*LIMITED TRANSCRIPTS – Orlando Shooter Calls To Be Released:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch
told CNN on Sunday that law enforcement officials will release limited transcripts on Monday of three calls Orlando shooter made with police. “He talked about his pledges of allegiance to a terrorist group. He talked about his motivations for why he was claiming at that time he was committing this horrific act. He talked about American policy in some ways,” Lynch said. “The reason why we’re going to limit these transcripts is to avoid re-victimizing those people that went through this horror. But it will contain the substance of his conversations.” Lynch will also be traveling to Orlando on Tuesday.
*Supreme Court May Take Action On State Assault Weapon Bans:
The U.S. Supreme Court may weigh in this week on gun control, an issue smoldering again following the June 12 Orlando massacre, with the justices due to decide whether to hear a challenge by gun rights advocates to assault weapon bans in two states. The Connecticut and New York laws prohibit semiautomatic weapons like the one used by the gunman who fatally shot 49 people at a gay night club in Orlando in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
*BLAZING – U.S. Southwest To Face 120 Degree Temps
Parts of Arizona, California and Nevada are set to see triple-digit temperatures from another heat wave over the next few days. Phoenix temperatures could be as high as 120 degrees on Sunday and Monday. An earlier heat wave in Phoenix led to a 117 degree day in early June.
*FBI: No Evidence Orlando Shooter Was Gay:
Despite a few claims in the media, the FBI says that there is no evidence in Orlando gay club shooter Omar Mateen’s belongings or his activity online that he was gay, the New York Times reports. Instead, the profile emerging is one of an angry and awkward man, who made 9/11 jokes and was a “leering misogynist whose pursuits could rattle women.”
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*Chelsea Clinton Welcomes Second Child
gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy. Clinton, the famous daughter of Democratic presidential nomineeHillary Clinton
, named her son Aidan Clinton Mezvinsky. Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky
, gave birth to a daughter, named Charlotte, in September 2014.
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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd:
He won’t pivot. So I have to. Having seen Donald Trump
as a braggadocious but benign celebrity in New York for decades, I did not regard him as the apotheosis of evil. He seemed more like a toon, a cocky huckster swanning around Gotham with a statuesque woman on his arm and skyscrapers stamped with his brand. I certainlynever would have predicted that the Trump name would be uttered in the same breath as Hitler
and scary menace, even on such pop culture staples as “The Bachelorette.” Trump jumped into the race with an eruption of bigotry, ranting about Mexican rapists and a Muslim ban. But privately, he assured people that these were merely opening bids in the negotiation; that he was really the same pragmatic New Yorker he had always been; that he would be a flexible, wheeling-and-dealing president, not a crazy nihilist like Ted Cruz
or a mean racist like George Wallace. He yearned to becompared to Ronald Reagan
, a former TV star who overcame a reputation for bellicosity and racial dog whistles to become the most beloved Republican president of modern times.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Dr. Robert Koter:
Pipshit representatives of “ The People” are in charge and they fail us every day. Therein lies the attraction of our friend Mr. Trump. “ The People”, each for his own reason sees how he/she is getting the shaft from Washington. This uniquely American “ murder and maiming by gun” has always bothered me. One reason why I gave up doing ER work; got tired of seeing the slaughtered. And, it’s getting worse, of course.
*LBN-COMMENTATY by W. Neil Gallagher Ph.D. (Author):
Don’t wish it on your worst enemy: food poisoning. Had it once. Thank you very much: once is enough. For fourteen hours, my belly barfed up any specks of food or liquid that dared to invade. “Gotta first get rid of all these poisonous bacteria still lurking in here,” my belly screamed to me, “…before I take in anything else.” My belly violently resisted poison…because my belly accepts only the pure. Hmmmm… What if we programed our brains the same? Programing our brains to accept only the pure. Program our brains to barf up any poison: lust, greed, envy, hate, gossip, resentment… A healthy, productive, happy life: take into body and brain only the pure.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by John Hartmann:
I’m old now. What I say doesn’t matter much, what I think even less. But I do know now what I didn’t know then. And this I know for certain. If you are an ardent believer, who does not condemn your radical extremists, you are the slayers of the innocents. There are three sexes in the bee-hive. It’s natural. Your black books are wrong, get over it. Your antiquated beliefs are killing our brothers and sisters, our children and our friends. You have been trained to hate what you perceive as different. But, in truth we are all exactly the same. I am the other you. You are an Atheist to 99% of the world’s religions. These institutions were vital and necessary to civilize the world. Now, they have outlived their usefulness, and they are the source of our destruction. Add one more to the list. Drop yours, and join the evolution of our planet and our species. Any god that commands that you kill in its name is no god at all. Break the chain of lies. Religion is a business, it sells an obsolete and destructive product. If you are a victim of the mental disease called “faith,” you are paying for the business of hatred, death and destruction. You are to blame for the chaos we face in the world today. Any ideology that demands you give up logic, reason, compassion and love is evil.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
has bounced back after the tragic death of his young on/off girlfriend, and started looking for love again. The “Dumb & Dumber” funnyman, 54, had been holed up for months as he mourned 30-year-old stylist Cathriona White
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