With the leaking of thousands of emails last weekend showing that the Democratic National Committee undermined the campaign of Bernie Sanders and displayed partiality toward Hillary Clinton, it was to be expected that this week's Democratic Convention was going to be interesting.
Although the convention concluded Thursday night in Philadelphia with Clinton accepting her party's presidential nomination and the party now seemingly beginning to unite around her and running mate, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, the anti-Hillary and Bernie Sanders-supporting crowd were not afraid to let their displeasure with the party be known.
Such tension and displeasure along with the political prestige of the convention provided for a breeding ground for crazy moments to transpire this week in Philadelphia. more >>
The NBA recently announced the 2017 All-Star Game will not be held in Charlotte as planned. Commissioner Adam Silver previously said unless North Carolina's HB 2 law, commonly known as "the bathroom bill," isn't repealed or remains significantly unchanged the game would have to be moved from Charlotte.
Only days before the announcement, sixty-eight companies signed onto a lawsuit filed in federal court that claims HB 2 is bad for business. The Human Rights Campaign, which is largely driving the opposition, named the following companies as signing the amicus brief:
Accenture, Affirm, Inc., Airbnb, Inc., American Airlines, Apple, Biogen, Bloomberg LP, Boehinger Ingleheim USA, Box, Brocade Communications System, Inc., Capital One Financial Corporation, Cisco Systems, Inc., Consumer Technology Association, Corning Incorporated, Cummins Inc., Dropbox, Inc., Dupont, eBay, Inc., Etsy, Everlaw, Expedia, FiftyThree, Galxyz, Gap Inc., General Electric Company, Glassdoor, Inc., Grokker, Hilton Worldwide, Honor, IBM Corporation, IKEA North American Services, LLC, Instacart, Intel Corporation, John Hancock, Levi Strauss & Co., LinkedIn Corporation, Logitech, Marriott International, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Microsoft Corporation, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams, Morgan Stanley, Nextdoor, NIKE, OppenheimerFunds, Orbitz Worldwide, PayPal, Pepo, Quotient, RBC Capital Markets, LLC, Red Hat, Replacements, Ltd., Salesforce, Slack, SV Angel LLC, Symantec Corporation, TD Bank, NA, Teespring, The Dow Chemical Company, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc, ThirdLove, Tumblr, UnifyID, United Airlines, Inc., Williams-Sonoma, Inc., Yelp, ZestFinance, and Zynga. more >>
While a number of Democratic delegates at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia protested Chick-fil-A over same-sex marriage issues, others have sought to explain their decision to buy the fast-food giant's sandwiches despite their opposition.
The Daily Caller reported earlier this week that some delegates, such as Joe Sacco from Nevada, protested against Chick-fil-A being served at the Convention.
"That was just really disappointing," Sacco told The Daily Caller. "I would hope that the DNC would be more sensitive in the future to the LGBT community." more >>
David Benham of the Benham brothers has condemned the Democratic Party's platform on abortion, arguing that it's seeking to increase "violence against the unborn," and cautioned Christians against voting for presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
"Yes they are pro-choice, but here's what they are doing now. They have actually increased what they want to do against the unborn. They have increased the violence against the unborn," Benham said in a Facebook video posted on Thursday.
"If you call yourself a Christian, and you're voting Democrat, here's what you're voting for. The Democratic National Platform wants to repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits my tax dollars from directly paying for abortion. They want to force your money and my money to directly pay for abortion," he continued. more >>
Seven in 10 white evangelicals have their minds "made up" in support of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, a new CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning shows.
The poll also shows Trump has a small lead over presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
The new poll shows that Trump is ahead of Clinton in both a head-to-head scenario and in a four-way contest that includes Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein. more >>
Dr. Ben Carson raised some eyebrows last week at the Republican National Convention when he mentioned Hillary Clinton and Lucifer. At first blush, it may have sounded over the top. The press went to town on this remark, castigating Carson for it.
Here is what Carson said, "Now one of the things that I have learned about Hillary Clinton is that one of her heroes, her mentors, was Saul Alinsky and her senior thesis was about Saul Alinsky. This was someone that she greatly admired and that affected all of her philosophies subsequently."
He added, "This is a nation where every coin in our pocket and every bill in our wallet says, 'In God we trust.' So are we willing to elect someone as president who has as their role model somebody who acknowledges Lucifer?" more >>