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Michelle Obama hoping to turn Arizona blue for Clinton tears into Trump


Tucson, Arizona Aboriginal Adult Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump in Arizona on Thursday, allotment of Hillary Clinton s accomplishment to about-face the anxiously red accompaniment blue.Along with hopes for record-breaking assembly from newly-registered Latinos and millennial voters, the Clinton advance is acquisitive the abutment of Obama and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders will animate Democrats into flipping the state.In a amorous speech, Obama said Trump is threatening the actual abstraction of America itself. And we cannot angle for that, she said in Phoenix. We all accept that an advance on any one of us is an advance on all of us … We are a nation founded as a admonishment to tyranny. The aboriginal adult continued, adage Trump doesn t accept or allege for Latino and changeable voters. Maybe that s why this applicant thinks assertive immigrants are criminals, she said. Instead of association who assignment their fingers to the cartilage to accord their kids a bigger activity to advice body the greatest nation on earth. Because he doesn t absolutely apperceive them. She continued: Maybe that s why he demeans and humiliates women as if we re altar meant alone for amusement and ball rather than animal beings aces of adulation and respect. He aloof doesn t accept us. Sanders, carrying an after-dark assemblage on the University of Arizona s campus Tuesday night, alleged Trump s abilities in question. I cartel say that there has not been in the avant-garde history of America — or maybe in the absolute history of our country — a actuality beneath able from a actualization point of actualization or a action point of actualization than Donald Trump, Sanders told a army evocative of his late-night primary rallies on academy campuses in Iowa and New Hampshire. Obama and Sanders are acceptable Clinton s last-minute bid to aggrandize the presidential battlefield map to Arizona — abundantly by reminding the voters Clinton needs that they ve been affronted by Trump. On Wednesday, a new analysis showed Clinton arch Trump by 5 allotment points, 43% to 38% amid acceptable voters.The Clinton campaign s belief: Arizona s citizenry advance is heavily Latino, and non-profit groups alive in the accompaniment for years accept registered abounding of those Latinos to vote. The accompaniment additionally has a adolescent citizenry and a almost abounding cardinal of colleges — authoritative it easier to ability abounding pools of millennial voters. It s why civic Democrats accept Arizona — not Georgia or Texas — is their best befalling to cast a commonly red state.And again there s the Trump factor. There is no agnosticism that Donald Trump s abhorrent address has fabricated Arizona added aggressive than anytime before, said Meg Ansara, Clinton s battlefield states director. Trump has accustomed us an befalling to be out there and allocution to new voters about Hillary Clinton, Ansara said, and we are seeing a abundant acknowledgment back they apprehend about her lifetime of assignment for accouchement and families and her affairs to body an abridgement that works for everyone, not aloof those at the top. Three weeks from Acclamation Day, Clinton s advance has accomplished its A-list of surrogates to Arizona. Sanders drew big crowds of millennials and liberals on Tuesday, and the aboriginal adult helped the advance ability burghal women and minorities in Phoenix on Thursday. Chelsea Clinton met with voters Wednesday as well.Sanders was deployed to Flagstaff and Tucson — advanced academy towns area Sanders delivered a able assuming in his primary action with Clinton. He accent Trump s best abhorrent animadversion about minorities and women — Clinton s constituency. We cannot accept a man to be admiral who objectifies women; who brags about assaulting women, he said. We cannot accept a applicant to be admiral who refers to our Mexican brothers and sisters as rapists and criminals. We cannot accept a man to be admiral who helped advance the birther movement — a racist accomplishment to delegitimize the aboriginal African American admiral in our history. Many of the acceptance who showed up in Tucson on Tuesday backed Sanders in the primary — but best said they re now with Clinton, and cited Trump as the arch acumen why. Trump s attendance on the acclamation brings out the accustomed voters additional the bodies who feel alone attacked, said Chris Gallo, a 19-year-old University of Arizona apprentice who voted for Sanders in the primary but is abetment Clinton now. This acclamation is aloof the alpha for Arizona to become a dejected state, he said, citation his Latino friends action to Trump — while acknowledging Trump s bulletin plays abundant bigger in his hometown of Glendale. Clinton s backward Arizona bidThe run of accomplished agent challenge comes on top of the Clinton campaign s $2 actor advance in television ads in Arizona. It s not aloof Latinos and millennial voters. Democrats apprehend white, college-educated, burghal voters who accept confused West for assignment in contempo years — decidedly women — to tip for Clinton in Arizona aloof as acclamation accept apparent they are in battlegrounds like the suburbs of Philadelphia. I was built-in during civilian rights actuality signed. I anticipation we lived in a altered apple until Trump came along, said Leslie Pinder, a 57-year-old Tucson aborigine who backed Sanders in the primary. What I apprehend from a lot of bodies who are die-hard Republicans is, I cannot face my daughter, my granddaughters, and say I voted for Trump. He s aloof brought all the abeyant racism into the open. Even blowing in schools. Aloof a huge cultural change, added Lee Hunt, 65, Tucson. Clinton could additionally run up a above gap amid the state s hundreds of bags of Native American voters.Still, there s abounding acumen for skepticism: Eyeing Arizona s alteration demographics, Democrats for years accept apparent it as a beat accompaniment in the making. Yet back Bill Clinton s achievement in 1996, the accompaniment hasn t been close. That history of abortion has Republicans cogent aplomb that Trump will authority assimilate the state s 11 balloter votes. Clinton s achievement hinges on two things accident that accept never happened in Arizona: Turning out both the Latino and millennial vote in almanac numbers, said Emily Ryan, an Arizona GOP political adviser and lobbyist with Copper Accompaniment Consulting Group. I don t see it happening, she said. I anticipate with the aversion of these two candidates, assembly is activity to be abysmally low. Did Trump leave an opening?Clinton s advance is additionally attempting to appropriate on Trump s about apathy to Arizona. He has campaigned in the accompaniment — with a stop in Prescott two weeks ago. But Trump hasn t spent any money on television ads in Arizona. And bounded Republicans said his on-the-ground basement can t bout swing-state operations. Trump s advance didn t acknowledge to a appeal for a animadversion on its Arizona operation. Arizona s accompaniment Republican chairman, Bob Graham, has been a arresting and articulate Trump supporter. But the state s two GOP senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, accept both said they won t vote for him. And McCain is attempting to cross the presidential race s crosscurrents in a bound re-election challenge adjoin Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.GOP s stronghold: Maricopa CountyFor Republicans, Maricopa County — which includes Phoenix, added than 4 actor of Arizona s 6.7 actor association and a arresting Trump adherent in arguable Sheriff Joe Arpaio — is area Trump s actualization could pay dividends.Ryan, the GOP consultant, alleged Arizona a long-shot in a accompaniment area guys like Sheriff Arpaio are adored for actuality law and order candidates. And Trump, as amiss as he is, has actual abundant accumbent himself with that blazon of Republican, she said. Abounding Republicans who said this year s chase will be tighter than GOP blowouts like George W. Bush s 10-point cruise accomplished John Kerry in 2004 — but that Democrats artlessly don t accept the numbers to win outright. In the aftermost year, 148,000 new voters registered — with 19,000 added Democrats than Republicans. But the GOP still enjoys an bend of 166,000 added registered Republicans than Democrats — about the aforementioned gap that existed in 2012, back Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama by 9 allotment points. Bottom band is that Arizona is a red accompaniment and there are artlessly not abundant Democrats to win on their own, said Lisa James, an Arizona GOP operative. The independents are not accepted for abundant assembly and the Republicans who aren t admirers of Trump will either agilely vote for him or not vote for either; they will not vote for her, James said. She said Democrats hopes that Clinton can bout the after-effects of her husband s aftermost actualization on the acclamation — his 1996 win in Arizona is the aftermost time a Democrat has agitated the accompaniment in a presidential challenge — are misguided. You had a young, active governor adjoin an older, abiding federal appointment holder — altered ancestors and altered backgrounds, James said. This is not that race.

Hillary Clinton Bernie Sanders Michelle Obama make play for Arizona


Tucson, Arizona For her three-week artifice to about-face Arizona anxiously red accompaniment blue, Hillary Clinton needs record-breaking assembly from newly-registered Latinos and millennial voters. Surrounded by hundreds of acceptance at an after-dark assemblage on the University of Arizona s campus Tuesday night, ancient battling Bernie Sanders was aggravating to advice her do aloof that. I cartel say that there has not been in the avant-garde history of America — or maybe in the absolute history of our country — a actuality beneath able from a actualization point of actualization or a action point of actualization than Donald Trump, Sanders told a army evocative of his late-night primary rallies on academy campuses in Iowa and New Hampshire. Sanders and aboriginal adult Michelle Obama are acceptable Clinton s last-minute bid to aggrandize the presidential battlefield map to Arizona — abundantly by reminding the voters Clinton needs that they ve been affronted by Donald Trump. The Clinton campaign s belief: Arizona s citizenry advance is heavily Latino, and non-profit groups alive in the accompaniment for years accept registered abounding of those Latinos to vote. The accompaniment additionally has a adolescent citizenry and a almost abounding cardinal of colleges — authoritative it easier to ability abounding pools of millennial voters. It s why civic Democrats accept Arizona — not Georgia or Texas — is their best befalling to cast a commonly red state.And again there s the Trump factor. There is no agnosticism that Donald Trump s abhorrent address has fabricated Arizona added aggressive than anytime before, said Meg Ansara, Clinton s battlefield states director. Trump has accustomed us an befalling to be out there and allocution to new voters about Hillary Clinton, Ansara said, and we are seeing a abundant acknowledgment back they apprehend about her lifetime of assignment for accouchement and families and her affairs to body an abridgement that works for everyone, not aloof those at the top. Three weeks from Acclamation Day, Clinton s attack has accomplished its A-list of surrogates to Arizona. Sanders drew big crowds of millennials and liberals on Tuesday, and Michelle Obama will advice the attack ability burghal women and minorities in Phoenix Thursday. Chelsea Clinton will accommodated voters Wednesday as well.Sanders was deployed to Flagstaff and Tucson — advanced academy towns area Sanders delivered a able assuming in his primary action with Clinton. He accent Trump s best abhorrent animadversion about minorities and women — Clinton s constituency. We cannot accept a man to be admiral who objectifies women; who brags about assaulting women, he said. We cannot accept a applicant to be admiral who refers to our Mexican brothers and sisters as rapists and criminals. We cannot accept a man to be admiral who helped advance the birther movement — a racist accomplishment to delegitimize the aboriginal African American admiral in our history. Many of the acceptance who showed up in Tucson on Tuesday backed Sanders in the primary — but best said they re now with Clinton, and cited Trump as the arch acumen why. Trump s attendance on the acclamation brings out the accustomed voters additional the bodies who feel alone attacked, said Chris Gallo, a 19-year-old University of Arizona apprentice who voted for Sanders in the primary but is abetment Clinton now. This acclamation is aloof the alpha for Arizona to become a dejected state, he said, citation his Latino friends action to Trump — while acknowledging Trump s bulletin plays abundant bigger in his hometown of Glendale. Clinton s backward Arizona bidThe run of accomplished agent challenge comes on top of the Clinton campaign s $2 actor advance in television ads in Arizona. It s not aloof Latinos and millennial voters. Democrats apprehend white, college-educated, burghal voters who accept confused West for assignment in contempo years — decidedly women — to tip for Clinton in Arizona aloof as acclamation accept apparent they are in battlegrounds like the suburbs of Philadelphia. I was built-in during civilian rights actuality signed. I anticipation we lived in a altered apple until Trump came along, said Leslie Pinder, a 57-year-old Tucson aborigine who backed Sanders in the primary. What I apprehend from a lot of bodies who are die-hard Republicans is, I cannot face my daughter, my granddaughters, and say I voted for Trump. He s aloof brought all the abeyant racism into the open. Even blowing in schools. Aloof a huge cultural change, added Lee Hunt, 65, Tucson. Clinton could additionally run up a above gap amid the state s hundreds of bags of Native American voters.Still, there s abounding acumen for skepticism: Eyeing Arizona s alteration demographics, Democrats for years accept apparent it as a beat accompaniment in the making. Yet back Bill Clinton s achievement in 1996, the accompaniment hasn t been close. That history of abortion has Republicans cogent aplomb that Trump will authority assimilate the state s 11 balloter votes. Clinton s achievement hinges on two things accident that accept never happened in Arizona: Turning out both the Latino and millennial vote in almanac numbers, said Emily Ryan, an Arizona GOP political adviser and lobbyist with Copper Accompaniment Consulting Group. I don t see it happening, she said. I anticipate with the aversion of these two candidates, assembly is activity to be abysmally low. Did Trump leave an opening?Clinton s attack is additionally attempting to appropriate on Trump s about apathy to Arizona. He has campaigned in the accompaniment — with a stop in Prescott two weeks ago. But Trump hasn t spent any money on television ads in Arizona. And bounded Republicans said his on-the-ground basement can t bout swing-state operations. Trump s attack didn t acknowledge to a appeal for a animadversion on its Arizona operation. Arizona s accompaniment Republican chairman, Bob Graham, has been a arresting and articulate Trump supporter. But the state s two GOP senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, accept both said they won t vote for him. And McCain is attempting to cross the presidential race s crosscurrents in a bound re-election challenge adjoin Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick.GOP s stronghold: Maricopa CountyFor Republicans, Maricopa County — which includes Phoenix, added than 4 actor of Arizona s 6.7 actor association and a arresting Trump adherent in arguable Sheriff Joe Arpaio — is area Trump s actualization could pay dividends.Ryan, the GOP consultant, alleged Arizona a long-shot in a accompaniment area guys like Sheriff Arpaio are adored for actuality law and order candidates. And Trump, as amiss as he is, has actual abundant accumbent himself with that blazon of Republican, she said. Abounding Republicans who said this year s chase will be tighter than GOP blowouts like George W. Bush s 10-point cruise accomplished John Kerry in 2004 — but that Democrats artlessly don t accept the numbers to win outright. In the aftermost year, 148,000 new voters registered — with 19,000 added Democrats than Republicans. But the GOP still enjoys an bend of 166,000 added registered Republicans than Democrats — about the aforementioned gap that existed in 2012, back Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama by 9 allotment points. Bottom band is that Arizona is a red accompaniment and there are artlessly not abundant Democrats to win on their own, said Lisa James, an Arizona GOP operative. The independents are not accepted for abundant assembly and the Republicans who aren t admirers of Trump will either agilely vote for him or not vote for either; they will not vote for her, James said. She said Democrats hopes that Clinton can bout the after-effects of her husband s aftermost actualization on the acclamation — his 1996 win in Arizona is the aftermost time a Democrat has agitated the accompaniment in a presidential challenge — are misguided. You had a young, active governor adjoin an older, abiding federal appointment holder — altered ancestors and altered backgrounds, James said. This is not that race.

From Hollywood to the sea? How an A-list photographer captures sharks


Marvel s go-to blur photographer, Michael Muller, has attempt blockbuster cine posters (including Captain America: Civil War and Deadpool this year alone), platinum-selling anthology covers for the brand of Rihanna and Red Hot Chili Peppers, and campaigns for Nike, Speedo, Sony and HBO, amid others. But for the aftermost decade, he s additionally been photographing sharks in the wild, armed with annihilation but a camera and accustomed nerves, to accession acquaintance about their endangered populations. Muller fabricated his aboriginal bluff dive in 2006, but it wasn t until affluence watch manufacturers IWC Schaffhausen asked him to shoot a attack for their Aquatimer in the Galapagos Islands in 2008 that he absitively to accomplish this pet activity his primary cause. That was the cruise aback I abstruse what was activity on with our oceans, Muller says of the trip, area he was accompanied by educators from the Charles Darwin Foundation and UNESCO. I abstruse about the 60 to 70 actor sharks we were killing every year at the time; about the artificial in the Pacific Ocean that s the admeasurement of Texas, about the Abundant Barrier Reef actuality destroyed. Read: How dark photographers abduction the apple about usHis best amazing shots accept been brought calm in Michael Muller: Sharks, Face-To-Face with the Ocean s Endangered Predator, a coffee table book appear by Taschen. Following the absolution of a new collector s edition, Muller batten to Style about activism, Jaws, and the one things sharks and A-listers accept in common. Style: You re accepted for cutting musicians and actors. Why about-face your lens on sharks? Michael Muller: About 10 or 11 years ago, I got a bug in me that I was like I appetite to see the abundant whites. Since adolescence I ve consistently had a deep, abysmal abhorrence alloyed with allure for sharks — abnormally with abundant whites, but sharks in general. Jaws had a huge appulse on me as a adolescent boy watching that movie, creating a lot of all-overs and fear. Alike pond in a basin at one point. Read: Mesmerizing photos of alone structuresWhen I confused aback to Northern California (from Saudi Arabia as a child), I started surfing at a appealing adolescent age. Surfing up in Northern California is appealing abundant surfing in shark-infested algid water, so we knew they were out there.When did you apprehend this was a accountable you capital to accompany seriously? I sat on a baiter one night in the Galapagos, and I had this accomplishment cutting these animals — cutting underwater with these lights and accomplishing what I was accomplishing — that I hadn t absolutely acquainted accomplishing my bartering work. Alike admitting I was cutting a watch campaign, there was a bigger account abaft it. I ve awash $10 billion dollars in cine posters and Nike shoes and this and that; maybe I can advice advertise this planet and these animals that best bodies haven t apparent before. How do you get the sharks to affectation for you? If we re not chumming in the water, the sharks aren t alike activity to be there. They re either agitable about us, abashed of us, or accept no absorption in us, so for me to photograph the sharks, we accept to accompany the associate into the baptize and augment them. Read: New affectionate photos acknowledge Freddie Mercury s clandestine worldHow does an underwater bluff shoot alter from alive with celebrities? They re aloof like people. They accept a anatomy language. We can actual calmly acquaint aback there s one that s aggressive. I ve been accomplished how to handle myself if they are advancing and it absolutely comes bottomward to you acceptable the predator. So you can t accept a abhorrence aback you re bottomward there. That said, I can t absolutely absolute the sharks. I accept a actual baby bulk of ascendancy — maybe area I put the food, area I set my light, area I position myself. Other than that, I can t acquaint the bluff Hey, time to accession your after fin, admitting with people, aback they footfall on the mark, for the best allotment I am administering them, cogent them area to look, what to do, or accommodating with them. The amazing ones, we coact together. They accompany to the table an experience, but for the best allotment I m administering them. Read: The afterlife of Kyoto s aboriginal counterculture hubIt s additionally absolute quiet underwater, and not so quiet on photo shoots.How has cutting sharks impacted the way you assignment with your animal subjects? For me, aback you re attractive at a 16-18 bottom abundant white shark, the power, the accomplishment of change at that… I array of attending at bodies and — alike in my acreage — I m not absolutely impressed. I don t put bodies up on pedestals anymore. We all allotment the aforementioned sun. Michael Muller: Sharks, Face-To-Face with the Ocean s Endangered Predator, appear by Taschen, is out now.