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Obama Triumphs:

Nobel-Laureate U.S. Scientists Applaud Iran Nuclear Deal
A group of twenty-nine U.S. scientists have spoken out with high praise for the Iranian nuclear deal- including five Nobel laureates- calling it “stringent” and “innovative.” As Congressional Republicans with no knowledge of Middle Eastern politics or nuclear science denounce the deal with a virulent, ignorant fury, it is very comforting to see some people who actually know what they’re talking about give their opinion on the deal.
The Iranian nuclear treaty will halt the development of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program and limit it to peaceful, power-generating applications, in exchange for lifting the sanctions which have been crippling the Iranian middle class and keeping their civil society from growing enough to call for democratization.The letter from the scientists states that “We congratulate you [President Obama] and your team…the deal “will advance the cause of peace and security in the Middle East and can serve as a guidepost for future nonproliferation agreements.”
On the other hand, the Republican Senators on the Foreign Relations Committee like presidential candidate Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Ron Johnson (R-WI), were demanding if Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz knew what an “EMP” device was, and what threat it could pose to America. Cruz believes the Iranian could kill millions of Americans by detonating an EMP device…in space. VOX’s Max Fisher had this to say about the inquiry: “Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons are a nonsense science fiction ’threat’ and a longtime point of obsession among certain conservatives, such as Newt Gingrich…. [This] line of questioning, to a top-of-his-field nuclear physicist, is a little like asking Neil Armstrong if he thinks the moon landing might have been faked.”
 Of course, with Republicans responding to climate scientists so well, they are not likely to agree with these scientists either. But it is further proof to the rest of us that President Obama has done something historic with this deal, and that diplomacy and negotiation are always a better answer than war.

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Why The ‘Most Trusted’ Professionals’ Union In The Nation Endorsed Bernie Sanders

Here’s a Breakdown of Bernie’s Ballot Bill

bernie solarOne of the most tired tropes in politics is the sentiment by disillusioned voters that "they're all the same." …

Senator Bernie Sanders is making Republicans squirm by pointing out that if the sequester is continued it will cost the American people 1.4 million jobs.

In a statement, Senator Sanders (I-VT) said:
Bernie-Sanders-pointThese arbitrary sequestration caps have never made any sense, and now we see even more clearly the implications for our workers. If Congress does not act to end sequestration, we’re looking at the loss of as many as 1.4 million jobs over the next two years.
At a time when more than 10 percent of workers are either unemployed or underemployed, we should be doing everything we can to create jobs. We must end sequestration now ahead of the end of the fiscal year and prevent a budget showdown that will help nobody. It makes no sense to head towards a crisis when we have a clear path towards a better solution.
In a letter to Sanders, the non-partisan CBO wrote that if the cuts were removed 1.4 million for jobs would be created, “The ranges also suggest that full-time-equivalent employment could be 0.2 million to 0.8 million higher in calendar year 2016, and 0.1 million to 0.6 million higher in calendar year 2017, than projected under current law.”
In layman’s terms what the CBO found was that keeping the sequester intact will cost the American people 1.4 million jobs. In the next month, Republicans will claim that the country can’t afford to spend money, but what they won’t tell their constituents is that that sequester cuts are limiting economic growth and costing the nation jobs.
Bernie Sanders is exposing the truth about the Republicans’ economy killing policies. The sequester is bad policy that will have negative consequences for millions of veterans, the elderly, children, unemployed young people, and disabled Americans. According to the office of Sen. Sanders, the sequester would cut, “employment and training services for 1.4 million youth, dislocated workers and veterans; prevent 620 new community health centers from opening, reducing access to care for more than 2.6 million Americans; eliminate Head Start access for nearly 13,000 vulnerable children; deny comprehensive family planning and preventive health services to 430,000 people; reduce access to Community Learning Centers for 175,000 low-income students; cut the Veterans Health Administration by the amount necessary to provide medical care for more than 20,000 veterans; and prevent the production of approximately 40,000 affordable housing units.”
Bernie Sanders is not letting Republicans get away with devastating cuts to ordinary Americans. The sequester is a bad economic policy that if it is continued will have a devastating impact on some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

Bernie Sanders Calls Out 18 Corrupt CEOs For Stealing Trillions, Outsourcing Jobs, and Evading Taxes

by Colin Taylor
Last week, 80 CEOs jointly published a letter in the Wall Street Journal calling for austerity spending cuts to deal with the deficit, in a new effort to “starve the beast” and slice funds away from public programs, especially Medicare and Medicaid, reducing their effectiveness to make their calls for privatization more effective. It’s the same old game that corporations and Republicans across the country have played time and time again, one that has the American people losing.
Senator Bernie Sanders, champion of the middle class and economic justice, published his own response- a scathing condemnation of their hypocrisy and blatant opportunism:
“There really is no shame. The Wall Street leaders whose recklessness and illegal behavior caused this terrible recession are now lecturing the American people on the need for courage to deal with the nation’s finances and deficit crisis. Before telling us why we should cut Social Security, Medicare and other vitally important programs, these CEOs might want to take a hard look at their responsibility for causing the deficit and this terrible recession.
Our Wall Street friends might also want to show some courage of their own by suggesting that the wealthiest people in this country, like them, start paying their fair share of taxes. They might work to end the outrageous corporate loopholes, tax havens and outsourcing provisions that their lobbyists have littered throughout the tax code – contributing greatly to our deficit.
Many of the CEO’s who signed the deficit-reduction letter run corporations that evaded at least $34.5 billion in taxes by setting up more than 600 subsidiaries in the Cayman Islands and other offshore tax havens since 2008. As a result, at least a dozen of the companies avoided paying any federal income taxes in recent years, and even received more than $6.4 billion in tax refunds from the IRS since 2008.
Several of the companies received a total taxpayer bailout of more than $2.5 trillion from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department.
Many of the companies also have outsourced hundreds of thousands of American jobs to China and other low wage countries, forcing their workers to receive unemployment insurance and other federal benefits. In other words, these are some of the same people who have significantly caused the deficit to explode over the last four years.”
He then released a list of the eighteen CEOs who are responsible for triggering the recession, destroying the middle class, corrupting our politicians, underpaying their workers, and outsourcing jobs overseas.
These are the names of traitors who have forsaken their people and nation to worship at the altar of greed:
1) Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $1.9 billion tax refund.
Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? Over $1.3 trillion.
Amount of federal income taxes Bank of America would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.6 billion.
2) Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $278 million tax refund.
Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? $824 billion.
Amount of federal income taxes Goldman Sachs would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $2.7 billion
3) JP Morgan Chase CEO James Dimon
Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department? $416 billion.
Amount of federal income taxes JP Morgan Chase would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $4.9 billion.
4) General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $3.3 billion tax refund.
Taxpayer Bailout from the Federal Reserve? $16 billion.
Jobs Shipped Overseas? At least 25,000 since 2001.
5) Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $705 million tax refund.
American Jobs Cut in 2010? In 2010, Verizon announced 13,000 job cuts, the third highest corporate layoff total that year.
6) Boeing CEO James McNerney, Jr.
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? None. $124 million tax refund.
American Jobs Shipped overseas? Over 57,000.
Amount of Corporate Welfare? At least $58 billion.
7) Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
Amount of federal income taxes Microsoft would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $19.4 billion.
8) Honeywell International CEO David Cote
Amount of federal income taxes paid from 2008-2010? Zero. $34 million tax refund.
9) Corning CEO Wendell Weeks
Amount of federal income taxes paid from 2008-2010? Zero. $4 million tax refund.
10) Time Warner CEO Glenn Britt
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $74 million tax refund.
11). Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2009? Zero. $55 million tax refund.
12) Deere & Company CEO Samuel Allen
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2009? Zero. $1 million tax refund.
13) Marsh & McLennan Companies CEO Brian Duperreault
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2010? Zero. $90 million refund.
14) Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs
Amount of federal income taxes Qualcomm would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $4.7 billion.
15) Tenneco CEO Gregg Sherill
Amount of federal income taxes Tenneco would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $269 million.
16) Express Scripts CEO George Paz
Amount of federal income taxes Express Scripts would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $20 million.
17) Caesars Entertainment CEO Gary Loveman
Amount of federal income taxes Caesars Entertainment would have owed if offshore tax havens were eliminated? $9 million.
18). R.R. Donnelly & Sons CEO Thomas Quinlan III
Amount of federal income taxes paid in 2008? Zero. $49 million tax refund.
These are astonishing numbers. There are billions of dollars missing from the federal budget because huge multinational corporations don’t pay any taxes while crying for spending cuts and austerity measures placed on the backs of the American people. Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really confronting these issues, and we must hear his message. We cannot allow the proud heritage of American democracy to slide into the dark pit of oligarchy, where the worker becomes a serf and the mega-rich rule like lords.



Melissa Gilbert Will Run For Congress

Eclectablog's Chris Savage brings some good news from Michigan. TV Star Melissa Gilbert has
announced her intentions to send current Republican representative Mike Bishop home for good.
Melissa Gilbert Will Run For CongressYes, THAT, Melissa Gilbert. The actress who played Laura Ingalls in the beloved television series Little House on the Prairie and who was the youngest actor to be given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In addition to her acting career, Gilbert was also the president of the Screen Actors Guild.
“Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families. When it comes down to it, I think that’s what we all really want” Gilbert said in her announcement release. “I’m running for Congress to make life a little easier for all the families who feel they have fallen through the cracks in today’s economy. I believe building a new economy is a team effort, and we need to bring fresh voices to the table to get the job done.”
Bishop is already considered one of the Republican cabal's most vulnerable candidates, so they'll send lots of money in to bolster him up. Hopefully Gilbert's name recognition and general positive public image will send him home and take that seat for the Democrats.

Lawmaker’s Epic Facebook Rant: Forget Trump, Focus On Candidates Who Think Women Are Just ‘Breeders’

According to Savino, other Republican pretender candidates think "that women’s lives are worthless, except as potential breeders."

Jeb Accuses Hillary Clinton Of Ruining Iraq, Curious, He Seems To Be Forgetting Someone

Jeb Bush Accuses Hillary Clinton Of Ruining Iraq, Seems To Be Forgetting Someone
Jeb names those responsible for Iraq: Well, let’s see there is Hillary Clinton, President Obama, am I forgetting anyone?

Non Sequitur


Don’t Blame Citizens United for Trump; Blame 1976’s Buckley v. Valeo Decision

by Jon Schwarz 
If you don’t think it’s fair that billionaires like Trump can run their own self-funded campaigns for president, don’t blame the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision. Blame the 1976 case Buckley v. Valeo instead.
Citizens United lets billionaires give unlimited money to Super PACs trying to elect other people, but billionaires have been able to give as much money as they wanted to their own campaigns since Buckley.
Buckley v. Valeo struck down many provisions of the Federal Election Campaign Act, which was first passed in 1971 and then amended in 1974 after Watergate revealed Richard Nixon’s straightforward corruption. (The quid and the quo were not remotely subtle: The bill of particulars supporting Nixon’s articles of impeachment cited his campaign taking $200,000 from the chairman of McDonald’s, in return for which McDonald’s was allowed to raise the price of a quarter pounder cheeseburger.)
Among the ’70s-era reforms was a $50,000 per calendar year limit on how much of their own money presidential candidates could spend on their campaigns. But since Buckley it’s perfectly fine for candidates to spend as much of their own money as they want. Trump is by no means the first to take advantage of this: Ross Perot spent about $60 million of his own money in his 1992 run for president.
Interestingly, the Supreme Court’s Buckley decision made points that Trump paraphrases today, like this: “The use of personal funds reduces the candidate’s dependence on outside contributions and thereby counteracts the coercive pressures and attendant risks of abuse” of contributions from others.
Trump’s latest filings with the Federal Election Commission show that through this June he’s loaned his campaign $1,804,747.
The Buckley ruling also claimed that rich candidates could be at a disadvantage if they couldn’t spend their own money, because “a candidate’s personal wealth may impede his efforts to persuade others that he needs their financial contributions.” This appears to be the case with Trump, who — despite doing far better in polls than any other Republican candidate — has only received $92,249 in contributions from others through June 30.
While most of the sound and fury about campaign finance laws has focused on Citizens United, reformers recognize the importance of Buckley as well. Twelve major U.S. public interest organizations have released a common campaign finance agenda demanding that the next president appoint Supreme Court justices who will overturn not just Citizens United but also Buckley, and Hillary Clinton recently said, “We have to reverse the effects, not just of Citizens United, but of the Buckley case.”

Bristol Palin backs Trump

Willow, Bristol, and Sarah Palin - Facebook
Saying she was breaking with her normal routine of blogging about liberals and their “outrage industry,” Bristol Palin turned her guns on her mother’s former employers — Fox News.
'Because she was "hot"' -No Shit, Sherlock, that's why they 'hire' any female at Fox ... no other qualification is considered.

Fox News Throws Megyn Kelly Under the Bus and Surrenders to Trump

It did not take long for Roger Ailes to realize his viewer agreed with Trump, and so he picked up the phone and surrendered…
trump-monsterGame on? Fox News determined to crush Trump? Game over.
Fox News loses. Because you don’t, as Trump has repeatedly said, challenge Trump. You just don’t.
Yes, that quickly, Roger Ailes has called Trump to kiss and make up. Why? Because sources speaking to New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman said Ailes was worried Trump could damage the network. According to these sources, “Roger was not happy. Most of the Fox viewers were taking Trump’s side.”
In a statement, Ailes said, according to CNNMOney,
Trump and I spoke today. We discussed our concerns, and I again expressed my confidence in Megyn Kelly. She is a brilliant journalist and I support her 100 percent.
I assured him that we will continue to cover this campaign with fairness & balance. We had a blunt but cordial conversation and the air has been cleared.
A Fox News spokesperson promised Kelly would address the controversy at 9 pm.
So Ailes threw Megyn Kelly under the bus but said he didn’t throw Megyn Kelly under the bus, except that he did, because he caved into Trump, the guy who has spent days relentlessly heaping abuse on her.
What Kelly said when 9 pm rolled around was “I certainly will not apologize for doing good journalism.” Many thought Trump should apologize to her. Trump demanded she apologize to him. Mostly, wingnuts appeared to agree with Trump.
Like Eve, Kelly was suddenly to blame for all the sin in the world. Not Baier, not Wallace. They’re men. It was a woman challenging him that so enraged Trump. In fact, shortly before the Ailes call, Trump tweeted his latest sexual-innuendo Kelly smear:
According to Newsmax, describing the Stern interview, Megyn Kelly openly discussing sexuality means its okay for men to abuse her. Here we go again with the blame the victim approach that so epitomizes Republican thinking.
And now we know who is more important to Fox News, Trump or Megyn Kelly. Surprise, surprise, it is not the woman.
Trump, for his part, will be appearing on not only Hannity today, but Fox & Friends, where stupidity always reigns supreme, as a sign that he is setting aside his threats of boycotting the network.
Trump will no doubt enjoy Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who is unlikely to ask him any difficult questions, and not only because she can’t think of any, but because her boss has just come to the realization that her guest is the real reason for the 2016 campaigning season.

Fox News In Disarray As Their Own Viewers Support Trump Over Megyn Kelly

The real reason Fox News gave in decided to play nice with Trump is that they were flooded with criticism from their viewers after Megyn Kelly went after the top Republican candidate.
Donald Trump returned to Fox and Friends this morning, where he was given his usual diet of Charmin fresh softballs to ramble on about. What was interesting about his appearance was that it even happened. Trump’s return to Fox marked a complete capitulation by the network after they tried to run him off of the stage during the first Republican 'debate'.
After Fox News had tried to ruin Trump’s candidacy during the debate, they were stunned by a viewer rebellion where Fox News watchers took the side of Trump over the network’s prized big star Megyn Kelly.
New York Magazine detailed the unexpected Fox News viewers rebellion:
According to two high-level Fox sources, Ailes’s diplomacy was the result of increasing concern inside Fox News that Trump could damage the network. Immediately following Thursday’s debate, Fox was deluged with pro-Trump emails. The chatter on Twitter was equally in Trump’s favor. “In the beginning, virtually 100 percent of the emails were against Megyn Kelly,” one Fox source, who was briefed on the situation, told me. “Roger was not happy. Most of the Fox viewers were taking Trump’s side.”

Things got worse for Ailes over the weekend. In a phone conversation, Trump told Hannity that “he was never doing Fox again,” according to one person with knowledge of the call. The anti-Kelly emails, and threat of a boycott by Trump, seem to have pushed Ailes to defuse the war. One Fox personality told me that Fox producers gave instructions to tell in-house talent not to bring up Trump’s controversial comments that Kelly had “blood coming out of her wherever” during the debate. According to one count, Fox only aired Trump’s comment once since Friday, while CNN mentioned it at least 50 times.

In recent days, Ailes got a glimpse of what a Trump-less Fox News would look like. On Sunday, Trump called in to the four other public-affairs shows; this morning he gave interviews to Today and Morning Joe. Inside Fox, this was alarming. “This thing with Megyn got way ahead of Roger and bigger than he must have thought,” one Fox personality said. “Roger wants this to blow over,” another source added. “He’s upset that wingnuts are mad at Fox.” Online, Ailes also took flak. Both the Drudge Reject and Breitbart Spews carried pro-Trump headlines.
If Fox News ever lost the backing of wingnuts, the network would be toast. Fox News doesn’t many moderate or liberal viewers. Their audience is overwhelmingly wingnut Republicans. As a matter of survival, Ailes could not have his viewers favorite candidate boycotting his network.
The leadership at Fox obviously doesn’t understand their audience. Viewers support the bigotry, misogyny, and sexism of Trump. Racism and bigotry are two of the main reasons why Trump is so popular with Republican voters.
Fox News has lost control of zombie army that they created. Trump uses the same strategies as Fox News, but in many ways, he does them better. Fox News made Trump into a political figure by giving him a platform, but the billionaire has evolved and stolen the hearts of their audience.
The network’s debate strategy backfired. Trump has gained in popularity. One of their biggest stars was criticized, and wingnuts rebelled. Big bad Fox News was brought to its knees as Trump demonstrated that Fox is far from unbeatable.

The Clown Prince of Crime


Scott Walker Would Rather Let A Woman Die Than Allow Her To Have An Abortion

There are few things more awkward and offensive than listening to Republican candidates talk about rape and incest exemptions in abortion laws, but Scott Walker managed to take it to the next level last night when he stated that he would rather let a grown woman die than abort an undeveloped fetus.During the Republican 'debates', Megyn Kelly noted that Walker recently signed an abortion bill that had exceptions for the mother’s life, but that he had objected to it, and also remarks that 83% of Americans are in favor of a rape and incest exemption in anti-abortion bills. He dodges the answer “I believe that that is an unborn child has a right to be protected,” and then celebrates the fact that he defunded Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin several years ago, putting the health of his female constituents at risk.
Never mind the fact that four years ago, Walker said he believed the choice was between a woman and her doctor. Rubio also forgot that he co-sponsored a bill that similarly had such exemptions. The ramping up of the Republican cabal’s war on women is a disgusting affront to the rights of women to be healthy and to have agency over their own bodies, to make their own choices. Nothing was more offensive last night than watching ten old white men talk about women’s bodies in such disrespectful terms.

Walker Says 'See My Policies,' Forgets He Has None

Walker Says 'See My Policies,' Forgets He Has None

Paul Blames Income Inequality On People Not Working Hard Enough

Rand Paul Blames Income Inequality On People Not Working Hard Enough
Paul likes to pretend he’s above the oligarchy, but he’s not.
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Indicted Crook Perry Quits Paying His Staff Because His Campaign Is Going Broke

Perry is no longer paying his staff, because his campaign is running low on funds.…
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Perry is no longer paying his staff, according to an anonymous source close to the campaign. According to the source, Perry’s campaign manager, Jeff Miller, told staffers on Friday that they would no longer receive pay for their work, because the presidential candidate was running low on funds.
Most Perry staffers are soldiering on without pay, determined to keep the struggling candidate in the race. While the campaign’s funds have dried up, a pro-Perry super PAC is still flush with cash and can compensate for some of the campaign’s shortcomings. The super PAC however cannot coordinate efforts with the Perry campaign.
Rick Perry’s South Carolina campaign chair person, Katon Dawson, confirmed that he and the rest of Perry’s Palmetto State staff were working for free now. Dawson stated:
Money is extremely tight. We all moved to volunteer status.
Perry’s campaign is hoping for a major breakthrough in September, but its hard to imagine that such a breakthrough is forthcoming. Perry got schooled by Fiorina in the “children’s table” debate of lower tier candidates on Thursday, and he is averaging less than two percent support in Republican cabal primary polls. His presidential aspirations are evaporating as fast as his money is.
Working for the Texas moron and soon to be two time loser must be a thankless job. Not only must his staffers work tirelessly to sell a flawed candidate who has no chance of winning, but now they must do so without compensation. The Perry campaign doesn’t just fail to pay a living wage, they pay no wage at all.
Its pretty hard to promote a convincing case for Perry’s executive skills and his economic ideas, when he can’t even find a way to pay his staff minimum wage. Perry is not a viable pretender candidate, and working for Perry isn’t a real job.
Real jobs pay, after all.

Indicted Corrupt Texas attorney general seeks to block birth control coverage for women working at religious nonprofits

Paxton’s “friend of the court” brief was filed Monday in support of a lawsuit brought by East Texas baptist university and Houston baptist university against the federal government over a provision of the Affordable Care Act.

Anti-Voting Crusader Plans Purge Of 30,000 Citizens From Voting Rolls

Anti-Voting Crusader Plans Purge Of 30,000 Citizens From Voting Rolls

Alabama Republican Mocked After Starting GoFundMe Page To Raise $300 Million For The State

Alabama Republican Mocked After Starting GoFundMe Page To Raise $300 Million For The State (IMAGES)An Alabama legislator has come up with a novel way to raise money to cover the state’s budget shortfall.

Gun Nut Agitator: Banning guns is like banning the bible in favor of Satan books

The idiot says that like it's a bad thing.
Banning the bible (and all religious texts) in favor of any real book would improve our society immensely.
Banning guns would do wonders for the world as well.
Alan Gottlieb talks to Colorado State Sen. Gordon Klingenschmitt (Screenshot/Right Wing Watch)
Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, took to Gordon Klingenschmitt’s hate speech radio spew to make the mother of all false equivalencies recently.

Alex Jones Hires Wingnut Terrorists With Assault Rifles For ‘Protection’ In Ferguson

Alex Jones Hires Right Wing Terrorists With Assault Rifles For ‘Protection’ In Ferguson (IMAGES) The Lunatic fringe extremist group “Oath Keepers” showed up brandishing assault rifles and military-style clothing in an “unnecessary and inflammatory” display.

British reporter in Ferguson finds whites openly carrying rifles and peaceful blacks being arrested

Kylie Morris of Channel 4 speaks to DeRay Mckesson (Channel 4/screen grab)

Oops: Republican hopeful kills his own campaign by saying the Confederate flag is as racist as the NAACP

A Connecticut candidate city leader was booted from a local election Monday after posting “racially divisive “memes to his Facebook page, according to the Hartford Courant.

Kentucky police chief facing kidnapping charges after shipping mentally ill inmate to Florida on a bus

Adam Horine - Carrollton Police Department
Prior to shipping Horine out of state, he was held in a county jail where a social worker evaluated him, reporting that Horine claimed he heard voices, felt suicidal, couldn’t sleep, and wanted to hurt “certain people.”