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Hillary Clinton's private emails reveal a time she schooled experts on an obscure scientific detail

(Business Insider) The exchange (an email thread in 2010) begins when Rooney sends Clinton an updated draft of a speech, which the Secretary would deliver later the next day at the national conference for CARE, an organization that fights global poverty.

The speech "focuses on a chronically overlooked issue (nutrition)," Rooney writes, adding: "This is a speech that only you could give and a number of constituencies will be delighted by it."

In her reply, Clinton appears happy with the speech: "It is so much better — thank you," she writes. But then Clinton raises a number of questions. Most interesting, she catches what appears to be an error: "Is the Vitamin A research on p. 8 accurate given recent research that raised doubts about it efficacy?"

Hours later — and only minutes before Clinton was scheduled to speak — came a reply: "You were right about Vitamin A, no surprise (although a bit surprising that none of the experts noticed it)," Rooney writes. "I've changed it to oral rehydration therapy."

BooScout

A Step Too Far...

For over 3 decades I have watched the right throw one smear after another at the Clintons in an effort to take them out at any cost. The press has often led the witch hunt because a whiff of another faux scandal about the Clintons is always good to sell more advertising space.

Bill and Hillary know the territory well and have always been able to survive and thrive in this hostile political climate. ....but now the right and the press have gone a step too far.

AP's 'investigative reporting' (and I use that phrase here with disdain) regarding the Clinton Foundation is not only biased reporting from a news organization with a long history of pro conservative views, but it's also shoddy and vindictive reporting...

ehrnst

The AP’s big exposé on Hillary meeting with Clinton Foundation donors is a mess

(Vox) According to their reporting, Clinton spent a remarkably large share of her time as America’s chief diplomat talking to people who had donated money to the Clinton Foundation. She went out of her way to help these Clinton Foundation donors, and her decision to do so raises important concerns about the ethics of her conduct as secretary and potentially as president. It’s a striking piece of reporting that made immediate waves in my social media feed, as political journalists of all stripes retweeted the story’s headline conclusions.

Except it turns out not to be true. The nut fact that the AP uses to lead its coverage is wrong, and Braun and Sullivan’s reporting reveals absolutely no unethical conduct. In fact, they found so little unethical conduct that an enormous amount of space is taken up by a detailed recounting of the time Clinton tried to help a former Nobel Peace Prize winner who’s also the recipient of a Congressional Gold Medal and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

pnwmom

Al Gore: Climate/environmental voters should vote for Clinton, not 3rd party.

(The Hill) Former Vice President Al Gore is urging Americans concerned about climate change and considering a third-party presidential candidate to vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton instead.

“I particularly urge anyone who is concerned about the climate crisis, sees it as the kind of priority that I see it as, to look at the sharp contrast between the solar plan that Secretary Clinton has put forward, and her stated commitment to support the Clean Power Plan, and the contrast between what she has said and is proposing with the statements of the Republican nominee, which give me great concern,” Gore told ThinkProgress.

DemocratSinceBirth

Clinton has 14-point lead in Florida: CLINTON 52% TRUMP 38%

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has a 14-point polling lead over GOP candidate Donald Trump among Florida’s likely voters, according to a new survey by the Saint Leo University Polling Institute.

The survey was conducted online from August 14 to 18 among 1,500 Florida adults, including 1,380 who said they will likely vote in the November election. When asked which presidential candidate they would support, or would lean toward supporting, if the election was the same day that they took the survey, respondents answered in these proportions:

jpak

Andrea Tantaros Lawsuit Targets Five Executives at Fox News for Retaliation

(The Hollywood Reporter) Former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros has moved forward in filing a lawsuit against Fox News and its ex-chief Roger Ailes for alleged sexual harassment. She didn't stop there. Also named as defendants in a complaint lodged in New York Supreme Court is Ailes' replacement Bill Shine, vp legal affairs Dianne Brandi, vp corporate communications Irena Briganti and executive vp programming and development Suzanne Scott.

In a lawsuit that's dripping with salacious detail including allegations hurled at non-defendants like Bill O'Reilly, Tantaros is demanding tens of millions of dollars in damages over her experiences at a cable news network she asserts "operated like a sex-fueled, Playboy Mansion-like cult, steeped in intimidation, indecency, and misogyny."

riversedge

Bush Institute founding director endorses Clinton

(Politico) Former President George W. Bush’s Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy is the latest high-ranking Republican to announce his support for Hillary Clinton’s White House bid.

James Glassman, who is also the founding director of the George W. Bush Institute at the former president’s library in Dallas, told MSNBC Monday evening that Clinton is “by far the superior candidate.”

“She has the experience. She’s got the character. She has the values,” Glassman said. “She is the kind of candidate I support and that, as I say, millions of republicans are supporting.”

SummerSnow

Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff's online posts

(AP) Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review by The Associated Press of their postings.

The AP examined the social media feeds of more than 50 current and former campaign employees who helped propel Trump through the primary elections. The campaign has employed a mix of veteran political operatives and outsiders. Most come across as dedicated, enthusiastic partisans, but at least seven expressed views that were overtly racially charged, supportive of violent actions or broadly hostile to Muslims.

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