*Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Press Pointed Attacks in Debate:
In a relentlessly antagonistic debate, Donald J. Trump
and Hillary Clinton
clashed over trade, the Iraq war, his refusal to release his tax returns and her use of a private email server, with Mr. Trump frequently showing impatience andpolitical inexperience as Mrs. Clinton pushed him to defend his past denigration of women and President Obama
. Mr. Trump repeatedly interrupted Mrs. Clinton and at times talked over her throughout the 90-minute debate, making slashing attacks that surely pleased his Republican base but may have been off-putting to women and undecided voters. He also left unchallenged her assertion that he paid no federal taxes for years. For her part, Mrs. Clinton repeatedly chided Mr. Trump for bungling his facts while accusing him of hiding information about his debts to Wall Street and foreign banks. Mr. Trump’s strongest moments came early in the evening, when he put Mrs. Clinton on the defensive over her support for free trade agreements that he argues have cost Americans jobs.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Hillary Clinton
and Donald J. Trump
kept fact-checkers busy throughout their first debate on Monday
night as they sparred over their policies and records on the economy, national security, the environment and their personal pasts. In keeping with how he has run his campaign, Mr. Trump stretched the facts more often than Mrs. Clinton did.
*NEXT TIME – Trump Threatens to Bring Up Bill Clinton’s ‘Indiscretions’:
Immediately following the first presidential debate, Donald Trump
revealed to Fox News host Sean Hannity
that he would have liked to have brought up Hillary Clinton
’s personal life, but “I didn’t want to say—her husband was in the room along with her daughter, who I think is a very nice young lady—and I didn’t want to say what I was going to say about what’s been going on in their life,” he ever-so-unsubtly hinted at Bill Clinton
’s alleged sexual misconduct throughout his career. “I decided not to say it. I thought it would be very disrespectful to Chelsea and maybe to the family. But she said very bad things about me… it’s a disgrace.” Several minutes later, while appearing on CNN, Trump said, “I was able to hold back on the indiscretions,” and then suggested he will not do the same during the second presidential debate. Top surrogate Rudy Giuliani
echoed the narrative during a spin-room interview, telling reporters, “I know he would have liked to have said—except for the fact that Chelsea Clinto
n was in the audience—and that is that [Hillary Clinton] enabled and supported a president who is a disgrace to the White House.”
*Marlins Pay Emotional Tribute to José Fernández:
In their first game since the death of José Fernández
, the Miami Marlins paid emotional tribute to their ace pitcher with a variety of heartbreaking gestures. Before the game, Marlins players stood around the mound, which had his number, 16, painted on the back side, before a tribute clip rolled on the stadium’s big screen. Several players could be seen crying during the pre-game broadcast, and more tears were shed as a somber version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” was played on a trumpet. The tributes continued during the actual gameplay, as Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon—normally a left-hander—led off the bottom of the first inning by standing in the right side of the batter’s box for the first pitch, while wearing Fernández’s batting helmet. He then swapped it out for his own, moving to the correct side of the plate, and smashing a home run on the second pitch against the New York Mets.
*DID YOU KNOW? Did you know that 29 members of the MSNBC staff read LBN daily?
*DISGRACE – Wells Fargo Workers Claim Retaliation for Playing by the Rules:
At least 5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been fired for ethics violations like setting up illicit accounts without customers’ knowledge to meet sales targets. Now there’s another group of aggrieved Wells Fargo workers: people who say they were fired or demoted for staying honest and falling short of sales goals they say were unrealistic. That second group of workers, who claim that they played by the rules and were punished for it, are starting to coalesce around two lawsuits that were just filed and that seek class-action status. The first was filed in Los Angeles last week by former Wells Fargo workers who say that while their colleagues created unauthorized accounts to meet cross-selling quotas, they were penalized or terminated for refusing to do the same. The bank’s chief executive, John Stumpf
, has often stated his goal that each Wells customer should have at least eight accounts with the company. That aggressive target has made the bank’s stock a darling on Wall Street, the lawsuit notes. On Monday, a federal lawsuit with analogous claims was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, seeking to create a class of current and former Wells employees across the country who had similar experiences. “These are the people who have been left holding the bag,” said Jonathan Delshad
, the lawyer representing the workers in both suits. “It was a revolving door. If you weren’t willing to engage in these types of illegal practices, they just booted you out the door and replaced you.”
*THINK FREELY – READ LBN:
*LeBron Supports Colin Kaepernick’s Protest:
on Monday said he supports NFL player Colin Kaepernick
’s public protest against racial inequality and has been horrified by recent police shootings. But the NBA star does not plan to show his support for Kaepernick by kneeling during the national anthem, he said. “I’m not here to ramp on America, that’s not me,” James said in an interview with the Associated Press. “I’m not a politician, but I’ve lived this life and I’ve got a family and what scares me is my kids growing up in this society right now, where innocent lives are being taken and it seems like nothing is being done.” He went on to say he respects the San Francisco 49ers quarterback’s controversial protest against recent police violence. “I’m all in favor of anyone, athlete or non-athlete, being able to express what they believe in in a peaceful manner and that’s exactly what Colin Kaepernick is doing and I respect that,” James said. “When I’m passionate about something, I’ll speak up on it, so me standing for the national anthem is something I will do.”
*LBN-WHERE THE ELITE AND UNDERDOGS MEET:
*LBN-NOTICED: Brody Jenner
gave the Hulk a run for his money this week. The onetime “Hills” star, 33, launched into anexpletive-laden tirade at the Laguna Hills Marriott on Sunday, according to sources. Jenner allegedly tried entering his manager’s hotel room to retrieve personal items, which the hotel staff said wasn’t allowed. Jenner was infuriated and a staffer called security to kick the former reality star out. ***Jay Z
with Blue Ivy
and Tina Knowles
at New Orleans eatery the Caribbean Room in NYC. ***Pierce Brosnan
leaving Nello in NYC on Saturday with the book “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” under his arm. ***Serena Williams
at the Novak Djokovic Foundation gala at Sforza Castle in Milan hosted by designer Giorgio Armani. ***Slash
and Whoopi Goldberg
dining separately at Old Homestead Steakhouse in NYC.
*LBN-SEE IT: Three dancers have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that a law requiring performers in strip clubs be at least age 21 is unconstitutional
***Uber is making an aggressive drive into meal delivery, backed by a wave of staff recruitment, with the U.S. tech heavyweight gearing up to enter at least 22 new countries and take on local rivals. In a measure of rising ambition beyond its taxi business, Uber will begin delivering meals in Amsterdam on Thursday just as Dutch market leader Takeaway.com, begins trading on the city’s stock market.
***Pioneering horror filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis
has died in his sleep at the age of 87, a spokesman confirmed. Lewis, dubbed the Godfather of Gore, paved the way for the horror genre in the 1960s, with a string of bloody, violent movies that came to be known as “splatter films” and influenced modern directors like Quentin Tarantino
, Robert Rodriguez
, and John Waters
. Among Lewis’s best-known films were Blood Feast
, The Gruesome Twosome
, A Taste of Blood
, and Two Thousand Maniacs
. Director James Gunn
wrote on Twitter that Lewis’s work “changed cinema.” He was in his home in Florida when he died.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks:
In the normal telling, history is driven by visionaries and revolutionaries. If you studied history in school you probably plowed through book after book about this revolution or that one — the American Revolution or the French, the industrial revolution or the information one. In the normal telling of the past, events are driven by revolutionaries, and the few reactionaries who stand in the way get run over. But really, history is often a volley between revolutionaries (who take control in some periods) and reactionaries (who drive events in others). Today, as the Columbia political theorist Mark Lilla points out in his compelling new book, “The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction,” reactionaries are in the saddle. Reactionaries, whether angry white Trumpians, European nationalists, radical Islamists or left-wing anti-globalists, are loud, self-confident and on the march. Reactionaries come in different stripes but share a similar mentality: There was once a golden age, when people knew their place and lived in harmony. But then that golden age was betrayed by the elites. “The betrayal of elites is the linchpin of every reactionary story,” Lilla writes.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Robert Herbeck: If you’re going to report this sort of thing … you best look at both sides … Hillary once again … getting a pass on the Clinton’s smarmy world … we are paying for her travel tab as well … and you make no mention of her getting a free ride on AF One at our expense recently with Obama. It is all so bad and the reason so many don’t even want to vote. The media continues to go soft on the Billary’s …and their laundry list of digression’s. Bill is treated like a rock star. He is a lying scumbag … as is Hillary. But you and the media give them a pass. By the way. I am not a Trump supporter … nor will I vote for him … or the other slime ball. But tell it like is.
*LBN-COMMENTARY By JAMES PONIEWOZIK: The split screen told the story at the first 2016 presidential debate, and it was not kind to Donald J. Trump. At the right was his opponent, Hillary Clinton, a practiced one-on-one debater, who held long, studied gazes on her opponent, delivered calibrated attacks and turned to the audience to smile incredulously at his responses. At the left was Mr. Trump, the volatile presence who alpha-dogged a season of Republican debates. Now he grimaced, squinted, nodded, pursued his lips, sniffed, huffed and interrupted, becoming, over the night, an agitated man in a box. This seemed to be by Mrs. Clinton’s design. She had reportedly prepared to face two different versions of her opponent. There might be a reserved Mr. Trump, ready to reassure voters about his self-control. Or there might be the raging, ranting Mr. Trump of the primaries.
*Short Men Now Have An Even Bigger Reason To Celebrate Their Clothing Needs:
Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8” and Under, Inc. http://www.jimmyaus.com/ has opened a newlocation in Sherman Oaks, California. Jimmy Au’s For Men 5’8″ and Under, Inc. is the nation’s leader and pioneer in the design and development of short men’s clothing. The new location is now the largest clothing store for shorter men in the nation. The store will be celebrating their grand opening on Thursday, September 29th with a ceremony commencing at 11 a.m. Jimmy Au’s is relocating their Beverly Hills store, which has been dressing Hollywood’s shorter male celebrities since the 1980’s. “We are excited to serve the Los Angeles community with this new location in the ‘heart of the valley’,” says vice president and co-designer, Alan Au.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:…
’s Brentwood, CA, home sold in mid-August for $10.65 million. The comic, who lived in the home for more than 20 years, was residing there at the time of his death in March. The 6,076-square-foot home, built in 1992, includes five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a living room with vaulted ceiling, central atrium, and a master suite with his-and-her bathrooms. The closing price on the Shandling estate ranks fourth in homes sold in the 90049 ZIP code over the past six months. It was topped by the April sale of a $19.7 million home a couple of miles away.
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