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SHOW NOTES: Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Here are today’s show notes, “warts and all”, including stories we did not cover.

Mark & Mack Show Prep Content 10/19

HOUR ONE

:05 Weather bed, with sponsor and pitch to wx. After wx do current conditions

   :06  Topic A: Clinton leaks: Chelsea a spoiled brat

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/18/emails-expose-chelsea-clashes-with-parents-aides-amid-clinton-foundation-concerns.html

While the media started asking critical questions about The Clinton Foundation when Hillary Clinton launched her presidential bid last year, newly published emails show Chelsea Clinton was digging deeper into the foundation’s dealings as far back as 2011.

According to hacked documents released by WikiLeaks, the former first daughter discovered and shared wide-ranging allegations involving conflict-of-interest concerns, suspected internal cyber spying and other issues.

In nearly four-dozen emails from October 2011 to February 2012, Chelsea Clinton’s sometimes-abrasive relationship with her father’s top confidant and other key Clinton aides is on full display. The emails are purportedly part of a trove of 50,000 messages stolen from the gmail account of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.

Podesta was named a special adviser for The Clinton Foundation on Oct. 31, 2011, when Chief Executive Bruce Lindsey fell ill and required a hospital stay. The same day Podesta was appointed to the post, Chelsea Clinton, using the pseudonym Anna James, emailed Podesta with an “urgent” issue.

“This is all coming to a head more quickly than we all had hoped,” she wrote.

Chelsea, writing shortly after her grandmother had died, went on to describe an encounter between Bill Clinton and longtime aide, Doug Band. At the time, Band was a board member with the Clinton Global Initiative, an offshoot of The Clinton Foundation, and was co-founder of global advisory firm Teneo. Bill Clinton also had a financial relationship with Teneo in addition to his Clinton Foundation responsibilities. But with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton entering her final year in President Obama’s cabinet, preparations were under way to clear the foundation of any conflicts of interest that could hinder her post-State Department aspirations. A law firm-directed “Governance Review” was under way, too, in an effort to identify best practices and cut down on any possible conflicts.

“Doug called and yelled and screamed at my Dad about how could he do this to [senior adviser] Justin [Cooper] and him, he would be nothing without him, etc.,” Chelsea wrote to Podesta on Nov. 1. “My Dad responded that he could not have this conversation with Doug and that he was trying to do the right thing by all. I cannot believe Doug did this on the day my grandmother died. My mother is exhausted, we are all heartbroken but we need a strategy and my father needs advice/counsel.”

Podesta responded that he would speak to Bill Clinton the next morning.

“Don’t want this situation to get to a point of no return and things are said that hurts everyone,” he wrote.

But Podesta’s efforts evidently were for naught. Three days later, Chelsea unloaded on specific issues that had been reported to her.

She claimed an employee witnessed Cooper loading spyware onto two other employees’ computers, and Cooper also was alleged to have read the emails of at least one other co-worker. She further relayed allegations that Band threatened various employees; Band was “hustling” business for Teneo while working at CGI; and Cooper and Hannah Richert, a personal assistant, had taken “significant sums of money from my parents personally.”

“As ever, on some of the above I am sure there are three sides as my grandmother would say – his, hers and the truth,” Chelsea wrote. “On others, it seems more clear. All of it makes me very sad.”

On Nov. 10, Chelsea told Podesta about a private meeting Bill Clinton had with Cooper and Band. During the conversation “Doug apparently kept telling my dad I was trying to push him out, take over.”

Two days later, Band sent a memo apparently addressing some of the issues Chelsea raised to top Hillary Clinton aide Cheryl Mills, who forwarded the message to Podesta. Band wrote the memo needed to get out “asap.”

“Although I’m sure [Chelsea] won’t believe it to be true [because] she doesn’t want to,” he wrote. “I realize it is difficult to confront and reason with her but this could go [too] far and then we all will have a real serious set of other problems.”

Then Band’s growing frustration spilled out.

“I don’t deserve this from her and deserve a tad more respect or at least a direct dialogue for me to explain these things,” he wrote. “She is acting like a spoiled brat kid who has nothing else to do but create issues to justify what she’s doing because she, as she has said, hasn’t found her way and has a lack of focus in her life.”

A little more than a week later, an email went out announcing that Chelsea has been appointed to the CGI board, though that doesn’t seem to decrease tensions.

Following a benign back-and-forth on Nov. 27 to arrange a meeting time, Band emailed Podesta: “This is the 3rd time this week where she has gone to daddy to change a decision or interject herself in the process she says is so important to maintain…”

On Dec. 6, Chelsea emailed Podesta and other foundation leaders with more distressing information, including reports that one employee has called members of the British Parliament “on behalf of President Clinton … without my father’s knowledge and inelegantly and ineffectually at best …” Chelsea also shared misgivings regarding Teneo. Podesta responded to say the situation needed to be resolved quickly.

Clinton severed his financial ties with Teneo on Dec. 17, no longer serving on the group’s advisory board. Band, meanwhile, decided to leave CGI.

“Bill went to Doug and said, ‘You can do CGI or Teneo, but you can’t do both,’” a friend of the Clintons told The New York Post at the time. “Doug chose Teneo.”

But problems between Band and Chelsea persisted even after the split.

Chelsea reportedly “told one of the Bush 43 kids that she is conducting an internal investigation of money within the foundation from CGI to the foundation,” Band wrote in a January email to Podesta. One of the Bush daughters allegedly repeated the information to someone else who then passed it on to a Republican operative.

Then, after repeatedly raising concerns about them to Podesta, Chelsea wrote Band and Cooper on Jan. 27 to report on a conversation she had with a mutual friend, in a generally pleasant exchange. Band forwarded the message to Podesta.

“She sends me one of these types of emails every few days/week,” Band wrote. “As they say, the apple doesn’t fall far. A kiss on the cheek while she is sticking a knife in the back, and front.”

  

Topic B:  “Cover-Up” claims fueling Trump ahead of debate

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/18/cover-up-claims-fuel-trump-attacks-on-clinton-as-candidates-enter-last-debate.html

Donald Trump is charging into Wednesday’s third and final debate against Hillary Clinton armed with fresh evidence of an attempted “cover-up” in her email investigation – but faces the stark reality that so far, the controversies facing both candidates have dented his poll numbers more than hers.

The debate, moderated by Fox News’ Chris Wallace, could mark the Republican nominee’s last big chance to shift the momentum in the final three weeks of the race.

Despite the daily drip of revelations from her campaign chairman’s hacked emails and persistent questions about her personal email use as secretary of state, Clinton has weathered those storms — in part by hammering her opponent over his temperament and personal past, including now-multiple allegations of sexual harassment and assault.

And since their first debate in late September, Clinton’s poll numbers have gradually improved. For the first time this year, Clinton is now above 45 percent in a four-way race, based on the RealClearPolitics average of national polls.

Trump, however, remains in contention in a number of key battleground states and has campaigned aggressively to drive out his core supporters on Election Day – warning of a “rigged” election and describing the allegations against him as fabricated.

Trump is now seizing on the contents of newly released FBI records that include claims senior State Department official Patrick Kennedy offered a “quid pro quo” with federal authorities during the Clinton email probe. According to the file, Kennedy offered additional slots for the bureau overseas if they would de-classify a particular email from Clinton’s server marked “SECRET.” This effort was unsuccessful.

At a rally in Wisconsin on Monday, Trump accused the State Department of “trying to cover up Hillary’s crimes of sending classified information on a server our enemies could easily access.”

“This is one of the great miscarriages of justice in the history of our country,” he said.

Trump is poised to bring those allegations onto the debate stage in Las Vegas Wednesday night.

The showdown Wednesday marks the first time a Fox News anchor has moderated a general election presidential debate.

Wallace already has announced the topics, which will be discussed in six 15-minute segments.

·         Debt and entitlements

·         Immigration

·         Economy

·         Supreme Court

·         Foreign hot spots

·         Fitness to be President

The chosen topics may be altered depending on news events leading up to the event.

“I’m the first Fox moderator to do a general election debate and I’m very proud for the news organization,” Wallace recently told Fox News’ Bret Baier. “I think it’s a recognition of the fact that we do serious journalism.  Some critics say no, but the fact is, you and I know we do. And here’s the Commission on Presidential Debates recognizing that.”

           

Topic C: Trump tensions with party causing headaches down ballot

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2016/10/18/trump-tensions-with-party-causing-headaches-down-ballot.html

Ardent Donald Trump supporters are expected to turn out Election Day in large numbers, but their support for GOP congressional candidates — particularly those distancing themselves from the party’s presidential nominee — appears increasingly uncertain.

Dozens of House and Senate candidates bolted from Trump after the recent release of a 2005 audiotape in which he brags about his celebrity status allowing him to make uninvited advances on women.

Rep. Joe Heck, the Republican nominee for an open Senate seat in Nevada, immediately felt the backlash from Republican voters, getting booed at a party unity rally when calling for Trump to quit the race. House Speaker Paul Ryan, though not in a tight race, faced similar heckling at a Wisconsin rally from which Trump was dis-invited.

In Pennsylvania, some Trump loyalists are vowing not to vote for incumbent Republican Sen. Pat Toomey — who is in a close race with Democratic challenger Katie McGinty and has refused to endorse Trump.

“As of right now, I will not vote for McGinty,” Trump supporter Steve Johansen told FoxNews.com on Monday. “I am strongly considering leaving that box blank.”   

Johansen, who founded the online, Pennsylvania-based Trump group MAG — for “Make America Great” — says his dissatisfaction with Toomey started long before he abandoned Trump.

“Toomey was looking for the first opportunity to jump off the train,” Johansen said. “It’s always, ‘Reelect Toomey. Reelect Toomey.’ When are we going to send a message?”

Indeed, the rift between Trump nation and the Washington establishment seemed to emerge the day Trump announced his candidacy, saying: “I’ve watched the politicians. … They will never make America great again. They don’t even have a chance.”

And he has continued the argument — railing against Democrats and Republicans alike — through the final weeks of the campaign.

“There is nothing the political establishment will not do — no lie that they won’t tell — to hold their prestige and power at your expense,” Trump said at a rally last week in Florida.

Rhetoric like this raises concerns that his supporters might not be motivated to vote Republican down the ballot, as Democrats fight to win back the Senate — and hold out hope for a much-less-likely takeover in the House, where Republicans hold a 30-seat majority.

At the same time, Republicans distancing themselves from Trump are trying to keep the peace with swing and undecided voters.

Johansen and others acknowledge the political tightrope GOP incumbents are trying to walk — support Trump and bear all of his controversial remarks or abandon him and risk losing votes from the most energized faction of the party.

Missouri GOP Sen. Roy Blunt, in a surprisingly close reelection bid, is sticking with Trump, who leads Democratic rival Hillary Clinton there by 8 percentage points, according to the RealClearPolitics’ poll average.

And at least a couple candidates who split with the billionaire businessman after the tape controversy have since warmed back up to him, including Sen. Deb Fischer of Nebraska.

“I understand they are trying get votes,” Chris Pirritano, another of the estimated 2,000 MAG members, said Tuesday regarding lawmakers trying to determine the appropriate level of support for Trump. “And it’s a nice game they have going on. But a lot of us are getting a little fed up. .. I might be throwing away my vote, but I’m strongly considering voting for the independent in the Toomey race.”

Asked about his stance on Trump last week, Toomey’s office provided this statement: “I have not endorsed Donald Trump and I have repeatedly spoken out against his flawed policies, and his outrageous comments, including his indefensible and appalling comments about women.”

He contrasted that against his rival, saying: “Katie McGinty has yet to say a single word against Hillary Clinton’s disastrous policies that have endangered our country, her widespread dishonesty, or the corruption of her behavior with the Clinton Foundation.”

The extent to which Trump is truly tied to GOP House and Senate candidates remains to be seen.

“Most Republican voters can tell the difference between a viable candidate and one who is not,” David Payne, a Republican strategist and partner at Vox Global, said Tuesday. “But they could cast a protest vote or not vote at all. There is some danger here, most notably in the Senate.”

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden, who leads the National Republican Congressional Committee, last week told an Omaha TV station that surveys across the country suggest roughly 20-to-25 percent of voters connect GOP congressional candidates to Trump.

“There is not that tight of an attachment,” he told ABC affiliate KETV.

Nathan Gonzales, of the Rothenberg & Gonzales Political Report, recently suggested a good bellwether is anti-Trump GOP Rep. John Katko’s bid for a second term in upstate New York, where he has led by as many as 15 percentage points.

“If that race completely turns around, everybody should take note,” he said.

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:22     Topic A: Hillary Bi-Sexual story…will it matter?

http://www.nationalenquirer.com/celebrity/hillary-clinton-lesbian-sex-claims-vince-foster-fixer/

Hillary Clinton is a secret sex freak who paid fixers to set up illicit romps with both men AND women!

That’s the blockbuster revelation from a former Clinton family operative who is sensationally breaking ranks with his one-time bosses to speak to The National ENQUIRER in a bombshell 9-page cover story — on newsstands today.

“I arranged a meeting for Hillary and a woman in an exclusive Beverly Hills hotel,” the man, who was hired by the Clintons, via a Hollywood executive, to cover up their scandals, told The ENQUIRER.

“She had come to the studio to see the filming of a movie in 1994.”

“While I was there, I helped her slip out of a back exit for a one-on-one session with the other woman. It was made to look casual, leaving quietly [rather] that being caught up in the melee … but really it was for something presumably more sordid.”

What’s more, it wasn’t just Hillary’s flings with women that the shadowy Mr. Fix It helped to orchestrate!

Hillary’s former bagman finally confessed to The ENQUIRER just how he helped her to cover up her affair with married lover Vince Foster, too!

The shadowy figure — who provided PROOF of his employment for the Clintons — also revealed 12 fixes he covered-up, including:

+ How Hillary secretly plotted to a counter-attack on Bill’s mistress Monica Lewinsky — via a document buried for two decades!

In the bombshell exposé, The ENQUIRER will reveal the fixer’s dossier of smoking gun proof, including 24-years of documents, notes, and journals.

He also tells his “Confessions of a Clinton bagman!” story — in his own words — for the very first time!

Topic B:    Trump not the only one who claims system rigged

http://freebeacon.com/politics/trumps-not-only-one-thinks-system-rigged/

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been under fire for recent claims that the election is rigged.

On Sunday afternoon, Trump tweeted, “This election absolutely is being rigged by the dishonest and distorted media pushing Crooked Hillary–but also at many polling places–SAD.”

This statement prompted backlash from Democrats and a few fellow Republicans. President Obama responded to Trump’s charges that the election is rigged during a Tuesday press conference.

“I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place,” Obama said. “It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts.”

Before Trump’s recent comments, however, Democrats were not shy in claiming that U.S. institutions were “rigged.” From the U.S. economy to the country’s political system, Democrats shouted claims of those institutions being rigged.

“The game is rigged,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) said.

“They’ll do anything to rig the system,” Obama echoed.

“People say the game is rigged,” Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton declared on the campaign trail.

“A rigged economy,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) repeated throughout the Democratic primary and continues to do so.

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:36    Topic A: Obamacare health insurance increases

http://www.wsj.com/articles/rate-increases-for-health-plans-pose-serious-test-for-obamas-signature-law-1476822335

Finalized rates for big health insurance plans around the country show the magnitude of the challenge facing the Obama administration as it seeks to stabilize the insurance market under the Affordable Care Act in its remaining weeks in office.

Market leaders that are continuing to sell coverage through HealthCare.gov or a state equivalent have been granted average premium increases of 30% or more in Alabama, Delaware, Hawaii, Kansas, Mississippi and Texas, according to information published by state regulators and on a federal site designed to highlight rate increases of 10% or more.

In states including Arizona, Illinois, Montana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Tennessee, the approved rate increases for the market leader top 50%. In New Mexico, the Blue Cross Blue Shield plan agreed to resume selling plans through the online exchanges after sitting out last year, but has been allowed to increase rates 93% on their 2015 level.

Dominant insurers in Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland and Oregon have been allowed to raise premiums by 20% or more, and rate increases from similarly situated carriers in Colorado, Florida and Idaho are brushing up against that threshold.

Most of the 10 million people who currently get coverage through an insurance exchange such as HealthCare.gov don’t pay the full premiums because they receive subsidies from the federal government that are pegged to insurance prices in their area. As many as nine million people currently buy individual coverage without using the site, but at similar prices, and most of them aren’t eligible for subsidies.

The Obama administration has characterized the year as one of “transition,” in part because insurers priced aggressively low in the opening enrollment periods for coverage under the law, and has pledged new efforts to encourage healthier people to sign up.

Federal officials plan to focus much of their outreach campaign this year on people who qualify for the subsidies toward the cost of their coverage.

“Headline rates do not reflect what most consumers actually pay,” said Marjorie Connolly, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services. “Eighty-five percent of Marketplace consumers receive tax credits, and this year, most HealthCare.gov consumers will again have the option to select a plan for less than $75 per month.”

But in all, the premiums offer the clearest portrait yet of health plans’ assessment of the stability of the individual insurance market on the eve of the fourth, critical, sign-up window for the law.

“The situation is serious,” said Alissa Fox, senior vice president of the Office of Policy and Representation for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. “The reason the premiums are where they are is that the people we are covering have serious conditions and they’re using a lot of medical services because of their chronic illnesses. That’s clear. And there’s not enough young, healthy people to balance out those costs.” (They were warned this would happen)

The premium increases have also inspired lawmakers from both political parties to talk about the need to change the law, though they don’t agree on how.

In Minnesota, for example, Blue Cross Blue Shield is pulling its preferred provider organization plans from the state’s online exchange, MNSure, and the narrow network product has been approved for an average rate increase of 55%.

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton told local reporters that the law is “become unaffordable for many Minnesotans, a growing number with these rate hikes” and that federal and state action is necessary.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, has gone further and said the insurance markets are already in a “death spiral,’” and that “we’re going to have to change this thing.”

Insurers had warned of a turbulent year as they came to terms with the impact of sicker people rushing forward to buy insurance under new rules that required them to accept all buyers regardless of their medical history. A number of popular plans have folded, such as the “cooperative” startups funded by the law, sparking an exodus of their members onto the remaining insurers.

The danger for insurers and supporters of the law now is that high prices and limited choices further deter low-risk people from signing up, and that the increases continue and become irreversible.

Topic B:  High Schooler records teacher “white is to be racist”

http://eagnews.org/high-schooler-records-teachers-racism-lecture-to-be-white-is-to-be-racist-period/

In Norman, Oklahoma, a Norman North High School teacher is instructing students that “to be white is to be racist, period.”

A student at the school who did not want to be identified recently used her cell phone to record a classroom lecture at Norman North High School in which her teacher, who also is not identified, explained how to “heal the racial divide,”

The girl alerted her parents to her teacher’s troubling comments and they in turn contacted district officials to demand answers.

The lecture began with a video about the “Mistreatment of Native Americans” that prompted the student to record the lesson and ended with the teacher’s lecture about racism.

In the video, a man “pulls out this globe with a bottle of white out and marks over a country or a piece of country and puts his name on it,” the student said.

“So he was basically comparing what he had done to the globe to what we did to America,” she said.

When her teacher laid out his theories of racism afterwards, the student said she was stunned.

“To be white is to be racist, period,” the teacher said in the recording. “Am I racist? I say yea. I don’t want to be. It’s not like choose to be racist, but do I do things because of the way I was raised?”

The student was naturally offended by her teacher labeling her a racist.

“Half of my family is Hispanic so I just felt like, you know, him calling me a racist just because I’m white … I mean, where’s your proof in that,” the girl said. “I felt like he was encouraging people to kind of pick on people for being white.”

Her father wasn’t impressed, either, and he contacted school officials and the media to alert them about the situation.

“Why is it okay to demonize one race to children that you are supposed to be teaching a curriculum to?” he asked.

The family posed that question to the school district, which claims the lecture was simply sharing one of several “perspectives” on racism. The student thinks many of her classmates took the lecture as fact, and the teacher should make it clear that’s not the case.

“You start telling someone something over and over again that’s an opinion and they start taking it as fact,” the student told the news site. “So I wanted him to apologize and make it obvious and apparent to everyone that was his opinion.”

Norman Public Schools Superintendent Joe Siano offered a statement to the news site that blamed the teacher, but did not offer any details on what, if any, disciplinary action the teacher would face.

“Racism is an important topic that we discuss in our schools. While discussing a variety of philosophical perspectives on culture, race and ethics, a teacher was attempting to convey to students in an elective philosophy course a perspective that had been shared at a university lecture he had attended,” the statement read.

“We regret that the discussion was poorly handled. When the district was notified of this concern it was immediately addressed. We are committed to ensuring inclusiveness in our schools.”

            Topic C:

:46   Tease:____________Start bed, pitch to sports

Topic  A: China outraged over NBA player signature on great wall

http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2016/10/18/outrage-across-china-after-nba-player-vandalizes-great-wall-with-signature.html

Visitors can climb the Great Wall but it’s not devised to carve your name into the ancient stone.

Note to international travelers: Locals usually don’t take kindly to visitors who deface treasured landmarks.

Bobby Brown, a professional NBA player with the Houston Rockets, apparently learned that the hard way during a recent trip to China.

Brown, who hasn’t played professionally for almost six years, recently signed with the Houston Rockets. He traveled to China for the NBA’s Global Game and stuck around to do a little sightseeing after a big win against the New Orleans Pelicans.

The NBA player paid a visit to one of China’s most iconic landmarks– the Great Wall– and decided to leave a little memory of himself behind. Using some chalk, the pro athelete scrawled his initials into a section of the ancient wall and boasted of his artwork on Weibo (China’s version of Twitter): “Had a blast at the Great Wall of China today,” he wrote with a photo of his signature.

That didn’t go over too well with the people of the People’s Republic. Or the rest of the world, for that matter.

The reaction across several social platforms was swift and predictably biting.

One Weibo user wrote of the scrawl: “Are you proud of your carving? This is a part of world heritage, not the toilet of your home.”

  

After mounting criticism, Brown quickly deleted the Weibo post and issued an apology.

“We were out enjoying the Great Wall,” he said, according to the Houston Chronicle. “I had never been, it was my first time. I wrote my name on the wall in chalk. I saw different writings — I didn’t mean any harm by it. I made a mistake. I could have just put my hand over it and erased it. It will never happen again.

“I’ve been playing in China for three years now and I have the utmost respect for the Chinese culture, and the way of living here. I pretty much adapted, coming from the states, here for three years. My teammates, the fans in Shenzhen and the fans all over were great to me, and I just want to sincerely apologize for that.”

The athelete’s social media posts may be gone, but an official from the Beijing Municipal Administration of Tourism told the Global Times on Wednesday that the case is currently under investigation and could carry a fine of up to $1,000.

“Punishment, such as a fine or warning, will be given to unruly tourists according to their behavior,” the official said. 

There are certain sections of the wall that have been designated as official boards where tourists can leave messages.

Topic B: Smithsonian leaves out Justice Thomas

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/smithsonian-wont-explain-why-prominent-conservative-african-americans-not

The new Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture’s tagline is “powerful moments in African American history, culture, and community.” However, the museum – with a $540 million price tag funded 50 percent by U.S. taxpayers and with a collection of more than 36,000 artifacts and 100,000 people represented – doesn’t include many prominent blacks, including Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Edward Brooke, a Republican who became the first African American to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote in 1966.

After touring the new museum and exploring the website, which contains information on all the exhibitions in it, CNSNews.com asked the Smithsonian why Thomas, Brooke and eight other prominent men and women are not included in the museum.

CNSNews.com asked: “Many prominent African Americans are not included in the museum, most notably Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas … Can [the institute say] why Thomas and the others listed below are not a part of the museum exhibits?”

Linda St. Thomas, chief spokesperson for the Smithsonian, replied:

“There are many compelling personal stories about African Americans who have become successful in various fields, and, obviously, Associate Justice Thomas is one of them,” St. Thomas said in an email. “However, we cannot tell every story in our inaugural exhibitions.

“We will continue to collect and interpret the breadth of the African American experience,” St. Thomas said.

The other African Americans not included in the museum, who are conservatives, are:

• Cora Brown, first African American woman elected to a United States state Senate, winning a seat in the Michigan State Senate in 1952.

• Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King Jr., who served in the Georgia state legislature and is a pro-life advocate with Priests for Life.

• Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), first African-American senator from the state of South Carolina, the first black Republican elected to the United States Senate since the election of Edward Brooke in 1966, and the first elected from the South since 1881, four years after the end of Reconstruction.

• Michael Steele, first African-American chairperson of the Republican National Committee, who served from January 2009 until January 2011.

• Kenneth Blackwell, mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio from 1979 to 1980, the Ohio State Treasurer from 1994 to 1999, and Ohio Secretary of State from 1999 to 2007.

• Thomas Sowell, American economist, social theorist, political philosopher, and author.

• Shelby Steele, American author, columnist, documentary filmmaker, and a Robert J. and Marion E. Oster Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

• Walter E. Williams, American economist who is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University.

The Black Lives Matter organization is represented in the museum, including support for homosexual blacks. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

The left-wing group Code Pink is represented in the museum in images of a Black Lives Matter protest. (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

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Show Prep HOUR TWO

:05 Weather bed, with sponsor and pitch to wx. After wx do current conditions

:06  Topic A:   EU warns people to prepare for fresh wave of Jihadists

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/18/europe-should-prepare-for-fresh-wave-of-isil-jihadists-fleeing-m/

Europe must prepare for a fresh influx of Islamic State jihadists fleeing Mosul as the army moves in on their last Iraqi stronghold, the EU’s security commissioner has warned.

“The retaking of the IS’s northern Iraq territory, Mosul, may lead to the return to Europe of violent IS fighters,” Julian King said. ‘This is a very serious threat and we must be prepared to face it.”

Some 2,500 EU nationals are currently fighting alongside Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), he added, and that if even a handful return it would pose a “serious threat that we must prepare ourselves for.”

The warning comes as the much-anticipated battle for Mosul entered its second day.

Iraqi forces are advancing in an offensive aimed at retaking Mosul and dealing a death blow to the Isil group’s “caliphate” in the city where it was declared two years ago.

A relatively small number of jihadists are putting up a fight against the Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the villages leading up to the city, but there are reports fighters are escaping Mosul itself in growing numbers.

The US coalition yesterday targeted a number of Isil pick-up trucks seen heading out towards the Syrian border.

Residents inside Mosul told the Telegraph that scores of jihadists have escaped in recent weeks and more than 50 have fled since Haider al-Abadi, the Iraqi prime minister, announced the start of the offensive on Monday morning.

“They wait until night and leave by car. They are going to al-Ba’aj to the west of Mosul, then on to the Iraq-Syria border, where they continue to Syria and Turkey,” one 35-year-old resident, who gave his name as Ahmed, said.

There had been reports last week that the US, which is supporting the Iraqi army on the ground and in the air, could decide not to completely encircle the city and allow fighters out through the western side in an attempt to avoid greater civilian casualties.

Should that happen, the jihadists – with no major territory left in Iraq – could move across the border to Syria, where they will either join the fight against President Bashar al-Assad’s forces or travel on to Turkey or Europe.

There has been a growing backlash against Isil amongst Mosul’s some 1.5 million residents.

A small number of resistance fighters known as the Kataib al-Mosul group led a brief uprising in various parts of Mosul on the news the offensive had started, Iraq Oil Report told the Telegraph. At least 20 members were killed and their cars burned.

They have vowed to fight Isil in support of the army once its forces enter the city.

Steven Nabil, who has family inside Mosul, said that phone lines had been reestablished inside the city for the first time in months on Monday by the Iraqi government, and residents were sending the coalition “hundreds of messages” with Isil fighters’ locations.

Isil has an estimated 4,000-8,000 remaining fighters in Mosul, but is increasingly recruiting children and other civilians to join their ranks in preparation for what has been called the “mother of all battles”.

The Kurdish Peshmerga have cleared the towns and villages in its territory and Iraqi forces to the south of Mosul are pushing north, but were slowed by landmines.

Peter Cook, US Pentagon spokesman, said late on Monday that the campaign was “ahead of schedule” but warned it was early days and it was not yet known whether fighters would “stand and fight”.

Michael Fallon, the defence secretary, said it was “clear that Daesh is now failing” but agreed that progress would be hard-fought.

Analysts say that even with the loss of its last-remaining stronghold in Iraq, it will not mark the end of the group and that its loss of its so-called caliphate could see devastating consequences for the West.

The group is “entering a new phase,” said Chris Phillips, managing director of counter-terrorism consultancy Ippso, adding that as the group loses its “caliphate”, “it would force them into more guerrilla or terrorist actions”.

With the retaking of Mosul, “I think we will see a growth of terrorist attacks across North Africa and the West,” he said, adding that fighters could take cover in the routes used by refugees to slip in.

Topic B:  Female Journalist raped by refugees in Calais Jungle

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/722432/Calais-migrants-female-journalist-raped-refugees-Jungle-Camp

A FEMALE interpreter working on a documentary about the plight of vulnerable refugee children has been raped at knifepoint in the Calais migrant camp, French police revealed today.

The terrified 38-year-old was robbed by three armed men from the Jungle, one of whom raped her whilst the other two threatened her colleague with a blade.

The unidentified woman, who was helping a journalist from a French news broadcaster, was attacked in the early hours of this morning at the entrance of the notorious shanty town.

French prosecutors confirmed that they had “proof” the woman was raped, and said they have collected DNA evidence to help them find the attackers. The trio are believed to be from Afghanistan, and are now on the run from the police.

The woman was living in Paris, although originally from  Afghanistan, and had been employed to interpret for migrants speaking the Pashtun language which is common in her homeland and neighbouring Pakistan.

The shocking incident is just the latest example of the extreme violence plaguing the Calais migrant camp, and comes just a day after journalists from Sky News were attacked by asylum seekers hurling rocks.

In a statement local prosecutor Pascal Marconville said: “A 38-year-old interpreter from Afghanistan, who is living in Paris, was accompanying a freelance journalist from a production company who was preparing a documentary for [a French news channel] on unaccompanied minors.”

He said the pair were attending a pre-arranged meeting with migrants inside the Jungle when they encountered “three individuals, speaking Pashtun, armed with a knife”.

He added: “They attacked them and stole their equipment and their camera. While two of the individuals threatened the journalist with a knife, the third raped the young female interpreter.”

The woman was immediately taken to hospital after the attack to be checked over, and she then filed a complaint of rape at the police station in Calais.

Journalists and aid workers have been frequently warned about the dangers of working in the Jungle camp, which contains a small hardcore of serious criminals amongst its approximately 6,000 refugees.

This week Sky News journalist Mark Stone revealed how he and his crew suffered a terrifying ordea in Calais when they were attacked by a gang of migrants hurling rocks.

The TV reporter and his crew were left “cut, bruised and without one of their cameras” after being ambushed in the middle of the night near a petrol station on a road leading to the town’s port.

A growing number of migrants seeking to reach Britain are trying to leave from the Belgium and France. Here are some of the scenes from the Calais migrant crisis in France…

He said: “We had been welcomed earlier by the migrants, we felt no threat.

“We spotted them and filmed briefly, but then two dozen turned up. Rocks were thrown followed by a sustained attack with knives and sticks until we reached our car – cut, bruised and without one of our cameras.

“What we experienced last night was frightening. These men are evidently violent and they’re dangerous. They wrestled us to the ground and they hit us.”

He added: “It is not unusual. It is happening here on a nightly basis.

Topic C: Adult refugees pretending to be children

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/17/from-the-calais-jungle-to-croydon-migrant-children-arrive-in-bri/

The UK Home Office has no way of verifying the age of child refugees being brought to the UK, it has emerged amid concerns that adults are posing as minors to gain access to Britain.

Fourteen “teenagers” on Monday arrived in the UK from Calais as a fast-track system was launched to transfer youngsters from the “Jungle” camp before it is demolished.

The Home Office insisted it had “verified” the ages of all the refugees and that all of those who were brought to the UK were aged between 14 and 17.

However, Conservative MPs warned that photographs of the refugees suggested that many of the group were older than 17.

Home Office documents show that if a refugee does not have a birth certificate, a Home Office screening officer can certify them as a child based on their “physical appearance” or “demeanour”.

The document states that refugees “should be treated as an adult if their physical appearance/demeanour very strongly suggests that they are significantly over 18 years of age”.

However, it says that “all other applicants should be afforded the benefit of the doubt and treated as children”.

The guide for Home Office officials adds: “All available sources of relevant information and evidence should be considered, since no single assessment technique, or combination of techniques, is likely to determine the applicant’s age with precision.”

David Davies , the Conservative MP for Monmouth, said: “These don’t look like ‘children’ to me. I hope British hospitality is not being abused.”

He added: “These young men don’t look like minors to me. They are hulking teenagers who look older than 18. I’m all for helping the genuine children but the well of goodwill is rapidly being exhausted here.

“I’m also curious that there are no young women – I would have thought they would be much more vulnerable. I worry that once again British hospitality is being abused.

“There is no way of knowing if someone is a child. We could end up causing even more misery if we are not careful. We should invite anyone who wants to come to the UK to take dental tests.”

Documentation supplied by the Red Cross on the issue of bringing child refugees to the UK features pictures children who appear to be under the age of ten and toddlers.

A Home Office spokesman said: “We can confirm a group of children who left the Calais camp this morning have arrived in the UK.

“This is the start of the process to transfer as many eligible children as possible before the start of the clearance, as the Home Secretary set out in Parliament.

:16   Tease______________________________

:22    
Topic A: Obama starts stuttering while attacking Trump in Rose Garden

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/obama-starts-stuttering-rose-garden-attack-trump/

Addressing reporters in the Rose Garden yesterday, President Obama launched into an attack on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, urging him to stop “whining” and claiming his complaints aren’t presidential.

Obama critiqued Trump over claims the election is “rigged” against him.

“That is both irresponsible — and by the way, doesn’t really show the kind of leadership and toughness you want out of a president,” Obama said.

“You start whining before the games even over — if, if, if, if, if, if whenever things are going badly for you and you lose, you start blaming somebody else?” he said, stuttering.

“Then you don’t have what it takes to be in this job,” the president declared, pointing over his shoulder to the Oval Office.

“Cause there are a lot of times when things don’t go our way — or my way,” he said.

Maybe sticking to the teleprompter is a better way to go, as it wasn’t the first time Obama stuttered while trying to launch an attack on Trump.

In June, after the president’s teleprompter reportedly malfunctioned, he was forced to talk off the top of his head.

“If we turn against each other based on divisions of race or religion,” he began — and then the president seemed to have trouble coming up with the words to follow “if,” which he repeated multiple times.

Obama then came back with a warning to not fall “for a bunch of okie doke just because, you know, it sounds funny or the tweets are provocative” — along with some noticeable pauses — “then we won’t build on the progress that we’ve started.”

Topic B:   Obama Scolds reporter for asking question at press conference

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/reporters-hit-obama-for-whining-at-presser/article/2604866

Reporters criticized President Obama on Tuesday after he scolded a Washington Post reporter at a White House press conference for shouting out a question.

At the end of a joint press conference yesterday in the Rose Garden with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama addressed the refugee crisis taking place in parts of Europe, and the surge of immigrants into the U.S.

After Obama wrapped up his comments on it, Post reporter David Nakamura called out a question regarding Central American migrants flooding into the United States. Obama answered and then sarcastically thanked Nakamura for the question.

“But I appreciate you shouting out a question since I’m sure there are a lot of other colleagues of yours who would want to do the same,” Obama said before exiting the garden. “Thank you very much, everybody. Appreciate it.”

On Twitter, reporters defended their peer.

“In the Dept. of Whining, [Obama] is still doing it, too — after 8 years — when Nakamura asks legitimate question in Rose Garden,” said CNN’s Jeff Zeleny, referring to Obama having just made a comment about Republican Donald Trump “whining” over the election.

Los Angeles Times reporter Mike Memoli said, “For the record, no, Nakamura’s colleagues don’t begrudge his shouted question.”

It’s not the first time Obama has complained to a reporter for shouting out a question. In 2012, conservative reporter Neil Munro, then with the Daily Caller, called out to Obama regarding an announcement he was making about an executive action on Immigration.

“Excuse me, sir, but it’s not time for questions,” Obama said to Munro. “Not while I’m speaking.” He told Munro that “next time I’d prefer you’d let me finish my statement before you ask that question.”

:29  Tease:____________________Pitch to News

:36    Topic A: Fox News Poll: Clinton tops Trump by 6 points

Hillary Clinton remains ahead of Donald Trump with just three weeks until Election Day.

She has a six-point lead over Trump, 45-39 percent, in a new Fox News Poll of likely voters.  Clinton was up by seven points last week (45-38 percent) and by two in early October (44-42 percent).  Gary Johnson stands at 5 percent and Green Party’s Jill Stein at 3 percent.

In the head-to-head matchup, Clinton’s up by 49-42 percent.  It was 49-41 percent at the end of last week (Oct. 10-12).

Clinton’s advantage over Trump is at the edge of the poll’s margin of error in the four-way contest and outside the margin of error in the head-to-head ballot.

The national poll, released yesterday, was conducted Saturday through Monday.  The third and final presidential debate will be moderated by Fox News Channel’s Chris Wallace in Las Vegas tonight.

A large gender gap marks the four-way race, as Trump is ahead by 7 points among men, while Clinton is up 17 points among women.  She also leads among non-whites (+51 points) and younger voters under 30 (+19).  Johnson and Stein get the support of one in five of these young voters.

Whites with a college degree favor Clinton (+9 points), while whites without a degree go for Trump (+27).  He’s also the choice among whites (+10 points), veterans (+17), and those who regularly attend religious services (+16). 

Trump has an edge among independents (+7), but is hurt by a lack of party loyalty.  Only 80 percent of Republicans back him.  Eighty-seven percent of Democrats support Clinton.

The two are about equally matched on strength of support and interest.  About two-thirds of each candidate’s supporters back their choice “strongly,” and almost all of their supporters are extremely or very interested in the race.

There are, however, major differences on temperament and judgment.  Overall, 61 percent of voters say Clinton has the temperament to serve effectively as president.  Sixty-one percent think Trump doesn’t. 

By a 7-point margin, voters say Clinton has the judgment to serve (53-46 percent).  It’s the reverse for Trump, as by a 23-point margin they believe he lacks the judgment (37-60 percent). 

That goes a long way toward explaining why Clinton is preferred over Trump by more voters when it comes to making decisions about using nuclear weapons (+25 points), handling an international crisis (+19), and handling foreign policy (+18). 

While the two are more closely matched, Clinton also comes out on top on nominating Supreme Court justices (+6 points), as well as on handling the issues of Social Security/Medicare (+8), immigration (+6), and terrorism (+4 points). 

However, Trump tops Clinton by six points on handling the economy — and voters say that’s the most important issue facing the country.  Clinton briefly had the edge last week (+3 points). Otherwise, Trump has consistently had a single-digit advantage on the economy.

Republican pollster Daron Shaw says if the election focus is on creating jobs and spurring economic growth, then “Trump is very competitive.”  Shaw conducts the Fox News Poll with Democrat Chris Anderson.

Despite her close ties to the Obama administration, by a slim 47-44 percent margin, voters pick Clinton over Trump as the one who will “change the country for the better.”

More registered voters would feel “enthusiastic” or “pleased” if Clinton were to win in November (37 percent), than would feel that way about a Trump win (30 percent).

Both candidates receive more negative reactions to them winning (displeased/scared) than positive ones (enthusiastic/pleased).  Over half would feel negatively if Trump were to become the next president (56 percent), including 46 percent who would feel “scared.”  For Clinton, 48 percent would react negatively, including 31 percent “scared.”

Seventy-six percent of Democrats would feel scared about a Trump presidency.  Far fewer Republicans, 56 percent, say a Clinton victory scares them.

It’s well-established that neither candidate is seen as honest by the electorate.  Yet on specific scandals, the poll finds a difference:  more voters think Clinton is lying about how her emails were handled while she was secretary of state (67 percent) than think Trump is lying about the allegations women are making against him (51 percent).  Even so, the email issue matters less in vote choice, as 24 percent of those who think Clinton is lying still back her, while just 8 percent of those who believe Trump is lying support him.

While neither is beloved, Trump’s personal ratings are worse than Clinton’s.  She has a net negative rating of 4 points (47 percent favorable vs. 51 percent unfavorable).  Trump is under water by 19 points (40 percent favorable vs. 59 percent unfavorable). 

Again, the party faithful aren’t all with Trump:  22 percent of Republicans have a negative opinion of him.  That’s more than twice the number of Democrats who view Clinton unfavorably (9 percent).

Even so, 77 percent of Republicans view Trump favorably, which is much more positive than their view of some of his GOP primary opponents:  Ted Cruz (59 percent), Jeb Bush (56 percent), and John Kasich (44 percent).  Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Trump surrogate, is viewed favorably by 72 percent of Republicans. 

Clinton (91 percent favorable) has higher favorable ratings among Democrats than some of her surrogates, like former President Bill Clinton (88 percent favorable) and former Vice President Al Gore (76 percent favorable). 

The stand-out is First Lady Michelle Obama, who gets a 59 percent positive rating overall, and a 95 percent favorable among Democrats. 

Are the media being fair to the candidates?  Many voters don’t think so. 

Fifty-one percent say news coverage of Trump has been fair (46 percent) or biased in his favor (5 percent).  Yet 43 percent say it’s been unfairly biased against him. 

On the other hand, more than 8-in-10 think coverage of Clinton has either been fair (55 percent) or unfairly positive (27 percent).  Only 11 percent feel it’s been anti-Clinton.

Seventy-eight percent of those backing Clinton think her coverage has been fair or in her favor.  For Trump, that number is just 13 percent. 

The Fox News Poll is based on landline and cellphone interviews with 1,011 randomly chosen registered voters nationwide and was conducted under the joint direction of Anderson Robbins Research (D) and Shaw & Company Research (R) from October 15-17, 2016.  The survey includes results among 912 likely voters.  The margin of sampling error is plus or minus three percentage points for results among both registered and likely voters.

            Topic B: 

ANALYSIS OF RECENT POLLS SHOWS TRUMP WIN AND POSSIBLE

LANDSLIDE

(gatewaypundit.com)

Polls can be skewed by selecting an unreasonable sample size, by asking lead up questions or by selecting more of a sample population of one side of an issue to achieve a desired result.

Main stream media skews polls to discourage potential voters from voting and has done it for years.

A good example of the media trying to shape a vote was in 1980. In a Gallup poll released on October 26th in 1980, two weeks before the election, Jimmy Carter was leading Ronald Reagan 47 – 39. Two weeks later Reagan won in such a landslide that Carter conceded before California was closed.

Another example of mainstream liberal media bias was in 1988. A Gallup Poll from July 26 showed Michael S. Dukakis leading George H. W. Bush by 17 points. Of course Bush went on to thump Dukakis in the general election.

This past week a number of polls show Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by various margins. One poll last week reported by NBC/WSJ showed Hillary ahead by 11. However, Truthfeed pointed out that NBC/WSJ didn’t mention that the poll was created by a Hillary Super PAC.

It’s also well known that the Monmouth University poll is run by a Hillary Huckster who recently was caught manipulating a poll and then lied about it.

Realclearpolitics.com takes an average of these distorted polls to come up with their analysis of the current race. Their efforts are a great example of the phrase – ‘garbage in – garbage out’.

A small team of actuarial and statistics professionals took a look at a couple of the recent polls to get their take on the reliability of these polls. They selected the recent FOX poll from October 14 showing Hillary up by 7 and the WSJ/NBC poll from October 16 showing Hillary with an 11 point lead.

The first observation is that both polls are heavily skewed towards Democrats. At a high level, the FOX poll consists of 43 Dems to 36 Reps to 21 Other while the NBC poll shows 44 Dems to 37 Reps to 19 Other.

By selecting more Dems the polls are designed to provide a Dem result.

Experts next analyzed the data and calculated results using the same data from the two surveys on a split of 40 Dems, 40 Reps and 20 Other. The results show that using either sets of data Trump comes out ahead with a larger margin of victory using the FOX data.

Clearly the polls using data that is heavily weighted towards Democrat voters are incorrectly skewed.

This year Republicans crushed their previous record in the primaries for number of votes by 150%. Their old record was 20 million and this year 31 million voted in the primaries.

The Democrats on the other hand had 7 million votes less than their record year in 2008 with 30 million this year compared to 37 million in 2008.

Also, the primaries were heavily contested on both sides resulting in factions from each party vowing not to vote for the party candidate. The impact of these two groups is difficult to judge. The percentage of these voters that change parties is probably limited. If anything, the Sanders people will probably be more likely to vote for Trump since he is an outsider and many of them will never vote for Crooked Hillary.

Finally, it is difficult to determine what the independent voters will do but many independent voters partook in the primaries to vote for Trump. Therefore it is more likely that Independent voters vote for Trump as well.

If more Democratic voters vote for Trump than Republicans vote for Hillary and more Independents vote for Trump than Hillary, both scenarios which are highly likely, then the results of the general election will likely be a Trump landslide.

Let’s face it NOBODY likes Hillary and NOBODY trusts Hillary.

Nobody trusted Hillary before WikiLeaks. Trump is filling arenas around the country but Hillary can barely fill half a high school gymnasium. Her VP candidate Tim Kaine can’t even get 50 people at an event.

            Topic C: HILLARY BUSTED STEALING FROM STATE DEPARTMENT

Remember back in 2001, when the Clinton’s backed a U-Haul truck to the rear- end of the White House and took off with a bunch of publicly owned furniture and other treasures?

Yeah… that was pretty embarrassing. Probably something you wouldn’t want to repeat.

But then again, you’re not Hillary Clinton.

According to another recently unclassified FBI interview, Clinton and her staff were seen removing furniture and lamps from the State Department offices early in 2009 as soon as she took office as secretary. Hillary was Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

The agent – who is now an investigator with the Department of Homeland Security – said he had no idea whether or not the items were ever returned to the taxpayers.

Back in 2001, after The Washington Post broke the story, the Clintons said they would reimburse the taxpayers $86,000 for the items they stole that were actually government property, LifeZette reports.

They also returned another $28,000 worth of furniture a few days later.

In addition to stealing all that furniture back in 2001, you’ll recall they even removed the “W”s from all the keyboards in a juvenile and childish stunt to upset the incoming administration of George “W.” Bush.

Theft of taxpayer items from the State Department were not the only revelations in the FBI interview, The Washington Examiner is reporting.

In its notes, the FBI writes: “Prior to Clinton’s tenure, being an agent on the Secretary of State’s protective detail was seen as an honor and a privilege reserved for senior agents. However, by the end of Clinton’s tenure it was staffed largely with new agents because it was difficult to find senior agents willing to work for her.”

:46   Tease:____________Start bed, pitch to sports

            Topic  A: DADDY DRIVES DAUGHTER TO “JOB INTERVIEW”, ACTUALLY A BANK ROBBERY

A Florida woman accused of robbing a bank got her father involved in the crime without him knowing. Chelsea Wilson was arrested Friday morning after she allegedly robbed a TD Bank in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday afternoon. Police said Wilson’s father told them he drove her to the bank because she told him she was going to a job interview. But sometime between leaving the car and going to the “job interview,” the 24-year-old woman covered her blonde hair with a red wig and hat and put on sunglasses. Wilson allegedly handed the teller a handwritten note demanding money: “You have exactly one minute to give me all your $50 & $100 bills from both your drawers or I will shoot you! No dye packs, no alarms follow these instructions and no one will get hurt, act normal.” Wilson made off with $300 and exited the bank parking lot in an SUV that FBI agents later determined was registered to her father. Wilson’s father said he thought the cash his daughter had was an advance. Wilson admitted to committing that robbery and four others. She says she spent the money on groceries.

* All their $50 & $100 bills only added up to $300? That bank needs bigger drawers.

* TD Bank – Tiny Drawers.

* Maybe if she had given the teller more than one minute?

* The father said he thought the cash was an advance? And they bought that?

* Maybe they thought it up in advance but that’s about it.

* Did anyone ever see that movie Paper Moon? Kind of reminds you of it, right?

* “Yeah, Dad, I brought the red wig because they only let people with red hair work in this bank.”

* “It must have been a great job interview. You were literally running out of the door to tell me about it.”

* On the bright side, she won’t be needing to buy groceries for the next couple years.

             Topic B: RESTAURANT TRIES “PAY WHAT YOU WANT” PROMOTION

In order to attract customers to her new restaurant, a restaurant owner in Guiyang, China, came up with a noble promotional policy: allowing diners to order how ever many dishes they desired and then simply pay whatever they wanted when the bill came. Turns out, this is a bad idea. On its opening day, October 2nd, they attracted a lot of customers but not a lot of money. Diners paid only 10% of the cost of their meal, while others dared to leave just 1 yuan on the table (one Chinese yuan is equal to 15 cents). After seven days, the restaurant had lost $15,000. After just a week, the promotion fell apart. The three owners got into an argument and one of the partners fled back to his hometown, vowing not to return. Originally, the three entrepreneurs had believed in the “inherent goodness of human beings,” presuming that the vast majority of diners would be “rational and fair” when receiving the check. “I don’t run a business, I run a trust,” owner Liu Pengfei said at the time. “When I trust them [the customers], they will trust me and they will begin to love others. I hope that when people come here they sense that. Then, when they return to their work and family, they will share this idea.”

* What’s Chinese for “sucker”?

* “The “inherent goodness of human beings”? Wow, I guess the news is REALLY censored in China.

* I guess these three guys forgot – China already tried actual “communism” and it didn’t work.

* I think Lenin and Mao left out the part about the trusting and the loving and the sharing.

* Wait – maybe the customers gave so little because the food was really bad?

* So “Dumb Promotion Month” continues and it’s worldwide.

* Let’s give credit to the people who started it: The mattress company trying to do an ad about 9/11. Remember that?

* Then we had the idiots at that steakhouse in Michigan giving what turned out to be 78% off on the bill based on a football score. (They reneged to 50% and even the Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh took them up on it.)

* Actually, 78% off the bill would have been a windfall for this place in China.

57:50 Tease:________________

ANALYSIS OF RECENT POLLS SHOWS TRUMP WIN AND POSSIBLE LANDSLIDE

(gatewaypundit.com)

Polls can be skewed by selecting an unreasonable sample size, by asking lead up questions or by selecting more of a sample population of one side of an issue to achieve a desired result.

Main stream media skews polls to discourage potential voters from voting and has done it for years.

A good example of the media trying to shape a vote was in 1980. In a Gallup poll released on October 26th in 1980, two weeks before the election, Jimmy Carter was leading Ronald Reagan 47 – 39. Two weeks later Reagan won in such a landslide that Carter conceded before California was closed.

Another example of mainstream liberal media bias was in 1988. A Gallup Poll from July 26 showed Michael S. Dukakis leading George H. W. Bush by 17 points. Of course Bush went on to thump Dukakis in the general election.

This past week a number of polls show Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump by various margins. One poll last week reported by NBC/WSJ showed Hillary ahead by 11. However, Truthfeed pointed out that NBC/WSJ didn’t mention that the poll was created by a Hillary Super PAC.

It’s also well known that the Monmouth University poll is run by a Hillary Huckster who recently was caught manipulating a poll and then lied about it.

Realclearpolitics.com takes an average of these distorted polls to come up with their analysis of the current race. Their efforts are a great example of the phrase – ‘garbage in – garbage out’.

A small team of actuarial and statistics professionals took a look at a couple of the recent polls to get their take on the reliability of these polls. They selected the recent FOX poll from October 14 showing Hillary up by 7 and the WSJ/NBC poll from October 16 showing Hillary with an 11 point lead.

The first observation is that both polls are heavily skewed towards Democrats. At a high level, the FOX poll consists of 43 Dems to 36 Reps to 21 Other while the NBC poll shows 44 Dems to 37 Reps to 19 Other.

By selecting more Dems the polls are designed to provide a Dem result.

Experts next analyzed the data and calculated results using the same data from the two surveys on a split of 40 Dems, 40 Reps and 20 Other. The results show that using either sets of data Trump comes out ahead with a larger margin of victory using the FOX data.

Clearly the polls using data that is heavily weighted towards Democrat voters are incorrectly skewed.

This year Republicans crushed their previous record in the primaries for number of votes by 150%. Their old record was 20 million and this year 31 million voted in the primaries.

The Democrats on the other hand had 7 million votes less than their record year in 2008 with 30 million this year compared to 37 million in 2008.

Also, the primaries were heavily contested on both sides resulting in factions from each party vowing not to vote for the party candidate. The impact of these two groups is difficult to judge. The percentage of these voters that change parties is probably limited. If anything, the Sanders people will probably be more likely to vote for Trump since he is an outsider and many of them will never vote for Crooked Hillary.

Finally, it is difficult to determine what the independent voters will do but many independent voters partook in the primaries to vote for Trump. Therefore it is more likely that Independent voters vote for Trump as well.

If more Democratic voters vote for Trump than Republicans vote for Hillary and more Independents vote for Trump than Hillary, both scenarios which are highly likely, then the results of the general election will likely be a Trump landslide.

Let’s face it NOBODY likes Hillary and NOBODY trusts Hillary.

Nobody trusted Hillary before WikiLeaks. Trump is filling arenas around the country but Hillary can barely fill half a high school gymnasium. Her VP candidate Tim Kaine can’t even get 50 people at an event.

HILLARY BUSTED STEALING FROM STATE DEPARTMENT

(thefederalistpapers.org)

Remember back in 2001, when the Clinton’s backed a U-Haul truck to the rear- end of the White House and took off with a bunch of publicly owned furniture and other treasures?

Yeah… that was pretty embarrassing. Probably something you wouldn’t want to repeat.

But then again, you’re not Hillary Clinton.

According to another recently unclassified FBI interview, Clinton and her staff were seen removing furniture and lamps from the State Department offices early in 2009 as soon as she took office as secretary. Hillary was Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013.

The agent – who is now an investigator with the Department of Homeland Security – said he had no idea whether or not the items were ever returned to the taxpayers.

Back in 2001, after The Washington Post broke the story, the Clintons said they would reimburse the taxpayers $86,000 for the items they stole that were actually government property, LifeZette reports.

They also returned another $28,000 worth of furniture a few days later.

In addition to stealing all that furniture back in 2001, you’ll recall they even removed the “W”s from all the keyboards in a juvenile and childish stunt to upset the incoming administration of George “W.” Bush.

Theft of taxpayer items from the State Department were not the only revelations in the FBI interview, The Washington Examiner is reporting.

In its notes, the FBI writes: “Prior to Clinton’s tenure, being an agent on the Secretary of State’s protective detail was seen as an honor and a privilege reserved for senior agents. However, by the end of Clinton’s tenure it was staffed largely with new agents because it was difficult to find senior agents willing to work for her.”

DONALD TRUMP INVITES BENGHAZI TERROR ATTACK VICTIM’S MOTHER TO FINAL PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

(westernjournalism.com)

Patricia Smith, the mother of 2012 Benghazi terror attack victim Sean Smith, has accepted an invitation by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump to attend the final presidential debate this Wednesday.

“I think I’m going to be in the front row,” Smith told Yahoo News Monday morning. “But I’m not sure.”

She hopes to also have an opportunity to confront Trump’s opponent, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.

I want to look in Hillary’s eyes and have her lie to me again,” she said.

Smith claims that after the Benghazi terror attack occurred in September of 2012, Clinton misled her and other family members of the victims by telling them the attack had been provoked by the release of an anti-Islam Internet video.

“She lied to me,” Smith maintained during an interview on Fox Business Network last spring. “She told me it was the fault of the video. I said, ‘Are you sure?’ And she says, ‘Yes, that’s what it was. [It was] the video.’ She knew full well it wasn’t at that time.”

FRANKLIN GRAHAM REMINDS CHRISTIAN VOTERS: NEXT PRESIDENT’S COURT PICKS WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE

(westernjournalism.com)

The Rev. Franklin Graham on Friday sought to remind Americans that the presidential election is about a lot more than bad behavior, and that evangelical Christians must keep their eyes on the true prize — the Supreme Court.

“A lot of people are slamming evangelicals for supposedly giving Donald J. Trump a pass. That’s simply not true. No one is giving him a pass,” Graham wrote on his Facebook page, noting that no one condones Trump’s language or actions from the days when he was a bold, brash real estate developer.

In fact, last week, when a tape of Trump using vulgar language was released, Graham spoke out.

“The crude comments made by Donald J. Trump more than 11 years ago cannot be defended,” he said then. “But the godless progressive agenda of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton likewise cannot be defended.”

In his Friday Facebook post, Graham noted that Trump “apologized to his wife, his family, and to the American people for this. He has taken full responsibility.”

Graham noted that both candidates have flaws.

“This election isn’t about Donald Trump’s behavior from 11 years ago or Hillary Clinton’s recent missing emails, lies, and false statements,” he wrote.

“This election is about the Supreme Court and the justices that the next president will nominate,” Graham wrote.

On Wednesday, at a rally in Richmond, Va., Graham noted that whoever is elected in November will nominate a justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia. With the court currently split 4-4 between liberals and conservatives, the justice who is appointed will give one bloc the majority.

Graham also noted that because of the advancing age of many of the sitting Supreme Court justices, the next president could nominate up to five new justices during the upcoming four-year term.

1 KEY THING JUST UNCOVERED ABOUT TRUMP SEX ACCUSER SHOWS HER STORY ALREADY UNRAVELING

(westernjournalism.com)

A woman prominently featured in a New York Times piece claiming she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump thirty years ago appears to be running into real trouble with the truth. It turns out that businesswoman Jessica Leeds may have never been on an airplane with Donald Trump — on a commercial flight during which she says the New York businessman repeatedly groped her.

Trump has categorically denied Leeds’ explosive charge.

(From Twitter)
“The phony story in the failing @nytimes is a TOTAL FABRICATION. Written by same people as last discredited story on women. WATCH!”

Both sides are scouring records to try to confirm whether Leeds and Trump ever sat next to each other in first class. As of now, the FAA cannot confirm her to have been on any passenger or crew manifest with Trump.

However, we can confirm that Jessica Leeds has been in a long-running property dispute with Donald Trump since at least 2007. Leeds, herself a millionaire, is quoted in the New York Daily News in 2007 complaining about Trump’s (then new) Rancho Palos Verdes Golf Course in California: “We can watch the whales go by, the pelicans go fishing, the kite surfers. It’s an idyllic life…and now Donald Trump comes along and takes that away.” Leeds is quoted in the article.

In yet another story, this one run by the Associated Press, Leeds complains of the trees on Trump’s golf courses.

Identifying herself as the “Vice President of the Portuguese Bend Club East Homeowners Association,” Leeds is quoted in 2007 as frustrated with the real estate developer: “This is a very tenuous situation,” she says of negotiations between her group and the Trump Organization.

In fact, Leeds’ complaints about Trump reached the City Council. Quoting the Huffington Post, which ran with the New York Times piece on sexual harassment

claims leveled against the Republican nominee, Leeds continues her complaints. Primarily, she is angered at the relocation of trees and bushes (fauna) in the area.

In 2008, the Los Angeles Times ran with a similar story. Framing their piece as a random property dispute, the Times reported: “A Rancho Palos Verdes woman says the Donald Trump organization summarily ended a property dispute by sending a construction crew and bulldozers to rip down and relocate the fence in her backyard. The homeowner, Jessica Leeds…”

In summary, the dispute over whether or not Donald Trump groped the now 74- year-old woman has degenerated into a he said-she said. But with even the simplest online search, the New York Times could have put the controversy into context and offered a possible reason that Leeds would want to diss The Donald three decades after the alleged incident so upset her. The newspaper could easily have found that Leeds may or may not have ever been on an airplane with Trump, but she has a nearly ten-year-old beef with the real estate mogul over a property dispute.

We already know how the New York Times has openly declared its aggressive opposition to the candidacy of Donald Trump — going so far as to suspend the long-respected rules of good journalism in its effort to take down the GOP nominee.

By perpetrating a possible lie, the Times manipulation of serious sexual assault allegations to support the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and achieve its radical, leftist political agenda does a disservice to real victims of sexual assault. They are now forced to climb over an even higher bar to have their stories heard and justice served.

Typical of the left’s cynical whatever-it-takes approach to winning the political war — do lasting damage to the cause of the very “victims” they’re claiming to champion.

HERE’S HOW MANY ‘PINOCCHIOS’ THE WASHINGTON POST GAVE CLINTON’S CLAIM THAT TRUMP OPPOSED AUTO INDUSTRY BAILOUT

(theblaze.com)

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton recently claimed that her Republican rival, Donald Trump, was opposed to bailing out the auto industry.

At a Detroit rally last week, Clinton said that, “back in the Great Recession,” Trump “said rescuing the auto industry didn’t really matter very much.”

“He said, and I quote again, ‘Let it go.’ Now, I can’t imagine that,” she told the Motor City audience. “I supported President Obama’s decision to rescue the auto industry in America.”

The Washington Post fact checked her claim and gave it four Pinocchios, noting that Trump did a series of interviews in 2008 in which he argued that “you have to save the car industry.”

“I think the government should stand behind them 100 percent,” Trump told Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Dec. 17, 2008. “You cannot lose the auto companies. They are great. They make wonderful products.”

Trump also said that the car companies could have negotiated “from bankruptcy.”

“I would really say, and I’ve used it over the years — not personally, but I’ve used it for different companies — you throw it into a chapter, you negotiate your deal, you make some new deals, you keep some deals the way they are, and you just make it better. You make it work,” he told Fox News’ Greta van Susteren in December 2008.

The exact Trump quote Clinton cited came from 2015, in which he indicated he would have been open to several options as to how to deal with the auto industry.

“You could have let it go, and rebuild itself, through the free enterprise system,” Trump said. “You could have let it go bankrupt, frankly, and rebuild itself, and a lot of people think that’s the way it should have happened. Or you could have done it the way it went. I could have done it either way. Either way would have been acceptable. I think you would have wound up in the same place.”

In their analysis, the Post wrote, “One problem with fact-checking Trump’s statements on the issues is that he does so many interviews, and says so many contradictory things, that it is sometimes easy for Clinton to pick and choose various statements to create a narrative.”

The publication concluded that “Clinton is creating an imaginary Trump here, claiming that Trump didn’t really care about the auto industry.” They added:

The record is clear that Trump in 2008 was supportive of rescuing the auto industry, saying the government should do everything it could to save it: “You just can’t lose Chrysler, you can’t lose Ford, and you can’t lose General Motors.” He touted DIP financing, but he was relatively agnostic about the preferred path.

Even in 2015, when Trump seemed more uncertain about the preferred option, he said “you could have done it the way it went.

The paper wrote that Clinton “twists his ‘let it go’ comment out of context and pretends he said it in 2008,” before giving Clinton their four-Pinocchios rating.

OBAMA NOMINATED JUDGE SIDES WITH DEMS IN CRITICAL SWING STATE…

(Associated Press)

After only serving less than 4 years on the bench, Barack Obama nominated U.S. District Judge Mark Walker in 2012. Only one week ago, Judge Walker made what many consider a very controversial decision that forces the state of Florida to accept voter registration forms for one extra day because of Hurricane Matthew. Today, Obama appointed U.S. District Judge Mark Walker made another controversial decision after the Democratic Party sued the state. This decision clearly opens the door for extensive voter fraud. If you don’t sign your ballot, your vote doesn’t count. Seems like a pretty simple concept…

Calling the state’s current law “illogical” and “bizarre,” a federal judge late Sunday ordered the state of Florida to give thousands of voters a chance to make sure their vote-by-mail ballots are counted.

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker ruled that county election offices should notify voters if their signature on a vote-by-mail ballot and their voter registration forms don’t match. Voters would then be given a chance to fix the problem by 5 p.m. the day before the election.

The Florida Democratic Party sued the state because currently voters who don’t sign their vote-by-mail ballot are given a chance to fix it. But voters whose signatures don’t match aren’t told about the problem until after the election is over and their ballot is discarded.

Walker said that makes the law unconstitutional.

“It is illogical, irrational, and patently bizarre for the state of Florida to withhold the opportunity to cure from mismatched-signature voters while providing that same opportunity to no-signature voters,” Walker wrote. “And in doing so, the state of Florida has categorically disenfranchised thousands of voters for no reason other than they have poor handwriting or their handwriting has changed over time.”

Meredith Beatrice, a spokeswoman for Secretary of State Ken Detzner, said state officials were reviewing the decision.

It is not clear exactly how many voters would be affected by the decision. But more than 23,000 vote-by-mail ballots were rejected by Florida election officials during the 2012 presidential election where President Barack Obama carried the state by slightly more than 74,000 votes.

Nearly 513,000 Floridians have already voted by mail according to data compiled by the Florida Division of Elections. And another 2.4 million vote-by-mail ballots have been requested.

Judge Walker, citing the contentious 2000 Florida election where George W. Bush carried the state over Al Gore by 537 votes, said he needed to act because the current practice was enough of a burden to affect the outcome of an election and “by extension, our country’s future.”

Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature in 2004 passed a law that said all vote-by-mail ballots that had mismatched signatures or did not contain a signature were to be tossed out. But then in 2013 legislators changed the law to allow people who turned in a ballot without a signature to fix the mistake prior to the election.

Detzner, the state’s top election official, did not try to defend the current law. Instead his lawyers asserted that he could not order county election offices to correct the problem and that he was not the proper person to sue. Walker disagreed sharply in his decision.

WIKILEAKS: JOHN KERRY SHUT US DOWN

(thefederalistpapers.org)
WikiLeaks revealed Tuesday morning that Secretary of State John Kerry asked Ecuadorian officials to “stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs.” Assange is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

“BREAKING: Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs during FARC peace negotiations,” they wrote. The FARC peace negotiations were aimed at ceasing hostilities with the Marxist guerrilla group in Columbia.

In a second message, they wrote “The John Kerry private meeting with Ecuador was made on the sidelines of the negotiations which took place principally[sic] on Sep 26 in Colombia.”

Of course, State Department spokesman John Kirby said the accusation was flatly “false,” The Washington Examiner is reporting.

“While our concerns about WikiLeaks are longstanding, any suggestion that Secretary Kerry or the State Department were involved in shutting down WikiLeaks is false,” he said in a statement. “Reports that Secretary Kerry had conversations with Ecuadorian officials about this are simply untrue. Period.”

On Monday, they reported that the WikiLeaks founder’s internet access was shut off “shortly after publication of Clinton’s Goldman Sachs speeches.”

Assange has been holed up in the embassy since 2012. He is wanted on sexual assault charges in Sweden, but fears extradition to the United States should he leave the embassy.

HILLARY FIXER BREAKS RANKS: I ARRANGED SEX TRYSTS FOR HER — WITH MEN & WOMEN

(National Enquirer)

Hillary Clinton is a secret sex freak who paid fixers to set up illicit romps with both men AND women! That’s the blockbuster revelation from a former Clinton family operative who is sensationally breaking ranks with his one-time bosses to speak to The National ENQUIRER in a bombshell 9-page cover story — on newsstands Wednesday.

“I arranged a meeting for Hillary and a woman in an exclusive Beverly Hills hotel,” the man, who was hired by the Clintons, via a Hollywood executive, to cover up their scandals, told The ENQUIRER.

“She had come to the studio to see the filming of a movie in 1994.”

“While I was there, I helped her slip out of a back exit for a one-on-one session with the other woman. It was made to look casual, leaving quietly [rather] that being caught up in the melee … but really it was for something presumably more sordid.”

What’s more, it wasn’t just Hillary’s flings with women that the shadowy Mr. Fix It helped to orchestrate!

Hillary’s former bagman finally confessed to The ENQUIRER just how he helped her to cover up her affair with married lover Vince Foster, too!

The shadowy figure — who provided PROOF of his employment for the Clintons — also revealed 12 fixes he covered-up, including:

+ How Hillary secretly plotted to a counter-attack on Bill’s mistress Monica Lewinsky — via a document buried for two decades!

+ What crooked reporters were on the take from the Clinton camp! + How he covered up Bill’s seedy romp with hookers!

+ Which A-list celebrity had a secret affair with Bill during his presidency!

In the bombshell exposé, The ENQUIRER will reveal the fixer’s dossier of smoking gun proof, including 24-years of documents, notes, and journals.
He also tells his “Confessions of a Clinton bagman!” story — in his own words — for the very first time!

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