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Saturday News: “The clear and present danger of Donald Trump”; President Obama Expands Paid Sick Leave


by Lowell

Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Saturday, October 1. Also check out President Obama’s weekly address, on “the importance of ensuring that American families have access to paid leave.”

  • Video: TYT Politics reporters Jordan Chariton and Eric Byler talk about their experience covering Trump rallies. It’s not pretty. They also say discuss the Beltway media minimizing the “hints of racism” of the “large majority” of people Chariton and Byler have seen and talked to at Trump rallies.


  • Video: Libertarian VP candidate says he’d be highly concerned about possibly electing Donald Trump, says “I’m not sure anybody’s more qualified than Hillary Clinton to be President of the United States.”


  • True Blue

    With all the focus on Alicia Machado story, this got lost in the Friday night news dump:

    “The editor-in-chief of Newsweek confirmed Friday that the magazine’s website was on the receiving end of a denial-of-service attack Thursday night, following the publication of a story accusing one of Donald Trump’s companies of violating the Cuban trade embargo.”

    “Denial-of-service attacks may be considered a federal crime under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.” “. . .Impoco emailed TPM that in an initial investigation, the “main” IP addresses linked to the attack were found to be Russian.”


    Are his twilight tweets intended to cover up other stories of his corruption and lifelong lies?

    • Good catch, I added that to the news clips…along with the Nigel Farage/Donald Trump story.

  • Video – Howard Dean Rips Media For Giving Donald Trump A Free Ride, Double Standard, Special Treatment


  • Video: Donald Trump says he’s “having fun” when he’s mocking, degrading women


  • Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine Raised More Than $154 Million in September for HFA and the Democratic Party

    Hillary Clinton and Senator Tim Kaine had their best fundraising month of the campaign in September, bringing in more than $154 million for Hillary for America (HFA) and the Democratic Party. HFA, along with​ ​the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) and Hillary Action Fund (HAF) began October with a combined $150 million in the bank. More than 900,000 people donated to HFA in September and about 2.6 million people have now donated to the campaign in total. The average donation to HFA in September was about $56.

    “With Donald Trump promising to dump an additional $50 million of his own money into the campaign and right-wing billionaires pledging millions more, we must continue to step up in order to have the resources we need to mobilize millions of voters across the country,” said Hillary for America Campaign Manager Robby Mook. “Millions of Americans are supporting this campaign because they know that Hillary Clinton is the only candidate who has the temperament to be commander in chief and who will fight to make the economy work for everyone.”

    About $84 million of the total raised was for Hillary for America, making it by far the best month for the campaign, while about $70 million was raised for the DNC and state parties across the country through the Hillary Victory Fund and the Hillary Action Fund.

    HFA began September with more than $59 million on hand, while HVF and HAF had a combined $91 million. ​