In the North Carolina governor's race, Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper holds a significant 52% to 43% lead over incumbent Republican Pat McCrory. Another 3% say they will vote for Libertarian Lon Cecil and 3% are undecided. McCrory's HB2 bill, like other GOP favored bills banning transgender bathroom use, has hurt North Carolina's economy, costing them millions after several corporations cancelled expansion plans and the NBA moved itsA All-Star game out of North Carolina. McCrory's approval rating is also upside down at 45-46%. The Monmouth University Poll also found that 7-in-10 voters (70%) feel the passage of HB2 has been bad for North Carolina's reputation nationally.
In 2006, when a judge ordered Donald Trump's casino operation to hand over several years' worth of emails, the answer surprised him: The Trump Organization routinely erased emails and had no records from 1996 to 2001. The defendants in a case that Trump brought said this amounted to destruction of evidence, a charge never resolved. At that time, a Trump IT director testified that until 2001, executives in Trump Tower relied on personal email accounts using dial-up Internet services, despite the fact that Trump had launched a high-speed Internet provider in 1998 and announced he would wire his whole building with it. Another said Trump had no routine process for preserving emails before 2005. Judge Jeffrey Streitfeld was stunned. "He has a house up in Palm Beach County listed for $125 million, but he doesn't keep emails. That's a tough one," he said,
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia's president said Wednesday that government negotiators and leftist rebels are putting the final touches on an important peace deal that they hope to announce in the coming hours.
"Today I hope to give historic, very important news to the country," President Juan Manuel Santos said at an education event Wednesday.
Earlier government negotiators told local news media that all major obstacles to a deal have been cleared up in around-the-clock sessions taking place in Cuba for the past week.
"First of all, the Clintons never took a nickel out of the foundation. In fact, they gave a million dollars last year. . . . Not a penny. The second thing is I'm sorry, but the foundation negotiated prices to lower malaria [drugs] to cents. Under CharityWatch, it is a five-star rated charity. You can't get a higher rating for a charity. So the Clinton Foundation was taking no money for the Clintons, raising money from rich people and giving it to poor people. And all of a sudden, the press has decided that we're going to go after this and shut it down. And you know what, you are probably going to be successful. There are going to be people that are going to die because of this." The Clinton Foundation has saved at least 11 million lives. read more
Former IRS Commissioner Fred Goldberg: "As a former IRS commissioner and practicing tax lawyer, I understand it may be inconvenient for Trump to release his tax returns but we all know -- and the IRS has confirmed -- that nothing prevents any of us from releasing our tax returns any time we want. And by the way, for those who listen carefully, Trump's promise means he will never release his tax returns. Trump's advisors also have substantial control over when his current examination will conclude. As a citizen and voter, I want to take a look because I will learn something important about this man who would be president. Inevitably, his refusal to release his returns raises a question: What is Trump hiding?" read more