While maintaining that she would accept the recommendations of the career Justice Department officials and FBI agents involved in the investigation, a Justice Department spokesperson made clear that Lynch, as the head of the department, would still be responsible for the final determination whether to bring any charges in the case.
About a third of US voters identify themselves as Democratic [Gallup]. Wouldn't it be nice if at least one of them didn't do it the first time?
Fifty-seven fiberglass donkeys are being installed around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention.…
They represent the 50 states, five territories, Washington, D.C., and overseas Democrats.(Boston Herald http://goo.gl/1w3mRY)
After dropping the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular in 2013, CBS has returned to broadcast this year's July 4 event on the Esplanade with big names: Lovato, Nick Jonas and platinum-certified country band Little Big Town.
The former House speaker has particularly strong support from Trump confidants.…
Culvahouse, a former White House counsel who is managing the vetting for Trump, was the lawyer who vetted then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin for the GOP vice-presidential nomination during the 2008 campaign.
Donald Trump leading revolution of white working class
The Washington Times
Everyone's looking for what Winston Churchill called a pudding with a theme.…
Or as Che Guevara put it, "The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall." ... Read the full story
Is there nothing from which we may be spared?
Tech's real role in student debt
Hillary Clinton's campaign advisers sought to explain the student debt deferment portion of her tech agenda ... Read the full story
…is that you can say just about anything you want to without worrying because there is always somebody else to explain what you mean. No one will ever ask why the people doing explaining are not the ones who are the candidates and you're not just sitting at home watching the TeeVee like everybody else.
It's more dangerous. It's going to be far more dangerous for every one of us," said Regina Thomson, a delegate from Colorado.http://goo.gl/pmHTXd
And the report found that despite more than 8,000 documented violations of the EPA's "Lead and Copper Rule," the agency took a formal enforcement action in only 908 cases. "This lack of accountability sends a clear message to water suppliers. ... There is no cop on the beat," the NRDC authors write.
You don't expect Congress to fix this, do you?
NORTHAMPTON -- A teenage boy was taken to the hospital Tuesday night after a snapping turtle bit down onto his finger for 20 minutes before releasing it. The finger was saved, but the 15-year-old was not spared bite marks, police said. The teen...
The Massachusetts Environmental Police were contacted for advice on how to remove the turtle from the teen, but did not respond.Read More...
Your Grandmother's Driverless Car
The driverless vehicles of the 1920s were called "phantom autos," and they were remote-controlled by the tapping of a telegraph key. Read the full story
Driverless cars never ran yellow lights or veered into the wrong lane, Lynch added, and "that's more than a lot of cars with drivers in them do."
The Lyndon, Vermont, Time Capsule
First mentioned in an 1891 Vermont newspaper, the capsule is an iron box containing proceedings of the town's centennial celebration. It was scheduled to be opened on July 4, 1991. Citizens have looked in the town vault, the bank and the library but have not found the box. The time capsule may not have been buried at all, since some ceremonies were canceled due to rain. Lyndon residents have vowed not to lose their new time capsule which is set to be sealed July 4.
Perdue Announces Industry-First Animal Care Commitments
SALISBURY, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 27, 2016--Perdue Foods today announced a renewed focus on animal care...
…some people just can't leave well enough alone.
DNC Convention Costs Leaving Young And Poor Delegates Out In The Cold
The exorbitant costs of attending the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia on July 25-28 this year, is threatening to leave some delegates out in the cold. The DNC strongly requires delegates to stay at an appointed hotel, and costs for a room start at $569 per night, plus tax and fees, with the hotel requiring a five night minimum, putting base costs for attending the convention in the thousands, effectively shutting out anyone below a certain income bracket. Sanders and Clinton delegates are Read the full storyMeanwhile…
The exact number of pledged delegates is still up in the air with the vote in California still being counted, and with Bernie Sanders pulling back four percentage points from the initial announced results. Hillary Clinton was announced the winner of California by 13 percentage points, but she now only holds a lead of nine, with the predominantly Bernie Sanders-leaning provisional votes still being counted.
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