*WOW – Obama’s Half-Brother: I’m Voting Trump:
, President Obama’s
Kenyan half-brother, told The New York Post
he plans on voting for Donald Trump
in the election. “Make America Great Again is a great slogan. I would like to meet him,” he said. Obama was specifically angered by the lack of indictment over Hillary Clinton’s
use of a private email server and same-sex marriage in the United States.
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*Trump Surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes
to Tim Kaine: Speak English:
Following the remarks of Hillary Clinton’s
vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine
at a rally in Miami today, Donald Trump
surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes
went on CNN to criticize the Virginia senator’s ability and decision to speak Spanish to the crowd. “I appreciate him having multi-cultural and speaking Spanish, I think that’s a great idea. And we can all bring out our languages. Melania
can come out and speak her five different languages as well, but what Mr. Trump did, he spoke in a language that all Americans can understand. That is English!” Nell Hughes told Wolf Blitzer
. “I didn’t have to get a translator for anything that was going on at the RNC this week. And I’m hoping I’m not going have to kind of have to start brushing up back on my Dora the Explorer
to understand some of the speeches given this week.
*MY REVIEW: “I love the intriguing, inspiring photos in LBN.” —– Dana S., an LBN reader from Orlando, Florida.
*Olympic Officials Sanction Russian Athletes, but Stop Short of Complete Ban:
Olympics officials said on Sunday that they consider all Russian athletes tainted by the country’s state-run doping scheme and that they are not allowed to compete in the coming Rio Games unless they are able to convince individual sports federations that they are innocent. The International Olympic Committee said in a statement that “all Russian athletes seeking entry to the Olympic Games Rio 2016 are considered to be affected by a system subverting and manipulating the anti-doping system.”
Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz will not speak at or preside over the party’s convention this week, a decision reached by party officials Saturday after emails surfaced that raised questions about the committee’s impartiality during the Democratic primary. The DNC Rules Committee on Saturday rescinded Wasserman Schultz’s position as convention chairwoman, instead naming Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, as permanent chair of the convention, according to a DNC source.
*WHO READS LBN? Nine (9) leading member of the Hillary Clinton Presidential staff:
*Munich Shooter Planned Attack for A Year:
David Sonboly, the 18-year-old who shot and killed nine people in Munich on Friday, had been planning the attack for a year, according to German authorities. The Bavarian State Crime Office said that he bought the illegal gun used in the attack on the Internet. Sonboly was reportedly obsessed with previous mass shootings and read extensively about them. He killed himself during the attack.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Ambergris (whale vomit) has been added to cigarettes for flavor.
***Insiders say Taylor Swift’s
halo took a beating in show business circles after a series of celebrities exposed what they see as shady methods of manipulating her image and that of her rivals. Sources say Kanye West
and Kim Kardashian
— who released audio intended to prove Swift had consented to West rapping about her, although she later denied it — didn’t want a public battle, but felt compelled to defend West.
*UNIQUELY, LBN: Zoey F., an LBN reader from London, England.
dining with Snapchat queen Amanda Cerny
downstairs at LA’s Doheny Room while P. Diddy
and Kirsten Dunst
hung out upstairs. ***Howard Stern
celebrating wife Beth Ostrosky’s
birthday at Jue Lan Club in NYC. ***Chad Smith
of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins
dining at Nick & Toni’s in East Hampton before hitting the stage with Nancy Atlas
at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett. The show rocked, with a drum-off between Smith and Hawkins that left many with their ears ringing. ***Media expert and author Michael Levine
at the grand opening of the new Bike Attack store in Playa Vista. ***KNX radio anchor Frank Mottek
having dinner at Chaya Venice on Main. ***Victoria Secret super model, Brittney Sharaun
having lunch at M Street Cafe on Main Street. ***Advanced Nutrients Chief Marketing Officer Rene Rodriguez
having dinner at Baltaire in Brentwood.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: How tough was the Vice-Presidential vetting? Finalists had to turn over every password for every social media account for every member of their families.
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Gary S. Paxton, who began his career as a teenager in the singing duo Skip & Flip, produced the hit pop singles “Alley-Oop” and “Monster Mash,” composed hundreds of songs and ended his career as a Grammy-winning gospel musician who also performed as the masked Grandpa Rock, died on Sunday in Branson, Mo. He was 77. The cause was complications of heart surgery and liver disease, his wife, Vicki Sue Paxton, said.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Do You Have “Broken Windows” In Your Business? —- www.BrokenWindowsBook.com
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: Like any masterly comic book villain, Donald Trump is reveling in conjuring a dystopia. And it’s a natural progression, given that he got this far by reveling in conjuring a diss-topia. Both of his barbed-wire universes were on display here last week. Trump did not slay a dragon in the way that presidential contenders did in the old days with laurels from the battlefield. In his myth-making, he slayed 16 dragons on the debate stage. Ivanka offered her father’s hero-myth at the beginning of her convention speech Thursday night: “He prevailed against a field of 16 very talented competitors.”
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***Tom Cruise has been dragged into an LAPD probe of an incident in April, in which an unknown person made a worrisome call to the Church of Scientology, TMZ reports. “Are there any bombings I can do?” the man, who identified himself as a Muslim, said. He also added that he “liked to do suicide bombings.” According to police documents, the caller then began to sing, “Allah akbar, Tom Cruise.” Allah akbar, which has been uttered by terrorists in recent attacks, is Arabic for “God is great.”
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