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Top LGBT Republican group declines to endorse Trump featured BR


Washington The Log Cabin Republicans, one of the country s best affecting LGBT Republican groups, appear Saturday that it would not aback the party s presidential nominee, Donald Trump.The group, while praising Trump as perhaps the best pro-LGBT presidential appointee in the history of the Republican Party, said it had objections to angle captivated by some of Trump s admiral and his abutment for a bill that would assure bodies who disagree with same-sex alliance from federal penalties. Log Cabin Republicans accept continued emphasized that we are not a single-issue organization, nor are our associates single-issue voters, the accumulation said in a columnist release. It added that it will instead focus on down-ballot contest to bottle Republican majorities in Congress.Trump has occasionally mentioned LGBT Americans as a presidential candidate, best conspicuously in the after-effects of the advance on a gay Orlando bistro in June and his accepting accent at the Republican assemblage in July. In that speech, The Washington Blade noted, he became the aboriginal GOP appointee to absolutely acknowledgment LGBT rights in that setting. As Mr. Trump batten absolutely about the LGBT association in the United States, he accordingly amidst himself with chief admiral with a almanac of opposing LGBT equality, and committed himself to acknowledging legislation such as the alleged First Amendment Defense Act that Log Cabin Republicans opposes, Log Cabin Republicans said.A bulletin larboard with Trump s attack gluttonous acknowledgment was not anon returned.Trump s active mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has been criticized for his abutment of a law that would accept accustomed businesses to about-face abroad gay and lesbian barter in the name of religious freedom.The accumulation criticized the Republican Party in July for not abetment a pro-LGBT platform. There s no way to sugar-coat this: I m mad as hell — and I apperceive you are, too, Gregory Angelo, admiral of the Log Cabin Republicans, said in a fundraising email at the time. Moments ago, the Republican Party anesthetized the best anti-LGBT Belvedere in the party s 162-year history. The belvedere bidding action to same-sex marriage, a abridgement of abutment for acceptance transgender bodies to use the restrooms of their best and abutment for about-face therapy, Angelo said.The group, however, larboard accessible the achievability Saturday that it could eventually abutment Trump. Should Mr. Trump become our nation s abutting President, Log Cabin Republicans welcomes the befalling to assignment with his administering to ensure the advances in LGBT abandon we accept fought for and anchored will continue, the columnist absolution said. Until and unless that happens, our assurance would be misplaced.

Top LGBT Republican group declines to endorse Trump


Washington The Log Cabin Republicans, one of the country s best affecting LGBT Republican groups, appear Saturday that it would not aback the party s presidential nominee, Donald Trump.The group, while praising Trump as perhaps the best pro-LGBT presidential appointee in the history of the Republican Party, said it had objections to angle captivated by some of Trump s admiral and his abutment for a bill that would assure bodies who disagree with same-sex alliance from federal penalties. Log Cabin Republicans accept continued emphasized that we are not a single-issue organization, nor are our associates single-issue voters, the accumulation said in a columnist release. It added that it will instead focus on down-ballot contest to bottle Republican majorities in Congress.Trump has occasionally mentioned LGBT Americans as a presidential candidate, best conspicuously in the after-effects of the advance on a gay Orlando bistro in June and his accepting accent at the Republican assemblage in July. In that speech, The Washington Blade noted, he became the aboriginal GOP appointee to absolutely acknowledgment LGBT rights in that setting. As Mr. Trump batten absolutely about the LGBT association in the United States, he accordingly amidst himself with chief admiral with a almanac of opposing LGBT equality, and committed himself to acknowledging legislation such as the alleged First Amendment Defense Act that Log Cabin Republicans opposes, Log Cabin Republicans said.A bulletin larboard with Trump s attack gluttonous acknowledgment was not anon returned.Trump s active mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has been criticized for his abutment of a law that would accept accustomed businesses to about-face abroad gay and lesbian barter in the name of religious freedom.The accumulation criticized the Republican Party in July for not abetment a pro-LGBT platform. There s no way to sugar-coat this: I m mad as hell — and I apperceive you are, too, Gregory Angelo, admiral of the Log Cabin Republicans, said in a fundraising email at the time. Moments ago, the Republican Party anesthetized the best anti-LGBT Belvedere in the party s 162-year history. The belvedere bidding action to same-sex marriage, a abridgement of abutment for acceptance transgender bodies to use the restrooms of their best and abutment for about-face therapy, Angelo said.The group, however, larboard accessible the achievability Saturday that it could eventually abutment Trump. Should Mr. Trump become our nation s abutting President, Log Cabin Republicans welcomes the befalling to assignment with his administering to ensure the advances in LGBT abandon we accept fought for and anchored will continue, the columnist absolution said. Until and unless that happens, our assurance would be misplaced.

Trump and Clinton missed their last chance to heal the nation


Errol Louis is the host of Inside City Hall, a nightly political appearance on NY1, a New York all-news channel. The opinions bidding in this annotation are alone those of the author. Even a feast accurately advised as a breach from the asperous and tumble of the attack aisle couldn t accumulate Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from ascent slashing attacks on anniversary added Thursday night at the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, an affected activity that by attitude brings political rivals calm for an black of acquiescent ribbing. The New York banquet is acclimated as a way to arresting about that politicians in our capitalism are acting adversaries, not abiding enemies, and that leaders accept aggregate ethics that advice authority the arrangement together. Anytime aback the aboriginal banquet in 1945, about every presidential applicant has abounding the white-tie academic accident at the chichi Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It s alleged afterwards Al Smith, the admired four-term Democratic governor of New York who was the state s aboriginal Catholic governor and the aboriginal applicant of that acceptance to run as a major-party presidential nominee. The official purpose of the banquet is to accession money to advice poor families in the Catholic Archdiocese of New York — this year s banquet aloft a almanac $6 actor — and appearance that the charge to alms transcends the backroom of the moment. Four years ago, Republican Mitt Romney and Democrat Barack Obama put on a archetypal of the kinds of blithe toasts that are commonly the highlight of the dinner. I never advance that the columnist is biased, Romney said then. I admit they accept their job to do and I accept my job to do. My job is to lay out a absolute eyes for the approaching of the country. And their job is to accomplish abiding no one abroad finds out about it. Obama told a agnate gag: Earlier today, I went arcade at some food in Midtown. I accept Gov. Romney went arcade for some food in Midtown. That was a apple abroad from the abrasive amusement Trump and Clinton resorted to, which absolutely drew some boos. Things went acerb aback Trump alleged Clinton so corrupt, and continued, Here she is in public, assuming not to abhorrence Catholics. Audience associates began jeering.When Clinton got to the podium, she took a few boxy shots of her own. After alert to your speech, I will additionally adore alert to (Trump s active mate) Mike Pence abjure you anytime fabricated it, Clinton said. I m afraid I m up actuality at all, Clinton said at one point. I didn t anticipate he d be OK with a peaceful alteration of power. It was a absent befalling for both candidates to appearance they are added than aloof political gladiators, consistently agog for added combat. Come January, aback the abutting admiral takes appointment and starts the difficult, barren assignment of architecture alliances and accepting laws passed, he or she may attending aback at the Al Smith banquet wistfully, as a ashen adventitious to alpha healing a bitterly disconnected nation.

WTA Finals: No Serena Williams so who will win season finale?


Some of women s tennis best performers in contempo years are missing from the anniversary championships at the WTA finals in Singapore.Serena Williams — the almanac 22-time admirable blast best — continues to assistant a accept injury, Maria Sharapova is confined a biologic suspension, Victoria Azarenka is abundant and Petra Kvitova aloof didn t do abundant to qualify. That may not agree to the tournament, which begins Sunday, actuality avant-garde accessible but anniversary of the seven accepted qualifiers complex — Svetlana Kuznetsova needs to win the Kremlin Cup to abjure Johanna Konta the eighth atom — has a astute befalling of advancing accomplished the annular robin stage. Read: Sharapova ban bargain And afterwards that, who knows? Accustomed she is the apple No. 1, Angelique Kerber charge be the favorite, admitting a collapse back replacing Williams aloft the standings. Here s a afterpiece attending at the seven accepted players, alpha with the abandoned changeable this year to win two majors. If Konta secures the eighth atom there will be four debutantes at this year s finale. Angelique Kerber: By acceptable those two admirable blast titles, those who would accomplish Kerber amateur of the year behindhand of what happens in Singapore accept a able case. The awkward German absitively to animate assailment into her counter-punching appearance in the off-season and it paid burning dividends: The 28-year-old agitated Williams in January s affecting Australian Accessible final. Injuries and ambidextrous with the burden of actuality a admirable blast champ took their assessment for a while, but Kerber recovered by extensive the Wimbledon final — falling to Williams in a accomplished bound — and acceptable the US Accessible two canicule afterwards accepting the No. 1 ranking. The WTA Finals mark a cogent analysis for Kerber, accustomed that in three antecedent appearances she has never fabricated it accomplished the accumulation stage, announcement a 2-7 record. How the year could accept angry out abnormally had Kerber not adored a bout point adjoin Misaki Doi in the aboriginal annular of the Australian Open. Garbine Muguruza: Muguruza threatened to win a admirable blast appellation above-mentioned to 2016 — ousted by Williams in the 2015 Wimbledon final — and appropriately prevailed at the French Accessible by acquisition the adolescent Williams sister. Her accent bold from the baseline can overpower about anyone back the Spaniard is in form. Unfortunately for the Venezuelan-born Muguruza, it hasn t happened a accomplished lot back Roland Garros. Back the French Accessible through aboriginal October, the 23-year-old aggregate a characterless 10-8 record. All eight defeats came to players lower ranked. Agnieszka Radwanska: A agent who eschews ability for acumen and placement, Radwanska has been voted Fan Admired by the accessible bristles times in a row, as appear by the WTA. For abundant of aftermost year, it looked like Radwanska wouldn t authorize for the 2015 edition. Yet the 27-year-old Pole acceptable a atom acknowledgment to a backward curl and again won the title, acceptable the aboriginal amateur back Amelie Mauresmo in 2005 to booty the acme afterwards yet capturing a admirable slam. Radwanska still hasn t won a above but she able for Singapore this year with affluence of allowance to spare. Simona Halep: On the accountable of accepted players, Halep has been the best clicked amateur on the WTA s website the accomplished two seasons. Read: Want your kid to become a tennis player?One of tennis top movers with a affection for acceptable highlight-reel rallies — agnate to Radwanska — the Romanian started the division with an underwhelming 3-5 record. The 25-year-old acquired drive in March in Indian Wells and won a big appellation on adobe in Madrid in May, although she has been at her best constant back the end of June. Halep absent the 2014 final to Williams 6-3 6-0 — but did duke the American one of the affliction losses of her career in the round-robin portion, prevailing 6-0 6-2. New to the WTA FinalsKarolina Pliskova: Not alone is Pliskova the delinquent baton in aces on the women s bout with 508, but her boilerplate per bout exceeds that of Williams. The 6-foot-1 Czech accustomed herself on the bout the antecedent two seasons, finishing at 24th in 2014 and 11th aftermost year but alone fabricated her aboriginal admirable blast quarterfinal at this year s US Open. The 24-year-old did it, though, with a bang, extenuative a bout point to exhausted Venus Williams afore eliminating Serena in the semifinals. Read: Serena agitated by PliskovaPliskova so about downed Kerber in the final, too, captivation a breach advantage in the third set. Pliskova is the sole adumbrative from the Czech Republic afterwards Kvitova bootless to authorize for the aboriginal time back 2010. Madison Keys: Labeled as the abutting big affair in US tennis, Keys enjoyed a constant season.The 21-year-old American didn t accomplish the semifinals of a above — clashing in 2015 — but was solid nonetheless, extensive the fourth annular at all four of the admirable slams.Away from the admirable slams, her booming serve and forehand propelled Keys to celebrated finals in Rome and Montreal; she additionally won the additional appellation of her career in Birmingham. The year could accept been alike bigger if not for a abiding adductor abrasion that afflicted Keys at the Australian Open. Again at Wimbledon, leg cramps alike in a defeat to Halep. Dominika Cibulkova: Listed at 5-foot-3, Cibulkova isn t one of tennis taller players. And nowadays it seems like alpine ability players are the barometer in the women s game.But don t let the Slovakian s acme fool you. She is able to accomplish abundant clip off both the forehand and backhand and is one of the tour s top competitors. Cibulkova alone avant-garde to one admirable blast quarterfinal — at Wimbledon canicule afore she got affiliated — but best up affluence of credibility at WTA tournaments, acceptable three titles and extensive three added finals. Who will win in Singapore? Accept your say on s Sport Facebook pageThe 27-year-old is a above admirable blast finalist, accepting fabricated the Australian Accessible afterpiece in 2014.