In the News

Here are a couple of links of interest from the news today:

Damn. When Jennifer Rubin starts excoriating people for not being fair to Hillary Clinton, you know it's gotten bad: "Hillary Clinton is another Colin Powell victim."

This is so fucked up: "Wells Fargo & Co. will pay $185 million to resolve claims that bank employees opened deposit and credit-card accounts without customers' approval to satisfy sales goals and earn financial rewards, U.S. regulators said. ...Thousands of employees at Wells Fargo were involved in opening accounts and moving funds that resulted in customers getting charged fees for services they didn't seek, according to the regulators." And, presumably, this affected all of those customers' credit ratings, too.

Wow: "The Wisconsin Office of the Attorney General has agreed to pay the state's abortion providers a $1.6 million lawsuit settlement to cover legal fees they amassed while fighting an unconstitutional 2013 admitting privileges law passed by the state's GOP-held legislature. The U.S. District Court in the Western District of Wisconsin ruled Thursday that the state must pay the money to Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, and Affiliated Medical Services, also known as Milwaukee Women's Medical Services." GOOD. Of course, the taxpayers shouldn't be responsible for footing the bill for the state's war on agency.

Tim Kaine blasted Mike Pence for parroting Donald Trump's garbage about how Vladimir Putin has been a better leader than President Obama: "What about invading other countries is leadership? What about running your economy into the ground is leadership? What about persecuting LGBT Russians is leadership? What about setting up journalists and imprisoning them and even killing them is leadership? There is a difference between dictatorship and leadership. And If you didn't understand that you wouldn't get out of a fifth grade civics exam." BOOM.

Squirrels are adorable, and this one is NO EXCEPTION!

What have you been reading?

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