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This post-debate photo of Trump & Family says it all

[VIDEO] New Hillary ad: "Locker room talk?"

The Trump family demonstrates how to protect against pussy grabs


"Some Trump advisers not aware that a video statement is actually coming"


What a mess.

Robert De Niro on Trump: ‘I’d Like to Punch Him in the Face’


Robert De Niro lashed out at Donald Trump in a video that aired on Friday on Megyn Kelly’s “The Kelly File,” telling viewers that he’d “like to punch him in the face.”

De Niro’s remarks came in a video produced by Anonymous Content, which has been making a series of short interviews for a voter initiative called #Vote YourFuture. The director of De Niro’s video, Tom McCarthy, asked him, “What do you care about?”

De Niro’s anti-Trump remarks were so emphatic that the producers concluded that it could not be part of the campaign, which is non-partisan. But it was given to Kelly’s show for airing and publicists for the production firm released it to the media on Friday.

In the video, De Niro also calls Trump “blatantly stupid,” “a punk” and a “bulls–t artist.”

Republican strategist: "It's over"


"It's over," a Republican strategist who has been supportive of Trump said. "Never seen anything like it. Never will."

The timing of newly obtained audio from 2005 in which Trump boasted how he used his stardom to approach women and "grab 'em by the pussy," could not be much worse for the nominee, whose standing with women in surveys has already been abominable throughout the campaign.

"This one matters," a Trump campaign staffer conceded, adding they had "no idea" how to spin the story in their favor.

Related: Trump Says on Hot Mic 'When You're a Star ... You Can Do Anything' to Women

In the immediate term, though, the tape is threatening to crack Trump's support within the GOP, whose leaders must weigh whether its worth it to defend Trump and risk poisoning the party brand or distance themselves and risk demoralizing their base.

Based on the early reaction, they're choosing the latter approach.

President Obama just signed a "bill of rights" for survivors of sexual assault

Source: Vox

But for the first time, thanks to a bill President Barack Obama signed on Friday, victims of sexual assault now have a specific set of rights under federal law when it comes to the evidence collected from their own bodies.

“Beginning today, our nation’s laws stand firmly on the side of survivors of sexual assault,” said Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), who sponsored the Sexual Assault Survivors’ Rights Act. The bill passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate last month before heading to Obama’s desk.

The new law says that victims have the right:
    [*]• Not to be charged for a sexual assault evidence collection kit.
    [*]• To be informed of testing results.
    [*]• To be notified in writing 60 days beforehand if the kit is going to be destroyed, and to request that the kit be preserved.
    [*]• To have the kit preserved for the entire applicable statute of limitations. (So if the statute of limitations for reporting rape is five years, the state can’t just destroy a rape kit after six months if the victim hasn’t decided to press charges yet.)

Shaheen says the bill was inspired by meeting with Amanda Nguyen, who had a terrible experience with the criminal justice system after being sexually assaulted in Massachusetts in 2013. Nguyen says that although she reported her assault and had a rape kit performed, she was given no information about her legal options.

Read more: http://www.vox.com/identities/2016/10/7/13200350/sexual-assault-survivors-bill-of-rights-obama-shaheen
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