Clinton campaign chairman ties email hack to Russians, suggests Trump had early warning (Washington Post)
Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign chairman, John Podesta, said Tuesday that the FBI is investigating a "criminal hack" of his private email account, which he blamed on Russia and suggested that the campaign of Republican Donald Trump could have known what was coming.
"I've been involved in politics for nearly five decades, and this definitely is the first campaign that I've been involved with in which I've had to tangle with Russian intelligence agencies, who seem to be doing everything they can on behalf of our opponent," Podesta told reporters aboard the Democratic nominee's plane as it returned here from campaign stops in Florida.
What astonishes me about this is not that it happened but that people are going to blow it off like it's no big deal, and that those same people will later claim to "support the troops". What exactly does that mean these days?
#AP10Things: Clinton aide links Trump campaign to Russian email hacking; price tag on #Matthew damage in billions. https://t.co/gHATPH4Cw9— The Associated Press (@AP) October 12, 2016
Fifty Shades Darker Photos Accidentally Leaked (Inquisitr)
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Supergirl boss responds to Miley Cyrus' comments about show's title (Entertainment Weekly)
“It’s based on a pre-existing property that’s called Supergirl, so we never had any intention of calling it something other than that,” said Kreisberg. “I think we worked hard, especially in the early part of season 1 to address the discrepancy. We actually had a scene about Kara herself lamenting, ‘Why aren’t I called Superwoman?’ and had Cat with her great rejoinder about how the word ‘girl’ in and of itself is not offensive. We continue to be proud of this show, we continue to be proud of Melissa and the character she represents and the hero that she represents. We stand by the show.”
For those not in the know, Superwoman is Wonder Woman's evil doppleganger from Earth 2. I'll add that this is very much a show about a young woman figuring out who she wants to be, which may also play into the title very slightly, but overall, it's mostly just an issue of Intellectual Property.
Texas Congressman Says He’d “Consider” Still Supporting Trump Even if He Admitted to Rape on Tape (Slate)
“If a tape came out with Donald Trump saying ‘I really like to rape women’ you would continue to endorse him?”
There is but one answer to that question for the non-criminal population of the United States. “That would be bad. And I would have to consider… And I’d consider it,” Farenthold stammered.
Right. This is where we've been for a while now. I hope this does not come as some kind of surprise. There are apparently many, many people who don't care at all, no matter what happens.
"Nobody ever wins honestly." On Russia's inflatable tanks, jets and missile launchers: https://t.co/6UQktVq46k pic.twitter.com/NxxR3nTOf8— The New York Times (@nytimes) October 12, 2016
Fascinating. I didn't even know that this was a thing.
You can't get to Mars on NASA's current budget. Not even close. https://t.co/1pVcVyYUWa— Marketplace (@Marketplace) October 12, 2016
More obvious news.
My friend wants to go to Mars. I wish her luck, but I'm seriously concerned that they might send her up there without so much as a Netflix account to keep her entertained.
I'm out. Have a nice day.