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1 month ago

This is why Hillary Clinton isn't '50 points ahead' -- or even 10 points ahead

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton spoke about foe Donald Trump during a video conference of the Laborers' International Union of North America, saying, "Why aren't I 50 points ahead?" (Hillary Clinton)

Why arent I 50 points ahead? Hillary Clinton asked rhetoricallyon Wednesday, echoing a question she surely gets all the time and perhapslegitimately wonders herself.

Its a question that seems to come up over and over again among left-leaning Americans: How, given all of the things they would argue racist and sexist that Donald Trump has said, is this race as close as it seems? How has an experienced politicianlike Clinton not buried her opponent bynow?


4 months ago

Clinton casts Trump as dangerous -- this time, on the economy - CNN

Story highlightsHillary Clinton gave an economic speech in Columbus, OhioThe Democrat painted Trump as a disaster for the economy After slamming Trump for days as a disaster on national security in the aftermath of last weekend's Orlando massacre, Clinton unleashed a similar attack on her Republican rival this time, on the economy. The former secretary of state delivered her first general election economic speech in Columbus, Ohio, Tuesday morning, in remarks that once again attempted to dismantle Trump's policy prescriptions and cast the businessman as a danger to the U.S. economy. "You might think that because he has spent his life as a businessman, he'd be better prepared to handle the e

6 months ago

Federal appeals court sides with transgender teen, says bathroom case can go forward - Washington Post

A federal appeals court in Richmond has sided with a transgender high school student, saying that he can proceed with his lawsuit arguing that his school boards decision to ban him from the boys bathroom is discriminatory.

In backing high school junior Gavin Grimm, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit deferred to the U.S. Education Departments interpretation of policies that give transgender students access to the bathrooms that match their gender identities rather than their biological sex. The federal department has said that denying transgender students access to the school bathrooms of their choice is a violation of Title IX, which prohibits gender discrimination at scho

11 months ago

Parent Thinks Police Handling Of Gun Scare At East High Was 'Super Appropriate' - CBS Local

By Jeff Todd

DENVER (CBS4) An attempted robbery between classmates at East High School put the campus in lockdown for a few hours Thursday afternoon.

Denver police say a student is under arrest after demanding money from another student and brandishing a weapon during their encounter. Police later found it was a BB gun replica of a real gun. Because hes a juvenile the suspects identity was not released.

(credit: CBS)(credit: CBS)

East High went into lockdown around 1:40 p.m.

Our teacher was able to open the window; we were on the first floor. We were able to just get out and we walked over here, said one student outside of the police perimeter.

Police investigated the possibility of a person with a gun at East High School (credit: CBS)Police investigated the possibility of a person with a gun at East High School (credit: CBS)

SWAT members responded and swept the school looking for the weapon. Other uniformed officers immediately entered the school then remained with students until the lockdown was lifted around 3:30 p.m. Parents gathered outside texting with their kids and waiting for information.

They just said lockdown and we all got in the corner, said Patrick Berzins, a student at the school.

East High School (credit: CBS)East High School (credit: CBS)

Students say they were sent into the auditorium. School was actually dismissed at 1:15 p.m. but many students stayed on campus to work with teachers.

When it first happened everyone wasnt sure if this was a drill or real, said Berzins, whose parents were waiting to pick him up when officers arrived. People were tense and it was really quiet but we kind of knew everything was going to be good.

As scared as we were it was very reassuring. (Denver Police) had people in the building, said Patricks father Mark Berzins. Im sure there will be some people who say its heavy handed. I thought it was super appropriate.

Jeff Todd joined the CBS4 team in 2011 covering the Western Slope in the Mountain Newsroom. Since 2015 hes been working across the Front Range in the Denver Headquarters. Follow him on Twitter @CBS4Jeff.

11 months ago

News Article Appears to Contradict Trump's Claim About Reporter - New York Times

3:11 pm ET3:11 pm ET By Maggie Haberman3:11 pm ET3:11 pm ETMaggie HabermanPhotoDonald J. Trump, seen here at a rally in Columbus, Ohio, on Monday, has been criticized this week for appearing to mock a reporter's disability.Credit Paul Vernon/Associated PressThe New York Daily News released an archived news article on Friday that seemed to contradict a claim by Donald J. Trump that he knew nothing about a reporter whose disability Mr. Trump appeared to mock at a rally earlier this week.

The reporter, Serge Kovaleski, said Thursday that he covered Mr. Trump numerous times while he was at The Daily News, including on a daylong maiden voyage of the now-defunct Trump Shuttle in 1989. Donald and I were on a first-name basis for years, he said of the real-estate developer in the Thursday interview.

Mr. Trump drew criticism after he mocked Mr. Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition that limits his ability to move his joints, during a South Carolina rally.

Mr. Kovaleski, while working as a reporter for The Washington Post, wrote an article on Sept. 18, 2001, in which he described the authorities detaining and questioning a number of people who were alleged to have been seen celebrating at tailgate-style parties on roofs in New Jersey, watching the devastation of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center site a week earlier.

Mr. Trump has used that 2001 news article to try to justify his claim that he had watched as thousands and thousands of people had cheered in Jersey City on the day of the attacks. Mr. Kovaleski has since said that his reporting did not bear out thousands or even hundreds. The article did not address whether those claims of celebrations had been substantiated, and officials later said that such reports were unfounded.

After reading the relevant paragraph from the 2001 article at his South Carolina rally, Mr. Trump described Mr. Kovaleski as nice before saying, Now this poor guy, you ought to see this guy. He then jerked his arms around in front of his body, and used a mocking tone to imitate Mr. Kovaleski.

Mr. Trump put out two statements through Twitter on Thursday. In one, he was definitive at length that he had no idea who Mr. Kovaleski is or that he knew anything about him. In the other, he seemed to allow for the possibility that he may have met him, but said he had doubt that was the case.

1 year ago

President Obama And Putin To Meet For The First Time In 2 Years

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