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Monday News: “This election is likely to be decisive for the climate, one way or another”

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by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, August 22.

  • Robert Reich:

    One of the central tenets of Donald Trump’s candidacy has been the forced deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants living in the United States. But yesterday he met with his “Hispanic advisory council” and apparently backtracked, calling for a “humane and efficient” way to work with undocumented immigrants that would allow some to remain in the United States.

    This morning on CNN, his campaign manager, when confronted with the contradiction, said all this is “to be determined.” To be determined? Hello? The Republican nominee for president of the United States doesn’t know his position on the most contentious issue in the 2016 campaign that he himself has stirred up?

    The Trump campaign has gone from bawdy to burlesque to byzantine to utterly bizarre.

  • Quizzical

    Krugman’s is right, we have no more time to waste in taking action to prevent further climate change. Rain bombs are being discussed all over the world.
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-29/forget-tornadoes-rain-bombs-are-coming-for-your-town

  • Video: New Clinton ad warns of “Just One Wrong Move” by Trump

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqpQ4neS68g

  • Clinton statement on Louisiana flooding:

    Hillary Clinton Statement on Louisiana Flooding

    Today, Hillary Clinton issued the following statement on the ongoing flood​ ​response in Louisiana:

    “This month’s floods in Louisiana are a crisis that demand a national response. More than 30,000 people have been rescued by the Coast Guard, National Guard, and other emergency responders. Thousands of people have lost everything. At least 13 lost their lives. We must make sure that all resources are brought to bear in responding to the crisis and helping communities rebuild.

    “That is why I have called on supporters of this campaign to give what they can to the Red Cross, to bring much-needed aid and supplies to the more than 100,000 people affected by the floods. We also need to make sure that this crisis is not compounded by another, by ensuring mosquito abatement is happening hand-in-hand with flood response, to reduce the riska of mosquitoes that could carry the Zika virus from gaining a foothold in Louisiana.

    “The best way to help Louisianans affected by these terrible floods is to make sure they have the resources they need today. I am committed to visiting communities affected by these floods, at a time when the presence of a political campaign will not disrupt the response, to discuss how we can and will rebuild together.

    “In times of crisis, Americans have always come together to lift each other up, support each other, and rebuild stronger and better than before. That is what we must do now in Louisiana, and I am committed to standing with Louisianans every step of the way.”

  • Video: Gov. McAuliffe – “The voting rights of the nearly 13,000 Virginians who registered to vote since April 22 have been individually restored again”

    https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7648/28537185854_f66ddf012a_o.jpg

    https://www.periscope.tv/NewVAMajority/1ypKdoDyYAnxW

  • HFA Statement on Donald Trump’s Clinton Foundation Attacks

    Hillary for America Chair John Podesta released the following statement:

    “The Foundation has already laid out the unprecedented steps the charity will take if Hillary Clinton becomes president. Donald Trump needs to come clean with voters about his complex network of for-profit businesses that are hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to big banks, including the state-owned Bank of China, and other business groups with ties to the Kremlin. Donald Trump should stop hiding behind fake excuses and release his tax returns and immediately disclose the full extent of his business interests. He must commit to fully divesting himself from all of his business conflicts to ensure that he is not letting his own financial interests affect decisions made by his potential administration.”

  • Video: Former Breitbart spokesman says Trump presidency would be “catastrophic…unprecedented level of chaos”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98Bud9ptpSs&feature=youtu.be

  • True Blue

    AP’s Jeff Horwitz reports on tRump’s staff comments; I guess his hires are as professional as the candidate is presidential! Yikes. He’s apparently returned to the old Donald with smear of Morning Joe and Mika. Wow. I read a comment that If President Obama reacted this way to all negative press, he’d be tweeting 20 hours per day.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/d98c99e8626549d984d3695ac6ef589f/racism-and-talk-religious-war-trump-staffs-online-posts

    Concerning is Politico’s report on the increased number of voter registration forms (supposedly for Republicans), especially in swing states. What do you glean from this?

    • Exactly what you’d expect from a Trump staffer…disgusting.