Donald Trump: ‘Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot’ – ABC News

Donald Trump: ‘Hillary Clinton Is a Bigot’ – ABC News http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/donald-trump-hillary-clinton-bigot/story?id=41630985 Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a “bigot” while addressing the crowd at the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi, tonight. “Hillary Clinton is a bigot who sees people of color only as votes, not as human beings worthy of a better future,” Trump said as […] more…

Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept. – The Washington Post

Emails reveal how foundation donors got access to Clinton and her close aides at State Dept. – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/emails-reveal-how-foundation-donors-got-access-to-clinton-and-her-close-aides-at-state-dept/2016/08/22/345b5200-6882-11e6-8225-fbb8a6fc65bc_story.html A sports executive who was a major donor to the Clinton Foundation and whose firm paid Bill Clinton millions of dollars in consulting fees wanted help getting a visa for a British soccer player […] more…

Green Party candidate Jill Stein calls for climate state of emergency | US news | The Guardian

Green Party candidate Jill Stein calls for climate state of emergency | US news | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/20/jill-stein-green-party-climate-state-of-emergency?CMP=oth_b-aplnews_d-1 Dr Jill Stein called for a national state of emergency to be declared over the rapidly worsening effects of global warming, during a campaign swing through New York. Promoting her party’s Green New Deal – an agenda […] more…

It’s hard to imagine a much worse pitch Donald Trump could have made for the black vote – The Washington Post

It’s hard to imagine a much worse pitch Donald Trump could have made for the black vote – The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/08/20/its-hard-to-imagine-a-much-worse-pitch-donald-trump-could-have-made-for-the-black-vote/ Donald Trump smiles as he participates in a roundtable discussion on national security on Wednesday at his offices in Trump Tower in New York. (Gerald Herbert/AP) At a rally Friday night in Dimondale, […] more…

Voting Machines Are a Mess—But the Feds Have a (Kinda) Plan | WIRED

Voting Machines Are a Mess—But the Feds Have a (Kinda) Plan | WIRED https://www.wired.com/2016/08/voting-machines-mess-feds-kinda-plan/?google_editors_picks=true America’s voting machines are a patchwork of systems spread across thousands of districts, with widely varying degrees of accountability. It’s a mess. One that the Department of Homeland Security has finally committed to helping clean up. This week, DHS chief Jeh […] more…

Budget Cuts Set Funding Path to Historic Lows | Center for American Progress

Budget Cuts Set Funding Path to Historic Lows | Center for American Progress https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/budget/report/2013/01/29/50945/budget-cuts-set-funding-path-to-historic-lows/ SOURCE: AP/Susan Walsh The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington. Under the caps imposed by the Budget Control Act, federal discretionary spending on law enforcement and justice will fall below 0.3 percent of GDP by 2017. This category includes federal […] more…

Why Performance-Based College Funding Doesn’t Work

Why Performance-Based College Funding Doesn’t Work https://tcf.org/content/report/why-performance-based-college-funding-doesnt-work/ For the better part of the past century, elected officials have sought ways to improve the performance of public sector operations, such as fire departments, libraries, health clinics, job training programs, elementary schools, and traffic safety.1 Interest in performance management has only grown over time, to the point […] more…

Report shows public higher education’s reliance on tuition

Report shows public higher education’s reliance on tuition https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/04/13/report-shows-public-higher-educations-reliance-tuition Tuition dollars made up roughly 47 percent of revenues for public higher education for the third straight year in 2014, cementing a trend in which tuition revenue now rivals state appropriations as the main funder of public colleges and universities. Tuition dollars in 2014 made up 47.1 […] more…

How Donald Trump lost the summer – POLITICO

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/08/donald-trump-summer-warning-227129 2016 Campaign aides warn the nominee he cannot have another month like August if he wants to win in November. Days after the Democratic convention, as Donald Trump sparred with the parents of a U.S. soldier killed in Iraq, his campaign chair Paul Manafort waxed bullish about the GOP candidate’s chances in November — […] more…

Trump Casinos’ Tax Debt Was $30 Million. Then Christie Took Office. – The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/17/us/politics/trump-chris-christie-casinos.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share&_r=1 A deputy New Jersey attorney general wrote in 2007 that Donald J. Trump’s flagship casino, the Taj Mahal, had reported that it paid $2.2 million in alternative minimum assessment tax in 2003, which was not true. It had paid only $500 in income taxes. Mark Makela for The New York Times By the time […] more…
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