Sept. 22, 2016

People are saying…

PeoplearesayingAngelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are splits-ville. A certain history professor at Adlai Stevenson University is denying rumors that he is responsible for their breakup.

Last week was a bad one for Hillary Clinton who had a bout of pneumonia and has been criticized for saying that half of Trump’s supporters are in a “basket of deplorables.”

This week might be even worse for Donald Trump, who has been fined by the IRS for making an illegal campaign contribution of $25,000 to Pamela Bondi, the Attorney General of Florida, who decided several days later not to join a lawsuit against Trump University.

Trump has not disclosed his personal tax returns, but the tax returns of his family charitable foundation are open public records, and reveal that Trump used over a quarter million dollars of the charity’s money to settle lawsuits against his businesses in violation of the law.

It probably is not surprising that many Republican Party leaders have refused to endorse Trump, and that George H.W. Bush (41), father of George W. (43), and Jeb, is reportedly going to vote for Hillary.

A short-lived ceasefire in Syria ended when a convoy of trucks bringing aid to besieged Syrians was attacked, apparently by Russian aircraft. There is no end in sight for the six-year civil war in Syria, which has dislocated 11 million people, creating a refugee crisis in Europe.

Victor writes: On Saturday morning, the small town of Seaside Park, New Jersey, was rocked by an explosion. A garbage can near the starting line of a Marine Corps charity run erupted, spraying shrapnel and flames into the crowd. Miraculously, no one was injured, but police found several more unexploded devices nearby. The New York City neighborhood of Chelsea, unfortunately, was not so lucky. That evening, another device went off, injuring 29 people. The lone-wolf suspect, Ahmad Khan Rahami, was arrested the following day after a shootout with the police.

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