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Orlando Shooting Suspect Identified As Omar Mateen, Registered Democrat Of Afghan Descent; Pledged Allegiance To ISIS

The suspected gunman in today's historic Orlando nightclub shooting, has been identified by relatives and law enforcement officials as Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old from Fort Pierce, Florida. According to social media, he is a US citizen, born in 1986, from Port Saint Lucie; whose parents are from Afghanistan. He was a registered democrat with a security officer and firearms license.  According to California Rep. Adam Schiff, Mateen "made a pledge of allegiance to ISIS."

50 Dead, 53 Wounded In Orlando Nightclub Terrorist Attack - Deadliest Mass Shooting In US History

50 were killed and at least 53 injured after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The shooter has been identified as Omar Mateen, a 29 year old US citizen of Afghan origin, a registered Democrat who had a firearms license. This is the worst attack since 9/11 and the worst mass shooting in US history. Authorities are investigating if the attack was ideologically motivated.

Stunning Emails Reveal How Clinton Foundation Donor Bought Seat As Hillary's Nuclear Weapons Advisor

A new trove of State Department emails reveal how a major Clinton Foundation donor - and HFT trader - was placed on a sensitive government intelligence advisory board even though he had no experience in the field. The emails further reveal how, after inquiries from ABC News, the Clinton staff sought to “protect the name” of the Secretary, “stall” the ABC News reporter and ultimately accept the resignation of the donor just two days later.

Trump Supporters "Terrorized" In Massive San Jose Street Brawl As Police "Lose Control"

Shocking scenes are occuring on the streets of San Jose as Trump supporters are chased, punched, kicked, and, as ABC News' Tom Llamas reports "terrorized" as the local police "appears to have lost control." Mobs of protestors, many carrying mexican flags, took over the streets ahead of a Trump rally branding tire irons and burning American flags.

Animal Rights Protesters Jump Barricades, Rush Bernie Sanders At California Rally

Upset that Bernie Sanders isn't progressive enough, five animal rights protesters jumped over barricades and rushed the podium where Sanders was speaking yesterday during a rally in East Oakland, California. The protesters were led away by several Secret Service agents before they were able to reach the Democrat, whose speech was briefly interrupted by the disturbance, according to several posted videos.

A Retired White House Correspondent Explains "How Obama Gets Away With It"

At a time when large numbers of Americans say they are fed up with politics and politicians, why is it that the nation’s chief politician, President Obama, seems to skate above it unscathed?  Reporters who criticize or dig too deep are cast by the administration as spoilsports or, worse, cut off from sources. With Donald Trump now the media obsession—and most in the media don’t like him—it is easy to see why Mr. Obama’s performance over the past seven-plus years is still not a major issue in the 2016 campaign. And that’s the way he likes it.

Is Homeland Security Creating Travel Havoc To Force People Into Precheck Programs?

The TSA and Homeland must have known that wait times would soar if more rigorous screening was implemented. They did it anyway. As AP reports, in the past three years, the TSA and Congress cut the number of front-line screeners by 4,622 — or about 10 percent — on expectations that an expedited screening program called PreCheck would speed up the lines. However, not enough people enrolled for TSA to realize the anticipated efficiencies. In other words, PreCheck has been in a failure. Not enough Americans have been willing to make themselves “known” to FedGov and Homeland Security. The way to fix it is to make people so miserable that they join.

Senate Investigates "Abuse Of Trust" After Facebook Responds To Right-Wing Censorship Allegations

Update: The Senate just got involved... As ABC News report, Senator John Thune has sent letter to Facebook seeking information on alleged manipulation of news curation

In response to allegations from former Facebook staff that they censored right-wing 'just not liberal enough' news stories in the social network's feed, the man who is responsible for Facebook's "Trending Topics" has issued a statement directly refuting the claims of biases. To clarify, another entity accused of wrongdoing has undertaken an internal review and found no evidence of wrongdoing; and even if its records show no evidence of tampering with Trends, the perception of bias could haunt the company through the election season.