‘ FREEDOM AND/OR SECURITY ‘


AceNewsServices – Featured Post: Jan.06: This gives me pause. . .  as I have been pondering this  problem lately. The grand experiment which is the United States was built on personal rights for all written in the Bill of Rights of the Constitution. . . . . freedom of religion, speech, press, to assemble and to have personal privacy.

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After 9/11 , the country was united in the desire of “Never Again” and there was not much questioning  as to how  that security  was accomplished. But as the years have past and news and experiences of NSA spying on the nation and the world, control of the internet, airport searches and indignities at the airports,  and prisoner enhanced interrogation; Americans, including me, are questioning our freedoms, security and the methods used to establish both.

This week in the world’s largest democracy where there is understandably obsessed with security has further fuelled my thoughts. Information was circulated of a credible terrorist activity in India. Access to certain sites on the internet was stopped or limited to all of India.  I had trouble accessing Facebook, in the morning, evening, and at night. Hmm, all times when people were home using the internet. I have experienced in the US having some news and YouTube videos not available as they are in the rest of the world. I have learned that from other bloggers. Here in India,  we have been working  for days to get just the proper documentation for the students. . . photos. . . on different paper for different applications. .  phone, school, immigration.  They need copies of their passports, visas, stamped pages of their passports, forms to be filled , a letter from the hostel and the University. . .  all  this to study here for 4 months.  And all this to try to insure safety.

Some of you might  ask, “Why not just ignore it all?”  Well, one group a few years ago did just that due to ignorance of the policy.   When they got ready to leave, 7 students were allowed to leave even though they didn’t have the proper exit stamp.  Two students were detained.  They were Americans of various heritages.  Many people and countries find it hard to understand that American is  a “salad mixture” of people from all nationalities.

These detained  students had to stay in a hotel for a week while their departure was  discussed by many calls between India and the US!  Finally, this happened and all other groups from Rensselaer have meticulously  completed the process.  This time the forms seem even more complicated than in 2013. Could it be bureaucrats justifying their paycheck?

I want to be safe, unquestionably, but at the price of our freedoms? Fascist countries take these same actions and I don’t want to live in like that.  I am concerned, too, as to whom  is making these decisions.  In my lifetime, I have observed with taxes and government involvement, that once instigated or eliminated it is seemingly impossible to regain freedoms once they are gone.

Security or Freedom?

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‘ SIX CONSULATE’S RECEIVED PACKETS OF YELLOW POWDER BUT TEST FREE OF BIOLOGICAL AGENTS ‘


#AceNewsServices – October 27 – Hungary’s consulate in Istanbul received packets of an unidentified yellow powder on Monday, Reuters reported, citing the city governor’s office.

Similar envelopes sent to five Western consulates in Turkey’s largest city last week prompted security alerts.

Sixteen people from three of the missions of the US, Canada, France, Germany and Belgium were hospitalized as a precaution.

The package at the Hungarian consulate is believed to have been sent at the same time as the others but was not opened until Monday morning.

The yellow powder sent to a number of consulates in Istanbul showed no initial signs of a biological threat, Turkey’s health ministry said Monday.

“There was no sign of anthrax, plague, tularaemia, ricin or botulinum toxin or any other biological warfare substance,” the ministry said, as cited by Reuters.

Further tests are being carried out for other possible substances after the consulates of the US, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium and Hungary received suspicious packages containing powder.

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UNITED STATES: ‘ FORMER HOMELESS VETERAN AND CHEF WINS FIRST PLACE ON TV SERIES ‘


AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – October 26 – Formerly homeless Veteran Robbie Myers recently won first place on ‘Chopped,’ a reality-based cooking television series that pits four chefs against each other competing for a chance to win $10,000.

' Formerly homeless Veteran Robbie Myers recently won first place on 'Chopped,' a reality-based cooking television series '
‘ Formerly homeless Veteran Robbie Myers recently won first place on ‘Chopped,’ a reality-based cooking television series ‘

The show airs on Food Network.

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‘ PUTIN SAYS US PROMOTES TERRORISM BY FINANCING AND DIVISION OF WORLD NATIONS ‘


#AceWorldNews – SOCHI – October 26 – Russian President Vladimir Putin says the United States promotes terrorism by financing terrorists and creating division instead of strengthening unity among world nations.

' US promotes terrorism by funding Takfiris '
‘ US promotes terrorism by funding Takfiris ‘

The Russian leader made the comments on Friday during a speech at the plenary session of the 11th meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club in Russia’s Black Sea resort of Sochi.

“In Syria, just like in old times, the US and its allies began to provide militants with direct funding and weapons to incite filling of their ranks by mercenaries from different countries,” Putin said, adding that this is how the ISIL Takfiri terrorist group has turned into a “de facto army.”

“They [ISIL terrorists] are active in a highly effective manner, from the military perspective, they are real professionals,” he stated.

Putin also said another reason why the ISIL has gained so much power is because the so-called anti-ISIL coalition, led by the US, is creating division among regional powers.

The Russian president went on to say that such “unilateral dictatorship” does not help anti-terror efforts; instead it causes “growing chaos” in stable states.

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‘ DHS FAMILY REUNIFICATION PROGRAMME OFFERED TO HAITIANS TO MIGRATE FOR TWO YEARS ‘


#AceNewsServices – WASHINGTON – October 26 – Starting in early 2015, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin implementation of a Haitian Family Reunification Parole (HFRP) Program to expedite family reunification for certain eligible Haitian family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents of the U.S. and to promote safe, legal and orderly migration from Haiti to the United States.

Under this program U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will offer certain eligible Haitian beneficiaries of already approved family-based immigrant visa petitions, who are currently in Haiti, an opportunity to come to the United States up to approximately two years before their immigrant visa priority dates become current.

“The rebuilding and development of a safe and economically strong Haiti is a priority for the United States.  The Haitian Family Reunification Parole program promotes a fundamental underlying goal of our immigration system – family reunification. 

It also supports broader U.S. goals for Haiti’s reconstruction and development by providing the opportunity for certain eligible Haitians to safely and legally immigrate sooner to the United States,” said Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. 

“The United States strongly discourages individuals in Haiti from undertaking life-threatening and illegal maritime journeys to the United States.

Such individuals who do not qualify for the HFRP program and if located at sea may be returned to Haiti.” 

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – US Citizen Immigration Service (USCIS)   

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DHS: ‘ MY E-VERIFY CHECKING YOUR IMMIGRATION RECORDS AND RECORDING YOUR DATA ON LINE ‘


#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES – October 26 – USCIS is always looking for ways to support jobs in the United States. Also at the same check your immigration records and qualification for work.   

' MyEVerify Checking Your Records and Data Online '
‘ MyEVerify Checking Your Records and Data Online ‘

They have call it myE-Verify. It’s a free and secure way to be part of the E-Verify process for confirming employment eligibility.

MyE-Verify was launched on Oct. 6 in five states and the District of Columbia, and will be rolling it out nationally in future releases. 

With myE-Verify, anyone in Arizona, Idaho, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia and Washington, D.C., can:

  • Create a personal account to manage how their information is used in E-Verify and easily access Self Check, where any U.S. workers can confirm their employment eligibility themselves;

  • Use Self Lock, a feature we created just for myE-Verify that lets users lock their Social Security numbers in E-Verify, preventing fraudulent use in the system in the future;

  • Get resources explaining employee rights in the employment eligibility process.

While myE-Verify is currently only available to a limited audience, all workers and job seekers in the U.S. can still use the Self Check system and check out helpful materials in the myResources section.

More than half a million U.S. employers already use E-Verify to check that their new hires are authorized to work in the United States. Almost 1,400 more employers are joining this free on-line service each week.

If you get a job anywhere in the country, it’s more and more likely your employer will use E-Verify to quickly confirm your employment eligibility.

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CALIFORNIA: ‘ SILICON VALLEY START-UP DEVELOPS TECHNOLOGY FOR POLICE GUNS ‘


#AceWorldNews – CALIFORNIA – October 24 – A Silicon Valley start-up

'CALIFORNIA START UP UNVEILS GUN TECHNOLOGY FOR COPS '
CALIFORNIA START UP UNVEILS GUN TECHNOLOGY FOR COPS ‘

has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired.

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‘CALIFORNIA START-UP UNVEILS GUN TECHNOLOGY FOR COPS’

The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out of its holster and when it’s fired.

It can also track where the gun is located and in what direction it was fired.

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OHIO: ‘ CONTROVERSIAL PROCEDURE CONSIDERED FOURTH AMENDMENT VIOLATION ‘


#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (Ohio) – October 23 – News and Views:  

“NO REFUSAL” BLOOD DRAW CHECKPOINT PLANNED FOR OHIO

Controversial procedure considered a 4th amendment violation by some ………..!  

"No Refusal" Blood Draw Checkpoint Planned for Ohio

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by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON | OCTOBER 23, 2014


A “no refusal” checkpoint where drivers will be forced to stop and potentially submit to having their blood taken on the side of the road by law enforcement authorities is planned for Clark County, Ohio tomorrow.

“Every car will be checked to ensure that drivers are not impaired. If there is sufficient probable cause to believe that a driver is operating a vehicle while impaired, law enforcement will seek a blood search warrant from a “neutral and detached magistrate,” reports ABC 22.

The time and location of the checkpoint will not be released until hours before it is set to begin.

Once a search warrant is obtained, a nurse will draw blood to check for alcohol or drugs. It is not specified whether the blood draws will take place on the side of the road or at a nearby jail.

Although the practice of taking blood from motorists suspected of being under the influence has been the law in numerous states for years, many remain unaware of how those who refuse to consent to the procedure are treated.

Last year we highlighted shocking video footage out of Georgia which showed police officers forcibly strapping down citizens accused of drunk driving before putting them in a headlock and having a nurse draw blood.

As the clip shows, even compliant individuals who are showing zero resistance have their heads forcibly pushed down as the blood is taken.

“We all are American citizens and you guys have me strapped to a table like I’m in Guantanamo f***ing Bay,” complains one individual.

Another man screams “what country is this?” as officers hold him down and take his blood without consent.

“Holding down and forcing somebody to submit to this is really intrusive in terms of that level of invasive procedure into someone’s body is ridiculous for investigating a misdemeanor,” Attorney David Boyle told Fox 5 Atlanta, describing the forced blood draws as an “unreasonable search” under the 4th Amendment.

In 2005, the Supreme Court ruled that it is not unconstitutional for the state to hold down Americans and forcefully withdraw blood. A January 2013 ruling affirmed that a warrant must be obtained for the process, although police could dispense with the warrant requirement in an “emergency”.

As we reported last December, citizens are also being intimidated into participating in so-called “voluntary” drug survey checkpoints, during which private firms working on behalf of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy take DNA samples from motorists by swabbing their cheek.

Evidence clearly indicates that sobriety checkpoints have little to do with saving lives or catching drunk drivers and everything to do with revenue generation. In states like California, the number of vehicles impounded as a result of license violations is seven times higher than the number of drunk driving arrests during checkpoint operations.

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NEW YORK: ‘ APPLES FIRST COMPUTER EVER BUILT IS SOLD FOR $905,000 AND BOUGHT BY HENRY FORD MUSEUM ‘


#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (New York) – October 23 – One of the first Apple computers ever built has sold in New York for $905,000, AFP reported.

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APPLES FIRST COMPUTER EVER BUILT IS SOLD FOR $905,000 AND BOUGHT BY HENRY FORD MUSEUM

It was bought by the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, Bonhams auction house said, declaring the purchase the world’s most expensive computer relic.

The Apple-1 computer was built by hand in 1976 by Steve Wozniak in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ garage or his sister’s bedroom.

The computer fetched nearly twice its pre-sale high estimate, Bonhams said.

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MILWAUKEE: ‘ JUDGE DECIDES MENTAL STATE OF YOUNG GIRL OF 12 IS UNFIT TO STAND TRIAL IN SLENDER FIT CASE ‘


#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Milwaukee) – A Wisconsin judge has decided Wednesday that the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is unfit to stand trial. 

The second girl is scheduled for a two-day probable cause hearing next week. Bohren will decide after that whether she should stand trial on charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide
The second girl is scheduled for a two-day probable cause hearing next week. Bohren will decide after that whether she should stand trial on charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide

Dr. Kenneth Robbins, a psychiatrist hired by Geyser’s defense attorney, testified in August that the girl believes she can communicate telepathically with Slender Man and was more worried about offending the specter than going to prison.

“If she says the wrong thing, if she somehow upsets Slender Man, not only hers, but her family’s lives, could be in danger,” Robbins explained.

Dr. Brooke Lundbohm, a court-appointed psychologist, said Geyser described Slender Man as “a person she has a strong bond with, she idolizes and believes to be real.”

Prosecutors say the two girls plotted for months to kill their classmate before luring the child to a wooded park after a sleepover in Waukesha, west of Milwaukee, and stabbing her 19 times.

Payton Leutner survived by crawling from the woods to a sidewalk where a bicyclist found her and called 911.

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DENVER: ‘ FBI INVESTIGATING THREE TEENAGE GIRLS OVER JOINING ISLAMIC STATE ‘


#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Denver) – Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions.

A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls – two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend – were headed to Syria, though the official said investigators were still trying to determine what sort of contacts they had in that country.

The official said investigators would be trying to figure out whether there were “like-minded” friends and acquaintances in the girls’ social circle.

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NEW YORK: ‘ LEGENDARY FASHION DESIGNER OSCAR DE LA RENTA DIES AT 82 ‘


#AceNewsServices – UNITED STATES (New York) – October 21 – Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82 The Associated Press reported. 

OSCAR DE LA RENTA, LEGENDARY DESIGNER, DEAD AT 82
OSCAR DE LA RENTA, LEGENDARY DESIGNER, DEAD AT 82

He is well  remembered for the dazzling and sumptuous designs that adorned some of the most famous celebrities and well known women.  

OSCAR DE LA RENTA, LEGENDARY DESIGNER, DEAD AT 82
OSCAR DE LA RENTA, LEGENDARY DESIGNER, DEAD AT 82 

At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.

At the end of the show, the legendary designer himself emerged, supported by two of his models.

He didn’t walk on his own, and didn’t go far, but he was beaming from ear to ear.

He gave each model a peck on the cheek, and then returned to the wings, where models and staff could be heard cheering him enthusiastically.

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‘ US STATE DEPARTMENT ISSUES GLOBAL TERRORISM ALERT TO ALL AMERICAN’S TRAVELLING TO ABROAD ‘


The State Department is renewing its global terrorism alert for Americans travelling abroad, saying it sees a heightened risk of reprisal attacks from the Islamic State group and its supporters.

In a new “worldwide caution” issued on Friday, the department said terrorist groups continue to plot strikes against Americans and U.S. interests in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

It said authorities believe there is “an increased likelihood” of reprisal attacks from Islamic State militants since the U.S. and its coalition partners launched military action against the group in Iraq and Syria.

The alert replaces an existing warning issued in April and also notes the growing threat of kidnapping perpetrated by terrorists.

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INDIANA: ‘ SEVEN BODIES OF WOMEN FOUND WITH LINKS TO SERIAL KILLER HELD IN CUSTODY ‘


#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Indiana) – October 20 – The bodies of seven women found over the weekend in north west Indiana have been linked to an unidentified possible serial killer who is in police custody and led authorities to at least three of the bodies, officials said Monday.

7 women's bodies found in northwestern Indiana linked to possible serial killer in custody
7 women’s bodies found in northwestern Indiana linked to possible serial killer in custody

The women were found throughout Hammond and Gary, according to the Lake County coroner’s office. The Chicago Sun-Times cited police sources saying the man in custody is a 43-year-old resident of Gary.

Hammond Chief John Doughty said police will have more information at a press conference Monday at noon local time, but said the man gave police information on three other dead women, all in Gary.

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. called the person of interest a “serial killer” in a Facebook post Sunday afternoon and said he has “admitted to a couple of homicides in Hammond,” that date back to 1994 or 1995.

He also said in his posts that the man is a convicted sex offender.

“The suspect Hammond arrested for the Motel 6 murder is an admitted serial killer,” McDermott wrote.

“The suspect gave up the location of a body in Gary that was confirmed found where he said it would be.”

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CROATIA: ‘ NAZI WAR CRIMINALS AND SS GUARDS COLLECTED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN US SOCIAL SECURITY PAYMENTS ‘


#AceWorldNews – CROATIA (Osijek) – October 20 – Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. Until asked to leave voluntarily thus keeping his benefits.
Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream. Until asked to leave voluntarily thus keeping his benefits. 

One such person was a former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

His plastics company in the Rust Belt town of Akron, Ohio, thrived.

By the late 1980’s, he had acquired the trappings of success: a Cadillac DeVille and a Lincoln Town Car, a lake front home, investments in oil and real estate. 

The payments, underwritten by American taxpayers, flowed through a legal loophole that gave the U.S. Justice Department leverage to persuade Nazi suspects to leave the U.S.

If they agreed to go, or simply fled before deportation, they could keep their Social Security, according to interviews and internal U.S. government records. 

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WASHINGTON: ‘ PENTAGON ACKNOWLEDGES AIR-DROP OF WEAPONS TO KURDISH REBELS ‘


#AceWorldNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – The Pentagon has publicly acknowledged an air-drop of lethal aid to Kurdish rebels fighting the hardline Islamic State in the pivotal Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobani, shortly after news of considerable gains made against the terrorists there.

Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 18, 2014. (Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach)
Smoke rises over Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 18, 2014. (Reuters / Kai Pfaffenbach)

The Sunday delivery, which also contained other supplies, comes on the heels of renewed US air-strikes on Syria and Iraq’s oil infrastructure in a bid to cripple the terrorist group’s hold on it.

Smokes rises from the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, as it is seen from the Turkish village of Mursitpinar, on October 19, 2014 (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)
Smokes rises from the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, as it is seen from the Turkish village of Mursitpinar, on October 19, 2014 (AFP Photo/Bulent Kilic)

Eleven of the strikes were on the Kobani area overnight. 

A brief statement by US Central Command said US Air Force C-130 aircraft “delivered weapons, ammunition and medical supplies that were provided by Kurdish authorities in Iraq and intended to enable continued resistance against ISIL’s [Islamic State, formerly ISIS/ISIL] attempts to overtake Kobani.”

A total of 27 drops with supplies were delivered, another official stated. The aircraft left the Syrian air space following the operation.

On the Kurdish side, a spokesman acknowledged delivery of large quantities of ammunition, weapons and medical aid on Monday. The announcement followed another brief statement that “good news”would soon be released.

The spokesman may have been referring to recent gains made by Kurdish forces against Islamic State militants, who have allegedly been retreating from Kobani.

The latest from the forces on the ground was that a clean-up operation is under-way, but parts of this crucial border town remain occupied by sporadic terrorists and suicide bombers.

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‘ Statement from Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on Department of Health and Human Services’


#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – October 19 – Press Statement by Rear Admiral John Kirby of DOD. “In response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services — and as an added prudent measure to ensure our nation is ready to respond quickly, effectively, and safely in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States — Secretary Hagel today ordered his Northern Command Commander, Gen. Chuck Jacoby, to prepare and train a 30-person expeditionary medical support team that could, if required, provide short-notice assistance to civilian medical professionals in the United States.

Gen. Jacoby is now working with the military services to source and to form this joint team. The team will consist of 20 critical care nurses, 5 doctors trained in infectious disease, and 5 trainers in infectious disease protocols.

Once formed, team members will be sent to Fort Sam Houston in Texas for up to seven days of specialized training in infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE). That training is expected to start within the next week or so and will be provided by the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.

Upon conclusion of training, team members will remain in a “prepare to deploy” status for 30 days, available to be sent to other CONUS locations as required. They will not be sent to West Africa or elsewhere overseas and will be called upon domestically only if deemed prudent by our public health professionals.

Identifying, training, and preparing forces in advance of potential requests ensures that we can respond quickly and is analogous to how we prepare DoD personnel in advance of other potential civil support missions, such as hurricane relief and wildland firefighting.

Secretary Hagel is committed to ensuring DoD is prepared to provide appropriate capabilities, as required, to support our government’s response to this deadly disease. He is extraordinarily proud of the skill and professionalism of our servicemen and women and of the unique capabilities they bring to bear in this important effort. As always, their safety and security will remain foremost on his mind.”

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)

 

 

MID-TERM FEVER ‘ SELF PROCLAIMED CLINTON OBAMACRAT’S TURN ON CHARM OFFENSIVE ‘


#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES – October 19 – Self-proclaimed Clinton Democrats are struggling this election cycle, and not even their powerful namesakes may be enough to save them.

Both Bill and Hillary Clinton have tried to turn on their charms to help centrist Democrats in Kentucky and Arkansas.

But as candidates in both states are slipping, help from the party’s pre-eminent power couple is falling short.

By Peter Sullivan and Bernie Becker @The Hill 

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WASHINGTON: ‘ SUPREME COURT ALLOWS TEXAS TO ENFORCE NEW PHOTO ID LAW AT POLLS ‘


#AceBreakingNews – UNITED STATES (Washington) – October 19 – The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections, reaching the opposite conclusion from a similar Wisconsin case a week earlier, following last weeks refusal.  

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections.

The order, coming two days before early voting is set to begin, completes a series of voting rights challenges that had come before the court on an emergency basis. The justices also upheld new restrictions on voting in North Carolina and Ohio that did not include photo ID requirements.

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court allowed Texas on Saturday to enforce its photo identification law at the polls in the upcoming elections.

The order was not signed, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg filed a six-page dissent, joined by Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

“The greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law, one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters,” Ginsburg said.

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