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Tuesday October 03, 2017

What We Know About The Las Vegas Shooting Victims
HP | Jenna Amatulli | 10/02/17

The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history took place on Sunday, when a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. At least 59 people were killed and over 500 wounded. The suspect, Stephen Paddock, was later found dead in his hotel room.

This is what we know about the victims whose names have been released. ... Read more

Stephen Paddock, Las Vegas Suspect, Was a Gambler Who Drew Little Attention
NYTimes | Jose A. Delreal | 10/02/17

He was a high-stakes gambler recognized in the casinos of Nevada. He dabbled in real estate investments in Texas. His last known full-time employment was 30 years ago. He was twice divorced. He had a pilot's license and had owned two single-engine planes.

While his motive for the mass shooting outside a Las Vegas casino on Sunday night is unknown, details of Stephen Paddock's history pointed to an unmoored and highly unconventional life.

From his neighbors in a quiet retirement community in Mesquite, Nev., he drew little attention, unless it was for his extreme propensity to keep to himself. He displayed no strong religious or political views, his relatives said, and was not known for angry outbursts. ... Read more

DOJ releases overruled memos finding it illegal for presidents to appoint relatives
Politico | Josh Gerstein | 10/03/17

The legal opinion that cleared the way for Kushner and Ivanka Trump appointments reversed earlier advice.

The Justice Department has released a series of recently overruled legal memos concluding that presidents cannot appoint their relatives to the White House staff or presidential commissions, even to unpaid posts.

In January, a career Justice Department official essentially declared the earlier opinions erroneous or obsolete, clearing the way for President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner to take a senior adviser position in the White House. First daughter Ivanka Trump later took a similar official but unpaid slot under the same legal rationale.

The newly-disclosed opinions, issued to the Nixon, Carter and Reagan White House and obtained by POLITICO Monday through a Freedom of Information Act request, detail how Justice Department lawyers concluded for decades that such appointments of family members were illegal under an anti-nepotism law passed in 1967. ... Read more

Trump brings harsh edge to Puerto Rico trip
Politico | Matthew Nussbaum | 10/03/17

President Donald Trump brought a jarring tone to Puerto Rico as he was briefed on the hurricane devastation, appearing to blame the U.S. territory for having "thrown our budget a little out of whack" and complimenting officials for sustaining only 16 deaths, compared with the much higher human toll of Hurricane Katrina.

"I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack because we've spent a lot of money on Puerto Rico," Trump said Tuesday in his first public remarks from the island, which declared a form of bankruptcy in May. "And that's fine."

"Sixteen people versus in the thousands," the president said, overstating Katrina's death toll. "You can be very proud of all of your people, all of our people working together," he told Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. "Sixteen versus literally thousands of people. You can be very proud. Everybody around this table and everybody watching can really be very proud of what's taken place in Puerto Rico." ... Read more

Trump's "Condolences and Sympathies" Won't Cut It (#129) | Keith Olbermann | 10/02/17 | 5:18
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 03 [10:09]
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Tuesday, October 03 (FULL) | 59:02
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  1. Headlines
  2. As Las Vegas Massacre Toll Rises, Calls Grow for Background Checks on Nevada Gun Sales
  3. After Las Vegas Massacre, Republicans in Congress Push Bills That Could Make Mass Shootings Deadlier
  4. "They Don't Care Who the Guns Go To": Experts Warn Trump Admin. Plans to Widen U.S. Weapons Exports
  5. Puerto Ricans Protest Trump's Visit, Denounce Militarization Amid Lack of Aid Distribution
*"They Don't Care Who the Guns Go To": Experts Warn Trump Admin. Plans to Widen U.S. Weapons Exports | DN | 10/03/17 | 4:35
*The US is Backing Saudi War Crimes in Yemen | TRNN | 10/02/17 | 10:25
Trump Refuses to Address Gun Control After Worst Mass Shooting in US History | TRNN | 10/02/17 | 3:06
Fox News Calls Out Trump Tax Cut Lies | TYT | 10/02/17 | 11:46
The1a.org
Beyond Thoughts, Prayers And Talking Points | 1a.org | 10/03/17 | 1hr
In the case of Las Vegas, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of thousands from a perch above an outdoor concert, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500 others.

It's the deadliest such event in recent U.S. history. And although mass shootings are relatively rare, it can feel like they happen all the time because of the level of carnage and the usual "soft target" settings they occur in.

The gun debate will undoubtedly flare up again, but in the aftermath of Las Vegas, we check in on how the country is feeling following another mass shooting.
Telling Time: Ta-Nehisi Coates On The History That Continues To Haunt America | 1a.org | 10/03/17 | 1hr
Coates' new book, "We Were Eight Years In Power," collects essays he published during the Obama administration and appends them with new writing and reflections. But that's not his only new writing. Coates has written a run of the Black Panther comics for Marvel and he has a historical novel in the works.

He joins us to talk about his journalism, comics, the transition from Presidents Obama to Trump and more.
Joe: At Some Point, Congress Has To Say Enough | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/03/17 | 4:50
Chris Hayes: If This Isn't Terrorism, What Is? | MSNBC All In | 10/03/17 | 6:20


Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
Everyone really came together to roll up their sleeves and compliment the President on the great job he's doing in Puerto Rico. | Samantha Bee | 09/02/17 | 2:39
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
Colbert To Trump: 'Doing Nothing Is Cowardice' | Stephen Colbert | 10/02/17 | 2:35
Puerto Rico Deals With Another Storm: A Presidential Twitter Tantrum | Stephen Colbert | 10/03/17 | 10:31
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Trevor Responds to the Las Vegas Shooting & Trump Tweets the Weekend Away | Trevor Noah | 10/02/17 | 10:38
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy Kimmel on Mass Shooting in Las Vegas | Jimmy Kimmel | 10/02/17 | 9:54

10.03.2017. 14:45

Monday October 02, 2017

At Least 50 Dead, Hundreds Wounded In Shooting At Las Vegas Country Music Festival
HP | Ed Mazza | 10/02/17

  1. Stephen Paddock, 64, opened fire on 22,000 concertgoers from his room at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Last Vegas around 10 p.m. on Sunday night
  2. At least 50 people were dead and over 400 people were sent to nearby hospitals.
  3. Paddock, who had no serious criminal history, died of an apparent self-inflicted wound. Police could not immediately determine a motive.

At least 50 people were killed and hundreds wounded after a gunman opened fire on a country music festival in Las Vegas late Sunday night, police said. It was the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, shot at over 22,000 concertgoers from a room on the 32nd floor of the nearby Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino around 10 p.m., Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo said. Las Vegas Police said SWAT team members found Paddock dead after they breached his room and that they found at least 10 firearms in the room, including "long rifles." ... Read more

Trump to unleash more global arms sales
Politico | Bryan Bender | 09/29/17

The easing of restrictions on international weapons deals could create U.S. jobs, but critics fear it will inflame war zones.

President Donald Trump is preparing to ease some restrictions on U.S. weapons sales overseas, sparking concerns about further flooding the international market with high-tech weapons and inflaming feuds in hot spots like the Middle East.

The changes, which could include enlisting the State Department and Pentagon to more actively advocate on behalf of American arms manufacturers, are set to be included in an executive order or presidential memorandum that Trump will issue this fall, according to three administration officials involved in the deliberations.

The U.S. is already the global leader in weapons exports, accounting for more than half the world's annual arms deals. The new "arms transfer initiative," being run out of the White House National Security Council, aims to make U.S. companies more competitive when allies are shopping for fighter jets, ground vehicles, warships, missile defenses and other military gear in an intensely competitive market, the officials told POLITICO. ... Read more

*Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: The Vietnam War Is the Key to Understanding America | ReasonTV | 09/13/17 | 41:02
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick - The Vietnam War
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's ten-part, 18-hour documentary series, THE VIETNAM WAR, tells the epic story of one of the most consequential, divisive, and controversial events in American history as it has never before been told on film. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides--Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. Ten years in the making, the series includes rarely seen and digitally re-mastered archival footage from sources around the globe, photographs taken by some of the most celebrated photojournalists of the 20th Century, historic television broadcasts, evocative home movies, and secret audio recordings from inside the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. THE VIETNAM WAR features more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artists of the era and haunting original music from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross as well as the Silk Road Ensemble featuring Yo-Yo Ma.
Episode 01: Déjà Vu (1858-1961) | PBS | 1:25:46
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The Vietnam War is a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick - The Vietnam War | Netflix
Hearts and Minds (Vietnam) (1973) | Peter Davis | 1973 | 1:52:01
Sir No Sir (2005) | | 2005 | 49:27
My Father's Vietnam (2015) | | 2015 | 1:18:42
PBS - Vietnam War Stories | 03/25/17 | 55:41
Democracy Now! U.S. and World News Headlines for Monday, October 02 [13:15]
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  1. Headlines
  2. Father of Lin-Manuel Miranda Slams Trump's "Racist" Attack on Puerto Ricans After Hurricane Maria
  3. Juan González: Puerto Rico's Financial Control Board Worsened Crisis After Hurricane Maria
  4. "We Cannot Wait": Puerto Rico's Residents Organize to Provide Food & Water After Hurricane Maria
  5. Activist: U.S. Response to Puerto Rico "Lifts the Veil of Colonialism" & 119 Years of Exploitation
  6. Spanish Police Injure 800 in Crackdown on Catalonia Independence Referendum as Crisis Escalates
Full Interview: Michael Moore on His Broadway Show, Trump, Puerto Rico, NFL & Media Support for War | DN | 09/29/17 | 39:43
Trump Unleashing American Guns | TYT | 10/01/17 | 11:57
Trump To Let Wall Street Self-Report Misconduct | TYT | 10/01/17 | 15:09
Trump Taking Healthcare On By Himself | TYT | 10/01/17 | 9:23
The1a.org
An Update On Las Vegas | 1a.org | 10/02/17 | 1hr
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An Update On Las Vegas | 1a.org | 10/02/17 | 1hr
It's being called the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. More than 50 people are dead and more than 200 are injured after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at an outdoor concert in Las Vegas.

Officials have identified the suspected shooter as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock. Law enforcement says Paddock fired at the crowd from his room in a nearby hotel, and the sheriff says Paddock killed himself when police stormed the room.
The Supreme Court Returns To Talk Gerrymandering And More... | 1a.org | 10/02/17 | 1hr
The Supreme Court's next term is underway, putting all three branches of the federal government to work for the fall. One of the most-anticipated cases is a review of partisan gerrymandering, which could bring major changes to the art of politicking across the country.

But the court calendar is crowded with other cases, too. We'll discuss the ones to watch and how new precedents might be established.
*Pattern Of Abuse Of Taxpayer Money Seen In Wealthy Donald Trump Staff | MSNBC Rachel Maddow | 09/29/17 | 18:39
*Chuck Todd, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin - 10/01/17 | MSNBC Meet the Press | 10/01/17 | 10:04
Las Vegas Shooting Suspect Identified | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/02/17 | 4:16
Las Vegas Shooter's Brother Eric Paddock Expresses Shock: He Was Just A Guy | MSNBC Morning Joe | 10/02/17 | 6:40
'My Brother Did This...I Couldn't Be More Dumbfounded' | CBS New York | 10/02/17 | 6:22
The Real Reason Tom Price Resigned | MSNBC Last Word | 09/29/17 | 9:31
LastWeekTonight with John Oliver
Forensic Science: Last Week Tonight | John Oliver | 10/01/17 | 18:50
Bill Maher
Real Time with Bill Maher: Did i Just Shits My Self | Bill Maher | 09/24/17 | 25:43

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