LBN- Special Report- Wednesday

*New Emails Show Clinton Foundation’s Ties to State Dept.:
Hillary Clinton faces renewed scrutiny over her private email use after newly released emails appear to show links between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during her time as secretary of state. In 44 emails released Tuesday, email exchanges between employees at the Clinton Foundation and the State Department appear to show the charitable foundation seeking influence over the actions of the State Department. In one exchange, Clinton aides apparently agreed to help find a job for an associate of the Clinton Foundation, at the request of the foundation. In another, a Clinton Foundation executive asks the State Department for assistance in putting a billionaire donor in touch with the ambassador to Lebanon. The new emails, released Tuesday by the conservative advocacy group Judicial Watch, have renewed questions that have plagued Clinton throughout her presidential campaign about her use of a private email account for official business. The Federal Bureau of Investigation spent a year reviewing her email use, but it was unclear whether they probed a possible overlap between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department. Clinton’s campaign has denied that the new emails show any foul play, and that Clinton herself had anything to do with them.

*WHO READS LBN? Painter Pat Steir:

*Paul Ryan Easily Wins Primary:
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan easily defeated outside challenger Paul Nehlen in his primary in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Nehlen caught the eye of Donald Trump who praised him before the GOP candidate eventually backed Ryan. Ryan was first elected in 1998.

*DOJ: Baltimore PD Violated Rights:
A new report from the Department of Justice set to be released on Wednesday finds that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated civil rights. The department disproportionately targeted black residents in poor neighborhoods in the city. In one instance “supervisors have issued explicitly discriminatory orders, such as directing a shift to arrest ‘all the black hoodies’ in a neighborhood.” The probe was initiated after the death of Freddie Gray who passed away from injuries sustained while in police custody.

*Reigning Champ Serena Out in Rio:
Serena Williams, who won the gold medal in tennis in the last Olympic games, was upset in the Round of 16 on Tuesday against Ukranian Elina Svitolina. She and her sister Venus also lost in doubles tennis so she will leave with no medals in these games. Svitolina won easily 6-4, 6-3.

*MLK’s Daughter Slams Trump Remarks:
Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter on Tuesday scolded Donald Trumpfor suggesting to his supporters that “Second Amendment people” can prevent a President Hillary Clinton from nominating Supreme Court justices of her choice. “As the daughter of a leader who was assassinated, I find #Trump’s comments distasteful, disturbing, dangerous,” Bernice King tweeted shortly after Trump’s comments garnered nationwide attention. “His words don’t #LiveUp.” The Trump campaign has maintained that the nominee was not calling for violence against Clinton, but rather for gun owners to get involved in the political process.
*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Meet Father Michael Manning – Catholic Priest https://youtu.be/us4H9ALgx50

*Michael Phelps Claims His 21st Gold:

Michael Phelps won two gold medals in one night on Tuesday, claiming the 21st gold medal of his career at the Rio Olympics. Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, won the men’s 4×200 meters Olympic freestyle relay, just hours after winning the 200m butterfly. Phelps can now boast 25 Olympic medals, with two silver and two bronze in addition to all the golds. In his fifth Olympic games, Phelps has won three gold medals in just four days.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Shooting Deaths and Gun Control

  1. Almost 2/3 of all murders in the United States involve guns.
  2. The CDC Injury Prevention and Control Center notes that suicide firearm injuries were the 4th leading cause of injury deaths in the US in 2006. Motor vehicle accident injuries were the first leading cause of injury death in that year, followed by unintentional poisonings (2nd leading cause) and unintentional falls.
  3. Among U.S. suicide deaths in 2007, firearms were used most often (50.7%), followed by hanging/strangulation/suffocation (23.1%) and intentional poisonings (18.8%).
The most common suicide method for males is firearms

  1. Males most often committed suicide with firearms (56%), whereas females most often used poison (40.8%) followed closely by firearms (31.9%).
  2. In 2007, homicide by firearms occurred most often (66.1%), and in homicides of both males (71.7%) and females (46.4%). Sharp instruments were the second-most used method of homicide overall (12.1%) followed by blunt instruments (5.8%).
  3. Men are not only more likely than women to be the victims of gun homicides, but they are also more likely to be the perpetrators of homicides committed with a gun. However, firearm-related death rates for both sexes have decreased over the past few decades.
  4. African American women had the highest death rate from firearm-related injuries than women of other ethnic groups. Asian or Pacific Islanders females had the lowest rate.
  5. The proportion of the costs for medical treatment versus lost productivity is lower for self-inflected injuries than for assault injuries. This is because the death rate for self-inflected firearm injuries is higher than the death rate for firearm injuries due to assaults.
  6. In some states, gun violence widely exceeds the rest of the country. For example, from 2001 to 2010 in Louisiana, there were 18.9 gun deaths for every 100,000 people, more than six times the rate in Hawaii.
  7. Since 1982, there have been at least 61 mass murders carried out with firearms in 30 states. In most cases, the killers obtained their weapons legally.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Fertility rates in America –- the number of babies born per woman between ages of 15 and 44 -– are at the lowest levels ever recorded, according to researchers in a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Chris Martin ordering lunch with his kids at Beach Hut in Amagansett, and telling a fan who asked for a photo, “Sorry, I’m on daddy duty, but let’s say hello”.    ***Seth Rogen at Sweet Chick in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.   ***Bobby Flay and Katie Lee having dinner at the 1770 House in East Hampton.   ***Drake hosting a private bash for 100 at Beautique in NYC.   ***Alfonso Ribeiro playing blackjack at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut with band 98 Degrees.   ***Giada De Laurentiis seeing Alex Guarnaschelli’s Guild Hall comedy show in East Hampton.

*LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER:   ***Sofia Vergara has exited CAA for UTA.

*LBN- SITE OF THE DAY:

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by M. Zuhdi Jasser:  Ladies and gentlemen: thanks to the Obama administration’s appeasement and surrender to Khomeinism it is now open season on anti-Iranian regime and regime change and intelligence assets in the West.


*LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin got assassinated. His right-wing opponents just kept delegitimizing him as a “traitor” and “a Nazi” for wanting to make peace with the Palestinians and give back part of the Land of Israel. Of course, all is fair in politics, right? And they had God on their side, right? They weren’t actually telling anyone to assassinate Rabin. That would be horrible. But there are always people down the line who don’t hear the caveats. They just hear the big message: The man is illegitimate, the man is a threat to the nation, the man is the equivalent of a Nazi war criminal. Well, you know what we do with people like that, don’t you? We kill them. And that’s what the Jewish extremist Yigal Amir did to Rabin. Why not? He thought he had permission from a whole segment of Israel’s political class.


*LBN-COMMENTARY by Dennis Prager: Pope Francis made comments last week that reveal the most important single thing you need to know about the modern world: The most dynamic religion of the last hundred years has been leftism. Not Christianity, and not Islam, but leftism. Leftism has taken over the world’s leading educational institutions, the world’s news media and the world’s popular entertainment, and it has influenced Christianity (and Judaism) far more than Christianity (or Judaism) has influenced anything.


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*WHO READS LBN: Prominent Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Jon Perlman


*LBN-COMMENTARY by Bill McCormick (Fitness Consultant):
Objectivity seems to be MIA in the upcoming presidential election. ABC,CBS,NBC,CNN,MSBC to name a few seem to be using common core math to manipulate the minds of potential voters. Trump faces the firing squad for the simplest opinions while Clinton gets a free pass on perjury and lack of moral high ground. Reality says both candidates are imperfect.Evaluate them on issues(economy,jobs,immigration, security, military etc.)and accomplishments. Present as many vetted facts and then let the voter make their choice. Reporters should become reporters not cheerleaders.

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*LBN-A DIFFERENT VIEW:….

*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***It’s hard to imagine Meryl Streep being bad at anything, but she admits she’s a terrible golfer. “I can’t do a lot of things, like golf,” Streep said during a press conference for “Florence Foster Jenkins” on Tuesday, reports Vanity Fair. “I really don’t because I tend to like things that I can do right away. If I can’t do it right away, I don’t like it.”   ***It’s a boy for reconciled couple Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green. The actors welcomed their third child, Journey River Green, on Aug. 4, E! News reported on Tuesday.   ***Twerking was just the beginning. Malia Obama was caught on camera smoking “pot” at a recent concert, according to an eyewitness.

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