*Peter Thiel Will Donate $1.25M for Trump:
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel will make a $1.25 million donation to Donald Trump’s campaign, according toThe New York Times. The report cited a person close to Thiel saying he would give the funds to the besieged Republican nominee through a combination of super PAC donations and funds. Thiel, well-known in Silicon Valley for his contrarian views, has been vocal about his support of Trump, and even delivered a speech at the Republican National Convention in which he announced he was gay. This is the first time he’ll be donating to Trump’s campaign. Thiel reportedly told an anonymous source that he is backing Trump because Trump is capable of fixing the country.
In the past week, as a swirl of sexual assault accusations against Donald J. Trump has prompted a loud national discussion about male power and women’s rights, the first woman to be a major party’s presidential nominee was barely heard from. Though Hillary Clinton has stood at the center of feminist debates for more than two decades, she has at times been an imperfect messenger for the cause. That has never been more apparent than now, as her old missteps and her husband’s history have effectively paralyzed her during a moment of widespread outrage.
Donald Trump took a bizarre turn while speaking in New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon, insinuating that Hillary Clinton is on drugs. Telling the crowd that Clinton is getting “pumped up” for the next debate, Trump went on a strange tangent and began comparing the presidential candidates to athletes. “We’re like athletes right? Hey, look. I beat seventeen senators, governors. I beat all these people. … We’re like athletes right? … But athletes, they make them take a drug test right? I think we should take a drug test prior to the debate. I do,” he said, suggesting the drug testing should be done before Wednesday. “Why don’t we do that? We should take a drug test prior because I don’t know what’s going on with Clinton,” he said. “But at the beginning of her last debate, she was all pumped up at the beginning, and at the end it was like, ‘Oh, take me down.’ She could barely reach her car,” he said.
*Nicki Minaj Takes a Dig at Melania:
Nicki Minaj had some choice words for Donald Trumpat Saturday night’s Tidal X 1015 concert in Brooklyn – namely that he could have done better than Melania if he wants to conquer the world. Teasing male audience members about being “intimidated” by a “queen,” Minaj pointed out that the strongest male leaders have strong women. “Barack needed a Michelle,” she said, “and Bill needed a motherf—king Hillary.” But “you better pray to God you don’t get stuck with a motherf—king Melania.” Minaj later clarified on Twitter that she didn’t have anything against Melania, who “seems nice,” “but a smart man knows he needs a certain ‘kind’ of woman when running for President/attempting greatness.”
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Former NFL defensive lineman Dennis Byrd was killed in a car accident on Saturday, authorities in Oklahoma said. The 51-year-old was in a two-vehicle collision on Oklahoma 88 and was pronounced dead at the scene after another car veered into his lane. A 12-year-old passenger in his vehicle was reported in critical condition, as was the 17-year-old driver of the other vehicle, authorities said. Byrd’s career with the New York Jets was cut short in 1992 when he broke his neck in a game against Kansas City. He was left paralyzed and never fully recovered, though he did manage to walk again after major rehabilitation efforts. His No. 90 was retired after his injury, making him only the fifth player to take his number with him when he left the sport. That traumatic week in 1991 was considered an important tutorial in sexual harassment. Except that, in the end, droit du seigneur was ratified. Clarence Thomas got rewarded by the cowed Senate Judiciary Committee and ended up with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court.
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*LBN-SPORTS INSIDER: ***The move was aggressive and brazen, and for a few moments, it seemed as if it might work. With Game 1 of the National League Championship Series on the line Saturday night, Los Angeles Dodgers Manager DaveRoberts asked reliever Joe Blanton to intentionally walk two Chicago Cubs batters.The score was tied, and Blanton had been stellar for the Dodgers all year. And the walks forced Cubs closer Aroldis Chapman out of the game in favor of pinch-hitter Miguel Montero, who had not hit Blanton well in his career. But the decision also loaded the bases with two outs and pushed the Dodgers dangerously close to the edge. With one powerful swing, Montero pushed them over. After whiffing at the previous slider, Montero blasted a hanging two-strike slider from Blanton over the right-field fence for only the third pinch-hit grand slam in postseason history, powering the Cubs ahead on their way to an 8-4 victory.
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