Debate Commission Acknowledges ‘Issues’ With Trump’s Audio – NBC News

Debate Commission Acknowledges 'Issues' With Trump's Audio – NBC News. by Carrie Dann · September 30, 2016 After Donald Trump complained of problems with his microphone during Monday night’s presidential debate, the nonpartisan organization sponsoring the event confirmed Friday that there were problems with his audio inside the auditorium. “Regarding the first debate, there were issues regarding Donald Trump’s audio […]

Russia Has Killed Almost 10,000 Syrians in the Past Year, Says a New Report | Mother Jones

Russia Has Killed Almost 10,000 Syrians in the Past Year, Says a New Report | Mother Jones. Mother Jones · by Max J. Rosenthal That includes nearly 4,000 civilians. A Russian attack aircraft taking off from the Hemeimeem air base in Syria Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP Russia’s military has killed almost 10,000 people, including nearly 4,000 civilians, […]

Why Clinton hasn’t put Trump away

Why Clinton hasn’t put Trump away. by Matt Bai My first impression, after watching the opening chapter of the Trump-Clinton debate trilogy Monday, was that really not much would change as a result. Trump had been his rude, sputtering, substance-free self; Clinton had proved herself again to be the diligent studier who pretends to be amused when you know she […]

Male Student Says UPenn ‘Perpetuated’ Racial Stereotypes Investigating Sex Assault Case – The Daily Beast

Male Student Says UPenn ‘Perpetuated’ Racial Stereotypes Investigating Sex Assault Case – The Daily Beast. by Lizzie Crocker · September 30, 2016 While schools implement programs educating students about affirmative consent and stricter sexual misconduct policies, a number of lawyers and law professors have been vocal in their criticism of university kangaroo courts, arguing that the system is failing both […]

Queer rights are human rights: Fighting for freedom is polarizing the world – Salon.com

Queer rights are human rights: Fighting for freedom is polarizing the world – Salon.com. by Dennis Altman · September 29, 2016 This article was originally published on The Conversation. In much of the world, gay rights, and recognition of sexual and gender diversity, appear to be progressing. In Europe, the United States, Latin America and Australasia, acceptance is growing of […]

S.E. Cupp: Trump’s debate was better than you think – NY Daily News

S.E. Cupp: Trump's debate was better than you think – NY Daily News. In a near unanimity, the media chorus immediately declared it: Hillary Clinton knocked it out of the park. It’s not a surprising assessment. And they aren’t wrong, but they also aren’t the audience that matters. According to CNN’s David Gergen, anyway you looked at it, Clinton was […]

Trump’s Debate Flameout – The New York Times

Trump’s Debate Flameout – The New York Times. by Charles M. Blow · September 29, 2016 Donald Trump at the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Damon Winter/The New York Times No one with an open mind and sound reason who witnessed the sniffing, sipping, scowling, raging, interrupting display of petulance and agitation that was Donald Trump’s […]

What Lester Holt Got Wrong About Stop-and-Frisk

What Lester Holt Got Wrong About Stop-and-Frisk. by Ed Kilgore · September 28, 2016 The controversial use of stop-and-frisk in New York was mischaracterized by everybody involved. Photo: Joe Marino/New York Daily News via Getty Images One of the livelier, yet more obscure, disputes in Monday’s first presidential debate involved the police practice known as “stop-and-frisk” — warrantless stops of […]

The Clinton Campaign Has a Millennial Math Problem – Bloomberg Politics

The Clinton Campaign Has a Millennial Math Problem – Bloomberg Politics. by Sasha Issenberg @sissenberg Steven Yaccino stevenyaccino It is understandable if Hillary Clinton’s team is traumatized by having to fight once again for New Hampshire. The first-in-the-nation primary state delivered her a crucial comeback victory against Barack Obama in 2008 and then, eight years later, dealt her what was […]

The Obamas level with voters who aren’t wild about Clinton – POLITICO

The Obamas level with voters who aren't wild about Clinton – POLITICO. by Louis Nelson Barack Obama said it is his legacy that will be on the line this November. | Getty In pitching the case for Clinton, the Obamas and Joe Biden tell voters that being anti-Trump should drive them to the polls. The Obamas and Joe Biden are […]

Obama Officials Wonder: Why Won’t the Boss Stand Up to Putin? – The Daily Beast

Obama Officials Wonder: Why Won’t the Boss Stand Up to Putin? – The Daily Beast. by Nancy A. Youssef · September 29, 2016 Russia and Syria appeared to attack two more hospitals and a bakery in the already besieged eastern city of Aleppo on Wednesday, in an aggressive push to seize and starve the city—home to as many as 100,000 […]

When China joined the WTO, it kick-started the Chinese economy and roused a giant.

When China joined the WTO, it kick-started the Chinese economy and roused a giant.. by Jordan Weissmann · September 28, 2016 Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Feng Li/Getty Images and Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images. On May 24, 2000, Bill Clinton clinched what many believed would be the last great legislative victory of his presidency. That afternoon, the House of […]

Howard Dean is disgracing himself by inventing drug rumors about Trump – Vox

Howard Dean is disgracing himself by inventing drug rumors about Trump – Vox. by Dara Lind · September 28, 2016 A few people watching the debate on Monday night noticed Donald Trump seemed to be sniffling a lot into his microphone. Eventually it became an internet meme, including a near-viral video clip from Vice News. Maybe he had a cold. […]

Congress Hands Barack Obama The First Veto Override Of His Presidency | Huffington Post

Congress Hands Barack Obama The First Veto Override Of His Presidency | Huffington Post. Just months before leaving office, President Barack Obama is handed his first-ever veto override. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out! WASHINGTON ― Congress delivered a powerful rebuke to President Barack Obama on Wednesday by overriding his veto of a bill allowing 9/11 […]

Obama Hopeful National Anthem Protests Spark a Conversation – NBC News

Obama Hopeful National Anthem Protests Spark a Conversation – NBC News. FORT LEE, Va. — Asked by a service member to weigh in on some NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he hoped the controversy would spark Americans on both sides of the issue to listen to others’ concerns and not go into separate […]

Inside the Court Battle That Could Destroy Obama’s Climate Policy | Mother Jones

Inside the Court Battle That Could Destroy Obama's Climate Policy | Mother Jones. by Natalie Schreyer “This is a huge case.” kodda/iStock President Barack Obama’s signature climate change initiative had its day in court Tuesday, as lawyers for 27 states, nonprofit groups, and utility companies argued that the carbon regulations are unconstitutional. The rule, known as the Clean Power Plan, […]

Chelsea Clinton: Trump Attacks My Dad To Distract From His Lack Of Knowlege

Chelsea Clinton: Trump Attacks My Dad To Distract From His Lack Of Knowlege. Chelsea Clinton hit back following Donald Trump’s remark that he stopped himself from saying “extremely rough” things about the Clinton family after seeing that she was in the audience for the first presidential debate, telling Cosmopolitan that was Trump’s way of distracting from key issues. Trump revealed […]

Why the debate changed nothing

Why the debate changed nothing. Monday night’s presidential debate changed nothing fundamental about the race for the White House. Hillary Clinton was confident, cool, unflappable, possessing an easy mastery of policy detail across a range of subjects, as well as of her opponent’s multitude of vulnerabilities. Donald Trump, meanwhile, was very much himself: hostile, erratic, easily baited by Clinton’s provocations, […]

Clinton feels the pressure | TheHill

Clinton feels the pressure | TheHill. by Amie Parnes · September 28, 2016 Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonClinton and Trump need to address healthcare in next debate Democrats target Libertarian ticket Why Obama needs PhRMA MORE is feeling the pressure in the race for the White House — even after a strong night in the first 2016 presidential debate. Clinton has […]

U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel – The Washington Post

U.S. owes black people reparations for a history of ‘racial terrorism,’ says U.N. panel – The Washington Post. by Ishaan Tharoor · September 27, 2016 Slave shackles on display at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The history of slavery in the United States justifies reparations for African Americans, argues a recent […]

FBI probes hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party officials: sources | Reuters

FBI probes hacks targeting phones of Democratic Party officials: sources | Reuters. by Mark Hosenball · September 27, 2016 By | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The FBI is investigating suspected attempts to hack mobile phones used by Democratic Party officials as recently as the past month, four people with direct knowledge of the attack and the investigation told Reuters. The revelation underscores […]

Clinton’s debate performance spoke to every woman who has had to humor an incompetent man – Vox

Clinton's debate performance spoke to every woman who has had to humor an incompetent man – Vox. by Emily Crockett · September 27, 2016 Hillary Clinton debated circles around Donald Trump during Monday night’s presidential debate. She had prepared, coherent answers, while Trump had unprepared, chaotic word salad. She subtly baited him into flying off the handle and loudly interrupting […]

The bad policy that both Clinton and Trump agreed on last night

The bad policy that both Clinton and Trump agreed on last night. They both want to rely on a faulty terror watch list to restrict gun purchases. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands during the first presidential debate. CREDIT: AP Photo/David Goldman During Monday night’s first presidential debate, there wasn’t much the two […]

Donald Trump may love stop-and-frisk — but it was unconstitutional, racist and ineffective – Salon.com

Donald Trump may love stop-and-frisk — but it was unconstitutional, racist and ineffective – Salon.com. by Ben Norton · September 27, 2016 A legal group that fought the landmark civil-rights case in which the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk policies were found to be racially discriminatory and unconstitutional is once again emphasizing that the program was a failure. In the […]

Why Did Trump and Clinton Ignore Syria Last Night? | Mother Jones

Why Did Trump and Clinton Ignore Syria Last Night? | Mother Jones. by Max J. Rosenthal The death toll is picking up, but it’s off the campaign radar. Basem Ayoubi/ImagesLive/ZUMA Press Even by the already horrific standards of the Syrian civil war, the violence in the city of Aleppo during the past week has been brutal. Russian and Syrian government […]

Iranian Banks’ Sanctions Lifted by Obama Administration | National Review

Iranian Banks' Sanctions Lifted by Obama Administration | National Review. by Fred Fleitz · September 30, 2016 According to a September 30 Wall Street Journal article, the Obama administration signed a secret agreement with Iran to lift U.N. sanctions from two Iranian banks — Bank Sepah and Bank Sepah International — that helped finance Iran’s ballistic-missile program. U.S. and Iranian […]

Obama admin ripped over ‘secret’ deal aiding Iranian banks | Fox News

Obama admin ripped over ‘secret’ deal aiding Iranian banks | Fox News. The Obama administration is coming under tough new criticism for its dealings with Tehran after a Wall Street Journal report claimed the U.S. agreed to sign a “secret document” lifting international sanctions on Iranian banks just as the regime was releasing four American prisoners. House Speaker Paul Ryan […]

Hungary to Hold Refugee Referendum this Weekend – The American Interest

Hungary to Hold Refugee Referendum this Weekend – The American Interest. by Richard Gowan · September 30, 2016 The latest referendum to roil the EU will be held this weekend in Hungary. The AFP reports: Hungarians are poised to reject the EU’s troubled refugee quota plan in a referendum on Sunday, potentially further boosting the European clout of fiercely anti-migrant […]

NLRB Ordered to Pay Up for ‘Bad Faith Litigation’

NLRB Ordered to Pay Up for ‘Bad Faith Litigation’. by Bill McMorris · September 30, 2016 A federal judge on Friday ordered the nation’s top labor arbiter to pay a company’s legal fees after the agency engaged in “administrative hubris” and “bad faith litigation.” Washington, D.C., Appeals Court Judge Janice Rogers Brown said that the National Labor Relations Board wrongfully […]

Media omits Hillary’s role in Bill’s sex scandal | Washington Examiner

Media omits Hillary's role in Bill's sex scandal | Washington Examiner. Donald Trump is forcing media organizations to recall former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal-ridden past, but many reporters are omitting a key detail about the scandals: Hillary Clinton’s role in defending her husband and attacking his accusers. Instead, the media is suggesting that Hillary Clinton should now be exempt […]

Articles: A Requiem for Feminism

A A Requiem for Feminism. by Fay Voshell · October 1, 2016 It all seemed so exciting during the heady days of the 1960s and 70s as radical feminists jumped on the civil rights bandwagon, demanding equality with men. Gloria Steinem, Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Bella Abzug and others led the push for women’s equality, including the right to abortion […]

Obama administration makes mistake about Jerusalem being in Israel | McClatchy DC

Obama administration makes mistake about Jerusalem being in Israel | McClatchy DC. by Teresa Welshtwelsh@mcclatchy.com The White House had to correct the location on its release of President Barack Obama’s remarks Friday in Jerusalem. i The White House forgot its own policy on Jersualem Friday — at least temporarily. The administration initially sent out a copy of President Barack Obama’s […]

The Hyde Amendment Has Saved 2 Million. Democrats Want To Kill It

The Hyde Amendment Has Saved 2 Million. Democrats Want To Kill It. by Arina Grossu · September 30, 2016 On September 30 America celebrates 40 years of the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funding for abortion. As a result of this law, more than 2 million Americans are alive today. Exactly one week ago, I, along with abortion survivor Gianna […]

Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy ‘on life support’ | Reuters

Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy 'on life support' | Reuters. MOSCOW/BEIRUT Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to further ramp up its campaign of air strikes, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as Moscow defied global censure over an escalation that Western countries say has torpedoed diplomacy. In a statement issued by the White House […]

The last Zionist

The last Zionist. Shimon Peres, the last major figure from Israel’s founding generation, died earlier this week at the age of 93. He may also have been the last major Israeli political figure to truly understand Israel’s national interest. That may seem to be a funny way to describe Peres. For some, both his admirers on the left and his […]

Obama-appointed judge lets Internet giveaway proceed

Obama-appointed judge lets Internet giveaway proceed. A federal judge in Texas who was appointed by Barack Obama, George C. Hanks Jr., on Friday refused to delay the president’s planned giveaway of U.S. oversight of a key piece of the Internet, setting up the transfer when a critical contract expires heading into the weekend. The states of Arizona, Nevada, Oklahoma and […]

Does Assad Really Have Time on His Side? | The National Interest

Does Assad Really Have Time on His Side? | The National Interest. That President Bashar al-Assad sees time as working in his favor in the Syrian Civil War is evidenced by his disregard for internationally brokered ceasefires. And it is true that in the international arena, his relative situation appears to be steadily improving, as the discussion of a viable […]

2.6 Million Americans Living Abroad Can Vote This Year; Overseas Vote Pivotal in Florida in 2000

2.6 Million Americans Living Abroad Can Vote This Year; Overseas Vote Pivotal in Florida in 2000. by Patrick Goodenough · September 30, 2016 Over the coming weeks, state authorities across the nation will be responding to requests from hundreds of thousands of Americans living abroad for absentee ballots allowing them to have their say in November’s election. (CNSNews.com) – Over […]

Congress Must Act to Prevent Unilateral Move to Create Palestinian State | The American Spectator

Congress Must Act to Prevent Unilateral Move to Create Palestinian State | The American Spectator. President Obama is rumored to be considering a major reversal of decades-long U.S. policy toward Israel by supporting a UN Security Council resolution that unilaterally recognizes a Palestinian state before a peace agreement is negotiated between Israel and the Palestinians. Congress must act to counter […]

How ESAs Can Revitalize Bureau of Indian Education Schools

How ESAs Can Revitalize Bureau of Indian Education Schools. by Ansley Braden · September 30, 2016 “When you have a 50 percent graduation rate, you need to think outside the box,” Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., declared about his proposal to rehabilitate some of the poorest performing schools in the country. McCain introduced the Native American Education Opportunity Act, which recently […]

Brennan: Comments That ‘Taint’ Islam ‘Tremendously Detrimental’ to Counterterrorism | PJ Media

Brennan: Comments That 'Taint' Islam 'Tremendously Detrimental' to Counterterrorism | PJ Media. by Bridget Johnson · September 30, 2016 WASHINGTON — CIA Director John Brennan said comments that “taint” Islam “as being the source of the problem” are “tremendously detrimental to our interests and to a better understanding of this phenomenon” of terrorism. Speaking at the Washington Ideas Forum this […]

Instapundit Glenn Reynolds on his Twitter Suspension, Online Free Speech, & His Presidential Vote – Hit & Run : Reason.com

Instapundit Glenn Reynolds on his Twitter Suspension, Online Free Speech, & His Presidential Vote – Hit & Run : Reason.com. Why cops get away with criminal behavior, how the Internet is getting boring, and why a Trump presidency isn’t necessarily a bad thing. & Jim Epstein|Sep. 30, 2016 7:57 pm Pajamas MediaLast week, Glenn Reynolds—the founder and proprietor of Instapundit.com—was […]

Kudlow: Trump Has a Prosperity Plan, Hillary Offers a Recession Blueprint

Kudlow: Trump Has a Prosperity Plan, Hillary Offers a Recession Blueprint. You’ve got to hand it to Team Hillary Clinton. Their message discipline is awesome — at least in terms of taxes. It reminds me of the orderly march of the Chinese Red Army on the way to battle. Here’s the latest: The Bush tax cuts were responsible for the […]

How the Clinton-Trump Race Got Close – The New York Times

How the Clinton-Trump Race Got Close – The New York Times. by Paul Krugman · September 30, 2016 Hillary Clinton on her way to Iowa on Thursday. Doug Mills/The New York Times Monday’s presidential debate was a blowout, surely the most one-sided confrontation in American political history. Hillary Clinton was knowledgeable, unflappable and — dare we say it? — likable. […]

Alicia Machado Is 2016′s Sandra Fluke, A Democrat PR Scam

Alicia Machado Is 2016's Sandra Fluke, A Democrat PR Scam. by Mollie Hemingway · September 29, 2016 In February 2012, the House Oversight Committee held a hearing about how an Obamacare mandate would harm religious liberty. These religious liberty concerns have been upheld at the Supreme Court all the way down, but were dismissed as illegitimate by Democratic leaders and […]

Mike Pence: Donald Trump is ready to lead

Mike Pence: Donald Trump is ready to lead. USA Today · by Mike Pence · September 29, 2016 Between the candidates, the choice could not be more clear. Republican nominees. (Photo: Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY) In fewer than 40 days, the American people will choose a new president who will set the course of this nation not only for the […]

Jim Comey’s Blind Eye – WSJ

Jim Comey’s Blind Eye – WSJ. By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL Sept. 29, 2016 7:28 p.m. ET 297 COMMENTS Two revealing, if largely unnoticed, moments came in the middle of FBI Director Jim Comey’s Wednesday testimony before the House Judiciary Committee. When combined, these moments prove that Mr. Comey gave Hillary Clinton a pass. Congress hauled Mr. Comey in to account […]

AGs file suit in last-ditch bid to stop hand-off of internet control | Fox News

AGs file suit in last-ditch bid to stop hand-off of internet control | Fox News. Republican attorneys general are making a last-ditch bid to block the Obama administration from ceding U.S. oversight of the internet’s domain name system, filing suit in federal court ahead of an imminent deadline for the hand-off. The AGs from Texas, Arizona, Oklahoma and Nevada asked […]

Chicago Schools Plunge Further Into the Abyss – The American Interest

Chicago Schools Plunge Further Into the Abyss – The American Interest. by Richard Gowan · September 29, 2016 The weight of decades of unfunded pension promises made to Chicago’s teachers’ unions is coming crashing down on the city’s public schools, which are subsisting on junk-bond debt even as students flee the district. Bloomberg reports: Chicago, the nation’s biggest junk-rated city, […]

Clinton’s lack of seriousness on Russia, like Obama’s, is deadly | Washington Examiner

Clinton's lack of seriousness on Russia, like Obama's, is deadly | Washington Examiner. It should surprise no one, but on Monday a Dutch investigation presented irrefutable evidence that Russia was behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in July 2014. The investigation will continue, with the aim of gathering enough evidence to charge specific people involved in […]

To Protect Taxpayers, The Hyde Amendment Must Be Permanent – Senator James Lankford

To Protect Taxpayers, The Hyde Amendment Must Be Permanent – Senator James Lankford. by Senator James Lankford In our Declaration of Independence, the Founders declared that everyone is endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, including and especially life. Science has revealed and affirmed the notion that an unborn child is human life with unique DNA. For more and […]

What the Debate Tells About How Candidates Would Govern – Michael Barone

What the Debate Tells About How Candidates Would Govern – Michael Barone. by Michael Barone You’ve heard and read by now lots of spin and speculation about who won and where the polls are going to move after Monday’s presidential debate. We’ll know the answers to these questions soon. The more important question for the long run is how each […]

Articles: Dowd Out Loud

Articles: Dowd Out Loud. by G. Murphy Donovan · September 29, 2016 “Women are affected by the lunar tides once a month; men have raging hormones every day.” – Maureen Brigid Dowd Maureen Dowd will be eligible for Social Security next year. The indelible red head, at 65, might be a tad ripe, but she still dishes vintage New York […]