October 10, 2016

Second presidential debate is an embarrassing series of 2 minute policy sound bites interspersed with serious mud flinging.  http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/10/10/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-debate-takeaways/91834004/

Trump holds pre-debate news conference featuring three women who accuse Bill Clinton of sexually assaulting them and one woman who says Hillary Clinton emotionally abused her when defending a man in court, who she claims raped her when she was 12. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/10/us/politics/bill-clinton-accusers.html

Trump suggests Islamaphobia could be reduced if Muslims were more willing to report extremists, cites San Bernardino attack as an example, claims “many people saw the bombs all over the apartment”. http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-pol-trump-debate-san-bernardino-20161009-snap-story.html

Clinton proposes a “no-fly” zone in Syria and “safe zones” for anti-government Islamic militias, implying a war with Syria and the shooting down of Russian planes. Trump says arming these militias could be a mistake and focus should be on fighting ISIS. http://news.antiwar.com/2016/10/09/at-debate-clinton-blames-russia-for-many-things/

Clinton says her comment on having “public” and “private” positions on issues was inspired by Abraham Lincoln.  http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/300138-trump-mocks-clinton-for-lincoln-defense-over-hacked-emails

Trump fact check: Current growth is not the worst since 1929, as Trump claimed. The U.S. has reportedly had 8 years of negative growth since 1929 and the most recent was in 2009. http://www.cnbc.com/2016/10/09/presidential-debate-no-the-us-does-not-have-the-slowest-growth-since-1929.html

Another Trump whopper: Denies sending out tweet urging people to check out an Alicia Machado “sex tape”.  https://www.salon.com/2016/10/10/donald-trumps-lie-in-the-town-hall-debate-trump-said-he-never-told-twitter-to-check-out-alicia-machados-sex-tape/

Democracy Now! holds virtual 4 party debate by inviting Jill Stein and Gary Johnson to respond to the same questions as Clinton and Trump. http://heavy.com/news/2016/10/watch-jill-stein-second-presidential-debate-video-responses-facebook-live-town-hall-democracy-now-occupythedebates/

Federal appeals court rejects tribe’s request to block construction of Dakota Access pipeline. http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/federal-court-denies-tribe-s-request-halt-dakota-access-pipeline-n662926

Sikh man assaulted at traffic light in Richmond, California, calls 911, three men viciously beat him, cops allegedly show up 30 minutes later.  http://ktla.com/2016/10/09/sikh-man-brutally-beaten-in-richmond-bay-area-organization-urges-police-to-investigate-incident-as-hate-crime/

“Whatever Clinton may have said behind closed doors, that’s fine,” Bernie Sanders reportedly said in Philadelphia when asked about Clinton’s leaked speeches to bankers. http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/presidential/Bernie-Sanders-on-Clinton-speeches-Whatever-was-said-behind-closed-doors-thats-fine.html

 

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October 10, 2016

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