The U.S. rejects clemency for Edward Snowden; Texans coach Gary Kubiak collapsed on the field last night; and new details emerge on the LAX shooter. Meanwhile, Beebz gets pelted by a water bottle, and Harry Styles dresses up as Miley Cyrus… foam finger and all (yes, it is a bit disturbing).
-Sandy + Maura
Edward Snowden: Congress and White House reject clemency, http://rtvote.com/1azQXxi
Edward Snowden has asked for international help to persuade the U.S. to drop the espionage charges that are currently set against him. The White House has rejected clemency for the fugitive intelligence analyst. Snowden, 30, is still in Russia, where he was granted temporary asylum until July 2014 after he leaked confidential U.S. intelligence. German Green MP has revealed Snowden’s readiness to brief the German government on NSA’s spying.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak left on stretcher, taken to hospital for ‘precautionary’ reasons,http://rtvote.com/1cHtdVw
Coach Kubiak, 52, collapsed at halftime last night during the Texans-Colts game. Reports claim the Texans coach did not suffer a stroke or a heart attack; he is undergoing further evaluation. Before leaving the stadium, the coach was conscious and had a strong heart rate. Hope you’re feeling better, Coach.
New details emerge in LAX shooting, http://rtvote.com/1czVIs9
Paul Ciancia, 23, allegedly killed a TSA agent and wounded three others at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. In a note written by Ciancia, he mentions the NWO, which many believe refers to the New World Order. The NWO is a conspiracy theory that the world powers are trying to create a one-world government, which would in turn destroy American freedoms.
Navy secrets bought with prostitutes, bribes, http://rtvote.com/173ExwP
Malaysian businessman Leonard Francis, nicknamed “Fat Leonard”, has arranged prostitutes, Lady Gaga tickets, and other bribes for a U.S. commander in exchange for military secrets. The scandal continues to unfold in a federal court case, and senior Navy officials suspect more people may have been involved. However, they are still unsure of how many or how high up the ranks this has gone. The case signifies serious national security breaches and corruption.
ELECTION DAY 2013
Terry McAuliffe uses Obama, ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington, to win youth, black women, http://rtvote.com/1cAg70o
With a highly publicized statewide election going on in Virginia, a fight for the state’s youth vote continues as we head into Election Day 2013. McAuliffe, the Democratic candidate in Virginia’s governor’s race, has recently used big names like Kerry Washington and Bill Clinton to grab the attention of young voters. Rock the Vote’s president, Heather Smith, adds that it would be a mistake to ignore the ever-growing power of young voters: “Expect [them] to set the bar for the ‘new normal’ in transforming the politics of our democracy.”
Journalists weigh in on the state-level elections in New York, Virginia, and New Jersey in “Winners and losers in upcoming elections: Opinionline,” http://rtvote.com/184KJ2w
John McCain and Robert Menendez fight for disability rights in “Menendez and McCain: Ratify disabilities treaty,”http://rtvote.com/1a38riG
Justin Bieber Storms Off Stage After Being Hit by a Bottle in Brazil, Releases New Song “Bad Day,”http://rtvote.com/1aA2aOj
Michelle Pfeiffer Reveals She Was Once in a Cult: “They Were Very Controlling,” http://rtvote.com/HrjvfG
Harry Styles Dresses Up as Miley Cyrus at the MTV VMAs for Halloween, http://rtvote.com/HFuzp6
Dolly Parton Defends Goddaughter Miley Cyrus: “She’s Just Trying to Find Her Own Place,”http://rtvote.com/1aA2MDI