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/

 

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October 23, 2016

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