October 20, 2016

Editorials and op-eds about Bernie Sanders in the Washington Post were overwhelmingly negative claims political analyst, at a ratio of 5 to 1. Why was he perceived as such a threat?  http://harpers.org/archive/2016/11/swat-team-2/

Voting machines are more likely to be a problem in this election than voter fraud.   https://newrepublic.com/article/137115/americas-voting-machines-disaster-making

People’s Action endorses progressive down-ticket candidates.   http://www.commondreams.org/newswire/2016/10/18/peoples-action-endorses-22-candidates-values-and-vision-build-progressive   But they apparently overlook Green Party candidates.  http://www.gp.org/2016_candidates

New York City police officer fatally shoots 66 year old mentally ill woman with baseball bat, reportedly after 10 minute stand-off.   http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/bronx/fatal-bronx-shooting-broke-nypd-mental-illness-procedure-article-1.2836491

Thais who don’t wear black to mourn king’s death or who make negative comments reportedly face attacks by mobs.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/10/19/monarchist-mobs-in-thailand-are-attacking-people-who-supposedly-insult-the-late-king/

Philippine police van drives over protesters.   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/philippine-police-van-rams-protesters-front-u-s-embassy-article-1.2836347

Dept. of Education launches investigation of Baylor University over allegations that rapes by athletes were not pursued effectively, former university official says college was “protecting the brand”.   https://www.texastribune.org/2016/10/19/federal-agency-investigating-baylor-university-han/

Indiana secretary of state says thousands of voter registration update requests may just be voters updating their information before election. Separate police probe into voter registration group continuing.   https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lawmaker-says-indiana-voter-changes-under-review-are-common/2016/10/19/1ad72eea-9617-11e6-9cae-2a3574e296a6_story.html

California men sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to travel to Syria to fight for IS.  http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-anaheim-man-sentenced-islamic-state-20161017-snap-story.html

Leaked email from Hillary Clinton to Bryan Pagliano, her private server IT guy, about receiving email on her Blackberry reportedly appears to conflict with her sworn testimony that she does not recall having any communication with him about maintaining her email account. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/email-clinton-staffer-pleaded/story?id=42916780

Salem, Massachusetts police charge two men accused of blowing up LGBT newspaper box. The men will not face hate crime charges because police do not believe the men acted out of anti-gay bias, despite a serious of vandalism complaints by the newspaper.  http://wwlp.com/2016/10/19/2-men-face-charges-in-explosion-of-lgbt-newspaper-box/   and   http://boston.cbslocal.com/2016/10/19/salem-police-charge-two-rainbow-times-explosion/

Democratic National Committee contractors resign after video reportedly shows there were plots to incite attacks on protesters at Trump rallies, discussion of voter fraud tactics.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/democratic-national-committee-operatives-step-aside-after-release-of-videos-1476919228

Yahoo asks government for permission to reveal details of government data gathering program.  http://www.wsj.com/articles/yahoo-seeks-u-s-declassification-of-data-gathering-efforts-1476916389

ACLU asks government to reveal secret legal opinions behind surveillance and data collection programs.   https://theintercept.com/2016/10/19/aclu-wants-secret-surveillance-laws-made-public/

56% of U.S. adults suffering from depression or mental illness do not get help, many are uninsured but many do not seek treatment.   http://www.foxnews.com/health/2016/10/19/more-than-half-us-adults-with-mental-illness-dont-get-needed-care.html

Sanders endorses Oregon Measure 97 to impose a corporate sales tax on corporations with more than $25 million in sales.   http://www.opb.org/news/series/election-2016/bernie-sanders-measure-97-oregon-politics/

New Mexico woman raises $400 to pay off elementary school lunch debts so that all the students can eat.  http://fusion.net/story/359666/mom-son-pack-two-lunches-school/

Colorado Amendment 71 would make it harder for the public to get issues on the ballot.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/19/colorado-voters-urged-reject-measure-would-shut-down-democracy

Honduran land reform activist allegedly assassinated.  http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/10/19/leader-honduran-campesino-movement-assassinated

Clinton calls Trump a “puppet” of Russian leader Vladimir Putin during third debate.  http://fortune.com/2016/10/19/presidential-debate-donald-trump-puppet-putin/

Democratic and Republican candidates continue to “go low” at final debate.  http://edition.cnn.com/2016/10/19/politics/presidential-debate-highlights/

Georgia voters reportedly fainting while waiting in line for hours to vote.  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/oct/19/early-voting-lines-georgia

Man with medical and vehicle insurance reportedly $1 million in debt due to uncovered expenses.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/oklahoma-man-1-million-in-debt-after-losing-leg-in-motorcycle-crash-despite-insurance-coverage/

Georgia junior high school student loses a leg after allegedly being assaulted by school employee.  http://www.rawstory.com/2016/10/black-teens-leg-amputated-after-school-employee-repeatedly-body-slams-him-and-sends-him-home-on-bus/

Trump says he may not accept election results, depending on the circumstances.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/the-presidential-debate-sex-assault-claims-emails-are-expected-to-come-up/2016/10/19/aebf68fc-9608-11e6-bc79-af1cd3d2984b_story.html

Climate change, poverty and campaign finance reform not discussed in presidential debates, other topics (such as scandals, Russia, wars in Islamic countries/terrorism, taxes) covered over and over.  http://billmoyers.com/story/missing-debates-climate-change-poverty-campaign-finance/

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October 20, 2016

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