July 24, 2017

52% of those polled say the Democratic Party stands for nothing. “The poll asked a random sample of 1001 Americans: “Do you think the Democratic Party currently stands for something, or just stands against Trump?””   https://www.mixedtimes.com/news/poll-over-half-americans-think-democratic-party-stands-for-nothing-but-opposing-trump

Democrats wanting to rebrand their party float new “Better Deal” agenda. “On “This Week,” host George Stephanopoulos asked Schumer why the party didn’t implement its new economic ambitions in the past eight years, when it had a President and more control in Congress.”   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/schumer-owns-democratic-party-mistakes-2016-election-article-1.3349473

Trump points out that he has “complete power to pardon” anyone. “Trump did not specify who, if anyone, he might consider pardoning.”    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-idUSKBN1A70FG

GM may discontinue Chevy Volt hybrid. “The news comes as sales of cars continue to plummet in the U.S. and as consumers increasingly turn to SUVs and pickups.”   https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/cars/2017/07/22/report-gm-may-kill-chevy-volt-sonic-and-four-other-cars/501798001/

Man allegedly ticketed by Jacksonville, Florida cop for walking around without ID. “”In the state of Florida, you have to have an ID card on you identifying who you are or I can detain you for seven hours until I figure out who you are,” (Officer) Bolen can be heard saying in the 3-minute recording.”   http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/florida-black-man-ticketed-crossing-street-id-article-1.3281017

White House communications director deletes his politically incorrect past tweets. “A day after accepting a top White House job, President Trump’s new communications director (Anthony Scaramucci) announced Saturday that he’s deleting old tweets that were critical of his new boss, saying his own views have evolved and that what he said in the past shouldn’t be a distraction.”   http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-white-house-comms-director-deletes-old-conflicting-tweets-out-of-transparency/

General Tony Thomas claims coalition forces have killed “60,000 to 70,000″ IS supporters. “(The mission) was ‘defeat ISIS’. It’s now ‘annihilate ISIS’.”   http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/21/isis-broken-but-leader-slipped-away-due-to-leak-says-key-general.html

Trump thinks Russian election hacking story is fake news. ““If the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled out those emails, you would have never seen it, you would have never had any evidence of them,” Scaramucci quoted the president as saying, during an interview with CNN’s State of the Union.”   https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jul/23/donald-trumps-legal-team-denies-it-is-looking-into-presidential-pardon

Jared Kushner will not be testifying under oath. “Senior aide and son-in-law to President Donald Trump, Jared Kushner will not be asked to take the oath while testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Monday.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/jared-kushner-will-not-be-required-to-tell-the-truth-the-whole-truth-and-nothing-but-the-truth-while-testifying/

Turkish police break up demonstration in support of fired teachers, 61 arrested. “Police used pepper spray and water cannons on the protesters as they gathered in Kizilay square in central Ankara.”   https://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/turkish-police-detain-61-protesters-ankara

Russians protest against internet censorship. “Russia in recent years has moved to impose restrictions on internet use, blacklisting web pages for extremist content and prosecuted a growing number of individuals for posting online.”   https://www.yahoo.com/tech/russians-march-against-state-internet-crackdown-135501319.html

As temperatures approach 100, St. Louis protesters demand air conditioning in city jail. “Police used pepper spray to disperse about 150 demonstrators outside the city’s Medium Security Institution (MSI) protesting the sweltering conditions in which inmates were being held, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other news outlets.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/protests-force-st-louis-to-install-air-conditioning-in-sweltering-jail/

Trump’s communications director apparently contradicts Trump’s lawyer on whether or not pardons have been discussed in Russia investigation. “I’m in the Oval Office with the president last week and we were talking about that…”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/scaramucci-makes-liar-out-of-trump-lawyer-i-talked-pardons-in-the-oval-office-with-the-president-last-week/

Anti-CNN protest draws massive crowd of 30. “We’re here to tell CNN no more fake news.”   http://www.rawstory.com/2017/07/watch-only-30-people-show-up-to-trump-supporters-anti-fake-news-protest-outside-cnn-hq/

Lawsuit accuses Beaver, Pennsylvania officer of using police dog during traffic stop. The officer allegedly, “deployed his police dog to pull Cicco from the car. After being handcuffed, Cicco kicked the police dog… The dog again was deployed to subdue Cicco…”   http://www.timesonline.com/timestoday/industry-man-files-excessive-force-suit-against-beaver-three-police/article_90ad75d0-6d8e-11e7-9818-c76261a2d3ed.html

Michigan City, Indiana police officer opens fire on motorist. “About 3:30 a.m., a Michigan City, Indiana police officer fired shots at a maroon Chevrolet suburban that was speeding and driving “all over the road” in the 400 block of Pleasant Avenue, according to Indiana State Police.”   http://abc7chicago.com/news/indiana-state-police-investigating-officer-involved-shooting/2244631/

Iowa blocking release of police records in fatal shooting of Burlington woman. “The family and the Burlington Hawk Eye newspaper continue to fight to see the full video and other records in the case, which Iowa says they can keep forever secret and won’t release.”   http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/2017/07/21/iowa-fights-order-produce-police-shooting-records-log/495744001/

Saginaw Township, Michigan police fatally shot handcuffed drunken driving suspect. “Moments before he was shot and killed by a police officer, Farhad Jabbari was able to move his cuffed arms from behind his back to the front of his body as he was sitting in the back of a Saginaw Township police cruiser, said township Police Chief Donald Pussehl.   http://www.mlive.com/news/saginaw/index.ssf/2017/07/police_attempted_to_recuff_man.html

Fake police department received $1.2 million in military gear. “The GAO created a fictitious law enforcement agency — complete with a fake website and a bogus address that traced back to an empty lot — and applied for military-grade equipment from the Department of Defense. And in less than a week, they got it.”   https://www.themarshallproject.org/2017/07/21/how-fake-cops-got-1-2-million-in-real-weapons

Record number of homicides reported in Mexico. “Authorities in Mexico have recorded 2,234 murders in June, making it the country’s deadliest month in at least 20 years, according to government data.”   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/mexico-violence-peaks-2200-murders-june-170722115004326.html

Venezuelan police break up impeachment march. “… on Saturday, police on motorcycles fired tear gas to break up an opposition march on the Supreme Court to press demands that elected socialist Maduro leave office.”   https://www.yahoo.com/news/venezuelan-police-break-anti-government-rally-tear-gas-004622972.html

Turkish police arresting people for wearing “Hero” t-shirts. “The authorities say the slogan is a veiled message of support for Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Islamic preacher blamed by the Turkish authorities for the July 15 failed coup aimed at ousting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.”   http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/22/07/2017/Hero-T-shirt-prompts-wave-of-arrests-in-Turkey

Video shows mass execution of capture IS fighters. “A group of 20 suspected fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group have been executed by the forces of General Khalifa Haftar in Libya, according to a video posted online.”   http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/07/isil-fighters-executed-haftar-forces-libya-170723180122413.html

Execution site discovered in western Mosul. “The discovery adds to mounting evidence that Iraqi forces in Mosul have unlawfully detained, tortured, and murdered ISIS militants after declaring victory in the region on July 10.”   https://www.theatlantic.com/news/archive/2017/07/execution-site-found-in-west-mosul/534396/

More than a thousand poor and uninsured Virginians line up for charity health care event. “It is the place of last resort for people who can’t afford insurance even under Obamacare or who don’t qualify for Medicaid in a state where the legislature has resisted expansion.”   https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/thousands-flock-to-free-medical-clinic-as-washington-dithers-on-health-care/2017/07/21/07b7d1f2-6d80-11e7-96ab-5f38140b38cc_story.html?utm_term=.7c26c28e481f

July 24, 2017

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