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Florida governor declares state of emergency in advance of Richard Spencer event – Washington Post

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Richard Spencer at the Conservative Political Action Conference at Maryland’s National Harbor in February. He was expelled from the event. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott declared a state of emergency Monday in anticipation of a speech by white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida. Scott (R) warned in an executive order that a “threat of a potential emergency is imminent” in Alachua…

Trump Falsely Claims Obama Didn’t Contact Families of Fallen Troops – New York Times

Posted: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“This is an outrageous and disrespectful lie even by Trump standards,” Benjamin J. Rhodes, a former deputy national security adviser to Mr. Obama, posted on Twitter. “Also,” Mr. Rhodes added, “Obama never attacked a Gold Star family.” That reference was to the public feud Mr. Trump began with the parents of a Muslim American soldier, Humayun Khan, who was killed in Iraq in 2004. The soldier’s parents, Khizr and Ghazala…

Trump finally comments on Green Beret deaths, knocks Obama – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

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The Latest: Trump takes another swipe at Hillary Clinton – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

President Trump said “we’re going to be looking into” a report about Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his drug czar nominee, in the wake of the Washington Post/“60 Minutes” investigation that found the lawmaker helped steer legislation that made it harder for the government to take some enforcement actions against giant drug companies. The president’s comments came as congressional Democrats reacted sharply to the report that Marino helped guide the legislation…

Iraqi Forces Sweep Into Kirkuk, Checking Kurdish Independence Drive – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

As cheering crowds looked on, Iraqi forces removed a Kurdish flag that had flown over the Kirkuk governor’s compound and left intact an Iraqi flag mounted beside it, local officials said. They said Iraqi troops were driving through the city, removing pesh merga flags and banners and replacing them with Iraqi flags. Local officials said Arab and Turkmen residents of Kirkuk, a city of about one million, fired weapons into…

What Trump isn’t tweeting about – CNN

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

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Trump promises to ‘look into’ report on drug czar nominee Marino in wake of Post/’60 Minutes’ probe – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

President Trump said “we’re going to be looking into” a report about Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), his drug czar nominee, in the wake of the Washington Post/“60 Minutes” investigation that found the lawmaker helped steer legislation that made it harder for the government to take some enforcement actions against giant drug companies. The president’s comments came as congressional Democrats reacted sharply to the report that Marino helped guide the legislation…

Alleged deserter Bowe Bergdahl doubts he could get a fair trial after Trump comments – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Former Taliban prisoner Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl pleaded guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy after a short military hearing at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, today after expressing doubts that he could get a fair trial after campaign statements by Donald Trump. Despite surviving five years in a Taliban cage, Bergdahl, Trump said in several campaign speeches as a presidential candidate, was a “traitor” who should be executed….

If Trump doesn’t want a nuclear war with North Korea, a ‘No First Use’ pledge might work better than threats – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is said to be inspecting artillery launchers ahead of a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on April 25, 2017. (NORTHKOREA-TOURISM/WONSAN KCNA/via REUTERS) Donald Trump has threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea with “fire and fury” should it cross some ambiguous tripwire. By being vague about where that…

Iraqi Forces, in Kirkuk, Say They’ve Taken Key Sites – New York Times

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Local officials said Arab and Turkmen residents of Kirkuk, a city of about one million, fired weapons into the air as national forces drove through the city. Iraqi troops took over the provincial governor’s compound, the military command in Baghdad said. The operation came as divisions within the Kurdish command broke into the open on Monday, with officials from a Kurdish opposition party, the Patriotic Union or Kurdistan, or P.U.K.,…

Former Hurricane Ophelia rocks Ireland with 100-mph wind gusts – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Simulation of wind gusts over the Ireland and the United Kingdom on Monday as former Hurricane Ophelia moves through. (VentuSky.com) Former Hurricane Ophelia plowed into southern Ireland early Monday, unleashing wind gusts as high as 119 mph, ripping off roofs and downing trees. The Irish Meteorological Service said it could be the country’s strongest storm in 50 years. The BBC reported the storm had caused at least three deaths. The…

Bernie Saunders: Republicans step up their assault on working class America – Irish Times

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

After failing to pass a “healthcare” Bill that would have thrown up to 32 million Americans off of health insurance, a Bill that was more unpopular than the Wall Street bailout, Donald Trump and the Republican leadership in congress are back. Now, they are pushing one of the most destructive and unfair budget and tax proposals in the modern history of our country – a plan that would do incalculable…

The Latest: State-backed Iraqi militias seen inside Kirkuk – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

KIRKUK, Iraq — The Latest on Iraq, where federal forces have attacked the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk (all times local): 1:15 p.m. State-sanctioned Iraqi militias have taken up positions inside the disputed northern city of Kirkuk after federal forces clashed with Kurdish forces outside the city. The mostly Shiite Arab militias, known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, are viewed with deep suspicion by the city’s Kurdish community. Prime Minister Haider…

1 missing, after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake – ABC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

An oil rig explosion on a lake north of New Orleans, apparently caused when cleaning chemicals ignited, injured seven people and left authorities searching for another who was missing. There were “a lot of injuries,” many of them serious, with at least seven confirmed and more expected from the Sunday evening explosion on Lake Pontchartrain, Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor told The Times-Picayune . No deaths were immediately…

Hurricane Ophelia: Thousands lose power as storm hits Ireland – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Media captionWinds of up to 80mph are expected to hit the UK Thousands are without power in southern Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia reach the British Isles. The Met Office has warned of “potential danger to life”, with winds off the south coast of Ireland reaching 109mph (176km/h) at Fastnet Rock. In the Republic of Ireland, Met Eireann has issued a red wind warning and the government has…

Colin Kaepernick’s Collusion Claim: Does He Have a Case? – Sports Illustrated

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

According to multiple sources, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL for collusion. In March, I wrote a legal analysis of this scenario occurring and explained how it would work for Kaepernick and the NFL. The March article details the relevant procedures at play and how they are governed by the collective bargaining agreement. Here’s an update, and 16 key points to stress. 1. Collusion…

‘I’m intact,’ Tillerson says, brushing off drama with Trump – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Sunday ducked, danced and sidestepped the question of whether he truly called President Donald Trump a “moron,” dismissing the brouhaha as the “petty stuff” of Washington. Though they keep coming, Tillerson insisted the persistent queries aren’t hindering his mission as the nation’s top diplomat. Asked about a leading GOP senator’s comment — “You cannot publicly castrate your own secretary of state” —…

Kirkuk: Clashes reported after Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held sites – BBC News

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Image copyright AFP Image caption Baghdad said it was carrying out a major operation to take control of bases and oil fields in the disputed region Clashes have been reported between Iraqi forces and Iraqi Kurdish fighters after Baghdad sent troops towards Kurdish-held sites in Kirkuk province. State TV report that Iraqi forces have taken control of some areas, including oil fields, “without fighting”, but Kurdish officials deny this. An…

QB Colin Kaepernick files grievance for collusion against NFL owners – ESPN

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance under the latest collective bargaining agreement against NFL owners for collusion, according to his attorney, Mark Geragos. Kaepernick is not going through the NFL Players Association but has instead hired Geragos, who has represented several high-profile clients, including Michael Jackson, former NASCAR driver Jeremy Mayfield and musician Chris Brown. Proving collusion by NFL owners…

Colin Kaepernick files grievance accusing NFL teams of colluding against him – Washington Post

Posted: Monday, October 16, 2017

Colin Kaepernick (7) remains unsigned after opting out of his contract with the 49ers (John G. Mabanglo/EPA) Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who remains unemployed after a 2016 season in which he began the movement of players protesting during the national anthem, has filed a grievance accusing NFL teams of improperly colluding to keep him out of the league, according to a person familiar with the case. Kaepernick reportedly has retained an…

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