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Sep 20, 2017 7:07PM - Black Voices
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Aides warned Trump not to attack North Korea's leader personally before his fiery U.N. address
Senior aides to President Trump repeatedly warned him not to deliver a personal attack on North Koreas leader at the United Nations this week, saying insulting the young despot in such a prominent venue could irreparably escalate tensions and shut off any chance for negotiations to defuse the nuclear crisis. Trumps derisive description of Kim Jong Un as Rocket Man on a suicide mission and his threat to totally destroy North Korea were not in a speech draft that several senior officials reviewed and vetted Monday, the day before Trump gave his first address to the U.N.
Sep 22, 2017 9:09PM - latimes.com (latimes.com)
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Sep 22, 2017 4:42PM - facebook.com (facebook.com)
NCDD was happy to host a Confab Call this week with our partners at theMcCourtney Institute for Democracy an NCDD member organization who talked about the incredible opportunity for D&D organizations to take advantage of theirNevins Democracy Leaders Program.Nearly twodozen organizations participated in the call, which marked the launch ofthe 2017-18 applicationfor organizations who want tohosta bright, motivated, D&D-trained student who will work with their organization for eight weeks next summer at no cost. We are encouraging our member organizations toapply todayfor the chance []
Sep 21, 2017 1:00PM - Public Policy Debate
As we announced last month, NCDD is hosting a special Confab Call with theMcCourtney Institute for Democracyand Healthy Democracy nextWednesday, September 20th from 1-2pm Eastern / 10-11am Pacific.The call is the best place to learn more about this incredible opportunity to have a D&D trained student come work with your organization at no-cost, so we strongly encourage the NCDD network to register today! During the call,NCDD Member and McCourtneys Managing DirectorChristopher Beemwill provide an overview of the Nevins Democracy Leaders Program and its aims, discuss []
Sep 14, 2017 1:00PM - Public Policy Debate
We are thrilled to announce the upcomingInnovations in Participatory Democracy Conference in Spring 2018 that will convene civic practitioners, of all ages, to explore innovations in how people participate in democracy.The conference is the creative effort of several fantastic organizations working to empower their community, including NCDD sponsoring org the Jefferson Center, andNCDD member org the Participatory Budgeting Project. Proposals are to be submitted by November 1st, so make sure you get yours in and reserve your space at this great event by purchasing your []
Sep 19, 2017 1:30PM - Public Policy Debate
The NCDD network specializes in structures and processes for better civic engagement, which is why we wanted to share an insightful piece written by Matt Leighninger from Public Agenda, an NCDD member org. In the article, he gives concrete ways to improve politics from the ground up, by strengthening networks using both thin and thick ways of engagement. We encourage you to read Leighningers article below or find the original on Public Agendas bloghere.
Sep 12, 2017 1:30PM - Public Policy Debate
Editors Note: For an alternative viewpoint, please see: Counterpoint: NFL Protests Need to Take a Knee Colin Kaepernick has not been involved in off field scandals, has committed no crime, and has donated almost $1 million to community organizations over the last year, yet the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback is considered an outcast for kneeling during the national anthem. Why? Some say its because football is no place for politics. Not true.
Sep 23, 2017 10:32PM - InsideSources (insidesources.com)
Its September 23, 2017, and the president of the United States has gotten himself into a Twitter war with LeBron James. At a rally in Alabama Friday nightpurportedly to support Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL) in Tuesdays special electionPresident Trump criticized Colin Kaepernick and other players who have taken a knee during the national anthem.
Sep 23, 2017 5:37PM - and they arent mincing words (thinkprogress.org)
A small group of right-wing Christian websites are attacking Catholic leaders who encourage the Church to build bridges with LGBTQ people, sparking online campaigns that push schools and Catholic institutions to disinvite them from speaking. The latest example came earlier this week, when Shawn Copeland, a Catholic theologian who teaches at Boston College, was scheduled to speak at a college in Michigan. The topic of her talk, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday, was Pope Francis and his agenda for social justice a relatively benign topic for Madonna University, a Catholic school.
Sep 23, 2017 2:02PM - thinkprogress.org (thinkprogress.org)
Magdiel Sanchez, a 35-year-old Latino man, was sitting on his porch in Oklahoma City on Tuesday night as two law enforcement officers approached his house. He got up and walked toward them, when, according to news reports and a statement, the officers noticed he was holding a metal pipe. They started giving him verbal commands to lie down, then one fired his Taser and the other shot him in the chest with his sidearm.
Sep 22, 2017 7:04PM - The Nation (thenation.com)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) President Donald Trump's former chief strategist, Steve Bannon, is planning to campaign against the Trump-backed candidate in Alabama's Republican Senate primary runoff.
Sep 24, 2017 12:52AM - AP
President Trump criticized Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and misrepresented the latest attempt by Republicans in the Senate to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Twitter Saturday morning. Trump claimed, in a tweetstorm mostly about health care, that premiums in Arizona and Alaska had skyrocketed, 116 and 200 plus percent, respectively.
Sep 23, 2017 2:07PM - thinkprogress.org (thinkprogress.org)
During a 90-minute speech in Alabama, purportedly to support Senator Luther Strange who faces a special primary election next Tuesday, Trump diverted into an extended rant on the NFL. His ire was focused primarily on Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who have participated in silent protests during the national anthem. Wouldnt you love to see one ofthese NFL owners, when somebodydisrespects our flag, to say, get that son of abitchoff thefield right now.
Sep 23, 2017 2:19AM - thinkprogress.org (thinkprogress.org)
Because its her 25th anniversary, this years Batman Day has been hijacked by Harley Quinn. While the rest of the world is obsessing over a lovable maniac with a lapsed medical accreditation, we wanna revisit the question that always pops up when you think about how many versions of Batman there are. Throughout the 78 years that the worlds greatest detective has been saving the world and striking fear into the hearts of criminals, weve seen dozens of different takes on the Batman character that have ranged from brooding and dour to campy and effervescent.
Sep 23, 2017 12:09AM - io9 (io9.gizmodo.com)
Science fiction is at its best when it takes a crazy concept and applies it to real world issues, and thats exactly what writer director Yoshio Kato does with 3FT Ball and Souls, a teeny tiny Japanese film filled with big ideas and even bigger heart. [Eds note: This movie was screened at this years Fantastic Fest, which faced controversy after Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League rehired Devin Faraci, the former editor of Birth.Movies.
Sep 22, 2017 10:29PM - io9 (io9.gizmodo.com)
WASHINGTON (AP) US government tells election officials in 21 states hackers targeted their systems in 2016 but most systems not breached.
Sep 22, 2017 9:05PM - AP
This was not what Republicans had envisioned. Preparing for the 2018 midterm elections, they had thought they were in a strong position to maintain or expand their majority. Democrats must defend 25 seats including 10 in states won last year by President Trump while just eight Republican-held seats will be on the ballot.
Sep 22, 2017 6:10PM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price will face an inspector generals investigation into his reported use of chartered jets for at least two dozen flights in recent months at taxpayer expense. A spokeswoman for HHS Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson told The Washington Post on Friday that the agency will request records of Prices travel and review the justification made by Price and his staff for the trips, which reportedly cost taxpayers a combined $300,000.
Sep 22, 2017 4:04PM - Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)
For many states, the calls on Friday were the first official confirmation that they were on the list even though state election officials across the country have been calling for months for the federal government to share information about any hacks, as have members of Congress. It is completely unacceptable that it has taken D.H.
Sep 23, 2017 4:10AM - nytimes.com (nytimes.com)
If it feels like the Trump presidency has been hit by non-stop scandals and crises from day one, it's probably because it has been. The Google News Lab looked at the search trends for stories about 40 of the biggest news events of Trump's presidency from Jan. 20 until Sept.
Sep 22, 2017 6:00PM - Axios (axios.com)
Amid new North Korean threats to test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean, President Trump tweeted Friday that the rogue regime's leader would be "tested like never before." Trump, during a speech at the United Nations General Assembly earlier this week, warned the U.S.
Sep 22, 2017 11:06AM - Fox News (foxnews.com)
Vladimir Putin has expressed his fears over artificial intelligence by asking Russia's largest technology firm how long it will be until smart robots 'eat us'. The Russian president was speaking to Arkady Volozh, chief of internet firm Yandex, during a tour of the company's Moscow headquarters. Volozh was discussing the potential of AI when Putin caused surprise by asking when the technology will 'eat us'.
Sep 22, 2017 9:29AM - Mail Online (dailymail.co.uk)
You can't be uninvited to something you weren't going to anyway.
Sep 23, 2017 6:42PM - American Politics
The Cleveland Cavaliers forward had some strong words for the president.
Sep 23, 2017 4:39PM - American Politics
Mr. Price, the health and human services secretary, has come under fire for his use of private jets when traveling on government business.
Sep 24, 2017 2:30AM - US Politics
President Trump said Senator John McCain had let his state down and been deceived by Democrats into abandoning a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Sep 23, 2017 11:04PM - US Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
Sep 22, 2017 11:06PM - AP
WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering issuing subpoenas to President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman and two FBI officials close to fired director James Comey as part of the panel's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections.
Sep 16, 2017 12:33AM - AP