LBN- Special Report- Tuesday

*Trump Pulls Ahead in Latest National Poll:
Donald Trump is ahead of Hillary Clinton by about 2 percentage points in a survey of likely voters in a new national CNN/ORC poll released Tuesday. Trump is leading Clinton 45 percent to 43 percent, with the other candidates trailing much further behind. Gary Johnson is at 7 percent among likely voters, while Jill Stein trails at just 2 percent. Both major party candidates have held significant leads in the polling, but the most recent showed Clinton ahead. Following the Democratic National Convention, Clinton had an 8-point lead among national voters in another CNN/ORC survey. Most voters still expect to see Clinton win in November, according to CNN. However, a Washington Post survey also published Tuesday shows how tough it will be for Trump to convert national polling into votes in the Electoral College. The SurveyMonkey study shows Clinton is outperforming national averages in a number of crucial states, and  even the once solid-red Texas could be in play.

*Greta Van Susteren Is Leaving Fox News:
Greta Van Susteren is leaving Fox News, effective immediately, after 14 years with the cable-news network. In a statement, the network said Brit Hume will be taking over Van Susteren’s role as anchor of On the Record beginning Tuesday night, adding, “We are grateful for Greta’s many contributions over the years and wish her continued success.”

*Philippine President Duterte Regrets Calling Obama a ‘Son of a Whore’:
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who called President Obama a “son of a whore” Monday ahead of the ASEAN conference, expressed regret for the comments that led to their canceled meeting at the event—but stopped short of apologizing. Duterte claimed, in a statement, that his “strong comments” were in response to reporters’ questions. “We also regret it came across as a personal attack on the U.S. president,” he said. Duterte, who has drawn international condemnation for the extrajudicial killings of more than 2,000 drug suspects in his first few months in office, rarely walks back his often-bombastic statements, including similar comments directed at Pope Francis and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. Duterte said, “I do not want to quarrel with the most powerful country on the planet.”

*Miss Missouri Will Compete as Miss America’s First Openly Gay Contestant:
Erin O’Flaherty, the new Miss Missouri, will this weekend compete on stage for Miss America as the pageant’s first openly lesbian contestant. “Behind the scenes, we’ve been well-represented, but I’m the first openly gay title-holder, so I’m very excited,” she has said. “I knew going in that I had the opportunity to make history. Now I get to be more visible to the community and meet more people.” Miss Kentucky in 2011, Djuan Trent, competed in Miss America and finished in the top 10. She came out as a lesbian in 2014. Two openly lesbian contestants, Jenelle Hutcherson and Mollie Thomas, competed in the Miss California USA pageant in 2012, but they did not advance to the national pageant level. “Through every major milestone of our nation’s evolution, Miss America has provided a voice for women from all walks of life, and, this year, we welcome our first openly gay contestant,” said Josh Randle, chief operating officer of the Miss America Organization. “Miss America contestants continue to be the best and brightest in the country, and we proudly support each and every young woman who competes in our national program.”

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*Clinton Turns Down Mexico Invitation:
Hillary Clinton said Monday she had no plans to accept an invitation to Mexico from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto following Donald Trump’s headline-making visit there last week. In an excerpt from an interview with ABC News set to air Tuesday, Clinton simply said “no” when asked if she would visit Mexico before the Nov. 8election. Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu said there were no hard feelings about Clinton’s decision, tweeting Monday night that “we understand and respect her decision to propose the time to hold a meeting.” Trump accepted Nieto’s invitation last week, but the visit quickly turned into a debacle as the two reportedly argued about who would pay for Trump’s promised wall along the border. While the Mexican president said he and Trump had discussed the proposed wall, Trump said they had not and told supporters Mexico would “100 percent” pay for it. Clinton slammed Trump’s erratic statements in the ABC News interview, calling his visit to Mexico a “diplomatic incident.” “He came out saying one thing and the Mexican president contradicted him almost immediately,” she said. “He didn’t raise it, so he did choke. He didn’t know how to even communicate effectively with a head of state. And I think that’s a pretty clear outcome from that trip,” she said.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Both bars and liquids are required by the FDA to have antimicrobial ingredients to help minimize the cultivation of bacteria. (This is true even if the soap is not labeled “antibacterial.”) And while liquid cleansers might appear to be sealed off against gunk, they’re not necessarily immune to problems during manufacturing: A number of liquid soaps have been recalled in recent years due to staph and Pseudomonascontaminations. Liquid or solid, soap should be good for about a year before it loses the ability to keep bacteria from proliferating. But if you’re taking that long to go through a small supply, deliberating over the relative effectiveness of a bar should be the least of your concerns.

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*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Jonathan Cheban walking alone on Prince Street in NYC.   ***EJ Johnson dancing in a sheer outfit with Dutch DJ duo Ryan Marciano and Sunnery James at AM Southampton as Chanel West Coast of MTV’s “Ridiculousness” performed.   ***Debra Messing, Maria Menounosand Jessica White at Troy Liquor Bar in NYC.



*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: During the debate over Obamacare, both supporters and opponents assumed the giant law would transform the American health care system. The supporters argued that the system would help Americans purchase health insurance through carefully regulated state exchanges. President Obama envisioned a day when consumers could shop for health coverage “the same way you’d shop for a plane ticket on Kayak or a TV on Amazon.” In 2010, the Congressional Budget Office estimated there would be 21 million Americans using the exchanges by now. Many supporters argued that the exchanges would eventually replace the current dominant employer-based system. The promise of Obamacare was that it would foster competition and offer lower premiums while covering tens of millions of Americans without, as Obama often put it, adding a dime to the deficit. Unfortunately, most of the exchanges are in serious trouble. As many critics pointed out at the time, the law is poorly designed to induce younger, healthier people to get into the system. The penalties attached to the individual mandate are too weak. The subsidies are too small. The premiums are too costly. The deductibles are too high. Many doctors aren’t participating in the networks.

*Award Winning Mediator, Mark Baer, Supports Pet Custody:
Mark Baer, an award winning mediator and family law attorney ( realizes that pets have become members of the family in many households and says, “like most battles over custody of children, the underlying motive behind pet custody battles is typically not really about the best interest of the pet, but rather a symptom of the former couple’s unresolved emotional issues with each other.” Although they are not seen with the same regard as children in a court of law, pets are increasingly being used as pawns in divorces, just as children have always tended to be. While pets are considered property under the law, “the best interest standard used in parenting disputes is increasingly being applied in disputes over pets. As such, parenting schedules are being created, as is pet support,” said Baer. People are emotional beings, which is why businesses and politicians make a concerted effort appealing to people’s emotions. They’re incredibly effective at getting people to make emotional decisions to purchase items or services they don’t need and to vote against their own best interest.

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*LBN-R.I.P.: Conservative stalwart Phyllis Schlafly has died at the age of 92, her organization Eagle Forum confirmed Monday evening. The controversial activist came to fame in the mid-20th century with her public crusade againstfeminism and the Equal Rights Amendment. A self-described “housewife,” Schlafly said she believed the ERA, which sought to prohibit any gender-based distinctions in federal or state law, would destroy “traditional” societal roles for women. Because of Schlafly and a grassroots effort among mostly religious-conservative women, the ERA officially died in the early ’80s. Because of her continued anti-feminist work, she was often dubbed the “first lady of the conservative movement,” whileprominent feminists like Betty Friedan called her an “Uncle Tom” to her gender. In recent years, Schlafly rallied conservatives against illegal immigration and same-sex marriage, while endorsing Donald Trump for president earlier this year.   ***Hugh O’Brian, who rose to fame on television as the quick-drawing Wyatt Earp in the 1950s — but who later devoted extensive time to a foundation he created that trains young people to be leaders — died on Monday at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 91.   ***Director Leslie H. Martinson, who worked on more than 100 television series during his prolific career and helmed Batman: The Movie in 27 days between the first two seasons of the wildly popular 1960s ABC show, has died. He was 101. Martinson, who seemingly directed episodes of every TV program from The Roy Rogers Show in 1953 to the late 1980s syndicated comedy Small Wonder, died Saturday of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, his family announced.



*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Chevy Chase has checked into a rehab facility in Minnesota for treatment for an alcohol problem. Chase’s publicist Heidi Schaeffer said Monday that Chase is at Hazelden Addiction Treatment Center for what she calls a “tuneup” in his recovery. Chase has had struggles with substances during his career. He checked into the Betty Ford Clinic in the 1980s for treatment for an addiction to prescription pain killers.

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