Sunday, January 31, 2016

CBS: Democrats to appear at extra debate before New Hampshire primary

By Reena Flores, Jan. 31, 2016, CBS News

All three Democratic presidential candidates are expected to attend an extra debate in New Hampshire, just days ahead of the state's first-in-the-nation primary, according to debate host MSNBC.

The cable television network announced the details of the event Sunday, after nearly a week of infighting among the campaigns over whether more debates should be added to the packed primary schedule.

The forum will convene on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Durham's University of New Hampshire, starting at 9 p.m. ET. NBC News host Chuck Todd and MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow will moderate the debate.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Fox News: Official: Some Clinton emails 'too damaging' to release

EXCLUSIVE: The intelligence community has deemed some of Hillary Clinton’s emails “too damaging" to national security to release under any circumstances, according to a U.S. government official close to the ongoing review. A second source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, backed up the finding.

The determination was first reported by Fox News, hours before the State Department formally announced Friday that seven email chains, found in 22 documents, will be withheld “in full” because they, in fact, contain “Top Secret” information.

The State Department, when first contacted by Fox News about withholding such emails Friday morning, did not dispute the reporting – but did not comment in detail. After a version of this report was first published, the Obama administration confirmed to the Associated Press that the seven email chains would be withheld. The department has since confirmed those details publicly.

The decision to withhold the documents in full, and not provide even a partial release with redactions, further undercuts claims by the State Department and the Clinton campaign that none of the intelligence in the emails was classified when it hit Clinton's personal server.

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The Hill: GOP debate winners and losers

By Niall Stanage, Jan. 29, 2016, The Hill

DES MOINES, Iowa — There was no last minute change of heart from Donald Trump, who held firm to his boycott of the Republican debate here on Thursday evening.

Despite suggestions that Trump might appear in the end, he went ahead with a separate event about three miles away, where he was joined by fellow presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum fresh from their appearance at the earlier “undercard” debate.

That left the seven candidates on the main stage trying to outdo each other while also seeking to land some punches on a phantom: the absent Trump.

With just four days left before the Iowa caucuses, how did it all shake out?


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The GOP front-runner was taking a big gamble by declining to participate in the debate. If one of his rivals — especially Ted Cruz — had hit a few pitches out of the park, Trump’s absence could have seemed like an act of gross political negligence.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Rush Limbaugh: Trump Refuses to Play by the Rules

January 27, 2016


RUSH: Okay, where are we on the situation here with Trump and the debate? So far Trump says he's not showing up. He claims he's not showing up because Megyn Kelly is going to continue to be a moderator. And if you believe that, I can give you substantive reasons. And it's all in The Art of the Deal. Trump is not that hard to understand if you pay attention to him and read his books. In The Art of the Deal, one of the things that he makes a huge deal about is being able to know when to walk away and have the guts and the courage to do it.

Trump is so far outside the formula that has been established for American politics that people who are inside the formula can't comprehend it. They don't understand why somebody would want to venture so far outside it, because it is what it is, and there's a ladder of success that you have to climb. And somebody challenging it like this in more ways than one, as Trump is doing, has just got everybody experiencing every kind of emotion you can: They're angry, they are flabbergasted, they're shocked, they're stunned -- and all of it because he's leading.

Everything he's doing goes against the book. Everything that any analyst or consultant or professional would tell you not to do, Donald Trump is doing it, and he's leading the pack. This creates its own set of emotions and feelings and thoughts that run from person to person. Now, the political business, if you want to look at it that way, is like any other business. It has its people who are considered the elites in it -- and like any business, they hate outsiders. They don't want outsiders just storming in trying to take over, and much less succeeding at it.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Columbus Dispatch: Report shows more than 200 potential human trafficking victims in Ohio last year

By Alan Johnson, Jan. 25, 2016, The Columbus Dispatch

Ohio law enforcement identified more than 200 potential human trafficking victims last year, 60 of them younger than 18, and successfully prosecuted 33 traffickers, a new report showed.

The Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission's 2015 report released Monday reflects an increasing number of investigations, victims and arrests for something that wasn't even a crime in Ohio 10 years ago. The numbers rose from 2014 when 181 victims were identified, 98 traffickers arrested and 17 convicted.

Attorney General Mike DeWine said the rising numbers show law enforcement is learning about the crime. "I think there's more going on that is substantiated by these statistics.

"Human trafficking is in front of us, but many times we don't recognize that or understand that," DeWine said at a commission meeting.

The vast majority of the 203 cases in 2015 involved young, white, female sex trafficking victims, although three men were identified. The report said three victims were 12 and younger; four were 13; 23 were 14 and 15 years old; and 30 were 16 to 17 years old. The oldest person trafficked was more than 60 years old. There 79 white trafficking victims, 45 black victims, 46 victims listed as Asian; and 33 in which race was not identified.

The report showed 102 human trafficking investigations took place last year, resulting in 104 arrests and 33 criminal convictions. The numbers do not correlate with the number of victims identified because of timing issues.


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Sunday, January 24, 2016

CBS: Poll: Trump retakes IA lead, keeps big edge in NH, SC

By Anthony Salvanto, Fred Backus, Jennifer De Pinto, Sarah Dutton, Jan. 24, 2015, CBS News

Just over a week before the first votes are cast in the Iowa caucuses, Donald Trump has regained his lead over Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the state of Iowa. Trump now holds a 5-point lead over the Texas Republican, with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio lagging far behind in third place.

In New Hampshire, the race remains unchanged at the top, with Trump holding a commanding double-digit lead over his two closest-but-still-distant rivals Cruz and Rubio, who are locked in a tight battle for second place. Further down, Ohio Gov. John Kasich has edged past New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie into fourth place.

Looking ahead to South Carolina, Trump continues to hold a double-digit lead over Cruz, his closest competitor in that state.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Daily Caller: NBC Scrapped Story About Bill Clinton Rape Accuser Because She Didn’t Have ‘Anything New’ To Say

By Chuck Ross, Jan. 15, 2016, Daily Caller

NBC News journalists — including veteran reporter Andrea Mitchell — conducted interviews last week with Juanita Broaddrick, the Arkansas woman who says Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, but decided not to go forward with a story, claiming that there was not “anything new” to report.

“When Juanita Broaddrick went public last week, NBC News sent an associate producer to Arkansas to see if there was anything new in her story. We established there was not, and decided not to pursue it any further,” an NBC spokesperson told BuzzFeed News.

Broaddrick, a 73-year-old retired nursing home administrator, spoke out on Twitter last Wednesday after 17 years of silence about the alleged rape.


Fox News: Prime-time Dem town hall scheduled before Iowa caucuses

By Fox News, Jan. 20, 2016

The Democratic presidential candidates will get one more high-profile chance to appeal to voters exactly one week before the Iowa caucuses.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will appear before Hawkeye state voters in a two-hour town hall from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on Jan. 25 at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

The event is hosted by the Iowa Democratic Party and Drake University, and will be broadcast on CNN.

“Drake University has strengthened its reputation this election cycle as the best venue in Iowa, and perhaps the nation, for political engagement and civil discussion,” said Drake University President Marty Martin in a statement. “Our position as capital of the Iowa caucuses has generated countless professional experiences for students and helped prepare them to be engaged global citizens."

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

CNN: NBC replaced by CNN for GOP's Super Tuesday debate

By Dylan Byers, Jan. 18, 2016, CNN

The Republican National Committee has decided to sever ties with NBC News for February's Super Tuesday debate and will instead partner with CNN, it was announced Monday.

"The Republican National Committee has decided to move forward without NBC's participation in our February debate in Houston, Texas. The RNC has awarded the debate to CNN, who will broadcast it on Thursday, February 25th in Houston at a location to be decided," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a statement.

Priebus said that the debate will include Telemundo, the NBCUniversal-owned Hispanic media company that had been scheduled to co-host the debate; National Review, NBC's original conservative media partner; and Salem Communications, CNN's conservative media partner in previous debates.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

CNN: Sarah Palin endorses Donald Trump

By MJ Lee, Tom LoBianco, Jeremy Diamond and Jake Tapper, Jan. 19, 2015, CNN

Ames, Iowa (CNN)Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin endorsed Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump Tuesday at an Iowa campaign stop, delivering a raucous speech full of Palin-isms during her return to the presidential campaign trail.

"Looking around at all of you, you hard working Iowa families, you farm families and teachers and teamsters and cops and cooks, you rock and rollers and holy rollers!" Palin said. "You all make the world go around and now our cause is one."

The 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate said she was "proud to endorse" Trump.

The official endorsement will be followed by a joint appearance on Wednesday morning in Tulsa, Oklahoma.


Saturday, January 16, 2016

CNN: IAEA announces Iranian compliance with nuclear agreement

By Don Melvin, Jan. 16, 2015, CNN

(CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 4:00 p.m. ET]

Iran has completed the necessary steps in a nuclear deal, and participants can begin implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the chief of the International Atomic Energy Agency said Saturday.

Iran's foreign minister arrived in Vienna on Saturday saying he was confident the U.N.'s nuclear watchdog would certify that his country was complying with the terms of a deal to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of some international economic sanctions.


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Thursday, January 14, 2016

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Hill: Speaker Ryan closes Iran vote swiftly to punish tardiness (130 miss vote!)

By Cristina Marcos, Jan. 13, 2016, The Hill

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) means business when it comes to being on time for House votes.

Tardiness has long been a largely unenforced problem when it comes to voting. Last week, Ryan chastised colleagues for being late, saying that "voting within the allotted time would help with the maintenance of the institution."

He abruptly ordered Wednesday's vote be closed after the allotted 15 minutes on legislation to prevent the Obama administration from lifting sanctions on Iranian entities unless it certifies they aren't involved with terrorism or the country's ballistic missile program.

As a result, more than 130 lawmakers missed the vote, which was gaveled down when the tally hit 191-106. The tally was vacated because an insufficient number of members voted.


The Detroit News: Obama touts effort to cure cancer in union speech

By Chad Livengood, Jan. 12, 2015, The Detroit News, Lansing Bureau

Invoking America’s race to the moon in the 1960s, President Barack Obama called Tuesday for making America “the country that cures cancer once and for all” in his last State of the Union address.

Obama referenced a landmark bill crafted by southwest Michigan U.S. Rep. Fred Upton that will expedite federal review of new medical treatments and devices and infuse the National Institutes of Health with $8.7 billion for disease research. The omnibus budget approved in December increased NIH’s budget by $2 billion.

The Democratic president said the legislation and budget increases gives the NIH “the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade.”

With Vice President Joe Biden sitting behind him, Obama said he’s tapping Biden to lead a new effort to focus the nation’s efforts to find a cure cancer during their final year in office.


Thursday, January 7, 2016

CNN: NRA declines to participate in Obama gun town hall

By Mark Preston, Jan. 6, 2015, CNN

Washington (CNN)The nation's largest gun rights organization declined Wednesday to send official representatives to a nationally televised town hall with President Barack Obama on gun violence -- just days after the president reignited a discussion over this controversial topic.

"The National Rifle Association sees no reason to participate in a public relations spectacle orchestrated by the White House," NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam told CNN, which is moderating the live town hall Thursday evening in Virginia. The NRA strengthened its comment after initially saying the White House had "organized" the event.

The NRA, the most influential gun rights group in terms of political persuasion and financial contributions, boasts a membership of about five million people.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

OANN: North Korea Says Successfully Conducts First H-Bomb Test, Experts Cast Doubt

By Ju-min Park and Tony Munroe, Jan. 6, 2016

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said it successfully tested a miniaturized hydrogen nuclear bomb on Wednesday, prompting scepticism among experts and officials who doubt Pyongyang has achieved such a major advance in its strike capability.

The test, the fourth time the isolated state has exploded a nuclear device, was ordered by leader Kim Jong Un and successfully conducted at 10:00 a.m. local time (0130 GMT), North Korea’s official KCNA news agency said.

“Let the world look up to the strong, self-reliant nuclear-armed state,” Kim wrote in what North Korean state TV displayed as a handwritten note.

South Korean intelligence officials and several analysts questioned whether Wednesday’s explosion was a test of a full-fledged hydrogen device, pointing to the fact that it was roughly as powerful as North Korea’s last atomic test in 2013.

But the development unnerved South Korea and Japan and drew international criticism, including from China and Russia, North Korea’s two main allies.