*Election Day 2016: A historic moment arrives:
Americans are casting their verdicts on Hillary Clinton
Tuesday after an exhausting, acrimonious campaign that at times revolted the nation and tore at its fabric. History will be made no matter how the vote turns out. Clinton would become the first woman to win the presidency in the 240-year history of the United States. A Trump triumph would represent a massive repudiation of the Washington establishment not seen in generations. Both candidates argue the election presents an unusually significant choice for a divided nation. Democrats warn that Trump, with his rhetoric on race, gender and immigration, would represent a rejection of core American values. Trump insists his outsider campaign represents America’s last chance to drive out a corrupt political establishment that has turned its back on blue-collar workers.
*ISIS continues its ‘Get Out the Vote’ jihadi campaign targeting U.S. elections:
Islamic State-linked jihadis continued Monday to promote an essay released over the weekend calling for Election Day attacks and the “slaughter” of U.S. voters. Published Saturday by the terror group’s “Al Hayat media center,” a seven-page essay entitled “The Murtadd Vote” or apostate vote, was shared across numerous Islamic State affiliated channels including the group’s “Khilafah News” channels, and social media accounts. Despite the removal of many of the channels and links by social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and even the open-access Internet Archive, jihadis were back in full force Monday in a virtual “Get Out The Vote” jihadi-style drive aimed at stirring supporters to carry out so-called ‘lone-wolf’ attacks as Americans head to the voting booths Tuesday.
*Orlando to Buy Pulse Nightclub for Memorial:
The city of Orlando on Monday reached a deal to purchase theremains of the Pulse nightclub for $2.25 million in order to transform it into a memorial for the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. “There are lots of people that are making a visit to the site part of their trip, part of their experience of Orlando, so I think 12 to 18 months of leaving it as-is would be appropriate,” said Mayor Buddy Dyer
. Before that transition, the city will ask the community to contribute ideas for what the memorial will look like. Dyer said the city hopes to “create something to honor the memory of the victims that are deceased [and] those that were injured, and a testament to the resilience of our community.”
*Most Hispanics back deportation, want immigration cap cut in half:
An election eve poll finds sweeping support for immigration enforcement even among most Hispanics in the United States, potentially bolstering Donald Trump‘s presidential bid. The Pulse Opinion Research survey found that 51 percent of Hispanics believe that there has been “too little” done to enforce immigration laws. What’s more, by a margin of 49 percent to 36 percent, Hispanics “support a policy causing illegal immigrants to return home by enforcing the law.” Overall, the survey done for the Center for Immigration Studies, found that most Americans, 54 percent, believe that the administration has done too little to enforce immigration laws and 56 percent support returning illegals.
*Pitt-Jolie Children to Stay With Angelina:
Angelina Jolie Pitt
will maintain sole custody of the six children she has with Brad Pitt
. The actors announced Tuesday that they had reached a joint custody agreement. The children—ages 8 to 15—will have visitation from their father for the foreseeable future. The couple has faced a tumultuous divorce, after the actress moved to separate from him in September. Days earlier, Pitt allegedly created a disturbance on a private jet that extended out onto the tarmac. Jolie Pitt has said she filed for the divorce “for the health of the family.”
*In Rolling Stone Defamation Case, Magazine and Reporter Ordered to Pay $3 Million:
A federal jury on Monday ordered Rolling Stone and one of its writers to pay $3 million in damages to a University of Virginia administrator over a discredited article two years ago about a supposed gang rape at the university. The jury in Charlottesville, Va., had already decided on Friday, after a two-week trial, that Rolling Stone
; Wenner Media
, its parent company; and Sabrina Rubin Erdely
, the author of the article, were all liable for defamation in a case that centered on faulty reporting and a failure to apply basic fail-safes in editing.
*WHO READS LBN? Rocker Marilyn Manson:
Computer science researchers at the University of Southern California created sophisticated algorithms to figure out, during a one-month period including presidential debates, how many tweets about Donald Trump
and Hillary Clinton
were generated not by humans, but by software. “Looking at the content itself, but also the timing of the activity, the network structures, how information spreads from one account to another and so forth. Eventually we realized that about 15 percent of the accounts on the Twitter feed discussing elections in the U.S. are bots,” Research assistant professor Emilio Ferrara
*Prince Harry Slams Press Treatment of Girlfriend Meghan Markle:
In an unprecedented gesture early Tuesday, Kensington Palacereleased a statement on behalf of Prince Harry
denouncing the treatment of his new girlfriend by the press. The American-born actress Meghan Markle
has been inundated with paparazzi attention, and the statement said “a line has been crossed.” The prince confirmed his relationship with the Suits
star and said he is “disappointed” he could not do more to protect her and her family in the beginning of their relationship. The statement accuses members of the press of attempting to obtain private information about Markle, stalking her, and trying to illegally gain access to her property and that of her mother. The prince also called out the sexist and “racial undertones” present in coverage and on social media regarding his relationship with Markle.
*LBN-INVESTIGATES: The earliest description of cancer was found in the Edwin Smith Papyrus dating back to 1600 B.C. It describes what appears to be breast cancer. Though breast cancer was treated by cauterization with a tool called a “fire drill,” the author ultimately wrote, “There is no treatment.”
*Trump Kids: Campaign Changed Our Dad:
’s children say the presidential campaign has “buoyed and fueled” their father. Ivanka Trump
told Fox News’s Sean Hannity
on Monday night that the stories of American people had motivated Trump throughout the campaign and given him the energy required to stick to a rigorous schedule. “You meet so many people and you hear their incredible stories…. It’s the fuel that motivates you, and I see it every day,” Ivanka said. “Yesterday, my father was in six states, it’s almost like he’s a machine,” she said. “He’s buoyed and fueled by the energy of the people and by their belief in him as an agent of change.” The Republican nominee’s younger daughter, Tiffany
, agreed with that sentiment. Tiffany and Ivanka appeared on Hannity
along with Donald Trump Jr.
after a rally in New Hampshire earlier in the night.
*Chris Rock makes alimony jokes following his divorce:
surprised audiences at the New York Comedy Festival on Friday, taking the stage before Hannibal Buress
at the Apollo and telling the audience they’ll be seeing more of him on TV due to his divorce. “When you see me on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ . . . I’m not on crack, that’s just alimony!” Rock finalized his divorce from his wife of nearly 20 years, Malaak Compton-Rock
, this summer. He also urged the crowd to vote, with a spy telling us he said that Donald Trump
’s very existence is proof that black people “aren’t overreacting” to recent issues.
*MY REVIEW: “I love the intriguing, sexy photos in LBN even more than my husband.”—— Stella G., an LBN reader from Los Angeles, California.
*WHO READS LBN? Deli owner Lenny Rosenberg and celebrity dentist Jay Grossman
*Curry Breaks NBA’s Three-Pointer Record:
Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry
on Monday night broke the National Basketball Association’s record for most three-pointers in a single game, scoring 13 of them against the New Orleans Pelicans. The two-time MVP finished the game with 46 points, as the Warriors went on to win 116-106. “This was a special night,” Curry said afterward. “I was hard on myself in practice the last two days. I had pretty good shooting sessions.” Curry had shared the previous mark of 12 with Kobe Bryant
and Donyell Marshall
*TLA Opens New York Office With a Glamorous Party at the Legendary Sardi’s in New York:
More than 300 “movers and shakers” came out to Sardi’s to celebrate TLA’s http://levintalent.com/
grand opening of their New York office. A combination of actors, writers and casting agents showed support for Sid Levin
and Don Cisternino
, who together have helped champion the careers of working actors and provided the entertainment industry with the highest level of talent, service and professionalism. TLA, founded by Sid Levin in 1986, has represented thousands of actors and actresses through more than three decades of film, television, and theater productions. After partnering with Don Cisternino in 2016, the agency has grown exponentially to serve a global network, ranging from finance and venture capital to technology, legal, real estate, and fashion. “I am so proud of the success TLA has accomplished in Los Angeles. A New York expansion was the next big move for us and by the support we have seen tonight, I know TLA will continue to prosper here,” says Don Cisternino.
is enjoying the Carnegie Deli in NYC while it lasts. The “Crisis In Six Scenes” writer, director and star was spotted at the 79-year-old classic spot — which will close at the end of the year — with wife Soon-Yi Previn
, “Bullets Over Broadway” co-writer Douglas McGrath
and McGrath’s wife, Jane Martin
. Martin worked as an assistant on Allen’s 1984 film “Broadway Danny Rose,” which famously filmed scenes at the restaurant. While the group chowed down on stuffed derma, gefilte fish, tea and rugelach, they also ordered two “Woody Allens” — giant corned-beef-and-pastrami sandwiches — to go. ***Steve Martin
having lunch at Cafe Mogador on St. Marks Place in NYC. ***Beastie Boy Adam Horovitz
at a Hillary Clinton
phone bank over the weekend. ***Diplo
celebrating his birthday at the Hollywood Roosevelt hotel. ***Anthony Rizzo
of the Cubs celebrating at Lavo in NYC. ***Nick Lachey
at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House in NYC. ***Dutch DJ Tiësto
surrounded by bodyguards while eating a porterhouse at Old Homestead Steakhouse in NYC. ***Nicole Kidman
and Pamela Anderson
at Catch LA for a Flaunt magazine party. ***Noel Ashman
hosting an after-party at the Rumpus Room in NYC. ***Great Labels founder, Andrea Waters
having dinner at the Rose Cafe in Venice.
*LBN- SITE OF THE DAY:
U.S. Electoral College
“The official U.S. Electoral College web site, providing current information about the presidential election, information about the roles and responsibilities of state officials and Electors, instructions for state officials and Electors, the timeline of key dates for the presidential election, information about laws and legal requirements related to the presidential election and the Electors, and Electoral vote distribution among the states. Use the Electoral College Calculator to predict who will win the next presidential election. View the state certificates of ascertainment and vote, popular vote results, find out who the electors are, and see results and certificates from past presidential elections.”
*LBN-R.I.P.: Ralph J. Cicerone, who as a researcher and the president of the National Academy of Sciences issued an early warning about the grave potential risks of climate change, died on Saturday at his home in Short Hills, N.J. He was 73. His death was announced by the academy, which he headed from 2005 until last June. It did not provide the cause.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by ALAN JOHNSON: Whatever the result of the United States election, politics has been “changed, changed utterly,” to use the words of the poet W. B. Yeats on Ireland after the 1916 Easter Rising. And not just in America. Across the Western world, there is a rising anger at “the system.” This anger is implacable and spectacular. It is causing long-established party systems to dissolve; trust in elites, experts and even basic science to collapse; and overt racism to rear its ugly head again. Democratic norms and institutions are openly disdained; illiberal and authoritarian ideas from the alt-right and far left are moving from the fringe; and everywhere, truth and civility are squeezed out amid rancor and conspiracism. The center is struggling to hold. Welcome to what The Guardian commentator Jonathan Freedland recently called “the new age of endarkenment.” Establishment politicians, economists and policy makers know something is happening but, rather like Mr. Jones in Bob Dylan’s “Ballad of a Thin Man,” they don’t know what it is. Perhaps that is because the truth is so very inconvenient: The source of much of the anger is the very social system that they have created these last 40 years — globalized, neoliberal and destructive of the social contract between governments and peoples on which the political center rests.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: If I had to sum up the election of 2016 in one clause, I would say it has been a sociological revolution, a moral warning and a political summons. Sociologically, this campaign has been an education in how societies come apart. The Trump campaign has been like a flash flood that sweeps away the topsoil and both reveals and widens the chasms, crevices and cracks below. We are a far more divided society than we realized. The educated and less educated increasingly see the world and vote in different ways. So do men and women, blacks and whites, natives and immigrants, young and old, urban and rural. We like to think of democracy as a battle of ideas and a process of individual deliberation, but this year demography has been destiny. The campaigns have pushed us back into our tribal bunkers. Americans now seem more clannish, and more incomprehensible to one another.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Michael Levine (www.MichaelLevineMedia.com) : George Washington argued that a presidential candidate should not appear too eager to win the presidency or actively seek it. Rather, he said “The office should seek the man.” He considered active campaigning undignified, even vulgar.
*LBN-COMMENTARY by Abraham Lincoln: Elections belong to the people. It’s their decision. If they decide to turn their back on the fire and burn their behinds, then they will just have to sit on their blisters.
*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….
LBN E-Lert Edited By Addison BeaulieuLBN E-Lert Disclaimer: 1.) The LBN E-Lert accepts no liability for the content of this email, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided. The LBN E-Lert is not associated with any commercial or political organization and is transmitted via the web for the sole benefit of its subscribers. 2.) Unfortunately, computer viruses can be transmitted via email. The recipient should check this mail and any attachments for the presence of viruses.