Hollywood stars Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo and Kerry Washington have joined over 100 other actors in an online campaign targeted against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
"We believe it is our responsibility to use our platforms to bring attention to the dangers of a Trump presidency, and to the real and present threats of his candidacy," the actors said in a joint statement.
"Donald Trump wants to take our country back to a time when fear excused violence, when greed fueled discrimination, and when the state wrote prejudice against marginalized communities into law," they argued, pleading with American voters not to vote for Trump in November. more >>
The half-brother of U.S. President Barack Obama has revealed that he is planning on voting for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, and said that he supports Trump's proposed plan for a temporary ban on Muslims coming to America.
BBC News reported that Malik Obama, who is a Muslim Kenyan with U.S. citizenship, believes that Trump "comes across as a straightforward guy."
"He appeals to me and also I think that he is down to earth and he speaks from the heart and he is not trying to be politically correct. He's just straight-forward," the man said. more >>
Former President Bill Clinton painted his wife, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as the "best darn change-maker I have ever known" and the only "real" choice for president Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention.
In perhaps the longest speech yet of the convention being held at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Clinton ignited passionate support for his wife among delegates when he recalled her experience as a public servant who spent much of her career working to help the disenfranchised and promoting social justice — a concept she was introduced to, he said, by her Methodist youth minister during the early stages of her career.
And all the while as she did much of this work she was also juggling motherhood and marriage. more >>
C.S. Lewis once wrote: "Every time you make a choice you are turning the central part of you … into something a little different from what it was before. And taking your life as a whole … you are slowly turning this central thing either into a heavenly creature or into a hellish creature: either into a creature that is in harmony with God, and with other creatures, and with itself, or else into one that is in a state of war and hatred with God, and with its fellow creatures, and with itself."
Last night when I hit the "send" button on my computer, and sent my column thousands of miles away to my editor, the "central part of me" turned a little in the wrong direction, because I chose to send a column which was neither fair nor balanced.
And if I'd left it that way, that small choice would've helped "turn that central part of me" into "something a little different from what it was before," as Lewis wrote. So I did the right thing and asked my editor to grant me some time to make things right. more >>
Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards denounced Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's comment calling pregnancy an "inconvenience."
In a speech delivered at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Richards spoke about the issues she had with Trump's stated views on women and abortion.
"Donald Trump has pledged to appoint justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and undo decades of progress. His policies aren't just frightening — they're rooted in a disturbing worldview," said Richards. more >>
PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's 2016 nomination for the White House on Tuesday, becoming the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history.
In a symbolic show of party unity, Clinton's former rival, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, told the chairwoman from the convention floor that Clinton should be selected as the party's nominee during a state-by-state roll call at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
Earlier, delegates from South Dakota had given Clinton 15 votes, ensuring that she had more than the 2,383 votes needed to win the nomination. She emerged with a total of 2,842 votes to Sanders' 1,865 votes. more >>