The Daily Bradlo 9/2/2016

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Election:
Donald Trump on Monday called Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton “the devil” at a campaign rally in Harrisburg, Pa.

Trump said Clinton slighted Sanders by picking Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) as her running mate. “She picked a vice president who is like the exact opposite of him,” Trump said.

“Tim Kaine, from Virginia, has one problem, the first thing he did as governor there is he raised taxes by $4 million dollars. He’s not even popular there, I don’t get it.”

National:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a historic travel warning on Monday, advising pregnant women and their partners not to travel to a small community north of Miami. This is the first time the CDC has warned people not to travel to a neighborhood for fear of catching an infectious diseases.

The CDC’s warning comes after 10 additional people in Florida were found to have been infected with Zika virus.

International:
London’s top police officer warned that a the threat of a terror attack in the United Kingdom not a matter of “when, not if.”

Met Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said he believes the threat of a terror attack real and believes “Britain will be the next victim.”

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Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for vice president on Wednesday.

“You cannot believe one word that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth,” Kaine said as he slammed the Republican nominee during his acceptance speech.

Hillary Clinton will accept her party’s nomination for president on Thursday night.

National:

WikiLeaks released a number of voicemail message recordings that were stolen from the Democratic National Committee (DNC). Most of the voicemails were mundane messages of callers leaving their phone numbers in hopes of receiving a call back.

Multiple messages came from angry voters who thought the DNC was giving too much support to Sanders.

“What I see is the Democratic Party bending over backwards for Bernie,” one caller said. The caller threatened to leave the party if the DNC didn’t stop “coddling” Sanders.

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The Democratic Party officially nominated Hillary Clinton for president, making her the first female nominee of a major political party.

Supporters of Bernie Sanders cheered when the Vermont senator received votes during the roll call vote but did not interrupt the proceedings — a relief for Democrats who worried the Sanders supports would not rally around Clinton.

Election:

President Obama on Tuesday raised the possibility that Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

Obama said Russian President Vladimir Putin might prefer Republican nominee Donald Trump because the real estate mogul has “repeatedly expressed admiration” for the Russian leader in the past.

“I am basing this on what Mr. Trump himself has said,” the president said. “And I think — Trump’s gotten pretty favorable coverage back in Russia.”

International:

At least 13 people were killed and 19 people were injured after suicide bombers from the militant group Al Shabaab detonated to vehicles near the airport in Mogadishu, Somalia.

The terrorist group has been blamed for attacks in Somalia and surrounding countries that have targeted international peacekeepers, aid workers, and journalists.

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The Democratic National Convention begins today in Philadelphia. Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee will officially receive her party’s nomination at the convention.

Following months of accusations that DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz put her thumb on the scale in favor of Hillary Clinton, Wasserman Schultz announced she would resign from her position in the DNC after the convention concludes.

National:

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will begin receiving classified intelligence briefings after the Democratic National Convention concludes.

Vice presidential candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine will also receive briefing

The briefings a pared-down versions of the President’s Daily Brief. The amount of information the candidates receive is up to the president.

 

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The Democratic Rules Committee voted in favor of a major shift in the super-delegate system Saturday night after a deal was reached between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders supporters.

The committee nearly unanimously approved an amendment that preserves the current super-delegate role for elected U.S. lawmakers and governors, but will bind the remaining delegates – nearly two-thirds – to primary and caucus results.

The new rule, which still needs to be approved by the DNC, won’t take effect until the next presidential election.

Election:

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he saved Sen. Ted Cruz from being “ripped” off the stage during his speech at the Republican National Convention.

When it became clear that Cruz would not endorse Trump, Cruz was loudly booed by the crowd of delegates. Trump then entered the room drawing the attention of the press and applause from delegates and guests in the arena.

“You know what, he’s lucky I did it,” Trump said in an interview with Bloomberg published Saturday. “I walked in and the arena went crazy. Because there’s great unity in the Republican Party and people don’t know it. Had I not walked in, I think that audience would have ripped him off the stage. I think I did him a big favor.”

International:
ISIS has claimed responsibility for killing dozens of people during a peaceful demonstration in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Saturday.

At least 80 people were killed and more than 260 others were wounded.

Two ISIS fighters detonated their suicide belts in the crowd of protesters and a third was killed by security forces.

The Daily Bradlo 7/23/2016

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The Republican National Convention concluded on Thursday night when Donald Trump offcially accept the party’s nomination and delivered a speech that electrified the crowd and blasted Hillary Clinton.

The Democratic National Convention is slated to begin in Philadelphia on Monday where Hillary Clinton will officially receive the Democratic Party’s nomination.

Election: 

On Friday, Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate. The announcement was made via Twitter and text messages to her supporters.

Kaine is a former governor of Virginia, former mayor of Richmond, and is currently a junior senator from Virginia. Kaine is seen as the safe choice for Clinton, and is likely to anger the progressive members of the Democratic Party.

Clinton said she one of the reasons she likes Kaine is because he has described him self as “boring.”

International:

A gun men shot and killed at least nine people and injured 21 others on Friday in a shooting spree at a shopping center in Munich, Germany, police said.

Police believe the shooter acted alone. The shooter’s motives are unclear and no group has claimed responsibility for the shooting.

National:

President Obama signed a bill aimed an addressing opioid addiction Friday, but said the bill did not go far enough.

Lawmakers in Congress reached a compromise over the bipartisan Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act. Democrats wanted to secure more funding for treatment in the bill.

“This legislation includes some modest steps to address the opioid epidemic,” Obama said in a statement. “Give the scope of this crisis, some action is better than none. However, I am deeply disappointed that Republicans failed to provide any real resources for those seeking addiction treatment to get the care they need.”