LBN- Special Report- Wednesday

*Russian Suspected of Hacking U.S. Computers Is Arrested: 
Police in the Czech Republic have announced the arrest of aRussian citizen suspected of hacking the computer networks of U.S. institutions. FBI officials said they believe the man, who was not identified by authorities but had been on a “red notice” alert from Interpol, is responsible for breaching U.S. targets. He was arrested by local police on October 5 after a rapid exchange of information with the FBI. He was detained at a Prague hotel and had been traveling through the city in a luxury vehicle with his girlfriend. “The suspect was so surprised by the police action that he put up no resistance,” said a police statement. “Immediately after the detention, the man exhibited signs of collapse and police had to provide first aid and, in the end, he was hospitalized.” It’s unclear if the man will be extradited for his alleged crimes, but he will reportedly remain in custody until authorities make a decision.

*Ecuador: We Cut Off Assange’s Internet:

The government of Ecuador said Tuesday that it chose to cut internet access for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at their London embassy due to his attempts to affect the presidential election in the United States. “The government of Ecuador respects the principle of nonintervention in the internal affairs of other states. It does not interfere in external electoral processes, nor does it favor any particular candidate,” according to the statement. “This temporary restriction does not prevent the WikiLeaks organization from carrying out its journalistic activities.” Assange has been holed up for four years in the consulate, where he sought refuge from Swedish authorities seeking him for sex charges that he believes are a cover for U.S. efforts to extradite him for revealing top-secret government documents.

*Ex-F.B.I. Official Acknowledges Role in New Clinton Email Controversy: 
A former F.B.I. official at the center of the latest controversy over Hillary Clinton’s private emails acknowledged on Tuesday that an offer to swap favors with a State Department counterpart on an email classification issue had originated with him — until he realized the deal involved Mrs. Clinton and the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya. “When I found that out, all bets were off; it wasn’t even negotiable,” the former F.B.I. official, Brian McCauley, said in a telephone interview. Republicans have seized on the episode to accuse the State Department of trying to protect Mrs. Clinton, but Mr. McCauley’s account could undercut those attempts because he said he, not the State Department, had suggested the “quid pro quo.”

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: The number of illegals seeking asylum to gain easy access to the United States has jumped 900 percent in less than 10 years, greatly expanding the Immigration population receiving Social Security, school loans, green cards, welfare and other taxpayer funded services, according to figures from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. While about 8,000 mostly Latin Americans in 2009 sought asylum, the number is expected to reach 80,000 or more this year, according to a projection from the Center for Immigration Studies. The report said 80 percent come from just three countries that have already flooded the border with youths and young families, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Most claim a fear of torture, abuse, or retaliation, fulfilling the U.S. requirement that they must voice some credible fear of returning home.

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*SAY CHEESE — Half of U.S. Adults Are Now in Facial-Recognition Databases: 
More than 117 million Americans—50 percent of U.S. adults—are now included in law enforcement facial-recognition software. A new report from Georgetown’s law school called it a “virtual, perpetual lineup,” in which police departments can use the technology to scan photos and track citizens without any criminal history in government databases. The report also noted that police departments are using surveillance cameras to scan pedestrians’ faces. In some states, including Maryland, cops have used the technology to identify citizens shown in protest photos. “Face-recognition, when it’s used most aggressively, can change the nature of public spaces,” said Alvaro Bedoya, executive director of Georgetown’s privacy and technology center. “It can change the basic freedom we have to go about our lives without people identifying us from afar and in secret.” Neema Singh Guliani, the American Civil Liberties Union’s legislative counsel, noted that the technology is accompanied by few regulations. “There appears to be very few controls or safeguards to ensure it’s not used in situations in which people are engaged in First Amendment activity,” she said.

*WHO READS LBN? Cookbook author Padma Lakshmi:

*DiCaprio to Return Funds Linked to Malaysian 1MDB Fraud:

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio said he will return any money embezzled from a Malaysian government fund if it is determined that it financed the production of his film The Wolf of Wall Street or his environmental foundation. According to a spokesperson, DiCaprio has been cooperating with the U.S. Department of Justice in the investigation since July, when it was announced; the statement is the first the Oscar-winner’s camp has made on the widening financial scandal. The DoJ filed a lawsuit to seize upward of $1 billion tied to a state investment fund known as 1MDB. The suit includes the rights to the film, according to a representative for DiCaprio. The Hollywood A-lister said he will follow any determination from the agency about funds that may have supported the movie or his nonprofit. “Both Mr. DiCaprio and [the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation] continue to be entirely supportive of all efforts to assure that justice is done in this matter,” a statement said. “Mr. DiCaprio is grateful for the lead and instruction of the government on how to accomplish this.”

*WHO READS LBN? Founder of Shriekfest film festival, Denise Gossett:

*LBN-HEALTH WATCH:   ***Exercising with unusual vigor while you are enraged or emotionally distraught could be dangerous for your heart, according to a cautionary new study of the types of events that may trigger heart attacks.The results indicate that, individually, both strenuous workouts and emotional upheaval increase the likelihood of cardiac arrest, but the risk is greatest if you combine them. The study does not prove, though, that running or otherwise sweating while mad is always inadvisable, only that some workouts and some emotions don’t mix well. Cardiologists have long known that a wide variety of circumstances can initiate heart attacks in people with cardiac disease. Among the events that are tied to an increased risk of having a heart attack: sunrise (you’re more likely to have one on awakening), spectator sports, earthquakes, air pollution, job stress, holidays and, in rare instances, sex. Extreme physical exertion and extreme emotional distress also often have been linked to sudden heart attacks.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: Laser surgery is the most effective way to remove a tattoo. The laser penetrates the skin and breaks up the tattoo pigments so that they can be carried away naturally by the body’s immune system. Black is the easiest color to remove because it absorbs more laser waves. Green and yellow are more difficult to remove.

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*LBN-MEDIA INSIDER:   ***The New York Times brought a new generation of the Sulzberger family into its top rankson Wednesday, naming Arthur Gregg Sulzberger the deputy publisher. The appointment positions him to succeed his father as publisher and chairman of The New York Times Company. Should he ascend to that position, Mr. Sulzberger, 36, would represent the fifth generation of his family to serve as publisher since the family patriarch, Adolph S. Ochs, purchased the newspaper in 1896.

*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:   ***China’s economy is slowing. How bad can it get? China reported on Wednesday that its economy grew 6.7 percent in the third quarter compared with a year ago. That matched economists’ expectations exactly, and was identical to the pace China set in the first and second quarters of this year. In economics, stability like that is remarkable — and usually not to be believed. Economists often look beyond the official numbers to find alternative ways to gauge the Chinese economy. Other figures and facts on the ground suggest that a lending binge that China has unleashed in recent months is helping to sustain growth. But by historical standards, China’s growth is slowing down. This year’s growth is set to come in at a pace slower than last year’s, which was already the weakest pace in 25 years.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: TV’s Revealing Interview Show —- “Without Notes” —  https://youtu.be/HAB7aj-NDsU

*LBN-R.I.P.:   ***Soap star Anthony Addabbo — whose long career included stints on “Guiding Light” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” — has passed away at the age of 56. The sudden and shocking news was announced by his fellow soap actor Winsor Harmon.   ***John F. Good, who developed and directed the F.B.I.’s Abscam investigation, resulting in grainy black-and-white videotapes on the evening news that showed elected officials accepting bags and envelopes of cash from what appeared to be an Arab sheikh, died on Sept. 28 at his home in Island Park, N.Y. He was 80. The death was confirmed by his brother, Kevin.

*LBN-COMMENTARY By NEIL GENZLINGER: If the news that the documentarian Michael Moore was releasing a surprise film called “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” had you expecting a rollicking, full-force attack on Donald J. Trump, prepare to be disappointed. Mr. Moore, one of filmmaking’s best-known provocateurs, seems to be decidedly uninterested in provoking anyone with this new offering, which had its hastily arrangedpremiere Tuesday night at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village. The film is not an attack on Mr. Trump, but instead a paean to his opponent in the presidential contest, Hillary Clinton. Filmed over two nights early this month in Wilmington, Ohio, the movie captures a live stage performance by Mr. Moore in a town that leans heavily Trump (though that was not necessarily true of the audience he performed for). Mr. Moore has a knack for going into the lion’s den and poking the lion, but not here. He begins with some self-deprecating jokes about liberals (he was a Bernie Sanders supporter in the Democratic primaries), then throws in some mild jabs at Mr. Trump, but nothing that would cause anyone to bolt from the room or shout him down.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Thomas L. Friedman: Thank God for WikiLeaks. I confess, I was starting to wonder about what the real Hillary Clinton — the one you never get to see behind closed doors — really stood for. But now that, thanks to WikiLeaks, I’ve had a chance to peruse her speeches to Goldman Sachs and other banks, I am more convinced than ever she can be the president America needs today. Seriously, those speeches are great! They show someone with a vision, a pragmatic approach to getting things done and a healthy instinct for balancing the need to strengthen our social safety nets with unleashing America’s business class to create the growth required to sustain social programs. So thank you, Vladimir Putin, for revealing how Hillary really hopes to govern. I just wish more of that Hillary were campaigning right now and building a mandate for what she really believes. WikiHillary? I’m with her.

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*DISASTER! Record 64.7 million non-English speakers in U.S.: 
A new report shows explosive growth in the number of U.S. residents 5 years of age and older who speak a language other than English at home. The report by the Center for Immigration Studies, which breaks down new Census data, shows a record number of new immigrants in the country whose primary language is not English, and the fastest growing language is Arabic. In 2015 a record 64.7 million U.S. residents spoke a foreign language at home – up 5.2 million since 2010 and up 1.5 million in just the last year. The largest percentage increase from 2010 to 2015 was for speakers of Arabic, Hindi (an India language) and Urdu (Pakistan’s national language). More than one in five U.S. residents now speaks a foreign language at home, according to the CIS report.

*55 Retired Military Brass Say Trump Is Unfit to Lead:

Fifty-five retired general and flag officers have released a letter condemning Donald Trump’s behavior toward women, calling him “utterly unworthy” of the Oval Office. “If given such power, Donald Trump would create a command climate intolerant of women and incompatible with a trained, ready, and honorable military,” the open letter said. “The American people deserve better than a misogynist in chief. Donald Trump’s behavior is antithetical to American values.” Among the signatories are retired four-star generals and three-star officers, as well as officers from the Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Army National Guard. The officers wrote that if Trump were elected, he would likely hinder the progress that has already been achieved on addressing sexual assault in the military. The letter was signed by former officers of both genders, including Lt. Gen. Walter Gaskin, Lt. Gen. John Castellaw, and Lt. Gen. Claudia Kennedy, who was the first woman to reach the Army’s three-star rank.

*After Losses in Syria and Iraq, ISIS Moves the Goal Posts: 
Islamic State leaders had long promised their followers an apocalyptic battle — foretold, some believe, by the Prophet Muhammad — in an otherwise nondescript village theycontrolled in northern Syria. But the warriors of the self-declared caliphate lost the village, Dabiq, in just a few hours over the weekend as Syrian rebels, backed by Turkey, closed in. To soften the symbolic blow, the Islamic State switched rhetorical gears, declaring that the real Dabiq battlewould come some other time. The about-face was part of a larger repositioning as the Islamic State loses ground, not only in Syria but also in Iraq, where forces backed by the United States began a drive on Monday to oust the group from the sprawling and strategically vital city of Mosul. On the defensive in both countries, the group has been making preparations for retrenchment and survival.

*U.S. Citizens Sentenced to 10 Years in Iranian Jail: 
Two U.S. citizens have been sentenced to 10 years in an Iranian prison for allegedly cooperating with the United States, according to the Iranian judiciary’s official news site. Iranian-American businessman Siamak Namazi and his elderly father, Mohammad Baquer Namazi, were detained last October by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and later charged and sentenced. The younger Namazi has worked for an oil and gas company in the United Arab Emirates. His father is a former Iranian provincial governor and has served as a UNICEF representative in various countries.

*Russia, Syria Halt Aleppo Airstrikes Ahead of ‘Truce’:

Russia and Syria on Tuesday claimed they would halt their airstrikes on the besieged city of Aleppo to prepare for a “humanitarian pause” on Thursday. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said the strikes were suspended at 10 a.m. Tuesday to prepare for the temporary truce from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. onThursday—a cease-fire that is meant to allow safe passage out of the city for civilians and rebel militants alike. “The early halting of airstrikes is necessary to declare a ‘humanitarian pause,’” Shoigu said. “It will… guarantee a safe exit of civilians through six corridors and prepare for the evacuation of the ill and the wounded from the eastern part of Aleppo.” Both militaries are claiming they will not engage in any offensive action during the stipulated time, though each have been blamed by international investigators for the Sept. 19 attack on a UN humanitarian-aid convoy that left at least 20 dead in the hard-hit province during a previous cease-fire.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, citing survey results released on Monday, blames widespread ignorance for the relatively positive views millennials have toward socialism and communism. Of the 2,300 Americans polled by YouGov, 80% of baby boomers and 91% of the elderly agree with the statement that “communism was and still is a problem” in the world today. Millennials? Only 55%.

*Harry Shearer Sues Over ‘Spinal Tap’ for $125 million:

Actor and comedian Harry Shearer has filed a lawsuit against entertainment giant Vivendi over the revenue from his 1984 cult-classic This Is Spinal Tap. Shearer claims he is owed $125 million in damages for the Rob Reiner-directed seminal mockumentary, though Vivendi says the 72-year-old actor and creator was entitled to a share of just $81 in merchandising income. Vivendi acquired the film, which followed a fictional British rock band, in 1989. “I think it’s important to challenge the status quo, not just for myself but for all my fellow artists, musicians and creators,” Shearer tweeted.

*Texas Cops Arrest Wisconsin Men for Allegedly Plotting to Join ISIS:
Police in Texas have arrested two men who are accused of planning to travel to either Syria or Iraq to join ISIS. Officials announced the two Wisconsin men, Jason Michael Ludke, 35, and Yosvany Padilla-Conde, 30, were stopped earlier this month near San Angelo as they were allegedly en route to get documents and aid in Mexico in order to make the trip to the front lines. Court documents say Ludke was charged with attempting to provide material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization. Padilla-Conde was charged with aiding and abetting his travel partner’s efforts. According to a criminal complaint, an undercover FBI agent chatted with Ludke on social media, where he told the official of his plans to purchase the travel papers in Mexico and of his pledge to support ISIS.
*Billy Bush Out at ‘Today’:

Billy Bush and NBC have reportedly reached a settlement on his contract with the network, officially ending his timeat Today after the revelation of a 2005 tape in which he and Donald Trump discussed groping women. Bush joined the show in August, signing a three-year deal that would earn him $3.5 million every year. He was previously suspended from the show when details of the Access Hollywood tape were first reported.  In a note to staff, Today show chief Noah Oppenheim said Bush would be leaving the show “effective today” and wished the “valued colleague and longtime member of the NBC family” “success as he goes forward.” In his own statement, Bush said, “I am deeply grateful for the conversations I’ve had with my daughters, and for all of the support from family, friends, and colleagues. I look forward to what lies ahead.”

*WHO READS LBN? Publicist Ryan McCormick:

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***A packed house last night for comedian sensation Ismo‘s entertainment industry showcase at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood.   ***Jon Hamm wearing a St. Louis Blues cap at Montague Street Bagels in Brooklyn Heights.   ***Woody Allen, Soon-Yi and ICM Partners’ John Burnham at a Saturday matinee of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”.   ***Rosie O’Donnell picking pumpkins at Secor Farms in Mahwah, NJ.   ***Jimmy Fallon at Indian Wells Tavern in Amagansett.   ***“SNL” star Vanessa Bayer riding the F train to Rockefeller Center in NYC.   ***Lesley Stahl with friends including Jerry Della Femina at Loi in NYC.   ***Monkee Mickey Dolenz at Long Island’s Glen Cove Mansion.

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*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence.” – Vince Lombardi —– www.TheExcelCommunity.com

*LBN-COMMENTARY by David Brooks: Souls are not saved in bundles. Love is the necessary force. The problems facing this country are deeper than the labor participation rate and ISIS. It’s a crisis of solidarity, a crisis of segmentation, spiritual degradation and intimacy.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Tony Medley: LBNElert has heretofore been admirably unbiased. However, the news item that stated, “Clarence Thomas got rewarded by the cowed Senate Judiciary Committee and ended up with a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court” is nothing more than a virulent political attack on a man many believe stands as a martyr to leftwing zealotry solely because he was a conservative black man. The latter POV should not appear in a news item and neither should what LBN reported. LBN should continue to stand apart from MSM outlets in not allowing such noxious unsigned personal opinions in its news.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Dennis Prager: There are many good conservatives who are Never-Trumpers, and there are many good conservatives who will vote for Donald Trump. Eight months ago, I warned that conservatives must resist gratuitous hatred or they will destroy themselves more effectively than the left ever could on its own. I used the term “gratuitous hatred” because it is the term Jews and Judaism use to describe the reason for one of the greatest calamities of Jewish history: the destruction of the Second Temple and the second Jewish state. It wasn’t the Romans who Jewish tradition blames; it was the Jews themselves — for hating one another for no good reason.

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*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***After four years of duking it out in court, celeb couple Richard Gere and Carey Lowell are finally divorced. The pair was not present Tuesday as Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Matthew Cooper inked their settlement. Details of the arrangement, over which the former couple have spent a slew of appearances squabbling, were not disclosed. Mary J. Blige‘s ex wants her to dig deep into her wallet. In court docs obtained by TMZ, the singer’s estranged husband, Martin “Kendu” Isaacs, is seeking $129,391 a month in spousal support. While he originally requested spousal support in September, having been exposed to an exuberant lifestyle during their 12-year marriage, he believes Blige, 45, should help him maintain it.   ***James Franco is being sued for allegedly assaulting a photographer in 2014. David Tonnessen, according to TMZ, claims the actor head-butted his stomach while photographing a Lana Del Reyconcert at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Tonnessen claims Franco, 38, was “smiling, rather demonically,” before the incident occurred, then, with a “blank expression of joy on his face,” attacked him.

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*LBN-INVESTIGATES: According to the latest combine polling data, Hillary Clinton has a 90% chance to win.

*Report: Trump’s Team Held Talks on TV Startup:

Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has held talks to proceed with a television startup on the Republican presidential nominee’s behalf, the Financial Times reports. Kushner reportedly contacted Aryeh Bourkoff, of investment bank LionTree, to that end. Trump has in the past denied that he’s looking to start his own channel. He told The Washington Post just last month that he has “no interest” in a media company, despite the fact that digital-media entrepreneur and erstwhile Breitbart head Stephen Bannon is one of Trump’s top advisers and the CEO of his presidential campaign.

*LBN-INVESTIGATES: The southwest border has cracked open over the last year as illegal immigrants into the U.S. spiked some 23 percent, according to the latest Homeland Security numbers released Monday. Nearly 409,000 illegal immigrants were nabbed at the border in fiscal 2016 — up from about 331,000 a year earlier — and Homeland Security officials say the increased arrests also means an increase in the number that are sneaking by them. Worse yet, the number of illegal immigrants traveling as families, fleeing rough conditions in Central America and enticed by the promise of lax enforcement in the U.S., reached a record high of 77,674. Unaccompanied minors — those children traveling without their parents — also rose to nearly 60,000, though that was still shy of the record set in 2014.

*Report: Kurdish Ground Forces Retake 7 Villages Near Mosul:

Hours after Iraqi forces began their long-awaiting move toward the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, opening an their offensive east of Iraq’s second-largest city, Turkish state media said early Monday that Kurdish ground forces had already taken control of seven other villages on the city’s outskirts. The showdown with the jihadis could effectively end the terror group’s occupation of land in Iraq, after it was already forced out of Fallujah, Ramadi, and Tikrit. U.S. warplanes provided aerial support as an anti-ISIS coalition bombed targets in Mosul overnight. More than 1 million Iraqis are living in the city.

*Obama, Holder to Lead Redistricting Campaign:

Former Attorney General Eric Holder and Barack Obama will work to overhaul America’s system of legislative redistricting after the latter steps down as president. Holder will chair a newly incorporated group, said to be called the National Democratic Redistricting Committee. Obama has said the organization will be his main focus when he leaves the White House. The aim of the organization, Politico reports, is to take on the pointed gerrymandering that Democrats believe is responsible for uneven control of statehouses and the U.S. House of Representatives. “American voters deserve fair maps that represent our diverse communities—and we need a coordinated strategy to make that happen,” Holder said. “This unprecedented new effort will ensure Democrats have a seat at the table to create fairer maps after 2020.” Among other initiatives, the group will evidently cover campaign strategy, coordinate ballot initiatives, organize legal challenges to various state redistricting maps, and direct fundraising.

*WHO READS LBN? Rapper Eminem

*Republican Party HQ in NC Firebombed:

Police in the town of Hillsborough are investigating after a North Carolina county GOP headquarters was firebombed over the weekend. Campaign signs, supplies, and furniture were destroyed after somebody threw a bottle of flammable liquid threw a window, leaving graffiti on the side of an adjacent building that read, “Nazi Republicans get out of town or else.” Images posted on Twitter by the local Republican Party showed the office in Orange County blackened and charred. Officials said the damage wasn’t noticed until Sunday, when a local business owner notified authorities. Gov. Pat McCrory has called the attack “an attack on our democracy.” No one was injured. Dallas Woodhouse, the executive director of the state Republican Party, was quoted by local media saying the “office itself is a total loss.” “The only thing important to us is that nobody was killed, and they very well could have been,” he said. Republican nominee Donald Trump, whose campaign signs were burned in the attack, blamed supporters of Hillary Clinton for the incident. In a tweet, he said pinned the firebombing on “animals representing Hillary Clinton and Dems in North Carolina.” Clinton, for her part, lamented the attack as “horrific and unacceptable.”

*WHO READS LBN? Senator Tim Kaine:

*‘The Accountant’ Wins Weekend Box Office:

Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick’s new drama, The Accountant, led the weekend box office, raking in $24.7 million. The movie, which cost Warner Bros. $40 million to produce and opened to underwhelming reviews, placed no. 1 in the North American box office. The movie was followed by a $12 million tie between Kevin Hart: What Now? and The Girl on the Train. High expectations for Emily Blunt’s Gone Girl-like thriller have seen it bring in a domestic total of $46.6 million over the past two weeks.

*LBN-MUSIC INSIDER:   ***Toni Braxton has been released from the hospital after being admitted for complications stemming from Lupus. “Hey guys, thanks for all your well wishes and understanding,” Braxton, 49, tweeted Sunday. “I am out of the hospital, and en route to Chicago! I can not wait to see you.” Braxton was taken to a Cleveland area hospital on Saturday and was forced to cancel a show.

*LBN-BUSINESS INSIDER:
The “Best of Los Angeles Award” will celebrate the acclaimed charity “Homeless Not Toothless” and its founder, Dr. Jay Grossman with a special dessert party on Friday night, October 21st at 9pm in the outdoor terrace of the Coral Tree Café in Brentwood.

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Vickie Casas: I have a message for Nicki Minja commenting on what needs a man needs to seek power. When criticizing others-Take a look in the mirror to know that you would never be picked by a man to get him to a place of power. The reason why is you forgot one thing, it takes class and that you certainly lack.  Trump picked a woman with true beauty inside and out. A woman who actually puts raising her child first, a rarity this day and age and most of all a woman who loves her husband unconditionally. Trump picked well!

*LBN-COMMENTARY by Paul Krugman: I’m a baby boomer,which means that I’m old enough to remember conservatives yelling “America — love it or leave it!” at people on the left who criticized racism and inequality. But that was a long time ago. These days, disdain for America — the America that actually exists, not an imaginary “real America” in which minorities and women know their place — is concentrated on the right. To be sure, progressives still see a lot wrong with the state of our society, and seek change. But they also celebrate the progress we have made, and for the most part the change they seek is incremental: It involves building on existing institutions, not burning everything down and starting over.

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: An Extraordinarily Revealing Interview With One Of America’s Most Prominent Priest: https://youtu.be/HAB7aj-NDsU

*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Shields and Brooks on Trump assault allegations, Clinton leaked email insights:
https://youtu.be/PCoAOLyJCdg

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*LBN-OVERHEARD:   ***Christmas came early for Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. The former “Jersey Shore” star underwent breast augmentation surgery, bringing her cup size to a C. “I’m one week out of surgery, so they are very crazy,” Polizzi said in an Awestruck video Friday. “My nipples are, like, falling off. I look like Frankenstein right now.”

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*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.

*Issues in Hillary Clinton’s Past Leave Her Muted in Furor Over Donald Trump: 

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.

*Trump Accuses Clinton of Using Drugs:

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.”

*WHO READS LBN? 17 leading staff members of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign:

*Former NFL Star Dennis Byrd Killed in Car Crash:

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.

*LBN-NOTICED:   ***Brooke Mueller disappeared from the public eye with her now-7-year-old twins after her split from Charlie Sheen. But the willowy blonde, a recovering addict, resurfaced in San Simeon, Calif., at the annual fund-raising weekend for the Hearst Castle attended by Patricia and Anne Hearst, Jay McInerney, Kick Kennedy and Beth Rudin DeWoody.

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*LBN-COMMENTARY by Maureen Dowd: Anita Hill lost her fight. The creepy guy who acted pervy toward her won. The issue of sexual harassment burst onto the national scene 25 years ago, exploding in the male dominion of Congress, in the shadow of that macho symbol, the Washington Monument. Such vulgarities and sexually explicit language had never been heard before in the political arena. It was like a jackhammer drilling down into the most sensitive parts of the American psyche.

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*Report: CIA Considering Cyber Strike on Russia:

The Obama administration is currently considering a covert cyber action against Russia in response to alleged interference in the U.S. election. The CIA has reportedly been asked to bring options to the White House for an operations designed to “embarrass” the Kremlin leadership. Intelligence sources did not elaborate on what the plan would entail. Former intelligence officers told NBC that the CIA had allegedly already gathered documents that could expose tactics used by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

*Obama administration: Budget deficit increases to $587B :

The government ran a $587 billion budget deficit for the just-completed fiscal year, a 34 percent spike over last year after significant improvement from the record deficits of President Barack Obama‘s first years in office. Friday’s deficit news, while sobering, does not appear bad enough to jolt a gridlocked Washington into action to stem the flow of red ink. It came in an annual report by the Treasury Department and the White House budget office. In the presidential campaign, intractable budget deficits and growing debt have been mostly neglected by Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump.

*Nations, Fighting Powerful Refrigerant That Warms Planet, Reach Landmark Deal:
Negotiators from more than 170 countries on Saturday reached a legally binding accord to counter climate change by cutting the worldwide use of a powerful planet-warming chemical used in air-conditioners and refrigerators. The talks in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, have not drawn the same spotlight as the climate change accord forged in Paris last year. But the outcome could have an equal or even greater impact on efforts to slow the heating of the planet. President Obama called the deal “an ambitious and far-reaching solution to this looming crisis.”

*Romney: Party Will Take Time to Heal:

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney lamented during an interview on Friday that the Republican party is badly damaged and “it will be very difficult” to put it back together again. He went on to say that it was not impossible for Donald Trump to win but gave him a “maybe 25%” chance of doing so. “It’s hard for me to gauge what would happen if Mr. Trump were to lose,” Romney said. “I think it’s more likely he’ll lose than not. If he were to win, I think my party would be particularly troubled between those who were strong supporters of Mr. Trump and a smaller number at that stage who would be wanting to go in a different direction.”

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*LBN-SEE IT: Debbie Rowe went out in Palmdale, Calif., in the midst of her breast cancer battle — and still smiled for the cameras. The struggling ex-wife of Michael Jackson had good reason, too, with daughter Paris Jackson now reconciled with her stricken mom.

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*LBN-HOLLYWOOD INSIDER:   ***Hollywood agency ICM Partners showed off its new 112,000-square-foot headquarters in LA on Thursday night with a private party — but rather than stars the real attractions were the 300-plus works of art on display amid a 360-degree view. The agency partnered with art dealer Stefan Simchowitz, who will periodically rotate the pieces he’s called “45 gallery shows in one go.” Kendrick Lamar collaborator Kamasi Washington performed for guests, including top Fox TV execs Peter Rice, Dana Walden and Gary Newman, FX Networks boss John Landgraf and ABC Studios head Patrick Moran. Chef Suzanne Goin designed the menu.

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*LBN-SPOTLIGHT: Defending The Catholic Church – A Riveting Interview With Father Michael Manning: https://youtu.be/HAB7aj-NDsU

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