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Donald Trump pulls ahead of Hillary Clinton by 4 points in latest Rasmussen poll

Donald Trump has jumped ahead of Hillary Clinton by 4 percentage points, the first time he has led her in a national poll since 38 days ago.

The poll of 1,000 likely voters from Rasmussen Reports found that 43 per cent would vote for Trump if the November election were held today, compared with 39 per cent for Clinton.

That represents a 9-point swing in just the last week: Seven days ago the same pollsters reported that Clinton was leading the presidential race by 5 points.

via www.dailymail.co.uk


Fatal crash of Tesla Model S in autopilot mode leads to investigation by federal officials - LA Times

Federal regulators opened a preliminary probe into the autopilot feature on a Tesla Model S electric car after a fatal crash involving the technology, Tesla said Thursday.

The fatality – thought to be the first in the auto industry related to an autopilot feature – sparked questions about the limitations of the technology and its place in what is seen as an inevitable march toward self-driving vehicles. It followed other recent incidents in which drivers reported collisions while using such technology.

The male driver died in a May 7 crash in Williston, Fla., when a big rig made a left turn in front of his Tesla.

In a blog post, Tesla Motors Inc. said the 2015 car passed under the trailer, with the bottom of the trailer hitting the Model S’ windshield.

via www.latimes.com


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Pentagon ends transgender military ban - CNNPolitics.com

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: This paves the way for taxpayer funded sex change operations.... NOT a proper role of government, doling out other people's money for elective surgeries.

Washington (CNN) The Pentagon said Thursday it was ending the ban on transgender people being able to serve openly in the U.S. military.

The announcement -- which removes one of the last barriers to military service by any individual -- was made by Defense Secretary Ash Carter, who had been studying the issue for almost a year.
 
The decision comes as the military has witnessed major changes in the role of women and the inclusion of gays, lesbians and bisexual service members in recent years.
It drew some criticism from Republicans and conservatives, including Rep. Mac Thornberry, Republican chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, who charged the White House was "prioritizing politics over policy."

via www.cnn.com


Poll: Clinton Leads Trump By 14 Points In Swing State Of Iowa

The survey, which was the first conducted in the state since Trump and Clinton became their respective party's presumptive nominees, shows Clinton polling at 48 percent and Trump at 34 percent.

When put up against libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Clinton still comes out on top. Clinton polled at 44 percent in that scenario, compared to Trump at 31 percent, Johnson at six percent and Stein at two percent.

This survey also comes after a string of bad polls for Trump, both in swing states and nationally. A Quinnipiac University poll earlier this month found Clinton 8 points ahead in Florida and a Ballotpedia survey released Wednesday found Clinton ahead in seven swing states.

But both candidates also had low favorability ratings in Iowa, although Trump's was much lower at a net unfavorability of 41 to Clinton's net unfavorability of 12, the poll found.

“With these kind of unfavorable ratings and levels of dissatisfaction, I think many Iowa voters may be holding their noses as they fill out their ballots in November,” Associate Professor of Politics and Director of the Loras College Poll Christopher Budzisz said in a release.

That attitude was echoed when the poll asked about voters' satisfaction with the choices for president in general. Only 17.5 percent said they were very satisfied with their options, 18.7 percent said they were somewhat satisfied, 32.7 percent said they were very dissatisfied and 27.7 percent said they were somewhat dissatisfied.

The Loras College poll was conducted by telephone among 600 likely voters between June 24-28. The margin of error was four percentage points.

via talkingpointsmemo.com


Snack Giant Mondelez Makes $23 Billion Takeover Bid for Hershey - WSJ

Mondelez International Inc. MDLZ 5.91 % made a roughly $23 billion bid for Hershey Co. HSY 16.83 % in an effort to create the world’s largest candy maker at a time when both companies’ sales are under pressure.

Mondelez, which makes Oreo cookies and Cadbury chocolate bars, recently sent a letter to Hershey proposing a tie-up at $107 a share, half in cash and half in stock. Hershey’s board unanimously rejected the bid Thursday and said it “provided no basis for further discussion.”

Still, Hershey shares surged 17% to $113.49 on news of the offer—first reported by The Wall Street Journal—remaining elevated even after the company rejected the bid, in an indication investors believe Mondelez won’t be discouraged. Mondelez shares gained 6% to $45.51, giving the snack giant a market value of more than $70 billion.

via www.wsj.com


Take Two: Iowa Hawkeyes' win total in 2016 - Big Ten Blog- ESPN

When big sporting events approach, there is no shortage of prop bets to keep fans interested in the games within the games. How long will a rendition of our national anthem last? What is the over/under on the number of completions "Quarterback X" will make?

With that idea in mind, Brian Bennett and Jesse Temple share their opinions all week on the Big Ten blog about various over/under marks they've set in anticipation of the 2016 season. In today's Take Two, they look at the number of regular-season wins for the defending West Division champion Iowa Hawkeyes. The over/under is 8.5.

via espn.go.com


Hawkeye back anxious for his final run

IOWA CITY — Time flies.

Ask LeShun Daniels.

Preparing for his senior season in the Iowa backfield, the Hawkeye running back said it seems like it was only yesterday that as a wide-eyed freshman from Warren, Ohio, he took a handoff from Jake Rudock and ran seven yards for a first down late in the first quarter of a win over Missouri State on a hot early September day in 2013.

“I remember the older guys saying it when I got here, but it has gone by so fast,’’ Daniels said. “That does make the time I have left that much more meaningful. I don’t want to take anything for granted.’’

via qctimes.com


The NFL reveals the three Chicago Bears games that will be on YouTube - Windy City Gridiron

A few weeks ago we brought you guys the news that the NFL plans to upload three games from each team on to YouTube in their entirety. Then we passed along the information on how to vote for the three Chicago Bears' games. Now the NFL has revealed which three games won the vote for each team.

From NFL.com, "The full network broadcasts of all 96 games will be uploaded this August in conjunction with the start of the NFL preseason." To check out the full slate of games for the 32 teams, be sure to click on that link.

Here are the three Chicago Bears games that will appear on YouTube.

Super Bowl XX - Bears vs. Patriots (39% of the vote) Bears win their only Super Bowl.

2006 Week #6 - Bears vs. Cardinals (28%) Bears' comeback to win Monday Night Football thanks to great individual performances by Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester. Plus I think the Dennis Green news conference will be part of the upload.

1985 Week #11 - Bears vs. Cowboys (16%) Bears destroy the Cowboys, 44-0 and prove to the football world that they are serious contenders for the Super Bowl.

via www.windycitygridiron.com