The alternative is President Hillary Clinton... Fair enough to argue that Mr. Trump represents a huge risk. But honesty requires that this risk be weighed against a clear-eyed look at the certainties a Hillary Clinton administration would bring.
Normally, when the head of the FBI under one President says something like "no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case" as the FBI reported regarding Hillary Clinton's emails, that would be the end of the matter; but Clinton actually still isn’t off the prosecutorial hook of this criminal case, unless and until she becomes President herself.
Three police officers were shot to death and three others wounded in Baton Rouge on Sunday, after officers in Baton Rouge responded to a call of shots fired when they were attacked by at least one gunman. Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden said three officers had died in what he described as "an ambush-style deal." One suspect is dead and police said they are seeking more than one suspect.
Territorial disputes are a delicate thing… and potentially deadly as well. That’s why the U.S. is backing up its positions with an ever-increasing presence of warships in the South China Sea. China is very touchy about these territories, and unwilling to give up what they perceive as their waters, even as a UN tribunal just denied their claims and strengthened the U.S. hand. Indeed, the entire situation is combustible and very dangerous.
President Obama's "most transparent administration ever" is being accused of "failure by design" in the DoJ’s protocols for responding to public requests. The FOIA law states that agencies must "make reasonable efforts to search for the records in electronic form or format," but as The Guardian reports, a new lawsuit alleges DoJ intentionally conducts inadequate searches of its records using a decades-old computer system when queried by citizens looking for records that should be available to the public.
"It's absolutely insane that we have a president of the United States and a governor of Minnesota making the statements they made less than one day after the police-involved shootings," said an emotional Cleveland Detective Steve Loomis. "How the hell did we ever become the bad guys in this country? I cannot imagine how we got here. It's the irresponsible reporting of the media. And the irresponsible statements of people that are credible like the president of the United States."
Following a week during which President Obama focused on trying to reduce tensions and helping build trust between police and the communities they serve, it appears he failed as Friday's "Day of Rage" is spilling over...
Having lost the presidential primary in dramatic fashion against Donald Trump, the man originally considered a frontrunned for the GOP candidacy, Jeb Bush, laid out his "vision" to reclaim the Republican Party from Donald Trump’s “nativist rhetoric." Picking the Washington Post as his chosen op-ed venue, Bush said that Trump does not represent the future of the GOP or what it stands for.
Gery Bernsten, a decorated former CIA career officer who served in the Directorate of Operations between October 1982 and June 2005, said on Friday that Obama has lost control of the Middle East following attacks in France that left at least 84 dead. "This is going to get very, very ugly," Gary Bernsten said on Fox & Friends Friday.
Turkish authorities on Saturday halted American-led strike missions against the Islamic State that are flying from the Incirlik air base, the first major impact of the coup on the broader allied campaign against the group. “At this time, Turkish authorities are not permitting aircraft to depart Incirlik,” an American military official said on Saturday morning. The American official said the United States was seeking an explanation for the decision and other details.
On the surface, things seem pretty quiet in mid-July 2016. But underneath the surface, it is a very different story. As you will see below, the conditions for a “perfect storm” are coming together very rapidly, and the rest of 2016 promises to be much more chaotic than what we have seen so far.
Perhaps in an effort to appear 'tougher' than Clinton did last night - in the face of Republican bluster and rage - President Obama feels the need to address the nation with regard the massacre in the south of France. For those playing at home, we suggest listening closely for the words "immigration", "radicalized", and "guns" as the divider-in-chief explains how winning the war on terror is making blowback like this increasingly likely... for everyone. But do not fear, the government will protect us (if we just hand over our guns).
In latest European terrorist attack on French soil, a truck plowed into the crowd on Promenade des Anglais in Nice, France this evening during a fireworks show celebrating France's Bastille Day holiday. The truck was seen mounting the pavement and piling into anyone the driver could see, ramming over those who tried to run away. According to latest reports, 84 people have been killed and over 100 injured.
Judging by Ebony Editor Jamilah Lemieux's perspective, "hate crimes" are reserved for minority groups and in her words "not the most comfortable word choice" for the 'hate crime' that Micah Johnson unleashed on numerous white Dallas police officers last week. As Mediaite.com details, Lemieux, speaking on CNN yesterday, disagreed with President Obama's description of the mass murder of white people as a "hate crime."