*Report: Trump Lost Almost $1B in 1995:
Donald Trump lost nearly $1 billion in 1995 and could have legally paid no federal income taxes for as many as 18 years because of it, according to tax returns obtained by The New York Times. The losses stem from Trump’s mismanaged casinos in addition to his defunct airline business. In a statement, Trump’s campaign did not address the specific reporting of theTimes, but rather characterized Trump as “a highly-skilled businessman who has a fiduciary responsibility to his businesses, his family and his employees to pay no more tax than legally required.” The campaign went on to claim that Trump, who has yet to make his tax returns public, has paid “hundreds of millions of dollars” in various taxes over the years. In explaining how it obtained the records, the Times said they were mailed to one of its reporters with a return address of Trump Tower, suggesting that there could be a “mole” within the Trump Organization. Hillary Clinton’s campaign weighed in on the report on Saturday night, with campaign manager Robby Mook calling it a “bombshell report that reveals the colossal nature of Donald Trump’s past business failures and just how long he may have avoided paying any federal incomes taxes whatsoever.” Trump responded personally to the report early Sunday morning, tweeting: “I know our complex tax laws better than anyone who has ever run for president and am the only one who can fix them.”
*91% OF LBN READERS FEEL GOVERNMENT “LOOKS THE OTHER WAY AT BANKS’ BAD BEHAVIOR”:
An incredible 91% of LBN readers in all 50 of the United States and 26 foreign countries feel that government continue to look the other way as many top bankers thumb their noses at fraud laws.
*9/11 Widow Sues Saudi Arabia:
Stephanie DeSimone, whose husband was killed in the September 11th attacks, has filed a lawsuit against Saudi Arabia in the wake of a brand new law which allows the victims’ families to sue the kingdom for damages. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was passed by both houses of Congress but vetoed by President Obama. The Senate overrode Obama’s veto last week, meaning the legislation is now the law of the land without Obama’s signature. Saudi Arabia is strongly opposed to the JASTA. In her lawsuit, DeSimone alleges that Saudi Arabia provided material support to al Qaeda and was aware of the attack in advance. DeSimone’s husband, Navy Cmdr. Patrick Dunn, was killed when a plane flew into the Pentagon on September 11th.
*U.K. to Trigger Brexit by March:
The United Kingdom will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which commences the process of leaving the European Union, by March of next year, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday. The two-year process also includes nullifying Britain’s European Communities Act of 1972, May said. “It’s not just important for the U.K., but important for Europe as a whole that we’re able to do this in the best possible way so we have the least disruption for businesses, and when we leave the E.U. we have a smooth transition from the E.U.,” she added. May took over for David Cameron earlier this year after the U.K. voted over the summer to leave the E.U.
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*Women’s Emergence as Terrorists in France Points to Shift in ISIS Gender Roles:
In France, where terrorist threats have become distressingly commonplace, these three episodes, all in the last month, stood out for one reason in particular: Radicalized women were at the heart of each. It is not yet clear whether the phenomenon is a blip or the beginning of a trend in which women play a more active role in plotting and carrying out attacks on the West. Security officials say they are concerned, and they are seeking to understand whether women are beginning to step up because so many men are under surveillance or in detention, or whether recruiters from terror groups are urging women on, in part, as a way to shame more men into taking action. They also wonder if it is part of a strategy to make Europeans feel that they should fear men and women alike.
*TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR IGNORANCE – READ LBN:
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: If the goal is to keep corporate executives honest, compensation clawbacks aren’t doing the job. That’s what the recent action by Wells Fargo’s board shows. Yes, the bank’s directors acted on Tuesday to recover $60 million in stock grants from two top executives in the wake of the phony-account-opening scandal. But the move came almost three years after the improprieties came to light — and should serve as Exhibit A for the shortcomings in these pay recovery programs. Recouping compensation from top executives involved in misconduct seemed like a great idea after the Enron and WorldCom accounting scandals. Initially, Congress assigned the task to the Securities and Exchange Commission, the nation’s top securities regulator. But the agency’s scope is limited. It could recover only a portion of pay from chief executives or chief financial officers if their companies were found to have cooked their books.
*WHO READS LBN? 27 members of the Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign staff.
*WHO READS LBN? Advanced Nutrients founder Big Mike
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “Hell isn’t other people. Hell is yourself.” —– www.TheExcelCommunity.com
*LBN- SITE OF THE DAY:
US Debt Clock.org
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*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton Debate Cold Open – SNL —— https://youtu.be/-nQGBZQrtT0
*LBN-R.I.P.: ***Curtis Roosevelt, who with his sister, Eleanor, charmed Americans in the mid-1930s as Buzzie and Sistie, the towheaded children who lived in the White House with their grandparents Franklin D. and Eleanor Roosevelt, died on Monday at his home in St.-Bonnet-du-Gard, France. He was 86. The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Marina Roosevelt.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: Let’s stop being so hard on Donald Trump. He has done us an enormous public service. After this down-and-dirty battle of the sexes, we will never look at gender in politics the same way. For centuries, women were seen as unfit to hold public office. Ambition, power and business were the province of men. Unlike gossipy feminine chatter in the parlor, manly discourse was considered impersonal, unemotional, forthright and reasonable.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Tom Brokaw: Even in remission, cancer alters a patient’s perception of what’s normal. Morning, noon and night, asleep and awake, malignant cells are determined to alter or end your life. Combating cancer is a full-time job that, in my case, requires 24 pills a day, including one that runs $500 a dose. For me, bone damage brought persistent back pain and unwelcome muscle deterioration. Constant fatigue is a common signature of cancer patients, which separates them from healthy friends and family members. It is also what brings cancer patients together.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bill McCormick: My company First Choice Fitness transacted several sales with Trump Organization. Every time I visited Trump Tower i would leave totally impressed with their personnel. Everyone was upbeat from the secretaries to the COO I worked closely with.I met Mr.Trump a few times.He was a gentleman.I did several sales with them.I was always paid promptly.The employees were very diversified.You could feel the positivity.Leadership and job creation are big in this election.
*LBN-OVERHEARD: ***“American Sniper” star Bradley Cooper doesn’t have much of an Army background — but he has “gone commando!” The hunky actor shared too much information about his underwear choices recently, explaining he shed his tighty whities during a visit for a White House state dinner. “I only had one tuxedo that didn’t fit,” he said. “I was so nervous that it would rip, so I decided at the last minute to 86 the underwear!”
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