Wednesday September 28, 2016

Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Ahmad Khan Rahami’s Father Told Police in 2014 His Son Was a Terrorist, Officials Say

Two years before Ahmad Khan Rahami went on a bombing rampage in New York and New Jersey, his father told the police that the son was a terrorist, prompting a review by federal agents. The information was passed to the Joint Terrorism Task Force led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Newark, but dropped the case when the father recanted.  More…

Roger Goodell Praises NFL Player Protests

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says the league will encourage players to use their voice to promote social change as the demonstrations during the national anthem started by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick last month continue to spread to other teams.  More…

Gun rights group suing Katie Couric, others involved with ‘Under the Gun’ documentary

A Virginia gun rights group is suing the makers of the recent documentary "Under the Gun," including Katie Couric, alleging defamation and seeking $12 million in damages. The filmmakers were widely criticized for taking the interview out of context by leaving in an 8-second pause. Couric and the director, Stephanie Soechtig, both issued apologetic statements.  More…

Colin Powell won’t ‘vote for her’ because of Bill Clinton

Colin Powell wrote in a stunning e-mail that he doesn’t want “to vote for her” — an apparent reference to Hillary Clinton — in part because her husband is “still d—ing bimbos at home,” according to the hacker website DCLeaks.  More…

Politician pulls a Kaepernick and sits during Pledge

A Missouri state senator has refused to stand while her colleagues recited the Pledge of Allegiance in the state Capitol. Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, a black St. Louis Democrat, says her silent protest Wednesday on the Senate floor was intended to show solidarity.  More…

Ford shifting all U.S. small-car production to Mexico

Ford is shifting all North American small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico, CEO Mark Fields told investors today in Dearborn. "Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States," Fields said.  More…

Donald Trump reveals he weighs 236 pounds

After a whiplash-inducing morning of mixed messages, today Donald Trump gave a small window into some of the results from his most recent physical examination, revealing he is 6′ 3″ and weighs 236 pounds.  More…

How America’s presidents lived their final moments

Historian Louis L. Picone chronicles the particulars of how each of our presidents met his maker, from Washington through Gerald Ford, the most recent to go. There are fascinating coincidences, like the fact that Jefferson and Adams died on the very same day — and that day was the Fourth of July.  More…

Emmys 2016: Black drag queen RuPaul wins best reality host

RuPaul won the PC Emmy Award for outstanding host of a reality or reality competition series. American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest, Dancing With the Stars’ Tom Bergeron, Hollywood Game Night’s Jane Lynch, Little Big Shots’ Steve Harvey and Project Runway’s Heidi Klum were also in the running for the award won by the low-rated black drag queen.  More…

Hillary Clinton has pneumonia, doctor says

Hillary Clinton was diagnosed with pneumonia on Friday, her doctor said in a statement Sunday after the Democratic nominee left a 9/11 memorial ceremony due to what her campaign said was overheating.  More…

Fans threaten boycott after Dolphins discuss anthem protest

A possible protest by the Dolphins and Seahawks during the national anthem at Sunday’s season opener has angered some fans, who lashed out in comments. “My family and friends won’t be going to games this year, and some won’t buy products advertised during games,” one commenter posted.  More…

Police unions slam Goodell, promise to pay player’s fine if he wears 9/11 cleats

Two police union honchos are so outraged the NFL threatened to sack a Titans linebacker for wearing a patriotic pair of cleats honoring those who died on 9/11, they promised to pay his fine if he wears them in Sunday’s game anyway. “When is Goodell going to recognize what his fan base is?”  More…

Clinton: Half of Trump’s supporters are a ‘basket of deplorables’

Hillary Clinton said that half of the supporters for her rival Donald Trump are a “basket of deplorables.” Clinton made the remarks at an LGBT fundraiser in Manhattan. The Trump campaign said that with the remarks Clinton “revealed her true contempt for everyday Americans.”  More…

Hillary Clinton used old BlackBerrys bought on eBay

While serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton bought her BlackBerrys on eBay because she liked older models that the smartphone company had long retired, a top Republican on Capitol Hill revealed Wednesday.  More…

The lies told by the Black Lives Matter movement

Last year, the police shot 990 people, the vast majority armed or violently resisting arrest. Whites made up 49.9 percent of those victims, blacks, 26 percent. In the major cities alone, blacks were responsible for 57 percent of all murders and 62 percent of all robberies, even though blacks comprise less than 15 percent of the population.  More…