October 12, 2016

Lawsuit against Bush administration officials for post 9/11 round-up of Muslims heads to Supreme Court, Obama administration argues that the case should be dismissed. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/us/politics/supreme-court-9-11-muslim-bush-administration.html?_r=0

Federal prosecutors will reportedly file criminal contempt charges against Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio for violating a federal judge’s order to stop profiling Hispanic motorists. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/11/497577585/feds-will-press-criminal-contempt-charges-against-ariz-sheriff-arpaio

Trump and Republican Party leaders disavow one another. http://www.politico.com/story/2016/10/trump-shackles-tweet-229592

90 year old woman, a U.S. citizen by birth who has been voting since 1948, will be unable to vote in the 2016 election due to Wisconsin’s new voter ID law. https://www.thenation.com/article/a-90-year-old-woman-whos-voted-since-1948-was-disenfranchised-by-wisconsins-voter-id-law/

Leaked Democratic Party emails: Former astronaut Edgar Mitchell wanted meeting with Obama advisor John Podesta to discuss disclosure of ET contacts, alien “free energy” technology. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/wikileaks-emails-aliens_us_57fd14b4e4b068ecb5e1eb1f

Allegations and denials that debate question on death penalty was leaked to Clinton campaign. http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/11/media/donna-brazile-wikileaks-question/index.html

Federal appeals court rules that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional as currently set up, sends judgement against mortgage lender back for review. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/get-there/wp/2016/10/11/federal-appeals-court-rules-the-structure-of-cfpb-is-unconstitutional/

Whistle-blower alleges Wells Fargo management was aware of unauthorized customer accounts since 2005. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/12/business/dealbook/at-wells-fargo-complaints-about-fraudulent-accounts-since-2005.html

Comcast reportedly charged customers for goods and services they did not request, ordered to pay $2.3 million fine. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/11/497588744/comcast-fined-2-3-million-for-improperly-charging-customers

Climate change activists shut down oil pipelines in four states, are arrested. http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-canada-pipelines-idUSKCN12B26O

Opium poppy eradication in Afghanistan “close to zero”.   http://www.businessinsider.com/opium-and-heroin-production-in-afghanistan-has-increased-2016-10

World Health Organization suggests 20-50% taxes on sugary soft drinks to reduce obesity and diabetes. http://www.wbur.org/npr/497525337/tax-soda-to-fight-obesity-who-urges-nations-around-the-globe

Clinton campaign reportedly downplayed health insurance issue when in Colorado because a single-payer referendum will be on the ballot, which insurance companies, who have donated heavily to her campaign, oppose. http://www.ibtimes.com/political-capital/hillary-clinton-campaign-avoided-helping-single-payer-ballot-measure-emails-show

“Home-grown” U.S. terror suspects mostly motivated by anger over U.S. military operations in Muslim countries, according to leaked FBI report. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/11/homegrown-terrorists-are-mostly-motivated-us-atrocities-abroad-secret-fbi-report

Social media companies helped police track activists during protests claims ACLU. http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/11/facebook-instagram-twitter-helped-police-track-activists-color-aclu

Clinton campaign accuses Wikileaks of being a “propaganda arm of the Russian government”.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/11/clinton-campaign-wikileaks-hack-russia-donald-trump

Democratic Party’s Wall Street donors say Elizabeth Warren is a problem, “upset around messaging demonizing Wall Street”.  https://theintercept.com/2016/10/11/warren-goldman-dccc/

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on the idea of a no-fly zone in Syria, which was proposed in the last presidential debate by Clinton: “Right now, for us to control all of the air space in Syria would require us to go to war against Syria and Russia; that’s a pretty fundamental decision…” http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37621825

Death toll in Haiti passes 1,000, a million Haitians in desperate need of aid.  http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/11/1_million_in_haiti_urgently_need

Jill Stein answers the same questions from the public as those posed to Clinton and Trump at second debate. http://www.democracynow.org/2016/10/10/expanding_the_debate_jill_stein_debates

Kansas “Reaganomics” income tax cuts shifted tax burden to the poor, gave top earners a $387 million tax cut, and slashed state income tax revenue by $687 million. http://realprosperityks.com/goossen-who-benefited/

Ken Bone, the man who asked the debate question about energy policy, allegedly works for a coal-fired power plant company.  http://www.desmogblog.com/2016/10/11/ken-bone-st-louis-presidential-town-hall-coal-company-climate-regulations

“Unshackled” Trump returns to his populist message: Clinton is the “vessel of (a) corrupt global establishment” which is “ruining the sovereignty of our nation”. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-donald-trump-paul-ryan-20161011-story.html

October 12, 2016

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