- 9:00 – Dr. Waymon Burke on stupid tweets and a terrible election cycle.
Huma admits Hillary “burned” public records…
BUT… Trump stole the new cycle with a dumb tweet…
And when Clinton is embarrassed?
Republicans pounce on Clinton’s lengthy FBI interview
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump return to campaigning after a July Fourth break. Both presidential candidates are visiting the battleground state of North Carolina, and for the first time in this race, Clinton will have President Obama by her side.
He will bring his former secretary of state to Charlotte on Air Force One, as her campaign seeks a lift from Mr. Obama with voters about four months to the general election. Clinton and Mr. Obama last traveled aboard Air Force One together on a 2012 trip to Burma, reports CBS News correspondent Chip Reid.
Her Republican opponent, Trump, is not happy about that.
Trump aired his grievances about the flight over Twitter Monday and asked, “Who pays?”
Good question, simple answer.
the New York Times, will share the cost of the trip with the White House.
Clinton won’t be traveling back to Washington with Mr. Obama after this afternoon’s rally. She’ll be campaigning in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Wednesday.
She is paying for part, the rest is an “official visit”.
From bitter rivals to then allies and colleagues, President Obama plans to tell the story of how he eventually warmed up to Clinton – to make the case that the country should too.
Obama and Clinton will appear together for the first time this campaign cycle on Tuesday, where they will show of a new phase of their storied relationship: co-dependents.
Clinton’s chances of winning the White House hinge on rallying Obama’s coalition to her cause.
Obama’s legacy depends on her success.
Eight years after they spent millions tearing each other down in pursuit of the White House, they will now spend countless words and four months selling each other to the public.
One person briefed on the process, who was not authorized to speak publicly, said that the campaign began vetting Ms. Ernst in recent days as a possible vice-presidential pick. But it is not clear how seriously Ms. Ernst is being considered for a position that Mr. Trump has kept close counsel about filling.
Jason Miller, a senior communications adviser for Mr. Trump, declined to comment. In a statement on Monday, Ms. Ernst confirmed that she had met with Mr. Trump.
Ms. Ernst is a retired National Guard lieutenant colonel and a veteran of the Iraq war. Her military background could help Mr. Trump given his lack of foreign policy experience or national security experience. The fact that she is a woman could also help Mr. Trump with a group of voters with whom he currently polls poorly.
In the statement, Ms. Ernst said that her focus was on defeating Hillary Clinton, saying, “I had a good conversation with Donald Trump today, and we discussed what I am hearing from Iowans as I travel around the state on my 99-county tour, and the best path forward for our country.”
She added: “I will continue to share my insights with Donald about the need to strengthen our economy, keep our nation safe and ensure America is always a strong, stabilizing force around the globe.”
SPOILER: Hillary and Trump are liars.
For instance, PolitiFact found that about 60 percent of Trump’s claims were rated as either false or “Pants on Fire” — the lowest rating the site gives.
Hillary Clinton also had issues with factual accuracy — though not as bad as Trump — with about 13 percent of her claims rated as either false or “Pants on Fire.”
Five organizations have sent letters of intent to the Alabama Public Charter School Commission saying they want to operate charter schools.
Alabama School Connection reported on the letters.
The Legislature passed a bill last year authorizing charter schools, but none are expected to open until the 2017-2018 school year.
Public Charter School Commission Chairman Ed Richardson declined to release the names of the five organizations that sent letters.
Richardson said he wanted the commission to have a chance to review the letters before releasing them.
Richardson said one or two might not meet the initial standards to establish a charter and he wants a chance to determine that and notify those that don’t qualify.
“I just believe we should tell them that rather than them read about it in the newspaper,” Richardson said.
AL.com sent Richardson an open records request to obtain copies of the letters.
Richardson did not dispute that the letters were public records but said he was not required to release them today.
He said the letters would be released as soon as the review process was done, which he said should be by about July 11.
Richardson said one organization was based in Birmingham, one in Mobile and one in Huntsville.
A fourth letter came from a group in Miami that plans to start a school in Huntsville, Richardson said.
The fifth letter came from a group in Canton, Mich., and did not specify where the Alabama school would be located, Richardson said.
Bill Baxley, lead lawyer for former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, said today he had no response to a sentencing motion filed by prosecutors on Thursday night.
“It’s too absurd to respond to,” Baxley said.
Prosecutors asked for an 18-year split sentence, with Hubbard to serve five years in state prison and 13 years on probation.
They also asked that the court order Hubbard to pay $1.125 million in restitution and the maximum $30,000 fine on each of the 12 felony ethics convictions.
The restitution is the amount of money Hubbard made for his companies from the contracts and investments for which he was convicted.
The crimes, all Class B felonies, carry potential sentences of two years to 20 years.
Baxley, a former state attorney general, said earlier this week the verdict was unjust.
“Mark my words, the verdict will not stand,” Baxley said.
Hubbard also maintained his innocence in a statement released the day after his conviction.
Lee County Circuit Judge Jacob Walker is scheduled to sentence Hubbard on July 8.
Sanders delegates are sad people who want a free ride…
Some of Bernie Sanders’ 1,831 New York delegates can’t scrape up enough cash to attend this month’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia — so they’ve turned to crowdfunding websites to raise the cash.
“The cost definitely was a surprise,” said Jessica Frisco, 23, a delegate from the Upper West Side. “People are freaking out.”
Unlike the savvy operators who usually win slots as convention delegates, some from Sanders’ campaign say they had no idea they would have to spend up to $5,000 on travel expenses.
At least 20 Sanders delegates from New York have set up online crowdfunding campaigns to plead for cash.
Weapons of war + the religion of peace…
Child rapes up too…
People are not as proud to be an American as they use to be…
Now read #AmericaWasNeverGreat, a hashtag created by liberal malcontents and “Black Lives Matters” losers…
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