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

 

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October 24, 2016

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