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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mr Trump performed an impression of Serge Kovaleski, who suffers from a congenital joint condition, at a rally. He has used a 2001 article by Mr Kovaleski to back up widely disputed claims that "thousands" of Muslims in New Jersey celebrated the 9/11 attacks. The New York Times called Mr Trump's actions "outrageous". Mr. Kovaleski has arthrogryposis, a condition that affects the movement of joints and is noticeable in his right arm and hand.

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On Saturday, Donald Trump gave a speech where he claimed, "I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering" as the World Trade Center collapsed. With fact checkers saying there is no evidence supporting Trump's statement, his campaign is pushing back by saying there is something sinister going on within the media.

Now Corey Lewandowski, Trump's campaign manager, claims "special interests'" behind the mainstream media are hiding proof that thousands of Muslims celebrated in New Jersey on 9/11/2001 in order to make his candidate look bad. Lewandowski hinted at a dark conspiracy between media outlets who have labeled Trump's assertion that he saw celebrating Muslims on the day of the terrorist attacks as bogus. read more

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

President Obama took to Twitter to respond to an interview in which Trump indicated that a Muslim database and special ID badges that identify Muslims are policies he would consider to fight terrorism.

"We're going to have to do things that we never did before. And some people are going to be upset about it…. And certain things will be done that we never thought would happen in this country in terms of information and learning about the enemy. And so we're going to have to do certain things that were frankly unthinkable a year ago."

President Obama's epic response may just be his best yet, "@realdonaldtrump Perhaps ignorant racists should wear special ID badges too. I'll have one made up for you." read more

Monday, November 23, 2015

Donald Trump has a double-digit lead over Ben Carson in the Republican presidential race and voters say they prefer change over political experience, two new national polls show. Trump leads Carson 32% to 22%, in a new poll by the Washington Post and ABC News. And the real estate mogul leads the retired neurosurgeon 28% to 18% in a new Fox News poll. The two are trailed by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. In the Washington Post/ABC News poll, Rubio is in third at 11%, followed by Cruz at 8%, Bush at 6% and former tech CEO Carly Fiorina at 4%. In the Fox News poll, Rubio and Cruz are tied at 14% and Bush has 5%. read more

OK, it's out of control now. When a major-party presidential frontrunner says this kind of bone-chilling stuff, the joke is over. read more


Today's Los Angeles Times has this: "Videos of Police Shootings Don't Always Tell the Full Story, Experts Warn" (www.latimes.com).

[E]even as demonstrators took to Chicago's streets Tuesday night to protest the shooting of McDonald by a white police officer, law enforcement experts around the nation warned that recordings like the one that captured the teen's death can paint an incomplete picture,

"Knowing what happens on video after it happens is totally different than knowing what the cop was thinking and what he will say he was thinking," said Eugene O'Donnell, a professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice and a former assistant district attorney in New York City. "The video obviously could be damning in terms of a criminal case, but the ultimate question is, is there malice towards the kid? Is it totally unwarranted under any view of the evidence? The video does not speak for itself."
The first officers at the scene reported that the teenager was armed with a knife and walking away from the area. Cook County prosecutors said, at one point, McDonald waved the knife as he walked past a squad car.

The teenager did not speak to any of the officers or respond to commands to drop the knife. An autopsy showed McDonald had PCP in his system.

Van Dyke was about 10 feet away from McDonald when he started firing and continued shooting for 13 seconds while the teen lay on the ground, prosecutors said. Van Dyke's partner told investigators he had to stop the officer from reloading.....

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