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Glenn Beck:. Michelle Obama most effective speech!

http://content.jwplatform.com/previews/GpJeihlB-aGOQ8Czk


Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says She Never Should’ve Waded Into Colin Kaepernick Controversy

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is walking back comments she made earlier this week about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the the national anthem.

In an interview to promote her first book, My Own Words, Ginsburg told Yahoo’s Katie Couric that the football player’s stance was “dumb.” A few days later, Kaepernick replied that the justice’s criticism was “disappointing,” according to The Mercury News.

In a statement Friday, Ginsburg appeared contrite about her remarks.

“Barely aware of the incident or its purpose, my comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh,” she said. “I should have declined to respond.”

Ginsburg’s response suggests she wasn’t up to speed on the impetus behind Kaepernick’s protest or what it meant in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement and demonstrations against police brutality.

More than a few fans and followers of the 83-year-old justice were not too happy with her comments.

Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern wrote a thoughtful column about the mishap and why many progressives who otherwise support people of color’s struggles for equality still have a hard time standing in complete solidarity with them.

“What would emerge [from the controversy] is a justice — admirable but imperfect, like any icon — who argues passionately for minority rights in the abstract without fully understanding how each new generation puts those principles into practice,” Stern wrote. He pointed to rulings in which Ginsburg has stood as a staunch defender of voting rights for black people.

“One can disagree without being disagreeable,” wrote the founders of a Tumblr page dedicated to the Notorious RBG, Ginsburg’s internet moniker. “Regarding her recent remarks about athletes’ peaceful protest, we respectfully disagree.”


HuffPo

Hear, hear..but I don't think he could take much more of what Republic0ns have been throwing his way

...even our President needs a break from those Deplorables in this country. Take it away Senator Reid!!!


Trump Is The GOP's Frankenstein Monster! Senator Harry Reid



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-reid-gop-obama_us_57ed1c78e4b082aad9b97321

Trump Campaign Melts Down As They Realize Hillary Clinton Is Beating Them On The Ground

More: PoliticusUSA

The Trump campaign has melted down just days before the first presidential debate as they are low on cash and realizing that Hillary Clinton is out organizing them and winning on the ground.

The Trump campaign has melted down just days before the first presidential debate as they are low on cash and realizing that Hillary Clinton is out organizing them and winning on the ground.
Politico reported:

Frustration is growing within Donald Trump’s campaign over the Republican nominee’s yawning money gap with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — just as the presidential race heads into its final fall stretch.

Trump’s top advisers have held a series of tense conversations in recent days about how to close a fundraising hole that’s grown to over $200 million – a deficit that’s led Trump to essentially cede the TV airwaves to his Democratic rival. The discussions, which were relayed by more than a half-dozen sources, have veered into finger pointing, with some participants pinning the blame on the Republican National Committee or on Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s national finance chairman and a newcomer to the political scene.

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The flare-up comes at a critical juncture in the campaign, as both sides turn their attention to voter turnout. Clinton has used her formidable financial advantage to significantly out-organize Trump, investing seven times the amount of money on TV ads and opening up dozens more swing-state field offices than her Republican opponent.

Winning campaigns aren’t plagued by finger-pointing and infighting. Bitter internal fights ar


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Roland Martin: Donald Trump 'Lied Through His Teeth' & Has Shown A Propensity To Do So



White ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Walk Free After Shutting Down London Airport

More :TheRoot

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Nine Black Lives Matter protesters in the United Kingdom will not serve any jail time nor pay any fines after shutting down London City Airport on September 6 to raise awareness about environmental racism—specifically air pollution emitted from the airport and its detrimental effects on black people in the surrounding neighborhoods of Newham, the Daily Mail UK reports.

Most UK media outlets report that all nine protesters are white; however, the Daily Mail reports that only eight of them are white.

Natalie Fiennes, 25, cousin of actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes; Ben Tippet, 24; William Pettifer, 27; Esme Waldron, 23; Alex Etchart, 26; Richard Collett-White, 23; Deborah Francis-Grayson, 31; Sama Baka, 27; and Sam Lund-Harket, 32, were all arrested on charges of “suspicion of aggravated trespass, being unlawfully airside and breaching London City Airport bylaws,” BBC.com reports.

The London Metropolitan Police (Met) reported that the protesters had “erected a tripod and … locked themselves together on the runway” after reportedly using a rubber dinghy or swimming across the River Thames to reach the airport’s single runway. Hundreds of flights were canceled or delayed over the course of the six-hour protest. Flights resumed at approximately 12:00 p.m. the same afternoon.

I believed it...

Clinton aides claim Obama photo wasn't intended as a smear

Barack Obama's campaign team today accused Hillary Clinton's beleaguered staff of mounting a desperate dirty tricks operation by circulating a picture of him in African dress, feeding into false claims on US websites that he is a Muslim.

Obama's campaign manager, David Plouffe, described it as "the most shameful, offensive fear-mongering we've seen from either party in this election". Obama has had to spend much of the campaign stressing he is a Christian not a Muslim and did not study at a madrassa.


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/feb/25/barackobama.hillaryclinton

Roland Martin gives Bill O'Reilly a history lesson on Black folks


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