Karl Rove suggests Hillary Clinton may have brain damage, and Karl Rove knows a thing or two about brain damage – he spent years working with George W. Bush.
Speaking at a conference last week, the Republican strategist said voters should press Hillary Clinton about her December 2012 hospitalization for a blood clot following a fall, because she is totally hiding something. “Thirty days in the hospital?” Karl Rove asked. “And when she reappears, she’s wearing glasses that are only for people who have a traumatic brain injury? We need to know what’s up with that.” A spokesperson for Clinton’s team responded that her health has been “100 per cent” following her three (not thirty) day hospitalization, adding, “Karl Rove has deceived the country for years, but there are no words for this level of lying.” Well at least Republicans have moved on from the idea that Hillary’s fall and ensuing blood clot was a fake illness made up to get out of testifying about Benghazi (which she later did). Progress? Huffington Post
Abortions for all! Canadian Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says all candidates running for nomination to represent the Liberal Party in 2015 will have to support the party’s pro-choice position. So… you don’t have a choice – you have to be pro-choice? Exactly! Unless you’re already an MP, since they were vetted under a different nomination process.”I have made it clear that future candidates need to be completely understanding that they will be expected to vote pro-choice on any bills,” Trudeau said. “The existing MPs … will be respected to a certain extent in their choices, but our position as a party is we do not reopen that debate.” Well it’s great that Trudeau has declared the Liberal Party 100% pro-choice, a policy that was already decided back in the 1980s. Maybe next he’ll declare the party 100% against the Soviet Union. CBC News
Victory! Clay Aiken beat a dead man in North Carolina’s Democratic congressional primary. Or… did Clay Aiken kill his Democratic rival…? The former American Idol star’s dream of becoming North Carolina’s most vocal congressperson may soon become a reality. Aiken was in the middle of a hotly contested race to become the Democratic nominee, but before the official count could be released, his rival, Keith Crisco, 71, died from injuries suffered from a fall at his home on Monday. On Tuesday, an unofficial vote count showed that Aiken received more than the 40 percent needed to win and Crisco’s campaign manager said he was willing to concede loss to Aiken. Aiken will now go on to battle it out against Republican Rep Renee Ellmers in the general election, who is best known for NEEDING her paycheck more than government furloughed employees. FOX News
As anyone who’s ever watched Zoolander knows, coal mining is a dirty and dangerous job – and it just got a whole lot worse for hundreds of coal miners in Turkey. An explosion at a mine in western Turkey has left 157 workers dead and 75 injured. The blast, followed by a fire, started during a change in shifts, leading to some uncertainty over how many people are still trapped underground. According to Energy Minister Taner Yildiz, 787 people were inside the coal mine in Soma at the time of the accident. Many reportedly managed to escape, while others suffered from suffocation and burns. The death toll continues to rise, but hopefully it won’t rival Turkey’s worst mining disaster – a 1992 gas explosion that killed 263 workers near the Black Sea port of Zonguldak. BBC News
In fourteen hundred and ninety two Columbus sailed the ocean blue. And in two thousand and fourteen its remains will now be seen. Archaeologists believe a shipwreck found off the north coast of Haiti could be the 500-year-old remains of Christopher Columbus’s famous ship, the Santa Maria. More than five centuries after the ship was abandoned in the Caribbean, marine investigator Barry Clifford is 99.999% certain he’s found it. “All the geographical, underwater topography and archeological evidence strongly suggests that this wreck is Columbus’s famous flagship, the Santa Maria,” Clifford said. “I am confident that a full excavation of the wreck will yield the first-ever detailed marine archeological evidence of Columbus’s discovery of America.” Yeah, well Christopher Columbus was pretty confident he could make it by boat to Asia, so you never know. Globe and Mail