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Thursday, July 28, 2016

The judge had ordered all of Morgan's head, face and neck tattoos -- including an Iron Cross on the back of his head and a swastika within a clover under his left eye -- covered after members of a previous jury panel said they would not be able to decide the case fairly because of Morgan's appearance. read more


Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Harry Reid has a message for the U.S. intelligence officials who will soon be giving Donald Trump national security briefings: Just fake it.
"How would the CIA and the other intelligence agencies brief this guy? How could they do that? I would suggest to the intelligence agencies, if you're forced to brief this guy, don't tell him anything, just fake it, because this man is dangerous," the Senate minority leader told the Huffington Poston Wednesday. "Fake it, pretend you're doing a briefing, but you can't give the guy any information."


Last month, the Pew Research Center released a study showing that nearly a third of those who went to graduate or professional school have "down the line" liberal views on social, economic and environmental matters, whereas this is true for just one in 10 Americans generally. An additional quarter of postgrads have mostly liberal views. These numbers reflect drastic change: While professionals have been in the Democratic column for a while, in 1994 only 7 percent of postgrads held consistently liberal political opinions. read more


The demonstration, I'm sure, had the same amplifying and distorting effect that coverage of the anti-Hillary "Bernie or Bust" movement has had, frightening observers into believing that Democratic voters are flocking away from Clinton en masse, ushering in a Donald Trump presidency. Hearing an apparently untrue rumor that some delegates had been arrested inside the arena during the demonstration, I poked my head inside and found business as usual, with Hillary supporters chatting and eating hot dogs in the concourse. The protesters' qualms -- with the Democratic party, and the state of the nation as a whole -- should not be delegitimized, though the suspension of a largely meaningless procedural vote was a strange occasion for such a dramatic protest. read more


Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Secretary of State John Kerry says he raised the email hack of the Democratic National Committee with Russia's top diplomat but stopped short of making any allegation about who might be responsible.

Kerry told reporters Tuesday he brought the matter up with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting in Laos and explained that the FBI was investigating. He did not, however, repeat allegations or echo suspicions that Russia was responsible for the hack and said he would not draw conclusions until the probe is complete. "I raised the question and we will continue to work to see precisely what those facts are," Kerry said. He would not say if Lavrov responded.


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