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  • Trump Adviser to Bail Out Weinstein's Company
    Colony Capital, owned by Trump adviser Thomas J. Barrack Jr., has agreed to bail out Harvey Weinstein's company, providing an immediate cash infusion and then buying most if not all of the assets.

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  • RNC and Trump Campaign Paid $2.4 Million So Far in Legal Fees For Russia
    In September, the Washington Post reported that the RNC was paying out huge bucks for legal fees charged by lawyers for Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. regarding Russia. The Republican National Committee is using a pool of money stockpiled for...

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  • Monday Open Thread: This and That
    I was just reading about the really high prices of Manhattan luxury condos, when I came upon this article in Curbed saying that a 90 story skyscraper is coming to Denver that will change the skyline forever. Then I saw the address: the building is...

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  • Will Agreement for Raqqa Evacuation Include ISIS?
    Update 11 pm MT: Answer: Yes, foreign ISIS fighters are part of the agreement and will be able to leave Raqqa. Again, as stated below, the U.S. opposed this, preferring the foreign fighters be held accountable for their crimes. Syrian and foreign...

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  • Las Vegas Sheriff's Latest Update
    Here is the interview with the Sheriff today from Las Vegas on the Mandalay Bay shootings. He sounds defensive and nervous -- his voice is shaky. At the end, after reading accounts from victims, he begins to tremble, an associate puts his hand...

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  • Thursday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome.

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  • AG Sessions Seeks to Tighten Asylum Rules
    AG Sessions wants Congress to tighten asylum rules. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called on Congress Thursday to tighten the rules for people seeking asylum through a system he said is filled with “rampant abuse and fraud.” ...

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  • Trump Signs Executive Order Undermining Health Care Rules
    Donald Trump signed an executive order today undermining rules insurance companies were required to follow by law. President Trump signed an executive order on Thursday intended to allow small businesses and potentially individuals to buy a...

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  • Those Santa Ana Winds
    With the disastrous fires and high winds occurring this week in California, you don't need a calendar to know it's October -- season of the Santa Ana winds. I've been writing about them here for 10 years. From my post in 2007: The...

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  • Donna Karan's Unfortunate Comments on Weinstein
    Here is the video of the Sunday night red carpet interview of Donna Karan about Harvey Weinstein. Karan says her remarks about Weinstein and women's accountability for how they present themselves were taken out of context. Twitter is filled...

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  • LV Security Guard Shot Before Paddock Began Shooting From Windows
    Here is the video of the Las Vegas Sheriff Department media update today on shooter Stephen Paddock. Update: I'm not going to write a third post about this tonight, so I'll just update this one with what I think may be the significance of this...

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  • Las Vegas Shooter Update
    There's been all sorts of news updates on Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock over the weekend, none of which seem to offer a clue into his behavior. One worthwhile interview I saw was that of Steve Wynn, the billionaire owner of many Las...

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  • ISIS Calls on Females To Launch Attacks
    As ISIS continues its struggle to maintain its relevance in the virtual world as it loses more and more territory and any semblence of being a "state" in the physical world, it has added a new feature: A call to women to participate in launching...

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  • Mike Pence Wants Dignity
    Mike Pence tweeted why he left the football game today. He said he and Trump "will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem." Can someone please tell him the words dignity and Trump are oxymorons? ...

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  • Graves of Slaughtered Coptic Christians Found, ISIS Participants Disclosed
    The 2015 ISIS video showing the beheadings of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians on a beach in Sirte, Libya was one of its most brutal. It featured an English-speaking spokesman who sounded American. One of the big mysteries was his identity -- and which...

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