Young voters not swayed by Bill Clinton’s history

first_img Published: October 12, 2016 6:40 AM EDT Young voters not swayed by Bill Clinton’s history ATHENS, Ohio (AP) – Ignoring his own sexually aggressive predilections, Donald Trump wants voters to see Bill Clinton as a scandal-plagued cad whose history with women should disqualify Hillary Clinton from the presidency.The argument doesn’t seem to resonate with America’s youngest voters, who know the 70-year-old former president as a figure out of history books and don’t seem to care about his Oval Office affair with Monica Lewinsky or other marital infidelities. Many of them describe the white-topped, bespectacled grandfather more as Hillary’s famous husband than a central figure to consider as they weigh their 2016 ballot.“I’m here for Hillary, not for Bill,” said 19-year-old Rachel Onusko, an Ohio University sophomore who attended the former president’s recent campaign appearance at the Athens campus. “It’s great that he’s supporting his wife,” Onusko continued, “but the main factor is not, ‘Oh, her husband was the president.’ For me, the message is, ‘Hillary is a strong woman and this is what she stands for.’”To be sure, millennials have yet to embrace Hillary Clinton fully, even as they reject Trump. A national GenForward survey in September found 54 percent of adults age 18-30 had a negative view of Clinton, with 75 percent feeling the same about Trump. And Bill Clinton isn’t necessarily the best Hillary Clinton supporter to convert skeptics: President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, the only White House couple the youngest voters have followed closely, are the ones who draw massive, shrieking crowds of young people.Hillary Clinton’s campaign implicitly concedes the point, with Bill Clinton’s recent and coming schedules in Ohio, Florida, Iowa and other battlegrounds tilted to union groups and African-American audiences. Still, an August Gallup poll found the former president with a 56 percent approval rating among adults ages 18-29.Perhaps most encouraging for Bill Clinton in the millennial pursuit – and ominous for Trump – is that Onusko and many of her contemporaries express bewilderment and even disdain over the Republican nominee’s broadsides about the ex-president’s sexual history and Hillary Clinton’s actions in the political fallout.“Bill Clinton was abusive to women,” Trump said in the second presidential debate, as three of the women who allege unwanted sexual encounters with Clinton sat in the audience at Trump’s invitation. “Hillary Clinton attacked those same women, and attacked them viciously.” He’d raised that subject intermittently before.Hillary Clinton did not directly address Trump’s accusations that she had taken part in aggressive efforts by Clinton associates to discredit women who had gone public with allegations about her husband.Even before the disclosure of an explosive 2005 tape in which Trump boasted in vulgar terms about imposing himself on women at will, young people hardly regarded the billionaire as a man who respects women.“The only people I know who support Trump are men, mostly older men,” said Selena Peterson, 19, of Canton, Ohio, who voted for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Democratic primary but has no qualms about voting for Clinton over Trump.Dominic Detwiler, 18, from Lancaster, Ohio, was a Sanders supporter who is deciding between Clinton and the Green Party’s Jill Stein – but not because he’s contemplating Bill Clinton’s treatment of women. “I’m over the whole Monica Lewinsky thing,” he said of the White House intern at the center of the 42nd president’s 1998 impeachment. “I mean, would I have divorced him if he’d done that to me? Sure. But that wasn’t my decision; it was Hillary’s.”It’s certainly not that young voters aren’t familiar with Bill Clinton’s transgressions, confirmed or alleged. “Impeachment was one of the first things we learned about him in school,” said Peterson, “and, of course, people in history class would make the Monica jokes.”Will Maher, 25, of Fort Collins, Colorado, was 7 years old in 1998. “I remember my parents turning off the television during the news and saying, ‘We’re not going to discuss that,’” he said. Maher, who hasn’t decided how to vote, says: “If he was running again, maybe that would matter.” As for Hillary Clinton, “I judge her as her own candidate, in the present.”Madison Sloat, a 19-year-old from Pittsburgh who has backed Hillary Clinton from the beginning, agreed. “It shouldn’t be an issue that impacts her at all. It makes me mad that he wants American citizens to blame Hillary for all of that.”That attitude suits the former president fine. “He’s been making those attacks since the beginning of this campaign, so I don’t think there’s anything new,” Bill Clinton told reporters in Ohio. Days later, he sat silently in his wife’s VIP box, feet from the debate stage where Trump bellowed, “There’s never been anyone in the history of politics … so abusive to women.” Author: AP center_img Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

Kenyan governor charged in Sharon Otieno murder case

first_imgKenyan Governor arrested over attempted murder charge Kenyan governor Okoth Obado has been charged in court with aiding and abetting the brutal murder of his ex-girlfriend, a pregnant student.The married governor pleaded not guilty to the charge.Mr Obado’s arrest followed weeks of public anger after the body of Sharon Otieno, 26, was found in a forest.A post-mortem revealed Ms Otieno had been raped, and stabbed eight times in the neck, abdomen and back. She lost her unborn child during the attack.Mr Obado, the governor of Migori County, has been remanded in custody, pending the outcome of his bail application on Tuesday.Ms Otieno’s mother Melida Auma was tearful in court, and struggled to control her emotions, Kenya’s Standard newspaper reported.In an earlier statement, Kenya’s chief prosecutor Noodin Haji said he had also given instructions for two of Mr Obado’s aides to be charged – one for murder and the other for aiding and abetting murder.“Sharon and her unborn baby lost their lives in a gruesome and horrifying manner in the hands of her killers. My office is therefore committed to ensuring that all the perpetrators of the heinous act are brought to book and subjected to the due process of the law,” Mr Haji added.Related Kenyan governor linked to murder of university studentcenter_img Four Kenyan cops charged in 2012 murder of British manlast_img read more

St Lucia Gov’t receives report on extra-judicial killings from JCF

first_img St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny AnthonyCASTRIES, St Lucia (CMC) – The St Lucia Government says it has received a report of an investigation carried out by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) into the alleged extra-judicial killings by members of the Royal St Lucia Police Force (RSLPF).In a radio and television broadcast on Sunday night, Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony said the report is now being considered by cabinet.“I wish to confirm that the Government of St Lucia has received the report from the team of investigators. I confirm as well that the Cabinet of ministers is deliberating on the contents and implications of the report,” he said, adding “this address is not the occasion to share the findings with you but I intend to do so in a separate address in early February”.In 2013, the St Lucia Government enlisted the help of the Jamaican police to investigate the RSLPF. This came on the heels of the United States withdrawing security related assistance after claims of human rights violations.In August 2013, the United States suspended all forms of assistance to the RSLPF, citing allegations of serious human rights violations.“The Department of State has made a policy decision to withdraw training and material assistance to the Royal St Lucia Police Force due to credible allegations of gross human rights violations,” the US State Department said in a statement then.As a result, Police Commissioner, Vernon Francois, was prevented from travelling to the US to represent the Regional Security Service (RSS) at a conference of Black Police Chiefs.In his broadcast on Sunday, Anthony said St Lucia recorded a reduction in the volume of major offences, including motor vehicle theft, burglary and sexual offences.He said the island also experienced a fourth consecutive year of reduction in the number of homicides. There were 34 killings last year, but Anthony said “one homicide is already one too many.“We must be resolute in our efforts to continue the downward trend in the number of homicides in fair Helen,” he said, noting “we also witnessed an alarming number of suicides in 2014.“The Ministry of Health and the Mental Wellness Centre are making every effort to ensure that counselling and psychiatric services are available to persons of all ages who are suffering from depression and other related conditions.“Depression is a very serious matter, and persons from every stratum of society can be affected. It is important that government furnish our citizens with the necessary safeguards, but we must also implore families, the religious community and the wider community to reach out to those in need before they arrive at this terminal stage. Let’s go back to our tradition of being our brother or sister’s keeper,” he added. NewsRegional St Lucia Gov’t receives report on extra-judicial killings from JCF by: CMC – January 19, 2015 222 Views   one commentlast_img read more

Indra to Deploy S-Band Radars at Geneva and Zurich Airports

first_imgThe Swiss air navigation services provider, Skyguide, has awarded Indra a contract to deploy primary S-band surveillance radars at the Geneva and Zurich international airports after competing in an international public tender. The catalog price for these systems is around 6 million euros.Indra’s surveillance systems will support approach and landing maneuvers at the country’s two largest airports. Their solid performance will help ensure optimal safety levels and allow for high traffic capacity and smooth flow at the two airports. These radars will replace the existing equipment and feature the latest developments in the mitigation of interferences caused by wind energy turbines. This technology also offers greater capabilities for detecting adverse climatological conditions.Indra has worked with Skyguide since early 2000 implementing the NOVA A-SMGCS in Zurich and Geneva. In Geneva, they have recently installed a new second Surface Movement Radar. In total 12 NORMARC Instrument Landing Systems have been installed over the years at 7 Swiss airports, the latest being the world’s first ultra-wide CAT III ILS going into operations in 2014. The main runway in Zurich is equipped with their DME (Distance Measurement Equipment).To win this new contract, they successfully demonstrated the high quality and performance of their systems, the solid nature of the company and their flexibility to adapt to client requirements.This new contract bolsters Indra’s leadership in Europe, where they have worked with the continent’s foremost air navigation service providers. Their iTEC solution is spearheading the deployment of new generation air traffic control systems in Europe, which in 2020 are set to oversee one in three flights over the continent. They are also playing a prominent role in the SESAR project, to build the technological foundations on which the future Single European Sky will be based.last_img read more

Negrense Tan, Soriano capture BVR on Tour title in El Nido

first_imgOther participating teams in the women’s division were Air Force 1’s Mariel Legaspi and Mae Crisostomo, Air Force 2’s Coyah Abanto and Jen Acain, and PSU’s April Sayang and Zarah Javarez.MEN’S SIDEFormer University of Santo Tomas standout Kris Roy Guzman and Ian Yee, meanwhile, bagged the men’s edition championship as they prevailed over DAF-ARMM’s Hach Gilbuena and Edmar Flores 21-15, 21-17.This was Guzman and Yee first BVR title as a pair. The championship was also the first for Guzman since winning back-to-back with Krung Arbasto in the Cabugao, Ilocos Sur and Dagupan legs earlier last year.Other participants in the men’s side were Air Force’s Philip Nuñez and Mike Abria, Army’s Joshua Barrica and Randy Flores, Manila Unicorns’ Neil Flores and Justin Santos, Wildcard’s Mikhail Shavrak and James Buytrago, and PSU’s Janry Corpuz and Allan Aborot.The women’s and men’s champions took home P50,000 cash prize for topping the two-day beach volleyball event./PN Charo Soriano (left) and Bea Tan bagged their second Beach Volleyball Republic title this year in El Nido, Palawan. BVR PHOTO MANILA – Bea Tan and Charo Soriano of Seda Hotel clinched the Beach Volleyball Republic on Tour women’s division title on Sunday at the Lio Beach in El Nido, Palawan.Tan, a native of Negros Occidental, and her former Ateneo Lady Eagles teammate Soriano beat Ilongga Roma Doromal and Angelique Gervacio of Perlas 21-16, 21-19.It was the second time this year that Soriano and Tan captured a BVR leg title. They also topped the Puerto Galera leg in January.In the semifinal round Soriano and Tan bested Lio Crusaders’ Sydney Eleazar and Paulina Ong 21-10, 21-7 while Gervacio and Doromal turned back Bea’s younger sister Gizelle Tan and Ria Lo 21-10, 21-5.last_img read more

Cleveland Browns VS Philadelphia Eagles Week One: Defensive Breakdowns

first_imgThe Cleveland Browns and the Philadelphia Eagles face off in a week one matchup on September 11th at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The two teams hope that 2016 brings excitement along with a entirely new and fresh atmosphere.Let’s take a look at the starting defense for both teams heading into this week one matchup, and let’s discuss some key points and how the Browns can come away with a victory.Browns Starting DefenseDefensive Ends: John Hughes III, Xavier Cooper, Stephen Paea, Carl Nassib, Tyrone HolmesDefensive Tackles/NT: Danny Shelton, Jamie MederLinebackers: Emmanuel Ogbah, Corey Lemonier, Demario Davis, Christian Kirksey, Tank Carder, Dominique Alexander, Joe Schobert, Nate Orchard,Cornerbacks: Joe Haden, Jamar Taylor, Tramon Williams, Tracy Howard, Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Marcus Burley, Scooby Wright III,Safeties: Jordan Poyer, Ibraheim Capmbell, Don Jones, Derrick KindredEagles Starting DefenseDefensive Ends: Brandon Graham, Connor Barwin, Vinny Curry, Steven Means, Marcus Smith,Bryan BramanDefensive Tackles: Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Beau Allen, Taylor Hart, Destiny VaeaoLinebackers: Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham, Mychal Kendricks, Stephen TullochCornerbacks: Leodis McKelvin, Nolan Carroll, Ron Brooks, Jalen Mills, C.J. SmithSafeties: Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Jaylen Watkins, Chris MaragosWhich Defense Will Shine?Eagles Take: The Philadelphia Eagles run a 4-3 defensive front. They have athletes on their d-line that are extremely powerful and will make the Browns o-line look terrible. Will that be the case Sunday evening? I don’t think so. Normally in the first game of the season the dominant defensive players need a game or two to get back into the groove of things. Defensive Tackle Fletcher Cox signed a 6-year $103 million contract this offseason along with $63 million guaranteed.This young defensive tackle would have struggled if center Alex Mack was still in a Browns uniform. Considering they have second-year offensive lineman Cameron Erving at center, it will be an interesting battle to watch. Erving, 24, was selected in the first-round of the 2015 NFL draft out of Florida State University. He was originally an offensive guard but after center Alex Mack left in free agency, the team decided Erving was suited for the position.Connor Barwin is a defensive end and a dominant one at that. He is a veteran athlete who has gotten to quarterbacks his entire career. The 29 year old athlete has earned 45.5 sacks in this career so far. It will be a challenge for the Browns offensive line to keep these players under wraps.In my honest opinion, quarterback Robert Griffin III will get sacked at least 3 times in this matchup. There is no need to worry though, he will get back up and continue to produce to try and make his team win.Browns Take: The Cleveland Browns head into the season with a rookie filled defensive roster. This team lost many key contributors this offseason such as:Safeties: Tashaun Gipson, Donte WhitnerCornerback: Ifo Ekpre-OlomuLinebackers: Barkevious Mingo (Traded), Karlos Dansby, Scott Solomon, Paul KrugerDefensive Tackle: Randy StarksThese athletes were veterans and could have had a solid season this year. Now that this team is filled with younger talent, it is Ray Horton’s job to really teach these younger athletes how to play in the National Football League.In my honest opinion, I think there is no better test than going up against a first-round quarterback in Carson Wentz who only played in one preseason game. Wentz will see exotic blitzes by Horton and not even know what to do. It will be a very interesting game to watch and see how poised or uncomfortable Wentz will look in the pocket.Winner?I have the Cleveland Browns winning this defensive battle. Yes, the Browns offensive line is not that stellar and will struggle against the Eagles defensive line but just look at who is playing quarterback for the Eagles – a rookie. If Carson Wentz looks extremely poised in the pocket and is delivering his throws, it will be because of the extraordinary play of the Eagles offensive line. I believe the Browns will get to Wentz a few times in this game and will continue to keep him off balance and make him very uncomfortable.Final Predictions:Browns Defensive INTs: 2Eagles Defensive INTs: 1Score: 28-14 Browns Related TopicsBrowns vs EaglesCleveland Browns nbodnar1last_img read more

Mourinho appears in Madrid court over tax fraud allegations

first_imgManchester United manager Jose Mourinho was grilled by a judge in Spain on Friday over accusations of a 3.3 million euro ($3.8 million) tax fraud during his time in charge of Real Madrid in 2011 and 2012.The 54-year-old did not speak to reporters as he arrived for the court hearing in Pozuelo de Alarcon, an upscale Madrid suburb where he used to live, which comes just over 48 hours before he is set to return to Stamford Bridge to face old side Chelsea on Sunday.The Portuguese coach, who wore a suit with no tie, is the latest high-profile football figure to be questioned over his tax affairs.He entered the main door of the court without his lawyers, who arrived before him.Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho, who coached Madrid between 2010 and 2013, of failing to declare income of 1.6 million euros in 2011 and 1.7 million euros in 2012.The basis for the case, as with a series of football stars based in Spain, is how income from Mourinho’s image rights was managed and declared.Prosecutors believe by ceding his image rights to a series of companies based in tax havens, Mourinho committed fraud by not declaring the income those companies made from his image rights.Mourinho is just one of a number of super agent Jorge Mendes’s clients to be investigated in Spain, including World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo.Revelations from the whistleblowing website Football Leaks have lifted the veil on the practices supposedly used by Mendes to optimise often enormous earnings from image rights by his clients.Media consortium European Investigative Collaborations(EIC) has claimed that no less than 185 million euros worth of income escaped the attention of tax authorities through the use of shell companies and offshore accounts.Other clients of Mendes to be investigated in Spain include the former Real defenders Fabio Coentrao and Ricardo Carvalho, Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, now with Monaco but formerly at Atletico Madrid, and Paris Saint Germain’s Angel di Maria, who also spent four years at Real Madrid.Ronaldo, Messi tax woesA statement in June from Mendes’s Gestifute agency claimed Mourinho had already settled his tax obligation in Spain.“Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 percent, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years of 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding 2013.“The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations.”In July, Ronaldo gave evidence at the same Pozuelo de Alarcon court in northwest Madrid as Mourinho, accused of evading 14.7 million euros through offshore companies between 2011 and 2014.A judge is yet to decide whether Ronaldo’s case will proceed to trial.Barcelona’s five-time World Player of the Year Lionel Messi was sentenced to a 21-month suspended jail sentence and 2.09 million euro fine last year for tax fraud related to his image rightsHowever, the jail term was later replaced by an extra 252,000 euro fine.Messi and his father Jorge Horacio Messi were found guilty of using companies in Belize, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Uruguay to avoid paying taxes on 4.16 million euros of Messi’s income earned from his image rights from 2007 to 2009.Barcelona defender Javier Mascherano also agreed a one-year suspended sentence with authorities for tax fraud last year.last_img read more

Indians Playoff Ready, Wrap Up Regular Season with 2-1 Win Over KC; Three Takeaways

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Matt Loede The regular season is finally over, and the Indians can finally catch their breath as they get set now for the second season, the MLB Posteason, which will kick off Friday in Houston.The Tribe ended their final series with a series split against the Royals in Kansas City, ending the year with a 2-1 win Sunday afternoon.The game was highlighted by the pitching performances of starter Carlos Carrasco, and Trevor Bauer, who came out of the pen to throw four innings and earn a save, not allowing a run.The regular season for the Indians ends at 91-71, and now the team will have a few days off as they watch the wild card games, and then they will travel to Houston for games one and two with the Astros.Here’s three takeaways from the season finale Sunday, as the team wraps up their regular season road record over .500 at 42-39. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCarlos CarrascoIndiansTrevor Bauerlast_img read more

Locals Request Closure on Unplatted Old Town Kenai Road

first_imgDuring the meeting, June said that the road is an eyesore and Joe said it is within the Historical Society’s mission to improve Old Town. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai’s Parks and Recreation Commission was given a request to block an unplatted road being used in Old Town Kenai. No action was taken. The Kenai Historical Society’s Joe and June Harris, along with representatives from the Art and Pottery Guilds, attended last week’s meeting to voice their concerns. Those for its closure said there is nothing in the area that cannot be accessed from the city roads and Commissioner Kenneth Peterson said in his talks with local residents he only found one woman nearby who uses the road regularly.center_img Joe: “It’s undedicated and it’s unmaintained during the winter time, so nobody can drive through it in the winter time of a regular snow year. June: “It’s unsightly, it’s an unsightly road and gives off a lot of dust in the summer time when people drive too fast.” Joe: “The Kenai Historical Society is dedicated to making people aware of Old Town and that’s why we moved these cabins and put them there. The dust from the road in the summer time, my wife is housekeeper and she doesn’t like that.” Commissioners stated that there does not seem to be a need for the road to be open and brainstormed non-costly ideas to block it.last_img read more