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How To Help The Families Of The Slain Officers In Baton Rouge 18.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Support is pouring in after an  attack on police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday left three officers dead and three injured. The shooting comes less than two weeks after Alton Sterling was shot  and killed by police in Baton Rouge, and five police officers were shot and killed in Dallas. Donors have come together to help the families of the slain policemen, BRPD officers Montrell Jackson, Matthew Gerald, and Brad Garafola.  “These attacks are the work of cowards who speak for no one,” said President Barack Obama in a statement . “The officers in Baton Rouge...were part of our community, part of our country, with people who loved them and needed them, and who need us now ― all of us ― to be at our best.”  Here’s how you can help.    1. Support The Families Of The Three Slain Officers Nonprofit Planting Peace , a group that works on humanitarian aid and environmental initiatives, has started a CrowdRise campaign to support the families of the three police officers who were killed and the ...
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In Their First Joint Interview, Donald Trump And Mike Pence Can't Quite Get On The Same Page 18.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his newly minted running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, sat down for their first joint interview, which aired Sunday on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” their differences in everything from policy positions and demeanor were immediately apparent.  Ahead of the Republican National Convention this week, when the two men ― barring any last-minute commotion ― will formally accept their party’s nominations for president and vice president, Trump and Pence attempted to put on a united front. But their interview was an awkward start to what could become a rocky marriage, with Trump at one point arguing that he didn’t need Pence. Commenting on the violence throughout the world this week ― from the terrorist attack in Nice, France, to the attempted coup in Turkey ― Trump again vowed to “declare war against ISIS” and was critical of NATO, of which the United States and Turkey are both members.  Pence, meanwhile, was more measured, proposing unity against “the ...
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The Long-Hidden Saudi-9/11 Trail 17.7.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Kristen Breitweiser

First and foremost, here is what you need to know when you hear any member of our government say the newly released 29-page chapter from the congressional 9/11 report contains no smoking gun — THEY ARE LYING.

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28 Pages Raise 'Scores of Troubling Questions' on US-Saudi Ties 16.7.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Nadia Prupis, staff writer

The just-released 28 pages of a 2002 congressional report into Saudi Arabia's possible ties to the 9/11 hijackers have stirred speculation about the U.S. government's continued relationship with the Gulf kingdom.

Amnesty International criticized the White House's statement that the pages, hidden from public view for 13 years, have not changed the government's assessment that "there's no evidence that the Saudi government or senior Saudi individuals funded al-Qaeda."

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29 Pages Revealed: Corruption, Crime and Cover-up Of 9/11 16.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
First and foremost, here is what you need to know when you listen to any member of our government state that the newly released 29 pages are no smoking gun -- THEY ARE LYING. Our government's relationship to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is no different than an addict's relationship to heroin. Much like a heroin addict who will lie, cheat, and steal to feed their vice, certain members of our government will lie, cheat, and steal to continue their dysfunctional and deadly relationship with the KSA -- a relationship that is rotting this nation and its leaders from the inside out. When CIA Director John Brennan states that he believes the 29 pages prove that the government of Saudi Arabia had no involvement in the 9/11 attacks, recognize that John Brennan is not a man living in reality -- he is delusional by design, feeding and protecting his Saudi vice. When Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, Anne W. Patterson, testifies -- under oath -- that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is an ally that ...
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US Congress Finally Releases '28 Pages' of 9/11 Report 16.7.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Andrea Germanos, staff writer

This story may be updated.

The U.S. Congress on Friday released the previously classified 28 pages of the 9/11 Commission Report on potential Saudi government ties to the 2001 terrorist attack.

The pages were posted (pdf) on the House Intelligence Committee's website.

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Congress To Receive 28 Classified Pages Of 9/11 Report: Pelosi 15.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The U.S. Congress on Friday will receive 28 classified pages of the official report on the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States, House of Representatives Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said. “The documents are coming to Congress today,” she said at her weekly news conference, adding that she was not sure when the material would be made public. Some U.S. lawmakers have alleged the 28 pages link Saudi government officials to the 2001 attacks. CIA chief John Brennan said in June that people should not take them as evidence of Saudi complicity. The still-classified section of the report on the attacks, informally the 9/11 Commission Report, is central to a dispute over whether Americans should be able to sue the Saudi Arabian government for damages. The Office of the U.S. Director of National Intelligence has been reviewing the material to see whether it could be declassified. Legislation allowing such lawsuits has been making its way through Congress. President Barack Obama has said he will not sign any ...
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These Colorado Teens Help Pit Bulls Get Adopted 14.7.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
One of the best things about being a pet writer is the chance to meet the amazing people who work in animal rescue, like two teens named Morgan Wells and Wyllow Hildner. They like to say, "You're never too young to change the world," and it's a concept they live by - they were just 10 and 11 years old when they met as volunteers at the La Plata County Humane Society in Durango, Colo. "I have always loved dogs because they are such great companions and never judge you," Wells says. "They will protect you with their lives and always want to please you. They love you so much and it's only fair if we help them out of sticky situations." One day the girls met Kaya, a "sweet" pit bull in the shelter's "Lonely Hearts Club," the name for animals who have gone 45 days without being adopted. They learned about the challenges facing Kaya and other pit bulls because of their fearsome reputation and decided to do something about it by founding Pit Bulls for People . Wells and Hildner created a website at ...
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The Mysterious Classified 28 Pages And The Saudis' 'Alleged' Link To 9/11 12.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Whatever else the deadly Fourth of July terrorist attack on Saudi Arabia's holy city of Medina indicates , it further complicated matters for Saudi rulers, President Obama, Congress and even ordinary Americans eager to confront terrorism. Only a few weeks ago, critics demanded the White House declassify 28 potentially red-hot pages of a congressional report on the 9/11 attacks. Ironically, the pages were classified by Obama's Republican predecessor, understandably to avoid ruffling any feathers within the Saudi government. Yet rumors about these classified pages suggest the 9/11 hijackers received at least some support from the Saudi government in Riyadh. The 9/11 commission report certainly hinted at likely financial support by some high-ranking officials in the Saudi hierarchy. To some, it's all terribly speculative; to others, it's enough to prompt searing questions. No less than U.S. Sen. Bob Graham made his skepticism known in a "60 Minutes" Q&A : "I think it is implausible to believe that 19 ...
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Kansas Cop Fired After Threatening 5-Year-Old Girl On Facebook 12.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A Kansas police officer has been fired from his post after leaving a comment on a Dallas woman’s Facebook page that threatened her 5-year-old daughter. Facebook user “Rodney Lee” published the comment at 11:50 p.m. last Thursday on LaNaydra Williams’ Facebook page. “We’ll see how much her life matters soon..” he wrote beneath a two-year-old photo of Williams’ daughter, India. “Better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found :) hold her close tonight, it’ll be the last time.” Overland Park Police Chief Francis Donchez Jr. confirmed in a statement that the post was written by one of his officers. Multiple media outlets identified the commenter as  Rodney Lee Wilson , but a department spokesperson declined to confirm the officer’s identity to The Huffington Post. (Both the Facebook accounts in question are no longer publicly accessible.)  The officer was fired, “effective immediately,” Donchez said, and a criminal investigation is underway. “I want to assure our community, and those outside ...
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Jason Kenney makes it official with fresh-faced extras and unattributed tribute to the Nixon Era 7.7.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. The crowd may have seemed grey and paunchy via the TV feed from Calgary, but there were plenty of fresh young faces lined up behind Jason Kenny yesterday as the 48-year-old former Harper government cabinet minister made it official he's about to attempt a rare double reverse hostile takeover of both the Progressive Conservative and Wildrose ...
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Dark Money: How You Can See More of It, Thanks to the FCC 3.7.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The Federal Communications Commission has made it easier for researchers, journalists and citizens to track dark campaign contributions by expanding its online political ad database. (Photo: US Government works via Flickr) While the Federal Election Commission may be hopelessly gridlocked along partisan lines when it comes to campaign-finance regulation, another arm of the government is providing journalists and citizen watchdogs with an important new tool for understanding who is trying to influence the election and how much is being spent to do so. On June 24, the Federal Communications Commission began requiring the nation's radio broadcasters and cable television stations to upload all of their political ad contracts to a public online database. TV broadcasters have been doing so since the last presidential election. The FCC's decision to expand its online public file is important in the context of campaign 2016 because it vastly expands the field of vision for reporters and citizen monitors who are ...
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Wow. Americans Really, Really Don't Like Trump or Clinton 2.7.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Andrea Germanos, staff writer

Via a new Gallup poll, more evidence comes Friday that the nation's electorate really doesn't like this year's leading presidential candidates.

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has the dubious distinction of being the most unfavorably viewed of any candidate over the past seven decades—displacing 1964 Republican candidate Barry Goldwater from the bottom spot.

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HuffPost Hill Newsletter Sign Up Page 2.7.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Sign up for our newsletter. HuffPost Hill is a humorous evening roundup that scrutinizes the political news of the day. It features exclusive news and scoops from HuffPost's reporting team and juicy miscellanea from around the web. Sign up today and make American politics slightly more ...
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Republicans Block Democrats From Mentioning The Gun Violence Sit-In In Official Business 30.6.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
House Republicans are trying to block their Democratic colleagues from mentioning the gun violence sit-in on social media, arguing that the words "sit in" or photos with signs calling for an end to gun violence violate rules on official business.  The office of Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) ran into problems Thursday when it asked the Franking Commission -- the bipartisan body that signs off on communications between lawmakers and constituents -- to approve an ad directing people to its Facebook page:  The ad does not contain any mention of the sit-in, but Chu's Facebook page does allude to it, and the ad would direct people to that page. Chu's office said Republicans on the Franking Commission objected to the fact that in a photo on her page, there are people behind her with signs reading, "Stop Gun Violence." Chu's office was told it can't use the words or phrases:  Sit in We need your energy and passion National Day of Action The Franking Commission did not return a request for comment. Franking Commission ...
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Can Alamosa find a fix for the ‘catch-all’ emergency room? 30.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A new movement aims to provide an alternative for people experiencing mental health crises in Colorado.
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Travel Alert: US Border Agents Want to Know What You've Been Doing on Social Media 30.6.2016 CommonDreams.org Headlines
Lauren McCauley, staff writer

File this under Another Unsettling Development: People who want to travel to the United States may soon have their Facebook profiles and other social media accounts "vetted" by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) before entering.

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A Tale Of Two Front Pages 27.6.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The day after the Orlando massacre, the New York Daily News and the New York Post ran front-page headlines that couldn't be more different. At the top of the Post page, a black background with these words in white letters: 'ISLAMIC TERRORIST KILLS 50.' Underneath, two headlines red-bulleted and in black letters: (1) 'Gay-club attack on our freedoms' (2) 'Worst shooting in nation's history.' And taking up the lower half of the page in giant red letters: 'ISIS VS. US.' The front page of the Daily News featured a headline in yellow letters against a black background: '50 dead in Orlando club massacre.' Underneath the headline and taking up the rest of the page is a mini-essay in the form of a sarcastic and taunting thank-you note, in white letters with some words highlighted in red: 'THANKS NRA. Because of your continued opposition to an assault rifle ban, terrorists like this lunatic can LEGALLY buy a killing machine and perpetrate the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.' To say that the two newspapers ...
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Silverton needs a new vision 27.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
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A Trump Adviser Once Compared Sanctions Against Russia To Police Killing Black Men 22.6.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- One of Donald Trump’s main sources of information on foreign affairs is a Russophile who once compared lethal police brutality against unarmed black men to the U.S. policy of sanctioning Russia as punishment for its military incursions into Ukraine. In February 2014, Ukrainian protesters ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, a corrupt leader closely allied with Russian president Vladimir Putin. Putin responded by sending troops across the border to invade Crimea, a Ukrainian province that Moscow later annexed after a widely disputed referendum. In the following months, Moscow continued to arm and assist pro-Russian separatist groups fighting against the Ukrainian government.  Throughout the conflict, President Barack Obama resisted calls to arm the Ukrainians, and instead opted to send them non-lethal military aid and to hit Russia with economic sanctions. Ukraine, Obama reasoned , is a non-NATO country on Russia’s border, and therefore will always be of greater strategic importance to Moscow ...
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