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Trump: Black protester 'should have been roughed up'

TrumpRepublican presidential candidate Donald Trump is on the defense after coming under attack for saying he observed some U.S. Muslims cheering the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and for the assault of a black protester during his campaign rally.

At the rally in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday, Trump said he watched "thousands and thousands of people" in Jersey City, N.J., cheer the fall of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, implying some Muslims living in the United States were happy with the deadly attacks.


Trump Supporters Beat Black Lives Matter Protester At Campaign Rally

Trump rallySeveral people attending a rally for Donald Trump in Birmingham, Alabama, physically assaulted an African-American protester on Saturday, witnesses said.

The protester began chanting "Black Lives Matter" and took off his sweatshirt to display a T-shirt printed with the phrase before people at the rally appeared to attack him.

CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond posted a video of the assault on Twitter. In it, a man in a blue gingham shirt can be seen kicking a black man lying on the ground.


Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ends presidential campaign: 'This is not my time'

Jindal quits raceAnother one bites the dust.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal announced Tuesday that he is dropping out of the presidential race. A day after joining a list of governors who would close the door to Syrian refugees, Jindal said he was going back to the sidelines.

"I am suspending my campaign for president of the United States," Jindal told Fox News' Bret Baier.


Paris climate deal meeting still on as Republican leaders register opposition

Paris climate talk onThe point person behind Barack Obama’s environmental agenda has declared Americans are fed up with climate change denial and other efforts to wreck a Paris summit to stop global warming.

Despite Friday’s horrific attacks, Obama and other world leaders still plan to travel to Paris on 30 November for the start of two weeks of talks aimed at securing a global agreement to reduce climate pollution.


Judge rules for Clinton on emails

Clinton email ruling in her favorA federal judge on Friday sided with the State Department against a conservative legal advocacy group trying to speed up the government's release of some Hillary Clinton emails.

Judge Amit Mehta said that it would be “unwise and potentially risky” to order the government to quickly release some of the 329 emails specifically related to the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, which it had recently discovered.


Why Is the Media Ignoring Ted Cruz's Embrace of 'Kill the Gays' Pastor?

Kevin SwansonLast weekend Senator Ted Cruz, along with fellow GOP presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal, spoke at a conference in Des Moines headed up by a man who advocates the execution of gay people -- per his interpretation of the bible -- and who made his call for mass extermination once again, onstage at the event, the National Religious Liberties Conference.

Pastor Kevin Swanson has said in the past that Christians should attend gay weddings and hold up signs telling the newly married gay and lesbian couples that they "should be put to death." He was an advocate of Uganda's infamous "Kill the Gays" bill, which he saw as a "model."


Prominent GOP backers cited in FEC probe of nonprofit

FECThree notable conservatives, including a top fundraiser for Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, are linked to a now defunct dark money nonprofit group that failed to disclose several million dollars spent on candidate-related TV ads, according to documents released Friday by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

The three involved with the group, the Commission for the Hope, Growth and Opportunity (CHGO), are William Canfield, the general counsel for super PAC Carly for America, affiliated with Carly Fiorina; Scott Reed, a senior political strategist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and Wayne Berman, a senior adviser at the Blackstone Group who serves as presidential candidate Marco Rubio’s national finance chairman.

TVNL Comment:  Break the rules; dodge punishment.  Politics as usual in the US.


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