate-action-trudeau

Mississippi woman reportedly held in jail for 3 months without a bail hearing or an attorney, local court rules her civil rights were not violated.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/21/mississippi-woman-jessica-jauch-jailed-96-days-civil-rights

Cyber-security firm accused of hiring hackers to take over devices for government “offensive” hacking and tracking operations.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/24/darkmatter-united-arab-emirates-spies-for-hire/

Libertarian, populist, cyber-freak Pirate Party may win upcoming elections in Iceland. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/21/the-bernie-sanders-of-iceland-is-a-pirate-a-poet-and-possibly-the-countrys-next-leader/

35 Turkish diplomats have reportedly requested asylum in Germany.  http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/35-turkish-diplomats-seek-german-asylum/news-story/871a6c8d1ddeb841763c1a93f7016ee8

Drone operators reportedly arrested at Dakota Access pipeline protests.  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/24/authorities-open-fire-at-unmanned-drone-during-north-dakota-pipeline-protests.html

Arrests this weekend at North Dakota pipeline protest top 100.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/24/headlines/north_dakota_police_arrest_over_100_water_protectors

Hong Kong jury reportedly watched video of British Bank of America executive sexually torturing one of his murder victims.  http://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-murder-idUSKCN12P088

Pima County, Arizona agrees not to delete electronic ballot images from 2016 primary elections in response to federal lawsuit.  http://www.courthousenews.com/2016/09/01/arizona-county-compromises-on-electronic-vote-counting.htm

October 25, 2016

October 24, 2016

Pentagon trying to claw back re-enlistment bonuses given to some Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.  http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/23/499065155/u-s-soldiers-told-to-repay-thousands-in-signing-bonuses-from-height-of-war-effor

League of Conservation Voters reportedly planning to spend $2.6 million to convince millennials that a vote for Stein or Johnson is a vote for Trump.  “LCV, which plans to spend more than $40 million this year, also has a large canvassing program and joins other groups, like MoveOn.org, in trying to curb the Johnson and Stein vote.” http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/dem-group-launches-effort-warning-about-third-party-votes-n670451

Voters cite standing up for democracy and opposition to Wall Street corruption as reasons for voting for third party candidates.  http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/2016/10/ottolini_jill_stein_gary_johnson_backers_aim_to_send_message

Who actually elects U.S. presidents? Not the public, at least not directly.  http://www.ibtimes.com/what-electoral-college-us-president-not-decided-popular-vote-2435703

Leaked documents reveal how network monitoring software is used by governments to  “monitor, intercept and capture 100% of traffic on networks”.   https://theintercept.com/2016/10/23/endace-mass-surveillance-gchq-governments/

King County deputies fatally shoot armed mother of three on Muckleshoot Indian reservation during “wellness check”.  http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/woman-fatally-shot-by-deputies-was-pregnant-relative-says/

17 reportedly killed, 50 wounded in coalition airstrike on Daquq, Iraq funeral procession apparently mistaken for IS troops.  http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/1.748730

60’s anti-war and civil rights activist Tom Hayden dies at 76.  http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-tom-hayden-snap-story.html


October 24, 2016

October 23, 2016

Trump accuses Clinton of working on behalf of a “global power structure” of corporate and political interests (popularly known as “corporate globalization”), New York Times runs story suggesting this could be covert anti-semitism.   http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/14/us/politics/trump-comments-linked-to-antisemitism.html

Trump campaign also backed by special interests – coal companies, the NRA, 1% dynasties concerned about the “death tax” on the super-wealthy, property developers, hedge funds, and business owners.  http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2016/08/trump_bashes_big_donors_but_relied_on_major_specia.html

Customers will end up paying for AT&T/Time Warner merger say critics. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/22/att-preps-media-colossus-time-warner-customers-expense

Pennsylvania petroleum pipeline reportedly spills 55,000 gallons of gasoline, diesel and home heating oil, nearby river threatened.  http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/10/ruptured_fuel_pipeline_spills.html

White guy in Montana gets 60 days in jail and probation for raping his daughter.  http://ktla.com/2016/10/19/judge-sentences-montana-father-who-repeatedly-raped-pre-teen-daughter-to-60-days-in-jail/   Hispanic guy in California sentenced to 1,503 years in prison for raping his daughter.  http://www.foxnews.com/us/2016/10/22/father-sentenced-to-1503-years-in-prison-in-daughter-rape.html  And although some media outlets are revealing the names and even running photos of these sex offenders, there is no information on who they are – car mechanics, CEOs, sons of politicians or billionaires, farm workers, FBI agents – making it impossible for the public to detect sentencing bias.

Did Hillary Clinton’s comment, “And here again, the Supreme Court is wrong on the 2nd amendment,” cast doubt in the public’s mind about the legitimacy of the judicial system?   http://freebeacon.com/politics/leaked-audio-clinton-says-supreme-court-is-wrong-on-second-amendment/

Nevada state trooper fatally shoots apparently unarmed car-jacking suspect during struggle.  http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale/2016/10/22/nevada-trooper-fatally-shoots-glendale-man/92598012/

More than 80 reportedly arrested in North Dakota at pipeline protest, police use pepper spray on protesters.  http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dozens-arrested-at-dakota-access-pipeline-protest/

Moody’s Investor Service reveals it faces government action over its pre-financial crisis ratings of mortgage-backed securities.  http://www.housingwire.com/articles/38341-doj-planning-to-sue-moodys-over-crisis-era-mortgage-bond-ratings

Trump reportedly threatens to sue all of the women who have come forward to accuse him of sexual assaults.  http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2016-election/trump-threatens-sue-accusers-lays-out-plan-first-100-days-n671216

Leaked email reveals male Clinton Foundation employees paid more than their female co-workers.  http://fusion.net/story/361155/clinton-foundation-gender-wage-gap-wikileaks/


October 23, 2016

October 22, 2016

Arrested Kansas City librarian Steven Woolfolk wins Patriot Award for standing up for patron’s right to ask a question at a public forum.  http://bordc.org/news/steven-woolfolk-receives-october-2016-patriot-award/

Gary Johnson says election coverage is unfair – he was ridiculed for not immediately knowing what Aleppo was but Hillary Clinton said Mosul was on the border with Syria and the press let it slide.  http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-20/gary-johnson-says-glaring-double-standard-kept-hillary-clintons-mosul-mistake-from-being-an-aleppo-moment

Clinton supporter reportedly arrested for smearing peanut butter on the cars of people who she mistakenly believed were Trump supporters.  http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/hillary-clinton-supporter-mistakes-town-hall-meeting-for-donald-trump-rally-smears-30-cars-with-peanut-butter-35150315.html

U.N. special rapporteur warns of threats to civil liberties, says government “policies and laws against terrorism and other criminal activity risk unnecessarily undermining the media, critical voices, and activists.”  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/21/un-expert-decries-global-assault-freedom-expression

Closing arguments in Bundy wildlife refuge occupation trial.  http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/10/federal_conspiracy_case_agains.html

Appeals court reverses lower court dismissal of torture case against Abu Ghraib intelligence contractor CACI – “It is beyond the power of even the president to declare [torture] lawful….” http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/21/appeals-court-reinstates-torture-case-against-infamous-military-contractor

Officers who fatally shot unarmed Minneapolis suspect Jamar Clark while subduing him will not be disciplined says police chief.  “I can say with absolute certainty that I support (their) actions…”   http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-minneapolis-police-discipline-20161021-snap-story.html

Former Iguala police chief arrested in connection with case of 43 missing Mexican students.  http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-iguala-mexico-police-chief-missing-students-20161021-snap-story.html

Jill Stein released from hospital after treatment for pneumonia, live-streamed presidential debate question responses the hospital.  http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article109622412.html   And you can watch her respond here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GTPfEsxEGc

Hillary Clinton reportedly missed phone call with French foreign minister due to glitch with her private email system.   http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/oct/21/more-clinton-classified-email-emerges/

Clinton campaign’s Manhattan office closed after workers open envelope with suspicious “white powdery substance”.   http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2016/10/22/us/ap-us-suspicious-powder-clinton-headquarters.html?_r=0

Clinton reportedly told a crowd at private fundraiser in 2002 that George W. Bush was “selected” president in 2000.    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/10/20/check-out-how-clinton-characterized-george-w-bushs-victory-over-al-gore-during-2002-fundraising-event/

Google reportedly “drops the wall” separating advertising tracking and users’ personal information.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/google-quietly-dropped-ban-on-personally-identifiable-web-tracking/

States deny request by Russia to send election monitors, spokeswoman for Louisiana secretary of state reportedly says they were instructed to refuse by the FBI and Homeland Security.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/10/20/amid-rigged-election-charges-russia-wants-monitor-us-vote/92456558/

“All Power to the People: Black Panthers at 50” exhibition opens at Oakland Museum of California, and founding member Bobby Seale is guiding visitors.  http://www.sfchronicle.com/art/article/Oakland-Museum-takes-Bobby-Seale-back-where-Black-9967498.php

Tenth woman reportedly accuses Trump of sexual assault. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/21/headlines/tenth_woman_claims_she_was_sexually_assaulted_by_donald_trump

“Code Pink” anti-war activist Medea Benjamin endorses Jill Stein (actually this happened back in June).  http://thephillywire.com/2016/06/medea-benjamin-endorses-jill-stein-for-president/

October 22, 2016